50 Buildings You Should Know (50 You Should Know) (Paperback)

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This collection of great buildings is a highly entertaining lesson in architectural history for readers of all ages.

The fifty buildings presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling, intriguing, and awe-inspiring structures from all over the world. Readers will learn about masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia in Turkey, Cambodia’s Temple Complex at Angkor Wat, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Each entry features full-color photographs of the structure along with informative text presented in a dynamic format. Readers will find basic information about each building’s artistic relevance, style, and contextual history as well as additional notes about architectural periods and techniques. From ancient Jordan and Guatemala to modern-day Manhattan and Munich, this world tour of great edifices offers a mini-course in architecture that will satisfy even the most passionate student’s lust for learning about the world’s greatest buildings.

About the Author


ISABEL KUHL is an author and art historian based in Cologne, Germany.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783791385884
ISBN-10: 3791385887
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: November 26th, 2019
Pages: 176
Series: 50 You Should Know
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