Skyscrapers: A History Of The World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised And Updated
ISBN: 1579129420
EAN13: 9781579129422
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 17.95" L x 9.29" W
Weight: 3.88 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Rising majestically above the hubbub of crowded cities or standing in solitude against a natural backdrop, skyscrapers captivate the eye, excite the imagination, and inspire awe. Wonders of creativity and ingenuity, they embody the best of our practical achievements and reflect our highest aspirations.
This magnificent chronological tour of the world 's tallest buildings thoroughly revised and updated since its initial publication, and featuring cutting edge work by today 's international superstars of architecture stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and eye-popping book on the subject, as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the buildings details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new buildings take shape; and lively commentary on each building explores its particular significance and provides historic context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make Skyscrapers an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.
From a church built to the glory of God to monuments that symbolize national or civic pride, to buildings so forward thinking that they contribute to the betterment of the environment, the 62 structures included here encompass the very best and most ingenious of our history, spanning some 125 years and Read More chevron_right

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