Architecture’s Greatest Hits, From Prehistory to the Present, in a Single Poster


By Kristin Hohenadel
September 29, 2014, Slate

Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab—makers of such visual compendia as the chart of 500 beers, pasta permutation map, and The Great Gatsby as an infographic—has turned its sights toward architecture.

“The Schematic of Structures” is a handily compiled 18-inch-by-24-inch poster that is a greatest hits of architectural monuments from prehistory to the present, including the Greek Parthenon, Buckingham Palace, and Freedom Tower. Each of the 90 chosen buildings are hand-illustrated to scale in a blueprint-inspired style, and include the location, year construction began, height, and primary architectural style. Read more…

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