From the shelf

Architecture: A visual History

Jan 18, 2018 |

Architecture tells the story of the world’s most incredible buildings, from ancient stupas to modern hightech skyscrapers to today’s green buildings in Architecture. From the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt to the Parthenon in Greece, from the White House in Washington, DC, to Bhurj Khalifa in Dubai and beyond, this visual worldwide survey of architecture offers close-up detailed photographic references to the vocabulary of each period, plus principal elements and decorated features. Closer looks of the beautiful details, principal elements, and decorative features of every architectural style, from China’s Temple of Heaven and the Great Mosque of Damascus, to the Guggenheim museum and the London Olympic Velodrome, Architecture offers a truly worldwide look at historical and contemporary building, with breathtaking photography, intriguing cross-sections, and unique CGI artwork. With over 500 images and 13 specially commissioned 3-D artworks identifying key structural and aesthetic features contemporary architecture and green buildings, with incredible new photography to transport you to the most interesting and iconic buildings on earth, this is a visual tour covering more than 350 of the world’s greatest buildings of architectural styles.

This is not a Book Review; this is just an effort to conveying information to the readers on rare and valuable books on art and architecture. This column aims to give a helicopter view on such books and thus presents the excerpts and illustrations either from the preface, introduction, jacket or main contents of the book from the shelf. This book was kindly provided by Mandala Book Point, Kantipath, Kathmandu (Tel. 4227711).


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