How to design staircases, from top to bottom
* Exciting new work by established and emerging architects
* Planning and design of treads, structural systems, banisters, more
Staircases are a part of life--and a part of architecture, one we often notice only when there’s something wrong! The Art of Staircases examines innovative use of staircases in contemporary design, with full how-to and why-to details on treads, structural systems, widths, banisters, proportions, materials, and much more. Beautiful, problem-solving staircases by established and emerging architects are showcased in hundreds of stunning color photos.