Contemporary Concrete Buildings

Author:   Philip Jodidio
Publisher:   Taschen GmbH
ISBN:  

9783836564939


Pages:   632
Publication Date:   15 December 2018
Format:   Hardback
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Contemporary Concrete Buildings


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Concrete? That characterless stuff of parking lots or Communist tower blocks, right? Well, yes. And no. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of building substances, and, when properly handled, is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of liquid stone at the outset, it is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition highlights the best work done in concrete of recent years. It includes such stars as Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and Steven Holl, but also surprising new architects like the Russians SPEECH and artists such as James Turrell, who turned the famous concrete spiral of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim in New York into the setting of one of his most remarkable pieces.

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Author:   Philip Jodidio
Publisher:   Taschen GmbH
Imprint:   Taschen GmbH
Weight:   1.193kg
ISBN:  

9783836564939


ISBN 10:   3836564939
Pages:   632
Publication Date:   15 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Professional & Vocational ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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A fundamental reference for intellectual trends and developments in 21st century architecture.


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Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Oscar Niemeyer, and Zaha Hadid.

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