the illustrated atlas of architecture and marvelous monuments

The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments takes us on a trip through 5 continents and 80 countries to explore extraordinary buildings, structures and monuments.  Characteristics, interesting facts and unique details of each masterpiece are offered along with crisp, modern illustrations.  Did you know that only UK residents are allowed to visit Big Ben?  Gaudí’s Sagrada Família will have been under construction for 144 years by the time it comes to a finish in 2026.  Seattle Central Library can hold up to 1.5 million books.  Trong Nghia received 11 architectural prizes for the sustainable nursery school he designed with a plant-covered roof that regulates the temperature.  Its plants are irrigated with the recycled water from a nearby shoe factory.  So much to learn, discover and marvel at, in this oversized architectural compendium by Sarah Tavernier and Alexander Verhille.  Published by Little Gestalten.