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Stone

Stone

by William Hall

Hardcover

$49.95
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on September 25, 2019

Overview

Stone is a fascinating, fresh and insightful global tour of the world's oldest and most beautiful building material

Featuring more than 170 structures, from prehistory through to today, the book includes an incredible range of buildings: awe-inspiring Neolithic monuments and the epic Pyramids of Giza feature alongside the work of twentieth-century icons, from Mies van der Rohe's seminal Barcelona Pavilion to Marcel Breuer's daring Met building in New York.

There are also projects by the world's best contemporary architects, from Snøhetta's angular Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo to Kengo Kuma's sculptural Chokkura Plaza in Japan and David Chipperfield's geometric Museo Jumex in Mexico City.

Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, each project includes an extended caption providing a perceptive commentary on the building.

An elegant and informative visual exploration, Stone demonstrates the remarkable variety of creative and innovative structures the material has inspired around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714879253
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication date: 09/25/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

William Hall trained at Central Saint Martins and began his career in the office of the minimalist architect John Pawson. Hall now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, the Henry Moore Institute, and Tate.