by Bill Price


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A truly great skyline can tell the story of a civilization, and inspire thousands of people. The Manhattan skyline has ignited the imaginations of filmmakers, writers and artists since construction began on the Empire State Building in 1930. Built during the dark days of the great depression, the Empire State building has come to stand for highly-prized American values of progress, hope, freedom and determination, and the panorama it inhabits is generally perceived as one of the most spectacular of its kind.

As China continues to develop as a major economic power its cities grow upwards and outwards with unrelenting energy. The skylines of cities such as Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, now more than rival European cities like London and Frankfurt. This beautifully illustrated book explores the stories behind these incredible vistas. What factors make a skyline iconic, and who are the architects behind them?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435114326
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 05/21/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 12.28(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bill Price is a freelance writer and seasoned traveler, currently working and living in north London. For fifteen years he worked in various areas of the publishing industry, but more recently he has built a reputation as a specialist in travel writing and become a regular contributor to a large number of leading international travel publications as well as family travel and historical reference books. He is the author of Landmarks of the World, published in 2007. When he is not exploring the more far-flung corners of our planet, he enjoys spending time on the sheep farm in rural Herefordshire where he grew up.

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Skylines 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
darrellTX More than 1 year ago
Im a huge fan of architecture it tells you the height of the buildings in each city it has pictures of world heritage sites the pictures are beautiful I highly recommend this book
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socrmomann More than 1 year ago
My family immediately sat down and looked through the book and made notes on which cities they've visited and which cities are now on their list to see.
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