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.