Paperback Fallen glory : the lives and deaths of the world's greatest lost buildings / James Crawford.
Publication year: 2016
Edition: [New] edition.
Publisher: London : Old St,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781910400432 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: 2015.
Buildings are more like us than we realise. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents - gods, kings and emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen - as well as friends and enemies. They have duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed or fail. They can live. And, sooner or later, they die. In this book, James Crawford uncovers the biographies of some of the world's most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilisation to the cyber era.
566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm