50 Buildings You Should Know

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Prestel, 2007 - Architecture - 171 pages
The fifty buildings presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling, intriguing, and awe-inspiring structures from all over the world. Along with the Pyramids of Cheops, the Parthenon, and the Colosseum, readers will learn about other masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia in Turkey; Cambodia's Temple Complex at Angkor Wat; the Potala Palace in Lhasa; and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Each entry features full color photographs of the structure along with informative text presented in a dynamic format. Readers can find basic information about each building's artistic relevance, style, and contextual history while timelines and sidebars offer additional notes about architectural periods and techniques.

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Not a book you would want to sit down and read in one sitting, this is still an interesting read for someone interested in architecture. Nicely laid out in chronological order, this book lists 50 ... Read full review

Contents

KARNAK TEMPLE POTALA PALACE
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THE PARTHENON VERSAILLES
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2O THE COLOSSEUM ZWINGER PALACE 22 PETRA UPPER BELVEDERE
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Isabel Kuhl is an art historian living in Cologne, Germany. Her previous books include Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh (both by Prestel).

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