Over the past thousand years, some 150 black structures have been built by some of the leading architects from around the world. This book offers an amazing explorations of those structures. The book is rich in visuals but also offers text that will keep you engaged as you explore each of the pieces in further detail.
Some of the structures laid out in this book include skyscrapers, libraries, churches and even plain old residences, that are far from plain. Some of the famous architects mentioned are ones you might readily recognize as well, and include Peter Marino, Miles van der Rohe, Steven Holl, Philip Johnson, David Adjaye, and Eero Saarinen.
From ancient churches to modern skyscrapers, you will find this book, conceived and edited by the Editors of Phaidon, impressive and celebratory in nature of the centuries that have gone into these pieces of architecture. It is as modest as it is arrogant, both easy and lazy, but with an air of mysteriousness that has created a page turner. Both relevant and exciting, it’s not hard to see why you’ll be flipping through these 224 pages again and again.