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ISBN: 0789208598, 9780789208590Издательство: Abbeville Press
Год издания: 2005
Book DescriptionNewly built hotels are being admired throughout the world by travelers and architects, and this strikingly illustrated survey features the best new designs. In the past several years, hoteliers have responded ever more boldly to theirguests? demands for both luxury and aesthetic sophistication. The result has been the emergence of new trends in hotel design, which at one extreme increasingly blur the border between lodging, lifestyle, and living theatre, and at the other seek toreinvent the more discreet manners and style of the grand hotels of the late nineteenth century. This visually exciting volume by noted design writer Graham Vickers provides a timely overview of these trends, profiling no fewer than thirty-seven of the world?s most noteworthy new hotels, from the lavishly appointed Ritz-Carlton Miami to a Quebec hotel constructed entirely of snow and ice. Vickers skillfully clarifies the distinctions between the various strands of contemporary...