When is a building just a building and when is it art? Thisaccessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains theessentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways inwhich structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a realappreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk aboutit—even to an architect. Just the essential information for readers on the go who wantto understand architecture.Covers the highlights of architectural history, from the GreatPyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.Explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. Explainswhen a building's a building and when it's art.Part of Tens includes Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, TenBiggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the MostInteresting Architects Working Today, and more.
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