The story of Architecture by Jonathan Glancey
P.S: If you don't have this book I can borrow it to you.
THE BEGINNING OF THE MODERN
A WATER SHED IN the sotry of arcitecture, the Renaissance marked the opening up of trade routes and banking. the invention of the movable type, by Gutenberg in 1450, and thus printing...
THE GRANDEUR OF ROME
ST. PETER'S, ROME-1626
Initially planned by Bramante and then revised by Sangallo, St. Peter's was then put in the hands of Michelangelo, who reverted to Bramante's original centralized plan. The dome, the unifying element in Michelangelo's design, was executed by Della Porta.