Dorling Kindersley, 2012 - Architecture - 256 pages
A spectacular visual tour of the world's greatest buildingsGreat Buildings takes you an amazing tour of 50 of the world's architectural masterpieces from the Houses of Parliament to the Sydney Opera House. Discover how to 'read' a building, identify key characteristics of architecture and get underneath the bricks and mortar with stunning 3-D cutaways. Come face-to-face with some of the greatest architects to have lived and find out how the styles, techniques and materials they used helped create these iconic buildings. Great Buildings is an excellent introduction to architecture as well as being a great read for the connoisseur - it really is like being taken on a personal tour by a knowledgeable guide.