Building by Philip Wilkinson

By Philip Wilkinson

Full-color art, together with cutaway illustrations and exploded perspectives, explores a number of the world's most famed architectural landmarks, together with the Paris Opera, the Taj Mahal, and Grand important Station.

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Today, cement is used. A finer form of plaster is plaster of Paris, which is based on gypsum rather than lime. The compo molding for a fireplace 52 DAZZLING DETAILS The roofs of Far Eastern temples are often a riot of bright colors. At the Pulguksa temple in Kyongju, South Korea, the timbers and dragon carvings have been detailed in a glorious mixture of blues, reds, and greens. Finished plaster ornament cast from a mould Paint Toothlike decorations called dentils in the style of an ancient Greek cornice RENAISSANCE PANEL The 16th century was a great age of painted interiors.

The town of San Gimignano in northern Italy still has 13 towers – originally, there were more than 70. Orante spire tapers by stages toward an openwork top been building towers for a variety of reasons. A tall tower can be an effective defense, enabling the occupants of medieval cities and castles to spot enemies – and shoot at them if necessary. A tower can also be a religious symbol. The pyramidal towers of Hindu temples represent the mythical Mount Meru at the center of the universe, and the spires of Gothic churches seem to reach toward the Christian heaven.

The doorway has the typical triangular shape used widely in England before the Norman Conquest in 1066. Richly carved and painted doorframe LEAVING YOUR MARK This German doorway has an inscription commemorating the merchant and his wife who first lived in the house. It was built for the couple in 1730, which is the date of the doorway. However, the door itself, designed in the swirling Rococo style of the end of the 18th century, was added in about 1790 by a descendant of the original owners. Shell-shaped decoration GRAND ENTRANCES Islamic buildings often have doorways with a horseshoeshaped arch and shell-shaped decoration around the edge.

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