World Architecture: The Masterworks

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - Architecture - 313 pages
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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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User Review  - vpfluke - 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 ... Read full review

World Architecture: The Masterworks

User Review  - Amy Trendler - Book Verdict

As Pryce (coauthor, Brick: A World History) notes in his preface, all surveys are subjective, and this one is no exception. The focus is on "masterworks" as opposed to a measured progression of ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
18
MASTERWORKS IN DETAIL
48
Loro Jonggrang prambanan java
56
Copyright

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Will Pryce is an award-winning photographer who originally trained as an architect at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art, London. His books include Big Shed , World Architecture: The Masterworks, and, with James W. P. Campbell, the widely acclaimed Brick: A World History .

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