"The Great Builders" surveys the careers of forty great architects whose engineering skills were crucial to their success. Sixteen nationalities and seven centuries of architectural innovation make for a survey of spectacular scope and depth. From churches and fortresses to bridges and high-tech skyscrapers, it includes masterpieces from all over the world and covers 700 years of architectural history. This book, in the same series as "The Great Naturalists" and "The Great Explorers", will appeal to anyone with an interest in architecture, buildings, engineering, urban planning or the history of the built environment.
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 192 x 248 x 40mm | 1,202.01g
- 30 Dec 2011
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 229 illustrations, 157 in colour
The writing...is uniformly accessible and intelligently distills major achievements. The writing . . . is uniformly accessible and intelligently distills major achievements. This book contains much well-known information, but its historical architectural continuum could inspire architecture, engineering, and construction students. The study fascinates most when detailing dreams deferred--for example, Schinkel's unbuilt Crimean palace for Tsarina Alexandra and the 'Plan for Tokyo' by Kenzo Tange that's hard to fathom.