1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

Book - 2007
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This book is a one-stop guide to the world's greatest architectural achievements. Comprehensive and concise, it contains reviews of the most influential structures ever built worldwide. Covering a diverse array of architectural traditions and construction styles-from the bold and brash to the spiritual and reserved, from Angkor Wat to the Parthenon, from Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to Frank Gehry's Bilbao Guggenheim-the book celebrates the vision and achievement of world architecture. Entries are organized chronologically and include essential information on the featured building, as well as the social, political, cultural, and geographical considerations that influenced the design. Stunning illustrations and photographs highlight the technical feats and aesthetic brilliance of architects past and present. This comprehensive collection is an accessible reference for anyone interested in the history of architecture.
Publisher: New York : Universe, 2007.
ISBN: 9780789315649
0789315645
Branch Call Number: 720.9
Characteristics: 960 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Irving, Mark
StJohn, Peter 1959-

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Yavin
Feb 06, 2019

A lot of nice buildings and cool pictures.

RockCastle Oct 23, 2009

I had been to some of these buildings and it was a terrific moment - stunning architectural designs inside-out!

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AlanaS
Oct 23, 2009

Interesting to see what buildings made the list, including one building from Red Deer, Alberta!

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