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Catalogue 2016-2017 USA Architectural Travel Guides


CANADA SEATTLE WASHINGTON

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PHOENIX

AUSTIN

MEXICO


BOSTON

CHICAGO


USA Architectural Travel Guides

As Daniel Libeskind once said, “architecture defines where we are”. Traveling the world thorugh architecture is a way of discovering cultural differences in the way we live and in the way society works. We learn about these diversities from the smallest house cells to broader structures such as neighborhoods or even entire cities. The Architecture Travel Guide Collection will walk you through different USA cities introducing the intense history this nations has experienced.

With these useful pocket guides, visitors will discover the cities and its architecture through practical itineraries, as well as suggestions for other places you can visit on the outskirts of the cities. Each itinerary offers practical information to enjoy the architecture and visitors will be introduced to the culture and lifestyle of the cities along with the “Facts for the visitor” chapter. All projects are presented with maps, photographs, plans, practical information about how to get around the city, and an architectonical explanation text. We’ve selected the best experts from every city, architects who have been working on these cities for a long time.

The first titles are: - Chicago - CHI - Seattle - SEA - Austin - AUS - Phoenix – PHX - Washington - WAS

Paperback Collection 240 pages with colour photographs, maps and plans. 5 x 7.25” (126 x 184 mm) 25 € / 30 $ / 20 £


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CHICAGO Rebuilt from scratch after the great fire of 1871, the city that had first been founded by Lake Michigan thanks to its strategically location. From it’s ashes, a modern city arose with the first skyscraper ever built.

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CHI CHICAGO

photo Bob Segal. Wikimedia Commons

WENDY BRIGHT


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SEATTLE Seattle combines corporate buildings with local life in an extraordinary way. Having adapted every era to the need of the time, is now the fastest growing city in the states, developing a northern European architectural style that respects human scale despite the actual development.

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SEA SEATTLE

photo Seth Sawyers. Wikimedia Commons

ALEX T. ANDERSON


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AUSTIN Austin, capital city of the state of Texas. Founded in the 1830’s by the Colorado River after the independence of Texas from Mexico, this city has emerged as a center for technology and businesses.

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AUS AUSTIN

photo Jim Nix. Wikimedia Commons

IBAI RIGBY


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PHOENIX Located in the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has been home to many great architects throughout its history. After F. Ll. Wright decided to open it’s winter studio near to Phoenix, other architects started migrating to this city, Discover the different urban villages that conform this city with us.

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PHX PHOENIX

photo Bernard Lafond. Wikimedia Commons

TERESA GARRETA


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WASHINGTON Capital city of the country, Washington stands tall and strong with a combination of Neoclassical, Gothic and Modern style buildings. With an exquisite urban plan layout, it is marvelous to walk around discovering powerful and beautiful architecture along the way.

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WAS WASHINGTON

photo Brian Holland. Wikimedia Commons

ARIADNA ALVAREZ


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BOSTON One of America’s oldest continuously occupied cities, Boston is made up of buildings constructed in many different ways over a period of more than three centuries. The guide shows it and includes contemporary design by today’s top architects.

BOS TereSa GarreTa

BOSTON

photo Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Wikimedia Commons

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Traveling the world through architecture is a way for us to understand life as we constantly question ourselves about the cultural diversity of society. From our house, our streets, our neighborhoods; these are what make up the city and we will explore this with the USA Architectural Travel guides Collection, to introduce the historical, modern and contemporary heritage and architects of United States of America.

The first titles are: Chicago - CHI Phoenix - PHX

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CHI WENDY BRIGHT

CHICAGO

PHX PHOENIX

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SEA ALEX T. ANDERSON

SEATTLE

AUS IBAI RIGBY

AUSTIN

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TERESA GARRETA

Austin - AUS Boston - BOS

WAS ARIADNA ALVAREZ

WASHINGTON

BOS TereSa GarreTa

BOSTON


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“The trip is constant learning, it is discovery, and it is culture. Since the trip can draw visions of the past and present, of life in other countries, in other towns and cities, in other areas; this is the reason why the journey is a constant analysis. You want conclusions to be more exact in order to contrast them with other visits, with other experiences, and by doing this, you generate this learning journey.”

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