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Who Built That? Skyscrapers Didier Cornille

Who Built That? Skyscrapers

Didier Cornille

Details: Hardcover
Size: 6.7 X 9.75 IN
Pages: 84
Color: 70
Publication Date: 09/02/2014
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616892708

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Nothing in the built world captures the imagination like the skyscraper. Behind every soaring tower stands a designer with courageous vision and enough engineering know-how to pull off incredible feats of architectural derring-do. Who Built That? Skyscrapers is a colorful tour of the world s tallest buildings and the larger-than-life personalities who built them. Beginning with a brief biographical sketch of each architect, illustrator Didier Cornille imaginatively depicts the construction of eight of the world s most impressive skyscrapers. From Gustave Eiffel's Eiffel Tower (1889) in Paris and Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building (1958) in New York City to the tallest man-made structure in the world, Adrian Smith's Burj Khalifa (2010) in Dubai, this primer will introduce readers of all ages to new heights of architectural wonder.

Didier Cornille is a designer, illustrator, and professor at the cole des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans, France

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

This engaging, immediate and immersive book introduces the eight men behind eight towering, sky-scraping structures....The text is pared down to informative essentials, and it reflects a sophisticated, seamless, accessible design sensibility....This handsome, accessible book is particularly welcome, enhancing subject diversity with its refreshing treatment, and all the more notable for its clean simplicity.