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The Grand Tour : Travelling the World with an Architect's Eye - Harry Seidler

The Grand Tour

Travelling the World with an Architect's Eye

By: Harry Seidler (Photographer)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2013
ISBN: 9783836544603
Number Of Pages: 576

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Travelling the world with an architect's eye

Architect Harry Seidler spent more than 50 years traveling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture from 3000 B.C. to the present day.

Thanks to sound advice given to him early on by his photographer brother Marcell ("Only use Leica cameras and Kodachrome film, which is archival"), Seidler's hobby quickly developed into a passion and, finally, an impressive archive of world architecture.

Including, of course, many of the world's most famous architectural structures, Seidler's photographs illustrate the history and style-country by country-of architecture in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas.

Divided into chapters by country, each with a brief introduction outlining its architectural history, The Grand Tour offers armchair travelers, students, architecture buffs, and historians the opportunity to browse the buildings of the world through one man's photographs-the fruits of a passionate, half-century endeavor.

About the Author

Born in Vienna, Austria, Harry Seidler studied architecture at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg before winning a scholarship to Harvard, where he studied under Walter Gropius. He also studied under Josef Albers at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and was the chief assistant of Marcel Breuer in New York from 1946 to 1948. He worked with Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro before opening his own practice in Sydney in 1949. He has taught at the Harvard School of Design, the ETH in Zurich, and the University of Sydney. In 1996, Seidler was awarded the RIBA gold medal. He died on March 9, 2006.

Industry Reviews

"Whether you take the book with you on your travels or read it on the sofa, you couldn't have a better guide."
"The Grand Tour is a feast for the eyes and will keep you turning its pages for hours and hours."

ISBN: 9783836544603
ISBN-10: 3836544601
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st June 2013
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.0  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.15

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