Great Architecture of the World by Edited by John Julius Norwich soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Mitchell Beazley, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Glossary; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Gazeteer; Plans;
From the cover: With architecture, more than with other arts, the key to enjoyment is understanding. Great Architecture of the World tells the fascinating story of mans inventiveness with a clarity of style and freshness of approach that is entirely new. This grand survey is presented in an original way: never before have such informative cutaway drawings been matched with explanatory texts and photography to tell this important story so understandably and in such detail.
Great Architecture of the World has been warmly welcomed by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the most respected and perceptive of architectural historians, as a valuable contribution to the understanding of architecture.
This is the story of the greatest monuments created by man, told by fourteen of the most distinguished architectural historians and abundantly illustrated with more than 800 original diagrams, annotated drawings and superb photographs. Beginning with the ancient civilizations of the East and the Americas, the book goes on to tell of the spectacular developments which took place in Europe and the Western World, from the earliest temples of Mesopotamia to the most advanced structures of the 20th century. This book is a tribute to the great buildings themselves, to the people who created them, to the patrons who financed them and to the artists and craftsmen who embellished them.
Here is a major and lasting reference work which is also a thing of beauty to be treasured. For the student its style of illustration is explicit and informative; for the traveller a gazetteer is added, giving a country by country listing of the worlds greatest buildings; for all of us there is the exciting persuasiveness of writers, artists and photographers who care about our architectural heritage.
Introduction by: Nikolaus Pevsner
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Index. 11¾” x 9¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Architecture catalogue?