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The Great Buildings Collection digital multimedia encyclopedia of architecture is available on CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh. Compared to the web version, the collection on CD-ROM provides ten times more graphic material, plus faster desktop access. The GBC CD-ROM documents hundreds of buildings and leading architects from around the world and across history, with thousands of photographic images and thousands of architectural drawings, plus commentaries, bibliographies, digital video clips, and hundreds of live 3D walkthrough models of famous structures of all kinds.
Number One Bestselling Architecture CD-ROM at for Over 12 Months

"Well on the way to becoming the Oxford English Dictionary of design..."
     — Edward Ball, The Village Voice

Chock full with 650MB of highly compressed content, the Great Buildings Collection CD-ROM provides a whole library of architecture on compact disc for both Windows 95/98/NT and Power Macintosh, with interactive features no collection of books can match, including 2200 photos, thousands of drawings, and more than 300 live 3D walkthrough computer models of famous buildings. The new dual-platform version of the Great Buildings CD-ROM ($149.95) is available now for online ordering at and Barnes and Noble, and also at, which can usually ship overnight from stock.


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  • 750 buildings from around the world and across history
  • 320 leading architects
  • 2200 photographic images
  • 2500 architectural drawings, including plans, section, elevations, and perspectives
  • 300 live 3D building models
  • 3D walkthrough software included
  • dozens of digital video clips
  • 120 maps of building locations
  • historical timeline from Stonehenge to 1990's
  • architectural topic and element thumbnail palettes
  • commentaries and bibliographies
  • simple and conditional searching

The multimedia CD-ROM interface supports both easy browsing and directed searches, with click-on-picture™ navigation, more than 100 interactive location maps, an interactive timeline of architectural history, topical thumbnail image palettes, and free text searches using a wide range of building criteria.

"The Great Buildings Collection should please demanding aficionados unsatisfied with traditional architectural references."      — The New York Times

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The Great Buildings Collection, Dual Platform for Windows and Macintosh, by Kevin Matthews.
Artifice, Inc. (July 1999): ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.   —   Available at and the CAD Outpost

Where to get the Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM
CADOutpost.comOrder online anytime, or to order by phone, in the US call 1-800-656-5426 or from anywhere call USA 612-253-8400,
24 hours a day. Overnight shipping from stock is available through The CAD Outpost.
Selected 3D building models from the GBC are also included on the dual-platform DesignWorkshop Lite CD-ROM, just $19.95 at the CAD Outpost.

For Libraries & Booksellers: The GBC is distributed by Baker & Taylor, Bridgewater, NJ, in the U.S. at 800-775-1100 and internationally.
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