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Black: Architecture in Monochrome (Pre-order)


This title will be shipped from 9 October


Phaidon Editors


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Price: USD$49.95

A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years.

A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 7 7/8 in)
Pages: 224 pp
Illustrations: 175 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714874722

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors

"An impressively tenebrous ode to inky buildings all over the world." —ShortList

"In today's un-grimy cities, black houses are the new black, thanks to a trend that has spread from the insular world of avant-garde architecture into the broader culture." —Globe and Mail

"The masters of the architectural tome are back at it again, with Phaidon this time taking on a subject that has long fascinated the aesthetically-minded in all walks of life. Black: Architecture in Monochrome delivers exactly what you'd expect - both from the book's title and the renowned publishing house - taking a sweeping look at over 150 structures built over the course of 1,000 years, examining the use of black in the built world."—Hypebeast.com

"In today's un-grimy cities, black houses are the new black, thanks to a trend that has spread from the insular world of avant-garde architecture into the broader culture." —Globe and Mail

"Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all, black says this: I don't bother you - don't bother me." —Yohji Yamamoto

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