Metro Books, 2006, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, Unstated
Size: Folio. 304 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Glossy color pictorial paper over boards, Index, extensively illustrated with color photographs. In a color pictorial dust jacket with the same illustration is on the boards. Dust jacket lightly bumped at bottom corners and lightly scuffed. "Taking the end of the Second World War as a starting point, this innovative volume leaves users on a journey through the new architectural languages of the postwar period. The text written by acknowledged experts, together with a large number of high-quality images, zeroes in on the multifaceted spirit of modern architecture, and illustrates the complex patterns of threads that compose the tapestry of the 20th century's international currents. These range from technological expressiveness to the invention of a new modernity, from gargantuan structures and high-tech to postmodernism, minimalism and deconstructionism. Great museums and hyper functional airports, huge shopping malls and futuristic libraries, sports centers and immense university complexes, along with their highly imaginative designers, are the stars of this endlessly surprising journey through shapes, materials, and colors." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. Category: Architecture; Books; ISBN: 0760782393. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 007988.