50 Build­ings You Should Know

Is­abel Kuhl

Timeless Travels Magazine - - BOOKS -

Pres­tel Pub­lished: Novem­ber 2019 Price: £14.99

The 50 build­ings pre­sented here in chrono­log­i­cal or­der rep­re­sent the most com­pelling, in­trigu­ing, and awe-in­spir­ing struc­tures from all over the world.

Read­ers 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-colour photograph­s of the struc­ture along with in­for­ma­tive text pre­sented in a dy­namic for­mat.

There is also some ba­sic in­for­ma­tion about each build­ing’s artis­tic rel­e­vance, style, and con­tex­tual history as well as ad­di­tional notes about ar­chi­tec­tural pe­ri­ods and tech­niques. A handy time­line also puts all the build­ings in con­text.

From an­cient Jor­dan and Gu­atemala to mod­ern-day Man­hat­tan and Mu­nich, this world tour of great build­ings of­fers both a mini-course in ar­chi­tec­ture as well as a fan­tas­tic, al­ter­na­tive travel guide.

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