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Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers.
Concrete is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material often considered dull and cold, but actually full of spectacular potential.
Includes innovative and inspirational projects by some of the best architects of the last 100 years
Each project features a carefully selected photograph accompanied by an engaging extended caption
Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures
About the author: William Hall trained at Central Saint Martins in London and began his career in the office of the minimalist architect John Pawson. Hall now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, the Henry Moore Institute and Tate. William is the author of Brick, also published by Phaidon Press.
29cm x 25cm
175 colour photographs