United Nations

United Nations : The Story Behind the Headquarters of the World

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This lavish book tells the dramatic story behind the building of the UN Headquarters, never before related as revealingly as it is here. The authors bring us on an exclusive tour around the entire complex through 150 specially commissioned photographs. The idea for locating the United Nations Headquarters in an evil-smelling slaughterhouse district sprang from an astute real estate broker; the finance came from the Rockefeller family; and the architecture from Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and Sven Markelius, among others. In a few months of intense creativity the team conjured up a symbol for peace in the form of a set of ultramodern buildings that still inspire hope for a better future. This large-format book of 244 pages is probably the most exquisite book on the architecture of the UN Headquarters ever published
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Product details

  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 220 x 300 x 24mm | 1,570g
  • Sweden
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • 9171263438
  • 9789171263438
  • 1,633,538