Helmut Jahn: Process Progress - Hardcover Book
Comprehensive monograph on renowed architect Helmut Jahn, who is world-famous for buildings like Frankfurter Messeturm (1985—1991), Sony Center with the Bahntower, Berlin (1993—2000), the University of Chicago's Joe and Rika Mansueto Library (2011), the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago (1985) and the Veer Towers, Las Vegas (2006—2010). Featuring large scale and high-quality photos by the well-known photographer Rainer Viertlbock, this luxury book shows the increasing international reach of Helmut Jahns oeuvre, starting in Chicago and the United States in the 1980s and expanding initially to South Africa, then to Europe, with the focus on Germany, and from there via the Middle East to China, Singapore, Japan and Korea.
Photos are combined with a comprehensive collection of Helmut Jahns impressive design sketches. They provide inspiring insights into the development of the buildings and the underlying design process. The drawings present the buildings in their overall context of urban surroundings, the structural features, the proportions and ideas on the materials, not to forget just as clearly outlines of the engineering required for the facade technology and construction work.
An essay by architecture historian Franz Schultz explains the meaning of Jahns oeuvre within the contemporary architecture, plus text by Helmut Jahn himself comments the philosophy behind his buildings.
Dimensions: 1.5 x 10.2 x 13.8 inches
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