Vertigo : The Strange New World of the Contemporary City

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Dissecting the new architectural landscape of the industrialized world, this collection of essays explores 10 recently completed projects which exemplify the forces that are shaping contemporary cities. It responds to a particular moment when architects are being compelled to answer the challenges of new media, globalization, post-industrial culture and the unprecedented scale and speed of modern development. These challenges have made the great concerns of the 20th-century architecture - the Modern Movement, Postmodernism and High-Tech - seem irrelevant. In contrast to the bland future-gazing that the eve of the new millennium has tended to inspire, this book sets out to evoke tangible urban more

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 240 x 280mm | 1,400g
  • Laurence King Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 233 illustrations, 200 in colour
  • 1856691535
  • 9781856691536

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Introduction - the contemporary city, Rowan Moore; Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, Paul Davies; Gifu Housing, Osaka, Japan, Akira Suzuki; the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz and the Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, Brian Hatton; The Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London, UK, Raymund Ryan; Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong, Martin Pawley; Yokohama Ferry Terminal, Japan, Irenee Scalbert; Ontario Mills, Los Angeles, USA, Aaron Betsky; The Mori Tower, Shanghai, China, Aaron Tan; The Millennium Dome, London, UK, Deyan Sudjic; Park Duisberg-Nord, Germany, Stefan more

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