|Author:||Leonard (CON) William; Koren Hall|
A visual exploration of the world's most extraordinary and inspiring concrete architecture - in a stylish and compact format. "Yes, concrete can be cold and imposing - but as the structures in the book attest, it can also be colourful, playful, and delicate." -Wall Street Journal In this new, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, 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.
"What a surprising and beautiful book - a parade of amazing buildings." -Peter York "Concrete is a beautifully designed book. It is also a thought-provoking exploration of an important subject." -John Pawson "Yes, concrete can be cold and imposing - but as the structures in the book attest, it can also be colourful, playful, and delicate." -Wall Street Journal "The eye candy here, from the graceful to the brash, is enough to open the mind of any skeptic." -Atlantic Cities