Guide to Ecstacity

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Laurence King Publishing, 2003 - Architects - 463 pages
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The first ever book from celebrated architect Nigel Coates, this is a guide to his personal vision of a metropolis. Hes called it Ecstacity. Ecstacity combines elements of Tokyo, Cairo, London, New York, Rome, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro to create a place of cultural clashes and hybrids. But it also includes inventions and fantasies. So the real and the imaginary sit side by side in a kaleidoscope of colour, drawings, maps, photographs and words. It has been a collaborative project with some of the biggest names around, including industry stars such as Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Gaetano Pesce and Ron Arad. There are also introductory texts and commentaries by writers such as Marcus Field and Brian Hatton along with an essay from the eminent historian Theodore Zeldin. Cult London graphic designers, Why Not Associates, have used of special materials and print processes to make the book an extraordinary object in its own right.
 

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Contents

Section 1
29
Section 2
41
Section 3
48
Section 4
49
Section 5
50
Section 6
53
Section 7
65
Section 8
66
Section 19
227
Section 20
252
Section 21
254
Section 22
269
Section 23
274
Section 24
286
Section 25
320
Section 26
321

Section 9
78
Section 10
110
Section 11
116
Section 12
118
Section 13
125
Section 14
161
Section 15
185
Section 16
196
Section 17
199
Section 18
208
Section 27
352
Section 28
357
Section 29
394
Section 30
400
Section 31
435
Section 32
445
Section 33
447
Section 34
448
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