Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Travel Guides

Caitlin (still trying to remember names) asked yesterday about architecture travel guides. My experience is that the on-line guides are not yet sufficiently comprehensive. There is an understandable emphasis on buildings that were finished 5 minutes ago. Of the on-line guides I've found, I think is perhaps the best. When we travel, what we tend to do is look through history books and note all the buildings we'd like to see in each city. Banister Fletcher is pretty good for pre-modern stuff in the Western World. Spiro Kostof's History of Architecture is good too. Major cities also often have good guides. Jones & Woodward's excellent Guide to the Architecture of London for example, though a new book for each new city would be an expensive option.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that Phillip, just starting to explore now