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Book Title: Skyscrapers|
The author of the book: Judith Dupre
Date of issue: January 5th 1996
ISBN 13: 9781884822452
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.55 MB
Edition: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Read full description of the books Skyscrapers:From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from the Empire State Building to the soon-to-be-completed 450-meter Petronas Towers in Malaysia, a comprehensive history of humankind's continuing urge to build ever higher. Fascinating and entertaining text and magnificent, towering, full-page photographs of 50 of the world's most innovative, stunning, and lofty skyscrapers. Facts at a glance for each building, with visual comparisons of relative heights. Features informative spreads on the technical developments of elevators, steel, glass, and other building materials, the growth of cities, and towers around the world. Unique 7.5" x 18" format. Printed on high-quality coated stock with nearly 200 black-and-white photos.
Read information about the authorJudith Dupré writes books that bridge the worlds of art, photography, and architecture in ways that delight and educate. She has written several works of illustrated nonfiction that have been translated into ten languages, including Skyscrapers (Black Dog & Leventhal/ Workman, 1996); Bridges (Black Dog & Leventhal/Workman, 1997); Churches (HarperCollins, 2001), a New York Times bestseller; and Monuments (Random House, 2007).
Her newest book, Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art & LIfe, will be published on November 2, 2010. Full of Grace offers a new twist on this popular subject, taking the reader inside the Virgin Mary’s world in ancient Palestine and showing, equally, how thoroughly she inhabits our own, twenty-first century experiences. The book touches on Mary’s Jewish roots, her veneration by Muslims, and Our Lady of Guadalupe’s powerful presence in Hispanic communities. More intimately, it explores the joys of motherhood and friendship, the nature of surrender, and the pain of loss through a Marian lens in 59 essays—one for each bead of the rosary.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Judith received degrees in English and Studio Art from Brown University, and subsequently studied at the Open Atelier of Design and Architecture in Manhattan. Currently, she is at Yale University doing advanced studies on the role of time, memory, and ritual in architecture and community building. She is an Intent Voice on Intent.com, and an Advisory Board member of Faith & Form, the journal of the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, a professional interest area of the American Institute of Architects. She lives with her family outside of New York City.
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