Buildings-they are everywhere. We pass by them, admire, live in them, work in them and play in them-they are an integral part of our society.
the simplest hut to the most majestic of temples, towering skyscrapers, sports
arena, private homes and so forth, architecture touches everyone.
time, talent, skill and pure tenacity to built some of these phenomenal structures
is often over-looked. Few people take
the time to look past a building’s façade to appreciate the understructure,
design, planning and material it took to build them.
Carlton Books/Goodman Book and author
Jonathan Glancey present the ultimate compilation of informative text and color
photos of ‘The Structures That Shaped The Modern World’
1900 up until current times the book traces the most significant architectural
structures ever created by man. Full historical
and technical background facts are given accompanied by color photographs of
architectural style and period that occurred within that time frame is examined
in detail along with biographical information about their designers and builders.
recommend this book to anyone interested in pursuing an architectural career,
be it in design or construction.