The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Tower of London, and the Eiffel Tower are among the architectural icons celebrated in this overview of 4,000 years of architectural history. 350 illustrations, most in color.
I got this book for my boys, 8 and 11, who both like to look at buildings and building design. It was very engaging for them, enough good photos and enough text to be interesting but not too arcane. Recommend it for any building buffs of any age.
Needs a Second Edition
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
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.
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