The Architecture Traveler: A Guide to 262 Key Modern American Buildings, Revised Edition
Sydney LeBlancISBN: 039373174X; 9780393731743;
Book Description An illustrated guidebook to the best of modern architecture for every architecture enthusiast and professional. Architecture is the heart and soul of cities?it shows not just a place but also the spirit of the place. This portable book takes readers on a tour of over 250 American architectural treasures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It provides the practical information?addresses, phone numbers, visitor hours, maps?needed to experience them firsthand and explains why each will reward a visit. The concise accompanying descriptions offer new insights into the buildings and designers of this vital part of the American heritage. Among the new landmark buildings included are Walt Disney Concert Hall (Frank Gehry), Seattle Library (Rem Koolhaas), American Folk Art Museum (Tod Williams/Billie Tsien), Contemporary Arts Center (Zaha Hadid), Milwaukee Art Museum (Santiago Calatrava), and the "Solar Umbrella" House (Larry Scarpa/Angela...