1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die (Paperback)
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Short Description for 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die The greatest feats of human engineering are celebrated in this comprehensive and updated guide to the most outstanding buildings in history. From the Great Pyramid of Khufu, to The Shard in London, this book is an inspiring visual testimony to man's extraordinary creative capabilities.
- Published: 01 October 2012
- Format: Paperback 960 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844037384 ISBN 10: 184403738X
- Sales rank: 126,317
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1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the beauty, grace, and fortitude of the world's greatest architectural achievements. Beginning in the ancient and Near East, the book explores middle age Byzantine and Gothic examples such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, goes on to St Paul's Cathedral, London and continues through the Chrysler Building, New York City, with its art deco metal pinnacle, to splendid contemporary innovations such as Norman Foster's Reichstag parliament building, Berlin and Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.The book is not only concerned with size - it also includes some of the world's most remarkable domestic buildings, such as the Mongolian yurt and houses of the American pioneers, as well as railway buildings, chapels, casinos, concert halls, gentlemen's clubs, and museums, cherished often for the way they represent and capture a particular moment in history in their details and atmosphere. 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is the complete companion to the outstanding architecture of the world. A fascinating mixture of familiar landmarks and little-known gems.