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Architecture Styles Spotter's Guide: Classical Temples to Soaring Skyscrapers
To the average Joe, a building is a building; but to an architecture spotter, a building is much more. It's a post-modern masterpiece, an Edwardian edifice, an art deco domain, a prairie-style palace. In the Architecture Styles Spotter's Guide, enthusiasts will discover a wealth of information covering everything from rustic log homes to soaring skyscrapers. Included are t ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Thunder Bay Press
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This little guide is a handy reference to the architectural styles that can be found throughout the world. While experts in the field would inevitably find it superficial, it is nevertheless a wonderfully compact resource for potential travellers. Good descriptions with excellent pictures to help explain key elements that define architectural schools and styles.
a great overview and pocket guide to historical architecture themes. it's slim, which detracts from its ability to expand on each concept -- an index cross-listed for both location and style would have been ideal, though would have increased in the book twofold surely. but attractive and portable - both good things.