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Buildings that changed the world /

by Reichold, Klaus; Graf, Bernhard; Wynne, Christopher.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, c1999Description: 191 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.ISBN: 3791321501 :.Title notes: c.1 $29.95 7-2000In memory of Steve Milleron.$29.95 11-2000Subject(s): Historic buildings | Monuments | Architecture -- History
List(s) this item appears in: AMERICAN ADVENTURES
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Tower of London, and the Eiffel Tower are among the architectural icons celebrated in this overview of 4,000 years of architectural history. 350 illustrations, most in color.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-189).

c.1 $29.95 7-2000

In memory of Steve Milleron.

$29.95 11-2000

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Library Journal Review

Graf and Reichold (coauthors of Paintings That Changed the World) define their selection of buildings/structures that "changed the world" in terms of providing "the stuff of history." Less an architectural history than a cultural and historical journey, their text chronicles 86 notable world structures, including fortresses, castles, palaces, bridges, churches, and temples. As with any "best-of" list, some inclusions (Goetheanum by Rudolf Steiner) and other exclusions (any modern high-rise building such as the Seagram's Building or Lever House) are open to question. The large format and profuse illustrations (more than 400, mostly in color) provide a visually stimulating, if not an intellectually challenging, introduction to many architectural icons. The travelog-style narrative limits the book's usefulness in academic collections, but this is highly recommended for popular collections.--Jay Schafer, Bay Path Coll. Lib., Longmeadow, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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