Skyscrapers captivate the eye, excite the imagination, and inspire awe and reverence. Wonders of artistic creativity and engineering ingenuity, of hard work and playful dreaming, skyscrapers embody the best of our practical achievements and reflect our highest aspirations. Judith Dupré’s Skyscrapers invites you to enjoy the stunning works born of that quest, introducing readers to the world’s most remarkable and beloved buildings while also exploring both the ancient roots of skyscrapers and visionary cities of the future.
This is a revised and updated version of Dupre’s popular skyscraper survey, first published in 1996.
A graduate of Brown and Yale Universities, Judith Dupré is the author of several acclaimed books about architecture, including Bridges (BD&L), New York Times bestselling Churches and Monuments. A resident of New York, Dupré consults on large scale infrastructure projects and lectures at Yale and other universities.
Alice Bloom is the producer and host of A Town… And Village Two, a cable show broadcast widely in the metropolitan area that features interviews with leaders in the arts, education, business, and public service. Trained as an attorney, Alice segued into media and communications through her public service work.
Judith Dupré writes about art and architecture. The many editions of Skyscrapers have been a publishing phenom and a worldwide bestseller. Above all, she seeks to engage and delight those who profess “not to know much” about architecture.