Explore the world’s most incredible buildings, from the magnificent architecture of the ancient world to green buildings of the present day.
Discover the beautiful details, principal elements, and decorative features of every architectural style, from the Great Pyramid of Giza, Machu Picchu, and the Colosseum to the Sydney Opera House, the Gherkin, and Burj Khalifa. Architecture offers a truly worldwide look at historical and contemporary buildings, with breathtaking photography and intriguing cross-sections to enhance your view. See how and why certain features were common in specific time periods and how these amazing buildings have stood the test of time.
Unique specially-commissioned CGI artworks throughout the book showcase more than 10 specific buildings, including The Pantheon and the United States Capitol, giving you an pristine view of their features. Clear annotations of each artwork, along with exquisite photography of specific details, make sure that you don’t miss a thing.
Presented in a special slipcase, this stunning guide makes the perfect purchase for anyone who is fascinated by our world’s most wondrous buildings.
About the Author
Jonathan Glancey is an author, journalist, and honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is the architecture and design editor at the Guardian, having previously held the same position at the Independent. His books include The Story of Architecture, Eyewitness Companions: Architecture, and Architecture: A Visual History.