A definitive visual history of architecture, spanning the pre-classical era to modern times, from the Far East to Europe and the Americas.
Foreword by John Julius Norwich
Six major sections covering
> Non-European civilizations
> The Ancient World
> Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
>The Middle Ages
> The Age of Classicism
> The Modern Era
Authoritative text prepared by eminent architectural historians.
More than 1,000 colour photographs
Imaginative cut-out reconstructions and perspective drawings
Detailed maps showing major archaeological sites, important buildings, and the extent of the great empires
Time charts highlighting key historical events and pinpointing the creation of the world's finest monuments