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by John Julius Norwich

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ISBN:
0306810425
Author:
John Julius Norwich
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Architecture
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English
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Da Capo Press (March 6, 2001)
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288 pages
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Great Architecture of the World is not only a major and lasting reference work, but also an aesthetic treasure. For the student its style of illustration is explicit and informative; for the traveler a gazetteer is added, giving a country-by-country listing of the world's greatest buildings; and for all of us, this volume provides an exciting and compelling history of our common architectural heritage.

John Julius Norwich, who has died aged 88, called himself a writer and broadcaster. He was really a man of many enthusiasms – for books, music, architecture, paintings – and his great talent was to be able to convey those passions to the public at large, through books, radio broadcasts and in nearly three dozen television documentaries from the BBC, on subjects ranging from the fall of Constantinople, through Napoleon’s final 100 days’ campaign, to Haiti’s revolutionary. leader Toussaint Louverture.

John Julius Norwich was born on September 15, 1929. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada as a wartime evacuee, at Eton College, and at the University of Strasbourg

John Julius Norwich was born on September 15, 1929. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada as a wartime evacuee, at Eton College, and at the University of Strasbourg. He served in the Royal Navy before receiving a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. After graduation, he joined the H. M. Foreign Service and served in Belgrade, Beirut, and as a member of British delegation to the Disarmament Conference in Geneva. In 1954, he inherited the title of Viscount Norwich. In 1964, he resigned from the Foreign Service to become a writer

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Here is a brilliantly accessible chronicle of the greatest monuments created by mankind, told by fourteen of the most distinguished architectural historians and beautifully illustrated with more than 800 original diagrams, annotated drawings, and photographs—both a browser's delight and a superb reference tool.
  • Granijurus
Edited by John Julius Norwich, a great English historian who writes beautifully, this book presents a comprehensive view of world architecture through the ages, complete with cut-away views of major buildings. Highly recommended.
  • RuTGamer
This was a well thought out and detailed book.
  • furious ox
Best easy to understand architecture text.
  • Nuadador
Very pleased
  • Gorisar
it will be a great book to refer to when ur doing architecture. a recomended reference book to refere to when you need some ideas...
  • komandante
This is the opinion of someone who is neither an architect or art historian, but an amateur who got interested after traveling around and seeing some of the world's great architecture. Also, I have the 1975 version of the book - some improvements may have been made in the most recent edition.
The strength of the book is that it attempts to survey the entire world from ancient to modern times in one, not too intimidating volume. China, Japan, Indian, Islamic, and Pre-Columbian architecture are given short chapters, although the bulk of the book is dedicated to tracing Western architecture from ancient times to shortly after World War II. It is nice to have something fairly comprehensive on the shelf as a reference.
The broad scope of the book is a weakness as well. Over a dozen authors contributed various chapters. The result is spotty, as some authors are clearly better at introducing a general audience to their field than others who seem to forget that they are not at a research conference surrounded by experts. Some parts of the text do a good job at summarizing the technical accomplishments and aesthetic concerns of a period while others are just a litany of names and places (many without corresponding visuals) that is meaningless to the average reader. The large number of authors makes the book incoherent as well as there is no theme or story that carries from one part to another. This makes it much more suited for leisurely poking through sections at random than for reading from start to finish.
Finally, there are a number of technical issues that could have been handled better. While it is true that there are tons of pictures, cutaways, and diagrams, many are too small or of mediocre quality. In other places, the text refers to a compass direction, but north is not labeled on the corresponding diagram. That's fine for medieval churches if you know that the apse is (almost) always in the east, but who knows offhand which way Persepolis is oriented? You can usually figure it out, but this and other issues are frustrating.
In summary, don't buy this book if you want a coherent history to read. If you need just one volume to serve as an occasional reference, however, this one might be ok. Still, I would look around a bit more first.
  • Cemav
This is a great resource for anyone interested in Architecture. It gives really good background information on the history of architecture in many different areas of the world. And if you need some really good photographical examples, this a great book. It also includes great picture descriptions so that you can relate it to the body of the work. This book has a wide range of architecture from much earlier ages to the modern age.

All in all, I highly recommend this book if you need a resource for a project or if you're simply interested in architecture.
As a professional architectural historian, I use Norwich's book as a textbook for my introduction to history of architecture survey class. The book is clear and academic with coverage of BOTH Western and non-Western buildings from ancient times to modern. The only problem is that it's out of print. My department has purchased enough copies for me to lend to my students.