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Description - New Urban Giants by Antonino Terranova

Jam-packed with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs accompanied by a lively, authoritative text by internationally renowned architectural experts, this essential resource on the world's most important new structures traces the evolution of these lofty behemoths. Whisking readers around the world, "New Urban Giants" tells the story of the design and building of 31 remarkable structures, from corporate headquarters to residential towers to state-of-the-art luxury hotels. The text places each in its historical context, revealing the technological advances that made each building possible, and the social and economic climate that made each necessary. Taking readers from Dubai to Tokyo to Vienna, this is an architectural tour not to be missed by professional architects and design enthusiasts alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788854403321
ISBN-10: 8854403326
Format: Hardback
(375mm x 200mm x 23mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: White Star
Publisher: White Star
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Antonino Terranova

ANTONINO TERRANOVA is Director of the Department of Architecture at the University of Rome where he teaches Architectural and Urban Planning Composition. GIANPAOLA SPIRITO is a Visiting Professor of Theories of Contemporary Architectural Researches at the First Faculty of Architecture in Rome