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Buildings For Tomorrow

Cattermole, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0500342288 / ISBN 13: 9780500342282
Verlag: Thames & Hudson, London, U.K., 2006
Gebraucht Zustand: Good Hardcover
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No dust jacket. Hardcover. "Architecture That Changed Our World". Light liquid staining and minor damage to upper edge of front board. One or two small surface marks on back board. Spine ends are a little worn and bumped. Leading corners are rather worn. Binding is sound; pages are tight and clean; text and illustrations are clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 287792

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Titel: Buildings For Tomorrow

Verlag: Thames & Hudson, London, U.K.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Art des Buches: Used

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The most unusual and wonderful structures from around the world.

This intriguing book selects the world's most extreme and sometimes weird buildings and structures. Some illustrate the personal expression of an individual builder or patron who has a vision well beyond the norm, while others were built by architects pushing the conventional boundaries of design. Some of the buildings are masterpieces on a larger scale. Examples include Frank Gehry's iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, with its glistening, undulating walls.

Some are indeed "follies" -- buildings that have no purpose -- including the surreal shark sticking out of the roof of a house in Oxford, England.

Many of these strange buildings have a more obvious provenance, not as architectural follies, but as deliberate marketing ventures of the owner's product. In Flanders, New York, the Big Duck building is actually shaped like a duck in honor of the poultry once sold there.

About the Author:

Paul Cattermole is the former creative director of a specialist architectural picture library and an architectural writer based in London. His most recent work is Buildings for Tomorrow: Architecture That Changed Our World.

Gwyn Headley is the founder of the Folly Fellowship, a society dedicated to extreme buildings of architectural interest, and the author of Architectural Follies in America.

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