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Contemporary architecture by country TASCHEN's new architecture series brings a unique perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. Each book features 15 to 20 architects?from the firmly established to the up-and-coming?with the focus on how they have contributed to very recent architecture in the chosen nation. Entries include contact information and short biographies in addition to copiously illustrated descriptions of the architects' or firms' most significant recent projects. Crossing the globe from country to country, this new series celebrates the richly hued architectural personality of each nation featured. Architects featured: Matali Crasset Odile Decq Jean-Marie Duthilleul Edouard Fran?ois Manuelle Gautrand Jakob + MacFarlane Lacaton & Vassal Jean Nouvel Marin-Trottin/P?riph?riques Dominique Perrault Christian de Portzamparc Rudy Ricciotti Valode & Pistre Jean-Paul Viguier Jean-Michel Wilmotte Series author: Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was Editor-in-Chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Norman Foster, Richard Meier, ?lvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, and Renzo Piano.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
ISBN 3822852570 ISBN13 9783822852576
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More About Philip Jodidio
Philip Jodidio was the editor in chief of the French art monthly Connaissance des Arts for more than twenty years. He is the author of more than 100 books on contemporary architecture, including Rizzoli s I.M. Pei: The Complete Works and Tadao Ando: Venice. Elizabeth Dowling is professor emeritus at Georgia Tech University."
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Contemporary and Creative Jul 22, 2007
Although I have quite a few other books by Jodidio (amoung them the Architecture Now series - great, by the way), I didn't have any expectations for this book. I was pleasantly surprised. The book covers some of the work of smaller name architects (at least from my perspective in N. America). Very interesting work covered. I especially liked the simple, but brilliant "Tower Flower" by Edouard Francois - large built-in greenery on a nine- story apartment building. However, some of the complex and convoluted buildings could have used a floor plan to help understand the scheme of the building a little better. A few architects' work(s) are simple computer generated models of works in progress, but they effectively portray the buildings. Given the state of architecture in general, I was pleasantly surprised to see a strong representation of women in this group of architects. Does this represent the "Architecture in ... " series by Jodidio, or does it represent France? I will be getting more of this series to see what new and interesting in the other countries covered. I like the three language format as well, allowing me to maintain my French and German while enjoying architecture. No complaints about the quality of the physical book either (paper, binding, printing).