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Following the format of The Art Book, it presents 500 architects in A - Z order, offering an easily accessible and informative source book for experts as well as readers coming to an architectural survey for the first time.
Some of the houses are acknowledged for their role in architectural history, others will be iconic for their individual features or structure, but all will be seminal forms of dwelling. The selection ranges from the palaces of kings to the individual huts of the Hutu, but the essential qualities of house or dwelling remain greatly unchanged over the centuries.
Each designer is represented by a full-page reproduction mostly in colour of their most significant house and an accompanying text that describes the image and its designer. Each page includes cross-references to other architects working in a similar style, movement, or time period. The book also includes an easy-to-use glossary of architectural terms and movements.