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An Architecture students view....,
This review is from: The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture: Comprehensive Edition (Hardcover)
I am used to buying Architecture course books at simliar prices that do not inspire you at all! The Phaidon Atlas on the other hand is full of inspiration. The book lacks Architectural detail, but as a general look into world Architectue it is fantastic.
Many of the buildings featured in the book are covered in many of my Architecture course lectures. So to have this book, and be able to look at the building prices, location, its architects and their other works is really useful. Most interestingly of all is the chance to quickly compare the different buildings and styles in the same country or continent.
This book would be perfect for anyone looking to go into a career in Architecture, or anyone that appreciates great images of great buildings.
Details, larger Architectural plans and sections and a larger look into Scottish Architecture would make this book even better.