Item description for The Architecture of Eden by Hugh Pearman, Andrew Whalley & Nicholas Grimshaw...
Two million people have now visited the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, drawn by the vision of its founders, and by the extraordinary feats of architecture, engineering, and design which brought that vision to life. The two biomes that form its centerpiece have become iconic structures, already familiar the world over. This beautiful book, illustrated with drawings and plans from the Nicholas Grimshaw archive, and Richard Kalina's stunning photographs, reveals in fascinating detail just how a disused china clay pit became the home to one of the architectural wonders of the world. The introductory essay, by lead architect Andrew Whalley and Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times architectural correspondent, places the biomes in the great English tradition of greenhouses that started with Joseph Paxton.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 10" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Transworld Publishers
ISBN 1903919150 ISBN13 9781903919156
Availability 0 units.
More About Hugh Pearman, Andrew Whalley & Nicholas Grimshaw
Hugh Pearman is the architectural correspondent of "The Sunday Times" and author of Equilibrium: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, and Contemporary World Architecture.