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Uncommon Structures, Unconventional Builders By Alan Van Dine

Uncommon Structures, Unconventional Builders by Alan Van Dine

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They are the most remarkable constructions in human history--from the Tower of Babel to China's Great Wall to Machu Picchu. But how and why did they come to be? This entertaining, illustrated book has the answers. 250 photos.

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Uncommon Structures, Unconventional Builders by Alan Van Dine

Here are the amazing, enlightening, fully illustrated stories of the most remarkable constructions of human history. Seventeen vividly written, lively, and detailed chronicles of our most ambitious and legendary building projects, how they were launched with vision and high hopes, and the many twists and turns they took as they came into being. Wide-ranging in scope, encompassing a myriad of cultures, time periods and building materials - and even venturing into the animal kingdom, in the case of the uniquely constructed birds' nests - this book is full of human ingenuity and vision as well as adventures in engineering and architecture. Sir Christopher Wren; Ireland's Curious Towers; Tower of Babel; Designs for the Haunted House; Lost City of the Incas; Birds' Nests; Petra; High Gothic; Great Wall of China; Heorot - Home of Beowulf; Igloos; Cabins & Cottages; Neolithic Houses; Shakespeare's Globe; Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fouquet's Folly; Jericho; Colossus of Rhodes; Fully illustrated with full colour and black-and-white photography, historic drawings and plans, fine art and line drawings. A celebration of architectural vision and achievement, of lateral thinking to overcome technical problems.

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Uncommon Structures, Unconventional Builders by Alan Van Dine
Used - Very Good
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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