COFFEE TABLE BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE ARCHITECTURE OF PARKING
posted by Dolly on 2010.10.14, under Coffee Table Book of the Week
A curated set of coffee table books makes a great statement. Art books can bring a drab coffee table to life, double as accent furniture when properly stacked, and entertain those restless guests of yours. Coffee Table Book of the Week is our weekly selection of stylish books to spruce up your home. – FM
There is something fascinating about massive parking lots, even Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired by the experience of sitting in an automobile when drafting the Guggenheim. A copy of this is sure to spark a few interesting conversations.
From Amazon: “From the classic circular Marina City tower in Chicago to the latest robotic technology employed at the Volkswagen Factory in Germany, from Frank Gehry to Rem Koolhaas to Zaha Hadid, the form and function of the parking garage has been hugely influential not only on contemporary architects but also on popular culture. This book is at once a survey of the finest examples of parking garages and a presentation of exciting and innovative design.”