50 Buildings You Should Know

50 Buildings You Should Know

Book - 2007
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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 presented in a dynamic format. Readers can find basic information about each building's artistic relevance, style, and contextual history while timelines and sidebars offer additional notes about architectural periods and techniques.
Publisher: Munich ; London : Prestel, 2007.
ISBN: 9783791338385
3791338382
Call Number: 720.9 KUHL
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Monuments.
Historic buildings.
Architecture.
Buildings -- Guidebooks.
Architecture -- History.
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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