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The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book Written by Anton Radevsky, Text by David Sokol, Contribution by I.M. PEI, Santiago Calatrava and Richard Meier
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The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book

Written by Anton Radevsky, Text by David Sokol, Contribution by I.M. PEI, Santiago Calatrava and Richard Meier

  • October 7, 2008
  • Hardcover
  • Architecture - General
  • Universe
  • 11 x 11
  • $45.00
  • $52.00
  • 978-0-7893-1802-2

About This Book

The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book showcases three-dimensional replications of some of the most innovative modern and contemporary architecture from around the world. Accompanied by illustrations, photographs, and elaborate pop-ups, the talent and imagination of architects and builders of the modern era is brought to life. Ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day, the pages follow the development of modern architecture: the creation of new buildings and innovations that led to such feats as the Brooklyn Bridge; the birth of the skyscraper and the modern city; mid-century modernism, and the cutting-edge architecture of today. Modern Architecture Pop-Up features the following structures: London’s Crystal Palace; the Brooklyn Bridge; the Eiffel Tower; New York’s Flatiron Building; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Chicago; Reitveld’s Schroeder House; Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye; Saarinen’s TWA terminal; Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao; Calatrava’s Milwaukee Art Museum; and Foster’s London "Gherkin" building, to name only a few. Innovative, informative, and elegant, Modern Architecture Pop-Up is an elegant visual tour of the world’s dynamic, inventive, and original architecture.

About the Author

Anton Radevsky is a pop-up engineer and illustrator and lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. His previous Universe book was The History of Architecture Pop-Up. David Sokol is a freelance architectural writer and lives in New York.

Reviews

  • "...a visual tour de force of the best of modern architecture in a format that pays proper homage to their designers."
    ~Trend Hunter Magazine

    "Because it cannot be touched, it is close to impossible to experience architecture on paper. The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book, attempts to bridge the gap through pop-ups that replicate the most innovative contemporary architectural masterpieces from around the world." ~Bal Harbour Magazine

    "...a marvel of construction...that will both amaze and edify." ~W Magazine

    "There are architecture books, and then there is The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book. If you'd like to add a third dimension to your own architectural experience (and who wouldn't!), give this one a shot." ~Gearcrave.com

    "Architectural history unfolds--literally--in "Modern Architecture Pop-Up"...the book offers a speedy grand tour of notable buildings." ~The New York Times

    "...how all our parents were so wrong, we aren't too old for pop-up books we just needed age appropriate pop-up books and thanks to Anton Radevsky and David Sokol for making "The Modern Architecture Pop-Up book," we have that book now." ~The Tastemakers Society

    "Accompanied by illustrations, photographs and elaborate pop-ups, the talent and imagination of architects and builders of the modern era is brought to life. Ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day, the pages follow the development of modern architecture." ~AolLiving.com

    “Even the best architectural photography often fails to gve a sense of the volumes and massing of a building. Devotees of modernist architecture now have a nifty book to help them understand buildings they will likely see only in photographs.” ~Modernism Magazine

    “…this book takes readers’ through modern architecture’s beginnings in the Romantic Era to projections into the discipline’s future.” ~Creativity Magazine

    “If the thought of a pop-up book fills you with childish visions of 3D fairy castles, this one is very grown-up relief.” ~Distill Magazine

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