World Architecture

World Architecture

The Masterworks

  1. Will Pryce
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  • ISBN 9780500342749
  • 29.30 x 22.80 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 320pp
  • 357 Illustrations, 357 in colour
  • First published 2011

An accessible, global survey of architecture’s greats, now in a new compact format. More than 350 superb photographs celebrate the finest examples of architecture from over 2,000 years of civilization

‘From Angkor Wat to St Paul’s Cathedral and everything in between … takes 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

The book includes both the acknowledged stars – the Pantheon; Hagia Sophia; the great cathedrals of Europe; Islamic masterpieces at Isfahan and Samarkand; the Sydney Opera House – and the unfamiliar – the Hindu temple of Prambanan in Java; the Pilgrimage church of Sainte-Foy at Conques, France; and Santa Maria della Consolazione at Todi, Italy, among others.

Featuring over 80 buildings – about 40 in detailed photo essays – this is the perfect volume for anyone with even a passing interest in architecture and its crowning achievements.

Will Pryce is an award-winning photographer. He is the author, with James Campbell, of the hugely acclaimed Brick: A World History and the equally successful volumes Architecture in Wood; The Library: A World History; and Big Shed.


    The pictures in this book may be licensed for re-use.
    If you are interested, please email: images@thameshudson.co.uk