Great architecture of the world
Describes and illustrates, with photographs, cut-away drawings, and plans, man's greatest architectural achievements from the Pyramids of Giza to the Sydney, Australia, Opera House, explaining all of the world's major architectural styles
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18th century abbey aisles Alvar Aalto ancient apse arcades arches architects architecture Art Nouveau Baroque basilica Bauhaus begun Bramante brick building built buttresses Byzantine capital carved castle cathedral central centre century bc chapel Chateau CHURCH OF ST classical clerestory cloister colonnade columns completed Corbusier court courtyard decoration designed dome Doric earliest early east English entrance Europe example facade famous feature finest fortifications France Francois Mansart Frank Lloyd Wright French gallery Germany glass Gothic Greek influence interior Ionic Islamic Islamic architecture Italian Italy later marble medieval medresa minarets modern monastery monumental mosaics mosque nave Norman octagonal oldest original ornament palace Palazzo Palladian pavilions Philibert de l'Orme piers rectangular reinforced concrete Renaissance ribs Rococo Roman Romanesque Romanesque architecture Rome roof royal Santa sculpture Seljuk spire square stone storeys structure style surrounded surviving temple theatre tombs tower Town Hall tradition transepts vault villa walls