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Introduction; *Map of World Regions; 1.0Oceania; Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand; 2.0Asia; Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kashmir, South Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand; 3.0Europe; Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK; 4.0Africa; Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Senegal, and Tanzania; 5.0North America; Canada, USA, Mexico and Costa Rica; 6.0South America; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru; *Index of Architects; *Index of Places


'Breathtakingly illustrated...a thrill a page...All the buildings included date from 1998 or later so it is a genuine survey of contemporary architecture...For anyone wishing to see modern wonders on his travels as well as ancient ones this book is a brilliant guide, including many places that are destinations in their own right.' (The Times)'The modern wonders of the building world...Think of it as a Lonely Planet guide with more 3D elevations and less crap about taxi scams and bilharzia. Impressive...' (Arena) 'An extraordinarily thorough 'best of' exercise...What makes it different from dozens of other books offering the same thing is its ambition and its details...packed with interesting stuff. I could rifle through it for days. Full marks for having drawings that explain the pictures...the scale of this work, and the accessibility of its design, is such that is deserves a wider audience.' (The Sunday Times) 'The only global look at cutting-edge building that's available between two covers...[a] compendium of cool.' (Newsweek)'For architects, students and the general enthusiast, this titanic tome is an essential source of reference.' (V&A)'An unparalleled resource for anyone interested in the cutting edge of architecture...A must for every bookshelf.' (IDFX) 'The perfect source book.' (Wallpaper*) 'Wonderful' (Elle Decoration)'The new Phaidon Atlas is an amazing adventure. Never have I seen more works of architecture from around the world so extensively documented. This Atlas which covers the globe is a must-have for architecture students and professionals alike, as it documents work built from Iceland to New Zealand.' (Richard Meier, architect) 'Move over Bannister Fletcher, there's a new book in town.' (Aaron Betsky, Director of Netherlands Architecture Institute) 'It's a fascinating education for those of us who build or care about making architecture.' (Hani Rashid, Architect and Designer, Asymptote) 'What a brilliant resource.' (David Adjaye, architect) 'Unique, definitive and authoritative, the Atlas demonstrates that architecture is a truly global phenomenon.' (Deyan Sudjic, Curator and Critic) 'A wonderful resource on architecture.' (Bob Emmerson, Chairman, Arup Group) 'A first-class ticket.' (Will Alsop, architect)

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