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Skyscrapers 2017 Wall Calendar: The World's Most Extraordinary Buildings
Skyscrapers 2017 Wall Calendar: The World's Most Extraordinary Buildings

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Manufacturer: Black Dog & Leventhal
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Author(s): Judith Dupré

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Product Description:
Binding: Calendar
EAN: 9780316390248
Edition: Wal
Format: Wall Calendar
ISBN: 0316390240
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Black Dog & Leventhal
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Black Dog & Leventhal
MPN: 9780316390248
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 24
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Studio: Black Dog & Leventhal
Editorial Review:
Based on the landmark international best-selling book Skyscrapers, this gorgeous 12-month wall calendar celebrates today's most significant superstructures from around the world.

Each month features a different mind-boggling structure, including the Shanghai Tower, 50 St. Mary Axe in London, HSB Turning Torso in Sweden, Eight Spruce Street and Via on 57th in New York, One Central Park in Sydney, Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, Fountain Place in Dallas, Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in China, Doha Tower in Qatar, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, and the Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi. The opening spread will survey visionary unbuilt structures, spanning from Frank Lloyd Wright's Mile High Tower to Adrian Smith's version. Monthly grids include important dates in architectural history, moon phases, as well as major North American, British, and Australian and New Zealand holidays.
Each month features a different mind-boggling structure, including the Shanghai Tower, 50 St. Mary Axe in London, HSB Turning Torso in Sweden, Eight Spruce Street and Via on 57th in New York, One Central Park in Sydney, Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, Fountain Place in Dallas, Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in China, Doha Tower in Qatar, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, and the Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi. The opening spread will survey visionary unbuilt structures throughout history, including Adrian Smith's mile-high. Monthly grids include important dates in architectural history, moon phases, as well as major North American, British, and Australian and New Zealand holidays.
At first glance, Judith Dupré's Skyscrapers might appear to be just another coffee-table prop. Yes, the fact that it measures a good foot and a half might keep it off the average shelf, but its unusual size is not just a gimmick. This book does full-scale justice to the beautiful black-and-white photographs of some of the world's most famous skyscrapers.

Organized chronologically, this is not a comprehensive guide but a selective survey: 50 of the most "significant" skyscrapers of the last century. From the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., to the Kuningan Persada Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, Skyscrapers is a fact lover's dream. Vital statistics on each building include location, height, materials, primary architect, date of completion, and place in architectural history. The careful interaction of text and image brings the unique story of each building--and builder--to life.

But in both Skyscrapers and her follow-up book, Bridges, Dupré moves past the structures themselves to examine the ideals and dreams of the society that created them. Why build up? Who initiated the race to be first? The economic, cultural, and political role of buildings in everyday life is easy to overlook. Skyscrapers is a book that sticks out way past the knees and says, "Hey, look again." --Sara Nickerson

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