Wonders of World Architecture

Wonders of World Architecture

by Neil Parkyn
     
 

St. Peter’s Basilica, the Taj Mahal, the Topkapi Palace, the Sydney Opera House, the Hoover Dam—the world’s greatest structures capture the imagination, whether they are places of worship, palaces of pleasure, skyscrapers, bridges, dams, or colossal statues.
Many of these structures are the tallest, longest, or largest of their kind, but sheer

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Overview

St. Peter’s Basilica, the Taj Mahal, the Topkapi Palace, the Sydney Opera House, the Hoover Dam—the world’s greatest structures capture the imagination, whether they are places of worship, palaces of pleasure, skyscrapers, bridges, dams, or colossal statues.
Many of these structures are the tallest, longest, or largest of their kind, but sheer size alone does not make a building impressive: one finds aesthetic power combined with structural virtuosity in the small chapel at Ronchamp in France or the temple of Byodo-in near Kyoto, with its elegant wooden roof.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
“Knowledgeably compiled and expertly edited by professional architect and experienced city planner Neil Parkyn, Wonders of World Architecture is more than just a beautifully illustrated global survey of architectural constructions, it is also an informed and informative text book that addresses a host of fascinating architecturally themed questions and issues…enthusiastically recommended.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500284001
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,103,724
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Parkyn, an architect and city planner, is a prize-winning journalist and illustrator. He lives in England.

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