The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments by Alexandre Verhille

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The order of presentation begins the tour in Europe and concludes in South America, and the diversity of building styles and types should open the most jingoistic eyes. A well-designed compendium of information about world architecture, if a mite formal.
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This unique architecture atlas shows the most remarkable buildings in the world. Children and adults will marvel in amazement. Mali, in North Africa, is home to the largest building made out of clay; the structure only took one year to complete. For the construction of Neuschwanstein Castle, 465 tons of marble were hefted to the Alps to the building site. The Atomium in Brussels boasts the longest escalators in Europe. The largest mosque in the world is as big as 56 football fields. The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments presents a world of breathtaking buildings and their incredible stories through illustrated maps and engaging factsheets. Sarah Tavernier and Alexandre Verhille have already deftly shown with Legendary Routes of the World that they are experts in showcasing the biggest and the best. Now, for The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments, they researched the longest bridges, tallest towers, the most impressive cultural sites, and plenty of curiosities. Exciting facts are woven together with a myriad of architectural styles; the material feats are skillfully and artfully placed upon bold maps, situating the constructions within a geographic context.
 

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Published November 14, 2016 by Little Gestalten. 48 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

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on Aug 17 2016

The order of presentation begins the tour in Europe and concludes in South America, and the diversity of building styles and types should open the most jingoistic eyes. A well-designed compendium of information about world architecture, if a mite formal.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Cindy Helms on Nov 13 2016

Fortunately, the majority of the buildings and monuments are easily relatable and very effective at making this bold and beautifully designed Atlas eye catching and informative.

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