ConcreteDe (autor) Leonard Koren, William Hall
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 02 Sep 2012 – vârsta până la 22 ani
A visual exploration of the world's best concrete architecture through 175structures, from ancient Rome to the present day. Featuring familiar buildings by Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongsidework from the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadidand Herzog & de Meuron. Includes innovative and inspirational projects from monuments and churches tostations and cultural spaces. Each project features a carefully selected photograph accompanied by anengaging extended caption. With an evocative and perceptive essay by Leonard Koren, written from theauthor's perspective of studying architecture in California, and living in Tokyo. A fresh look at this diverse material, Concrete explores the beauty and versatility ofconcrete and presents architecture to a wider audience.
Dimensiuni: 262 x 295 x 30 mm
Greutate: 1.84 kg
William Hall trained at Central Saint Martins and began his career in the office of the minimalist architect John Pawson. Formerly a Design Director at Phaidon Press, Hall now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, Henry Moore Institute and Tate. Leonard Koren has written and designed a number of books including Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers. In 1976, two years after studying architecture at UCLA, he founded WET, one of the premier avant-garde publications of the 1970s. He now consults on the subject of design, aesthetics, and communications. He lives in San Francisco.
"The sweeping survey of buildings featured in "Concrete" illustrates the material's chameleonlike versatility, from the Pantheon's coffered dome to Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye." - "ELLE Decor" "From the formidable fortresses of Cold War-era Eastern Europe to fluid structures in South America, the uniquely adaptive material tends to take on the emotion of its surroundings. In either design direction however, the result is beautifully intriguing...a beautiful monograph from Phaidon..." - "Cool Hunting" "Concrete structures and architecture gets a well deserved study in the new "Concrete"." - "Selectism" "A celebration of the extra-ordinary versatility and plastic mass of a man-made rock that can be cast into every form from wave to crystal. This book illustrates the use of this villified material to create wide spatial spans, high towers, humble bunkers and vast palaces. It makes a compendium of concrete forms that is a feast for mind and eye: an aesthetic counterweight to concrete's heavy carbon footprint". Antony Gormley "What a surprising and beautiful book - a parade of amazing buildings" Peter York "Concrete is a beautifully designed book. It is also a thought-provoking exploration of an important subject". John Pawson
'A celebration of the extraordinary versatility and plastic mass of a man-made rock that can be cast into every form from wave to crystal. It makes a compendium of concrete forms that is a feast for mind and eye' Antony Gormley 'What a surprising and beautiful book - a parade of amazing buildings' Peter York 'Concrete is a beautifully designed book. It is also a thought-provoking exploration of an important subject' John Pawson 'Don't be swayed by thoughts of multi-story carparks - Concrete makes bricks and mortar look hopelessly ordinary and shows you that where innovative architecture is concerned, grey matters' Esquire 'Yes, concrete can be cold and imposing - but as the 175 structures in the book attest, it can also be colorful, playful and delicate' Wall Street Journal 'The book itself is a beautiful artefact. It has the most desirable dust jacket I've seen in years' Disegno 'A book of the iconic and monumental, and documentary evidence of concrete's ability to inspire awe and pop eyes ... the reach is global and the taste deliciously eclectic' Architects' Journal 'Concrete is consistently enthralling and even packs a few surprises for those familiar with 20th-century architecture.' Architizer