New York

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Wiley-Academy, 2001 - Political Science - 344 pages
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New York is an exciting book dedicated to one of the world's most fascinating and
vibrant cities. Lavishly illustrated this architectural overview documents both the historical development and the future prospects of New York. Throughout New York you will find a wide range of projects which demonstrate every aspect of the city's construction, including commercial, residential, industrial and public buildings, as well as transportation and landscape works.
The projects, both built and yet to be built, include works by Richard Gluckman, FOA,
FTL, Hanrahan and Meyers, Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman, Richard Meier,
Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and De Meuron and other architects of
international renown. Each project is covered in detail with texts, plans,
drawings and outstanding photography.
This book gives a unique portrait of a 20th-century city packed with diverse forms of architecture. It provides an historical overview of the factors that made the city what it is today including:
- Geography
- Geology
- Demographics
EACH PROJECT IS COVERED IN DETAIL WITH TEXTS, PLANS, DRAWINGS AND OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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Contents

Foreword
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Orders 1
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Icons 2
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Copyright

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About the author (2001)

ALAN BALFOUR is an architect and author, as well as Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He was the AIA Year 2000 Topaz Laureate, the highest recognition given in North Americal for excellence in architecture education. He was formerly Smith Professor and Dean of Architecture at Rice University, and before joining Rensselaer was Chairman of the Architectural Association in London. His books include Berlin (also in the 'World Cities' series) documenting the transformation of Berlin after reunification, published by Academy Editions in 1995. Both this and the earlier Berlin: The Politics of Order: 1737 - 1989 (Rizzoli 1990), were winners of teh AIA International Book Award. Additional books are Portsmouth (Studio Vista, 1970), Rockefeller Center: Architecture as Theater (McGraw-Hill, 1978), and he contributed to The Edge of The Millennium (Cooper Hewitt 1993), Cities of Artificial Excavation: The Work of Peter Eisenman (Rizzoli International/CCA 1994), and Recovering Landscape (Princeton Architectural Press 1999). He lives in up state New York.