Buildings for Tomorrow: Architecture that Changed Our World

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Thames & Hudson, 2006 - Architecture, Modern - 191 pages
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More than thirty architects from nineteen countries, from famous names to little-known innovators, have used the latest technological advances to bring their constructions into being, blurring the line that separates the everyday from the realms of science fiction. All these structures challenge convention and break the mould. Whether inspired by NASA capsules or nautilus shells, these buildings show that imagination and creativity can work on a variety of scales and budgets, and can set a thought-provoking agenda for an alternative architecture of tomorrow.

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A large-format book illustrating many modern buildings with sumptuous photography. Interestingly, the author connects many of the buildings with science fiction imagery and ideas; indeed, much of the ... Read full review

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Forty of the most innovative and visually striking buildings of the last 40 years are the subject of this book about "futuristic projects that have actually been built." Ranging from Eugene Tsui's ... Read full review

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The Ancient the Organic and the Alien
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The Mechanical the Manmade
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Paul Cattermole is the former creative director of a specialist architectural picture library and an architectural writer based in London. His most recent work is Buildings for Tomorrow: Architecture That Changed Our World.

Gwyn Headley is the founder of the Folly Fellowship, a society dedicated to extreme buildings of architectural interest, and the author of Architectural Follies in America.

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