Architecture, Industry, and Innovation: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners

Architecture, Industry, and Innovation: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners

by Colin Amery
     
 

Nicholas Grimshaw is one of the pre-eminent figures of the British architectural scene. Alongside Sir Norman Foster and Sir Richard Rogers he is a leading figure of the high-tech movement, responsible for some of the outstanding buildings of the last decade. This new volume in Phaidon's series of his complete works covers the years 1965-88, a period which saw Grimshaw… See more details below

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Nicholas Grimshaw is one of the pre-eminent figures of the British architectural scene. Alongside Sir Norman Foster and Sir Richard Rogers he is a leading figure of the high-tech movement, responsible for some of the outstanding buildings of the last decade. This new volume in Phaidon's series of his complete works covers the years 1965-88, a period which saw Grimshaw establish his practice and his reputation worldwide as an architect of great subtlety and a master of detail. Colin Amery charts the line of Grimshaw's development from his student days at the Architectural Association onwards. He gives critical insights into Grimshaw's thinking and design methodology for a family of buildings, from the 1967 Service Tower for a student hostel to his 1988 Grand Union Walk houses and Superstore for Sainsbury's at Camden. Like Mercedes saloons, Grimshaw buildings show a steady evolution, model to model, an evolution which is illustrated in detail here with photographs, plans and drawings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714829234
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
06/27/1995
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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