Living in a dream: great residences of the world

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Simon & Schuster, Nov 1, 1993 - Architecture - 180 pages
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An illustrated tour of 12 of the world's most magnificent residences, examined from social, political, and architectural perspectives. A team of renowned writers on architectural and social history take readers through each unique palace. 96 color photos. 12 cutaway illus. Floor plans and other drawings.

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Beginning in 1975 with Great Architecture of the World (Random), Norwich has helped produce a dramatically successful line of architecture books aimed at the popular market. This volume, the latest in ... Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Boucher, Professor in the History of Art at University College in the University of London.

John Freely has written over thirty travel books and guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of "Strolling Through Athens" (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks).

Groth is a founding partner of Rupert Cavendish Antiques in London, specialists in Empire and Biedermeier furniture, and divides his time between Stockholm and London.

Jan Morris is a travel writer and historian. Her many books include Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire, The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage, Conundrum, and Among the Cities.

Pico Iyer is the author of several books about cultures converging, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul, and Abandon. His articles appear often in magazines such as Harper's, Time, and the New York Review of Books. He lives in suburban Japan.

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