"Architecture is an all-embracing adventure without end," declares Dan Cruickshank in the introduction to A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings.
Cruickshank's selection represents key moments in architectural history and it is truly global in scope. It includes many of the world's best-known structures, and many less obvious ones, the unsung heroes of this great and fascinating story. Having visited most of the featured buildings himself, his book is both authoritative and intimate.
From the evocative remains of ancient civilizations to towering New York skyscrapers, Cruickshank's A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings is organized in seven themes. Examples are:
Architects, historians, travelers and inquisitive readers will enjoy this beautiful, sumptuously illustrated book.
Dan Cruickshank is a well known BBC television presenter and author. He is a leading expert on architecture and historic buildings, and a frequent contributor to The Architects' Journal and The Architectural Review. His previous books include the bestselling Around the World in 80 Treasures.