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Architecture Inside + Out

50 Iconic Buildings in Detail

John Zukowsky, Robbie Polley


Go behind the façades and finishes to understand how fifty of the world’s most iconic and important buildings were constructed

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Encompassing ancient palaces and glorious cathedrals, futuristic homes and striking skyscrapers, Architecture Inside + Out examines fifty of the world’s most impressive buildings and uncovers their structural secrets. By researching original plans, notes and drawings, this book reveals the expertise and original intentions behind these magnificent creations, simulating the experience of spending time with the architects themselves.

Architecture Inside + Out also looks beyond the bricks and mortar to explore the principal spaces within. Unique isometric cutaways, floor plans, site plans, cross-sections and elevations reveal the inner structures that are not visible to the naked eye, enabling you to understand these remarkable structures in comprehensive detail. The selection includes everything from small domestic spaces, such as Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, to impressive art galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris, and historic places of worship, such as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

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'A perfect gift for architecture buffs or simply curious readers who’d like know more about the monuments they encounter'
French Property News

'Photographs of striking interiors enable readers to scrutinize the most awe-inspiring aspects of these structures'
Timeless Travels

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Book Details

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 25.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 304 pp

Publication date: 1 February 2018

ISBN: 9780500343371

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Public Life • 2. Monuments • 3. Arts and Education • 4. Living • 5. Worship

About the Author

John Zukowsky is an architectural and design historian. He was curator of architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1978 to 2004, and has since held several executive positions at institutions in Chicago, New York and Ohio. He has also been the recipient of honors from the American Institute of Architects and the republics of Austria and France.

Robbie Polley is an architectural illustrator. He has worked on many major architecture projects in the UK and internationally, from the New British Library to the Lisbon Expo.