• 10 x 10 3
    10 x 10 3
    ISBN: 9780714862521
    Title: 10 x 10 3
    Author: PHAIDON

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • 100 Buildings, 100 Years
    100 Buildings, 100 Years
    ISBN: 9781849941938
    Title: 100 Buildings, 100 Years

    The Twentieth Century Society protects outstanding British architecture and design created from 1914 on--so 2014 marked a century's worth of buildings under its care. Since its inception, the society has safeguarded structures of all types and styles, from neo-Georgian to Art Deco, Modern Movement to pre-fab, and now brutalist and high-tech. These are the 100 finest, one for each year from 1914, representing the Society's full range and quality of work. Each photograph is accompanied by information on the building's history, including why it's a standout, while essays by the likes of Gavin Stamp, Elain Harwood, and Timonthy Brittain-Catlin provide a remarkable overview of modern architecture. The featured buildings include the De La Warr Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican housing, Bracken House, Cenotaph, the Firestone Factory, and BT Tower.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 100 Contemporary Architects
    100 Contemporary Architects
    ISBN: 9783836549486
    Title: 100 Contemporary Architects

    Keeping up with the fast-paced world of architecture. The indispensable compendium of the most cutting-edge architects around. This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN's groundbreaking title. Building a New Millennium and the first four volumes of our renowned Architecture Now! books for a comprehensive study of architecture around the world at the dawn of the 21st century. Up-and-coming architects-tomorrow's superstars-are featured alongside the field's most respected practitioners, such as Santiago, Calatrava, Herzog & de Meuron, Koolhaas/OMA, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meie, Oscar Niemeyer, and Jean Nouvel.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • 100 Contemporary Architects
    100 Contemporary Architects
    ISBN: 9783836557207
    Title: 100 Contemporary Architects

    Building the future: An indispensable overview of cutting-edge architecture In ideal terms, the architect exists to create what is a functional building and a work of art at the same time. The reality of the matter is of course much more complicated. Each and every building project faces a myriad of convoluted and often contradictory factors: the site, budget, client, construction companies, engineers, rules and regulations.

    A successful, completed structure is amasterwork of coordination, communication, imagination, and industry expertise. It requires such finely tuned teamwork that in truth more bad buildings fill our skylines than good ones. This volume brings together the good ones, and celebrates them for all their ambition and their achievement.

    The collection is drawn from TASCHEN s groundbreaking titleBuilding a New Millenniumand from the first four volumes of our renownedArchitecture Now and in scouting out themost innovative and original structures, features many superstars of tomorrow alongside the field s most respected practitioners, such asSantiago Calatrava, Herzog & de Meuron, Koolhaas/OMA, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meier, Oscar Niemeyer, andJean Nouvel. About the series:
    Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price
    Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
    Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite Text in English, French, and German "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • 100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings
    100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings
    ISBN: 9783836547673
    Title: 100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings

    Anchored in the Earth: The charm of concrete architecture today

    Concrete? That characterless stuff of parking lots or Communist tower blocks, right? Well, yes. And no. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of building substances, and, when properly handled, is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of "liquid stone" at the outset, it is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering.

    This two-volume book highlights the best work done in concrete of recent years. It includes such stars as Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and Steven Holl, but also surprising new architects like the Russians SPEECH, and rising stars of the international scene like Rudy Ricciotti from France, as well as artists such as James Turrell, who turned the famous concrete spiral of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim in New York into the setting of one of his most remarkable pieces.

    Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
  • 100 Contemporary Houses T25
    100 Contemporary Houses T25
    ISBN: 9783836523301
    Title: 100 Contemporary Houses T25

    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $100.00
  • 100 Contemporary Wood Buildings
    100 Contemporary Wood Buildings
    ISBN: 9783836561563
    Title: 100 Contemporary Wood Buildings

    Timberland: The wooden structures of the 21st century Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction.

    This double-volume survey explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material. Featuring follies, very large buildings, and ambitious urban renewal schemes, it celebrates the diverse deployment of wood from architects in China, Chile, and everywhere in between. We see how wood can at once transform urban spaces, as in the Metropol Parasol in Seville by J rgen Mayer H, and allow for sensitive interventions in natural environments, as at the Finnish Forest Research Institute by SARC Architects, or the Termas Geom tricas Hot Springs Complex by Germ n del Sol.

    True to all TASCHEN architecture tomes, the book pays tribute to many emerging international talents, as well as to such renowned figures as Tadao Ando to Renzo Piano. It celebrates each of these architect's vision and innovation, as well as investigating the techniques, trends, and principles that have informed their work with wood. It examines the computer guided milling that has allowed for novel new forms, the responsible harvesting that allows wood to align with our environmental concerns, and, above all, wood's enduring appeal to our senses and our psyche, comforting hectic modern lives with a sense of Arcadian beauty and simplicity. Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
    100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
    ISBN: 9781856697323
    Title: 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture

    This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history of the subject, and is also a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of architecture, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative and influential concepts, technologies, techniques and movements. Each idea is presented through interesting text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • 100 Interiors Around the World 25 Years
    100 Interiors Around the World 25 Years
    ISBN: 9783836529884
    Title: 100 Interiors Around the World 25 Years

    A diverse and inspiring selection of interiors around the world

    This TASCHEN 25 Edition rounds up some of today's most exceptional and inspiring interiors on six continents. Making stops in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, the painstakingly picked and sumptuously photographed selection of 100 homes represents a global spectrum of contemporary styles, from rustic minimalism to urbane eclecticism. What unites these dwellings is authenticity, a love of detail and a zest for individual expression that will never go out of fashion.

    Includes interiors in: Argentina, China, Cuba, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the USA, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and much more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • 100 Years of Architectural Drawing 1900-2000
    100 Years of Architectural Drawing 1900-2000
    ISBN: 9781780672724
    Title: 100 Years of Architectural Drawing 1900-2000
    Author: BINGHAM NEIL

    This beautiful book brings together 300 of the best architectural drawings from the last century by the worlds most prestigious architects, creating both a history of the genre and a survey of twentieth-century architecture.
    The book is divided into five chronological sections that are prefaced by short essays that highlight the trends and styles of that period. Each drawing is captioned with key information about the architect, the project, and the drawing.
    This dazzling visual feast will appeal to all students and practitioners of architecture as well as anyone with an interest in the subject.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    ISBN: 9780262062664
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

    2008 Silver Award Winner, Architecture Category, Independent Publisher Book Awards. and Winning entry, General Trade Illustrated Category, in the 2008 New England Book Show sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation-from the basics of ""How to Draw a Line"" to the complexities of color theory-provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on ""How to Draw a Line"" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture Schoolprovides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates-from young designers to experienced practitioners-will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    ISBN: 9781524761967
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

    Providing unique, accessible lessons on engineering, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals.
    & &
    An experienced civil engineer presents the physics and fundamentals underlying the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, 101 Things I Learned® in Engineering School uses real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can illuminate questions from the simple to the profound: Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? This informative resource will appeal to students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, who will discover within many provocative insights into familiar principles.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • 150 Best Cottage & Cabin Ideas
    150 Best Cottage & Cabin Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062395207
    Title: 150 Best Cottage & Cabin Ideas

    The latest volume in the popular 150 Best series, 150 Best Cottage & Cabin Ideas is your ultimate resource for creating the ideal remote retreat. Discover 150 cottages and cabins from around the world that feature the luxury of modern home construction while preserving the surrounding landscape and utilizing local natural resources. These enviable dwellings showcase inspirations for homeowners, designers, and architects from exposed-beam ceilings and built-in furnishings to large open-floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows that accentuate picturesque views of the great outdoors.

    Filled with stunning full-color photographs and detailed design plans, this volume highlights hidden sanctuaries that offer spacious, comfortable, and, most important, more natural living environments. Whether you re planning a vacation with family and friends or looking for a way to escape the daily grind, this book allows you to explore the diversity and simplicity of the modern cottage and cabin."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

  • 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
    150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062569097
    Title: 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas

    Discover the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly home design in this outstanding volume in the popular 150 Best series, which features nearly 500 pages of full-color photographs and dozens of inventive and decorative profiles.

    Architects, designers, and homeowners today looking for comfortable, beautiful dwellings with a minimal carbon footprint will find a cornucopia of ideas in this handsome compendium. A fabulous review of the most forward-thinking eco-friendly house designs being created today, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas showcases the work of internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions around the globe.

    From solar paneling and wind energy systems to environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions and thermal glazing to trombe walls, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas covers the latest trends and breakthroughs in eco homes. Inspiring and inventive, this lush sourcebook is essential for architects, designers, interior decorators, and all conscientious homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes with only a fraction of the environmental impact of those using conventional methods.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas
    150 Best Tiny Home Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062444660
    Title: 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas

    The latest volume in the 150 Best series, 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas showcases a wide selection of urban and rural homes from around the world that exemplify tiny home living.

    Filled with detailed, full-color photographs, comprehensive layout illustrations, and informative descriptions, this useful guidebook responds to the space limitations of contemporary environments and highlights the newest innovations in efficient and successful small-space design. In recent years, tiny homes have not only become hugely popular because of their creative use of space but also necessary to deal with increasingly crowded living conditions. In this lush volume, you ll discover the most current and effective trends in tiny home design that work to enhance the comfort and practicality of the home without sacrificing the design.

    Featuring 150 homes designed by world-renowned architects and designers, 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas is the must-have resource for those interested in the construction and design of small-space living."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

  • 20th Century World Architecture the Phaidon Atlas
    20th Century World Architecture the Phaidon Atlas
    ISBN: 9780714857060
    Title: 20th Century World Architecture the Phaidon Atlas

    20th Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces.Specially designed and commissioned graphics at the start of the atlas explore the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout this fascinating century, and highlight the flow of architectural ideas and architects around the globe. The selection of projects brilliantly illustrates the built outcomes of these formal and cultural influences in every corner of the world, with some surprising revelations.Divided into six world regions and 29 sub-regions, over 80 countries are represented. The collection is the result of a rigorous selection process and the input of more than 150 specialists from around the world, ensuring that each region has benefited from expert advice.Every building is located on maps that are defined by contemporary political geography, with detailed information accompanying each project, which is fully illustrated and described by a short text. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided in extensive indexes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • 21st Century Architecture: Designer Houses
    21st Century Architecture: Designer Houses
    ISBN: 9781864704419
    Title: 21st Century Architecture: Designer Houses
    Author: CLEARY MARK

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $86.00
  • 21st Century Bars
    21st Century Bars
    ISBN: 9781864703740
    Title: 21st Century Bars
    Author: HALL ANDREW

    This new title features a showcase of the best 21st century bars, with more than 100 exciting bars, restaurants and nightspots from countries including the USA, Australia, Canada, the UK, Japan, China, The Netherlands, and Germany.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $83.00
  • 30:30 Landscape Architecture
    30:30 Landscape Architecture
    ISBN: 9780714869636
    Title: 30:30 Landscape Architecture

    In 30:30, Contemporary Landscape Architecture, 30 of the most renowned landscape architects explore the work of the 30 of the world's top emerging architects with more than 500 illustrations.This book captures the essence of how the world is designed around us. A global and influential group of landscape architects will divulge fascinating details about their work - including their inspirations and design processes as well as debate the key issues for landscape architects today and in the future.Catherine Mosbach, George Hargreaves, Martha Schwartz and Adrian Geuze as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers engage with a diverse range of projects, demonstrating both the importance and creativity of landscape architecture, 30 internationally renowned landscape architects showcase their own work as well as that of 30 of the best of a new generation of forward looking and innovative designers.This up-to-date overview of contemporary landscape architecture offers students, practitioners and enthusiasts an inspiring and insightful look at global landscape architecture today. Features some of the best-known and most established landscape architects in the world as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers.A truly global list of landscape architects from 20 countries working in Chile, Mexico, USA, Canada, UK, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • 50 Architects 50 Buildings: the Buildings that Inspire Architects
    50 Architects 50 Buildings: the Buildings that Inspire Architects
    ISBN: 9781849943420
    Title: 50 Architects 50 Buildings: the Buildings that Inspire Architects

    The most inspirational buildings in the world, as chosen by well-known contemporary architects. In this book, published in conjunction with the Twentieth Century Society, 50 contemporary architects choose the buildings from around the world that have inspired them and made an impact on their own work. Architectural journalist Pamela Buxton interviewed each of the architects to create these outstanding portraits of the buildings that have influenced modern architecture. The diverse selection is introduced by Twentieth Century Society director Catherine Croft, and illustrated throughout with photographs by Gareth Gardner and Edward Tyler. The book features a diverse range of inspirational buildings, from housing estates to castles, coal mines to cathedrals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • 50 Design Questions Answered
    50 Design Questions Answered
    ISBN: 9780953823949
    Title: 50 Design Questions Answered
    Author: ARUP

    Arup is the design, architectural and engineering genius behind many of the world's leading buildings and urban areas. At its heart the firm, founded by Ove Arup in 1946, is about shaping a better world. This book provides a snapshot of just some of the thousands of projects that are being worked on - and demonstrates how they impact people's lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $73.00
  • 82 Modern Style Ideas to Create at Home
    82 Modern Style Ideas to Create at Home
    ISBN: 9781742666785
    Title: 82 Modern Style Ideas to Create at Home
    Author: INSIDE OUT

    For more than 10 years, Inside Out magazine has brought Australians contemporary craft and design solutions with personality and style - and this book is a carefully selected collection of some of the best, affordable 'create- it-yourself' projects. If you have an hour or a whole weekend to spare, these pages bring 82 inspiring ideas and step-by-step instructions. In addition, the queen of Australian craft, Tamara Maynes, has developed eight brand new projects for readers, making it a unique resource for creating and improving your 'home with heart'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Aberdeenshire: South & Aberdeen
    Aberdeenshire: South & Aberdeen
    ISBN: 9780300215557
    Title: Aberdeenshire: South & Aberdeen
    Author: SHARPLES J ET AL

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $103.00
  • Absolutely Beautiful Things: A Bright & Colourful Life
    Absolutely Beautiful Things: A Bright & Colourful Life
    ISBN: 9781921383946
    Title: Absolutely Beautiful Things: A Bright & Colourful Life
    Author: SPIRO ANNA

    In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light.As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and colour, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavour to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: colour and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting'. &

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Abstract City
    Abstract City
    ISBN: 9781419702075
    Title: Abstract City

    In July 2008, illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann beganAbstract City, a visual blog for theNew York Times. His posts were inspired by the desire to re-create simple and everyday observations and stories from his own life that everyone could relate to. In Niemann's hands, mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night's sleep were transformed into delightful flights of visual fancy. The struggle to keep up with housework became a battle against adorable but crafty goblins, and nostalgia about New York manifested in simple but strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. This brilliantly illustrated collection of reflections on modern life includes all 16 of the original blog posts as well as a new chapter created exclusively for the book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Adjaye Africa Architecture
    Adjaye Africa Architecture
    ISBN: 9780500343166
    Title: Adjaye Africa Architecture
    Author: ADJAYE DAVID

    Educated in England, David Adjaye's lifelong dream was to return to Africa as an architect to document the continent's built environment. Over a decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colorful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites, and public spaces, and letting each building speak for itself. The result was a stunning seven-volume work that has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent.

    The fifty-three cities featured in this remarkable study are grouped according to the terrain in which they are set: the Maghreb (north Africa); Desert; Sahel (the semi-arid transitional region between the Sahara and the south); Forest; Savannah and Grassland; and Mountain and Highveld. Each metropolis is illuminated by a concise urban history, maps, and satellite imagery, along with the dozens of photographs Adjaye has taken with an architect's eye. This compact edition selects the highlights from over 4,000 buildings and places captured for the initial seven-volume work. The result is one of the most original, ambitious, and important architectural publications of our time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Aero: Beginning to Now
    Aero: Beginning to Now
    ISBN: 9781419706752
    Title: Aero: Beginning to Now

    In the follow-up to the bestselling American Modern, Aero celebrates 20 years of the famed Aero design studio with an intimate look at its founder Thomas O’Brien’s design philosophy. From O’Brien’s vivid reminiscences about his early days in art school in Manhattan to the opening and development of his paired studio and store, Aero covers the history and aesthetic of this Soho, New York, landmark. Aero is where Thomas O’Brien formulated the “warm modern” look that first brought him to prominence, though his style is truly about finding modern and classic forms in many things: downtown’s industrial and artistic loft culture, the luxurious elegance of the prewar city uptown, and the essential simplicity of American country antiques and rural living. Showcasing never-before-seen images of the store through the years, O’Brien’s first homes, Soho lofts, and Aero’s signature refurbished vintage furniture, this book gives readers access to the archives of a working design studio and store. Aero is a rare, rich portrait filled with unvarnished and charming honesty.
    though his style is truly about finding modern and classic forms in many things: downtown's industrial and artistic loft culture, the luxurious elegance of the prewar city uptown, and the essential simplicity of American country antiques and rural living. Showcasing never-before-seen images of the store through the years, O'Brien's first homes, Soho lofts, and Aero's signature refurbished vintage furniture, this book gives readers access to the archives of a working design studio and store. Aero is a rare, rich portrait filled with unvarnished and charming honesty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Alchemy of Things: Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    Alchemy of Things: Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    ISBN: 9781760522759
    Title: Alchemy of Things: Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds

    The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. The book details a series of eighteen fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display.This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Alfresco Living: 21st Century Architecture
    Alfresco Living: 21st Century Architecture
    ISBN: 9781864705126
    Title: Alfresco Living: 21st Century Architecture

    Alfresco Living features courtyard gardens and terraces designed to become part of the interior spaces of the homes they adjoin. These courtyard spaces function as outdoor rooms and become extensions of everyday living spaces.Many of the outdoor spaces featured are architect-designed, while others are the work of landscape designers. Some outdoor spaces are expansive, featuring green roofs and swimming pools, while others claw back a bit of the urban landscape to provide a low-maintenance escape for homeowners.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings & Cities
    All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings & Cities
    ISBN: 9781844672202
    Title: All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings & Cities

    Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as "unique in America--brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny." All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults "the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear."
    'All Over The Map' is Michael Sorkin's response to radical changes in contemporary architecture & the built environment since 9/11. Characterisically polemic, incisive & energetic, these essays explore pressing questions of architectural & urban design, & critical issues of public space & participation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • All the Buildings in New York That I've Drawn So Far
    All the Buildings in New York That I've Drawn So Far
    ISBN: 9780789324672
    Title: All the Buildings in New York That I've Drawn So Far

    A charmingly illustrated journey through New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. All the Buildings in New York is a love letter to New York City, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and cityscape. His buildings are colorful and chock full of fun and offbeat details, and this book is full of new discoveries as well as old chestnuts for anyone who loves the Big Apple. Organized by neighborhoods, the book features iconic New York buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City—the boutique shops in SoHo, timeless brownstones in Brooklyn, and rows of busy markets in Chinatown. New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor this one-of-a-kind volume that uniquely celebrates the energy and spirit of the city that never sleeps.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
  • Alvaro Siza the Function of Beauty
    Alvaro Siza the Function of Beauty
    ISBN: 9780714868615
    Title: Alvaro Siza the Function of Beauty

    This is a comprehensive monograph of the work of Álvaro Siza, an important and influential architect. Each project looked at is fully described and documented with technical information including sketches, complete sets of drawings and multiple photographs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • Americans in Paris Foundations of America's Architectural Gilded Age
    Americans in Paris Foundations of America's Architectural Gilded Age
    ISBN: 9780847843404
    Title: Americans in Paris Foundations of America's Architectural Gilded Age

    A lavishly produced volume documenting the work and history of American architecture students at the influential École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, renowned as one of the great art and architecture schools, is the namesake and founding location of the Beaux-Arts architectural movement. Known for demanding classwork and setting the highest standards, the École attracted students from around the world, including the United States, where students returned to design buildings that would influence the history of architecture in America, including the Boston Public Library of 1888–95 (Charles McKim of McKim, Mead & White) and the New York Public Library of 1897–1911 (John Carrère of Carrère and Hastings). This book presents a comprehensive overview of the seminal early work of a century of American architects who studied at the famous school before going on to design and build many of the nation's most important buildings and monuments.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $149.00
  • Anatomy of Sheds: New Buildings from an Old Tradition
    Anatomy of Sheds: New Buildings from an Old Tradition
    ISBN: 9781910904367
    Title: Anatomy of Sheds: New Buildings from an Old Tradition

    Super-cool spaces to relax, work, chill out, or escape.

    Over 50 real examples from around the world-some simple and modest and some extravagant-inspire and instruct the reader on how to create their own special space. The owners themselves describe how they have created their own hideaways, and author Jane Field-Lewis provides insightful style notes and comments based on her conversations with owners, architects, and designers. For the interiors, recycled, vintage and precious items are mixed with new, functional and practical ones. Learn how to create your own shed, and then how to make it stylish as well as useful.

    Homes are located in San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle, Nova Scotia, and Alberta, among other locales on three continents.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Anatomy of Treehouses New Buildings from an Old Tradition
    Anatomy of Treehouses New Buildings from an Old Tradition
    ISBN: 9781911595120
    Title: Anatomy of Treehouses New Buildings from an Old Tradition

    The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design and engineering solutions. This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouses - whatever your age. These boltholes perched above the ground appeal to those of us who want to get close to nature without forgoing any creature comforts... there are treehouses with wood-burning stoves, some with copper baths and some with elevated linking walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design. There are also free-standing structures on stilts inspired by the physical tree but not attached in any way.

    The book offers both visual inspiration from the specially commissioned photography but also the human stories behind the creation and design of these treehouses. The text covers topics such as the plan, structure, materials and decoration, colour palette and texture, and style notes to bring to life the personal and interesting story behind each treehouse featured in the book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Anouska Hempel
    Anouska Hempel
    ISBN: 9780500517697
    Title: Anouska Hempel

    There is no other designer quite like Anouska Hempel, and this volume is both a celebration of her achievement and an intimate insight into it. Her eis a designer whose vision and creative flair know no bounds, whose interiors and landscapes are truly incomparable. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, each highlighting one of her many stunning achievements. There is Beluga , Hempels own opulent yacht, masquerading as a black-sailed pirate ship; the luxurious interiors and perfectly manicured gardens of Cole Park, the quintessential English country house; the clean lines of the Grosvenor House Apartments in Mayfair; and more. With over 400 stunning colour photographs of interiors, architecture and gardens, this beautiful volume is itself a masterwork of art, a joy for lovers of distinctive design and an essential reference for design professionals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
  • Anthropology of Architecture
    Anthropology of Architecture
    ISBN: 9781845207830
    Title: Anthropology of Architecture

    Ever since anthropology has existed as a discipline, anthropologists have thought about architectural forms. This book provides the first overview of how anthropologists have studied architecture and the extraordinarily rich thought and data this has produced.With a focus on domestic space - that intimate context in which anthropologists traditionally work - the book explains how anthropologists think about public and private boundaries, gender, sex and the body, the materiality of architectural forms and materials, building technologies and architectural representations. Each chapter uses a broad range of case studies from around the world to examine from within anthropology what architecture 'does' - how it makes people and shapes, sustains and unravels social relations.An Anthropology of Architecture is key reading for students of anthropology, material culture, geography, sociology, architectural theory, design and city planning.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Anti-ugly Excursions in English Architecture & Design
    Anti-ugly Excursions in English Architecture & Design
    ISBN: 9781781311233
    Title: Anti-ugly Excursions in English Architecture & Design
    Author: STAMP GAVIN

    Since 2004 Gavin Stamp, one of Britain's most eminent and readable architectural historians, has written a monthly column for Apollo, the esteemed architecture and fine art magazine. The subject is simply whatever in design or architecture happens to take his fancy. It might be the splendid reopening of the magnificent Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station, or the dilapidation of a little-known church in Eastbourne, the much-lamented demise of the original Routemaster bus, or the colossal majesty of the airship sheds that housed the R.101.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Antoni Gaudi: Ornament, Fire & Ashes
    Antoni Gaudi: Ornament, Fire & Ashes
    ISBN: 9788493923167
    Title: Antoni Gaudi: Ornament, Fire & Ashes

    Juan Jose Lahuerta s "Columns of Smoke" series offers bold new readings of modernity and its key figures while redefining the connections between architecture, ornamentation, and the portrayal of both in print media. The third volume focuses on the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi (1852 1926), whose spectacular fin-de-siecle bohemian modernism stood in revolutionary contrast to the leading approaches of the day.
    With the rise of Le Corbusier s modern style of architecture in the early twentieth century, architects who favored ornamentation and a strong bond with nature, like Gaudi, were relegated to the sidelines. Lahuerta draws on first-hand documents, many previously unpublished, to show that Gaudi, far from being the isolated eccentric seen in other accounts, was keenly aware of the major theories and works of his time and cleverly used industrial processes to produce ornamental details that appear today to be almost handmade. Equally impressive was Gaudi s ability to capitalize on his fame once in the public eye, as both the architect and his buildings appeared in illustrations in the popular press. His influence on avant-garde artists like Salvador Dali, who admired the edible appearance of Gaudi s Casa Mila in Barcelona, and Pablo Picasso, who was fascinated by the eroticism of the Casa Batllo, attests to the architect s impact far beyond his field.
    Richly illustrated with rare images from a variety of sources, this highly visual take on Gaudi is also a spirited commentary on the roots of modernism more generally. Entertaining and perceptive, "Antoni Gaudi" challenges us to reconsider what we thought we knew about this pioneering architect and his distinctive work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $74.00
  • Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home
    Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home
    ISBN: 9780770434458
    Title: Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home

    Getting a room to feel right is more instinct than science. You know a great space when you see it. Apartment Therapy trains your eye with more than 75 rooms, from bedrooms to kitchens and living rooms to kids’ rooms and workspaces. Explore every detail—lighting, color palettes, flooring, and accessories—that brings a home to life and, most important, makes you happy in it.

    Price: $69.00
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