Architecture: A Visual History

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2001 - Architecture - 511 pages
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It's an oversize, magnificent, and absolutely colorful edition of a traveler's classic! Through more than 400 color photographs on extra-large pages, take a guided, tour to some of the finest, most breathtaking architectural locations in the world, from beautifully constructed cathedrals of carved stone and intricate structures of glass and steel to imposing skyscrapers that dominate the horizon. Although it is always functional, such as a home, workspace, or public area, architecture also stands as the only art form of art we actually walk through, interact with, and inhabit. Visit Egypt, where the ancient pyramids remind us of past dynasties' skill at creating monumental structures that withstand the test of time; Asia, with its colorful and stylistically diverse Buddhist- and Hindu-influenced buildings, often nestled in lush settings; Europe, filled with Greek and Roman temples and stadiums, Gothic and Renaissance masterpieces, and more; and the Americas, where architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright took these earlier approaches and combined them with new materials and sophisticated construction techniques.
 

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From the cave dwellings in Goreme, Turkey, to the Millennium Dome in London, England, this oversized volume presents a true visual history of architecture through more than 400 color photographs ... Read full review

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