Combines stunning directional photography with illustrations that explain techniques and structure, revealing human ingenuity.
Organized continent by continent for true global coverage, allowing those with wanderlust to map out the trip of a lifetime.
Includes the most visited monuments in the world, such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Great Wall of China, as well as some hidden gems.
Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Carefully curated images show these wonders from the most interesting perspectives, with shots visitors aspire to see.
Clear illustrations explain architectural concepts, revealing how these structures work and what makes them remarkable.
Feature spreads highlight innovations, such as Roman cement, the arch, and steel frames; styles, such as Baroque, Neoclassical, and Gothic; and cultures, such as Ancient Roman, Greek, and Pre-Colombian.
Includes the history of the wonder, the context in which it was built, and the society that built it, creating a compelling story for each entry.
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