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Great Architecture Of The World by John Julius Norwich Pdf
Here is a brilliantly accessible chronicle of the greatest monuments created by mankind, told by fourteen of the most distinguished architectural historians and beautifully illustrated with more than 800 original diagrams, annotated drawings, and photographs—both a browser's delight and a superb reference tool.
Time: Great Buildings of the World by Editors of Time Magazine Pdf
- Join TIME as it takes you on a journey exploring the most memorable structures and buildings the world has ever seen.- Profiles include the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House, the Taj Mahal, as well as Stonehenge and Macchu Picchu.- Breathtaking photography and fascinating historical anecdotes accompany each structure and building.
Great Architecture of the World by John Julius Norwich Pdf
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
Discovering Architecture by Philip Jodidio,Elizabeth Dowling Pdf
This exceptionally produced art book with die-cut windows, overlays, and blueprints identifies, decodes, and explains the world’s architectural masterpieces. Based on the successful format of Discovering the Great Masters, this is an accessible reference for anyone interested in great spaces and spectacular buildings and for anyone keen to know more about architecture. Each of the architectural works features clever overlays and die-cut windows that allow the reader to identify and focus on specific design elements. Each featured window includes a thoughtful caption explaining the significance of the highlighted area: building materials, historical context, and insights into the planning and architectural influences. Including such works as the Tower of London, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Taj Mahal in India, the book is organized chronologically and presents buildings from all genres, covering more than two millennia of architectural history. In addition to the clever die-cut captions, each building is featured in an essay filled with essential information on the construction, as well as the social, political, cultural, and geographical considerations of the architect. Stunning photographs allow the reader to appreciate the technical feats and aesthetic brilliance of both the buildings and architects past and present.
Eyewitness Companions: Architecture by Jonathan Glancey Pdf
Explore the world''s greatest buildings! Architecture is filled with amazing illustrations and photographs that take you to the heart of the world''s landmark buildings. Get the opportunity to look beyond the facade. Examine materials and technology that shape buildings, and identify thekey elements and decorative features of each architectural style. This is the best definitive visual guide on architecture; it covers 5,000 years of architectural design, style, and construction from airports to ziggurats. Dissects architectural wonders inside and out Includes palaces, great temples, cathedrals and towering modern skyscrapers
Great Buildings by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Philip Wilkinson Pdf
Explore the world's most fascinating historical and contemporary buildings - from ancient pyramids to hi-tech skyscrapers- in this essential guide to architecture. Great Buildings gives you an overview of the history of architecture from the ancient world to the present day. It takes you on guided tours of more than 50 masterpieces of every architectural style, from the Great Pyramid of Giza to Chartres Cathedral, Sydney Opera House, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Each building is analysed visually. CGI cutaway artworks peel away roofs and walls to reveal its structure, and close-up photographs home in on details of period style. Great Buildings takes a worldwide look at both historical and contemporary architecture. It shows you how to "read" buildings and work out when they were constructed. What is the difference between a Doric and an Ionic column? How does a flying buttress work? Why do concrete balconies appear to float in thin air? You will find all the answers here, along with a wealth of intriguing stories about the patrons, builders, and architects who made each architectural masterpiece possible. Reading Great Buildings is like being taken on a personal tour by a guide who shows you exactly what to look at. It unlocks the secrets of architecture and tells the stories behind each building, making it the perfect introduction to architecture.
Award-winning architecture writer Ike Ijeh introduces 50 of the world's most influential architects and a selection of their most celebrated buildings, showcased with full-color photography. The architects selected here have designed buildings that are as dramatic as their impact on the world of architecture. From familiar modern era names such as Zaha Hadid and Sir Norman Foster to geniuses from history such as Nicholas Hawksmoor and Andrea Palladio, Ike Ijeh reveals his top 50 list of the architects deserving of the description 'greatest'. Each double-page spread focuses on a different architect, outlining their influences, the legacy of their ideas and revealing the glorious designs that have made them famous. Includes: • Full-color photographs and illustrations of famous buildings around the world • Concise professional biographies of the architects listed • Plans from great architecture projects • Entries arranged in chronological order for easy reference With this wonderful hardback reference guide you can discover the true breadth of the creative achievements that lie within the careers of these architectural giants and enjoy their beautiful creations through images and illustrations.
This remarkable oversize book explains the world's greatest bldgs. It presents 50 of the world's greatest structures with spectacular pictures & detailed annotations. Every important architectural style, from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, is shown in detail & annotated to highlight its important features. The 50 sites featured illustrate the changes & develop. in architecture in both Eastern & Western cultures. Each bldg. has been selected as a document of its time or as an example of the work of one of the great architects. The authoritative text explains develop. in technology, materials, & styles & provides biographical info. about selected key architects.
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The World's Greatest Architecture by D. M. Field Pdf
Our landscape format Encyclopedia series in the 12 x 9 1/4 trim size have been so popular that we have created a more portable format for those who are interested in a smaller paperback edition. Beautifully illustrated throughout in full color. A great value and perfectly sized for gift giving.