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How to Read Skyscrapers: A crash course in high-rise architecture
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Edward Denison Tom Kitch
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How to Read Skyscrapers: A crash course in high-rise architecture

Edward Denison Tom Kitch


9781782406495

The Ivy Press


Architectural structure & design;
History of architecture


Paperback

256 pages

$19.99
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The ultimate field guide to the icon of modern architecture - the skyscraper - in a handy format small enough to fit in a back pocket while providing serious information. The scope of the book is deliberately broad, with a thematic first section that describes the skyscraper's historical evolution from antecedents rooted in the very human desire for a commanding height, and then a geographical second section. Conceptual chapters introduce advancements in engineering and materials that permitted the first 'tall' buildings to rise at the end of the 19th century and explore the skyscraper's role in fuelling our imaginations through different modes of cultural expression. This detailed yet compact guide to understanding skyscrapers -- from the earliest steel-framed Chicago high-rises to the most recent Manhattan super-tall condominium -- is the latest addition to the highly successful How to Read... series.

By:   Edward Denison
Edited by:   Tom Kitch
Imprint:   The Ivy Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 165mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781782406495
ISBN 10:   1782406492
Series:   How to Read
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Edward Denison is a Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and an independent consultant, writer and photographer specialising in global histories of architecture and the built environment. His work for various international organisations in places as diverse as Africa, China and Europe regularly features in print, electronic and broadcast media internationally. Nick continues to collaborate with a diverse range and number of scholars, public intellectuals, artists and architects in pursuit of this research.

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