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Great Moments in Architecture


A wonderous portfolio that has to be seen to be savored-or even believed for that matter. Here are the plans for the Tower of Pisa-on a skewed ... Show synopsis

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Draftsmanship at its best

by Scallionboy on Oct 23, 2008

There's no one like Macaulay when it comes to creating insightful, witty drawings that explain our physical world. Most of his books are straightforward, which is not to say dry, but in Great Moments in Architecture he has let his sense of humor dominate. Famous buildings are turned upside down and dissected, often hilariously. Macaulay still instructs, even in his most whimsical moments, and the reader will gain a new understanding of and appreciation for some of the world's great structures, some of which are so often seen as to have become invisible. The book also has a selection of early working sketches for the final drawings, so that in addition to learning more about these great buildings, we gain an understanding of how one of the world's greatest draftsmen goes about his work.

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