Wonders of the World Book
Wonders of the World
This elegant volume with its eye-catching layout presents a selection of some of the most famous structures and monumental works of art of all time.
Featuring stunning photography, Wonders of the World traces the history of many unique places and sights—ancient wonders, modern and futuristic works of architecture, and some of nature’s incredible gifts.
By the year 300 BC, the ancient Greeks had already identified their seven wonders of the world—the most amazing architectural and artistic achievements of man in the ancient world. The Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Rhodes Colossus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and others that no longer exist today were testament to an impressive past and referenced mythology, extraordinary figures and ancient empires.
Originally published: November 19, 2007
Editor: Francesco Boccia
Subject: Architecture -- Pictorial works.