Total Design over time - the exhibition catalogue from V&A available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Total Design over time

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'builds a picture of man with a knack for applying blue-sky thinking to the most down-to-earth problems' - Time Out

A beautiful book about the engineers, Ove Arup - the exhibition catalogue to the recent V&A show

Since it was established by Ove Arup in 1946, Arup has been the design, architectural and engineering genius behind many of the world’s leading buildings and urban areas. The team has been pivotal in creating some of the world’s best-known developments: from the groundbreaking Sydney Opera House to the unconventional Centre Pompidou in Paris and Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe today.

Total Design over time is the companion book to the V&A's exhibition,  Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design. The book looks at the ideas behind the engineering company's projects around the world in the context of key macro-economic trends such as climate change, urbanisation, the technology explosion and changing travel patterns. 

This richly illustrated book includes contributions from leading thinkers including Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum; Sir Richard Rogers, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; and Ngaire Woods, Inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

Browse a copy of the book online.

  • Author: Arup
  • Hardcover: 130 pages
  • Date published: June 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0953823963
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 32.6 x 1.9 cm

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