London : Laurence King in association with Glasgow 1999, 1999.
Book — 208 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 29 cm.
Introduction - the contemporary city, Rowan Moore
Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, Paul Davies
Gifu Housing, Osaka, Japan, Akira Suzuki
the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz and the Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, Brian Hatton
The Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London, UK, Raymund Ryan
Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong, Martin Pawley
Yokohama Ferry Terminal, Japan, Irenee Scalbert
Ontario Mills, Los Angeles, USA, Aaron Betsky
The Mori Tower, Shanghai, China, Aaron Tan
The Millennium Dome, London, UK, Deyan Sudjic
Park Duisberg-Nord, Germany, Stefan Leppert.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Dissecting the new architectural landscape of the industrialized world, this collection of essays explores 10 recently completed projects which exemplify the forces that are shaping contemporary cities. It responds to a particular moment when architects are being compelled to answer the challenges of new media, globalization, post-industrial culture and the unprecedented scale and speed of modern development. These challenges have made the great concerns of the 20th-century architecture - the Modern Movement, Postmodernism and High-Tech - seem irrelevant. In contrast to the bland future-gazing that the eve of the new millennium has tended to inspire, this book sets out to evoke tangible urban experiences. (source: Nielsen Book Data)