Item description for Buildings That Changed The World by Klaus Reichold...
Now available in an attractive flexi-cover edition, Buildings that Changed the World takes the reader on an unconventional and lively journey around the globe and through the history of human civilization, introducing many architectural icons and offering an overview of four thousand years of architectural history. By linking buildings to the people who constructed and lived in them, and by presenting stories and myths connected with them, this book offers an accessible approach to architectural history. Including stunning photographs, plans and entertaining texts, Buildings that Changed the World is a combination of architectural historical information with delightful anecdotes and illustrations.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 7.7" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2004
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791331310 ISBN13 9783791331317
Availability 0 units.
More About Klaus Reichold
Reichold studied art history and is a freelance writer.
Reviews - What do customers think about Buildings That Changed The World?
A worthwhile buy Apr 30, 2003
The first time I saw this publication was on a book fair in São Paulo and I found it amazing from the very first moment. I bought it from this site some weeks later and it really paid its value.
It covers the story behind each building that have become world famous landmarks.
You can go directly to a specific building you're interested in or read it throughly from beginning to end. Both ways you'll be pleased and surprised with the information provided.
The only thing that disappointed me was the very little coverage on South American landcaspes such as Machu Pich ruins Oscar Nyemeyer's Brasília
However, it's an excelente book anyway. If you do appreciate good architecture, you won't regret buying it.
Needs a Second Edition Apr 1, 2000
I was enthralled in the book. Buildings that Changed the World is a spectacular photographic adventure. For anyone that loves history and architecture it is a fantastic book to look at. Reading, however, is different. The author, understandably, has little room to explore the different intrigues of every building. There are fantastic stories to some of these buildings that are not mentioned. Again, I do understand the limited space but I would love to see a second edition to this book that goes into the buildings more in depth. The author uses the Kremlin as a whole but, I believe that the buildings individually should have been addressed. Specifically, St. Basil's Cathedral which has a fantastic history of construction under Ivan the Terrible.