1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die : You Must See Before You Die

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1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the beauty, grace, and fortitude of the world's greatest architectural achievements. Beginning in the ancient and Near East, the book explores middle age Byzantine and Gothic examples such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, goes on to St Paul's Cathedral, London and continues through the Chrysler Building, New York City, with its art deco metal pinnacle, to splendid contemporary innovations such as Norman Foster's Reichstag parliament building, Berlin and Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.The book is not only concerned with size - it also includes some of the world's most remarkable domestic buildings, such as the Mongolian yurt and houses of the American pioneers, as well as railway buildings, chapels, casinos, concert halls, gentlemen's clubs, and museums, cherished often for the way they represent and capture a particular moment in history in their details and atmosphere. 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is the complete companion to the outstanding architecture of the world. A fascinating mixture of familiar landmarks and little-known gems.
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  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 163 x 208 x 56mm | 1,932g
  • Cassell Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition.
  • 800
  • 184403738X
  • 9781844037384
  • 367,075

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1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a comprehensive survey of the constructions that best reflect their period and the talents of their architects. It is a great, single-volume summary of what has been achieved since man first learned to express himself in the buildings he created, including: Angkor Wat, by unknown, at Cambodia, Southeast Asia, 1140. Annaglee, by Richard Castle, at Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland, 1740 to 1770. Bauhaus, by Walter Gropius, at Dessau, Germany, 1919 to 1925. Charleston Single House, vernacular, at Charleston, South Carolina, 1800 to 1900. Chartres Cathedral, by unknown, at Chartres, France, 1194 to 1260. Doge's Palace, by unknown, at Venice, Italy, 1309 to 1424. Eiffel Tower, by Gustave Eiffel, at Paris, France, 1887 to 1889. Empire State Building, by Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon, at New York City, 1931. Fallingwater, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Ohiopyle, (Bear Run), Pennsylvania, 1934, 1938, 1948. Glasgow School of Art, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, at Glasgow, Scotland, 1897 to 1909. Hagia Sofia, by Isidoros and Anthemios, at Istambul, Turkey, 532 to 537. Haj Terminal, by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1972. Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, by Norman Foster, at Hong Kong, Japan, 1979 to 1986. I. G. Farben Offices, by Peter Behrens, at Frankfurt, Germany, 1920 to 1925. Johnson Museum of Art, by Philip Johnson, at New Canaan, Connecticut, 1949. Kemper Arena, by Helmut Jahn, at Kansas City, Missouri, 1974. King's College Chapel, by unknown, at Cambridge, England, 1446 to 1515. Lion Gate, by unknown, at Mycenae, Greece, -1250. Machu Picchu, by unknown, near Cuzco, Peru, through 1500. Newport Casino, by McKim, Mead, and White, at Newport, Rhode Island, 1879 to 1880. Olavinlinna Castle, by unknown, at Savonlinna, Finland, 1562. Palace of Charles V, by Pedro Machuca, at Granada, Spain, 1527 to 1568. Qansuh al-Ghuri, by unknown, at Cairo, Egypt, 1504. Residence in Riva San Vitale, by Mario Botta, at Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, 1972 to 1973. St Pancras Station, by William Henry Barlow, at London, England, 1864 to 1868. Swiss Re Headquarters (the Gherkin), by Norman Foster, at London, England, 1997 to 2004. Taj Mahal, by Emperor Shah Jahan, at Agra, India, 1630 to 1653. Unite d'Habitation, by le Corbusier, at Marseilles, France, 1946 to 1952. Venice Beach House, by Frank Gehry, at Venice, California, 1986. Yamamoto International Building, by Hiroshi Hara, at Tokyo, Japan, 1987. Zuyev Club, by I. P. Golosov, at Moscow, Russia, 1928.
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"Filled with photographs, it's a visual delight confirming the magnificent beauty of the structures and the brilliance who architects, engineers, and builders who created these masterpieces." "Lovin' Life After 50"
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About Mark Irving

Mark Irving has been an art and architecture writer for numerous newspapers, including The Times, Financial Times, Independent on Sunday, Guardian, and Scotsman as well as magazines such as Domus, Blueprint, Prospect, Time, L'Espresso, New Statesman, and Knack Weekend. He wrote and presented FIVE's critically acclaimed three-part television series The Story of Art Deco, broadcast in 2003. Mark has contributed essays to numerous books and catalogues, and conceived and produced the recent "Flip" book for the Serpentine Gallery's Talks Marathon in 2006.
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