50 Great Adventures: Extraordinary Places and the People who Built Them

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Prestel, 2005 - Architecture - 192 pages
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Architecture meets biography in this highly personal exploration of some of the world's most provocative, revealing, and beautifully built structures. This unique and visually stimulating volume explores fifty buildings from around the world and the people who created them. Organized according to the idea that architecture is the result of basic human desires to live, work, pray, play, and stay, 50 Great Adventures traces architecture back to the people who made it happen. Offering a global spectrum of illuminating architectural destinations, the book journeys from Lanzarote, Spain, home of Cesar Manrique's Jameos del Agua grotto, a James Bond-style fantasy for its creator, to India, the site of Nek Chand's Rock Garden of Chandigarh, a realization of the architect's childhood dream; and from Arizona, where Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti, a vision for a utopian community, shimmers in the desert, to China's Forbidden City, conceived by the Ming emperor Yong-le to assert his authority over a vast empire. Useful travel advice accompanies each piece, giving readers all the information they need to experience these extraordinary places for themselves. Stunningly designed and filled with information for lovers of architecture as well as international travel, this collection of extraordinary places testifies to the staying power of true inspiration and the force of the individual imagination.

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MARSHA HARVELL is passionate about helping people become established in God through studying His Word. By focusing on Who God is, she helps others thrive in their rich identity in Christ. She has been teaching for over thirty years having led over seventy Bible studies and conferences on three continents and in the Middle East. Through her ministry experiences and her understanding of covenant she believes God will transform you as you come to keener understanding of Himself-The Covenant Maker. As president of the largest base women's ministry in the US Air Force, she oriented the group to focus on Bible studies in such a community changing way that she was selected out of 4,000 spouses to meet the President of the United States.

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