Author(s): Xavier Waterkeyn
The must-have almanac to the best-known icons of the world. Describing the monumental visions of civilisations from 2,000 years ago and beyond, Grand Visions details the Tower of Babel and the Biblically noted Walls of Jericho to the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza. With full-colour photographs and detailed research, Waterkeyn paints the picture of the enormity of these visions and their importance to civilisation, both at the time of their creation and today. Witness the genius, skill and power behind some of the world's best-known icons, and learn the story behind why the French couldn't complete the Panama Canal, or where Walt Disney first got his inspiration for Cinderella's castle. Visit ancient sites and modern metropolises, unravel the nuances of kings and queens and dare to dream of the next Grand Visions to come!