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By Dan Cruickshank

Featuring over 2 hundred pictures, this gorgeous e-book through popular tv historian Dan Cruickshank tells the historical past of structure throughout the tales of a hundred iconic buildings

Journeying via time and position, from the traditional Egyptian pyramids to the hovering skyscrapers of ny, well known architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the main notable and characterful creations in international architecture.

His choice comprises a number of the world’s best-known structures that symbolize key or pioneering moments in architectural historical past, comparable to the Pantheon in Rome, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Taj Mahal in India and the Forbidden urban in China.

But the booklet additionally covers much less seen and extra incredible buildings, the commonly unsung heroes of an perpetually attention-grabbing tale. constructions like Oriel Chambers in Liverpool and the Narkomfin condominium development in Moscow.

Dan Cruickshank has visited approximately all of the structures within the booklet, many in destinations which are now inaccessible and below critical danger. A background of structure in a hundred constructions is an eloquent and sometimes relocating testimony to the ability of serious structure to form, and be formed via, international history.

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