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With more than 100 books on contemporary architecture to his credit, Philip Jodido certainly qualifies as a both a knowledgeable and devoted commentator on buildings. Both those qualities manifest impressively in this large-format, well-designed hardcover. To answer its subtitle question, Discovering Architecture uses die-cut windows, informative overlays, blueprints, photographs, and descriptions. Its subjects range from ancient and medieval buildings to post-modern architectural masterpieces, each of which is placed within its historical context, influences, planning and use of building materials. A delight to browse, this handsome book serves as an inviting educational resource for the whole family.