Architecture (Visual Reference Guides Series)

Architecture (Visual Reference Guides Series)


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Architecture (Visual Reference Guides Series) by Jonathan Glancey

Visual Reference Guides: Architecture, the definitive visual guide, allows you to discover 5,000 years of architectural design, style, and construction, from airports to ziggurats. You'll be able to explore the world's great buildings through amazing illustrations that take you right to the heart of the world's landmark buildings. Look beyond the façades and examine the materials and technology that shape buildings, and identify the key elements and decorative features of each architectural style. It's the perfect addition to any architecture enthusiast's library, whether expert or novice.

Jonathan Glancey is an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Institute of British Architects, London, and the Architecture and Design Editor of The Guardian newspaper. He is also the author of several books on architecture, including Story of Architecture, and a regular TV and radio broadcaster who has written and presented programs for BBC TV and Channel 4, as well as BBC Radio 4. He has been assistant editor of the Architectural Review, editor of The Architect, and has contributed to a number of architectural and design magazines in Europe and the United States.

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ISBN-13: 9781435121232
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Series: Visual Reference Guides Series
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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Architecture 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
curious100 More than 1 year ago
If you've ever looked at a major building and wondered about its style -- or mix of styles -- this book offers a good place to start. Think of a tourist's guide book with lots of glossy, color pictures and short blurbs. Very handy introduction to major styles. Although it's a paperback, it's a bit heavy so I wouldn't pack it for a trip to London, Madrid or Dubai, but I would check it before leaving to help me sort out the main characteristics of the styles I might encounter. The layout is somewhat chronological in that it deals with "ages" or dominant influnces in particular periods. Handy primer for a a curious novice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago