-A photo essay by Belgian architect and photographer Kris Provoost capturing the boldest and most iconic structures of the architectural revolution in China -Striking images of fantastical buildings from unexpected angles and perspectives “Beautified China shows the country’s modern architecture in new light” – CNN Style Photo-Series “Provides an abstracted look at China’s iconic architecture,” – ArchDaily.com. This book of stunning photographs by architect and photographer Kris Provoost captures the wave of the architectural revolution in China. Internationally renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Ole Scheeren, Herzog & de Meuron, Daniel Liebeskind and many others have been engaged in creative, futuristic, and flamboyant projects in China in recent years. The sky is literally the limit, both in terms of construction, use of materials and design. Unimaginable forms, which defy all rules of gravity, come to life in immense skyscrapers. Beautified China offers an overview of these revolutionary designs, capturing their surreal impact in photographs that explore the free play of form that characterizes each building. The book features essays by Rem Koolhaas, Ma Yansong & Ole Scheeren, among others, and each photograph is accompanied by information pertinent to the project, including function, environment, and context.
|Dimensions||270 × 270 mm|
Contributions by Micha l Amara, Franky Bostyn, Christoph Br ll, Erik Buyst, Rik Coolsaet, Jeroen Cornilly, Karolien De Clippel, Matthijs de Ridder, Luc De Vos, Wannes Devos, G ry Dumoulin, Manuel Duran, Emmanuel Gerard, Kevin Gony, Serge Jaumain, Michel Jaupart, Chantal Kesteloot, Catherine Lanneau, Delphine Lauwers, Enika Ngongo, Marc Reynebeau, Martin Schoups, Serge Servell n, Tom Simoens, Jean-Michel Sterkendries, Jan Van der Fraenen, Christine Van Everbroeck, Laurence van Ypersele, Piet Veldeman and Antoon Vrints.