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Black: Architecture in Monochrome

Author

Stella Paul

Published Date

09-10-2017

Publisher

Phaidon Press

ISBN

9780714874722

From darkness and death to elegance and minimalism, the colour black has long been a powerful, symbolic, and contentious force in art. But what about black in architecture?

About this book

From darkness and death to elegance and minimalism, the colour black has long been a powerful, symbolic, and contentious force in art. But what about black in architecture? From modernist houses to Scandinavian churches to seaside shacks, the book presents us with a thorough survey of buildings that arrestingly use of black colour for the majority or entirety of their exterior. The collection includes work from the likes of Mies van der Rohe and Jean Nouvel, some anonymous 12th-century craftsmen and emerging contemporary architects. It is an ode to dramatic, spellbinding black. Black: Architecture in Monochrome explores the beauty of more than 150 black-coloured structures built over the last 1,000 years. It pairs engaging, informative text with photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and many others around the world.

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