Friday, August 19, 2016

The Friday 56 (74) Visual Reference Guides: Architecture by Jonathan Glancey

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
10136656Synopsis from Goodreads...

Visual Reference Guides: Architecture, the definitive visual guide, allows you to discover 5,000 years of architectural design, style, and construction, from airports to ziggurats. You'll be able to explore the world's great buildings through amazing illustrations that take you right to the heart of the world's landmark buildings. Look beyond the façades and examine the materials and technology that shape buildings, and identify the key elements and decorative features of each architectural style. It's the perfect addition to any architecture enthusiast's library, whether expert or novice...

"Egyptian pharaoh Khufu ruled 2589-66BCE, and his tomb is the largest of three pyramids at Giza, standing farther north and east than the other two."--Visual Reference Guides: Architecture by Jonathan Glancey
Comments: This week, I'm reading a book on the architecture from around the world. So far, I really like this book. The setup kind of reminds me of how Women in Science was written, with little descriptions about each each place (kind of like a profile). What are you reading this week?

24 comments:

  1. I do a lot of photography, so shapes and forms...and architecture fit right in.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book. This week I am spotlighting The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox. Happy reading!

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    1. So far, I really like it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :D

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  3. I love structures. This sounds like a good read. I bet I'd see so much more after reading it.

    My Friday 56 from Pandemic

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  4. Interesting reading choice - I don't think I've ever read a book about architecture - though it is an interesting subject - thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier!

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    1. Architecture is a pretty interesting subject. This is the first book I've read that specifically deals with the topic, even if it's just a reference guide. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :D

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  5. I had an art history class in college that really studied architecture and it was fascinating! This book sounds like a good refresher on that .

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  6. I may actually have this book. I know I have one very similar if not the same. LOVE architecture! Happy weekend!

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    1. I think this one is part of a series of visual reference guides. They have similar styles of binding and cover format, which is why it could seem familiar if you don't have the one on architecture. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :D

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  7. Sounds like a fascinating book and a good reference. Based on the cover, I imagine the photography is gorgeous. Enjoy!
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    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

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    1. From what I've read so far, the photos have been gorgeous and are excellent examples of the architectural features being described. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  8. Sounds like a fascinating tome. I hope there are lots of photos, as I love pictures of stunning architecture. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  9. I love photography and looking at arches and linear lines. This sounds like a great one! Happy Reading!

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  10. I bet this is a beautiful book. Anything that features places from around the world makes me want to travel. Happy weekend!

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    1. I agree with you. This book is pretty nice, and the photos are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  11. Every now and then I enjoy books like this. Thanks for sharing. Happy Weekend!

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  12. Interesting choice this week. Hope you enjoy it.

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