Conceived, written and designed by William Hall, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world’s most versatile and abundant building material.
Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers.
Concrete is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material often considered dull and cold but actually full of spectacular potential.
‘A celebration of the extraordinary versatility and plastic mass of a man-made rock that can be cast into every form from wave to crystal. It makes a compendium of concrete forms that is a feast for mind and eye’
‘What a surprising and beautiful book – a parade of amazing buildings’
‘Concrete is a beautifully designed book. It is also a thought-provoking exploration of an important subject’
‘The book itself is a beautiful artefact. It has the most desirable dust jacket I've seen in years’
‘A book of the iconic and monumental, and documentary evidence of concrete’s ability to inspire awe and pop eyes ... the reach is global and the taste deliciously eclectic’
‘Don’t be swayed by thoughts of multi-story carparks – Concrete makes bricks and mortar look hopelessly ordinary and shows you that where innovative architecture is concerned, grey matters’
‘Yes, concrete can be cold and imposing – but as the 175 structures in the book attest, it can also be colorful, playful and delicate’
Wall Street Journal
‘Concrete is consistently enthralling and even packs a few surprises for those familiar with 20th-century architecture’