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Organized chronologically, Essential Architecture encompasses the story of architecture from pre-historical examples such as Stonehenge to present day ecological office buildings and Blobitecture. The history of architecture unfolds through colourful and insightful images and texts that trace the development of major movements and their architects throughout the ages and around the world. Technological innovations, building methods and historical references are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Each chapter is opened by a time-line and an introduction pointing out the essential developments of the time in design and building techniques. 


160 x 220 mm, 6.3 x 4.7 inch
512 pages
ca. 1,000 illustrations
Published 2008
Rights sold: USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Japan, France, Turkey, Romania, Spain, Korea, China