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Architecture: World's Greatest Buildings,…

Architecture: World's Greatest Buildings, Styles and History, Architects… (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Jonathan Glancey

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Title:Architecture: World's Greatest Buildings, Styles and History, Architects (Eyewitness Companions)
Authors:Jonathan Glancey
Info:DK ADULT (2006), Paperback, 512 pages
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Architecture by Jonathan Glancey (2006)



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Pros: classical DK fast-food type of book; good pictures; details on the right level
Cons: lack of a historical/evolutionary angle; fast-food book as intended ( )
  sphinx | Jul 17, 2008 |
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Introduction: Architecture is an enormous subject, plumbing the depths of ancient history while embracing the world.
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Explore the world's greatest buildings! Architecture is filled with amazing illustrations and photographs that take you to the heart of the world's landmark buildings. Get the opportunity to look beyond the facade. Examine materials and technology that shape buildings, and identify the key elements and decorative features of each architectural style. This is the best definitive visual guide on architecture; it covers 5,000 years of architectural design, style, and construction from airports to ziggurats.

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Presenting a series of innovative manuals on a wide variety of popular subjects. These richly illustrated companions offers detailed cutaway views, maps, specially commissioned photographs, informative captions, and a fact-filled text as they cover the basics of different topics of interest.… (more)

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