Whether it be Calatrava's elegant bridges in Seville or Barcelona, Peter Zumthor's beautiful thermal baths in Vals, Switzerland, Dominique Perrault's Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, or Tadao Ando's museum building on the island Naoshima, these are just a few structures which have been celebrated around the world, making their architects household names. In the 20th century, we have seen striking buildings scatter our town-scapes, awe-inspiring skyscrapers shape our skylines, and beautiful bridges span our rivers. Growing numbers of people are becoming aware of the architectural environment around them and are taking an interest in the issues which are at the heart of our built surroundings. The Birkhauser Architectural Guides provide a handy overview to the greatest - and latest - buildings in the 20th century. Each volume is devoted to one country or group of countries, and the contents are organised by provinces and towns. Full addresses and information on the architect, the building itself, in addition to a general overview of the architectural scene in the given country are presented. Available are guides to Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Benelux, France, Japan, and Spain at the special low price of $18.Basel Bruderholz Grammar School Reservoirstrasse 1938-39 Hermann Baur Arts and Crafts School Vogelsangstrasse/Riehenstrasse/ Peter-Rot-Strasse ... H. P. Baur Mentioned by Alfred Roth in Constructions scolaires en Suisse, hier et aujourda#39;hui as the first pavilion-type ... The use of precast concrete slabs characterizes the facade, while sculptures and paintings attest to the educational ... De S/vo, La#39;architettura in Svizzera oggi, Naples 1968; U. Jehle-Schulte Strathaus, Bautenanbsp;...
|Title||:||Birkhäuser architectural guide Switzerland|
|Author||:||Mercedes Daguerre, Roman Hollenstein|
|Publisher||:||Birkhauser - 1995|