A fascinating, visually rich collection, Stone explores the appeal of this essential material through 170 structures from the last 5,000 years. Organized into such themes as Texture, Juxtaposition, and Light, it highlights stone’s range and unique qualities with stunning photographs of ancient tombs, churches, cultural spaces, houses, and beyond. The book features projects from celebrated architects including Philip Johnson, Antoni Gaudí, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as the best contemporary talent such as Kengo Kuma, Grafton Architects, and Snøhetta.
William Hall trained at Central Saint Martins and began his career in the office of the minimalist architect John Pawson. Hall now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, the Henry Moore Institute, and Tate.