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50 Great Adventures: Extraordinary Places and the People Who Built Them [Paperback]

Jonathan Lee

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October 2005
Architecture meets biography, and also meets travel guide in this highly personal exploration of some of the world's most provocative, revealing and beautifully built structures. Jonathan Lee travelled the world and found some truly extraordinary man-made places, from stunning mansions, subterranean auditoria, hotels and churches to bizarre houses and a breathtaking sports ground. He was particularly interested in places that blur the boundary between people and nature.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub (October 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791334344
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791334349
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 23.5 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,859,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Use this as an architectural guide, a travel guide, or a survey of architectural inspirations: it fits all categories.” -- Midwest Book Review, January 2006

About the Author

Jonathan Lee is a contributor to The Guardian, The Financial Times, Time Out and other travel and architecture publications.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A travel guide, or a survey of architectural inspirations: it fits all categories. Jan. 6 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Fifty buildings from around the world are explored through their creators, offering a blend of buildings and biographical sketches which lend to an appreciation of why architecture is created. 50 GREAT ADVENTURES: EXTRAORDINARY PLACES AND THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT THEM packs in over two hundred color illustrations and provides both a history of the creation's place in architecture and a survey of how it has affected its community. A welcome and recommended addition to professional and academic library Architectural Studies collections, this as an architectural guide, a travel guide, or a survey of architectural inspirations: it fits all categories.

Diane C. Donovan

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Fun Book for People Who Love to Travel May 27 2013
By Susan Schriever - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a very fun book and will make a great gift to give other people who are "travelers" and "explorers" at heart.

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