The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
From the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City comes a gorgeous graphic tour through the inner workings of skyscrapers.
The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognizable icon of the modern urban landscape. Providing offices, homes, restaurants, and shopping to thousands of inhabitants, modern skyscrapers function as small cities- with infrastructure not unlike that hidden...more
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To that end, The Heights is - unquestioningly - a coffee table book. It is well-illustrated and laid out with the maximum complexity of a high school text boo ...more
I love the illustrations in Ascher's books. They are some of the most detailed, yet simple, visu ...more
The Heights tells us how a skyscraper works, starting from history of skyscrapers, design stage, construction period, and even to living and maintenance phase. Each phase is explained as thoroughly as possible, complete with great illustrations in almost every page.
The Heights gives a very clear picture of how a s ...more
amazing visuals & graphics bring the text to life while a brief history and vision for the future round out the technical data with an important sociological look towards the topic.
like "The Works" it was a captivating read and one that i would encourage urban dwellers to take a read through to more fully appreciate the environs they find themselves in - ...more