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The Story of Architecture

Jonathan Glancey

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ISBN 10: 0789493349 / ISBN 13: 9780789493347
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240 pages. Dimensions: 10.8in. x 8.5in. x 0.7in.Guiding readers through a staggering 5, 000 years of world architecture, Jonathan Glanceys eminently knowledgeable, authoritative, and always fascinating insights make reading this book irresistible, despite the enormity of the subject. Featuring influential and innovative architects of every age, along with their masterpieces, from the ziggurat at Ur to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this stylish, lavishly illustrated book shows the unique historical, geographical, and cultural elements that have influenced and literally shaped the worlds greatest architecture. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780789493347

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Title: The Story of Architecture

Publisher: DK ADULT

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Guiding readers through a staggering 5,000 years of world architecture, from ancient Sumeria to the spectacular glass-and-steel towers of today's cityscapes, this refreshingly accessible visual history makes for an irresistible read despite the complexity of the subject. Popular commentator Jonathan Glancey combines his sparkling prose with an unprecedented collection of photographs, artworks, and design plans to create a memorable story told with passion and insight.

Readers will learn about the influential and innovative architects of all ages, along with their masterpieces, from the ziggurat at Ur to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. But the story of architecture spans beyond the buildings and people themselves, to the geographical, historical, and cultural elements that influenced and literally shaped them. Glancey sees the whole picture, and tells it in an exciting, engaging way that will delight experts and novices alike.

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Jonathan Glancey contributes to a number of architectural and design magazines in Europe and the US. He is the author of 20th Century Architecture, Nigel Coates: Body Building and City Scapes, as well as the assistant editor of the Architectural Review and the editor of The Architect.

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