• Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century
    Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century
    ISBN: 9780714879802
    Title: Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

    A stunning collection of the best living spaces created and commissioned by the most influential people in interior design

    Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating. With 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, the book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars who have made a unique contribution to the world of interior design. Covering work from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from extraordinary chateaux, stunning town houses, and luxury penthouses - to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny jewel-like apartments in more than 25 countries. This is the essential inspirational source book for design aficionados, anyone who is interested in beautiful rooms, and for everyone who cares about the spaces in which they live.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Japanese House Reinvented
    Japanese House Reinvented
    ISBN: 9780500293232
    Title: Japanese House Reinvented

    Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny plots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. These challenges encourage their architects to explore alternating ideas of stability and ephemerality in various ways, resulting in spaces that are as fascinating as they are idiosyncratic. Their formal innovation and attention to materials, technology and measures to coax in light and air while maintaining domestic privacy make them cutting-edge residences that suggest new ways of being at home. Contemporary Japanese architecture has emerged as a substantial force on the international scene ever since Kenzo Tange won the Pritzker Prize in 1987. This overview of 50 recent houses powerfully demonstrates Japan's enduring commitment to design innovation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut & Fold
    Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut & Fold
    ISBN: 9781786275622
    Title: Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut & Fold

    Since its opening in 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has aimed to embody a spirit of universality, a goal echoed throughout this comprehensive guide, featuring essays by internationally acclaimed art historians. These texts discuss the museum's role as a 21st-century institution, including issues of representation within the collection.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
    Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
    ISBN: 9780473351595
    Title: Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name

    Part memoir, part degenerative-motor-neuron-essay, part photography. Ltd ed. of 100 copies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
    Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
    ISBN: 9780241283912
    Title: Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
    Author: WIKING MEIK

    Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Living on Vacation Contemporary Houses for Tranquil Living
    Living on Vacation Contemporary Houses for Tranquil Living
    ISBN: 9781838660406
    Title: Living on Vacation Contemporary Houses for Tranquil Living

    Escape and unwind with this breathtaking collection of contemporary homes - each designed with relaxation in mind

    Packed with the spirit of sanctuary, Living on Vacation is an inspiring showcase of spaces used exclusively for retreat and rejuvenation; from sun-drenched private islands and peaceful lakeside cottages to intimate mountain hideaways and secluded desert villas. This volume goes further than any other in search of the world's most desirable havens, featuring fabulous, architect-designed homes from across the globe, each illustrated inside and out with carefully curated photography emphasizing each home's stunning location.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Living with Color Inspiration & How-Tos to Brighten up Your Home
    Living with Color Inspiration & How-Tos to Brighten up Your Home
    ISBN: 9781524763459
    Title: Living with Color Inspiration & How-Tos to Brighten up Your Home

    Discover inspiration from the most colorful homes in America with this vibrant lookbook and style manual that brings the magic of color into your home--from the author of Living with Pattern

    Personalizing your color palette may be one of the most important decisions you make in your home. The right combination of hues can set the mood and transform any room from ordinary to magical. Textile designer Rebecca Atwood invites you to take a color journey in this stunning yet practical guide.

    In Living with Color, you'll tour beautifully designed homes to see some of the most interesting uses of the rainbow and to gather inspiration for your own spaces. You'll train your eye to notice how color lives all around you, from the pink light bouncing off a building you see every day to the exact blue of the ocean on your last getaway. You can even learn how to express yourself through your own custom palette with Rebecca's accessible, illustrated overview of color theory. As you embark on your color hunt and begin to trust your own instincts, Living with Color will embolden you to breathe life into every part of your home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00

  • Louis Kahn: Architecture As Philosophy
    Louis Kahn: Architecture As Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781580935289
    Title: Louis Kahn: Architecture As Philosophy
    Author: LOBELL JOHN

    Louis I. Kahn is one of the most influential and poetic architects of the twentieth century, a figure whose appeal extends beyond the realm of specialists. In this book, noted Kahn expert John Lobell explores how Kahn's focus on structure, respect for materials, clarity of program, and reverence for details come together to manifest an overall philosophy. Kahn's work clearly conveys a kind of "transcendent rootedness"--a rootedness in the fundamentals of architecture that also asks soaring questions about our experience of light and space, and even how we fit into the world. In Louis Kahn- The Philosophy of Architecture, John Lobell seeks to reveal how Kahn's buildings speak to grand humanistic concerns.
    Through examinations of five of Kahn's great buildings--the Richards Medical Research Building in Philadelphia; the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla; the Phillips Exeter Academy Library in New Hampshire; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth; and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven--Lobell presents a clear but detailed look at how the way these buildings are put together presents Kahn's philosophy, including how Kahn wishes us to experience them. An architecture book that touches on topics that addresses the universal human interests of consciousness and creativity, Louis Kahn- The Philosophy of Architecturehelps us understand our place and the nature of well-being in the built environment.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
  • Massive, Expressive, Sculptural Brutalism Now & Then
    Massive, Expressive, Sculptural Brutalism Now & Then
    ISBN: 9783037682241
    Title: Massive, Expressive, Sculptural Brutalism Now & Then

    Buildings designated brutalist in style were largely built in the 1960s and 1970s, exuding an aura of daring, uncompromising design today. It is the French term "brut," meaning raw or unrefined, that lent its name to this particular architectural phenomenon. Vilified for decades as the step-child of modernism, brutalist architecture is now enjoying an astonishing comeback as the latest discovery among digital trendsetters. As well as fascinating users across social networks, brutalism is also inspiring contemporary architecture. Large-scale sculptural forms, coarsely finished materials and floor plans that defy convention merge with contemporary design to generate enthralling new creations. This book offers a sophisticated overview of post-war and contemporary brutalist buildings and of the relationship - in appearance and design, in the grand concepts and the smallest details - between brutalism today and its ancestors.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Megastructure Urban Futures of the Recent Past
    Megastructure Urban Futures of the Recent Past
    ISBN: 9781580935401
    Title: Megastructure Urban Futures of the Recent Past

    A long-sought reprint of this classic of architectural history and criticism, surveying a movement that would inspire architects, fantasists, and filmmakers alike.

    It is an architectural concept as alluring as it is elusive, as futuristic as it is primordial. Megastructure is what it sounds like: a vastly scaled edifice that can contain potentially countless uses, contexts, and adaptations. Theorized and briefly experimented with in built form in the 1960s, megastructures almost as quickly went out of fashion in the profession. But Reyner Banham's 1976 book compiled the origin stories and ongoing mythos of this visionary movement, seeking to chart its lively rise, rapid fall, and ongoing meaning.
    Now back in print after decades and with original editions fetching well over $100 on the secondary market, Megastructure: Urban Futures of the Recent Past is part of the recent surge in attention to this quixotic form, of which some examples were built but to this day remains--decades after its codification--more of a poetic idea than a real architectural type.
    Banham, among the most gifted and incisive architectural critics and historians of his time, sought connections between theoretical origins in Le Corbusier's more starry-eyed drawings to the flurry of theories by the Japanese Metabolist architects, to less intentional examples in military architecture, industry, infrastructure, and the emerging instances in pop culture and art. Had he written the book a few years later he would find an abundance of examples in speculative art and science fiction cinema, mediums where it continues to provoke wonder to this day.
    A long-sought study by an author who combined imagination, wit, and pioneering scholarship, the republication of Megastructure is an opportunity for scholars and laypeople alike to return to the origins of this fantastic urban idea.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00

  • Minshuku Japanese-Style Guesthouses
    Minshuku Japanese-Style Guesthouses
    ISBN: 9781864708097
    Title: Minshuku Japanese-Style Guesthouses
    Author: XIANG ZHAO ED

    - Japanese-style guesthouses still exert a strong design influence worldwide - Contains many popular, award-winning case studies - Each project comes with sketches, floor plans, and an analysis Japan is a country with a highly developed tourism industry. At present, more and more tourists choose to go to Japan when they travel, to learn about Japanese culture. The book selects almost 40 distinct guesthouses in Japan. Some of them are popular guesthouses found on social media platforms, while others are architectural award-winning projects. All of these projects show new trends in Japanese designs for accommodation. Contents: Background of the Concept; Classification; A Brief History of Accommodation Facilities (Hotels and Hostels); Operation and Management; Planning and Designing of Architecture and Space; 1. Conditions of the region; 2. Conditions of the site; 3. Traffic-related conditions; 1. Volume analysis; 2. Configuration planning; 3. The form of the facility; 4. Disaster prevention plan; Plan and Design of Public Spaces; Case Studies; Index.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
  • Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns & Hideaways
    Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns & Hideaways
    ISBN: 9783899559521
    Title: Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns & Hideaways
    Author: MONOCLE

    Monocle's latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel--and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded. Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about--and staying in--plenty of hotels. They've put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerings from international brands in New York, Tokyo and beyond. At the heart of everything has been one guiding principle: to find stop-ins that get the simple things right and understand the value of thoughtful hospitality. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp observations, The MONOCLE Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways delivers a complete review of everything from escapists' boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • New Cottage: Inspiration for America's Favorite Home
    New Cottage: Inspiration for America's Favorite Home
    ISBN: 9781641550130
    Title: New Cottage: Inspiration for America's Favorite Home

    The mere thought of "cottage" puts the mind at ease, as a cottage is where life is simple, comforting, and true. Cottages are an informal, often hardy subset of small houses, generally possessing a visceral grab on homeowners' imaginations.

    The New Cottage explores how our favorite home is changing to suit living today. Even in the face of technology's expanding scope and speed, and the resulting nearly ubiquitous reach of social media, today's new cottage appeals to our increasing need to balance transience and durability, togetherness and solitude, the high tech and the home spun.

    • Ten design strategies that characterize captivating cottages are introduced.
    • 25 case study examples showcase today's updated take on the classic cottage, with visual icons throughout to serve as a reminder of which strategies are in use where.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00
  • New Elegance Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today
    New Elegance Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today
    ISBN: 9780847863617
    Title: New Elegance Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today

    Throughout his career, Corrigan has established a look that is layered and detailed, while always suitable for the way people live today. His distinctive approach encompasses practicality as well as beauty, merging European refinement with California comfort. Here, Corrigan shares homes in which he has defined a new contemporary elegance, including a John Fowler-inspired London townhouse, a Hollywood Regency-inspired Los Angeles Colonial, an art-filled Chicago apartment in the sky, and Corrigan's own Paris pied-à-terre.

    Corrigan includes advice throughout on how to adapt classic design principles and traditional forms to make them work for busy modern lives. Between each chapter are instructive interludes in which Corrigan outlines the building blocks of successful decoration, with fundamental topics such as scale and proportion, symmetry, architectural details, and working with colour.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00
  • New Japanese Architecture: Recent Works by the World's Leading Architects
    New Japanese Architecture: Recent Works by the World's Leading Architects
    ISBN: 9784805309483
    Title: New Japanese Architecture: Recent Works by the World's Leading Architects
    Author: MEHTA, GITA

    Featuring dozens of high-quality photographs, schematic designs and insightful commentary this Japanese architecture book is a must-have for architects or collectors.

    The past five years are widely considered to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history. The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily fertile time. Featuring breathtaking images of modern Japan, this volume presents forty-eight extraordinary projects by forty-two of the world's leading architects, including:

    • Hitoshi Abe
    • Ward Kishi
    • Tadao Ando
    • Chiba Manabu Architects
    • Toyo Ito
    • Kengo Kuma
    • Kazuyo Sejima
    This architecture book features a wide range of buildings, some exhibiting the ultimate ideal of the white Zen cube, while others exemplify the search for the new wow factor in iconic design. In many, cutting-edge modernity is counterbalanced by a concern for sustainability--an issue that has motivated many architects to rethink and reintroduce concepts drawn from traditional Japanese architecture. Projects big and small, private and public, residential and commercial are included.

    Insightful text by two leading experts in the field of Japanese architecture highlights the remarkable aspects of each building and places these developments within the wider context of world architecture. Offering an essential overview of current trends, New Japan Architecture points the way to modern architecture's future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

  • New Nordic Houses
    New Nordic Houses
    ISBN: 9780500021552
    Title: New Nordic Houses

    In a climate with dramatic shifts in temperature and light, the homes of Nordic countries respond to ever-changing and breathtaking environments with an intrinsic sense of warmth. Nordic architects today are as much informed by vernacular traditions and natural materials as their forebears, but the most recent generation of practitioners reflects a new appetite for spatial exploration and changing lifestyles.

    Divided into four chapters--rural cabins, coastal retreats, town houses, and country homes--New Nordic Houses surveys Scandinavia's finest and most innovative houses, featuring work by a broad spectrum of leading architects. Structured by terrain to show the full diversity of the landscape and its architectural challenges, this book reveals living spaces that are at once universal and distinctly Nordic. From country houses complete with traditional Nordic fireplaces, saunas, window seats, and verandas, to remote cabin hideaways and artist's studios, there are details and grand ideas that can be applied to residential design anywhere.

    This unique glimpse inside Scandinavia's new generation of twenty-first-century homes will be an endlessly rich resource for anyone with a passion for home and modern design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • New York Design at Home
    New York Design at Home
    ISBN: 9781419734465
    Title: New York Design at Home

    Designers' homes are often laboratories where they are free to experiment. These spaces are filled with the designer's most personal and cherished objects, furnishings, and artwork that are concentrated expressions of their style and interests. New York Design at Home profiles 27 homes and looks at how these creative professionals approach design in their personal space. Like most New York City residents, they are decorating with much smaller budgets than their work projects, but they find creative ways to deal with tiny bathrooms, awkward and unusable kitchens, and shared living spaces. Photographed by Noe DeWitt, New York Design at Home highlights the carefully considered details within each interior--the Pablo Picasso painting reproduced as wallpaper, the kitchen utensils on display, textiles that provide pops of color in an otherwise monochromatic space--and captures the creative essence of these homes with new, never-before-published images.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Nomadic Living: Relocatable Residences
    Nomadic Living: Relocatable Residences
    ISBN: 9783037682272
    Title: Nomadic Living: Relocatable Residences

    The four walls that we inhabit are far more than just a roof over our heads - it's the place where our personal and unique life is played out with all its complexities and nuances. It is not uncommon when we move to feel regret that we cannot simply take our abode, the focus of our lives, along with us. For many people it is increasingly important to be able to move easily, to be able to react spontaneously to personal desires or life changes of all kinds. Because of the increased needs to both preserve our identity that is rooted in our home and to be more geographically mobile, the market for "movable" houses has grown and diversified. This is most noticable in the growing numbers of commissions received by architects and designers for technical and creative conceptions of mobile houses. As much as concept, appearance and construction might vary greatly from house to house, what unites all of the projects presented in this volume is the claim to a design that is both larger than life and consistently compelling.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Notes on Decor etc
    Notes on Decor etc
    ISBN: 9780847863228
    Title: Notes on Decor etc
    Author: FORTUNE PAUL

    Interior design legend Paul Fortune opens his design portfolio and shares his inimitable worldview in this monograph-cum-memoir.

    Arriving in Los Angeles from London during the 1970s, Paul Fortune gradually made his way as a graphic artist, art director of music videos, and even nightclub owner. But with the renovation of his own now legendary Laurel Canyon house in 1978, Fortune's career as an interior designer was born. Fortune Design Studio, based in Los Angeles, has been operating since 1982, enjoying the patronage of discerning clients worldwide, whose ranks include Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola, and David Fincher. Exhibiting a distinct style widely recognized for its integration of refinement with lived-in comfort, Fortune's designs are uniquely geared toward accommodating the history and material integrity of each chosen venture. In Notes on D cor, Etc., Fortune--a natural raconteur--not only documents his favorite of these timelessly elegant projects but also his life and times as a designer, an expatriate, and an Angeleno in a one-of-a-kind chronicle that Architectural Digest, in its 2018 AD 100 list, describes as, "A tell-all monograph-cum-memoir detailing significant projects and stories from Fortune's peregrinations through the beau monde."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $119.00

  • Oasis Modern Desert Homes Around the World
    Oasis Modern Desert Homes Around the World
    ISBN: 9780525575153
    Title: Oasis Modern Desert Homes Around the World

    Welcome to the desert. Welcome home. This visually stunning tour of the world's most amazing desert homes will inspire "desert vibes" wherever you are.

    Creatives are drawn in by the extreme landscapes and limited resources of the desert; in fact, they're inspired by them, and the homes they've built here prove it. From renovated Airstreams to sprawling, modern stucco, desert has become the new beachfront.

    In Oasis, artist iO Tillett Wright captures the best of this specific culture that emphasizes living simply, beautifully, and in connection with the earth. He highlights the homes that define this desert mindset, featuring the classics like Georgia O'Keefe's in Abiquiu, New Mexico, alongside more modern homes such as Michael Barnard's Solar House in Marfa, Texas. Casey Dunn's stunning photography will transport you to these relaxing refuges where you'll learn what elements create the balance of intentionality, ease, style, and function that these homes exude.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00

  • Our Voices: Indigeneity & Architecture
    Our Voices: Indigeneity & Architecture
    ISBN: 9781940743493
    Title: Our Voices: Indigeneity & Architecture

    Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is an exciting advance in the field of architecture offering multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. Indigenous authors from Aotearoa NZ, Canada, Australia, and the USA explore the making and keeping of places and spaces which are informed by indigenous values and identities. The lack of publications to date offering an indigenous lens on the field of architecture belies the rich expertise found in indigenous communities in all four countries. This expertise is made richer by the fact that this indigenous expertise combines both architecture and design professional practice, that for the most part is informed by Western thought and practice, with a frame of reference that roots this architecture in the indigenous places in which it sits.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.00
  • Pet-Tecture: Design for Pets
    Pet-Tecture: Design for Pets
    ISBN: 9780714876672
    Title: Pet-Tecture: Design for Pets

    An inspiring, surprising, and fun collection of contemporary design for pets of different shapes, sizes, breeds, and species

    The perfect book for design-conscious pet owners and animal lovers alike, Pet-tecture presents an irresistible assortment of hundreds of houses and objects by the world's leading designers, created with our furred and feathered friends in mind - from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits, horses, fish, mice, guinea pigs - even kangaroos and turtles Whether it's playful cat trees, concrete dog homes, luxury chicken coops, 3D-printed fish tanks, or a dog-shaped cat scratcher, Pet-tecture has the incredible range of design for animals covered.

    This compact and portable book Includes works by some of the biggest names in global architecture and design, including Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects, Kengo Kuma, and Shigeru Ban.

    From the publisher of Nanotecture and Mobitecture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Plagued by Fire The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright
    Plagued by Fire The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright
    ISBN: 9780099593836
    Title: Plagued by Fire The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

    'A MASTERFUL PORTRAIT OF THE FLAWED CREATOR OF FLAWLESS BUILDINGS' - SIMON JENKINSFrom the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat - a ground-breaking biography that illuminates the life, mind and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America. Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as both a supreme artist and an insufferable egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius as an architect. But in this masterly work we discover a man dogged by traumas, racked by lies, and stifled by the myths he wove around himself- a man aware of the choices he made, and of their costs. This is the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. And this is the Wright of many other overlooked aspects of his story- his close, and perhaps romantic, relationship with friend and early mentor Cecil Corwin; the connection between the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 and the murder of his mistress, her two children and four others at his beloved Wisconsin home by a servant gone mad; and the eerie, unmistakable role of fires in his eventful life. Showing us Wright's facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a deep and more human understanding of the man, and a fresh appreciation of his monumental artistic achievements. With prodigious research, unique vision and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected, poetic and brilliant, he has given us the defining book on one of the greatest creative talents of twentieth-century America.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Pre-Fab Living
    Pre-Fab Living
    ISBN: 9780500343487
    Title: Pre-Fab Living
    Author: FRIEDMAN AVI

    Efficient and inexpensive to produce, pre-fabricated homes are an ideal solution to the financial and environmental costs facing the modern homeowner. Their extremely versatile format also makes them adaptable to all kinds of locations, be it a secluded off-the-grid setting or a dense urban area.

    This survey of the world's most innovative pre-fab houses explores the full range of possibilities, suitable for anyone interested in clever and creative home-building solutions--no architectural degree required. From carbon-neutral houses to plug-and-play dwellings and converted shipping containers, each chapter explores the varied and exciting ways that people are using pre-fabricated technology to address contemporary challenges.

    Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, featuring projects selected by a longtime expert in pre-fab architecture, Pre-Fab Living presents factory-made houses in a new light. Whether designing on a tight budget, crafting something self-sustaining, or simply looking for new spatial ideas, architects, designers, and home builders alike will find it to be an essential source of inspiration.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Reporting from the Front 15th International Architecture Exhibition
    Reporting from the Front 15th International Architecture Exhibition
    ISBN: 9788831723770
    Title: Reporting from the Front 15th International Architecture Exhibition

    The official catalog of the 15th Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition. More and more people on the planet are looking for a decent place to live, even though the chances to find one are becoming tougher and tougher by the hour. Nevertheless, on the frontlines of the built environment there lingers a sense of vitality that brings architecture to look at reality in a positive way. This is what people will see at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition: success stories and exemplary cases where architecture has made, is making, and will make a difference. "Reporting from the Front" aims at explaining to a broader audience what it means to improve the quality of life while working on the margins, under heavy circumstances, and facing pressing challenges. And what it is like to be on the cutting edge trying to conquer new fields.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $195.00
  • Rust
    ISBN: 9781501329494
    Title: Rust

    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

    It's happening all the time, all around us. We cover it up. We ignore it. Rust takes on the many meanings of this oxidized substance, showing how technology bleeds into biology and ecology. Jean-Michel Rabate combines art, science, and autobiography to share his fascination with peeling paints and rusty metal sheets. Rust, he
    concludes, is a place where things living, built, and remembered commingle.

    Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Scandi Rustic Creating a Cozy & Happy Home
    Scandi Rustic Creating a Cozy & Happy Home
    ISBN: 9781788792462
    Title: Scandi Rustic Creating a Cozy & Happy Home

    'The emphasis that Scandinavians place on the home being a source of happiness and wellbeing is one we identify with. We believe that everyone should have a home they don't want to leave!'

    Award-winning bloggers and i

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes & Arrangements for Thoughtful Living
    Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes & Arrangements for Thoughtful Living
    ISBN: 9781797202952
    Title: Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes & Arrangements for Thoughtful Living

    A gorgeous guide to creating a beautiful, comfortable home based on Japanese traditions from the founder of the beloved lifestyle brand Fog Linen Work.

    For anyone who dreams of a home filled with well-organized closets, eye-catching flower arrangements, perfectly draped blankets, and thoughtfully curated shelves, here is a guide to cultivating an elegant home.

    Yumiko Sekine, founder of the internationally celebrated lifestyle brand Fog Linen Work, shares lovely rituals and simple techniques based on Japanese traditions, including practices for decorating, organizing, preparing food, and more. From the kitchen to the bedroom and every space in between, here are tips for refreshing a home each season--arranging and displaying fresh flowers in spring, choosing the right sheets and linens for summer, taking warm herbal baths in autumn, and draping blankets and layering rugs to cozy up a space for winter. Brimming with easy-to-follow tips for elevating any space and packed with hundreds of photographs showcasing gorgeous interiors, this book is an invitation to create a home that nourishes, rejuvenates, and inspires--all year long.

    * CELEBRATED AUTHOR: Yumiko Sekine is the founder of Fog Linen Work, a Japanese home goods brand sold throughout the world and beloved by home cooks, interior decorators, and design enthusiasts. Her products are known for their simplicity, beauty, and ability to elevate any space. In this book, Sekine distills all her secrets to creating a home that exudes simple elegance.
    * ORGANIZATION MADE EASY: This book gives readers easy, elegant ways to declutter their homes and organize their belongings, whether they live in an apartment or house, and includes simple tips for tidying and curating objects to bring order and simplicity to every room.
    * JAPANESE TRADITIONS: Yumiko presents Japanese traditions for preparing food, arranging flowers, entertaining, organizing, and more. The combination of ancient practices and modern techniques makes this the perfect companion for anyone curious about Japanese culture and aesthetics.
    * GIFT WORTHY: Presented in a linen-wrapped case and brimming with hundreds of gorgeous photographs and inspired advice for every home, this book is a perfect addition to any bookshelf and a lovely gift for new homeowners, newlyweds, and fans of organization and interior design.

    Perfect for:

    * Interior designers, minimalists, and fans of sustainability
    * People who are into organizing their space
    * Fans of Fog Linen Work

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Souto de Moura: Memory, Projects, Works
    Souto de Moura: Memory, Projects, Works
    ISBN: 9780300248654
    Title: Souto de Moura: Memory, Projects, Works

    "I look beyond solution; I look for an expression."--Eduardo Souto de Moura

    The architect Eduardo Souto de Moura (b. 1952) has won many accolades, including the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Based in Porto, Souto de Moura studied under Fernando T vora and worked under fellow Portuguese architect lvaro Siza, with whom he continues to collaborate. Souto de Moura established his own practice in 1980, and his wide-ranging influences, including Mies van der Rohe and Donald Judd, can be seen in the stunning variety of his work, from his acclaimed private houses, to the striking Paula Rego Museum in Cascais and the Braga Municipal Stadium, to his work in historical contexts such as the Convento das Bernardas in Tavira.

    This beautifully illustrated retrospective provides the most comprehensive account of Souto de Moura's career to date. Drawings, notes and sketches from his archive, and newly commissioned photographs complement essays by scholars and prominent architects that trace Souto de Moura's career, contextualize his work within the larger trends of contemporary international architectural culture, and highlight the originality of his design strategy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $98.00
  • Soviet Asia: Soviet Modernist Architecture in Central Asia
    Soviet Asia: Soviet Modernist Architecture in Central Asia
    ISBN: 9780995745551
    Title: Soviet Asia: Soviet Modernist Architecture in Central Asia

    A fantastic collection of Soviet Asian architecture, many photographed here for the first time Soviet Asia explores the Soviet modernist architecture of Central Asia. Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego crossed the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, documenting buildings constructed from the 1950s until the fall of the USSR. The resulting images showcase the majestic, largely unknown, modernist buildings of the region. Museums, housing complexes, universities, circuses, ritual palaces _ all were constructed using a composite aesthetic. Influenced by Persian and Islamic architecture, pattern and mosaic motifs articulated a connection with Central Asia. Grey concrete slabs were juxtaposed with colourful tiling and rectilinear shapes broken by ornate curved forms: the brutal designs normally associated with Soviet-era architecture were reconstructed with Eastern characteristics. Many of the buildings shown in Soviet Asia are recorded here for the first time, making this book an important document, as despite the recent revival of interest in Brutalist and Modernist architecture, a number of them remain under threat of demolition. The publication includes two contextual essays, one by Alessandro De Magistris (architect and History of Architecture professor, University of Milan, contributor to the book Vertical Moscow) and the other by Marco Buttino (Modern and Urban History professor, University of Turin, specializing in the history of social change in the USSR).

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Soviet Bus Stops
    Soviet Bus Stops
    ISBN: 9780993191107
    Title: Soviet Bus Stops

    Photographer Christopher Herwig first noticed the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St. Petersburg. Challenging himself to take one good photograph every hour, Herwig began to notice surprisingly designed bus stops on otherwise deserted stretches of road. Twelve years later, Herwig had covered more than 18,000 miles in 14 countries of the former Soviet Union, traveling by car, bike, bus and taxi to hunt down and document these bus stops.The local bus stop proved to be fertile ground for local artistic experimentation in the Soviet period, and was built seemingly without design restrictions or budgetary concerns. The result is an astonishing variety of styles and types across the region, from the strictest Brutalism to exuberant whimsy."Soviet Bus Stops" is the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled, including examples from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Estonia. Originally published in a quickly sold-out limited edition, "Soviet Bus Stops," named one of the best photobooks of 2014 by Martin Parr, is now available in a highly anticipated, expanded smaller-format trade edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Soviet Bus Stops Volume II
    Soviet Bus Stops Volume II
    ISBN: 9780993191183
    Title: Soviet Bus Stops Volume II

    On the heels of his bestselling Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig locates fresh wonders of the Soviet vernacular in Georgia, Ukraine and Russia itself

    After the popular and critical success of his first book, Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more. In this second volume, as well as discovering new stops in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove more than 9,000 miles from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new examples of this singular architectural form.

    A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these small architectural forms to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained--despite their incredible individuality--far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology.

    The diversity of architectural approaches is staggering: juxtaposed alongside a slew of audacious modern and brutal designs, there are bus stops shaped as trains, birds, light bulbs, rockets, castles, even a bus stop incorporating a statue of St. George slaying the dragon. An essential companion to the first volume, this book provides a valuable document of these important and unique constructions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Soviet Signs & Street Relics
    Soviet Signs & Street Relics
    ISBN: 9781916218406
    Title: Soviet Signs & Street Relics

    French photographer Jason Guilbeau has used Google Street View to virtually navigate Russia and the former USSR, searching for examples of a forgotten Soviet empire. The subjects of these unlikely photographs are incidental to the purpose of Google Street View - captured by serendipity, rather than design, they are accorded a common vernacular. Once found, he strips the images of their practical use by removing the navigational markers, transforming them to his own vision.

    From remote rural roadsides to densely populated cities, the photographs reveal traces of history in plain sight: a Brutalist hammer and sickle stands in a remote field; a jet fighter is anchored to the ground by its concrete exhaust plume; a skeletal tractor sits on a cast-iron platform; an village sign resembles a Constructivist sculpture. Passers by seem oblivious to these objects. Relinquished by the present they have become part of the composition of everyday life, too distant in time and too ubiquitous in nature to be recorded by anything other than an indiscriminate automaton.

    This collection of photographs portrays a surreal reality: it is a document of a vanishing era, captured by an omniscient technology that is continually deleting and replenishing itself - an inadvertent definition of Russia today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Subway The Curiosities, Secrets, & Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System
    Subway The Curiosities, Secrets, & Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System
    ISBN: 9780762467907
    Title: Subway The Curiosities, Secrets, & Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System
    Author: MORRIS JOHN E

    This dynamic visual history of the world's largest transit system -- in all its intriguing, colorful, and even seedy glory -- is packed with fascinating facts and hundreds of compelling photographs.
    When the first New York subway line opened in 1904, it was the most advanced in the world and a source of enormous civic pride. Today, it is an essential function to the lives of New Yorkers and a perennial cultural touchstone. To be a New Yorker is to take the train. To celebrate it, or grumble about it.
    Subway: The History, Curiosities, and Secrets of the New York City Transit System by John E. Morris is both a vivid history of this great transportation system and an exploration of its impact on the city and popular culture. The book covers every remarkable moment, from the technical obstacles and corruption that impeded plans for an underground rail line in the 1800s, to the current state of the system and plans for the future; profiles of the colorful, forgotten characters who built and restored the subway; graphics and imagery showing the evolution of subway cars and the way fares are collected; how subway etiquette rules have evolved with society; great subway chase scenes and songs about the subway; a look at abandoned stations and half-built tunnels; and more.

    In this visually stunning work, packed with original research, journalist and bestselling author John Morris brings life to this one-time engineering marvel that has united and expanded the city for the last 116 years.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00

  • Sustainable House Handbook How to Plan and Build an Affordable, Energy- & Water-Efficient Home for the Future
    Sustainable House Handbook How to Plan and Build an Affordable, Energy- & Water-Efficient Home for the Future
    ISBN: 9781743795828
    Title: Sustainable House Handbook How to Plan and Build an Affordable, Energy- & Water-Efficient Home for the Future
    Author: BYRNE JOSH

    The Sustainable House Handbook is your comprehensive guide to building an affordable, eco-friendly and energy- plus water-efficient green home for the future. In this book,& sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne takes takes readers through the process of planning a 10-Star rated high-performance home according to the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), and outlines how it is possible to build with conventional materials, in an accessible and cost-effective way.
    Josh shows how to create a family home that is comfortable year-round, without the need for air conditioning or additional heating, how to integrate solar power to cover household needs, and how to reduce water usage by integrating rainwater tanks and greywater recycling systems. He also discusses how to cleverly incorporate organic food production in the garden while maintaining a highly attractive space that improves health and wellbeing.
    Illustrated throughout with photos, plans, charts, diagrams and useful statistics and measurements, The Sustainable House Handbook is an accessible, easy-to-follow resource for anyone planning their dream house, or thinking about how to live more sustainably.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Tiny House Handbook
    Tiny House Handbook
    ISBN: 9781119581871
    Title: Tiny House Handbook
    Author: WING CHARLIE

    "This thought provoking book is a great resource for anyone considering joining the tiny house movement.& It's all the information you need in one book!& The author has done a phenomenal job blending real world experience, data and practical knowledge on all types of tiny homes."
    -Corinne Watson, Principle and Co-Founder, Tiny Homes of Maine

    "Charlie Wing's very readable Tiny House Handbook leads you through the processes of designing and building a tiny home, with careful attention to all the details, including legal issues, cost estimates, material utilization and foundation options. Charlie is a master at demystifying the seemingly complex process of homebuilding. This book will help you live both comfortably and lighter on the land."
    -John S. Crowley, CEO of FACET and Board member, Build It Green

    Plan, design, and build a tiny house from scratch

    The Tiny House Handbook& is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to construct your very own tiny house. Produced in& Charlie Wing's& signature "visual handbook" style and jam-packed with full-color illustrations and diagrams, this book includes step-by-step instructions for building a tiny house as well as information on cost estimating and design requirements.&

    Based on& 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) Appendix Q, this book includes sample construction drawings and floor plans for a variety of tiny home styles, including:&

    ·& & & & & & & Mobile& (8'6"-wide trailers and RVs)&

    ·& & & & & & & Movable (12'-wide,& routine& transport permit)&

    ·& & & & & & & Site-built& (up to 20' wide)&

    Rather than being just another inspirational collection of tiny home photographs,& The Tiny House Handbook& constitutes a complete and fulsome reference for anyone seeking to build their own tiny home. From seasoned construction vets to total novices, this book will walk you through the process of& designing and& building a tiny house from& start to finish.& &

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $57.00
  • Tiny Houses in the City
    Tiny Houses in the City
    ISBN: 9780847848225
    Title: Tiny Houses in the City
    Author: ZEIGER MIMI

    A presentation of micro-scaled contemporary residences that demonstrate domesticity can be both compact and beautiful. How we live in cities smaller, denser, smarter is at the heart of "Tiny Houses in the City." Urban areas across the globe are experiencing a renaissance, with once-forgotten downtowns and neighborhoods becoming increasingly popular for redevelopment. This book looks at the tiny house movement through the lens of metropolitan life. "Tiny Houses in the City" features an international collection of more than thirty homes that exemplify compact living at its best. The houses, apartments, and multifamily buildings and developments included make great architecture out of challenging locations and narrow sites. Focusing on dwelling spaces all under 1,000 square feet, "Tiny Houses in the City" illustrates strategies for building tiny in urban areas that include urban infill, adaptive reuse, transforming and flexible living spaces, and micro-unit buildings. The projects range from a 344-square-foot studio apartment in Hong Kong with movable walls, transformable furniture, and hidden storage that can be configured into twenty-four unique scenarios in a single space, to a townhouse-like London residence built in an old alley between two stately homes. Many of the residences chronicled in "Tiny Houses in the City" are indeed unique in design, but their economical size and ingenious interior spaces are the epitome of practicality and illustrate an acute understanding of compact living and its potential for the urban realm."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Underground Guide to Sewers
    Underground Guide to Sewers
    ISBN: 9780500252352
    Title: Underground Guide to Sewers

    Lose yourself in the vast sewer networks that lie beneath the world's great cities - past and present. Let detailed archival plans, maps and photographs guide you through these subterranean labyrinths - previously accessible only to their builders, engineers and, perhaps, the odd rogue explorer. This execrable exploration traces the evolution of waste management from the ingenious infra-structures of the ancient world to the seeping cesspits and festering open sewers of the medieval period. It investigates and celebrates the work of the civil engineers whose pioneering integrated sewer systems brought to a close the devastating cholera epidemics of the mid-19th century and continue to serve a vastly increased population today. And let's not forget those giant fatbergs clogging our underground arteries, or the storm-surge super-structures of tomorrow.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
    Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
    ISBN: 9781471159510
    Title: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
    Author: HUNT WILL

    'A& mesmerizingly fascinating& tale, one& astonishing adventure& after another. I could not stop reading this& beautifully written& book.' Michael Finkel, author of& The Stranger in the Woods
    'A& unique history& of a culturally and& scientifically important netherworld most people barely know exists.'& Booklist
    'An& unusual and intriguing& travel book ... A vivid illumination of the dark& and an effective evocation of its profound mystery.'Kirkus& (starred review)

    Will Hunt is an urban adventurer who has explored caves and catacombs, subway systems, and long abandoned, ghostly mines: all varieties of holes in the ground. He's tracked down people who, for one reason or another, have shared his underground fixation: each an incarnation of Hermes, who could see and touch the underworld in ways others could not.

    Underground is a place of overlapping, often contradictory associations: it is a space that evokes death and burial even as it is a place of origins; it fills us with primordial dread, even as we seek refuge there in times of strife; we dig in search of riches and we bury our most toxic waste. It is a spawning ground for political insurgence and where governments hide their most sensitive secrets. We excavate in search of scientific truth even as it is the ultimate wellspring of mythology, magic, and spirits. Hunt explores Paris underground, the famous network of underground dwellings in Turkey and the hallowed caves of Australian outback; he spelunks 8,000 feet into abandoned mines in South Dakota with NASA scientists.

    This is an idiosyncratic, fascinating narrative history that changes our relationship to and our understanding of the world that lies beneath our feet.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Walter Gropius Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus
    Walter Gropius Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus
    ISBN: 9780571295142
    Title: Walter Gropius Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus

    * A Times and New Statesman Book of the Year *

    * BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week *

    * Illustrated with over 130 colour photographs and drawings *

    'A masterpiece.' Edmund de Waal

    'Commanding, intelligent, gripping.' The Times

    From 1910 to 1930 Gropius was at the very centre of European modern art and design, as the founder of the German art school, the Bauhaus. Yet Gropius's beliefs and affiliations left him little choice but to leave Germany when Hitler came to power.

    In this riveting book, Fiona MacCarthy draws on new research to re-evaluate Gropius's work and life. From his shattering experiences in the First World War to his turbulent marriage to the notorious Alma Mahler and the tragic early death of their daughter, MacCarthy leads us through his disorientating years in London, to his final peaceful and productive life in America. This is biography at its finest and most vivid.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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