Architecture: The Definitive Visual History

By Dorling Kindersley

The definitive global visual history of architecture

From ancient dwellings to modern high-tech skyscrapers, discover everything there is to know about the history of architecture around the world.

Covering over 6,000 years of human history, Architecture charts the most important developments in building materials, technology, and design, and the social changes that have shaped the architectural landscape.

Explore every significant architectural period and style in depth through key examples. Take a tour of some of the world's most iconic buildings, beautifully illustrated with a combination of stunning photography and specially commissioned CGI artworks. Find out why so many ancient Roman structures have withstood the test of time. Learn how the soaring ceilings of Gothic cathedrals are held up. And discover the architectural innovations that are helping to combat climate change.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and inspiring, Architecture is the perfect book for anyone fascinated by the built world - its visual character and the factors that have formed it - and who wants to understand more.

440 pages
hardcover, colour illustrations


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