Architecture Inside + Out

50 Iconic Buildings in Detail


Go behind the façades and finishes to understand how fifty of the world’s most iconic and important buildings were constructed.


ISBN: 9780500343371 Category:

John Zukowsky, Robbie Polley


From ancient palaces and glorious cathedrals, to futuristic homes and striking skyscrapers, architecture continues to play an important role in the development of history and culture. Architecture Inside + Out examines fifty of the world’s most impressive buildings and uncovers their structural secrets through detailed illustrations, while clear and accessible text places each building in its context. By researching original plans, notes and drawings, this book reveals the expertise and original intentions behind these magnificent creations, simulating the experience of spending time with the architects themselves.

However, a building truly comes alive once it is inhabited, and Architecture Inside + Out also looks beyond the bricks and mortar to explore the principal spaces within. Photographs of striking interiors enable readers to scrutinize the most awe-inspiring aspects of these structures. The reader will discover how ancient wonders, such as the Parthenon and Colosseum, were constructed; learn the colour-coding behind the exposed skeleton of the Centre Pompidou in Paris; understand the vision behind the Brutalist housing complex, Habitat 67, in Canada; and take a tour through the Capitol Building in Washington, the seat of the United States Congress.

Additional information

Weight 1683 g
Dimensions 25.3 x 25.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2018
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.3 x 25.6 cm
Weight 1683 g


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