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Architecture

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Presented chronologically over a period of 5000 years, this text shows the main principles behind the world's most important and beautiful structures, exploring the style, purpose and development of architecture. Each work has been chosen for its historical significance and the text aims to encapsulate changes in architectural style in an international context.
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Published December 4th 1997 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published 1997)
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Debra
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of the reasons I love my job so much. This book went across my desk and the I grabbed it. I appreciate the DK books for their beauty, color and the ability to take a glimpse at a subject and make it understandable. Many of the older classic building were familiar, but the extra information was very interesting. I just finished some books on Frank Lloyd Wright and was excited to see the Japanese Katsura Palace and its large overhangs and landscaping that inspired Wright. Also, I was ...more
Tony
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stevenson, Neil. ARCHITECTURE EXPLAINED: The World’s Greatest Buildings Explored and Explained. (2007; originally published as “Annotated Guides: Architecture,” 1997). ****.
This oversized book almost qualifies as a coffee table book, but not quite. It is one of the publications of DK Publishers that provide overviews of various branches of the arts. In this guide, the author takes a close look at 54 +/- buildings and structures from around the world, and points out their architectural highlight
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Ann Keller
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a marvelous collection of world architecture! This is the perfect gift for someone who has everything.

Within its pages, the reader will find the mysteries of the Temple of Amun at Karnak, Santa Sophia, as well as the impressive castle, Krak des Chevaliers. Here, too, are the details of how the Villa Rotunda was constructed, what makes Hardwick Hall so fascinating and the schematic drawings of Robie House in Chicago, created by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Architecture can be as diverse as the Neue St
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Azad Azadi
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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