'An elegant, universal travel guide. Well illustrated, meticulously researched and genuinely international' Financial Times Books of the Year 2011 'will be to architecture students what 1,000 Films to See Before I Die is to film buffs.' Self Build and Design 'Provides a fascinating overview of the world skyline today.' Conde Nast Traveler.com 'An ideal companion for all travellers who love architecture.' designboom.com 'This is a quick and marvelous introduction to contemporary examples of world architecture and a must for travelers fond of architecture.' The Chicago Tribune
"The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture" is a comprehensive portrayal of the finest built architecture from around the world completed since the year 2000. Divided into six world regions, the "Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture" provides an important overview of global and local trends in architecture for a wide range of users. The geographical contexts for 21st century architectural production are explored in a global framework presented in accessible graphic formats. Each of the six world regions is introduced by an in-depth look at urban and architectural issues. This statistical data has been researched and analysed by a team from the London School of Economics.More than 1000 key buildings have been chosen through a rigorous selection process involving a panel of expert advisors and specialists from every region. Each building is fully illustrated with drawings and photographs, and described by a short essay. Further information includes key data such as construction cost, client name, area of the building and geographical coordinates.
Cross-referencing between projects enables the user to find other buildings by the same architect included in the book. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided. This includes details of architects' practices and extensive indexes.