The Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture pdf epub fb2

The Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture by Isabel Kuhl, Florian Heine pdf epub fb2

The Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture Author: Isabel Kuhl, Florian Heine
Title: The Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture
ISBN: 3791381261
ISBN13: 978-3791381268
Other Formats: lit azw rtf doc
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Prestel (April 14, 2015)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1240 kb
Size EPUB version: 1304 kb
Subcategory: Architecture




From Rome’s Parthenon to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia; from the ancient village of Petra to Beijing’s Forbidden City; from New York’s Empire State Building to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this visually stunning collection of 100 milestones of architectural history explores how they changed the course of architecture forever. Why do some buildings stand the test of time? What makes a building unique, or groundbreaking? How do function, environment, and technology impact an architect’s vision? These questions and more are succinctly addressed in this wide-ranging tour of 100 of the world’s most important manmade structures. This compilation spans the ancient to the modern eras and represents nearly every continent. Gorgeous photographs of each building are featured in double-page spreads, which include concise texts offering fascinating histories and contextual information, as well as biographies of the architects. The book also includes a glossary at the back of the book that explains important terms. An invaluable introduction to the world of architecture, this book guides readers through every milestone of architectural triumph―be it an ancient city, modern sports arena, cathedral, or office building.