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By Dan Cruickshank

ISBN-10: 0007575580

ISBN-13: 9780007575589

ISBN-10: 0007581084

ISBN-13: 9780007581085

Featuring over two hundred pictures, this beautiful booklet through popular tv historian Dan Cruickshank tells the historical past of structure throughout the tales of a hundred iconic buildings

Journeying via time and position, from the traditional Egyptian pyramids to the hovering skyscrapers of new york, popular architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the main outstanding and characterful creations in international architecture.

His choice contains some of the world’s best-known structures that characterize key or pioneering moments in architectural background, equivalent to the Pantheon in Rome, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Taj Mahal in India and the Forbidden urban in China.

But the e-book additionally covers much less seen and extra excellent constructions, the commonly unsung heroes of an eternally attention-grabbing tale. structures like Oriel Chambers in Liverpool and the Narkomfin condominium construction in Moscow.

Dan Cruickshank has visited approximately the entire structures within the booklet, many in destinations which are now inaccessible and below critical probability. A background of structure in a hundred constructions is an eloquent and infrequently relocating testimony to the facility of serious structure to form, and be formed by means of, international history.

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