Good architecture can be found across the world. The architectural guides by DOM publishers are far more than just studious architectural reference books – they are expedition guides into the unknown and give way to new perspectives on a sometimes foreign world. Furthermore, they help to understand that the architecture of a city is more than the sum of its attractions.
This guide book is a must-have for all who are interested in European architecture and its rich history of diversified culture. Undoubtedly Riga is famous for its unique mixture of styles and traces of war and politics: German roots, Art Nouveau at its highest quality, Soviet Modernism, and a young European's nation on its way to architectural prof
In an era of accelerating population growth, mass urbanization, and increasing pressure on the natural environment, the megacities of China's eastern seaboard have become a focal point of architectural and urban-design attention. The "reform and opening-up era" has touched China's major cities in different ways, affecting the existing fabric of dyn
Yerevan and Mount Ararat - which is within clear view - occupy significant places within Armenian culture, even allowing that today's capital once lay elsewhere prior to the devastating earthquake of 1679 and also that Mount Ararat now falls within Turkish territory. Natural catastrophes together with the genocide of 1915 are etched deeply into the
Bangkok is one of the world's most well-known tourist destinations. Travellers are fascinated by its art and cultural diversity and colourful street life. The city's skyline is shaped by a wide range of architectural styles evident in its palaces, temples, historic buildings, all the way to the modern skyscrapers. In spite of the fact that these st
Venice is undoubtedly one of the most written upon cities and certainly the most photographed one. And yet another guide on Venice? Five walking tours take you to discover the modern Venice, the less known side of the city, hidden and far away from the well known places. These proposed itinerates take you to the new residential areas and restored w
Dessau may be a mere speck on the map, but to this day the city of Bauhaus still occupies the most important place in the development of the New Building - otherwise known as the Neues Bauen - movement.
From the capital of the Aztec Empire to one of the largest megalopolises today, Mexico City has withstood enormous changes throughout its history. An overarching mosaic of Aztec, Hispanic and contemporary Western cultures has determined the exuberant metropolis we know today, with both local and world-renowned artists and architects having invested