The Architecture of Ascent
Hardback 240pp Illustrated 330x245mm
9780865653092   Product Code: 23960
In his introduction to this magnificent book, the architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca writes of his fear that 'the staircase, which has played a major role in great architecture from every era, is a vanishing species'. While legal safety requirements condemn us to 'service facility' stairs, this volume celebrates the history of staircases and presents photographs of around 200 fine examples, from medieval stone stairways to Norman Foster's spiral staircases in the Bundestag, Berlin, and London's City Hall.