Grand Visions: Marvels of Building & Engineering

Grand Visions: Marvels of Building & Engineering

by Xavier Waterkeyn
     
 
The latest book from Xavier Waterkeyn, Grand Visions is the must-have almanac to the best-known icons of the world.Describing the monumental visions of civilisations from two thousand years ago, and beyond, Grand Visions details the Tower of Babel and the Biblically noted Walls of Jericho to the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza.Brimming with full-colour

Overview

The latest book from Xavier Waterkeyn, Grand Visions is the must-have almanac to the best-known icons of the world.Describing the monumental visions of civilisations from two thousand years ago, and beyond, Grand Visions details the Tower of Babel and the Biblically noted Walls of Jericho to the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza.Brimming with full-colour photographs and packed with intricately detailed research, Waterkeyn paints the picture of the enormity of these Grand Visions and their importance to civilization, both at the time of their creation and today.Witness the genius, skill and power behind some of the world's best-known icons, and learn the story behind why the French couldn't complete the Panama Canal, or where the Walt Disney first got his inspiration for Cinderella's castle.Visit ancient sites and modern metropolises, unravel the nuances of kings and queens and dare to dream of the next Grant Visions to come!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741107425
Publisher:
New Holland Australia
Publication date:
10/10/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Xavier Waterkeyn is the author of eight books, including Death Row, Brilliant Ideas, Assassination and, with illustrator Daniel Lalic, Where's Bin Laden? He helps other writers get published through his literary agency, Flying Pigs.

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