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World Architecture: The Masterworks [Hardcover]

Will Pryce
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10 Nov 2008
What makes a great building? This is a question that has preoccupied architects, critics and travellers alike for centuries. Despite the rich variety of buildings around the world, no fully illustrated, specially photographed survey of the greats has been attempted. Until now. A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in over 350 photographs which take you on an epic journey celebrating the finest examples of architecture from over 2,000 years of civilization. Deftly splitting the history of architecture into two parts at AD1500, World Architecture: The Masterworks contains over 80 buildings, over 40 of which are featured in detailed photo essays. Will Pryces texts provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts, peoples and evolution of architectural history.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (10 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500342482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500342480
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 24.5 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 541,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Beautifully photographed... a stunning tribute to architecture as art'
-- The Bookseller

'Handsomely illustrated'
-- The Bookseller

`Captures the essence of humankind's most sublime physical monuments'
-- The Independent

`Will Pryce is that rare bird, a photographer who writes with authority ... [the book is] full of useful context'
-- Damian Thompson, The World of Interiors


'Beautifully photographed... a stunning tribute to architecture as art'

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 5 Sep 2010
Wow! this hardback book is SO beautiful, I bought it to assist me with some architechtural coursework. The images are stunning and the small amounts of text are very informative - I plan to buy the other Will Pryce books! A brilliant buy!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Picture Book 19 Mar 2010
If you like photography and architecture, this book is for you. Pictures are stunning, a good read too. I have now also bought the other two books by Will Pryce.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning big book 10 Feb 2009
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Bought this as a present for a fellow traveller rather than a book for someone interested in architeture. Wonderful photographs of places all over the world. Good to make a wish list of "must see" places. As I have not been able to read it myself I can only say that the person who received it was very pleased.
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