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The illustrated atlas of the world's great buildings : a history of world architecture from the classical perfection of the Parthenon to the breathtaking grandeur of the skyscraper

Author: Philip Bagenal
Publisher: [London] : Leisure Books, 1980.
Series: Salamander books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of world architecture is the story of man's struggle to become civilized, and the visual evidence of his laborious transition from cave-dweller to skyscraper builder is there for all to see. The Great Pyramid, the soaring spires at Chartres and the towering glass monoliths of Manhattan, these and thousands of other structures represent the dramatic culmination of each era's technological and artistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Bagenal
OCLC Number: 988933809
Notes: Spine title: Great buildings.
Description: 192 pages : colour illustrations, maps
Contents: Monuments in stone - Perfection of form - Conquest of space - Faith veiled in mystery - Centre of the universe - The poetry of structure - Humble origins - Bastion of authority - Solemn homage to God - A new age dawns – Brotherhood of Islam – Jewel of the faith - Stronghold in the West - March of the Moguls - New world-Ancient cities - Old forms-new ways - The great migration - North lights - Catholicism and illusion - Changing face of Europe - Iron frames-glass cages - A style without roots - Toying with old ideas - Free form - International modernism - Age of skyscraper - Pre-war mainstream - Planning for the present - Great American houses - Cult of the new - Glossary.
Series Title: Salamander books
Other Titles: Great buildings
Atlas of the world's great buildings
Illustrated atlas of the world's great buildings :
Atlas of the world's great buildings :
Responsibility: Philip Bagenal and Jonathan Meades.

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The story of world architecture is the story of man's struggle to become civilized, and the visual evidence of his laborious transition from cave-dweller to skyscraper builder is there for all to see. The Great Pyramid, the soaring spires at Chartres and the towering glass monoliths of Manhattan, these and thousands of other structures represent the dramatic culmination of each era's technological and artistic achievements.

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