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Edited by William Hall, with an essay by Leonard Koren

Concrete by PHAIDON


Concrete takes a fresh look at the world’s most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a German skatepark sits beside an Italian rooftop test track, a Japanese crematorium alongside a Portuguese swimming pool and a Brazilian government building next to a Chinese opera house. An essay by Leonard Koren, author of the best-selling Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, offers an evocative and perceptive view of concrete through the author’s experience of studying architecture in California and living in Tokyo.


  • Hardback
  • English
  • 290 x 250 mm, 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in
  • 240 pp
  • 175 colour illustrations
  • ISBN-13: 9780714863542
  • ISBN-10: 0714863548



Philip Jodidio



Audacious futurism - The forward-thinking work of a singular architect Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite her designs winning prizes and critical acclaim. Some even said her work was unbuildable. Yet over the past decade she has completed numerous structures including the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House, and the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics. Today, Hadid is firmly established among the élite of world architecture, her audacious and futuristic designs having catapulted her to international fame. Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.


  • Release Date: 04/2012
  • by Philip Jodidio
  • 96 pages, Softcover, flaps, 18.5 x 23 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-8365-3069-9
  • 7.99



The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century

World Architecture Travel Edition


The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture is a comprehensive portrayal of the finest built architecture from around the world completed since the year 2000. Divided into six world regions, the "Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture" provides an important overview of global and local trends in architecture for a wide range of users. The geographical contexts for 21st century architectural production are explored in a global framework presented in accessible graphic formats. Each of the six world regions is introduced by an in-depth look at urban and architectural issues. This statistical data has been researched and analysed by a team from the London School of Economics.More than 1000 key buildings have been chosen through a rigorous selection process involving a panel of expert advisors and specialists from every region. Each building is fully illustrated with drawings and photographs, and described by a short essay. Further information includes key data such as construction cost, client name, area of the building and geographical coordinates. Cross-referencing between projects enables the user to find other buildings by the same architect included in the book. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided. This includes details of architects' practices and extensive indexes.


  • English
  • 54,1 x 44,2 x 12,7 cm
  • 812 pages
  • 1100 pictures
  • ISBN-13: 9780714848785
  • 89,90 Euro

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