It wouldn’t seem appropriate to call Wood a coffee table book, but this new visually stunning book might fall into that genre. Wood is a new book being released this month by author William Hill. It explores the fascinating relationship between trees and architecture, and it does so by highlighting the most awe-inspiring wooden structures on the planet. Purchase Today
This is author William Hill’s third book of this genre. Previously, he’s published Brick and Concrete, two books that are as informative as they are visually pleasing. Wood is poised to be not only the most interesting architectural book of 2017, but it’s also a front runner for the most aesthetically stimulating book in recent memory.
Each page of Wood features a historically significant architectural structure made from trees. In total, there are 170 buildings featured in this book and they span over 1,000 years of architecture. Each of the stunning photographs is paired with an extended caption providing in-depth commentary into what makes these buildings so significant.
Some of the structures found within the pages of Wood include the New Caledonian Cultural Centre by Renzo Piano. We’re offered a glimpse at renowned concrete architect Le Corbusier’s Mediterranean log cabin, as well as many others.