The fifty buildings presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling, intriguing, and awe-inspiring structures from all over the world. Along with the Pyramids of Cheops, the Parthenon, and the Colosseum, readers will learn about other masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia in Turkey; Cambodia's Temple Complex at Angkor Wat; the Potala Palace in Lhasa; and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Each entry features full color photographs of the structure along with informative text presented in a dynamic format. Readers can find basic information about each building's artistic relevance, style, and contextual history while timelines and sidebars offer additional notes about architectural periods and techniques.
Table of contents :
The Great Pyramid of Giza, 12; Karnak Temple, 16; The Parthenon, 18; The Colosseum, 20; Petra, 22; Tikal, 26; Hagia Sophia, 28; San Vitale, 32; Horyuji Temple, 34; Palatine Chapel in Aachen, 36; Borobudur, 40; The Mezquita, 42; Durham Cathedral, 46; The Hradcany, 48; Angor Wat, 52; Notre Dame, 56; Castel del Monte, 60; Westminster Abbey, 62; The Forbidden City, 64; The Doge's Palace, 68; The Cathedral Dome in Florence, 72; The Kremlin, 76; St Peter's Basilica, 80; Chateau of Chambord, 84; Machu Picchu, 88; Villa la Rotonda, 90; Taj Mahal, 92; Potala Palace, 96; Versailles, 98; Zwinger Palace, 102; Upper Belvedere, 104; The Louvre, 108; Monticello, 110; Royal Crescent, 112; United States Capitol, 114; La Sagrada Familia, 118; The Eiffel Tower, 122; Carson Pirie Scott Building, 124; Bauhaus, 126; Chrysler Building, 128; Casa Malaparte, 132; The Glass House, 134; Notre Dame du Haut, 136; Guggenheim Museum in New York, 140; Twa Terminal, 144; Congress Building Brasilia, 152; Olympic Park in Munich, 156. Jewish Museum Berlin, 158; National Stadium in Beijing, 162.