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The Story of Architecture

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  102 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This beautifully illustrated book features photographs, plans and diagrams that help put significant periods into historical, geographical and cultural contexts.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 4th 2000 by DK (first published September 28th 2000)
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Mintkittytea
Swift, concise overview, with great photos.
Sarah
Mar 22, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A book with extremely beautiful photos and extremely boring texts - both seem to be trademark features of all DK books.
Jennifer
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, architecture
A good overview of architectural styles, with color photographs. As with most architecture books, I felt there could've been more pictures... but I really appreciated the history that went went along with everything. A books like this helps to integrate historical facts into a memorable timeline.
Kim
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: educational
Love reading about architecture, this book is full of beauty and intrigue. The articles are simple and short, yet informative and insightful. It took me awhile to read but, I wanted to digest each category of artful structures. Need to own this book!
Miki
Aug 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Great intro to architecture. I wish that it were more in-depth with more pictures.
Alastair Kemp
I now know more about architecture than I did before.
Saiid Abdul Baqi
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book in providing valuable information about the world's greatest architectural buildings/ edifices throughout history, as well as its amiable narrative fashion.
Russreina
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is stunningly informative, filled with great bits of side knowledge and in general one of my favourite books. Highly recommend this book to fuel your passion and interest in architecture!
Allison
Feb 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Beautiful photos. Writing ok. A good comprehensive overview- covers ground from the earliest architecture known to present day. Necessarily does not go into much depth. Enjoyable.
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