The first volumes of this series were published in fall 2007. Each title focuses on a different constructional element. The books in a square format send the reader on a journey across European metropolises. Thereby, the attention is focused not on prominent buildings at large but on ingenious and extraordinary details. The next three volumes present stairs, pillars and balconies from all architectural epochs and styles. Every one includes about 700 photographs that illustrate the diversity of European art of building. Whether new or old, nice or bizarre here the reader will find an architectural kaleidoscope of a special kind.