The Grand Tour: Travelling the World with an Architect's Eye
Publisher: Taschen ISBN: 9783836544603 Author: Harry Seidler Format: Hardcover, 576pp, 200x150mm
Architect Harry Seidler spent more than 50 years traveling 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.
Including, of course, many of the world’s most famous architectural structures, 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 the opportunity to browse the buildings of the world through one man’s photographs—the fruits of a passionate, half-century endeavour.