ISBN10: 1884822452 ISBN13: 9781884822452 Contributors: Johnson, Philip (Introduction) Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub Published: Jan 5 1996 Weight: 2.10lbs. Height: 18.25" Width: 8.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from the Empire State Building to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the 50 buildings represented in this magnificent book leap off the page in words and more than 200 rich, duotone images. This unique volume includes facts-at-a-glance for each building, visual comparisons of heights, and quotes from a variety of architects and experts--all accompanying stunning full-page photos of each structure.
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