Discover some of the world’s greatest architectural marvels, from cloud-piercing skyscrapers and ancient sites to classic buildings and contemporary designs, with Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide, new from Lonely Planet.


This book reveals 120 of the world’s great human constructions, and where to see them. Spectacular sights that attract visitors from around the world in this architectural grand tour include New York’s Chrysler Building, the sprawling temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, and Sydney’s world-famous Opera House.


As the introduction to the book observes, “When we travel it’s often to see a building… because buildings are endlessly intriguing: things of beauty, symbols of their age and emblems of human endeavour.” This book explores classic must-see buildings, alongside old favourites and intriguing constructions you may not have heard of before, such as the Atomium in Brussels, Pennsylvania’s Shoe House and the Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul, South Korea.


Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide is perfect for anyone interested in learning about many of the world’s greatest architectural sites. Packed with facts, maps and photos, it’s a fun and fascinating introduction to the sublime, the strange and everything in between.


Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide

March 2018 | USD $11.99

180mm x 180mm | 128 pages

Paperback | ISBN: 9781787013421


Buildings featured include:

  • Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania
    ? PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore
    ?        Sky Terrace, Singapore
    ?        Bank of Asia Robot Building, Thailand
    ?        Shah Mosque in Esfahan, Iran
    ?        Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), China
    ?        Towers of San Gimignano, Italy
    ?        Ayutthaya temple complex, Thailand
    ?        Roman Baths in Bath, UK
    ?        The Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
    ?        The mud-made Agadez Mosque, Niger
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