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The Grand Tour: Travelling the World with an Architect's Eye


“Whether you take the book with you on your travels or read it on the sofa, you couldn't have a better guide.”

— Good Reading Magazine, Sydney

Architect Harry Seidler spent more than 50 years travelling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture from 3000 B.C. to the present day. Thanks to sound advice given to him early on by his photographer brother Marcell (“Only use Leica cameras and Kodachrome film, which is archival”), Seidler’s hobby quickly developed into a passion and, finally, an impressive archive of world architecture.

Seidler’s photographs illustrate the history and style - country by country - of architecture in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Divided into chapters by country, each with a brief introduction outlining its architectural history, The Grand Tour offers armchair travellers, students, architecture buffs, and historians a unique international tour of buildings ancient, old, modern, and always spectacular.

Published 2003
576 pages
14 x 19.5 cm
ISBN 9783836544603

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