You have to buy this book! I can only assume, if you are involved in architecture or design in some way that this is a worthy book to own. Booktopia sell them in its own green plastic carrying case which looks really cool and modern. I bought one thinking it would be nice to have as part of the collection, not actually going down to the warehouse to even look at one. So when it arrived I was stunned at its size. It is big! Plus the quality of the book itself is perfect and impossible to fault. The detail, the care and the time taken to create a book of this quality is hard to comprehend. You will treasure it forever. It is simply, comprehensive, stunning and a piece of history. You won't be disappointed. If it is for yourself then you will thank yourself every time you look at it and if you are buying it for someone else then they will owe you BIG time.
I will admit as a negative, that the paper cover of the book does have some pressure marks from being held in the casing but that makes it all part of the book. It really is not an issue.
Tony Nash, CEO of Booktopia
4600 colour illustrations and weighs in at over 8.5 kilograms.
The only resource of its kind, The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture contains, in a single volume, over 1,000 of the most outstanding works of architecture built since 2000.
Features the work of internationally acclaimed architects alongside that of the next generation of emerging architectural stars and those currently unknown outside their own countries.
Includes every imaginable building type, from the smallest single houses, cafes and wineries to the largest museums, airports and embassies.
Each project has been selected by an expert panel with input from specialist advisors in every geographical region.
Contains specially commissioned maps and graphic data (researched by a team from the London School of Economics) that interpret and explore architecture’s global contexts.
Extensive indexes enable easy cross-referencing and comparison of data, and provide additional information on architects.
This essential addition to any architecture library is a remarkable resource that presents an unparalleled level of data on contemporary architectural practice.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Explore the best architecture of the 21st century in this collection of 1037 exemplary buildings sited all over the world in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. Divided into six world regions, the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture provides an important overview of global and local trends in architecture.
This truly unparalleled resource presents easily accessible world data exploring the geographical contexts for 21st century architectural production in a global framework. Each of the six world regions is introduced by an analysis of urban and architectural issues. This statistical information has been researched and elaborated by a team from the London School of Economics.
This collection of key buildings has been chosen through a rigorous selection process involving a panel of expert advisors with specialist input from each world region. The list includes the work of an emerging generation of architectural stars featured alongside buildings by internationally acclaimed architects. Each building is fully illustrated with drawings and photographs, and described by a short essay. Further information includes key facts such as construction cost, client name, area of the building and geographical coordinates.
Cross-referencing between projects enables the user to find other buildings by the same architect included in the book. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided including details of architects' practices and extensive indexes.
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I saw the Phaidon World Atlas of Architecture (both 20th and 21st Century Editions) in the shopping Centre and I loved what i saw. What I didn't love was the cost. They were over $500 in combined price which was reasonable for these amazing books, but they had been sitting on the shelf and the quality was not that good. I looked online and Booktopia was the cheapest by far and they arrived in a beautiful case and excellent condition. They are perfect for any aspiring architect and I have enjoyed them thoroughly. Worth the price - they're simply massive books, you almost need 2 people to lift them! Very Happy, 10/10
'An elegant, universal travel guide. Well illustrated, meticulously researched and genuinely international' Financial Times Books of the Year 2011 'will be to architecture students what 1,000 Films to See Before I Die is to film buffs.' Self Build and Design 'Provides a fascinating overview of the world skyline today.' Conde Nast Traveler.com 'An ideal companion for all travellers who love architecture.' designboom.com 'This is a quick and marvelous introduction to contemporary examples of world architecture and a must for travelers fond of architecture.' The Chicago Tribune
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 1st November 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 45.0 x 31.0 x 5.5
Weight (kg): 8.64
Edition Number: 1