A beautifully illustrated and detailed guide, Landmarks of the World takes the reader on a magnificent journey across the globe, spanning both past and present to explore some of the most famous sites on the planet. Whether recognized as supreme examples of human creativity, for their outstanding natural beauty, or for their functional or symbolic significance, each incredible place has its own fascinating story to tell. Some tell epic tales of triumph and of loss, others of lavish wealth or humble beauty. There are buildings that speak of cultures long past and others that point resolutely towards the future. Though diverse, each location has firmly secured its position as a member of this most illustrious club: the greatest landmarks in the world.