The Global Architect
Firms, Fame and Urban Form
By (author) Donald McNeill
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Global Architect by Donald McNeill
Book DescriptionThe Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility, the top firms, whose offices are currently undergoing a major global expansion, and the role of advanced information technology in expanding the geographical scope of the industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415956413
(235mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Global Architect, Hardback (September 2008)View all books by Donald McNeill
Explores the significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. This book covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility, the top firms, and whose offices undergo a major global expansion.
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Author Biography - Donald McNeill
Donald McNeill (Ph.D., University of Wales) is Associate Professor at the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Australia. He is known for his research in urban geography, and in particular the relationship between architecture and urban space.
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