Images. A Picture Book Of Architecture

Edited by Ilka & Andreas Ruby and Philip Ursprung
Prestel Verlag, München, 2004 | 160p, 345×295 mm, ISBN 3-7913-3133-7

Today architecture is not only primarily perceived as image, many buildings also look like images themselves. In this large-format volume, hundreds of photographs and illustrations document this major shift from the building as structure to the building as image. This exploration of the use and significance of two-dimensional images in contemporary architecture looks at the works of major designers, including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV, and Sauerbruch & Hutton, among others. It shows how certain architectural principles such as color and ornament—which nearly disappeared in modern architecture—are becoming again crucial concepts in the contemporary practice of architecture.

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