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Raising The Roof : Women Architects Who Broke Through The Glass Ceiling

ISBN: 9783791386638

Author: Agata Toromanoff    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Historically, women architects were disappointingly absent in the news and at awards ceremonies, but now they are spearheading some of the most exciting and imp...


Historically, women architects were disappointingly absent in the news and at awards ceremonies, but now they are spearheading some of the most exciting and important projects in every corner of the globe. These profiles of fifty female architects bring to light some of those projects and highlight pioneering women architects. Each architect is introduced in double-page spreads that include a brief biography, an overview of her philosophy and vision, and stunning photographs of her most significant works. Interviews with several of the architects provide a global perspective on how women are changing the face of the world-including feminist icon, philanthropist, and Nigerian "starchitect" Olajumoke Adenowo; Tatiana Bilbao, who is leading the way in sustainable Mexican architecture; Rossana Hu, who is fighting to preserve Chinese village culture in her rapidly urbanizing country; and Elizabeth Diller, who created the High Line, one of New York City's most beloved public spaces, and helped redesign the city's Museum of Modern Art. This volume offers indisputable and inspiring evidence that the architectural profession is no longer just a man's game.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2021


$100.00
Brutalism Reinvented : 21st Century Modernist Architecture

ISBN: 9783791388113

Author: Agata Toromanoff    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From luxury apartment towers to offices, places of worship to museums, Brutalist architecture is having a 21st-century moment—and this book is here to explore...


From luxury apartment towers to offices, places of worship to museums, Brutalist architecture is having a 21st-century moment—and this book is here to explore the new interpretations of the style. Designed with the same bold aesthetic that informed Le Corbusier himself, this book features fifty recent examples of how architects around the world are embracing the principles of Brutalism—simplicity, functionality, and rawness—and reimagining them for today’s standards and tastes. Drawing from the radical approach of the controversial architectural movement, today’s Brutalist buildings are both sophisticated and elegant. As the hundreds of exterior and interior photos in this book reveal, architects have taken advantage of new technology to make concrete-based structures that are refined and alluring, as well as stylish and modish unlike their predecessors. Each chapter is dedicated to a different type of buildings and is introduced with a selection of iconic structures as an essential visual reference for Brutalism’s new look. In some instances the overall strength of the aesthetic is paired with equally forceful materials such as glass, metal and brick; other examples show how classically Brutalist lines are integrated into generously proportioned, light-filled spaces. An informative celebration of Brutalist architecture’s legacy, this book is an exciting exploration of how today’s most innovative architects are discovering the inherent beauty of powerful concrete volumes that was at the heart of Le Corbusier’s original vision.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$100.00
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