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United Nations

The Story Behind the Headquarters of the World

Ake E:son Lindman Mark Isitt



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Bokforlaget Max Strom
29 February 2016
This lavish book tells the dramatic story behind the building of the UN Headquarters, never before related as revealingly as it is here. The authors bring us on an exclusive tour around the entire complex through 150 specially commissioned photographs. The idea for locating the United Nations Headquarters in an evil-smelling slaughterhouse district sprang from an astute real estate broker; the finance came from the Rockefeller family; and the architecture from Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and Sven Markelius, among others. In a few months of intense creativity the team conjured up a symbol for peace in the form of a set of ultramodern buildings that still inspire hope for a better future. This large-format book of 244 pages is probably the most exquisite book on the architecture of the UN Headquarters ever published
By:   Ake E:son Lindman, Mark Isitt
Imprint:   Bokforlaget Max Strom
Country of Publication:   Sweden
Dimensions:   Height: 300mm,  Width: 220mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   1.570kg
ISBN:   9789171263438
ISBN 10:   9171263438
Pages:   242
Publication Date:   29 February 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

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