Staircases - Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Staircases by Oscar Tusquets Blanca and others showcases the astonishing diversity of staircases over the centuries, from the stepped pyramids of the Maya to the exquisitely proportioned stairs of the Renaissance, to the elaborate balustraded confections of the Baroque period, to the virtuosic, computer-aided designs of today. Among the scores of featured staircases are Michelangelo's double stair at the Palazzo dei Senatori on the Capitoline Hill in Rome; the double-spiral stair at Chateau de Chambord in France's Loire Valley; the entrance stair in the Winter Palace (now the Hermitage) in St. Petersburg; the radical spiral ramp of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum; and the exterior stair at the Pompidou Center in Paris. Architectural tours de force all, often charged with religious, mystical, and hierarchical meaning, these staircases are inherently dynamic, as is every page of this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book.

Book Title: 

Staircases

Subtitle: 

The Architecture of Ascent

Author: 

Tusquets Blanca, Oscar and others

Publisher: 

Vendome Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2013

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780865653092

Pages: 

240

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

33.8 × 25.1 × 3 cm

Book Weight: 

1.986 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R1376.00

Price: 

ZAR325.00 

In Stock: 

1
Front cover of Staircases by Oscar Tusquets Blanca and others
Back cover of Staircases by Oscar Tusquets Blanca and others