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Have you ever wanted to have information about the world's most influential practising architects at your fingertips? Written by three architectural journalists, this book cuts the world's greatest and most provocative practising architects down to size - both the old and established and the rising stars. With two, fully illustrated pages for each architect, a clear, lively design and an alphabetical organization, it breaks down the usual arcane architectural categorizations. It offers both an insight and introduction to the key contemporary architects as well as giving a snapshot of the varied nature of architecture today. For each architect the book gives the key details of their life and work and illustrations of the most representative and iconic buildings, as well as assessing their place in the international scene. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary architecture, both as an introduction and as a handy reference source.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856693691
ISBN-10: 1856693694
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 195mm x 29mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kester Rattenbury

Kester Rattenbury trained as an architect and did a PhD on bias in architectural journalism before becoming an architectural journalist herself. She now teaches architecture at the University of Westminster. Robert Bevan is an architectural journalist based in London and Sydney. Kieran Long is deputy editor of icon magazine and has written for publications throughout Europe. He has taught architecture at London Metropolitan University, Kingston University and the University of Greenwich.

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