The Story of Architecture

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9780132240284: The Story of Architecture

Story of Architecture

 

Guiding readers through a staggering 5,000 years of world architecture, Jonathan Glancey's eminently knowledgeable, authoritative, and always fascinating insights make reading this book irresistible, despite the enormity of the subject. Featuring influential and innovative architects of every age, along with their masterpieces, from the ziggurat at Ur to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this stylish, lavishly illustrated book shows the unique historical, geographical, and cultural elements that have influenced and literally shaped the world's greatest architecture.

 

Jonathan Glancey contributes to a number of architectural and design magazines in Europe and the US. He is the author of 20th Century Architecture, Nigel Coates: Body Building and City Scapes, as well as the assistant editor of the Architectural Review and the editor of The Architect.

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Jonathan Glancey lives in London and is Architecture and Design Editor of The Guardian, author of several architecture books and a regular TV and radio broadcaster who has written and presented programmes for the BBC and Channel 4. He has been assistant editor of the Architectural Review, editor of The Architect, and has contributed to a number of architectural and design magazines in Europe and the US.

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