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World Architecture by Will Pryce
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May 11, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: history-politics, non-fiction, philosophy-religion, travel
Read in May, 2012

Yes, the pictures are beautiful. But from what I can tell, this book's extremely broad and superficial review of a large amount of old buildings indicates that it was intended for the general population who knows nothing about architecture. However, the author employs so much technical jargon, that much of the text is gibberish unless you are already so knowledgeable about architecture that you would be bored with the book. This is basically the fault of the editor. Had I been editing the book, I would have insisted that the author write a short first chapter using diagrams to explain all the technical jargon, rather than just relying on an unsatisfactory glossary in the back that explains jargon using other jargon.

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