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Architecture, Industry and Innovation

The Early Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners

By (author) Colin Amery
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Mar 2000
Dimensions: w 250mm h 250mm d 25mm
Weight: 1338g
ISBN-10: 0714839345
ISBN-13: 9780714839349
Barcode No: 9780714839349
Nicholas Grimshaw (b.1939) is one of the pre-eminent figures of the British architectural scene, responsible for some of the most outstanding buildings of the last decade. This volume covers the years 1965-88: a period which saw Grimshaw establish his practice and his reputation worldwide as an architect of great subtlety and a master of detail. Colin Amery charts the line of Grimshaw's development from his student days at the Architectural Association onwards. He gives incisively critical insights into Grimshaw's thinking and design methodology for a family of buildings, from the 1965 Service Tower for student apartments to his 1988 Grand Union Walk housing and the Sainsbury Superstore in Camden Town, north London.

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