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Concrete / edited by William Hall ; essay by Leonard Koren.

Koren, Leonard, 1948- (Added Author). Hall, William, 1975- (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 721.04 CON (OVERSIZE) (Text) 39206020683031 Oversized Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780714863542 (hbk)
  • ISBN: 0714863548 (hbk)
  • Physical Description: 235 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: London : Phaidon, 2012.

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a German skatepark sits beside an Italian rooftop test track, a Japanese crematorium alongside a Portuguese swimming pool and a Brazilian government building next to a Chinese opera house. Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing a commentary on the building. An essay by Leonard Koren, author of the best-selling Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, offers an evocative and perceptive view of concrete through the author's experience of studying architecture in California and living in Tokyo. Concrete is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material often considered dull and cold but actually full of spectacular potential.
Subject: Concrete construction.
Architecture, Modern > 19th century.
Architecture, Modern > 20th century.

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