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House design in Britain and Ireland is guided by climate, landscape and local resources just as much as the centuries-old traditions that have influenced architectural shape and form. Today's best-known and emerging architects interpret their briefs with imaginative flair: they are transforming houses for the next generation of families by ...
British + Irish Modern: New Houses and Old Houses Made New
House design in Britain and Ireland is guided by climate, landscape and local resources just as much as the centuries-old traditions that have influenced architectural shape and form. Today's best-known and emerging architects interpret their briefs with imaginative flair: they are transforming houses for the next generation of families by blending their renewed vigour for a local aesthetic with new materials and trends. Many of the new houses featured in British & Irish Modern reflect the architect's focus on redefining local expectations for form by beautifully juxtaposing the traditional with contemporary structures, thus forging a new vernacular. Architects across this region are wholeheartedly seeking opportunities to re-use existing structures in myriad ways, resulting in surprising and remarkably unique renditions of old houses and buildings made new. Shown in stunning, full-colour photographic detail are hundreds of pages of new and renovated houses, cottages and even converted barns nestled in misty rural valleys, including new and retrofitted modern inner-city terraces and townhouses that make the best use of available space. Houses are selected for levels of comfort, use of materials, and dramatic expression of traditional and contemporary architecture, as well as houses that capitalise on longer and warmer summers imposed by changing weather patterns in this corner of the globe. Houses are designed with indoor spaces and intimate courtyards for play and recreation that draw in light and shield from the extreme weather elements yet maintain an eye on sustainability and affordability. British & Irish Modern reveals a rich array of works that showcase how architecture in Britain and Ireland today has much to teach the world about creative, high-calibre design, innovative application of materials, and cautious but clever reliance on resources.
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59.72 USD

British + Irish Modern: New Houses and Old Houses Made New

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Grand seaside hotels dominate Britain's seaside resorts with bold, largescale buildings, often magnificent examples of the most fashionable architectural style of the time. First emerging in the eighteenth century, their golden age came in the second half of the nineteenth, when a showpiece luxury hotel was a must-have for any ...
Seaside Hotels
Grand seaside hotels dominate Britain's seaside resorts with bold, largescale buildings, often magnificent examples of the most fashionable architectural style of the time. First emerging in the eighteenth century, their golden age came in the second half of the nineteenth, when a showpiece luxury hotel was a must-have for any successful seaside resort. These imposing Grands, Royals and Imperials, filled with every modern convenience of the period and containing opulent restaurants and ballrooms, are fascinating buildings that reflect the fortunes of those who built and visited them throughout the years. Karen Averby takes us through the rise, the fall and the modern-day resurgence of the grand seaside hotel across the whole of the UK, from their exclusive and luxurious nineteenth-century beginnings, through their renaissance in the interwar years, decline in the 1970s as foreign package holidays became popular and their recent, more accessible refurbished form today. This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with seaside hotels in all their variety.
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Seaside Hotels

by Karen Averby
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In 1935, the Russian-born Jewish architect Berthold Lubetkin and his firm Tecton designed Highpoint, a block of flats in London, which Le Corbusier called `revolutionary'. Three years later, Lubetkin completed a companion design. Yet Highpoint II felt very different, and the sense that the ideals of modernism had been abandoned ...
Berthold Lubetkin's Highpoint II and the Jewish Contribution to Modern English Architecture
In 1935, the Russian-born Jewish architect Berthold Lubetkin and his firm Tecton designed Highpoint, a block of flats in London, which Le Corbusier called `revolutionary'. Three years later, Lubetkin completed a companion design. Yet Highpoint II felt very different, and the sense that the ideals of modernism had been abandoned seemed hard to dispute. Had modern architecture failed to take root in England? This book challenges the belief that English architecture was on hiatus during the 1930s. Using Highpoint II as a springboard, Deborah Lewittes takes us on a journey through the defining moments of modern English architecture - the `high points' of the period surrounding Highpoint II. Drawing on Lubetkin's work and his writings, the book argues that he advanced influential, lasting theories which were rooted in his design for Highpoint II. Lubetkin's work is explored within the context of wider Jewish emigration to London during the interwar years as well as the anti-Semitism that pervaded Britain during the 1930s. As Lewittes demonstrates, this decade was anything but quiet. Providing a new perspective on twentieth-century English architecture, this book is of interest to students and scholars in architectural history, urban studies, Jewish studies, and related fields.
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76.79 USD

Berthold Lubetkin's Highpoint II and the Jewish Contribution to Modern English Architecture

by Deborah Lewittes
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The magical qualities of stained glass have an enduring appeal, but church windows tend to be ignored as a form of creative and artistic expression. How to Look at Stained Glass is a fresh, unstuffy guide, which explores the medium by themes, patterns, designs, and effects. Using an A-Z format ...
How to Look at Stained Glass: A Guide to the Church Windows of England
The magical qualities of stained glass have an enduring appeal, but church windows tend to be ignored as a form of creative and artistic expression. How to Look at Stained Glass is a fresh, unstuffy guide, which explores the medium by themes, patterns, designs, and effects. Using an A-Z format to reveal a multitude of fascinating details - all the way from apples to zig-zags - it makes looking at gloriously colourful, artistically important windows entertaining and rewarding. This layman's guide requires no previous historical, artistic or religious knowledge and the A-Z miscellany is in keeping with the pot-luck mix of windows to be found in most churches. It covers all the major periods and styles from medieval to modern, Victorian to post-war, eighteenth century to Arts and Crafts, figurative to abstract, and examines the fascinating and evolving iconography of stained glass. Illustrated in black & white and colour and with a list of the top 30 places to see outstanding examples, How to Look at Stained Glass is all that is needed to make sense of and enjoy the array of stained glass windows in the churches of England.
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How to Look at Stained Glass: A Guide to the Church Windows of England

by Jane Brocket
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'Exquisite ... A wonderment of an essay about a wonderment of a building' Paul Preston Its scaffolding-cloaked spires reach up to the heavens, dominating the Barcelona skyline and drawing in millions of visitors every year. What seduces our attention is perhaps a combination: not only its almost megalomaniac ambition and ...
The Sagrada Familia: Gaudi's Heaven on Earth
'Exquisite ... A wonderment of an essay about a wonderment of a building' Paul Preston Its scaffolding-cloaked spires reach up to the heavens, dominating the Barcelona skyline and drawing in millions of visitors every year. What seduces our attention is perhaps a combination: not only its almost megalomaniac ambition and architectural extravagance but the sheer longevity of its construction. Its creator, Antoni Gaudi, 'God's Architect', saw the first stone laid on 19 March 1882 and yet it is unlikely to be completed until 2026 at the very earliest. It has survived two World Wars, the ravages of the Spanish Civil War and the 'Hunger Years' of Franco's rule. It has defied the critics, the penny-pinching accountants, the conservative town-planners and the slaves to sterile modernism to witness the most momentous changes in society and history. The Sagrada Familia explores the evolution of this remarkable building, working through the decades right up to the present day before looking beyond to the final stretch of its construction. It is at once a guidebook and a chronological history, and a moving and compelling study of man's aspiration towards the divine. Rich in detail, vast in scope, this is a revelatory and authoritative study of a building and its place in history and the genius that created it.
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The Sagrada Familia: Gaudi's Heaven on Earth

by Gijs van Hensbergen
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Sensual and softly surreal, the nude photography of Ralph Gibson frames the female form both organically and graphically, referencing art history while also innovating in the arena of erotic imagery, at once summoning visceral sensation and calling out for tactile attention. Thumb through this exquisite tribute to the contours and ...
Ralph Gibson. Nude
Sensual and softly surreal, the nude photography of Ralph Gibson frames the female form both organically and graphically, referencing art history while also innovating in the arena of erotic imagery, at once summoning visceral sensation and calling out for tactile attention. Thumb through this exquisite tribute to the contours and curves of womanhood and experience the intimacy of the photographic lens.Reviving TASCHEN's sold-out Collector's Edition, this tribute gathers the best of Gibson's exquisite nudes alongside some of his most recent works in an accessible, revised format, complete with a fresh in-depth interview by Eric Fischl. Strikingly graphic, meticulously composed, and loaded with subtle provocations, the master photographer's mysterious, dreamlike images pay homage to greats such as Man Ray and Edward Weston, while continually pursuing new frontiers. A photographer once said that beauty in women is endless. Perhaps it was I who said it. [...] I love photographing women and could say that the form of the female body is absolute and perfect. -Ralph Gibson
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68.25 USD

Ralph Gibson. Nude

by Unknown, Eric Fischl
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Japan is equally as well known for its ecologically-sensitive traditional homes as it is for cutting-edge technology. This book brings you 19 contemporary Japanese houses which epitomize the state of sustainable architecture in Japan. With over 250 high-definition colour photos, drawings, and floor plans, alongside lively, informative text, this Japanese ...
Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green
Japan is equally as well known for its ecologically-sensitive traditional homes as it is for cutting-edge technology. This book brings you 19 contemporary Japanese houses which epitomize the state of sustainable architecture in Japan. With over 250 high-definition colour photos, drawings, and floor plans, alongside lively, informative text, this Japanese design book offers a picture of green living in contemporary Japan and provides inspiration and practical ideas for those creating homes in North America and beyond. Each project presents different aspects of Japan's current movement toward a more environmentally friendly living environment, as well as its world-renowned emphasis on fine craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Eco Living Japan is informative and enjoyable for both professional architects and designers and forward-thinking homeowners. Anyone with an interest in Japanese design or new concepts in sustainable living will find fresh ideas for their own home projects. Thanks to a highly insightful text from Deanna Macdonald, a leading expert on Japanese architecture, this book offers a comprehensive look at the Japanese take on green architecture. It provides new inspiration and ideas for architects and homeowners around the world who wish to create an ecologically-minded home. These homes work in harmony with the environment and with the people who inhabit them representing green design at its finest.
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Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green

by Deanna MacDonald
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This collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners addresses a timely and essential question: How can we design, plan, and sustain built environments that will foster health and healing? With a salutogenic (health-promoting) focus, Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces addresses a range of contemporary issues, including health equity, biophilic cities, ...
Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces: Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design
This collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners addresses a timely and essential question: How can we design, plan, and sustain built environments that will foster health and healing? With a salutogenic (health-promoting) focus, Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces addresses a range of contemporary issues, including health equity, biophilic cities, healthcare facility design, environmental health, aging in place, and food systems planning.
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Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces: Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design

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Making Things reviews the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects since its establishment in 1991, by presenting twenty projects from across varied design platforms. Sixteen of these projects feature houses, commissioned over a twenty-five year period, and are complemented by and contrasted with an additional four projects that were self-initiated, ...
Making Things: Jay Baker Architects
Making Things reviews the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects since its establishment in 1991, by presenting twenty projects from across varied design platforms. Sixteen of these projects feature houses, commissioned over a twenty-five year period, and are complemented by and contrasted with an additional four projects that were self-initiated, ranging from the design of a toy to a public park. Uniting these discernably diverse projects is a common denominator. Baker's work contributes to his belief that in order to make things well, it is necessary to serve the integrity of an idea, ensuring greater incisiveness in response to design challenges. The body of work presented in Making Things extols the virtue of creating fit, particularly when working in multifarious contexts. Opening the book is an appraisal of Baker's comprised life's work by esteemed historian, Stephen Fox.
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Making Things: Jay Baker Architects

by Jay Baker
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Brutalist architecture is ever-present in the British urban landscape, from car parks and bus garages to schools, universities and cultural centres, from the small college campus to vast residential mega-structures. Taken from the French phrase `beton brut', meaning raw concrete, the name brutalism identified an emerging style of angular and ...
Brutalism
Brutalist architecture is ever-present in the British urban landscape, from car parks and bus garages to schools, universities and cultural centres, from the small college campus to vast residential mega-structures. Taken from the French phrase `beton brut', meaning raw concrete, the name brutalism identified an emerging style of angular and sculptural form and rough, exposed industrial materials. The pioneering architects of the style such as Peter and Alison Smithson, Erno Goldfinger and the Owen Luder Partnership optimistically believed they were forging a new utopia. Their confidence is apparent in the uncompromising, bold, even bolshy buildings such as London's South Bank Centre, Hunstanton School, Preston bus station and Portsmouth's Tricorn Centre that came to define the architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. After decades of vilification, brutalism is today enjoying a resurgence of popularity and the original principles of the movement are being rediscovered and reappraised, although it still divides public opinion. This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with brutalism in all its variety.
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15.34 USD

Brutalism

by Billy Reading
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Of the many large-scale sculpture and art parks in the world, including Marfa, Storm King, Tickon, Yorkshire, Ekebergparken, Hakone, and Foundation Maeght, none is more ambitious in vision and scale than Tippet Rise, an 11,500-acre arts venue in south-central Montana, nor in a more spectacular setting. Nestled in the mountains ...
Tippet Rise Art Center
Of the many large-scale sculpture and art parks in the world, including Marfa, Storm King, Tickon, Yorkshire, Ekebergparken, Hakone, and Foundation Maeght, none is more ambitious in vision and scale than Tippet Rise, an 11,500-acre arts venue in south-central Montana, nor in a more spectacular setting. Nestled in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park, the sprawling arts venue, opened in 2016 by philanthropists Cathy and Peter Halstead, celebrates the union of land, art, architecture, and music, bringing concerts by world-renowned musicians and large-scale sculpture by artists like Alexander Calder, Patrick Dougherty, Mark di Suvero, Ensamble Studio, and Stephen Talasnik to a breathtaking destination. Tippet Rise is the first book on this unique arts venue; With over 200 stunning color plates, it's the next best thing to an actual visit, which should be on the to-do list of every art, architecture, and music lover. This landmark monograph includes essays by the founders, statements by the featured artists and musician Steven Hough, and poems by Peter Halstead.
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Tippet Rise Art Center

by Cathy
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This collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners addresses a timely and essential question: How can we design, plan, and sustain built environments that will foster health and healing? With a salutogenic (health-promoting) focus, Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces addresses a range of contemporary issues, including health equity, biophilic cities, ...
Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces: Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design
This collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners addresses a timely and essential question: How can we design, plan, and sustain built environments that will foster health and healing? With a salutogenic (health-promoting) focus, Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces addresses a range of contemporary issues, including health equity, biophilic cities, healthcare facility design, environmental health, aging in place, and food systems planning.
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36.750000 USD

Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces: Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design

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Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental ...
Cabins
Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode.This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, explores how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions. As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces.The cabins selected for this publication emphasize the variety of the genre, both in terms of usage and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this survey is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations. Constant throughout, however, is architectural innovation, and an inspiring sense of contemplation and coexistence as people return to nature and to a less destructive model of being in the world.
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25.60 USD

Cabins

by Philip Jodidio
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This updated guide to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum charts new pathways through the beloved institution's superb collection. Gardner, a trail-blazing American who was among the most prominent patrons of her day, built a Venetian-inspired palazzo in Boston to share her exquisite and thought-provoking art objects from diverse cultures and ...
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide
This updated guide to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum charts new pathways through the beloved institution's superb collection. Gardner, a trail-blazing American who was among the most prominent patrons of her day, built a Venetian-inspired palazzo in Boston to share her exquisite and thought-provoking art objects from diverse cultures and eras. She hosted luminaries in the worlds of music, dance, and literature, and supported such famed artists as Henry James and John Singer Sargent. The authors look at masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Titian, and others, as well as hidden treasures, including decorative arts, correspondence, and photographs. Rather than positioning the museum simply as a historical gem, they present it as a site for forging connections between past and present and reinforcing the founder's legacy of sustaining contemporary art, music, and education. Featuring all-new photography, the book captures the uniqueness of this museum, helping us consider anew what the museum meant in Gardner's time and what it means in ours.
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide

by Nathaniel Silver, Casey Riley, Christina M. Nielsen
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**Pointing persistently to heaven: A guide to UK cathedrals** Power, glory, bloodshed, prayer: cathedrals in the UK are as much about human drama as spiritual sanctuary, as much about political wrangling as religious fervour. From Christian beginnings in the Middle Ages through Reformation, Renaissance and Modernity, the great cathedrals of ...
Cathedrals of Britain: London and the South East
**Pointing persistently to heaven: A guide to UK cathedrals** Power, glory, bloodshed, prayer: cathedrals in the UK are as much about human drama as spiritual sanctuary, as much about political wrangling as religious fervour. From Christian beginnings in the Middle Ages through Reformation, Renaissance and Modernity, the great cathedrals of Britain have been both battleground and place of quiet reflection; created for the glory of God for sure, but also for the glory of men. There s a litany of great deeds and a list of secrets tied up in our national cathedrals and all are revealed within our guides, the ideal companions to the stories behind the greatest cathedrals of all. Whether you are travelling to view the buildings themselves or being an armchair enthusiast, let us take you on a journey. **Book Two: London and the South East** Four out of six of the cathedrals in this book were created for God and the Church of Rome, five now answer to the Queen of England. And the seventh isn t in fact a cathedral at all, though you ll see why it takes its place among these hallowed buildings. From tiny timber churches that grew into magnificent cathedrals, from a Catholic faith turned Protestant, the story of these cathedrals, some of the foremost in Britain, is tumultuous, awe-inspiring and splattered with violence. They count among their numbers the oldest cathedral in England and the oldest religious sites in Britain. Many were established in the glory days of cathedral building under the rule of William the Conqueror from the 11th century. But their foundations go back much earlier; to small churches, priories and monasteries. Some may have been Roman temples. Pre-dating that, it s likely many were Pagan shrines and places of worship.
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Cathedrals of Britain: London and the South East

by Bernadette Fallon
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For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation. In her thought-provoking and generously illustrated new book, Alison Hoagland looks ...
The Log Cabin: An American Icon
For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation. In her thought-provoking and generously illustrated new book, Alison Hoagland looks at this once-common dwelling as a practical shelter solution-easy to construct, built on the frontier's abundance of trees, and not necessarily meant to be permanent-and its evolving place in the public memory. Hoagland shows how the log cabin was a uniquely adaptable symbol, responsive to the needs of the cultural moment. It served as the noble birthplace of presidents, but it was also seen as the basest form of housing, accommodating the lowly poor. It functioned as a paragon of domesticity, but it was also a basic element in the life of striving and wandering. Held up as a triumph of westward expansion, it was also perceived as a building type to be discarded in favor of more civilized forms. In the twentieth century, the log cabin became ingrained in popular culture, serving as second homes and motels, as well as restaurants and shops striking a rustic note. The romantic view of the past, combined with the log cabin's simplicity, solidity, and compatibility with nature, has made it an enduring architectural and cultural icon. Preparation of this volume has been supported by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.
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41.480000 USD

The Log Cabin: An American Icon

by Alison K. Hoagland
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This latest addition to the Architecture Today series presents exciting contemporary commercial and industrial design projects by thirty professional architects from around the world. Bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques, hotels, cafes...the role that architecture plays in branding, marketing, and the ultimate success or failure of commercial ventures cannot be underestimated. ...
Architecture Today: Commercial Spaces
This latest addition to the Architecture Today series presents exciting contemporary commercial and industrial design projects by thirty professional architects from around the world. Bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques, hotels, cafes...the role that architecture plays in branding, marketing, and the ultimate success or failure of commercial ventures cannot be underestimated. Indeed, the relationship between the design of commercial spaces and customer behaviour is an increasingly researched and highly specialised subject. More than 500 full-colour photographs and 200 technical drawings and plans of more than 100 magnificent works by thirty of the most notable international architects are included in this valuable resource for landscape designers and architects.
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59.72 USD

Architecture Today: Commercial Spaces

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The town of Verulamium was one of the three most important Roman settlements in Britain and was also the site of the execution of the first British Christian martyr St Alban. The town fell into decline following the departure of the Roman army in the fifth century; however, in the ...
St Albans in 50 Buildings
The town of Verulamium was one of the three most important Roman settlements in Britain and was also the site of the execution of the first British Christian martyr St Alban. The town fell into decline following the departure of the Roman army in the fifth century; however, in the early medieval period a monastery was established at the shrine of St Alban and the town grew around it. Following the Norman Conquest the monastery was rebuilt and it became one of the leading abbeys of the land. During the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII many of the abbey buildings were destroyed, but the church was taken over by the town and survives as the cathedral today. Present-day St Albans is again thriving, and a number of noteworthy modern buildings stand alongside its historical structures. St Albans in 50 Buildingsexplores the history of this fascinating city through a selection of its most interesting buildings. Just some of those included are the Roman theatre, the Verulamium Museum, the cathedral, various churches, the medieval Kingsbury Barn, the seventeenth-century Pemberton Almshouses, the Georgian Romeland House and Abbey Mills, and the nineteenth-century Town Hall. This book will help you to discover the architectural treasures St Albans has to offer.
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25.58 USD

St Albans in 50 Buildings

by Kate Morris
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The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building. While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it ...
Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.

While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.

In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

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27.00 USD

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

by Roma Agrawal
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In only a decade, Macau has exploded from a sleepy backwater to the world's casino capital. It was bound to happen. Macau, a former Portuguese colony that became a special administrative region within the People's Republic of China in 1999, was the only place in China where gambling was legal. ...
Macau and the Casino Complex
In only a decade, Macau has exploded from a sleepy backwater to the world's casino capital. It was bound to happen. Macau, a former Portuguese colony that became a special administrative region within the People's Republic of China in 1999, was the only place in China where gambling was legal. With a consumer base of 1.3 billion mainland Chinese deprived of casino gambling, and the world's largest growing consumer class, international corporations rushed in to enter the games. As a result, the casino influx has permanently transformed the Macau peninsula: its ocean reclaimed, hillside excavated, roads congested, air polluted, and glimmering hotel towers tossed into the skyline, dwarfing the 19th century church towers. Essays by a number of experts give a deeper insight on topics ranging from the myth of the Chinese gambler, the role of feng shui in casino design, the city's struggle with heritage conservation, the politics of land reclamation, and the effect of the casino industry on the public realm. Drawings and photographs in vivid color visualize Macau's patchwork of distinct urban enclaves: from downtown casinos, their neon-blasting storefronts eclipsing adjacent homes and schools, to the palatial complexes along a new highway, a Las Vegas-style strip. They also reveal how developers go to great lengths to impress the gambler with gimmicks such as fluorescent lighting, botanic gardens, feng shui dragon statues, cast members' costumes, Chinese art imitations, and crystal chandelier-decked elevators. It is a book that helps readers grasp the complex process of the development of the casino industry and its overall impact on the social and architectural fabric of the first and last colonial enclave in China.
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26.200000 USD

Macau and the Casino Complex

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Self-taught Georgia artist Eddie Owens Martin (1908-86), known as St. EOM, created a visionary art site called Pasaquan in the mid-1950s in Marion County, Georgia. Covering seven acres, this evocative and fanciful site has captured the imaginations of thousands of visitors. Pasaquan includes six buildings connected by concrete walls, all ...
St. EOM in the Land of Pasaquan: The Life and Times and Art of Eddie Owens Martin
Self-taught Georgia artist Eddie Owens Martin (1908-86), known as St. EOM, created a visionary art site called Pasaquan in the mid-1950s in Marion County, Georgia. Covering seven acres, this evocative and fanciful site has captured the imaginations of thousands of visitors. Pasaquan includes six buildings connected by concrete walls, all of which are adorned with the artist's vibrant, psychedelic folk art of bold, transfixing patterns, spiritual and tribal imagery, and exuberant depictions of nature. According to St. EOM, his art arose from a vision he experienced in his mid-twenties, while suffering from a high fever. The first of many visionary experiences, it featured a godlike being who offered to be Martin's spiritual guide. Subsequent visions inspired him to begin making art and, eventually, to create a spiritual compound dedicated to a peaceful future for humankind. St. EOM enlarged his house to twice its original size by adding a long rear section covered inside and out with his rainbow-hued murals, mandalas, and relief sculptures. On the grounds he built a series of structures including a circular dance platform, some small temples, several totems, and a two-story pagoda, all in his wildly ornamental style. He also created more than two thousand freestanding pieces, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings. In the thirty years since St. EOM's death, the Pasaquan Preservation Society worked to preserve the compound, which had fallen into neglect. In 2014 the Kohler Foundation and Columbus State University partnered with the society to restore the visionary art site for future generations. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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36.700000 USD

St. EOM in the Land of Pasaquan: The Life and Times and Art of Eddie Owens Martin

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Until May 2017, Robert Crumb was simply lauded as the greatest underground artist. Then his cover drawing for the 1969 comic Fritz the Cat sold for a record $ 717,000, the highest price ever realized for any comic, and concepts of under- and aboveground went out the window. Now everything ...
Robert Crumb. Sketchbook, Vol. 3: 1975-1982
Until May 2017, Robert Crumb was simply lauded as the greatest underground artist. Then his cover drawing for the 1969 comic Fritz the Cat sold for a record $ 717,000, the highest price ever realized for any comic, and concepts of under- and aboveground went out the window. Now everything Crumb is fast increasing in value; the perfect time for R. Crumb Sketchbook, Volume 3: Jan. 1975-Dec. 1982.Combining volumes 5 and 6 from the second R. Crumb Sketchbook boxed set, and produced directly from the original artworks now belonging to an ardent French collector, this is one big 444-page Crumb feast for way less than his rare originals. Among the hundreds of subjects included are Crumb's move to rural California, his marriage to Aline Kominsky, the birth of daughter Sophie, as well as further adventures of Mr. Natural, mischievous Snoids, Arcade comics strips, political discontent, existential angst, huge powerful women, geeky little guys, Mao Tse Tung, Mick Jagger and moral outrage, all wrapped up in a quality hard cover featuring front and back illustrations newly hand-colored by Crumb himself.
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Robert Crumb. Sketchbook, Vol. 3: 1975-1982

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So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it's nearly impossible to improve upon. Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding fresh approaches to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old. Whether it's a pristinely preserved traditional house or a sleek modern apartment, the best Japanese ...
Living in Japan
So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it's nearly impossible to improve upon. Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding fresh approaches to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old. Whether it's a pristinely preserved traditional house or a sleek modern apartment, the best Japanese homes share a love of cleverly designed spaces and warm materials like wood, brick, and bamboo.From a thatched roof farmhouse occupied by a Zen priest to Tadao Ando's experimental 4x4 House, from Shigeru Ban's conceptual Shutter House to a beautiful domestic homage to bamboo, this elegant compendium traverses the multifaceted landscape of Japanese living today.Enriched by 170 brand new, unpublished photographs, this re-edition takes you on breathtaking journey through the Land of the Rising Sun-complete with a list of addresses, should you wish to undertake this journey to Japan's most fascinating inns and homes yourself. An insightful glossary of key terms, such as tatami, shoji, and noren, will also help you come to grips with all elements of Japan's unique aesthetic of Eastern minimalism.
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25.60 USD

Living in Japan

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Sensitively balancing historic preservation with contemporary innovation, Ahearn's timeless houses feel deeply connected to the stylistic character of their locales, even as their programs and plans celebrate how we live now. In these pages, Ahearn takes us on a journey through the award-winning private residences and public environments that he ...
Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living
Sensitively balancing historic preservation with contemporary innovation, Ahearn's timeless houses feel deeply connected to the stylistic character of their locales, even as their programs and plans celebrate how we live now. In these pages, Ahearn takes us on a journey through the award-winning private residences and public environments that he has created over his 45-year career. He entertainingly explains how his uniquely urbanistic point of view and novel, narrative-driven process help clients live out their dreams, in homes that recall the past, engage with the present, and look to the future.
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Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living

by Patrick Ahearn
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Liverpool has gained a national and international reputation for popular music, most recently recognised in its designation as a UNESCO City of Music. This book examines Liverpool's popular music through the history of the places where it has been performed and examines their role and significance. It explores the richness ...
Liverpool's Musical Landscapes
Liverpool has gained a national and international reputation for popular music, most recently recognised in its designation as a UNESCO City of Music. This book examines Liverpool's popular music through the history of the places where it has been performed and examines their role and significance. It explores the richness of Liverpool's live performance scene and tells a story of changing music sites, sounds and experiences. In doing so it highlights music's contribution to the city's history and identity, and in turn shows how the city's architectural and urban form has shaped its musical life and character. The book shows how music is bound up with changes in the social, cultural and economic life of cities more generally, particularly provincial, 'post-industrial' cities in the UK, Europe and US. It also highlights the significance of places that enable people to come together and collectively participate in music events. The book touches on groups and artists involved with many diverse musical style and brings new and fascinating information on well-known historic venues such as the Cavern Club and the Blue Angel, as well as new ones such as the Echo Arena. With a glossary of artists and venues, previously unpublished photographs, illustrations and music maps. Liverpool's musical landscapes are investigated in unprecedented detail and depth.
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51.19 USD

Liverpool's Musical Landscapes

by Robert Kronenburg, Sarah Cohen
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This monograph covers 20 years of work by Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners, which traces its roots to the Chicago practice started by Mies van der Rohe in 1938. Large-scale colour photographs and drawings of projects worldwide, including Abu Dhabi Global Market Square in the United Arab Emirates, China Diamond ...
Goettsch Partners: Selected Works
This monograph covers 20 years of work by Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners, which traces its roots to the Chicago practice started by Mies van der Rohe in 1938. Large-scale colour photographs and drawings of projects worldwide, including Abu Dhabi Global Market Square in the United Arab Emirates, China Diamond Exchange Center in Shangai, and Zurich North America Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, illustrate the firm's emphasis on bold, clear designs and an acute attention to detail. Other featured projects include commercial high-rises, corporate headquarters, hotel and residential complexes, mixed-use developments, institutional facilities, and works of historic renovation and adaptive reuse. Engaging descriptions of the various designs discuss design objectives in the context of program and budget. Known for a strong base of work in Chicago, Goettsch Partners has offices in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi and a body of work in cities around the globe. AUTHOR: Architecture firm Goettsch Partners, based in Chicago with offices in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, combines seasoned experience with a passion for exploration and innovation. Completed projects span five continents and represent a diverse range of types and sizes. In addition to numerous awards, Goettsch was named the 2013 AIA Chicago Firm of the Year. SELLING POINTS: * Recipient of 2013 AIA Chicago Firm of the Year, Goettsch Partners is an important player in international architecture * The firm's first book in more than 10 years, and a complement to their original monograph, published in 2007 * A concentration of high-profile commercial buildings and towers are featured around the globe, as well as select high-profile institutional and other assignments in Chicago 200 colour, 50 b/w images
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68.250000 USD

Goettsch Partners: Selected Works

by Goettsch Parnters
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The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers is an annual competition, a series of lectures, an exhibition, and a publication, all organised by the Architectural League of New York and its Young Architects and Designers Committee. The 2016 competition theme, (im)permanence, asked entrants to consider the form and ...
Young Architects: (Im)Permanence: No. 18
The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers is an annual competition, a series of lectures, an exhibition, and a publication, all organised by the Architectural League of New York and its Young Architects and Designers Committee. The 2016 competition theme, (im)permanence, asked entrants to consider the form and meaning of impermanence or permanence in their work. Projects by six winners respond to current aspects of society, economy, and policy, or invent systems of order that acknowledge the relationship of architecture to time. 2016 winners: Neeraj Bhatia, The Open Workshop, San Francisco, CA; Yves de Fontenay and Hubert Pelletier, Pelletier de Fontenay, Montreal, Canada; Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis, Ultramoderne, Providence, RI; Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, DESIGN EARTH, Cambridge, MA and Ann Arbor, MI; Juan Alfonso Garduno Jardon, G3 Arquitectos, Queretaro, Mexico; Mete Sonmez and Neyran Turan, NEMESTUDIO, San Francisco, CA.
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34.04 USD

Young Architects: (Im)Permanence: No. 18

by The Architectural League of New York
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Building Lean, Building BIM is the essential guide for any construction company that wants to implement Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to gain a strategic edge over their competition. The first of its kind, the book outlines the principles of Lean, the functionality of BIM, and the interactions ...
Building Lean, Building BIM: Improving Construction the Tidhar Way
Building Lean, Building BIM is the essential guide for any construction company that wants to implement Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to gain a strategic edge over their competition. The first of its kind, the book outlines the principles of Lean, the functionality of BIM, and the interactions between the two, illustrating them through the story of how Tidhar Construction has implemented Lean Construction and BIM in a concerted effort over four years. Tidhar is a small/medium-size construction company that pioneered a way of working that gave it a profit margin unheard of in its market. The company's story serves as a case study for explanation of the various facets of Lean Construction and BIM. Each chapter defines a principle of Lean and/or BIM, describes the achievements and failures in Tidhar's implementation based on the experiences of the key people involved, and reviews the relevant background and theory. The implementation at Tidhar has not been a pure success, but by examining their motives alongside their achievements and failures, readers will learn about what pitfalls and pinnacles to expect. A number of chapters also compare the experience of Tidhar with those of other companies who are leaders in their fields, such as Skanska and DPR. This book is highly relevant and useful to a wide range of readers from the construction industry, especially those who are frustrated with the inefficiencies in their companies and construction projects. It is also essential reading for Lean and BIM enthusiasts, researchers and students from a variety of industries and backgrounds.
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85.30 USD

Building Lean, Building BIM: Improving Construction the Tidhar Way

by Ronen Barak, Samuel Korb, Rafael Sacks
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It's a Gas!: The Allure of the Gas Station
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It's a Gas!: The Allure of the Gas Station

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Sand Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Sand Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
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