Author(s): Stella (INT) Phaidon Editors (COR); Paul
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.
"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 "I wore black because I liked it. I still do and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion-against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas." -Johnny Cash
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