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World architecture : the masterworks

Author: Will Pryce
Publisher: [London] : Thames & Hudson, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What makes a great building? This is a question that has preoccupied architects, critics and travellers alike for centuries. Despite the rich variety of buildings around the world, from both Eastern and Western traditions, no popular, fully illustrated, specially photographed survey of the 'greats' has been attempted. Until now." "This unparalleled architectural gift and reference book unveils a world of beauty and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pryce, Will.
World architecture.
[London] : Thames & Hudson, [2008]
(OCoLC)609172122
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Pryce
ISBN: 9780500342480 0500342482 9780500342749 0500342741
OCLC Number: 227016790
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 313 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Up to 1500: Hagia Sophia Istanbul Turkey --
Palatine Chapel Aachen Germany --
Loro Jonggrang Prambanan Java --
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple Khajuraho India --
Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy Conques France --
Pisa Cathedral, Baptistry and Tower Pisa Italy --
Friday Mosque Isfahan Iran --
Catherdral of Santiago Santiago de Compostela Spain --
Ely Cathedral Ely England --
Durham Cathedral Durham England --
Modena Cathedral Modena Italy --
Angkor Wat Angkor Cambodia --
Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury England --
Laon Cathedral Laon France --
Wells Cathedral Wells England --
Bourges Cathedral Bourges France --
Htilominio Temple Pagan Burma --
Reims Cathedral Reims France --
Amiens Cathedral Amiens France --
Burgos Cathedral Burgos Spain --
Registan Samarkand Uzbekistan --
Forbidden City Beijing China --
King's College Chapel Cambridge England --
pt. 2. After 1500: Santa Maria della Consolazione Todi Italy --
Süleymaniye Mosque Istanbul Turkey --
Agra Fort Agra India --
Humayun's Tomb Delhi India --
San Giorgio Maggiore Venice Italy --
Selimiye Mosque Edirne Turkey --
Golden Temple Amritsar India --
Blue Mosque Isfahan Iran --
Shah Mosque Isfahan Iran --
Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb Agra India --
Santa Maria della Salute Venice Italy --
Tah Mahal Agra India --
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Rome Italy --
Jama Masjid Delhi India --
St Paul's Cathedral London England --
Chatsworth House Derbyshire England --
Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire England --
Cathedral of the Transfiguration Kizhi Russia --
Basilica of the Vierzehnheiligen near Bamberg Germany --
Pilgrimage Church Wies Germany --
Houses of Parliament London England --
Galss House New Canaan USA --
Notre-Dame du Haut Ronchamp France --
Seagram Building New York USA --
Salk Institute La Jolla USA --
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain.
Responsibility: Will Pryce.

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