World Architecture: The Masterworks
This majestic survey of the greatest buildings from around the globe includes both the acknowledged stars--the Pantheon, Hagia Sophia, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals, masterpieces of Islamic architecture at Isfahan and Samarkand, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Sydney Opera House--and the unfamiliar and unexpected: the Hindu temple of Prambanan in Java, the French pilgrimage church of Sainte-Foy at Conques, and Santa Maria della Consolazione in Todi, Italy.
More than one hundred magnificent buildings are included, over fifty of which are featured in highly detailed photo essays. Will Pryce's accompanying texts and commentaries provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts in which they were created, and of the evolution of architectural history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is a gorgeous book with stupendous photographs of a signficant selection of major building in the world. The author is a renowned photographer and has captured beauty in many places. One could get the opinion that the era of great building is almost closed with only a few representatvies from the last 100 years such as Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Conecticut, and the abbey chapel at Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France by LeCorbusier. The pictures for me of the great Gothic Cathedrals are striking, particularly those of Ely Cathedral. Also notweorth are mosques, such as the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul. But, almost every page is a feast for the eyes. The book is divided into two sections, buildings before and after 1500 and most are from Europe or the Near East. However, you can start anywhere in the book, and enjoy it the 357 color photographs.
Review: World Architecture: The MasterworksUser Review - Goodreads
This book fulfills the promise of its title with more than 300 pages of color photographs. There are not just exterior but also interior views, enough to give me a glimpse -- never really as much as I ...
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