100 Years, 100 Buildings
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100 Years, 100 Buildings

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The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, John Hill, is obsessed with his subject and determined to expose his fellow citizens to the glorious structures that shape our environment. In this beautifully designed compendium Hill presents his selection of the most significant building to be built each year from 1916 to 2015. Each two-page spread includes one or two large color photos and text that explains the importance of each structure. Starting with H. P. Berlage's Holland House in London and closing with Diller Scofidio + Renfro's newly completed Broad museum in Los Angeles, Hill has combed the globe for iconic buildings. Notable inclusions are Helsinki Railroad Station; the Solimar Building in Cuba; Le Corbusier's Mill Owners' Association building in Ahmadabad, India; Habitat 67, a housing complex in Montreal; and Tadao Ando's Church of the Light in Osaka, Japan. What makes this collection so extraordinary is Hill's criteria for the buildings included: each must be able to be seen, approached, or explored by the average person.An introductory essay and a timeline that highlights important architectural events round out this engrossing survey that demonstrates the underlying themes and developments in the world of architecture today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 248 x 280 x 25mm | 1,610g
  • PRESTEL
  • Munich, Germany
  • English
  • 150
  • 3791382128
  • 9783791382128
  • 726,088

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-Hill combed the world seeking out its iconic buildings. The result is a book that's a finely designed compendium - where he presents his personal selection of the most significant building from 1916 to 2015. And it's not just about residences - there are churches, office buildings and museums too. Hill required that it be a building that's still standing, and one that anyone could go and see in person . . . It's a journey worth taking - in person or in print.- --Architects and Artisansshow more

About John Hill

JOHN HILL is an architect, editor-in-chief of the Daily News section of World-Architects.com, and founder/editor-in-chief of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, where he publishes daily articles about architecture news and book reviews. He is the author of Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture.show more

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