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1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

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"1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die" is a visual testament to the world's greatest achievements in architecture. Comprehensive yet concise, each entry includes essential information about the featured structure: who designed it, who commissioned it, key dates in its construction and more. The accompanying descriptions detail the historical and geographic considerations that influenced the design while stunning photographs illustrate the technical ingenuity and aesthetic brilliance of architects past and present.
The book is organised chronologically beginning with the marvels of the ancient world and continuing with the masterpieces of each successive era to the present day. On display is a treasure trove of the world's finest architecture from Byzantine and Gothic wonders, through the incredible wealth of the Renaissance and Baroque, and on to the marvels of the twentieth century. It culminates with the far-reaching achievements of the past decade, such as Norman Foster's Reichstag redesign in Berlin and Herzog & de Meuron's Beijing Stadium.
Featured here are the world's finest and most important public and residential buildings from palaces, museums and ground-breaking new residences to unique or unusual structures such as the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and rustic southern Italian trulli.
"1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die" is the complete yet accessible guide to the architectural masterpieces of the world - a compendium of familiar landmarks and undiscovered gems that will inform and delight the casual browser as well as the seasoned architecture buff.