About half of the high-rises around the world have been built in the twenty-first century. This construction boom has turned the high-rise into a formative element of the most important sphere of collective life today: the city. The symbolic power of the high-rise often seems larger than life. This publication High Rise. Idea and Reality shows contemporary buildings and projects in their cultural and urban contexts, which can differ markedly in, for example, Europe and Asia. Featuring numerous works of contemporary photography, the publication also takes a look at the realities of contemporary high-rises in an increasingly urbanized world.
Texts by Karin Gimmi, Andres Janser, Andres Lepik, Kieran Long, Clifford A. Pearson, Eric Schuldenfrei, Martino Stierli, and Marisa Yiu.
Artistic contributions by Georg Aerni, Julia Ambroschütz/Jeannine Herrmann, Iwan Baan, Olivo Barbieri, Martin Becka, Semâ Bekirovic, Peter Bialobrzeski, Dick Chan Kwong-yuen, Philippe Chancel, Jordi Colomer, Stéphane Couturier, Filip Dujardin, Hans-Georg Esch, Hu Yang, Wes Jones, Annie Leibovitz, Armin Linke, MAP Office, Julian Opie, Bas Princen, Reem Al Ghaith, Shi Guorui, Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Sze Tsung Leong, Frank van der Salm, Weng Fen, Michael Wesely, Michael Wolf, Rufina Wu & Stefan Canham, Erwin Wurm, Xing Danwen, Yang Yongliang, Horst & Daniel Zielske, and Andi Zimmermann.
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This book is also available in German.