Detail in Contemporary Staircase Design by Paul Barton

Features 40 of the most influential and striking staircase designs found in houses, public buildings, shops and hotels throughout the world.

Detail in Contemporary Staircase Design provides a revealing insight into this most sculptural of architectural elements. Featuring many of the world’s most highly acclaimed architects, as well as emerging practitioners, the book presents 40 recently completed staircase designs, found in homes, galleries, shops, hotels, public buildings and offices across the world.

These ingenious projects, ranging from the austerely minimal to the ornate and eclectic, are presented with a concise descriptive text, colour photographs and specially drawn scale plans, sections and construction details.

Paul Barton is Director of Technical Design at leading UK staircase manufacturer ELITE Metalcraft. A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, his work includes staircases for Arup’s, Bloomberg, Hermès, JP Morgan, Skype and Glyndebourne Opera House.