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Lost Buildings

Jonathan Glancey

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-316-3
Trim Size: 10.25 x 12.5
Cloth
Overlook
10/15/2009

Product Description

From the Colossus of Rhodes to Old London Bridge, Lost Buildings is an invitation to visit buildings long vanished or those demolished within living history. In addition to constructions lost over time, acclaimed architecture writer Jonathan Glancey examines imaginary buildings from literature and myth as well as fantastic designs that were never built. Lost Buildings even includes a number of once-lost structures that are now being reconstructed. From the ziggurat at Uruk to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, from the film sets of Blade Runner to Frank Lloyd Wright s designs for a mile-high tower, Glancey offers the reader tantalizing glimpses of what was, or what might have been.

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 color and black and- white photographs, Lost Buildings is a feast for the eyes that no one interested in architecture or design should be without.

Praise for Lost Buildings

"Beguiling . . . a valuable contribution to the continuing argument about the competing demands of conservation and progress." - The Times (London)

"With lively prose, Glancey metaphorically trots from the crumbling of ancient Troy to the 1989 fall of the
Berlin wall." - Dallas Morning News

"An excellent visual source, and a timely reminder that the rendered images of tomorrow s architectural fantasies might one day have crumbled into very real ruins." Wallpaper

About the author

Jonathan Glancey is the architecture and design editor at The Guardian. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television and his previous publications include Modern Architecture and The Car. He lives in Suffolk, England.

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