Superb photography and a logical structure, alongside the well-written and succinct accompanying text, allows this book to transcend the 'architectural interest' category. From what I've seen so far, it's an absorbing book for everyone who has flicked through it.
I was really pleased to receive this book and it lived up to all the reviews I'd read of it. My only gripe would be the small print and that I'd like to have had internal plans/photos for most of the properties-but the book would go into several volumes in that case!
Excellent book providing single example of important houses or housing types from simple vernacular shelters to the great contemporary architects! Would be nice to include more images and more that one example per architect however this would make an already large book positively unwealdly.
What a joy to give or receive this book! Short informed commentary and facts about a world- wide eclectic choice of fascinating houses from all periods. Because it is a compact book in reference from it is easy to overlook the scholarly research that makes it so interesting. Buy a copy for yourself and then many more for your friends.