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    Green Architecture Now! (Paperback)(English / French / German) By (author) Philip Jodidio

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    DescriptionThis book describes the war in the asphalt jungle. These days, green is the name of the game. There has never been so much interest in the ecological impact of buildings as there is today. This is not a negligible fact in the struggle to control pollution and in the search for responsible 'sustainable' methods of construction. Buildings are among the heaviest consumers of natural resources and account for a significant portion of the greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change. With global warming now a significant international political issue, architecture itself is on the brink of significant changes, where style and matters of aesthetics are placed in a secondary position behind issues of sustainability. At a certain time, 'green' buildings were ugly and complicated affairs, usually multicolored as though an entire rainbow in one building might be sufficient to prove a concern for ecology. This is surely no longer the case - as buildings published in this current volume demonstrate. However, it may be that green architecture is not so much about architecture as it is about survival; the aesthetics of the architecture are secondary considerations when it comes to finally stopping the war with nature that has resulted in the creation of 'the asphalt jungle'. Well-known architects from Tadao Ando to Thom Mayne figure in this book, but so too do many others that are far less famous today, but perhaps the stars of tomorrow. Find out who is making today's architecture go green in a big way.


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    Title
    Green Architecture Now!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Jodidio
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,601 g
    Language
    English
    French
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783836503723
    ISBN 10: 3836503727
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMC
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC008000
    DC22: 720.47
    BISAC V2.8: ARC018000, ARC005080
    DC22: 721.0467
    BIC subject category V2: AMCR
    Libri: ARCH6020, GART2000, P0041620
    Thema V1.0: AMX, AMCR
    Edition
    Multilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Multilingual
    Illustrations note
    zahlreiche fabrige Abbildungen
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was editor-in-chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books on contemporary architecture, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Alvaro Siza.