Architecture: A Spotter's Guide by Sarah Cunliffe, Jean Loussier
Are you an architecture aficionado? Can you recognize a Baroque building, or visualize the Palladian style? Can you tell the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco structures, or distinguish national and regional influences in architecture? Or do you simply want to learn more about the buildings around you and the landmarks you've admired on your travels? However much, or little, you know about architecture, you'll find this concise, worldwide guide to our remarkably diverse built landscape invaluable. Not only does it provide a richly illustrated, easy-to-use reference to the major trends that have prevailed in architecture since Classical antiquity, it also outlines the key features that will enable you to identify the style of almost any building that catches your attention, giving you a whole new outlook on your surroundings.
Chronological guide to styles from around the world
Spectacular color photographs
"Style File" panels listing key identifying features