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Wonders of World Architecture

Author : Neil Parkyn
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The modern world's greatest buildings capture the imagination and inspire wonder, whether they are places of worship, palaces of power or pleasure, skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams or colossal statues. This book charts the progress of human ingenuity and creativity in erecting buildings.

The World of Architectural Wonders

Author : Mike Corbishley
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Examines the stories behind such wonders of the world's architecture as the pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China, Chartes Cathedral, the city of Venice, and Hoover Dam.

Manmade Wonders of the World

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Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalog of the most famous and intriguing buildings and monuments created by humans. Manmade Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations explain how the structures were built, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction. Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.

Seven Wonders of Architecture

Author : Ann Kerns
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Describes seven monumental architectural sites from modern times that are noted for their beauty, innovation, and uniqueness, including the Taj Mahal, Saint Peter's Basilica, and the Sydney Opera House.

Heaven and Its Wonders the World of Spirits and Hell

Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
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Earth Architecture

Author : Ronald Rael
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Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ecological and economic imperatives. Features over 40 projects.

Disclosing Horizons

Author : Nicholas Temple
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This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design. Since its earliest developments, perspective was conceived as an exemplary form of representation that served as an ideal model of how everyday existence could be measured and ultimately judged. Temple argues that underlying the symbolic and epistemological meanings of perspective there prevails a deeply embedded redemptive view of the world that is deemed perfectible. Temple explores this idea through a genealogical investigation of the cultural and philosophical contexts of perspective throughout history, highlighting how these developments influenced architectural thought. This broad historical enquiry is accompanied by a series of case-studies of modern or contemporary buildings, each demonstrating a particular affinity with the accompanying historical model of perspective.

World Architecture

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Examples of the architecture of the Victorian age and monthly review of the world s architectural progress

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World Architecture

Author : William George
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A World History of Architecture

Author : Marian Moffett
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The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

Architectural Wonders

Author : Kathleen Colan
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Armchair travellers will be thrilled to explore the world's most recognized and memorable buildings with the innovative and interactive Architectural Wonders. The large format three-dimensional pop-up spreads are engineering marvels in their own right, designed by top paper engineers, illuminating all of the spectacular details of each building and highlighting key structural elements. They showcase landmarks such as Notre Dame, the Empire State Building, the Taj Mahal and the Sydney Opera House.History buffs will also appreciate the sections featuring captivating details about the history of each building, including how many years (or centuries!) it took to complete, the socio-political climate of the era and other insightful information.For those who aren't necessarily interested in architecture or history, Architectural Wonders makes a wonderful coffee-table book.

Rand McNally Co s Handbook of the World s Columbian Exposition

Author : Mrs. Potter Palmer
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Wonders of the World

Author : Flaminia Bartolini
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The New World Architecture

Author : Sheldon Cheney
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The Skira Yearbook of World Architecture

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We Want World Wonders

Author : The Why Factory (Delft, Pays-Bas).
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This book explores the world of architectural wonders and wonderment. It examines current classifications and it wonders about new categories. Through the eyes of students it speculates on possible fields that might propel us towards the realization of new world wonders, of exemplary and wonderful projects. It forms a new atlas of wonders. We want world wonders. The Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower - these are current world wonders . . . They seem to play a role on the scale of the planet. They are the dreams of all architects, children, politicians, leaders and clients. They are surrounded by stories and myths. They make us wonder. They make us think. They impress us and thus somehow guide us. They put our daily lives and efforts into perspective. They are marks of the times. But how to make them?

Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

Author : Cyril M. Harris
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This massive compendium contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern.

Seven Wonders of the World and More Grades 5 8

Author : Don Blattner
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Explore the seven wonders of the ancient world, plus modern-day and natural wonders. Each is explained and examined in detail with information pertaining to the people who created it.

On Architecture

Author : Vitruvius
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In De architectura (c.40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, De architectura has been an invaluable source of information for scholars. The rediscovery of Vitruvius during the Renaissance greatly fuelled the revival of classicism during that and subsequent periods. Numerous architectural treatises were based in part or inspired by Vitruvius, beginning with Leon Battista Alberti's De re aedificatoria (1485).