A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings

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This completely revised and full-color edition presents 10 new buildings, among them The Shard in London (2012, Renzo Piano), the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (2010, Kohn Pedersen Fox), the Shanghai Tower (2014, Gensler Architects), and the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah (2018, Adrian Smith), which will be the tallest building in the world when completed. Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative spread has photos of the featured building from various angles, building plans, diagrams, the building's historical background, and technological information. Skyscrapers also offers additional information on such topics as the ancient roots of skyscrapers and visionary cities of the future.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Publishing Co., c2013
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 9781579129422
Branch Call Number: NA6230 .D87 2013x FOLIO
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 47 cm


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And, just like a rock-hard phallus, standing firm and erect (and pointing straight up to the heavens) - Skyscrapers are, without question, a monumental symbol representing (through architecture) man's highest praise to Priapus, the Greek god who personified the dominating, procreative power of the human male.

Lavishly padded with impressive photography - This revised edition of "Skyscrapers" explores (the world over) the history of more than 60 of man's most structurally phallic erections that are true architectural and engineering wonders (from the past 125 years) of steel, stone, and glass.

*Note* - This is an oversized book.


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