The Grand Tour

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Window on the world: Travelling the world with an architect's eye

Architect Harry Seidler spent more than 50 years traveling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture from 3000 B.C. to the present day. Thanks to sound advice given to him early on by his photographer brother Marcell (“Only use Leica cameras and Kodachrome film, which is archival”), Seidler’s hobby quickly developed into a passion and, finally, an...

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Overview

Window on the world: Travelling the world with an architect's eye

Architect Harry Seidler spent more than 50 years traveling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture from 3000 B.C. to the present day. Thanks to sound advice given to him early on by his photographer brother Marcell (“Only use Leica cameras and Kodachrome film, which is archival”), Seidler’s hobby quickly developed into a passion and, finally, an impressive archive of world architecture.

Including, of course, many of the world’s most famous architectural structures, Seidler’s photographs illustrate the history and style—country by country—of architecture in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Divided into chapters by country, each with a brief introduction outlining its architectural history, The Grand Tour offers armchair travelers, students, architecture buffs, and historians the opportunity to browse the buildings of the world through one man’s photographs—the fruits of a passionate, half-century endeavor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836544603
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 815,276
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 7.39 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Vienna, Austria, Harry Seidler studied architecture at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg before winning a scholarship to Harvard, where he studied under Walter Gropius. He also studied under Josef Albers at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and was the chief assistant of Marcel Breuer in New York from 1946 to 1948. He worked with Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro before opening his own practice in Sydney in 1949. He has taught at the Harvard School of Design, the ETH in Zurich, and the University of Sydney. In 1996, Seidler was awarded the RIBA gold medal. He died on March 9, 2006.
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Table of Contents

Egypt 8
Greece 24
Italy 36
Germany 86
France 116
UK 172
Spain 210
Portugal 252
Netherlands 268
Belgium 278
Denmark 286
Finland 294
Austria 308
Switzerland 350
Czech Republic 362
Hungary 388
Balkans 398
Bulgaria 410
Russia 416
Turkey 438
Israel 448
Jordan 460
Iran 476
Malta 484
Morocco 490
USA 500
Canada 542
Mexico 544
Equador 568
Peru 570
Argentina 576
Brazil 584
Japan 598
China 618
Indonesia 630
India 636
Thailand 676
Cambodia 680
Australia 694
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    Posted July 12, 2012

    Not recommended

    The original edition (available used) is excellent.
    This samlllater edition is not.

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