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Architecture Now 5

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More than ever before, architecture at the beginning of the 21st century is changing and evolving at lightning speed. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, contemplated, and contorted - gathering up along the way fashion, ecology, politics, and art - architectural concepts become veritable things unto themselves in the present tense. As astoundingly diverse as contemporary architecture is, most importantly it is a reflection of what's happening right now all over the world, in people's minds and in the global collective consciousness.

The many faces of world architecture today make for a mind-expanding book. Here you'll find the most recent work of over 60 architects and firms, including familiar names such as O. Gehry, Meier, Ando, Foster, and Starck, as well as a host of newcomers sure to be the architecture-celebrities of future generations. Highlights include Jakob & MacFarlane's morphological Restaurant at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Diller & Scofidio's "Blur Building" proposal for the International Expo 2001 in Switzerland (an ovular structure suspended over a lake, encapsulated by a fine mist of water, creating the look of a cloud hovering over the lake), and Herzog & de Meuron's remarkable Tate Modern. Proving that contemporary architecture is not limited to physical building design, New York firm Asymptote's Guggenheim Virtual Museum is also included, a place where visitors can take a cyber-stroll through rooms that are designed to be "compelling spatial environments." Presented alphabetically by architect or firm, Architecture Now! can be used like a reference guide, with extensive photographs and illustrations, biographical and contact information for designers, and a careful selection of today's most influential architects.

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Pages   576
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 8.19" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   4.41 lbs.
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822818100  
ISBN13  9783822818107  

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More About Philip Jodidio

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Philip Jodidio currently resides in Grimentz.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Architecture Now 5?

exceptionally poor service  Jun 4, 2008
this site claimed they were sending a new book but it arrived with a peeled spine. They claimed that it would be replaced but nothing arrived. This
is the first time I have experienced poor service and not from a vendor,
but rather, this site itself!
Art, architecture, and more.  Aug 29, 2007
This is a nice little coffee table styled book on architecture and artwork, showcasing about 92 architects and a few of their works. Its small size makes it easy to take along with you wherever you go.

Each architect gets two pages devoted to them, comprising a brief biography highlighting some of their notable works, as well as photos and/or sketches showcasing one or two of their works.

Some of the architects and works featured include Alberto Campo Baeza (Center for innovative technologies in Majorca), Will Bruder (Byrne residence in Arizona), Frank Gehry (Experience Music Project in Seattle), Arata Isokazi (Shizuoka convention and arts center in Shizuoka), Polshek Partnership (the very space age Rose center for earth & science in New York), and Richard Rogers (Law courts in Bordeaux, and Millennium Dome in London).

A good book.
Paysoff the price  Jun 7, 2007
Valuable book according to price. However there is a small binding problem in my copy...
Architectural Review  Jan 18, 2007
The author of this book has done a fine job of showcasing recent modern architectural projects of interest to the general population, as well as to architects and structural engineers working in the profession. I am a structural engineer, and I purchased the book because two of my friends, and one of their projects, are featured in the book. I also happened to work on that paticular project, and was interested in having a published record of the project along with my own project files. The book is well written, has wonderful photographs, and is a fine addition to the genre of "coffee table architecture books". Mr. Jodidio is to be commended for writing this book.
ARCH 4  Nov 3, 2006
Despite of being on of the most interesting book which gather many architects and many styles, this fourth version is not as good as the other 3, although it reflect the kind of architecture being used at this moment all over the world.

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