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The Lloyd's Building is an icon of a heroic moment in modern architecture and a major architectural landmark in the City of London. Described by one observer as a 'mechanical cathedral', its 300-foot silver and glass structure makes a startling impact in its context of city office blocks, and epitomizes Richard Rogers' concern with total flexibility and technological advance. Referred to by Rogers as 'history conscious, energy-conscious, functional...' and 'more dynamic than Pompidou', it is a forerunner of the new office architecture of the 1980s and 1990s and a pioneer of 'Intelligent buildings'.
In this monograph Kenneth Powell charts the process of collaboration, partnership and inspired patronage which resulted in the construction of Lloyd's, and describes Rogers' search for 'balance between permanence and transformation'. In an introductory essay, Patrick Heron offers a deliberately personal and passionate assessment of the building as a 'purely aesthetic, purely visual experience', and a challenge to the distinction between aesthetics and physical usefulness.
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Book Description Phaidon, 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1st (First) Edition, softcover as issued. Fabulous documentation of this iconic and world famous building, by the renowned architect Lord Richard Rogers. Book condition is good, with slight bumping to one corner and the rear (white) cover does show some shelf-rubbing marks. All pages including text and photographs not affected. Seller Inventory # ARC 0409
Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd, 1900. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. , 600grams, ISBN:0714830062. Seller Inventory # 6758616
Book Description Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020714830062
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