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eBook Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised and Updated ePub

by Adrian Smith,Judith Dupre

  • ISBN: 1579129420
  • Category: Photography and Video
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Adrian Smith,Judith Dupre
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Revised, Updated edition (November 5, 2013)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1555 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1658 kb
  • Other: mobi txt mbr docx
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 697

Description

This magnificent chronological tour of the world 's tallest buildings thoroughly revised and updated since its initial . I have always loved loved loved tall buildings.

I have always loved loved loved tall buildings. The views and the vistas of many are best experienced first hand and so this book is a commemoration of all the different ways you can get up high and see the world around you. The book is stunning because the book format is tall and skinny, like the elevator ride that'll get you to the top.

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Very informative book about today's newest skyscrapers from all over the world

Very informative book about today's newest skyscrapers from all over the world. I would recommend this book about the tallest and most unique architecture in the world. This book is amazing.

Tall buildings reflect booming urbanisation in many parts of the world, as. .Most of the foundation is located in groundwater containing chlorides that can corrode steel as well as sulfate that could adversely impact concrete.

Tall buildings reflect booming urbanisation in many parts of the world, as people flock to cities seeking economic opportunities. Once an exclusively North American architectural and engineering expression, skyscrapers have sprung up around the globe. Dupré examines landmark skyscrapers that have pushed the art of high-rise building to new heights. Another challenge was the north wind, which creates seasonal sandstorms. Author Dupré is a design consultant and structural historian.

Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout

Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout. Unique in scale and design, Skyscrapers explores in-depth more than 60 buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Lipstick Building, and the Phare Tower.

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Home Judith Dupre Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary. Beginning with a fascinating interview with Adrian Smith, the master architect responsible for Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the reigning tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet (828 meters), Skyscrapers also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including next steps in creating visionary cities of the future, and information on cutting-edge sustainable materials that help. make these structures environmentally friendly.

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Judith Dupr and Adrian Smith

Judith Dupr and Adrian Smith. Judith Dupre, from the Foreword) I think the interesting question is why does man want to build to the sky? What is there about the desire for domination, or to reach God, or for private pride - the Pyramids are an example of that, but the tall building is certainly another.

item 1 Skyscrapers: A History of the World& Most Extraordinary New Hardcover Book -Skyscrapers: A History . Judith Dupre, New York Times bestselling author has written many books about architecture, including Bridges, Churches, and Monuments.

item 1 Skyscrapers: A History of the World& Most Extraordinary New Hardcover Book -Skyscrapers: A History of the World& Most Extraordinary New Hardcover Book. SPONSORED -Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings . She consults on large-scale infrastructure projects and lectures at Yale and other universities. She lives in New York.

A landmark bestseller, Skyscrapers is the unique colossal celebration of the world's most significant and striking super-structures that "captivates the eye, mind and imagination," writes The New York Times.

Comments

Braswyn Braswyn
Best money we've ever spent on Amazon. Bought for my son who is OBSESSED with skyscrapers. This has tons of pictures and facts on each building such as heights, number of floors and materials used. It also compares each building against the Burj Khalifa and Empire state building. He loves it. LOVES it. Carries the book with him. Constantly paging through it. Huge hit.
Coiril Coiril
I have always loved loved loved tall buildings. The views and the vistas of many are best experienced first hand and so this book is a commemoration of all the different ways you can get up high and see the world around you.

The book is stunning because the book format is tall and skinny, like the elevator ride that'll get you to the top.

If you're looking for a collection of dreams made reality in the shape of tall buildings, then this is the book to get. Just make sure your bookshelf has some head clearance room!
Whitemaster Whitemaster
My 10-year-old stepson is fascinated by skyscrapers and loves this book. The size and shape of it and the details on each building definitely add to its appeal. The writing, however, is for an adult audience and quite verbose, far beyond his comprehension as well as that of most 10-year-olds. My stepson doesn't seem to care, but for a kid slightly less interested in skyscrapers this book may be a bit dull.
Bladecliff Bladecliff
The book is nicely written, full of information and has sensational photographs and illustrations. It is a long tall book just like the subject matter and it's unusual shape is really necessary to get the quality of the photos down right. I can recommend the book to anyone who likes buildings of any sort but especially to those fascinated by skyscrapers. If you have a child interested in Skyscrapers, I can recommend this too. depending on their age, the text may be hard going for them but the visuals are sure to impress.
Daron Daron
Not only are the pictures fabulous, but the writing is excellent. Dupre makes observations that one would not necessarily make without her expert knowledge and intuitive understanding of buildings, communities, people, cultures...
it is fun to just browse the book and gasp at the amazing buildings, or choose one and read of its intricacies.
This is a PERFECT GIFT BOOK!
Yannara Yannara
I ordered this book expecting a smaller book with pics and interesting facts but what I got was SO much better! This book is HUGE, and full of gorgeous pics and information on the worlds tallest buildings. In the upper corner there is a comparison to the Burj Khalifa and The Empire State Building. I bought this book for my 12 yr old aspiring architect and it was a major hit! (It got him off the XBOX for a few days!)
Mr_KiLLaURa Mr_KiLLaURa
I bought this book for a 4 year old who loves skyscrapers, this is an older version but its available used at a fantastic price and he loves it. Wish more of the pictures were in color.
Great book well laid out with great pictures. Wish the text was larger and weird size for shelves but neat book!