This book contains text and elevation drawings (and a few ground-plans)of nearly 400 classical buildings in Europe from 1419 to 1585. It shows the spread of classical architecture outwards from Florence and Rome to an area stretching from Portugal to Moscow, from Wales to Romania, from Scotland to Yugoslavia, from Denmark to Malta, and from Poland to Spain. The book examines works by over 160 architects, including the more familiar Brunelle-schi, Alberti, Bramante, the San Gallos, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Giulio Romano, Serlio, Palladio, Vignola, Herrera, and De l'Orme, as well as many undeservingly obscure figures; for example, the previously unknown Flemish architect Hendrik van Paesschen (or van de Passe) emerges as an astonishing `Palladio of the North.' In the Appendix are biographical sketches of all the architects and an extensive illustrated Glossary of architectural terms. This book appeals to expert and layman alike, and will be particularly helpful to students in art and architectural history courses, as well as to tourists planning visits to parts of Europe.