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Atlas of amazing architecture : the most incredible architecture you've (probably) never heard of  Cover Image Book Book

Atlas of amazing architecture : the most incredible architecture you've (probably) never heard of / Peter Allen.

Allen, Peter, 1964- (author.).



Explore the world of architecture as you've never seen it before, from tiny shacks to vast palaces - and everything in between! This atlas of architectural wonders eschews the classic children's book fare of the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal, and instead takes a broader view of what constitutes amazing architecture. Buildings include: the Jameh mosque of Isfahan in Iran, Native American plank houses in New Mexico, Stave Churches in Norway, The Djinguereber Mosque in Mali, and extraordinary 18th century wooden churches on Kizhi Island, Russia. Over 50 buildings span all the continents equally throughout history. Each of these buildings is visually striking and architecturally noteworthy; they introduce new engineering technologies or define a movement or capture the essence of a moment in human history. However, despite their significance, they are, for the most part, not part of the main Western architectural canon. This book seeks out a more diverse, inclusive approach to what constitutes amazing architecture, and presents it with fresh illustration and clear, punchy text.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781908714879 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1908714875 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 87 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Cicada Books, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Target Audience Note:
8-11 years old.
Subject: Architecture > Juvenile literature.
Atlases > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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