Architecture A World History
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2008
  • Price: $24.95
  • Trim Size: 4 12 x 6 38
  • ISBN: 0-8109-9512-3
  • EAN: 9780810995123
  • Page Count: 512
  • Illustrations: 600 Color Illu
  • Format: Paperback

Lavishly illustrated and super-condensed, Architecture: A World History is the perfect gift for any architecture buff. In this pocket-sized book bursting with 600 illustrations, page after page is dedicated to significant architectural movements, time lines that explore the evolution of the practice, and capsule biographies of great architects and examinations of their masterpieces.

Organized chronologically, the book travels from prehistory to the present, highlighting noteworthy examples of important architectural styles, and showcasing the work of significant architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid, and Rem Koolhaas. From the pyramids of Egypt to the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower to the Glass House, Architecture: A World History takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the most spectacular examples of architecture from around the world and throughout time.

About the authors

Daniel Borden, Jerzy Elzanowski, Joni Taylor, and Stephanie Tuerk are architects, writers, and scholars who have participated in research projects and written articles for numerous publications on architectural works.