Zoomorphic New Animal Archit

Zoomorphic New Animal Archit

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by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
     
 
A quirky trend of building designs inspired by bizarre animals has emerged in the last few years. Why and how has this happened? Is it because of new technical possibilities in materials and structural engineering? Or is the answer to be found in new social preoccupations in science? After a brief look at the historical precedents, the book focuses on contemporary

Overview

A quirky trend of building designs inspired by bizarre animals has emerged in the last few years. Why and how has this happened? Is it because of new technical possibilities in materials and structural engineering? Or is the answer to be found in new social preoccupations in science? After a brief look at the historical precedents, the book focuses on contemporary examples from around the world and shows the various ways in which the organic/animal forms inform the architectural ones. Featured architects include Frank Gehry, Michael Sorkin, and Greg Lynn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856693400
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/07/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Aldersey-Williams is the author of numerous books on architecture, design, and science, including Panicology and The Most Beautiful Molecule, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Norfolk, England.

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Zoomorphic New Animal Archit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative and thorough overview of zoomorphic buildings. Photos are beautiful, along with great illustrations. Probably best suited for high school age to adult........too complex for children. Great research book. Loved it!