Stone, the most recent (2019) in the brilliant series from Phaidon (all available here on artshop) traverses pre-history to the present day while pointing to the future, as humankind must embrace sustainable building once again. Beautiful, evocative and perceptive, the engaging text from esteemed architect William Hall is paired with stunning photographs.
Featuring more than 170 structures, from prehistory through to today, Stone includes an incredible range of buildings: awe-inspiring Neolithic monuments and the epic Pyramids of Giza feature alongside the work of twentieth-century icons, from Mies van der Rohe's seminal Barcelona Pavilion to Marcel Breuer's daring Met building in New York. There are also projects by the world's best contemporary architects, from Snøhetta's angular Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo to Kengo Kuma's sculptural Chokkura Plaza in Japan and David Chipperfield's geometric Museo Jumex in Mexico City.
- 290 mm x 250 mm
- 175 illustrations
Meet William Hall Trained at top architectural school Central Saint Martins in London, William 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), Brick (Phaidon, 2015), Wood (Phaidon, 2017) and Stone (Phaidon, 2019), all also available on artshop.