The Story of Architecture

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Dorling Kindersley, 2003 - Architecture - 240 pages
Guiding readers through a staggering 5,000 years of world architecture, Jonathan Glancey's eminently knowledgeable, authoritative, and always fascinating insights make reading this book irresistible, despite the enormity of the subject. Featuring influential and innovative architects of every age, along with their masterpieces, from the ziggurat at Ur to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this stylish, lavishly illustrated book shows the unique historical, geographical, and cultural elements that have influenced and literally shaped the world's greatest architecture.

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This is a great book for those who have a general interest in architecture and the different styles that exist. I recommend this book for novices in the subject matter but even though I have a degree ... Read full review

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Glancey conducts a whirlwind tour of the history of world architecture, DK-style. Anyone would be hard-pressed to squeeze a thorough overview of so vast a topic into the confines of 240 visually ... Read full review


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Jonathan Glancey is the architecture and design editor of The Guardian. He lives in London.

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