Organized spread by spread, easy to navigate and as elegantly designed as the building itself, this guidebook sets The Shard in the context of Southwark, one of the capitals most historic boroughs, before outlining the design principles and construction story of the building.
Designed by the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano and developed by Irvine Sellar, The Shard is one of the world's most striking new skyscrapers and is now, at 310m, the tallest building in Western Europe. From 1 February 2013, people will be able to visit The View on floors 68, 69 and 72 - almost twice the height of any other viewing gallery in London - from where they will experience a 360-degree, 40-mile view over one of the world's most historic and exciting cities. Organized spread by spread, easy to navigate and as elegantly designed as the building itself, the official guidebook sets The Shard in the context of Southwark, one of the capital's most historic boroughs, before outlining the design principles and construction story of the building. Also included are Q&As with both the architect and the developer and fascinating facts and stats relating to this extraordinary building. Central to the book's purpose as the official guidebook are a series of twelve high-resolution double-page panoramic photographs of the views from The Shard (three per compass point: looking left, looking right and looking down), each annotated to identify London's key buildings, monuments and landmarks. An informative souvenir for visitors to The Shard, the book will also be available in the trade, making it available to all Londoners and visitors to the capital.
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Kenneth Powell is an architectural historian, critic and consultant. He has written extensively on 20th-century and contemporary British architecture, and is the author of books on the work of Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and other major British architects. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and has served on the Council of the Architectural Association.
Table of Contents
1. Southwark: Roman to Modern * 2. Meet the Developer * 3. Meet the Architect * 4. Design of The Shard * 5. The Construction Story * 6. Inside The Shard * 7. The London Skyline * 8. The View from The Shard * 9. Fascinating Facts
The Shard: The Official Guidebook by Ken Powell
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Thames & Hudson Ltd
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