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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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18.75 USD

The Sagrada Familia: Gaudi's Heaven on Earth

by Gijs van Hensbergen
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Reconstructing modernity assesses the character of approaches to rebuilding British cities during the decades after the Second World War. It explores the strategies of spatial governance that sought to restructure society and looks at the cast of characters who shaped these processes. It challenges traditional views of urban modernism and ...
Reconstructing Modernity: Space, Power and Governance in Mid-Twentieth Century British Cities
Reconstructing modernity assesses the character of approaches to rebuilding British cities during the decades after the Second World War. It explores the strategies of spatial governance that sought to restructure society and looks at the cast of characters who shaped these processes. It challenges traditional views of urban modernism and sheds new light on the importance of the immediate post-war for the trajectory of planned urban renewal in twentieth century. It examines plans and policies designed to produce and govern lived spaces- shopping centers, housing estates, parks, schools and homes - and shows how and why they succeeded or failed. It demonstrates how the material space of the city and how people used and experienced it was crucial in understanding historical change in urban contexts. The book is aimed at those interested in urban modernism, the use of space in town planning, the urban histories of post-war Britain and of social housing.
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127.97 USD

Reconstructing Modernity: Space, Power and Governance in Mid-Twentieth Century British Cities

by James Greenhalgh
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The Chesapeake region of eastern Virginia and Maryland offers a wealth of evidence for readers and researchers who want to discover what life was like in early America. In this eagerly anticipated volume, Camille Wells, one of the foremost experts on eighteenth-century Virginia architecture, gathers the discoveries unearthed during a ...
Material Witnesses: Domestic Architecture and Plantation Landscapes in Early Virginia
The Chesapeake region of eastern Virginia and Maryland offers a wealth of evidence for readers and researchers who want to discover what life was like in early America. In this eagerly anticipated volume, Camille Wells, one of the foremost experts on eighteenth-century Virginia architecture, gathers the discoveries unearthed during a career spent studying the buildings and plantations across this geographic area. Drawing on the skills and insights of archaeologists and architectural historians to uncover and make sense of layers of construction and reconstruction, as well as material evidence and records ranging from ceramics, furniture, and textiles to estate inventories and newspaper advertisements, Wells poses meaningful questions about the past and proposes new ways to understand the origins of American society.The research gathered in this cohesive and engaging collection views the wider history of the colonial and early national periods through the lens of lauded as well as previously unrecorded sites in the Tidewater and Piedmont regions. The subjects are equally wide-ranging, from the way domestic architecture articulates problems and possibilities that found forceful expression in the Revolution; to the values and choices made by those who lived in unprepossessing circumstances as well as those who built statement gentry houses intended to dominate the landscape. Other essays address the challenges of discovering historically accurate room functions and furnishings as well as the way Colonial Revival attitudes still dominate much of what is imagined about the early Virginia past. Taken together, these beautifully written and accessible essays will be essential reading for those interested in architecture, material culture, and the ways they reveal the complexities of the nation's history.
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41.480000 USD

Material Witnesses: Domestic Architecture and Plantation Landscapes in Early Virginia

by Camille Wells
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This is the first of two volumes dealing with the major research excavations on the Chester Amphitheatre in 2004-2006. The amphitheatre was discovered in 1929 and partially excavated in the 1970s, after which the northern half was laid out as a public monument. Subsequent questions about the future of the ...
The Roman Amphitheatre of Chester: The Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology: Volume 1
This is the first of two volumes dealing with the major research excavations on the Chester Amphitheatre in 2004-2006. The amphitheatre was discovered in 1929 and partially excavated in the 1970s, after which the northern half was laid out as a public monument. Subsequent questions about the future of the site and the original interpretation prompted the recent work which was part funded by English Heritage and the (then) Chester City Council. The first amphitheatre was built in the 70s AD. It had a stone outer wall with external stairs and timber framed seating, the structure of which can be reconstructed. The second amphitheatre was built concentrically around the first, sealing deposits relating to the behaviour of spectators and the economy of spectacles in the first building. Amphitheatre 2, probably built in the later second century, was the largest and most impressive amphitheatre in Britain, featuring elaborate entrances, internal stairs and decorative pilasters on the outer wall. Although heavily robbed, sufficient survives to enable a confident architectural reconstruction to be proposed. Arena furniture hints at the type of spectacles that took place here. Beneath the seating banks of the amphitheatres evidence for prehistoric settlement was recovered - the first substantial prehistoric archaeology to be found in Chester. Occupation began with a Mesolithic phase, followed by a Middle Iron Age agricultural settlement and finally Late Iron Age cord-rig ploughing. This fully integrated volume tells the story of the site from the Mesolithic to the end of the life of the amphitheatre. It contains full stratigraphic and structural detail, including CGI reconstruction of Amphitheatre 2, artefactual and ecofactual evidence, and takes account of the findings of all excavations on the site since 1929. A second volume will deal with the robbing and reuse of the amphitheatre in the post Roman period, and the development of the medieval and post-medieval urban landscape of the site.
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51.19 USD

The Roman Amphitheatre of Chester: The Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology: Volume 1

by Dan Garner, Tony Wilmott
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Thomas Hardy's architectural career is not considered a success. Seen usually as a mere prelude to his literary output, it is most often summed up by reference to the 'shockingly' suburban home he built himself at Max Gate. But in this new work, Professor Kester Rattenbury argues the opposite: that ...
The Wessex Project: Thomas Hardy, Architect: 2018
Thomas Hardy's architectural career is not considered a success. Seen usually as a mere prelude to his literary output, it is most often summed up by reference to the 'shockingly' suburban home he built himself at Max Gate. But in this new work, Professor Kester Rattenbury argues the opposite: that far from being incidental, Hardy's architectural thinking is integral to a full understanding of his life's work. This is the first time Hardy's life and legacy have been studied by a fellow architectural writer and critic. Reconstructed from the wealth of little-known drawings, photographs, experimental illustrations and modest built work he produced or oversaw, and an architecturally-biased re-reading of his novels, this book sets out a startling new vision of Thomas Hardy's work, and how it has shaped England in fact and fiction. The Wessex Project exposes the architectural thinking and invention underlying Hardy's novels. It shows how his famous imaginary realm Wessex can be seen as a forerunner of the experimental architectural projects of our own times - in which architects weave together design, description, polemic, and images of both real and imagined spaces, to form highly developed and challenging unbuilt projects, published in books designed to change the way we see the world. The book makes a compelling case for listing Hardy among the greatest of all conceptual architects, as well as recognising him as one of the most influential and active conservationists and architectural critics of all time. This radical new perspective gives Hardy's many readers a chance, at last, to see Wessex as the author himself constructed it: through architectural eyes.
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59.72 USD

The Wessex Project: Thomas Hardy, Architect: 2018

by Kester Rattenbury
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The Log Cabin: An American Icon
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41.480000 USD

The Log Cabin: An American Icon

by Alison K. Hoagland
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A skyscraper one mile high, a dome covering most of downtown Manhattan, a triumphal arch in the form of an elephant: some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that never got built. These are the projects in which architects took materials to the ...
The Phantom Architecture
A skyscraper one mile high, a dome covering most of downtown Manhattan, a triumphal arch in the form of an elephant: some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that never got built. These are the projects in which architects took materials to the limits, explored challenging new ideas, defied conventions, and pointed the way towards the future. Some of them are architectural masterpieces, some simply delightful flights of fancy. It was not usually poor design that stymied them - politics, inadequate funding, or a client who chose a 'safe' option rather than a daring vision were all things that could stop a project leaving the drawing board. These unbuilt buildings include the grand projects that acted as architectural calling cards, experimental designs that stretch technology, visions for the future of the city, and articles of architectural faith. Structures like Buckminster Fuller's dome over New York or Frank Lloyd Wright's mile-high tower can seem impossibly daring. But they also point to buildings that came decades later, to the Eden Project and the Shard. Some of those unbuilt wonders are buildings of great beauty and individual form like Etienne-Louis Boullee's enormous spherical monument to Isaac Newton; some, such as the city plans of Le Corbusier, seem to want to teach us how to live; some, like El Lissitsky's 'horizontal skyscrapers' and Gaudi's curvaceous New York hotel, turn architectural convention upside-down; some, such as Archigram's Walking City and Plug-in City, are bizarre and inspiring by turns. All are captured in this magnificently illustrated book.
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42.66 USD

The Phantom Architecture

by Philip Wilkinson
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Portals: Gates, Stiles, Windows, Bridges & Other Crossings
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14.700000 USD

Portals: Gates, Stiles, Windows, Bridges & Other Crossings

by Philippa Lewis
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The streets and public spaces of London are rich with statues and monuments commemorating the city's great figures and events - from Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square and Sir Christopher Wren's Great Fire Monument to the charming Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens. Executed in stone, bronze and a range ...
London's Statues and Monuments
The streets and public spaces of London are rich with statues and monuments commemorating the city's great figures and events - from Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square and Sir Christopher Wren's Great Fire Monument to the charming Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens. Executed in stone, bronze and a range of other materials, London's statues and monuments include work by some of the world's greatest sculptors, such as Edwin Lutyens and Sir Christopher Wren. This newly revised book takes account of the many new statues erected between 2012 and 2017, including those of Mary Seacole at St Thomas' Hospital and Amy Winehouse in Camden, and is a fully illustrated guide to the works and their stories: sometimes surprising and occasionally controversial, but always fascinating.
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22.17 USD

London's Statues and Monuments

by Peter Matthews
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The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves ...
Shadow-Makers: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture
The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves together a rich narrative - combining close readings of significant buildings both ancient and modern with architectural theory and art history - to reveal the key places and moments where shadows shaped architecture in distinctive and dynamic ways. It shows how shadows are used as an architectural instrument of form, composition, and visual effect, while also exploring the deeper cultural context - tracing differing conceptions of their meaning and symbolism, whether as places of refuge, devotion, terror, occult practice, sublime experience or as metaphors of the unconscious. Within a chronological framework encompassing medieval, baroque, enlightenment, sublime, picturesque, and modernist movements, a wide range of topics are explored, from Hawksmoor's London churches, Japanese temple complexes and the shade-patterns of Islamic cities, to Ruskin in Venice and Aldo Rossi and Louis Kahn in the 20th century. This beautifully-illustrated study seeks to understand the work of these shadow-makers through their drawings, their writings, and through the masterpieces they built.
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107.100000 USD
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The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves ...
Shadow-Makers: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture
The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves together a rich narrative - combining close readings of significant buildings both ancient and modern with architectural theory and art history - to reveal the key places and moments where shadows shaped architecture in distinctive and dynamic ways. It shows how shadows are used as an architectural instrument of form, composition, and visual effect, while also exploring the deeper cultural context - tracing differing conceptions of their meaning and symbolism, whether as places of refuge, devotion, terror, occult practice, sublime experience or as metaphors of the unconscious. Within a chronological framework encompassing medieval, baroque, enlightenment, sublime, picturesque, and modernist movements, a wide range of topics are explored, from Hawksmoor's London churches, Japanese temple complexes and the shade-patterns of Islamic cities, to Ruskin in Venice and Aldo Rossi and Louis Kahn in the 20th century. This beautifully-illustrated study seeks to understand the work of these shadow-makers through their drawings, their writings, and through the masterpieces they built.
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42.64 USD

Shadow-Makers: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture

by Stephen Kite
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This comprehensive interior design book showcases the best in Balinese architecture with over 280 photographs and insightful commentary.Bali Living is a unique selection of 21 cutting-edge private homes, rental properties, restaurant and wedding facilities, a sports complex and villas. Traditional Balinese compound architecture is evident throughout, but most of the ...
Bali Living: Innovative Tropical Design
This comprehensive interior design book showcases the best in Balinese architecture with over 280 photographs and insightful commentary.Bali Living is a unique selection of 21 cutting-edge private homes, rental properties, restaurant and wedding facilities, a sports complex and villas. Traditional Balinese compound architecture is evident throughout, but most of the buildings included are contemporary structures that reinterpret old forms and materials in new and exciting ways. Glass and metal have replaced alang-alang and bamboo, but in some cases the old materials are referenced and used in new ways. The interiors are highlighted with a great selection of furniture, artwork, sculpture, paintings and more from local Balinese designers and shops. A dreamer's book come true, Bali Living is an inspiration for anyone interested in home design and architecture.
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31.450000 USD

Bali Living: Innovative Tropical Design

by Kim Inglis, Gianni Francione
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British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed - at least in the eyes of foreigners - our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, ...
British Embassies: Their Diplomatic and Architectural History
British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed - at least in the eyes of foreigners - our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, or secure compounds in the Middle East, they all have stories to tell and reveal the changing face of British diplomacy. British Embassies is a large format picture book with an authoritative text, by the author of Great Houses of London. The book will cover High Commissions, Government Houses, Residencies and Embassies in 26 countries to provide a wide survey of a subject hitherto unaddressed as a group. They will be a revelation. As well as providing a record of famous historic embassies such as that in Paris, there are a number of post war and contemporary Embassies and Residencies which represent the constant adaptation of British diplomacy to new conditions. The book will offer a mixture of history, architectural description, diplomacy and anecdote, accompanied with specially commissioned photographs by Luke White. This is a unique and glamourous book about British Imperial and post-Imperial architecture. It is a lively and evocative read for anyone interested in the international projection of British power and culture, particularly in connection with the Empire.
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68.25 USD

British Embassies: Their Diplomatic and Architectural History

by James Stourton
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The Construction of the Tower of Babel
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15.700000 USD

The Construction of the Tower of Babel

by Professor Juan Benet
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This monograph details thirty-four major architectural works from Valode and Pistre, including commercial, retail, industrial, and cultural projects. Founded in 1980 by its current directors Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, Valode and Pistre Architects is a highly sought-after architecture and design firm based in Paris. Their predominantly large-scale projects are ...
Valode and Pistre Architects
This monograph details thirty-four major architectural works from Valode and Pistre, including commercial, retail, industrial, and cultural projects. Founded in 1980 by its current directors Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, Valode and Pistre Architects is a highly sought-after architecture and design firm based in Paris. Their predominantly large-scale projects are distinguished by their high degree of diversity from the Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux to the L Oreal factory and more recently the T1 Tower La Defense in Paris. Their innovative designs for the Beaugrenelle Center on the Front of the Seine won the Global Award for Excellence in 2015 for its approach to urban development. The book features works such as the Renault Technocentre near Paris, Las Mercedes business park in Madrid, and a group of hotel towers in Beijing. The book also looks at future projects that were recently awarded to Valode and Pistre a new Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and three stations of the Grand Paris Express transit line.
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110.91 USD

Valode and Pistre Architects

by Philip Jodidio
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Architecture: A Visual History
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31.500000 USD

Architecture: A Visual History

by Jonathan Glancey
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Abandoned France
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51.18 USD

Abandoned France

by Jonglez Publishing
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Make New History, the companion publication to the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, invites speculation on the status and importance of history to architecture today. The book brings together an eminent collection of historians, curators, and practitioners-including Giovanna Borasi, Edward Eigen, Sarah Herda, Robert Somol, Martino Stierli, Philip Ursprung, Jesus Vassallo, ...
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017: Make New History
Make New History, the companion publication to the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, invites speculation on the status and importance of history to architecture today. The book brings together an eminent collection of historians, curators, and practitioners-including Giovanna Borasi, Edward Eigen, Sarah Herda, Robert Somol, Martino Stierli, Philip Ursprung, Jesus Vassallo, and Sarah Whiting-and features over a hundred artists and architects from the exhibition.The 2017 Biennial focuses on the efforts of contemporary architects to align their work with versions of history. From the diverse voices within discipline, it examines the interplay of design and the broadening recall of and access to historical source material. In the realm of building practice, participants interrogate how sites are made up of the historical accumulation of materials, regula- tions, social conventions, and memories. Issues under consideration are the regulation and management of power and identity, what prevails and what does not, and how to recognize the signi cance of untold narratives.
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59.72 USD

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017: Make New History

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Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability
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31.500000 USD

Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

by Aimi Hamraie
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Christ Church, Oxford's largest and arguably grandest college, has awed visitors ever since its foundation by Cardinal Wolsey in 1525: one seventeenth-century visitor said 'it is more like some fine castle, or great palace than a College'. The already impressive site was further enhanced during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ...
The Stones of Christ Church: A History of the Buildings of Christ Church, Oxford
Christ Church, Oxford's largest and arguably grandest college, has awed visitors ever since its foundation by Cardinal Wolsey in 1525: one seventeenth-century visitor said 'it is more like some fine castle, or great palace than a College'. The already impressive site was further enhanced during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by ever more imposing structures, and building has continued up to the present day, sometimes following fashion, sometimes leading the way with new architectural styles. The Stones of Christ Church tells the fascinating story of the college's buildings throughout its five centuries, and of those who brought them into being, from the three great 'builder deans', John Fell, Henry Aldrich and Henry Liddell, to the humble slaters, joiners, bricklayers and stonemasons, and the materials that they worked with. The resulting buildings - Tom Tower, Peckwater Quad, Meadow Buildings and many more - are among the most iconic sights of Oxford today. Judith Curthoys, archivist at Christ Church since 1994, is also the author of The Cardinal's College (Profile, 2012), an in-depth history of this remarkable institution. Her new and impeccably researched study shows how much each generation's buildings, whether grand or humble, can tell us about the history both of the site and of those who occupied it.
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59.72 USD

The Stones of Christ Church: A History of the Buildings of Christ Church, Oxford

by Judith Curthoys
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A pocket-sized guide to nearly 140 of Scotland's most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public. Historical background and architectural details for each of the castles, accompanied by a beautiful colour photograph. Includes the major sites of Edinburgh and Stirling, and covers from as far ...
Scottish Castles: Scotland's most dramatic castles and strongholds (Collins Little Books)
A pocket-sized guide to nearly 140 of Scotland's most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public. Historical background and architectural details for each of the castles, accompanied by a beautiful colour photograph. Includes the major sites of Edinburgh and Stirling, and covers from as far north as Shetland (Muness) to as far south as Dumfries and Galloway (Stranraer), west as far as the Outer Hebrides (Kisimul), and east to Aberdeenshire (Balmoral) Contains an introduction on Scotland's castles - history, description of classification of building type with examples. Includes details on the property's custodianship, whether cared for by Historic Environment Scotland or the National Trust for Scotland, a description of the gardens where relevant, location, website and phone number.
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11.93 USD

Scottish Castles: Scotland's most dramatic castles and strongholds (Collins Little Books)

by Chris Tabraham
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London's Architectural Walks
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17.05 USD

London's Architectural Walks

by Jim Watson
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Tracing the history of cottages ornes (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial ...
Cottages Ornes: The Charms of the Simple Life
Tracing the history of cottages ornes (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial cottages to the working-class lodges that still dot the English countryside. Analyzing cottage designs by some of the leading architects of late-Georgian England-including Robert Adam, John Soane, and John Nash-Roger White explores the aesthetic values that made the form so appealing. As he follows the development of cottages ornes from the Celtic fringes to the Continent and the British colonies, White reveals the significant impact of the genre on social, cultural, and political history and examines the influence of cottage design on the architectural developments of the Victorian period and even the 20th century.
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68.25 USD

Cottages Ornes: The Charms of the Simple Life

by Roger White
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Now, bigger than ever, this long-awaited revised edition of Judith?Dupr?'s best-selling Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout.Unique in scale and design, Skyscrapers explores in-depth more than 60 buildings, including One World ...
Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings
Now, bigger than ever, this long-awaited revised edition of Judith?Dupr?'s best-selling Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout.Unique in scale and design, Skyscrapers explores in-depth more than 60 buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Lipstick Building, and the Phare Tower. This completely revised and full-color edition presents 10 new buildings, among them The Shard in London (2012, Renzo Piano), the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (2010, Kohn Pedersen Fox), the Shanghai Tower (2014, Gensler Architects), and the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah (2018, Adrian Smith), which will be the tallest building in the world when completed.Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative spread has photos of the featured building from various angles, building plans, diagrams, the building's historical background, and technological information.Skyscrapers also offers additional information on such topics as the ancient roots of skyscrapers and visionary cities of the future, as well as a fascinating interview with Philip Johnson, together with other profiles. New topics include the era of the megatall building, the building of a skyscraper, and the explosive growth of skyscrapers in Dubai and China.Also includes interview with Adrian Smith.Praise for?Skyscrapers:'Drama. Treachery. Innovation. Massive buildings. Bigger egos. Skyscrapers has it all.' -- Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey'Dupr? makes the most of a century of neck-craning architecture.' --?The Washington Post'Breathtaking. Magnificent, unique, very special. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. Well researched. Beautifully designed.' --?Robert J. Bruss, Tribune Media ServicesPraise for?Bridges:'Dupr? captivates the eye, mind and imagination.' --?The New York Times
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34.12 USD

Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings

by Judith Dupre
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Almost a generation ago, the early software for computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) spawned a style of smooth and curving lines and surfaces that gave visible form to the first digital age, and left an indelible mark on contemporary architecture. But today's digitally intelligent architecture no longer looks that ...
The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence
Almost a generation ago, the early software for computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) spawned a style of smooth and curving lines and surfaces that gave visible form to the first digital age, and left an indelible mark on contemporary architecture. But today's digitally intelligent architecture no longer looks that way. In The Second Digital Turn, Mario Carpo explains that this is because the design professions are now coming to terms with a new kind of digital tools they have adopted -- no longer tools for making but tools for thinking. In the early 1990s the design professions were the first to intuit and interpret the new technical logic of the digital age: digital mass-customization (the use of digital tools to mass-produce variations at no extra cost) has already changed the way we produce and consume almost everything, and the same technology applied to commerce at large is now heralding a new society without scale -- a flat marginal cost society where bigger markets will not make anything cheaper. But today, the unprecedented power of computation also favors a new kind of science where prediction can be based on sheer information retrieval, and form finding by simulation and optimization can replace deduction from mathematical formulas. Designers have been toying with machine thinking and machine learning for some time, and the apparently unfathomable complexity of the physical shapes they are now creating already expresses a new form of artificial intelligence, outside the tradition of modern science and alien to the organic logic of our mind.
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34.12 USD

The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence

by Mario Carpo
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Modern Architecture Kuwait, Vol. 2. : Essays, Arguments, Interviews: Volume 2
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47.250000 USD

Modern Architecture Kuwait, Vol. 2. : Essays, Arguments, Interviews: Volume 2

by Sara Saragoca Soares, Roberto Fabbri
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Updated with expanded coverage of twenty-first century architecture, this new edition uniquely comprises a detailed survey of Western architecture as well as architecture from the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, India, Russia, China and Japan. Significant revision also includes photographs and textual discussion of around 50 new buildings. ...
A World History of Architecture
Updated with expanded coverage of twenty-first century architecture, this new edition uniquely comprises a detailed survey of Western architecture as well as architecture from the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, India, Russia, China and Japan. Significant revision also includes photographs and textual discussion of around 50 new buildings. Written in a clear and engaging style, the text encourages readers to examine the pragmatic, innovative and aesthetic attributes of buildings. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social and technological contexts are discussed. The global reach of the text is matched by a rich assortment of photographs from around the world and a greater array of detailed line drawings than in any architectural survey. The authors have created a formidable body of work that ranges over much of the world's architectural heritage and testifies to some of the greatest achievements of the human spirit.
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59.85 USD

A World History of Architecture

by Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio
Paperback
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Architecture in Context is a series of seven books describing and illustrating all the seminal traditions of architecture from the earliest settlements in the Euphrates and Jordan valleys to the stylistically and technologically sophisticated buildings of the second half of the twentieth century. It brings together the fruits of the ...
Architecture in Context: Boxset
Architecture in Context is a series of seven books describing and illustrating all the seminal traditions of architecture from the earliest settlements in the Euphrates and Jordan valleys to the stylistically and technologically sophisticated buildings of the second half of the twentieth century. It brings together the fruits of the author's lifetime of teaching and travelling the world, seeing and photographing buildings in an extraordinary synthesis. Each stand-alone volume sets the buildings described and illustrated within their political, technological, social and cultural contexts, exploring architecture not only as the development of form but as an expression of the civilization within which it evolved. The series focuses on the story of the Classical tradition from its origins in Mesopotamia and Egypt, through its realization in ancient Greece and Rome, to the Renaissance, Neo-Classicism, Eclecticism and Modernism. This thread is supplemented with detailed excursions to cover the development of architecture in Central America, India, South-East Asia, and the Islamic world. For students of architecture and art history, for travellers, and for readers who want to understand the genesis of the buildings they see around them, each volume provides a complete, readable and superbly illustrated reference.
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426.56 USD

Architecture in Context: Boxset

by Christopher Tadgell
Paperback
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Joy Ride is a simple book on the surface. A collection of renowned architect-come-artist David C. Martin's sketches, watercolours, photography, and observations, as recorded over an extensive cross-Mexico sojourn, it has all the aesthetic gaiety and light-heartedness of a typical travelogue. However, there is something deeper at work. Martin's multi-media ...
Joy Ride: An Architect's Journey to Mexico's Ancient and Colonial Places
Joy Ride is a simple book on the surface. A collection of renowned architect-come-artist David C. Martin's sketches, watercolours, photography, and observations, as recorded over an extensive cross-Mexico sojourn, it has all the aesthetic gaiety and light-heartedness of a typical travelogue. However, there is something deeper at work. Martin's multi-media evocation of Mexican scenery and buildings speaks to his extensive experience in art and architecture, and this book will be of mutual interest to students of both - as well as those who want to explore Mexico through the eyes of a truly unique traveller. Innovative, fresh, and evocative, this book will take you on the 'Joy Ride' that its title promises.
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31.450000 USD

Joy Ride: An Architect's Journey to Mexico's Ancient and Colonial Places

by Stephanie Woodard, David Martin
Hardback
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Mies Van Der Rohe: Space - Material - Detail
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62.28 USD

Mies Van Der Rohe: Space - Material - Detail

by Edgar Stach
Hardback
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