Concrete Design Book by William Hall & Leonard Koren, Phaidon Press
With over 1,500 titles in print, Phaidon has long been the premier global producer of books focused on the creative arts. Headquartered in London and New York, the publisher collaborates with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel.
Concrete takes a fresh look at the world’s most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers.
Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing a commentary on the building. An essay by Leonard Koren, author of the best-selling Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, offers an evocative and perceptive view of concrete through the author’s experience of studying architecture in California and living in Tokyo.
Concrete is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material often considered dull and cold but actually full of spectacular potential.
'Yes, concrete can be cold and imposing - but as the 175 structures in the book attest, it can also be colorful, playful, and delicate.'
- Wall Street Journal
'The eye candy here, from the graceful to the brash is enough to open the mind of any skeptic.'
- Atlantic Cities
Dimensions: 29 x 25cm
Pages: 240 pp & 175 Colour Illustrations
Author: William Hall & Leonard Koren, Phaidon