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