World Architecture: The Masterworks

World Architecture: The Masterworks

by Will Pryce
     
 

“One of the many appealing aspects of World Architecture is its gathering between two covers of disparate but remarkable buildings from across the centuries, many of them in exquisite full-page photographs.”—Wall Street JournalSee more details below

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“One of the many appealing aspects of World Architecture is its gathering between two covers of disparate but remarkable buildings from across the centuries, many of them in exquisite full-page photographs.”—Wall Street Journal

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Library Journal
As Pryce (coauthor, Brick: A World History) notes in his preface, all surveys are subjective, and this one is no exception. The focus is on "masterworks" as opposed to a measured progression of architecturally significant buildings; for another, the British author has an understandable soft spot for English buildings (they account for nine of the 49 examples). Pryce goes beyond the usual suspects and covers buildings from all over the world, including many in India, Turkey, and other parts of the Middle East as well as some European styles that are not currently in vogue (for example, Spanish Churrigueresque and German Rococo). The real strength of the book lies in the photographs, all taken by Pryce. VERDICT A coffee-table book in the best sense: full of new, color photographs of buildings from all over the world and brief descriptions that highlight the salient points of each. For an academic audience, the lack of floor plans and the focus on masterworks rather than architectural history may be drawbacks, but a general audience will simply enjoy the world tour.—Amy Trendler, Ball State Univ. Libs., Muncie, IN
The Wall Street Journal
“The sheer brilliance and detail of the photographs cause us to see with fresh eyes what may be over-familiar… or easily overlooked.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500342749
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,324,976
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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