Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings

Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings

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Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings by Judith Dupré

Skyscrapers is a lavish and appropriately soaring celebration of the world's most spectacular buildings.

From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from the Empire State Building to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the 50 buildings represented in this magnificent book leap off the page in words and more than 200 rich, duotone images. This unique volume includes facts-at-a-glance for each building, visual comparisons of heights, and quotes from a variety of architects and experts—all accompanying stunning full-page photos of each structure."

An eye-popping shelf-scraper...an elevating experience." -Gene Shalit, "Today""

Breathtaking. Magnificent. Unique. Very special. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. Well researched. Beautifully designed." -Robert J. Bruss, Tribune Media Services

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579127879
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 18.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Judith Dupré, New York Times bestselling author has written many books about architecture, including Bridges, Churches, and Monuments. She consults on large-scale infrastructure projects and lectures at Yale and other universities. She lives in New York. Visit www.judithdupre.com.


Adrian Smith is considered the foremost architect of supertall skyscrapers in the world. Formerly with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, his buildings include Burj Dubai, the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the Trump International Tower in Chicago, where he lives and works.

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