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Introduction 008 Chapter 1: Pavement 013 Chapter 2: Horizon 048 Chapter 3: Simultaneity 078 Chapter 4: Kinetics 106 Chapter 5: Artifice 146 Select Bibliography 185 Index 187 Picture Credits 192

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Eric Parry leads one of London's most eminent practices, Eric Parry Architects, which is renowned for delivering beautifully crafted and well-considered buildings. He is a Royal Academician (RA) and is on the Royal Academy Architecture Committee. He is also on the Mayor's Design Advisory Panel. In addition to his work in architectural practice, Eric has held a number of distinguished positions, including President of the Architectural Association. He has in the past served on the Arts Council of England's Visual Arts and Architecture panel and chaired the RIBA Awards Group. His contribution to academia includes a number of years as Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and lectureships at the Graduate Design School, Harvard University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Eric speaks at conferences worldwide and lectures internationally.


"..a handy on-site reference" (Building Engineer, June 2015) "Parry's enthusiasm for his subject gives the book an optimistic tone, and thus makes it quite an inspirational read for those interested in architecture" (, August 2015)

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