Author(s): Dorling Kindersley
A spectacular visual tour of the world's greatest buildings "Great Buildings" takes you to an amazing tour of 50 of the world's architectural masterpieces from the Houses of Parliament to the Sydney Opera House. Discover how to "read" a building, identify key characteristics of architecture and get underneath the bricks and mortar with stunning 3-D cutaways. Come face-to-face with some of the greatest architects to have lived and find out how the styles, techniques and materials they used helped create these iconic buildings. "Great Buildings" is an excellent introduction to architecture as well as being a great read for the connoisseur - it really is like being taken on a personal tour by a knowledgeable guide.