Will Pryce unveils a world of beauty and genius in this unparalleled, specially photographed survey of the world’s architectural master- pieces. More than 350 color photographs celebrate the finest buildings from over two thousand years of civilization: Hagia Sophia, the Gothic cathedrals of Europe, Islamic masterworks at Isfahan, the Taj Mahal, the Palace of Westminster, Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and much more.
There are some eighty buildings featured, more than forty of which receive in-depth attention in detailed photo essays. Pryce’s accompanying texts and commentaries provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts in which they were created, and of the evolution of architecture through history.
About the Author
Will Pryce is an award-winning photographer who originally trained as an architect at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art, London. His books include Big Shed, World Architecture: The Masterworks, and, with James W. P. Campbell, the widely acclaimed Brick: A World History.
'From Angkor Wat to St Paul's Cathedral and everything in between ... a breathtaking tour around all the greats' - Grand Designs
'Sometimes it's best to stand back and let a building speak for itself, and this beautifully photographed book by architectural specialist Will Pryce does just that ... a stunning tribute to architecture as art' - The Bookseller