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GREAT BUILDINGS BY PHILIP WILKINSON (DK £20)

St Basil's Cathedral

From the crumbling antiquity of the Parthenon to the shimmering modernity of the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, the world's most impressive buildings have always reflected the culture and technology of their time.

This beautifully illustrated tour of temples, palaces and skyscrapers dissects their internal and external structures, features and decor.

St Basil's Cathedral, above, built by Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible), is now one of Russia's most popular tourist attractions.

 

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