Title: World Architecture: The Masterworks
From the Publisher;
A specially photographed survey of the most important architectural achievements from the past 2000 years.
This majestic survey of the greatest buildings from around the globe includes both the acknowledged stars—the Pantheon, Hagia Sophia, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals, masterpieces of Islamic architecture at Isfahan and Samarkand, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Sydney Opera House—and the unfamiliar and unexpected: the Hindu temple of Prambanan in Java, the French pilgrimage church of Sainte-Foy at Conques, and Santa Maria della Consolazione in Todi, Italy.
More than one hundred magnificent buildings are included, over fifty of which are featured in highly detailed photo essays. Will Pryce's accompanying texts and commentaries provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts in which they were created, and of the evolution of architectural history.
About the Author;
Will Pryce is an award-winning photographer who originally trained as an architect at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art, London. His most recent books are Big Shed, and, with James W. P. Campbell, the widely acclaimed Brick: A World History.
320 pages, hardcover. Thames & Hudson (November 17, 2008)
Author: Will Pryce
Publisher: W.W. Norton
History General & Modern,
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