by John Freely
Part of a series of architecture guides which set out to give an informative introduction to architectural styles in many different parts of the ... Show synopsis Part of a series of architecture guides which set out to give an informative introduction to architectural styles in many different parts of the world. Each guide focuses on a distinctive type of architecture within a country or a particular region, giving a detailed, well-illustrated survey of the buildings most likely to excite the traveller's curiosity and stay in the mind long after the return home. The introductory section of each book provides the historical context of the buildings. Against this background, the development and characteristics of the architecture are discussed, with an account of the principle architects involved. Finally a gazetteer lists all the important examples of the style plus a selection of minor buildings. It covers a time span from the late Archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. The region contained some of the most famous cities of the ancient world such as Ephesus, Miletus, Pergamum, Sardia, Halicarnassus and Antioch. The author's previous titles include "The Companion Guide to Turkey", "The Western Shores of Turkey" and "The Blue Guide-Istanbul".