The Global Architect -Firms, Fame and Urban Form
Author: Donald McNeill
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-89474-X
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-89474-3
No of pages : 192
eBook Price : $35.95
Originally Published : 8 Apr 2008
The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility, the top firms, whose offices are currently undergoing a major global expansion, and the role of advanced information technology in expanding the geographical scope of the industry.