Virtually ignored throughout its 2000 year history, the architecture of wine growing estates gained a dramatic new level of awareness in 1988 when the Centre Georges Pompidou mounted an exhibition "Chateaux of Bordeaux". It's focus was the 'architecture of wine' and it became the catalyst of a stimulating international discussion of wine and wine culture. The Architecture of Wine takes this discussion into the 21st Century, exploring the majestic, sometimes exotic architectural styles of the finest wineries in Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. The contrasts are fascinating. This beautiful book reveals how the architects of the Bordeaux region distinguish themselves in the continuity of tradition, while the architects of the Napa Valley have chosen a reductionist path. Herzog & de Meuron's design for the Dominus Estate, for example, rivals the best architecture in America since Mies van der Rohe. Each vineyard and winery is presented in a series of superb photographs showing both interiors and exteriors. An extensive index lists the architects for each project, geographic locations, types of wine produced, and guided tour schedules.
- Brand: Brand: Gingko Press
- ASIN: 1584230339