Brick takes you from the strange remains of the Ziggurat of Ur dating from 2100 BC to formidable mills of the industrial revolution within a global tour of intriguing and inspiring structures; the humble brick has been an architectural staple for centuries. Inspiring, informative, and downright beautiful - from Phaidon, a favourite architectural publisher, which continues to deliver great books by excellent authors with high production values: this one by William Hall, himself an esteemed architect.
Brick explores the beauty of brick, through 180 structures dating from 2,100 BC to the present day. Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing a commentary on the building, while an essay by the historian and BBC television presenter Dan Cruickshank sketches the fascinating history of this enduring building material
- 290 mm x 250 mm
- 224 pages
- 180 colour illustrations
Meet William Hall Trained at top architectural school Central Saint Martins in London, Willian Hall began his career in the office of renowned minimalist architect John Pawson. Hall now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, MoMA and Tate. Hall is the author of Concrete (Phaidon, 2012) and Wood (Phaidon, 2017), also available on artshop.