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Tall Building

Imagining the Skyscraper
Balcony Press

By Scott Johnson

9 x 10 in; 192 pp;
200 illustrations
Hardcover
February 2009
ISBN 9781890449476
ISBN10 1890449474

SKU# 9781890449476

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The skyscraper continues to inspire architects and visual artists of all types. More than a century of literature, art, film, and new media representations have built an image of the skyscraper inside the space of our collective imagination. A towering ph...
Tall Building


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Tall Building

The skyscraper continues to inspire architects and visual artists of all types. More than a century of literature, art, film, and new media representations have built an image of the skyscraper inside the space of our collective imagination. A towering physical presence, the skyscraper has come to embody many of our unexamined notions and secret desires about wealth, ambition, and dominance. Paradoxically, as the skyscraper building type changed to address shifting socioeconomic conditions, its perception by mainstream culture has become simpler and more consumable. Featuring rarely seen images and lively text, Building Tall explores the phenomenon of the skyscraperfrom its legacy of supreme technical achievement to the meanings of its various artistic interpretations.

 

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9 x 10 in; 192 pp;
200 illustrations
Hardcover
February 2009
ISBN 9781890449476
ISBN10 1890449474
Scott Johnson is an architect based in Los Angeles who in 1987, along with William Fain, acquired the landmark architectural firm Pereira & Associates and relaunched it as Johnson Fain. Johnson is the author of Figure/Ground: A Design Conversation with Scott Johnson and Bill Fain and The Big Idea: Criticality and Practice in Contemporary Architecture.
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