50 Great Adventures: Extraordinary Places And the People Who Built Them
Jonathan LeeISBN: 3791334344;
Book DescriptionArchitecture meets biography in this highly personal exploration of some of the world?s most provocative, revealing, and beautifully built structures. In this unique and visually stimulating volume, fifty buildings from around the world are explored through the people who created them. Organized according to the idea that architecture is a result of basic human desires to live, work, pray, play, and stay?50 Great Adventures in Architecture traces architecture back to the people who made it happen. Offering a global spectrum of illuminating architectural destinations, the book journeys from Lanzarote, Spain, home of Cesar Manrique?s Jameos del Agua grotto, a James Bond style fantasy for its creator to India, the site of Nek Chand?s Rock Garden of Chandigarh, a realization of the architect?s childhood dream; and from Arizona where Paolo Soleri?s Arcosanti, a vision for a utopian community, shimmers in the Southwestern desert to...
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