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Title:
Buildings that changed the world
Author:
Reichold, Klaus.
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Publication Information:
München ; New York : Prestel, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9783791321509
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Book

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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.


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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.