Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century
by Sabine Thiel-Siling, Andrea Gleiniger , Wolfgang Bachmann, John Garton, Christian Brensing
ISBN 3791333984 (3-7913-3398-4)
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Softcover, Prestel Pub
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"Icons of Architecture: the 20th Century" highlights the world's best modern architecture, the people behind the buildings, and the impact they have had on their surroundings. Includes: Sagrada Familia; Glasgow School of Art; Peace Center Hiroshima; Congress Buildings Brasilia; Sydney Opera House; Economist Building; Parliament Buildings Dhaka; Centre Georges Pompidopu; Lloyd's of London; Louvre Pyramid; Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank; Kansai International Airport; Petronas Towers;and KLIA. The buildings profiled here have proved enduring monuments to their architects' visions and the hopes and dreams of their eras. Presented in full-colour, double-page spreads, these buildings represent nearly every continent on the globe and almost every architectural trend of the past century. The double-page spreads provide numerous photographs and plans, a summary of the architect's career, and fascinating anecdotes about building sites, materials, and construction. [via]
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