Bizarre Buildings

Bizarre Buildings

Book - 2007
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The most unusual and wonderful structures from around the world.

This intriguing book selects the world's most extreme and sometimes weird buildings and structures. Some illustrate the personal expression of an individual builder or patron who has a vision well beyond the norm, while others were built by architects pushing the conventional boundaries of design. Some of the buildings are masterpieces on a larger scale. Examples include Frank Gehry's iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, with its glistening, undulating walls.

Some are indeed "follies" -- buildings that have no purpose -- including the surreal shark sticking out of the roof of a house in Oxford, England.

Many of these strange buildings have a more obvious provenance, not as architectural follies, but as deliberate marketing ventures of the owner's product. In Flanders, New York, the Big Duck building is actually shaped like a duck in honor of the poultry once sold there.

Publisher: Buffalo : Firefly Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9781554073085
Branch Call Number: 720 CAT
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Westwell, Ian


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Feb 19, 2013

This showed many different types of buildings (residential, business ect. ) and gave a great description of each. It made me want to look online and learn more about each.

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