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Building Community: New Apartment Architecture Hardcover – 23 Feb 2017

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (23 Feb. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500343306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500343302
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 2.8 x 31 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 488,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'In a world of risk-averse, profit-driven developers, creativity has taken a back seat. But Michael Webb celebrates the shining examples in which design has reached the next level' -- Independent i<br \><br \>'It's fascinating to see these creative responses to the deceptively simple challenge of fitting a lot of people into a small space' --1843 (The Economist)

'The journey through the book is interesting and fact-heavy, providing new perspective on the walls that surround most people' --Book Witty

Ambitious in scope and geographical reference--Architectural Review

A well-judged book, useful, interesting and attractive--World of Interiors

'With cities all over the world struggling to keep up with the demand for social and affordable housing, these inspiring buildings…showcase what good design can actually do for communities' --The Culture Trip

About the Author

Michael Webb is a Los Angeles based writer who has authored more than twenty books on architecture and design, most recently Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd Collection, and Venice, CA: Art + Architecture in a Maverick Community, while contributing essays to many more. He is also a regular contributor to leading journals in the United States and Europe. Growing up in London, he wrote for The Times and Country Life before moving to the US to direct film programs for the American Film Institute and curate a Smithsonian exhibition, Hollywood: Legend and Reality, which traveled to major American cities and Tokyo.

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