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Architecture Now

(Multilanguage Edition: Eng, Fra, Deu)

By Philip Jodidio

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| Hardcover | 9783822840917

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More than ever before, architecture at the beginning of the 21st century is changing and evolving at lightning speed. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, contemplated, and contorted - gathering up along the way fashion, ecology, politics, Continue

More than ever before, architecture at the beginning of the 21st century is changing and evolving at lightning speed. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, contemplated, and contorted - gathering up along the way fashion, ecology, politics, and art - architectural concepts become veritable things unto themselves in the present tense. As astoundingly diverse as contemporary architecture is, most importantly it is a reflection of what's happening right now all over the world, in people's minds and in the global collective consciousness.

The many faces of world architecture today make for a mind-expanding book. Here you'll find the most recent work of over 60 architects and firms, including familiar names such as O. Gehry, Meier, Ando, Foster, and Starck, as well as a host of newcomers sure to be the architecture-celebrities of future generations. Highlights include Jakob & MacFarlane's morphological Restaurant at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Diller & Scofidio's "Blur Building" proposal for the International Expo 2001 in Switzerland (an ovular structure suspended over a lake, encapsulated by a fine mist of water, creating the look of a cloud hovering over the lake), and Herzog & de Meuron's remarkable Tate Modern. Proving that contemporary architecture is not limited to physical building design, New York firm Asymptote's Guggenheim Virtual Museum is also included, a place where visitors can take a cyber-stroll through rooms that are designed to be "compelling spatial environments." Presented alphabetically by architect or firm, Architecture Now! can be used like a reference guide, with extensive photographs and illustrations, biographical and contact information for designers, and a careful selection of today's most influential architects.

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    ma come si fa a non inserire Renzo Piano?

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    Me la regalato la mamma di una mia cara amica per il mio compleanno e in previsione degli esami di stato! Be mi ha ispirata tanto.... ho fatto geometra ed ero indecisa sul fare in seguito all'esame..... Ci sono rappresentate di quelle strutture merav ...(continue)

    Me la regalato la mamma di una mia cara amica per il mio compleanno e in previsione degli esami di stato! Be mi ha ispirata tanto.... ho fatto geometra ed ero indecisa sul fare in seguito all'esame..... Ci sono rappresentate di quelle strutture meravigliose.... invece di buttarmi nell'architetturaho tentato di fare ingeneria... purtroppo non è andata bene e sono tornata a fare la geometra ma sono comunque felice!

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    Aminta said on Apr 11, 2008 | Add your feedback

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