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Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture

Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture

Author: Florian Heine
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Why do some buildings stand the test of time? What makes a building unique, or groundbreaking? How do function, environment, and technology impact an architect's vision? These questions and more are succinctly addressed in this wide-ranging tour of 100 of the world's most important man-made structures. This compilation spans the ancient to the modern eras and represents nearly every continent. Gorgeous photographs of each building are featured in double-page spreads, which include concise texts offering fascinating histories and contextual information, as well as biographies of the architects. The book also includes a glossary at the back of the book that explains important terms. An invaluable introduction to the world of architecture, this book guides readers through every milestone of architectural triumph - be it an ancient city, modern sports arena, cathedral, or office building.

Author description

Isabel Kuhl is an art and architectural historian whose many books include 50 Buildings You Should Know and Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments (both by Prestel). Florian Heine is an art historian and photographer, and the author of Art: The Groundbreaking Moments and Photography: The Groundbreaking Moments (both by Prestel).

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General Fields

  • : 9783791381268
  • : Prestel Verlag GmbH & Co KG.
  • : Prestel Verlag GmbH & Co KG.
  • : March 2015
  • : 270mm X 210mm X 0mm
  • : Germany
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Florian Heine
  • : Hardback
  • : 1506
  • : English
  • : 720.9
  • : 256
  • : 150