50 Buildings You Should Know

50 Buildings You Should Know

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The fifty buildings presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling, intriguing, and awe-inspiring structures from all over the world. Along with the Pyramids of Cheops, the Parthenon, and the Colosseum, readers will learn about other masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia in Turkey; Cambodia's Temple Complex at Angkor Wat; the Potala Palace in Lhasa; and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Each entry features full color photographs of the structure along with informative text. From ancient Jordan and Guatemala to modern-day Manhattan and Munich, this world tour of great edifices offers a mini-course in architecture.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, c2007
ISBN: 9783791338385
3791338382
Branch Call Number: 720.9 KUH 2007 22
Characteristics: 171 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Fifty buildings you should know

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Aug 13, 2016

A very brief survey of buildings (and building complexes) from ancient times (Egypt) and remote places (Borobodur, in Java), to familiar places (major world cities), and many in between. Rather Eurocentric, especially in the 'in between' parts.

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