Contemporary Concrete Buildings

Philip Jodidio (Author)
Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Description

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.

About the series

Bibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe

Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Taschen
Publish Date
December 30, 2018
Pages
632
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.7 X 7.7 inches | 2.7 pounds
Language
German
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9783836564939
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

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, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier, and Zaha Hadid.

Reviews

"A fundamental reference for intellectual trends and developments in 21st-century architecture."