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30:70: Architecture as a Balancing ACT

30:70: Architecture as a Balancing ACT

Current price: $39.95
Publication Date: September 1st, 2018
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Never before have so many buildings been constructed as they are today, and never has architecture had so many technolog-ical and design possibilities at its disposal. And yet there is a sense of unease about contemporary architecture. The authors of this book show how in modern times we have lost the balance between outstanding works of architecture and the back-ground structures that surround them, with every building striving to assert itself in relation to all others. Yet the modern age is certainly capable of developing a harmony of contrasts - it has everything it needs at its disposal. The authors show what contemporary architecture must take into account if it is to achieve a satisfactory overall architectural impression that is harmonious in an entirely new way.