For thousands of years people have compiled lists of the world’s most fantastic sights. The most famous of these , only one of which is still standing, were known as the Seven Wonders of the World and were renowned for their spectacular size and beauty. This book skilfully reconstructs these seven ancient ‘wonders’ as they were when first built. It relates the story behind the building of each ‘wonder’ and draws on intriguing parallels with other outstanding buildings, both ancient and modern. Carefully researched and filled with excellent illustrations by Mark Bergin, Nicholas Hewetson and John James, this book shows how man has laboured through the ages, with or without machines, to create buildings of lasting beauty and fascination. Part of a series entitled Windows on the World.
hardback – in good condition