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Description - Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture by Isabel Kuhl

Why do some buildings stand the test of time? What makes a building unique, or groundbreaking? How do function, environment, and technology impact an architect's vision? These questions and more are succinctly addressed in this wide-ranging tour of 100 of the world's most important man-made structures. This compilation spans the ancient to the modern eras and represents nearly every continent. Gorgeous photographs of each building are featured in double-page spreads, which include concise texts offering fascinating histories and contextual information, as well as biographies of the architects. The book also includes a glossary at the back of the book that explains important terms. An invaluable introduction to the world of architecture, this book guides readers through every milestone of architectural triumph - be it an ancient city, modern sports arena, cathedral, or office building. AUTHOR: Isabel Kuhl is an art and architectural historian whose many books include '50 Buildings You Should Know' and 'Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments' (both by Prestel). Florian Heine is an art historian and photographer, and the author of 'Art: The Groundbreaking Moments' and 'Photography: The Groundbreaking Moments'. 150 illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783791381268
ISBN-10: 3791381261
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 221mm x 25mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2015
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Isabel Kuhl

Isabel Kuhl is an art and architectural historian whose many books include 50 Buildings You Should Know and Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments (both by Prestel). Florian Heine is an art historian and photographer, and the author of Art: The Groundbreaking Moments and Photography: The Groundbreaking Moments (both by Prestel).

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