World Architecture : The Masterworks Hardback
by Will Pryce
A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in over 350 photographs which take you on an epic journey celebrating the finest examples of architecture from over 2,000 years of civilization.
Deftly splitting the history of architecture into two parts at AD1500, "World Architecture: The Masterworks" contains over 80 buildings, over 40 of which are featured in detailed photo essays.
Will Pryce's texts provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts, people and evolution of architectural history.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 357 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/08/2011
- Category: History of architecture
- ISBN: 9780500342749
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Review by vpfluke
This is a gorgeous book with stupendous photographs of a signficant selection of major building in the world. The author is a renowned photographer and has captured beauty in many places. One could get the opinion that the era of great building is almost closed with only a few representatvies from the last 100 years such as Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Conecticut, and the abbey chapel at Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France by LeCorbusier.The pictures for me of the great Gothic Cathedrals are striking, particularly those of Ely Cathedral. Also notweorth are mosques, such as the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul. But, almost every page is a feast for the eyes. The book is divided into two sections, buildings before and after 1500 and most are from Europe or the Near East. However, you can start anywhere in the book, and enjoy it the 357 color photographs.