Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers

Book - 1996
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Skyscrapers is a lavish and appropriately soaring celebration of the world's most spectacular buildings.

From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from the Empire State Building to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the 50 buildings represented in this magnificent book leap off the page in words and more than 200 rich, duotone images. This unique volume includes facts-at-a-glance for each building, visual comparisons of heights, and quotes from a variety of architects and experts--all accompanying stunning full-page photos of each structure.

"An eye-popping shelf-scraper...an elevating experience." -Gene Shalit, "Today"

"Breathtaking. Magnificent. Unique. Very special. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. Well researched. Beautifully designed." -Robert J. Bruss, Tribune Media Services

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, c1996
ISBN: 9781884822452
1884822452
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. ; 20 x 46 cm

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 13, 2017

And, just like a rock-hard phallus, standing firm and erect (and pointing straight up to the heavens) - Skyscrapers are, without question, a monumental symbol representing (through architecture) man's highest praise to Priapus, the Greek god who personified the dominating, procreative power of the human male.

Lavishly padded with impressive photography - This revised edition of "Skyscrapers" explores (the world over) the history of more than 60 of man's most structurally phallic erections that are true architectural and engineering wonders (from the past 125 years) of steel, stone, and glass.

*Note* - This is an oversized book.

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