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The Resource Fallen glory : the lives and deaths of history's greatest buildings, James Crawford

Fallen glory : the lives and deaths of history's greatest buildings, James Crawford

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Fallen glory : the lives and deaths of history's greatest buildings
Title
Fallen glory
Title remainder
the lives and deaths of history's greatest buildings
Statement of responsibility
James Crawford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Fallen Glory, James Crawford uncovers the biographies of some of the worldђ́ةs most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber era. The lives of these iconic structures are packed with drama and intrigue. Soap operas on the grandest scale, they feature war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope. Frequently their afterlives have been no less dramatic, their memories used and abused down the millennia for purposes both sacred and profane. They provide the stage for a startling array of characters, including Gilgamesh, the Cretan Minotaur, Agamemnon, Nefertiti, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, Catherine the Great, Adolf Hitler, and even Bruce Springsteen. The twenty-one structures Crawford focuses on include The Tower of Babel, The Temple of Jerusalem, The Library of Alexandria, The Bastille, Kowloon Walled City, the Berlin Wall, and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Ranging from the deserts of Iraq, the banks of the Nile and the cloud forests of Peru, to the great cities of Jerusalem, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, London and New York, Fallen Glory is a unique guide to a world of vanished architecture. And, by picking through the fragments of our past, it asks what historyђ́ةs scattered ruins can tell us about our own future
Cataloging source
DLC
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Crawford, James
Dewey number
720
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lost architecture
  • Ruined buildings
  • Cities and towns
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / General
  • HISTORY / World
  • HISTORY / General
Label
Fallen glory : the lives and deaths of history's greatest buildings, James Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
sky283594926
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates + unnumbered pages of endnotes
Isbn
9781250118295
Lccn
2016039186
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs
Label
Fallen glory : the lives and deaths of history's greatest buildings, James Crawford
Publication
Copyright
Control code
sky283594926
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates + unnumbered pages of endnotes
Isbn
9781250118295
Lccn
2016039186
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs

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