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How to Read Skyscrapers: A Crash Course in High-Rise Architecture

How to Read Skyscrapers: A Crash Course in High-Rise Architecture

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內容簡介
The ultimate field guide to the icon of modern architecture - the skyscraper - in a handy format small enough to fit in a back pocket while providing serious information.

The scope of the book is deliberately broad, with a thematic first section that describes the skyscraper's historical evolution from antecedents rooted in the very human desire for a commanding height, and then a geographical second section. Conceptual chapters introduce advancements in engineering and materials that permitted the first "tall" buildings to rise at the end of the 19th century and explore the skyscraper's role in fuelling our imaginations through different modes of cultural expression.
This detailed yet compact guide to understanding skyscrapers -- from the earliest steel-framed Chicago high-rises to the most recent Manhattan super-tall condominium -- is the latest addition to the highly successful How to Read... series. With a very accessible price point, it will appeal to all readers who want to know more about and better understand these iconic structures that transform the built environment. Filled with detailed drawings, plans, and photographs, this is both a fascinating architectural history and an effective I-spy guide -- a must-read for anyone with an interest in architecture, design, engineering, and urbanism in general.

出版社介紹
Rizzoli New York joined such prestigious American institutions as Tiffany’s, Saks, and Cartier when it first opened the Rizzoli Bookstore on Fifth Avenue in 1964. In the following years, its landmark building in New York became the center for the company’s national expansion, adding new bookstores throughout the country and, a decade later, establishing an eminent publishing house renowned today for high-quality, illustrated books.

Rizzoli New York began its publishing operation in 1974 and has become a leader in the fashion, interior design, culinary, art, architecture, and photography fields. Rizzoli’s Universe Publishing imprint was added in 1990, marking Rizzoli’s entrée into the pop-culture worlds of humor, beauty, sports, performing arts, and gay and alternative lifestyles, as well as a highly successful calendar program. In 2011, Rizzoli established Ex Libris, an imprint dedicated to publishing up-market literary fiction and nonfiction with a transatlantic character. Starting in January 2018, Rizzoli produces its museum and exhibitions publishing under the new imprint Rizzoli Electa, in collaboration with leading Italian book publisher and sister company Mondadori Electa.

In the United States, Canada, and Latin America, our corporate entity Rizzoli International Publications distributes the English-Language titles of British publishers Pavilion (with imprints Pitkin and Portico) and National Trust, as well as of French publisher Flammarion. Rizzoli International Publications distributes Australian publisher Smith Street Books in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Asia. Rizzoli International Publications also distributes worldwide the English-Language titles of distinguished Italian publisher and sister company Mondadori Electa and of America’s Gagosian Gallery, Acquavella Galleries, and Tourbillon International.

In addition to our publishing house, the company maintains the Rizzoli Bookstore—widely considered one of the foremost independent booksellers in America—which specializes in literature, photography, architecture, interior design, culinary, and the fine and applied arts. The bookstore also stocks a selection of Italian, French and Spanish-language fiction and non-fiction literature, a unique find in New York City. Rizzoli Bookstore also maintains satellite branches in Eataly New York Flatiron, Eataly New York Downtown, Eataly Chicago, Eataly Boston, and Eataly Los Angeles with a focus on culinary titles.

“Rizzoli has long published some of the most beautiful illustrated books in the world.”
—The New York Times

“Rizzoli, the famed Italian purveyor of art tomes, has over the years produced an entire library of gorgeous coffee table books. They have upped the ante on modernism in hardcover with a stack of architecture and design books that are as much nourishment for the mind as cannoli for the eye. Rizzoli’s editors have their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening right now and next in design in the United States and abroad.”
—Metropolitan Home

作者
Edward Denison is an architectural historian, writer and photographer. He teaches Architectural History and Theory
at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and has published numerous books, including: Ultra-Modernism: Architecture and Modernity in Manchuria, The Life of the British Home- An Architectural History, and Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

裝訂方式:平裝
頁  數:256
尺  寸:165*137 mm(Portrait)
語  言:English

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