• 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 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 Green Buildings
    100 Contemporary Green Buildings
    ISBN: 9783836522205
    Title: 100 Contemporary Green Buildings

    The most exciting new buildings today are almost all environmentally aware, sustainable, and conceived to consume less energy than ever before. Discover the best examples of green projects from the Architecture Now series in this handy Bibliotheca Universalis edition.

    Celebrated architects like Frank Gehry and Norman Foster are presented alongside young up-and-coming creators from all over the world. Filled with plans, renderings of proposed projects, and stunning architectural photography, this is nothing short of an encyclopedia of eco-design.

    From a water treatment facility to an art museum, luxurious holiday homes to commercial structures, these buildings all make a bold environmental statement. Being "green" means being aware of the responsibility in the construction and use of modern buildings; some solutions are as old as the history of architecture, while others are born of cutting-edge technologies. Explore these approaches and many more in this groundbreaking collection showcasing 100 of the world's most innovative eco-friendly buildings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
  • 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: $40.00
  • 100 Houses
    100 Houses
    ISBN: 9781864708431
    Title: 100 Houses
    Author: ANON

    Unparalleled variety in style and type: traditional and modern, and everything in between; grand villas and homes with small footprints; posh seaside or rural escapes, resplendent and remote cabins; urban townhouses and dream dwellings- Coverage of projects ranges across most continents, from alpine regions in Scandinavia and Europe to vast rocky outcrops and plains across North and South America; from vibrant New York City neighborhoods to relaxed Australian bushland settings; from dramatic Mediterranean cliff-top backdrops to calm French forest settings, and so much moreThese days, the architect and designer are both tasked with the challenge of designing the ‘perfect’ new home, be it traditional or modern in style, and everything in between. This grand edition pulls together an exceedingly diverse collection of 100 of the best contemporary houses from across the globe, each showcasing new and recent cutting-edge residential designs by some of the world’s leading architects and designers. Following Images Publishing’s incredibly successful 100 of the World’s Best Houses series, this splendid volume features hundreds of stunning full-color photographs that help underline the sensitivity of today’s design practitioners to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to stunning interior design and comfortable, practical everyday living. Each project illustrates how architects and designers showcase their authentic individual expression but work tirelessly to adapt their signature styles to accommodate the challenges posed by local topography and variations in climate, along with a sharp focus on optimum strategies for sustainable living. A touchstone for those looking to understand contemporary architectural trends across the world, 100 Houses rounds up a superb and unique collection that is at once exceptional, inspiring, and informative.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • 100 Interiors Around The World
    100 Interiors Around The World
    ISBN: 9783836557269
    Title: 100 Interiors Around The World

    Living well: The ultimate sourcebook for stylish interiors Making stops in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, this edition rounds up some of today's most exceptional and inspiring interiors across six continents. From rustic minimalism to urbane eclecticism, the selection celebrates a global spectrum of styles, united by authenticity, a love of detail, and a zest for individual expression that will never go out of fashion.

    Includes interiors in Argentina, Brasil, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK, the USA, and many more countries.

    With pictures by leading interior photographers including: Xavier B jot, Pieter Estersohn, Marina Faust, Reto Guntli, Fran ois Halard, HieplerBrunier, Ditte Isager, Nikolas Koenig, Ricardo Labougle, Eric Laignel, ke Lindman, Thomas Loof, Jason Schmidt, Mark Seelen, Ren Stoeltie, Tim Street-Porter, Vincent Thibert, Simon Upton, Paul Warchol. 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 Universalis brings 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: $38.00
  • 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
  • 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760525347
    Title: 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

    With a foreword by Peter St John.

    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the world's greatest achievements in architecture. Beginning with the marvels of the ancient world and continuing with the masterpieces of our present day, this book details the historical and geographic considerations that influenced the design, with stunning photographs illustrating the technical ingenuity and aesthetic brilliance of architects past and present.

    Comprehensive yet concise, each article includes essential information about the featured structure: who designed it, who commissioned it, key dates in its construction and more. From B
    yzantine and Gothic wonders, through the incredible wealth of the Renaissance and Baroque, and on to the marvels of the twentieth century, this book also culminates with the achievements of the past decade, such as Renzo Piano's towering Shard London Bridge and the billowing glass sails of Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

    Featuring extra material including the world's finest and most important public and residential buildings from palaces, museums and ground-breaking new residences to unique or unusual structures, such as the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and rustic southern Italian trulli.

    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is the complete yet accessible guide to the architectural masterpieces of the world - a compendium of familiar landmarks and undiscovered gems that will inform and delight everyone with an interest in architecture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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: $38.00
  • 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

  • 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas
    150 Best Tiny Space Ideas
    ISBN: 9780062909220
    Title: 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas

    Discover the latest innovations in tiny space design in this lush compendium in the 150 Best series, showcasing 150 full-color profiles.

    As the price of large residences have become increasingly out of reach for many people, aspiring home owners have begun to think smaller. 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas is an exciting overview of the smallest living space designs-- architectural and decorating trends that combine to make dwellings under 450 square feet feel welcoming and expansive. All the projects featured in this handsome reference were created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients.

    Encompassing current trends in small space design, this latest volume in the highly successful 150 Best offers the work of international visionaries who have created and transformed a range of accommodations, from a micro-apartment in Taipei City to a silo in Phoenix to an island shack in British Columbia.

    Filled with black-and-white and four-color photos throughout, 150 Best Tiny Space Ideas is an inspirational resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well homeowners interested in creating warm and truly livable homes regardless of space limitations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • 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 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture
    30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture
    ISBN: 9781782406389
    Title: 30 Second Architecture: 50 Most Signicant Principles & Styles in Architecture

    The 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • 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
  • Abandoned Places: 60 Stories of Places Where Time Stopped
    Abandoned Places: 60 Stories of Places Where Time Stopped
    ISBN: 9780008333331
    Title: Abandoned Places: 60 Stories of Places Where Time Stopped

    Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay. Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons. Places include: * Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans. * Shicheng in China has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago. * Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie. * Poveglia is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte became a dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill. * Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat. The town was overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions starting in 1995 and was abandoned. * St Kilda a remote Scottish Island may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180. The entire population was evacuated in 1930.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • All Things Considered: Design Thread
    All Things Considered: Design Thread
    ISBN: 9781784881948
    Title: All Things Considered: Design Thread
    Author: KEMP KIT

    Following on from the hugely successful titles A Living Space and Every Room Tells a Story, Kit Kemp is back with another colorful and exciting interiors book that showcases her unique approach to design. In Roomscapes, Kit shares the inspiration that her travels have on her design decisions: whether it's a fabric from India that inspires a wallpaper, or a collection of baskets sourced from across the UK to decorate a bar in New York, Kit is an expert at creating memorable spaces. As always, she creates creates personal, handcrafted rooms by bending the rules and combining color and wit. This lavishly photographed interiors book shows how to leave behind design "rules" to create truly beautiful, original interiors. For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, with her signature style that mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. She avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, color and pattern to create very personal, handcrafted spaces. Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups will be the inspiration behind Kit's work and her tips for creating your own version of her style at home. Interiors are meant for living in, and the key is to create a space that is comfortable, beautiful, and reflects who you really are.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • 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
  • Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today
    Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today
    ISBN: 9783836577120
    Title: Ando - Complete Works 1975-Today

    Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize.

    Philippe Starck defines him as a "mystic in a country which is no longer mystic." Philip Drew calls his buildings "land art" as they "struggle to emerge from the earth." His designs have been described as haiku crafted from concrete, water, light, and space. But to Ando, true architecture is not expressed in metaphysics or beauty, but rather through space that embodies physical wisdom.

    This thoroughly updated edition spans the breadth of his entire career, including such stunning new projects as the Shanghai Poly Theater and the Clark Center at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Each project is profiled through photographs and architectural drawings to explore Ando's unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms. Based on the massive XXL monograph, this edition brings the architect's definitive career overview to an accessible format.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
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