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12022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography
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12017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography12018-01-11 13:52:31Cabin Porn9781846148804Zach KleinFrom the creators of the hugely popular tumblr site, 'Cabin Porn', comes this collection of breath-taking photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home.A simple shelter, somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature . . . wherever you dream of having your quiet place, these rural escapes are for anyone yearning for a different kind of existence.Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336188 x 232 x 32mm | 1,056g29 Sep 2015Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish184614880447,8314.26US$33.60Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Steven Leckart is a correspondent at Wired magazine and a National Magazine Award finalist.Noah Kalina is a photographer living and working in New York.HardbackParticular Books
22017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography22018-01-11 13:52:42Domino: the Book of Decorating9781416575467Deborah NeedlemanDomino: The Book of Decorating follows a straightforward, room-by-room chapter structure featuring a run of lusciously photographed, beautiful interiors forming the centrepiece of each chapter. Large double-page images punctuate more densely packed spreads; richly composed full rooms alternate with sensuous details. This sequence of spreads puts the reader inside real, finished rooms from the Domino universe, each annotated to translate how its distinctive beauty and sensibility has been achieved. For a new generation of homeowners and renters, Domino: The Book of Decorating promises to become the decor bible: a constant source of guidance, inspiration, and excitement.`The new decor bible for how we live today.`272197 x 230 x 29mm | 1,192g14 Oct 2008SIMON & SCHUSTERNew York, United StatesEnglish4-c photographs t-o141657546426,1574.09US$29.01US$32.00Hardback
32017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography32018-01-11 13:52:44Cabin Porn9780141982144Zach Klein'Addictive ... a charter for wistfulness' Observer'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQCabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336153 x 188 x 27mm | 560g01 Sep 2016Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish01419821444,6004.26US$17.71Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Paperback
42017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography42018-01-11 13:52:55A Pattern Language9780195019193Christopher AlexanderYou can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.A Pattern Language by Chris Alexander changed the way I think about the way space is organised in a room, a house, a street and a town ... I keep giving it away to people who feel their homes don't quite work in the way they want them to. Every architect, estage agent and MP should read it. * James Runcie, Daily Mail *1216140 x 196 x 58mm | 1,139.98g04 Jul 2005Oxford University Press IncNew York, United StatesEnglishphotographs and drawings throughout019501919910,7614.37US$49.64US$65.00Hardback
52017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography52018-01-11 13:53:05Cradle to Cradle9780099535478William McDonough'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful and highly effective. Waste equals food. Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new - continually circulating as pure and viable materials within a 'cradle to cradle' model. Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well."The best argument for good design is that it lasts. The best argument for good science is that it deplores waste. I'm bored with guilty and technologically illiterate environmental Luddites describing a future of guilt and privation led in caves. There's an alternative responsible future persuasively offered by Braungart and McDonough. The survival of the planet can be re-stated in terms of stimulus, opportunity, challenge and reward. Works for me." -- Stephen Bayley "Already embraced by far-thinking manufacturers and governments." * Food Ethics Magazine * "It's one of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read" -- Ellen Macarthur * Daily Express * "Environmentalists too rarely apply the ecological wisdom of life to our problems. Asking how a cherry tree would design an energy efficient building is only one of the creative 'practices' that McDonough and Braungart spread, like a field of wild flowers, before their readers. This book will give you renewed hope that, indeed, 'it is darkest before the dawn'" -- Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club "Achieving the great economic transition to more equitable, ecologically sustainable societies requires nothing less than a design revolution - beyond today's fossilized industrialism. This enlightened and enlightening book shows us how - and indeed, that 'God is in the details.' A must for every library and every concerned citizen" -- Hazel Henderson, author of "Building a Win-Win World and Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy"208128 x 196 x 16mm | 181.44g01 Apr 2010Vintage PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish0099535475104,7434.1US$10.95US$19.75Michael Braungart is a chemist and founder of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Hamburg. He has been lecturing at universities, businesses and institutions around the world since 1984 on critical new concepts for ecological chemistry, and is the recipient of numerous awards, honours and fellowships. William McDonough is an architect and founding principal of William McDonough + Parners based in Virginia. In 1999, Time magazine recognised him as a 'Hero for our Planet', and in 1996 he received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the highest environmental honour given by the United States.PaperbackVINTAGE
62017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography62018-01-11 13:56:46Manual of Section9781616892555Paul LewisManual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.."a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference." - Spacing "As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects." - ArchDaily "It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering." - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects.- - ArchDaily -It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering.- - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -.a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference.- - Spacing208191 x 279 x 17.78mm | 748.43g15 Nov 2016PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish300 b+w161689255220,8084.27US$26.18US$29.95Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects.Paperback
72017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography72018-01-11 13:56:53White9783037781838Kenya Hara"White" is not a book about colors. It is rather Kenya Haras attempt to explore the essence of "White," which he sees as being closely related to the origin of Japanese aesthetics - symbolizing simplicity and subtlety. The central concepts discussed by Kenya Hara in this publication are emptiness and the absolute void. Kenya Hara also sees his work as a designer as a form of communication. Good communication has the distinction of being able to listen to each other, rather than to press one's opinion onto the opponent. Kenya Hara compares this form of communication with an "empty container." In visual communication, there are equally signals whose signification is limited, as well as signals or symbols such as the cross or the red circle on the Japanese flag, which - like an "empty container" - permit every signification and do not limit imagination. Not alone the fact that the Japanese character for white forms a radical of the character for emptiness has prompted him the closely associate the color white with emptiness.The Discovery of White: White as Sensory Experience, What is Color?- Paper: White as a Sheet of Paper, Paper as Creative catalyst, Ruminating on White, White Square Paper, Folding Language, On Letters, Typeface and Typography.- Emptiness: The Meaning of Emptiness, Emptiness as Limitless Potential, The Receptivness of a Red Circle on a White Background, Emptiness and White, The Tea Ceremony, The Origins of the Japanese-style Room, Through Dwells in Emptiness.- Back to White: Suiko and the Irreversible Text, A Leap toward White, Cleaning, Defamiliarization, White Sand and Moonlight.64136 x 194 x 16mm | 222.26g25 Nov 2009Lars Müller PublishersBaden, SwitzerlandEnglish4 black & white illustrations303778183139,8004.2US$24.80US$29.00Hardback
82017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography82018-01-11 13:57:03Structures9780306812835J. E. GordonFor anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose."Here we have the conversation in the unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."--Architect's Journal "Here we have the conversation in unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."--Architect's Journal "Rich and readable...personal, witty, and ironic."--Scientific American "It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design."--Elon Musk424154 x 224 x 30mm | 680.39g07 Oct 2003INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES USNew York, NY, United KingdomEnglish2nd ed.Ill.03068128356,0344.14US$20.92J. E. Gordon, a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.PaperbackDa Capo Press Inc
92017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography92018-01-11 13:57:12Atmospheres9783764374952Peter ZumthorWhat "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere"? Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty ... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way." Zumthor's passion is the creation of buildings that produce this kind of effect, but how can one actually set out to achieve it? In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses. Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him. From the composition and "presence"â of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, this poetics of architecture enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design.75174 x 238 x 12mm | 322.05g30 Jun 2006BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish5th Printing.75 p. 33 illus., 19 in color.376437495038,0804.36US$40.74US$49.00HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG
102017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography102018-01-11 13:57:17Thinking Architecture9783034605854Peter ZumthorArchitecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls forthinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura. Now in its third edition, this book has been expanded to include two new essays: "Architecture and Lanscape" deals with the relationship between the structure and its surroundings, with the secret of the successful placement and topographical integration of architecture. In "The Leis Houses", Peter Zumthor describes the genesis of two wooden houses in the town of Leis in the Swiss canton of Graubunden, thus thematizing the special challenge of integrating contemporary architecture into a traditional architectural context.112144 x 234 x 20mm | 381.02g01 Sep 2010BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish3nd, expanded ed.20 Illustrations, color303460585416,4214.23HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG
112017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography112018-01-11 13:57:27Conditional Design9789063693657Anthony Di MariConditional design is the sequel to Operative Design. This book will further explore the operative in a more detailed, intentional, and perhaps functional manner. Spatially, the conditional is the result of the operative. It is not a blind result however. Both terms work together to satisfy a formal manipulation through a set of opportunities for elements such as connections and apertures.156104.14 x 147.32 x 12.7mm | 113.4g16 Dec 2014BIS Publishers B.V.Amsterdam, NetherlandsEnglishColour photos throughout90636936563,8373.88US$10.96US$16.99Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University's School of Architecture where he teaches first year architecture studios and advanced representation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through Inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and furniture featured at GreenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, and Studio Luz. His studio is located in Boston, Massachusetts.Paperback
122017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography122018-01-11 13:57:31Operative Design9789063692896Anthony Di MariThe core idea for this project is to use operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design.152104.14 x 149.86 x 12.7mm | 136.08g06 Nov 2012BIS Publishers B.V.Amsterdam, NetherlandsEnglish90636928973,1734US$11.25US$16.99Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's Degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.While attending Harvard, Anthony was awarded two travel grants, one to Pena Blanca, Chile to study fog harvesting, and the other to Japan, to research bamboo harvesting. Anthony has participated and been recognized in several design competitions. Most notably he received first place in his entry 'Urban Field' which converted wind power into electricity. His design for a plug-in community garden placed second in the Common Boston Common Build competition. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and most recently GreeenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of Architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, Studio Luz, and Merge Architects.Paperback
132017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography132018-01-11 13:57:35Landscape Graphics9780823073337Grant W. ReidAnnouncing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! "Landscape Graphics" is the architect's ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand drawing and conceptual diagramming, perspective drawing, section elevations and more. It also features carefully sequenced exercises, a complete file of graphic symbols for sections and perspectives, and a handy appendix of conversions and equivalents.208212 x 278 x 16mm | 580.6g01 Oct 2002Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition400 b&w illustrations082307333522,0034.17US$25.38Grant W. Reid, ASLA, is a professor in the department of horticulture and landscape architecture at Colorado State University. He also operates his own landscape architectural consulting business called Grant Reid Designs. He lives in Colorado.PaperbackWatson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
142017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography142018-01-11 13:57:45The Thinking Hand9780470779293Juhani PallasmaaIn this book Pallasmaa progresses his case for a multi-sensory approach to architecture, espoused in The Eyes of the Skin, by taking a wider view of the role of embodiment in human existential reactions, experiences and expressions as well as the processes of making and thinking. The Thinking Hand is a metaphor for the characteristic independence and autonomous activity of all our senses as they constantly scan the physical world. Many of our most crucial skills are internalised as automatic reactions that we are not consciously aware of. Even in the case of learning skills, the sequence of movements in a task is internalised and embodied rather than understood and remembered intellectually. Prevailing educational philosophies continue to emphasise conceptual, intellectual and verbal knowledge over this tacit and non-conceptual wisdom of our embodied processes, which is so essential to our experience and understanding of the physical and the built.Introduction: Embodied Existence and Sensory Thought. Chapter One: The Mysterious Hand. The Multiple Essences of the Hand. What is the Hand? Hand, Eye, Brain and Language. Hand as Symbol. Gestures of the Hand. Languages of the Hand. Chapter Two: The Working Hand. The Hand and the Tool. The Hand of the Craftsman. Collaborative Craftsmanship. Architecture as Workmanship. Chapter Three: Eye-Hand-Mind Fusion. Experimentation and the Art of Play. Skill and Boredom. Eye, Hand and Mind. Chapter Four: The Drawing Hand. Drawing and the Self. Tactility of Drawing. The Computerised Hand. Primacy of Touch: Hapticity of Self-image. Unconscious Touch in Artistic Experience. Chapter Five: Embodied Thinking. Creative Fusion. The Work of Thinking: The Value of Uncertainty. Resistance, Tradition and Freedom. Thinking Through the Senses. Embodied Memory and Thought. Existential Knowledge. Chapter Six: Body, Self and Mind. The Body as Site. The World and the Self. The World and the Mind. Existential Space in Art. Chapter Seven: Emotion and Imagination. Reality of Imagination. The Gift of Imagination. Reality of Art. Art and Emotion. Artistic Experience as Exchange. Chapter Eight: Theory and Life. Theory and Making. Opposition of Theory and Making. Architecture as Image of Life. The Task of Art. Index. Photo Credits."The Thinking Hand is a superb piece of writing. A primer not just for architecture, but for life." (Blueprint, July 2009) "...beautifully illustrated sequence of essays...It is philosophical, emotional and, unusually for architectural theory, as clear as a building made of glass." (The Guardian, August 1st 2009)160164 x 236 x 12mm | 358.34g11 May 2009John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglishcolour illustrations047077929295,3014.33US$43.01US$54.99Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland s most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. His previous positions include: Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has also held visiting professorships in several universities internationally. Pallasmaa is the author/editor of 24 books, including The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (Academy, 1995 and John Wiley & Sons, 2005), The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema (Helsinki, 2001) and Encounters (Helsinki, 2005).PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
152017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography152018-01-11 13:57:49Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes9781592539611Gabriel CampanarioAward-winning illustrator Gabriel Campanario first introduced his approach to drawing in The Art of Urban Sketching, a showcase of more than 500 sketches and drawing tips shared by more than 100 urban sketchers around the world. Now, he drills down into specific challenges of making sketches on location, rain or shine, quickly or slowly, and the most suitable techniques for every situation, in The Urban Sketching Handbook series. It's easy to overlook that ample variety of buildings and spaces and the differences from city to city, country to country. From houses, apartments and shopping malls to public buildings and places of worship, the structures humans have created over the centuries, for shelter, commerce, industry, transportation or recreation, are fascinating subjects to study and sketch.In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes, Gabriel lays out keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding. Using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity, sketching out buildings and structure has never been more inspirational. This guide will help you to develop your own creative approach, no matter what your skill level may be today. As much as The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes may inspire you to draw more urban spaces, it can also help to increase your appreciation of the built environment. Drawing the places where we live, work and play, is a great way to show appreciation and creativity.112128 x 204 x 14mm | 220g04 Dec 2014Quarry BooksUnited StatesEnglish100 color illustrations159253961016,7854.2Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in "The Best of the West" journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.Paperback
162017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography162018-01-11 13:57:55The Archidoodle9781780673219Steve BowkettThis innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the users to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans, how to create sustainable cities and so on. The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students to architects.Some of the challenges set in the book include: The furniture in a room has a big impact on its appearance and its style. Draw a table and chair that suits the interior of this space. In Dubai they have created a series of new islands along the coastline. Design your own new island community. Cities underneath our great oceans may provide a new way of living in the future. Design your own city influenced by the shape of coral. Here are plans of three houses which need to be positioned on site drawing below. Think about what would be a good view and in which direction the Sun comes from. Here are some buildings that have fantastic shapes. Design a couple of your own. Imagine you are James Bond's arch-enemy and you own a secret Island location. Design a new headquarters for your plan to rule the World on to the cut away drawing provided. Here is a cross-section through a bicycle factory. Add the following pieces of machinery and mechanisms to provide the bikes with the following; Frame and handle bars Wheels Chain Packaging Copy this drawing of Fallingwater by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in ink / pen chalk / crayons paint / brushes The Bauhaus: T Many famous Architects have worn glasses. Practice on this face before designing a pair for yourself. 'The architect of the future will build imitating Nature' Antonio Gaudi. Gaudi's architecture was in heavily influenced by natural forms. Design the envelope of a building that is like something in nature. 'Less is More' - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Try designing a minimal building for yourself. 'A House is a Machine for Living' - Le Corbusier. Design your own machine house."Your architect friends, family members and visually inclined children will all love [Archidoodle]." - "The New York Times"160212 x 274 x 18mm | 459.99g05 Nov 2013Laurence King PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish200 B&W illustrations178067321347,6714.5US$19.51US$19.95Steve Bowkett has taught and practiced architecture for over 25 years in numerous universities and art colleges and is currently a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and the Polytechnic of Central London.Paperback
172017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography172018-01-11 13:58:02The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective9781631591280Stephanie BowerA good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: * Basic Terms * Basic Spatial Principles * Types of Perspective * Building a Sketch in Layers * Special Conditions112135 x 211 x 12.7mm | 272.16g15 Jun 2016Quarry BooksUnited StatesEnglish16315912828,9684.42US$13.25US$17.98Honored with the 2013 and 2012 KRob Architectural Delineation awards for Best Travel Sketch and the 2013 Gabriel Prize fellowship for 3 months in France, Stephanie Bower is a Seattle-based architectural illustrator, teacher, watercolorist, and traveling Urban Sketcher. Stephanie worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. In Seattle, she produces pencil and watercolor images for many renowned architecture and design firms. Stephanie continues to learn about architecture through her sketches, pursuing her lifelong dream of seeing the world, sketching, teaching and encouraging others to see their world through the magic of drawing. website: www.stephaniebower.com blog: www.stephaniebower.blogspot.com sketches: www.flickr.com/photos/83075812@N07/ correspondent: www.urbansketchers.orgPaperback
182017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography182018-01-11 13:58:05Architects' Data9781405192538Ernst NeufertNeufert's Architects' Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers the full range of preliminary considerations, and with over 6200 diagrams it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. An extensive bibliography and a detailed set of metric/ imperial conversion tables are included. Since it was first published in Germany in 1936, Ernst Neufert's handbook has been progressively revised and updated through 39 editions and many translations. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition, and represents a major new edition for an international, English speaking readership. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "Neufert's Architects' Data was the first book I bought when I started my studies in architecture. It was invaluable for me then and it is still a useful aid in my designs." Cesar Pelli "With this thorough rewrite Neufert has produced yet again an invaluable reference book." The Architects' JournalForeword xii BASICS Abbreviations and symbols 1 Drawings 4 Accessible Building 21 Dimensional Basics and Relationships 26 Building Biology 36 Visual Perception 39 DESIGN PROCESS Design 42 Sustainable Building 46 Facility Management 48 Refurbishment 50 Design and Construction Management 56 BUILDING COMPONENTS Foundations 66 Walls 74 Floor Slabs 80 Roofs 85 Windows 96 Glass 104 Doors 113 Stairs 120 Escalators 126 Moving Walkways 127 Lifts 128 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Basics 135 Housing Density 137 Orientation 138 Access 139 Floor Plans 143 Rooms 146 ACCOMMODATION Student Residences 167 Elderly People's Accommodation 168 Hotels 171 Catering 174 Youth Hostels 184 Holiday/Weekend Cabins 185 Motels 186 Camping 187 EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Children's Daycare 188 Playgrounds 190 Schools 191 Universities and Colleges 198 CULTURAL VENUES Museums and Art Galleries 207 Theatres 209 Cinemas 222 Circus 227 Zoos 228 ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICES Office Buildings 231 High-Rise Buildings 244 Libraries 247 Basics 247 Banks 253 RETAIL Retail Outlets 254 INDUSTRY AND TRADE Industry 263 Workshops 274 RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS Christian Churches 285 Synagogues 288 Mosques 289 HEALTH Doctors' Practices 290 Hospitals 291 SPORT AND LEISURE Stadiums 318 Sports Facilities 320 Sports Halls 350 Swimming Pools 362 Spa 372 Amusement Arcades 375 TRANSPORT Roads 376 Parking Facilities 387 Public Transport 403 Railways 408 Aviation 418 EXTERNAL WORKS Cemeteries 424 Landscape Architecture 426 Earthworks 428 Garden Enclosures 430 Pergola and Trellis 432 Paths, Paving, Steps 435 Drainage 436 Vegetation Biological Engineering 439 Greenhouses 441 Ponds and Pools 442 External Works Example 445 AGRICULTURE FARMYARDS 446 Animal Husbandry 452 Supply and Disposal 461 BUILDING SERVICES Renewable Energy 466 Building Physics 471 Daylight 488 Lighting 501 Fire Protection 511 Domestic Installation 522 Chimneys and Ventilation Shafts 537 References 540 BS and DIN Standards 548 Conversion of Units 555 INDEX 575Neufert s Architects Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. (Building Engineer, 1July 2012)608210 x 296 x 28mm | 1,741.79g27 Mar 2012John Wiley and Sons LtdChicester, United KingdomEnglish4th Editionblack & white line drawings140519253424,8114.38US$105.88US$113.00PaperbackWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
192017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography192018-01-11 13:58:13The Hand-Sculpted House9781890132347Ianto EvansAre you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage, cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to its surroundings that its creators refer to it as "an ecstatic house." The authors build a house the way others create a natural garden. They use the oldest, most available materials imaginable--earth, clay, sand, straw, and water--and blend them to redefine the future (and past) of building. Cob (the word comes from an Old English root, meaning "lump") is a mixture of non-toxic, recyclable, and often free materials. Building with cob requires no forms, no cement, and no machinery of any kind. Builders actually sculpt their structures by hand. Building with earth is nothing new to America; the oldest structures on the continent were built with adobe bricks. Adobe, however, has been geographically limited to the Southwest. The limits of cob are defined only by the builder's imagination. Cob offers answers regarding our role in Nature, family and society, about why we feel the ways that we do, about what's missing in our lives. Cob comes as a revelation, a key to a saner world. Cob has been a traditional building process for millennia in Europe, even in rainy and windy climates like the British Isles, where many cob buildings still serve as family homes after hundreds of years. The technique is newly arrived to the Americas, and, as with so many social trends, the early adopters are in the Pacific Northwest. Cob houses (or cottages, since they are always efficiently small by American construction standards) are not only compatible with their surroundings, they ARE their surroundings, literally rising up from the earth. They are full of light, energy-efficient, and cozy, with curved walls and built-in, whimsical touches. They are delightful. They are ecstatic.346200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 884.5g01 Jun 2002Chelsea Green Publishing CoWhite River Junction, United StatesEnglish8 Pages of Illustrations189013234941,2154.43US$37.01Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, and teacher with building experience on six continents. Cob is traditional in his homeland, Wales. In addition to teaching ecological building, Ianto has consulted with USAID, the World Bank, the Peace Corps, and several national governments. Linda Smiley teaches workshops on cob, sculpting sacred spaces, intuitive design, and natural plasters and finishes. With a background as a recreational therapist, she specializes in helping people use natural building as a tool for personal transformation and healing. Michael G. Smith teaches practical workshops and consults on cob construction, natural building, and permaculture. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home and co-editor of The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources.Paperback
202017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography202018-01-11 13:58:22Architecture9781118745083Francis D. K. ChingThe revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (â â â If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code -ISBN: 9781118986837). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations highlighting key conceptsPhoto Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in the bookFlashcards for focused learning Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment. Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, Architecture distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include: Primary elements and the principles of space designForm and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosuresOrganization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulationProportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometryPreface vii Introduction ix 1 Primary ElementsPrimary Elements 2 Point 4 Point Elements 5 Two Points 6 Line 8 Linear Elements 10 From Line to Plane 14 Plane 18 Planar Elements 20 Volume 28 Volumetric Elements 30 2 FormProperties of Form 35 Shape 36 Primary Shapes 38 Circle 39 Triangle 40 Square 41 Surfaces 42 Curved Surfaces 43 Primary Solids 46 Regular & Irregular forms 50 Transformation of Form 54 Dimensional Transformation 56 Subtractive Form 58 Subtractive & Additive Forms 61 Additive Form 62 Centralized Form 64 Linear Form 66 Radial Form 70 Clustered Form 72 Grid Form 76 Formal Collisions of Geometry 78 Circle & Square 80 Rotated Grid 82 Articulation of Form 84 Edges & Corners 86 Surface Articulation 92 3 Form & SpaceForm & Space: Unity of Opposites 102 Form Defining Space 110 Horizontal Elements Defining Space 111 Base Plane 112 Elevated Base Plane 114 Depressed Base Plane 120 Overhead Plane 126 Vertical Elements Defining Space 134 Vertical Linear Elements 136 Single Vertical Plane 144 L-Shaped Configuration of Planes 148 Parallel Vertical Planes 154 U-Shaped Planes 160 Four Planes: Closure 166 Four Planes: Enlosure 170 Openings in Space-Defining Elements 174 Openings within Planes 176 Openings at Corners 178 Openings between Planes 180 Qualities of Architectural Space 182 Degree of Enclosure 184 Light 186 View 190 4 OrganizationOrganization of Form & Space 196 Spatial Relationships 197 Space within a Space 198 Interlocking Spaces 200 Adjacent Spaces 202 Spaces Linked by a Common Space 204 Spatial Organizations 206 Centralized Organizations 208 Linear Organizations 218 Radial Organizations 228 Clustered Organizations 234 Grid Organizations 242 5 CirculationCirculation: Movement through Space 252 Circulation Elements 253 Approach 254 Entrance 262 Configuration of the Path 276 Path-Space Relationships 290 Form of the Circulation Space 294 6 Proportion & ScaleProportion & Scale 306 Material Proportions 307 Structural Proportions 308 Manufactured Proportions 310 Proportioning Systems 311 Golden Section 314 Regulating Lines 318 Classical Orders 320 Renaissance Theories 326 Modulor 330 Ken 334 Anthropometry 338 Scale 341 Visual Scale 342 Human Scale 344 A Scalar Comparison 346 7 PrinciplesOrdering Principles 350 Axis 352 Symmetry 360 Hierarchy 370 Datum 380 Rhythm 396 Repetition 397 Transformation 418 Conclusion 422 A Selected Bibliography 425 Glossary 427 Index of Buildings 435 Index of Designers 441 Index to Subject Matter 443464210.82 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 1,133.98g14 Nov 2014John Wiley & Sons IncNew York, United StatesEnglish4th Edition111874508636,5064.21US$50.49US$54.99FRANCIS D.K. CHING is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Interior Design Illustrated, and Building Construction Illustrated, all published by Wiley. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.Paperback
212017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography212018-01-11 13:58:30Architectural Graphics9780470399118Francis D. K. ChingFrancis D.K. Ching's architectural bestseller, thoroughly updated Since 1975, Architectural Graphics has been a bestselling classic that has introduced countless students of architecture and design to the fundamentals of graphic communication. Featuring Francis D.K. Ching's signature graphic style, it illustrates how to use graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentation. This Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the latest drawing techniques helping it remain the leading book on the topic. The latest edition of the classic book on architectural drawing by the master of architectural communication Over 500,000 copies sold of previous editions Revised and expanded to include more information on computer-generated graphics and the latest drawing conventions for architectural representation The author is world-renowned for his numerous architecture and design books, including Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; Building Codes Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.Preface. 1 Drawing Tools and Materials. 2 Architectural Drafting. 3 Architectural Drawing Systems. 4 Multiview Drawings. 5 Paraline Drawings. 6 Perspective Drawings. 7 Rendering Tonal Values. 8 Rendering Context. 9 Architectural Presentations. 10 Freehand Drawing. Index."One book that has become a trusted source for teaching architects how to do it right is Francis D.K. Ching's Architectural Graphics . Now in its fifth edition, it offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques that architects use to communicate their ideas. It expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations. Readers will learn Ching's renowned methods through: coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings; techniques for drawing section views of building interiors; strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments; approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations; freehand sketching and diagramming; and so much more. This beautiful fifth edition of Architectural Graphics from Francis D.K. Ching clearly represents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession of architecture." ( San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review , March 27, 2010)256212 x 278 x 16mm | 539.99g14 Dec 2009John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish5th Revised edition047039911237,3184.1US$76.00Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
222017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography222018-01-11 13:58:36Tiny Houses9780847832033Mimi Zeiger M.A.With "McMansions" increasingly giving way to "tiny" houses, the desire to downsize and be more ecologically and economically prudent is a concept many are beginning to embrace. Focusing on dwelling spaces all under 1,000 square feet, TINY HOUSES (Rizzoli, April 2009) by Mimi Zeiger aims to challenge readers to take a look at their own homes and consider how much space they actively use. Ranging from tree houses to floating houses, TINY HOUSES features an international collection of over thirty modular and prefab homes, each one embodying "microgreen living," defined as the creation of tiny homes where people challenge themselves to live "greener" lives. By using a thoughtful application of green living principles, renewable resources for construction, and clever ingenuity, these homes exemplify sustainable living at its best.-Tiny Houses measures less than 7 inches square but looks like it will be the new big thing in the carbon footprint conversation.- Architect Magazine -Downsizing can be a good thing...- Metropolitan Home -The houses on display in this handsome volume, all beautifully and vividly photographed, point to more sustainable, less expensive ways to live.- Preservation Magazine -In her adorably scaled-down coffee-table book, Tiny Houses, Mimi Zeiger argues that living small isn't just ecologically sound but aesthetically pleasing.- Time Out New York -...an entertaining exploration into the whimsical designs of small dwellings from around the globe.- Archinect.com -With large-scale living now passe, journalist Mimi Zeiger examines the new -micro-green- housing trend in this collection of prefab and modular homes.- Time240174 x 178 x 30mm | 680.39g24 Mar 2009Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish250 photos084783203138,8093.46US$32.09Mimi Zeiger is the author of Tiny Houses. She founded loud paper, an architecture zine and now blog, in 1997. A Brooklyn-based freelancer, Zeiger writes on art, architecture, and design for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Dwell, Azure, and Architect, where she is a contributing editor. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and has taught at California College of the Arts and at SCI- Arc.Hardback
232017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography232018-01-11 13:58:44150 Best Eco House Ideas9780061968792Ana Canizares150 BEST ECO HOUSE IDEAS The newest volume in the highly successful "150 Best" series-joining 150 Best House Ideas and 150 Best Apartment Ideas-150 Best Eco House Ideas is a comprehensive handbook showcasing the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally-friendly home design. Perfect for architects, designers, interiors decorators, and homeowners alike.600200 x 202 x 48mm | 1,877.86g25 Mar 2011HarperCollins Publishers IncNew York, United StatesEnglish006196879X41,3193.43US$46.37Marta Serrats is a design editor for Loft Publications, and an expert in architecture and store displays. She is the author of such highly acclaimed titles as New Shops and Boutiques, Capturing Space, Point of Purchase, and Unique Packaging.HardbackHarper Design International
242017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography242018-01-11 13:58:53Living in the Landscape9780500500750Anna JohnsonFrom remote cliff tops to the heart of a rainforest, this book features some of Australia and New Zealand's most breathtaking homes. As urban life becomes increasingly more demanding, many people are choosing to build away from the city in a way that acknowledges and connects with the landscape. Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity. The complexities of the Australian landscape with its beautiful but often harsh geographical and topological physicality, questions of sustainability and climate change, and an understanding of the Indigenous relationship to landscape are all thoughtfully considered. From the archetypal silhouette of the rural farm shed to Glenn Murcutt-inspired buildings designed with the philosophy of touching the earth lightly, the authors explore how landscape and architecture intersect. In an age where we are increasingly aware of our relationship with the environment, these breathtaking homes exemplify the possibilities of living with the land.272238 x 299 x 29mm | 1,750g01 Oct 2016Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty LtdFisherman's Bend, AustraliaEnglish050050075491,8614.2US$53.65Hardback
252017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography252018-01-11 13:58:56Design Drawing9780470533697Francis D. K. ChingGet the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: Goes beyond basic drawing books Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw.Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter.Includes a supplemental CD-ROM viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner. For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.Preface. Introduction. Drawing from Observation. 1 Line and Shape. 2 Tone and Texture. 3 Form and Structure. 4 Space and Depth. Drawing Systems. 5 Pictorial Systems. 6 Multiview Drawings. 7 Paraline Drawings. 8 Perspective Drawings. Drawing from the Imagination. 9 Speculative Drawing. 10 Diagraming. 11 Drawing Composition. 12 Presentation Drawing. Index. Preface to CD-ROM.416213.36 x 271.78 x 27.94mm | 1,020.58g13 Jan 2011John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish2nd Edition047053369242,5044.15US$55.55US$59.99Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
262017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography262018-01-11 13:59:01Geometry of Design9781616890360Kimberly ElamAt last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have foundations in mathematics as well as the essential qualities of life. Geometry of Design takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration (from the Barcelona chair to the paintings of Georges Seurat, from the Braun hand blender to the Conico kettle), revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions. Explanations and techniques of visual analysis make the inherent mathematical relationships evident and a must-have for anyone involved in art, design, or architecture graphic arts. The book focuses not only on the classic systems of proportioning, such as the golden section and root rectangles, but also on less well known proportioning systems such as the Fibonacci Series. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving an effective insight into the design process.144177.8 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 430.91g31 Aug 2011PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition150 colour and 50 black and white illustrations161689036334,3284.06US$19.92US$24.95Paperback
272017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography272018-01-11 13:59:08Shelter9780936070117Lloyd KahnShelter is many things - a visually dynamic, oversized compendium of organic architecture past and present; a how-to book that includes over 1,250 illustrations; and a Whole Earth Catalog-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every conceivable material. First published in 1973, Shelter remains a source of inspiration and invention. Including the nuts-and-bolts aspects of building, the book covers such topics as dwellings from Iron Age huts to Bedouin tents to Togo's tin-and-thatch houses; nomadic shelters from tipis to "housecars"; and domes, dome cities, sod iglus, and even treehouses. The authors recount personal stories about alternative dwellings that illustrate sensible solutions to problems associated with using materials found in the environment - with fascinating, often surprising results."How very fine it is to leaf through a 176-page book on architecture -- and find no palaces, no pyramids or temples, no cathedrals, skyscrapers, Kremlins or Pentagons in sight...instead, a book of homes, habitations for human beings in all their infinite variety."176276 x 364 x 8mm | 938.93g31 Jan 2006Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.Bolinas, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised editioncolour and b&w illustrations093607011034,2024.46US$30.75Paperback
282017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography282018-01-11 13:59:15The Language of Things9780141031170Deyan SudjicIn The Language of Things Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. Design is everywhere. It seduces, pleases and inspires us. It makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are. An iPhone, an anglepoise lamp, a Picasso, a banknote, an Armani suit, a William Morris textile, a Lucky Strike packet, a spacecraft - every object tells a story. And understanding their stories offers us a whole new way of seeing the world. 'Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us' Time Out 'A nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging' Guardian 'An elegant, witty and free-ranging survey, from Thomas Chippendale's ponderous 18th-century manor-house furnishings to Jonathan Ive's sprightly Macintosh iBooks' Daily Telegraph 'Lively ... engaging' Evening Standard 'Readable, sharp and worthwhile' Financial Times Director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic was born in London of Yugoslav parents. He is a former architecture critic for the Observer, and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art. Sudjic was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002 and is author of The Edifice Complex, the much-praised 100-Miles City, the best-selling Architecture Pack, The Language of Things and monographs on John Pawson, Ron Arad and Richard Rogers.An elegant, witty and free-ranging survey of industrial product design from Thomas Chippendale's ponderous 18th-century manor-house furnishings to Jonathan Ive's sprightly Macintosh iBooks * Telegraph * Sudjic's book rebukes designers for their arrogance and increasing self-importance ... readable, sharp and worthwhile * FT * The Language of Things is a happy trot through the colourful landscape formed by design's eternal alternation between use and allure * Evening Standard * Deyan Sudjic presents us with a nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging * Guardian * As a confessional, the book is witty and honest, and Deyan Sudjic remains one of our most insightful commentators * Royal Academy magazine * Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... a very nice object in itself ... much in here for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us * Time Out *224110 x 178 x 18mm | 140.61g28 Aug 2009Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish0141031174106,3973.63US$14.18US$28.74Deyan Sudjic is Director of the Design Museum. He was born in London, and studied architecture in Edinburgh. He has worked as a critic for the Observer and The Sunday Times, as the editor of Domus in Milan, as the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and as a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He is the author of B is for Bauhaus, The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.Paperback
292017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography292018-01-11 13:59:25Rendering in Pen and Ink9780823045297Arthur L. GuptillArthur J. Guptill's classic Rendering in Pen and Ink has long been regarded as the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject of ink drawing. This is a book designed to delight and instruct anyone who draws with pen and ink, from the professional artist to the amateur and hobbyist. It is of particular interest to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, industrial designers, illustrators, and renderers.256228 x 304 x 18mm | 939.99g28 Aug 1997Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglishNew edition300 b&w illustrations082304529377,1064.22US$30.60Arthur L. Guptill (1891-1956) who co-founded Watson-Guptill Publications and was co-editor of American Artist magazine, was an architect, a painter, an art director, an author, and a teacher. Born in Gorham, Maine, he graduated with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in 1912, and then studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A partner in Bearse & Guptill, architectural designers and illustrators, from 1919 to 1925, Mr. Guptill was a freelance specialist in design, freelance advertising artist, and advertising agency consultant from 1916 to 1937. The founder, president, and director of activities of the Amateur Artists Association of America, Mr. Guptill wrote numerous art instruction books. He taught at Pratt and the Brooklyn Museum and was a member of the Art Directors Club of New York and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in England. Susan E. Meyer was born and raised in New York City. She was graduated from the University of Wisconsin and attended the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. Ms. Meyer has had a long history of involvement with Arthur Guptill's work. For over seven years, as managing editor of Watson-Guptill Publications, the company he co-founded, she compiled and edited his books. In that capacity, she also compiled, edited, and collaborated on a number of other books on watercolorists and their techniques, painting portraits, and designing with type. In addition, Ms. Meyer was editor of American Artist magazine, where Guptill himself was once co-editor. She is the author of over a dozen books and is currently the director of Roundtable Press, Inc. in New York City.PaperbackWatson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
302017-03-13 17:57:3612022-09-22 12:21:09Architectural Structure & DesignArchitectureArt & Photography302018-01-11 13:59:33The Australian Ugliness9781921922442Robin BoydIntroduced by Christos Tsiolkas There can be few other nations which are less certain than Australia as to what they are and where they are. Brilliant, witty, scathing, The Australian Ugliness is the classic postwar account of Australian society, how we live in the environments we create, and the consequences of our failure to think about how we live. www.textclassics.com.au292128 x 196 x 20mm | 220g08 Aug 2013Text Publishing CoMelbourne, AustraliaEnglishUK ed.192192244341,1283.87US$10.99US$15.50William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana in 1952. He is the author of five other novels and a collection of short stories that have been published around the world in over two dozen languages. In addition, eight of his screenplays have been filmed, the most recent of which is A Good Man in Africa, based on his first novel. He is married and lives in London.PaperbackText Classics
312017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography62018-01-11 13:56:46Manual of Section9781616892555Paul LewisManual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.."a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference." - Spacing "As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects." - ArchDaily "It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering." - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects.- - ArchDaily -It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering.- - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -.a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference.- - Spacing208191 x 279 x 17.78mm | 748.43g15 Nov 2016PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish300 b+w161689255220,8084.27US$26.18US$29.95Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects.Paperback
322017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography322018-01-11 13:59:36Structural Engineer's Pocket Book9780080971216Fiona CobbFunctions as a Day-to-Day Resource for Practicing Engineers...The hugely useful Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is now overhauled and revised in line with the Eurocodes. It forms a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, especially those taking the IStructE Part 3 exam. With stripped-down basic material-tables, data, facts, formulae, and rules of thumb-it is directly usable for scheme design by structural engineers in the office, in transit, or on site...And a Core Reference for Students It brings together data from many different sources, and delivers a compact source of job-simplifying and time-saving information at an affordable price. It acts as a reliable first point of reference for information that is needed on a daily basis. This third edition is referenced throughout to the structural Eurocodes. After giving general information and details on actions on structures, it runs through reinforced concrete, steel, timber, and masonry. * Provides essential data on steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and other main materials * Pulls together material from a variety of sources for everyday work * Serves as a first point of reference for structural and civil engineers A core structural engineering book, Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Edition benefits both students and industry professionals.General Information Metric system Typical metric units for UK structural engineering Imperial units Conversion factors Measurement of angles Construction documentation and procurement Drawing conventions Common arrangement of work sections Summary of association of consulting engineers conditions of engagement Statutory Authorities and Permissions Planning Building regulations and standards Scotland Northern Ireland Technical booklets Listed buildings Conservation areas Tree preservation orders Archaeology and ancient monuments Party Wall etc. Act Construction design & management Building information modelling Design Data Design data checklist Structural form Structural movement joints Fire resistance periods for structural elements Typical building tolerances Historical use of building materials Selection of materials Selection of floor construction Transportation Temporary/auxiliary works toolkit Soldiers Slimshor compression capacity Slimshor moment capacity Ladder beams Unit beams Basic and Shortcut Tools for Structural Analysis Load factors and limit states Geometric section properties Parallel axis theorem Composite sections Material properties Coefficients of linear thermal expansion Coefficients of friction Sign Conventions Beam bending theory Beam bending and deflection formulae Clapeyron's equations of three moments Continuous beam bending formulae Struts Euler Rigid frames under lateral loads Plates Torsion Taut wires, cables and chains Vibration Eurocodes Eurocode background Eurocodes and European public procurement rules Limit state philosophy and Eurocode partial safety factors Design values of actions-partial load factor combinations Combination factors Summary of combined factors: Persistent situations Comparison of BS and Eurocode partial load factors Design life Actions on Structures Permanent actions Variable actions: Imposed floor loads Typical unit floor and roof loadings Typical 'all up' loads Variable actions: Wind loading Variable actions: Horizontal barrier loads Minimum barrier heights Eurocode combinations of actions for serviceability limit states Typical deflection limits Stability, robustness and disproportionate collapse Stability Robustness, accidental damage and disproportionate collapse Disproportionate collapse requirements with British Standard clause References Reinforced Concrete Summary of material properties Concrete mixes Reinforcement Durability and fire resistance concrete durability Preliminary sizing of concrete elements Reinforced concrete design to BS EN 1992 Punching shear Reinforced concrete column design charts Reinforcement bar bending to BS 8666 Summary of differences with BS BS 8110: Concrete strength Reinforcement Estimates Structural Steel Types of steel products Mild steel section sizes and tolerances Hot rolled section tables Member axes and dimension notation Slenderness Effective length Elastic properties of stainless-steel alloys for design Durability and fire resistances Fire resistance Stainless-Steel design to BS EN 1993-1 Steel design to BS 449 Composite Steel and Concrete Composite flooring elements Summary of material properties Preliminary sizing of composite elements Preliminary sizing Approximate limits on holes in rolled steel beams Timber and Plywood Timber products Summary of material properties Sizes and processing of timber Timber section sizes Laminated timber products Durability and fire resistance Preliminary sizing of timber elements Timber design to BS EN 1995 Modification factors Deflections Timber joints Summary of differences with BS 5268: Structural timber Masonry Summary of material properties Geometry and arrangement brick and block sizes Durability and fire resistance Preliminary sizing of masonry elements Geotechnics Selection of foundations and retaining walls Site investigation Soil classification Typical soil properties Drained conditions, phi' Undrained conditions, phiu = Preliminary sizing Quick estimate design methods for shallow foundations Simplified equations for allowable bearing capacity after Brinch Hansen Quick estimate design methods for deep foundations Introduction to geotechnical design to BS EN 1997 Structural Glass Types of glass products Typical glass section sizes and thicknesses Durability and fire resistance Typical glass sizes for common applications Structural glass design Connections Friction grip connections Holes Bolted connections Non-silicon adhesives Structural silicones Building Elements, Materials, Fixings and Fastenings Waterproofing Basement waterproofing to BS 8102 Screeds Precast concrete hollowcore slabs Bi-metallic corrosion Fixings and fastenings Cold weather working Effect of fire on construction materials Sustainability Environmental indicators Climate change predictions for the United Kingdom Sustainability scenarios and targets Sustainable building design priorities Exposed slabs and thermal mass Embodied energy Construction waste Reclaimed materials Recycled materials Design for demountability Green materials specification Toxicity, health and air quality Sustainable timber Cement substitutes Sustainable aggregates Useful Mathematics Trigonometric relationships Special triangles Equations of curves Standard differentials and integrals Useful Addresses Further Reading Sources Index" ... this excellent little book should remain an important first reference tool for practising engineers and students alike." -Civil Engineering Journal, October 2015 "All in all, the reviewer would wholeheartedly like to commend this concise and yet informative pocket book as an essential reference for all current practitioners as well as for the next generation of engineers." -ICE Proceedings-Structures-Buildings Journal, 2015 "The book, in its previous editions, has been an essential companion of practising engineers, as well as of students of structural design. The new edition fills a great need to provide the essential data for anyone who may be required to use Eurocodes. This applies to practising engineers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of structural design." -Kuldeep S Virdi, Professor Emeritus, City University, London, UK464134 x 204 x 24mm | 539.99g01 Mar 2015Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglish3rd Revised edition213 black & white illustrations, 149 black & white tables008097121031,6854.25US$39.54PaperbackCIMA Publishing
332017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography332018-01-11 13:59:48Human Dimension and Interior Space9780823072712Julius PaneroHuman Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dim320236.22 x 309.88 x 27.94mm | 1,519.53g01 Mar 1992Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglishNew edition300 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index082307271136,0714.2US$37.84US$39.95Julius Panero, AIA, ASID, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an associate professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. He has taught interior design for the last twenty years and was the former chairperson of the Interior Design department at FIT. A graduate of Pratt Institute, where he received a bachelor of architecture's degree, and Columbia University, where he received a master of science degree in urban planning, Panero is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, London. Licensed to practice architecture in New York, Panero is a principal in the consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers. He is also the author of Anatomy for Interior Designers and a contributing author to Time-Saver Standards. Martin Zelnik, AIA, ASID, NCARB, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an assistant professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he has taught interior design for the last ten years. A graduate of Brandeis University, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree, and Columbia University, where he earned a master of architecture degree, Zelnik is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New York Society of Architects, the Interior Design Educators Council, and the American Society of Interior Designers. A special consultant to the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, Zelnick is a principal in the New York consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers.HardbackWhitney Library of Design
342017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography342018-01-11 13:59:52Architect's Pocket Book9780080969596Charlotte Baden-PowellThis handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. It provides guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with planning, use of materials and detailing. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 65,000 copies to the nation's architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can't afford to be without.General Information; Planning; Structures; Services; Building Elements; Materials368122 x 186 x 22mm | 379.99g11 Mar 2011Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglishNew edition008096959368,5114.3PaperbackArchitectural Press
352017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography352018-01-11 13:59:59Metric Handbook9780415725422Pamela Buxton* Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types * Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels * New chapter on flood-aware design * Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout * Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs in every design studio and architecture school library The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types, it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of. As well as building types, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems.Preface Acknowledgements Design Basics 1. Design Information and Dimensional Coordination 2. People and Space 3. People and Movement 4. Access and Inclusion 5. Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings Essentials 6. Structure 7. Materials 8. Thermal Environment 9. Light 10. Sound 11. Fire 12. Flood-aware Design 13. Crime Prevention Design Building Types 14. Agricultural Buildings 15. Auditoria 16. Civic Buildings 17. Community Centres 18. Emergency Services Buildings 19. Hospitals 20. Hotels 21. Houses and Flats 22. Housing for Older People 23. Housing for Students and Young People 24. Industrial Facilities 25. Industrial Storage Buildings 26. Laboratories 27. Libraries 28. Masterplanning and Landscaping 29. Offices 30. Museums, Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces 31. Payment and Counselling Offices 32. Places of Worship 33. Primary Health Care 34. Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities 35. Retail Shops and Stores 36. Schools 37. Security and Counter-terrorism 38. Sports Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor 39. Streets and Spaces for People and Vehicles 40. Studios for Sound and Vision 41. Terminals and Transport Interchanges 42. Tropical design 43. Universities Appendix A - SI System Appendix B - Conversion Factors and Tables Index'Faced with the complexity of design as a student, the Metric Handbook gave me the ingredients so that I could work out how, and what size things should be, to make a building - this remains just as relevant and invaluable now in practice. An essential reference for everyone involved in the building industry.' - John Pardey RIBA, Director John Pardey Architects Praise for the 4th edition 'This book is a great investment as you will use it throughout your career as an architect.' 'I have found that this book is the Bible for all planners, contains so much information that no designer or planner should be without a copy.' 'An essential reference book that should be on the shelf in any design studio.'858210 x 294 x 40mm | 2,419.96g30 Apr 2015Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish5th Revised edition1533 black & white illustrations, 350 black & white tables041572542944,4904.5US$76.31US$85.00Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many national newspapers, consumer magazines and trade publications including the architecture publications Building Design and RIBA Journal. .PaperbackROUTLEDGE
362017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography362018-01-11 14:00:02Architectural Graphics9781119035664Francis D. K. ChingThe bestselling guide to architectural drawing, with new information, examples, and resources Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by one of the leading global authorities on architectural design drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, this essential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to using graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of the author's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively. This updated edition includes new information on orthographic projection in relation to 3D models, and revised explanations of line weights, scale and dimensioning, and perspective drawing to clarify some of the most difficult concepts. New examples of modern furniture, APA facilities, and presentation layout provide more up-to-date visuals, and the Reference Center features all new animations, videos, and practice exercises. Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying design through representation on paper or on screen, and this book is the ultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent to create more effective design communication. * Understand multiview, paraline, and perspective drawing * Master interior sections using a variety of techniques * Render tonal value, enhance depth, and convey illumination * Develop professional-quality layouts for presentations Architectural graphics both inform the design process and serve as the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Complete mastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successful outcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, time delays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. Architectural Graphics is the comprehensive guide to professional architectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in the field.Preface v 1 Drawing Tools and Materials 1 2 Architectural Drafting 17 3 Architectural Drawing Systems 29 4 Multiview Drawings 49 5 Paraline Drawings 91 6 Perspective Drawings 107 7 Rendering Tonal Values 147 8 Rendering Context 185 9 Architectural Presentations 201 10 Freehand Drawing 217 Index 259272213.36 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 793.78g06 Apr 2015John Wiley & Sons IncNew York, United StatesEnglish6th Revised ed.111903566X76,8854.1US$45.20US$54.99FRANCIS D.K. CHING is one of the leading authorities on architectural design drawing around the world. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.Paperback
372017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography372018-01-11 14:00:10Cafe! Best of Coffee Shop Design9783037680452BraunThe design of coffee shops is increasingly on the move. Where cafs have traditionally been viewed as places principally to enjoy a coffee, they have evolved to show a broad range of multifunctional purposes and amenities: They can, for instance, exist as cozy lunch-time meeting spots before abruptly transforming into vibrant late-night bars after sundown. Caf! Best of Coffee Shop Design shows the wide scope of different caf concepts, including coffee bars as integral parts of cutting-edge multipurpose buildings, flagship stores and traditional shops with a contemporary twist. The 40 projects featured comprise an extensive variety of designs and styles, ranging from minimalist, strict and reduced, to opulent and extravagant.400136 x 192 x 32mm | 780.17g16 Apr 2010Braun Publishing AGSalenstein, SwitzerlandEnglish400 farbige Abbildungen303768045887,5534.23Paperback
382017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography382018-01-11 14:00:20The Box9783037681732Sibylle KramerShipping containers are the most conspicuous symbol of the globalized world economy 20 or 40 feet of pure steel reduced to the essentials. They are robust, standardized, inexpensive, universally available, and quickly assembled. Whether as single units, piled on top of each other, or placed in a row, covered or cut open contemporary architecture uses containers as extremely versatile elements for a great variety of contexts. Their aesthetic of practicality accommodates minimalistic temporary solutions, experimental design concepts, as well as highly demanding and complex building structures. The contemporary projects presented in this volume showcase the many functional and creative faces of the utilization of containers. Almost everything seems possible in the developing field of container architecture.192242 x 290 x 24mm | 1,379.98g07 Nov 2014Braun Publishing AGSalenstein, SwitzerlandEnglish1st ed.Mit farbigen Abbildungen303768173X91,2405US$53.87US$59.95Hardback
392017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography392018-01-11 14:00:22Future Practice9780415533546Rory HydeDesigners around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education, research, history, community engagement and more, each representing an emergent role for designers to occupy. Whether the "civic entrepreneur," the "double agent," or the "strategic designer," this book offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice. With a foreword by Dan Hill and interviews with Steve Ashton, ARM; Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab; Camila Bustamante; Mel Dodd, muf_aus; DUS Architects; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang; Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO; Conrad Hamann; Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic; Indy Johar, 00:/;Bruce Mau; Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume; Todd Reisz; Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson; Matt Webb, BERG; Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle; and Liam Young, Unknown FieldsForeword Dan Hill. Introduction. Conversations 1. The Massive Changer: Bruce Mau 2. The Civic Entrepreneur: Indy Johar, 00:/ 3. The Whole Earth Architect: Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO 4. The Double Agent: Mel Dodd, muf_aus 5. The Historian of the Present: Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson 6. The Urban Activist: Camila Bustamante 7. The Contractual Innovator: Steve Ashton, ARM 8. The Near Future Inventor: Matt Webb, BERG 9. The Strategic Designer: Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab 10. The Management Thinkers: Todd Reisz on Consultants 11. The Community Enabler: Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle 12. The New Amsterdam Schoolt: DUS Architects 13. The Professional Generalist: Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang 14. The Architect as Public Intellectual: Conrad Hamann on Robin Boyd 15. The Educator of Excess: Liam Young, Unknown Fields 16. The Editor of the Beyond: Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume 17. The Environmental Medic: Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic. Endnotes. Index. Colophon."That is exactly where the strength of Future Practice is: the book combines a moment of reflection on a wide range of proactive solutions." - Gebiedsontwikkeling "The dialogue format of the texts in Future Practice is pleasant to read and the structure also serves the hurried reader - among the 17 dialogues it's easy for readers to pick those that interest them the most." - Finnish Architectural Review280122 x 184 x 34mm | 299.37g09 Oct 2012Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish63 black & white illustrations041553354683,3044.34US$39.88US$39.95Rory Hyde is a practicing architect working across design, research, broadcasting and building. He is contributing editor of Architecture Australia, and co-host of The Architects, a weekly radio show on architecture, which will be presented in the Australian pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Based in Amsterdam since 2009, Rory has worked with Volume magazine, MVRDV, the NAi, Viktor & Rolf, and Mediamatic.PaperbackROUTLEDGE
402017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography402018-01-11 14:00:34Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture9780415571937Nishat AwanThis book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing.1. Introduction 2. The Motivations of Spatial Agency 3. The Sites of Spatial Agency 4. The Operations of Spatial Agency 5. Other Ways of Doing Architecture"Spatial Agency is a timely and uplifting treatise on the successful ways that architects have addressed some of society's most vexing global problems. With compelling analysis, richly illustrated by inspiring examples of transformative spatial solutions, the authors argue persuasively that the consequences of architecture are as important as the objects of architecture. This accessibly written book is a must read for anyone seeking an ethical understanding of the role of spatial production in the human struggle to create a democratic and sustainable existence." - Leslie Kanes Weisman, Emerita Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and author of Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment (University of Illinois Press) "Spatial Agency's lively entry into the discourse around spatial practice, subjectivity and alterity, inspired by the introduction of Henri Lefebvre and feminist theory into architecture in the mid 1990s, asserts the importance of the concept of agency for understanding architecture's counter-culture over the past 30 years. This succinct and stylish handbook provides the reader with an essential resource for grasping the extraordinarily diverse range of ethical architectural practice. Here is a truly global map of inspiring 'spatial agents' who collectively define architecture - against the grain." - Jane Rendell, Vice Dean of Research at the Bartlett, UCL, and author of Art and Architecture (2006), Site-Writing (2010) and co-editor of Critical Architecture (2007) "Ultimately this is a valuable book for those interested in pursuing alternatives to traditional architecture, those searching for ideas about how to make positive change when other means are not available, and for those gauging the state of architecture today." - Archidose "The book presents, from an easy and open approach, different ways of understanding the new ways of doing architecture. In all cases it is evident that the spatial production does not imply exclusively to architects and development possibilities are endless. An optimistic crisis for architecture." - Arquilecturas "'A timely study that raises vital issues for the future'. Such were the words recently used by the Royal Institute of British Architects in announcing its decision to award the 2011 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research to Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture, the book edited by Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffield, and Jeremy Till of the University of Westminster... Amid the rhetoric that often surrounds these events, the succinct description does indeed do justice to the work compiled by the three academics and the intellectual platform supporting it. A reflective analysis of the various ways of contributing to change in the built environment outside the canonical plots of professional practice, Spatial Agency tackles some of the central tenets of architecture as a discipline, asking whether these in fact maintain currency for both the profession and the built environment." - Paolo Tombesi, Construction Management and Economics, September 2012224186 x 242 x 22mm | 639.56g21 Jul 2011Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish202 colour illustrations041557193682,2154.28US$49.52US$49.95Tatjana Schneider (Lecturer, University of Sheffield) and Jeremy Till (Dean, University of Westminster and author of the award winning book Architecture Depends) collaborated before on their book Flexible Housing (which won the 2007 RIBA President's Award for Research). This time they are joined by Nishat Awan (Researcher).PaperbackROUTLEDGE
412017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography412018-01-11 14:00:39Architecture Depends9780262518789Jeremy TillPolemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.Architecture depends -- on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans -- at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy. Architects, however, tend to deny this, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. With Architecture Depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Mixing anecdote, design, social theory, and personal experience, Till's writing is always accessible, moving freely between high and low registers, much like his suggestions for architecture itself.Till's book is about the world he knows and how one conveys ideas behind architecture. It is a superbly written, frequently fascinating set of arguments that will support architects who wish to use the messy stuff of life for their own advantage. -- Tim Abrahams * Blueprint * Thought-provoking and important... Architecture Depends raises the question of the relationship of architecture and life to a new level. -- Anni Vartola * Arkkitehti (Finland) * The book performs a wonderful contextualizing function, making architectural intervention, from idea to event, depend on the wide range of human habits and spheres of influence that we normally sum up as 'the world'. -- Lucas Freeman * Scapegoat * Architecture Depends is an attempt to save the profession from itself and a manifesto for an architecture that acknowledges its relationship with the world and its duty to others...This is a brave, enjoyable, affirming and important book and I actually felt sad to have finished it. -- Flora Samuel * Times Higher Education (Book of the Week) * Boldly and elegantly, Architecture Depends asserts that architecture is absolutely dependent upon the 'contingent', difficult and perverse factors that architects have long tried to ignore in an effort to be pure, self-important and professional...What Till's book achieves is to set out with great clarity the territory in which the debate around future action must take place. -- Robert Mull * Architects' Journal *272144.78 x 218.44 x 20.32mm | 430.91g08 Feb 2013MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish23 b&w illus.026251878396,4674.15US$18.78Jeremy Till is Dean of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster and a partner at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Their projects include the pioneering 9 Stock Orchard Street (The Strawbale House and Quilted Office), winner of multiple awards. He represented Britain at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.PaperbackMIT Press
422017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography422018-01-11 14:00:45The Passivhaus Designer's Manual9780415522694Christina J. HopfePassivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus provides a robust 'fabric first' approach from which to make the next step. The Passivhaus Designers Manual is the most comprehensive technical guide available to those wishing to design and build Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings. As a technical reference for architects, engineers and construction professionals The Passivhaus Designers Manual provides: * State of the art guidance for anyone designing or working on a Passivhaus project; * In depth information on building services, including high performance ventilation systems and ultra-low energy heating and cooling systems; * Holistic design guidance encompassing: daylight design, ecological materials, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and economics; * Practical advice on procurement methods, project management and quality assurance; * Renewable energy systems suitable for Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings; * Practical case studies from the UK, USA, and Germany amongst others; * Detailed worked examples to show you how it's done and what to look out for; * Expert advice from 20 world renowned Passivhaus designers, architects, building physicists and engineers. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full colour illustrations, and presented by two highly experienced specialists, this is your one-stop shop for comprehensive practical information on Passivhaus and Zero Energy buildings.About the Book. Contributor Biographies. Foreword by Amory Lovins. Preface Christina J. Hopfe and Robert S. McLeod 1. Introduction: Climate Change and the Built Environment Robert S. McLeod and Christina J. Hopfe 2. Thermal Comfort Louise Wille and Darren Woolf 3. Building Envelope: Construction Types and Window Design Niall Crosson, Christina J. Hopfe and Robert S. McLeod 4. Lighting and Daylighting Myriam Aries and Jan Wienold 5. Heat and Moisture Assessment Florian Antretter et al. 6. Heat and Hot Water Generation for Domestic Buildings Marek Miara 7. Heating and Cooling of Non-Residential Buildings Doreen Kalz 8. Ventilation Concepts: Planning and Implementation Michael Swainson 9. Renewable Energy Technologies Andrew Peel 10. Site Management and Quality Assurance John Morehead 11. PH Economics Nick Newman and Richard Whidborne 12. Passivhaus Refurbishment (EnerPHit) - a case study Ludwig Rongen Bibliography Index'The Passivhaus Designer's Manual is an excellent guide to the many facets of Passivhaus design. And it will become the reference book of choice for many Passivhaus Designers.' - Elrond Burrell 'There's a mystique around the whole idea of Passivhaus, and there really shouldn't be. As this amazing manual so powerfully reveals, it's a simple, elegant set of design principles, in which lies the promise of a truly sustainable built environment for everyone, anywhere in the world.' - Jonathon Porritt, Founder and Director, Forum for the Future, UK 'Much more than a design guide for Passivhaus, this manual provides an excellent holistic view of good, low energy and sustainable design practice with contributions from a range of international experts. Principles, theory, and practice are clearly explained without recourse to detailed mathematical analysis making this guide accessible to a wide range of professionals; an impressive level of detail and scope.' - Michael Holmes, consultant to Arup and principal author of CIBSE Guide A (Section 5 -Thermal Design), UK 'The Passivhaus Designer's Manual perfectly illustrates that energy doesn't have to be associated with something dirty or negative. It can be innovative, techy, clean, some would even say sexy. There is great room for creativity when it comes to energy efficiency, and this book is the proof of that.' - Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union, Belgium 'A very useful reference which adds to the knowledge and understanding of the Passivhaus standard as a potential solution to the need to reduce energy consumption.' - Andrew McFarlane, Building Engineer346189 x 246 x 20.32mm | 929g09 Dec 2015Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish146 colour illustrations, 27 colour tables041552269290,9834.33US$56.85US$56.95Christina J. Hopfe is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sustainable Building Design at Loughborough University. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of CIBSE. She has a Dipl-Ing in Civil Engineering from TU Darmstadt, Germany, and a PhD in Building Performance Simulation from TU/e, the Netherlands. Robert S. McLeod is an Associate of the Building Research Establishment and a freelance building performance consultant. He is one of the UK's leading Passivhaus designers and experts in low carbon design. He has a PhD in Building Physics from Cardiff University and is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of IMeche.Paperback
432017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography432018-01-11 14:00:55High Line9780374532994Joshua DavidHow two New Yorkers led the transformation of a derelict elevated railway into a grand--and beloved--open space The High Line, a new park atop an ele-vated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. The story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space. Joshua David and Robert Hammond met in 1999 at a community board meeting to consider the fate of the High Line. Built in the 1930s, it carried freight trains to the West Side when the area was defined by factories and warehouses. But when trains were replaced by truck transport, the High Line became obsolete. By century's end it was a rusty, forbidding ruin. Plants grew between the tracks, giving it a wild and striking beauty. David and Hammond loved the ruin and saw in it an opportunity to create a new way to experience their city. Over ten years, they did so. In this candid and inspiring book-- lavishly illustrated--they tell how they relied on skill, luck, and good timing: a crucial court ruling, an inspiring design contest, the enthusiasm of Mayor Bloomberg, the concern for urban planning issues following 9/11. Now the High Line--a half-mile expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vistas--runs through a transformed West Side and reminds us that extraordinary things are possible when creative people work together for the common good."This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, The New York Times"This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --Travel + Leisure"A fascinating first-person tale." --The New York Observer"The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour"If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik"There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning. "Sam Roberts, The New York Times" This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark. "Travel + Leisure" A fascinating first-person tale. "The New York Observer" The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park. "Paul Goldberger" This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement. "Robert A. Caro" This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes. "Anna Wintour" If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger. "Edmund White" The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life. "Adam Gopnik" There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off. "Kurt Andersen"" "This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, "The New York Times""This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --"Travel + Leisure""A fascinating first-person tale." --"The New York Observer""The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour "If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik "There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen "The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vi339160 x 240 x 30mm | 821g11 Oct 2011Farrar, Straus & Giroux IncNew York, United StatesEnglishMaps; Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white0374532990128,0283.96US$32.27Joshua David and Robert Hammond cofounded Friends of the High Line in 1999. David has written for Gourmet, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other magazines. Hammond was awarded a Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2009. In 2010 they were awarded the Jane Jacobs Medal for their work on the High Line.Paperback
442017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography442018-01-11 14:01:06Mongrel Rapture9780987228161Mark RaggattMongrel Rapture is the first major monograph on Ashton Raggatt McDougall, one of the most significant architectural practices in Australia. ARM's architecture draws from a diverse territory of inspiration, including Michelangelo and Robert Venturi, computer programming and biblical verse. It has been celebrated--and occasionally execrated--by critics and the public alike, yet, despite the work's capacity to polarise, the practice has produced some of Australia's most significant buildings. These include the National Museum of Australia, Canberra (2001), Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Theatre Company Southbank Theatre (2008), Perth Arena (2012) and the Barak Building at Swanston Square (2015), which puts the portrait of Wurundjeri Elder William Barak at the northern tip of Melbourne's civic axis. Mongrel Rapture is a book of many parts, including an extensive selection of architectural drawings, a rich photographic portfolio of key projects, and invited contributions from writers, critics and architects from around the world.It also includes a substantial body of texts on the practice itself, most importantly through a series of compelling texts by ARM directors Ian McDougall and Howard Raggatt. These are revealing and, at times, confronting. Independent contributors include Charles Jencks, Mark C Taylor, Leon van Schaik, Harriet Edquist, Conrad Hamann, Vivian Mitsogianni, John Macarthur and Naomi Stead. This exquisite volume, designed by renowned Australian graphic artist Stuart Geddes, is an illuminated manuscript every bit as provocative and puzzling as ARM's buildings. It contains dynamic QR codes that point to a wealth of exclusive digital material beyond the book's pages, including drawings of all of ARM's major public buildings, conceptual animations and audio material. Ranting, funny, and reflective in turn, Mongrel Rapture is many books in one binding. It radically rethinks what an architecture publication can be.1616175.01 x 249.94 x 59.94mm | 1,891.47g15 Aug 2015Uro PublicationsCollingwood, VIC, AustraliaEnglish600 colour, 550 b&w0987228161107,1695US$76.00Hardback
452017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography452018-01-11 14:01:10How to Architect9780262516990Doug PattThe basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.The word "architect" is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb--coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. In How to Architect, Patt--an architect and the creator of a series of wildly popular online videos about architecture--presents the basics of architecture in A-Z form, starting with "A is for Asymmetry" (as seen in Chartres Cathedral and Frank Gehry), detouring through "N is for Narrative," and ending with "Z is for Zeal" (a quality that successful architects tend to have, even in fiction--see T he Fountainhead's architect-hero Howard Roark.) How to Architect is a book to guide you on the road to architecture. If you are just starting on that journey or thinking about becoming an architect, it is a place to begin. If you are already an architect and want to remind yourself of what drew you to the profession, it is a book of affirmation. And if you are just curious about what goes into the design and construction of buildings, this book tells you how architects think. Patt introduces each entry with a hand-drawn letter, and accompanies the text with illustrations that illuminate the concept discussed: a fallen Humpty Dumpty illustrates the perils of fragile egos; photographs of an X-Acto knife and other hand tools remind us of architecture's nondigital origins. How to Architect offers encouragement to aspiring architects but also mounts a defense of architecture as a profession--by calling out a defiant verb: architect!144124.46 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 181.44g24 May 2012MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish65 b&w illus.0262516993150,4613.72US$14.92US$16.95Doug Patt is a registered licensed architect in Pennsylvania and has taught architecture at Pennsylvania State University and Northampton Community College. He has a popular Web site and a widely viewed YouTube channel, both also called "How to Architect."PaperbackMIT Press
462017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography462018-01-11 14:01:21Design Brooklyn9781617690525Anne HellmanDesign Brooklyn shows us the architecture, interiors and design trends of New York's hottest borough. The book takes us inside restored brownstones, renovated townhouses and private gardens, and shows us the latest in public space design and architecture. With a forward by the Beastie Boys' Mike D and introduction by a Brooklyn historian, the book makes clear why a Brooklyn identity is so trend-setting in today's design world and why the design solutions found here are so distinctive. Illustrated with more than 150 original photos, the book is organized by themes found throughout the borough's private and public spaces: vintage innovation, counterculture, modern concepts, historical renovation, green living and Brooklyn industry. The selections represent a variety of different Brooklyn neighborhoods, each with its own history, architecture, and interior design trends, reflecting the personal styles of the people who live there. From BAM's Richard B Fisher Building, to Fort Greene Park, to Flavor Paper's Boerum Hill building (housing both its industrial space and a private residence), Design Brooklyn will appeal to anyone interested in urban living and design and trend-setting Brooklyn style.256208.28 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,406.13g01 Nov 2013Stewart, Tabori & Chang IncNew York, United StatesEnglish150 colour photographs161769052X153,6373.84US$35.78US$40.01Anne Hellman is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She is the co-author most recently of LogoLounge 7 and of Designers on Design. She is a regular contributor to the LogoLounge.com blog. Michel Arnaud is an acclaimed photographer of interiors and fashion. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Architectural Digest, Oprah, The New York Times and InStyle. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the U.S.Hardback
472017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography472018-01-11 14:01:24The Business of Design9781616890186Keith GranetFor thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In his new book, The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business - from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. Inspired by Granet's own course on running a successful design practice as well as his experience guiding over four hundred design firms, The Business of Design is organized into six clear chapters interwoven with stories, the author's own experiences and life lessons. The Business of Design guides the reader through the steps of creating a successful firm, from the initial foundation of a design practice, to financial management, marketing and public relations, human resources, and project management. The last chapter, on product development, explores the growing trend in the design profession to develop products and bring them to the marketplace, allowing designers to share their voice with a larger audience. The Business of Design includes a foreword by M. Arthur Gensler and interviews with individual architects and designers who have made their mark on the profession, including Michael Graves, John Merrill, A. Eugene Kohn, Victoria Hagan, and Richard Meier. These esteemed architects and designers share the benefits of their experience as well as their own take on the business of design. A vibrant and enticing look at the business side of design practice, this graphically beautiful book is neither dry nor intimidating. "Think it's impossible to make a business using your creativity? Think again! Keith Granet shows you how to make your design business a success. This book is a must-read for every designer."-Jonathan Adler "The Business of Design is the essential guide about the design business. It's filled with invaluable information that covers all aspects of this often complicated and challenging business. Keith's straightforward, no-nonsense approach to finding success makes this a must-read for established designers or anyone just starting out. I've made this mandatory reading for everyone at Thom Filicia Incorporated!" - Thom Filicia "Down to earth, common sense advice drawn from good old fashioned experience, Keith Granet gives the industry what it has been waiting for, THE book on just that. Concise, clearly written, this is NO textbook boilerplate. Trust me, you will underline. . . and feel good about what you do know and aspire to all the rest. READ ON. You will be referring to it often." - Charlotte Moss "Architecture may be an art, but it's also a service profession. To become a good architect requires a passionate dedication to the creative design process. To become a successful one means also understanding that it's a business, a unique one perhaps, but still a business. Keith Granet's The Business of Design will help get you there faster, creative talent intact." - Marc Appleton"In an industry perceived more for its beauty than its money-making ability, Granet's book offers the first steps for designers and architects to start, as the title suggests, balancing creativity and profitability... The business advice he imparts could be applicable to any small-business owner." --USA Today208208.28 x 259.08 x 25.4mm | 839.14g24 Aug 2011PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish75 colour illustrations1616890185150,0083.82US$35.86US$40.01Hardback
482017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography482018-01-11 14:01:34An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture9781477258002Scott A BernardAn Introduction to Enterprise Architecture is the culmination of several decades of experience that I have gained through work initially as an information technology manager and then as a consultant to executives in the public and private sectors. I wrote this book for three major reasons: (1) to help move business and technology planning from a systems and process-level view to a more strategy-driven enterprise-level view, (2) to promote and explain the emerging profession of EA, and (3) to provide the first textbook on the subject of EA, which is suitable for graduate and undergraduate levels of study. To date, other books on EA have been practitioner books not specifically oriented toward a student who may be learning the subject with little to no previous exposure. Therefore, this book contains references to related academic research and industry best practices, as well as my own observations about potential future practices and the direction of this emerging profession.340152 x 226 x 30mm | 539.77g10 Aug 2012AUTHORHOUSEBloomington IN, United StatesEnglishblack & white illustrations1477258000204,8643.6US$28.13Paperback
492017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography492018-01-11 14:01:36Architecture Depends9780262012539Jeremy TillPolemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.Architecture depends -- on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans -- at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy. Architects, however, tend to deny this, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. With Architecture Depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Mixing anecdote, design, social theory, and personal experience, Till's writing is always accessible, moving freely between high and low registers, much like his suggestions for architecture itself.Till's book is about the world he knows and how one conveys ideas behind architecture. It is a superbly written, frequently fascinating set of arguments that will support architects who wish to use the messy stuff of life for their own advantage. -- Tim Abrahams * Blueprint * Thought-provoking and important... Architecture Depends raises the question of the relationship of architecture and life to a new level. -- Anni Vartola * Arkkitehti (Finland) * The book performs a wonderful contextualizing function, making architectural intervention, from idea to event, depend on the wide range of human habits and spheres of influence that we normally sum up as 'the world'. -- Lucas Freeman * Scapegoat * Architecture Depends is an attempt to save the profession from itself and a manifesto for an architecture that acknowledges its relationship with the world and its duty to others...This is a brave, enjoyable, affirming and important book and I actually felt sad to have finished it. -- Flora Samuel * Times Higher Education (Book of the Week) * Boldly and elegantly, Architecture Depends asserts that architecture is absolutely dependent upon the 'contingent', difficult and perverse factors that architects have long tried to ignore in an effort to be pure, self-important and professional...What Till's book achieves is to set out with great clarity the territory in which the debate around future action must take place. -- Robert Mull * Architects' Journal *272156 x 232 x 26mm | 621.42g07 Apr 2010MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish23 b&w illus.0262012537101,9164.15US$40.64Jeremy Till is Dean of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster and a partner at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Their projects include the pioneering 9 Stock Orchard Street (The Strawbale House and Quilted Office), winner of multiple awards. He represented Britain at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.HardbackMIT Press
502017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography502018-01-11 14:01:42The Great American House9780847838721Gil Schafer IIIArchitect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscapes to create homes with a feeling of history. Schafer specialises in building new 'old' houses, as well as renovating historic homes.."..a stunning testimony to a life well-lived. His work melds the best of the past, present and future, with each home beautifully thought out, romantic and dreamy. Each of the 256 pages in this tome is an inspiration to build one perfect home in your lifetime." "Papercity.com""These pages document Schafer's love...and illustrate how thoughtful architecture can infuse the spaces in which we live with meaning."" Veranda Magazine""I opened the book, and before I knew it, a few hours had passed. And really, I can't imagine a better way to spend a few hours than to read Gil's engaging text and pore over the big, beautiful photos of his work." "The Peak of Chic""Anyone that has loved a house--or wants to fall in love all over again with their old one should get this book. Better yet-if you don't believe in Love- get the book, Schafer will convince you it can be found at Home." "Littleaugury.com""This is a remarkably good book, ""The Great American House,"" should be on your list." "mrsblandings.blogspot.com"256261.62 x 312.42 x 27.94mm | 2,086.51g28 Nov 2017Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish250 Colour Photographs0847838722143,8624.12US$69.12Award-winning architect and AD 100 member Gil Schafer is consistently recognized as one of the world's experts on contemporary classical architecture. From 1999 to 2006, Schafer served as president and then chairman of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. His work has been featured in many publications, including Elle Decor and the New York Times. Bunny Williams is an acclaimed interior designer and the author of four books, including An Affair with a House.Hardback
512017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography512018-01-11 14:01:52Graphic Design for Architects9780415522618Karen LewisGraphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics - to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process - not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects' work. In this way, readers don't have to search through graphic design books to figure out what's relevant to them - this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.Introduction: Architects for Graphic Design Part 1: Presenting Yourself 1. Portfolios 2. Resumes Part 2: Presenting to an Audience 3. Competitions 4. Presentations 5. Books Part 3: Architectural Communication 6. Diagrams 7. Information Graphics 8. Maps Part 4: Communication as Architecture 8. Signage and Wayfinding 9. Super Graphics'By clearly demonstrating, both as an example itself as well as through explaining its procedures, the numerous formats and techniques within architecture's extended field of production and reproduction (Portfolios, RFQs, Proposal Books - the extensive combinations of images, texts, diagrams, and spreadsheets that are, in total, and in various permutations, the architect's mode d'emploi) Graphic Design for Architects is not only a useful subject, but also a required skill, and now a necessary volume for any architect's studio bookshelf.' - John McMorrough, Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA 'Graphic Design for Architects - A Manual for Visual Communication is a comprehensive overview that is compelling for both written content and the wide-ranging use of graphic examples in the book. The combination of interviews together with numerous contributors adds a wealth of experience and knowledge into this work. I'm fairly certain that most readers will learn something from this book as it is filled with examples and alternative approaches. For the non-architect, this book will reveal some the architectural secret-sauce that is commonly seen on project sights - thereby helping the reader to appreciate what the architect was trying to do with his presentation.' - Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine224192 x 242 x 22mm | 657.71g11 Aug 2015Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish10 colour tables, 258 colour illustrations, 133 colour line drawings0415522617210,5664.11US$41.32Karen Lewis is an architect, educator and designer who works at the intersection of information, architecture and landscape. Her design work and research in infrastructural systems, data visualization and graphic techniques have been recognized internationally. Currently Karen Lewis is a tenured professor on the architecture faculty at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, USA.PaperbackROUTLEDGE
522017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography522018-01-11 14:01:58Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book9780415501101Duncan CartlidgeThis second edition of the Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focussed coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features include: * the structure of the construction industry * cost forecasting and feasibility studies * measurement and quantification, with NRM2 and SMM7 examples * estimating and bidding * whole life costs * contract selection * final account procedure. This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer's budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above.Preface 1. The Quantity Surveyor and the Construction Industry (The construction industry, The building team, Regulations and Controls, Sustainability, Site Waste Management Plans) 2. Forecasting Costs and Values (RIBA outline Plan of Work 2007, Cost Planning, Approximate Estimating, Elemental Cost Planning, Elemental Cost Control, The Property Market, Taxation, Sources of Finance, Risk Analysis, Whole Life Costs, Value Management) 3. Measurement and Quantification (Methods of Measurement, Measurement Conventions, Specifications) 4. Procurement (Guidelines, Single Stage Selective Tendering, Tender Evaluation, Two Stage Tendering, Design and Build, Package Deals, Management Contracting, Partnering / Alliancing, Prime Contracting, Frameworks, Public Private Partnerships, European Union Procurement) 5. Pricing and Tendering (Subcontractors, Domestic Subcontractors, Nominated/Named Subcontractors, The Nomination Process, Collateral Warranties, Named Subcontractors, Unit Rate and Operational Estimating, Estimating, Managing the Pricing Process, E-tendering, E-Auctions, Reverse Auctions) 6. Contract Procedure (Contract Procedure, Contract Administration, Site Organisation) 7. Final Account (Final Account, Variation Account, Pro-rate Pricing) Useful Links and Contacts. Further Reading. Useful measurement rules and conventions. Index440122 x 184 x 26mm | 399.99g28 Sep 2012Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish2nd Revised edition70 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables0415501105229,6214.14Duncan Cartlidge is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with more than twenty-five years involvement in construction. His experience includes private practice in both the UK and Europe, commercial management for leading European contractors, and managing and delivering graduate and postgraduate programmes in surveying and related topics. He is an Associate Tutor at the College of Estate Management, Reading, and a Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, and sits on the Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group Board of the RICS. www.duncancartlidge.co.ukPaperbackROUTLEDGE
532017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography532018-01-11 14:02:02Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work9780750686167Martin BrookEstimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a contract, often defined by complex conditions and documents, as well as to appreciate the technical requirements of the project. Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work explains the job of the estimator through every key stage, from early cost studies to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. This new edition reflects recent developments in the field such as new tendering and procurement methods; the move from basic estimating to cost-planning and the greater emphasis placed on partnering and collaborative working. It also includes changes to pricing, rates, terminology and technology to bring the book completely up-to date. Clearly-written and illustrated with examples, notes and technical documentation the book is ideal for students on construction-related courses needing to understand these essential processes or professionals beginning in industry.Preface. Acknowledgements. List of figures. Abbreviations used in the text. 1. Organisation of the estimating function 2. Procurement paths 3. Forms of contract 4. Tender documentation 5. Estimating methods 6. Contractor selection and decision to tender 7. Project appreciation 8. Enquiries to suppliers and sub-contractors 9. Tender planning and method statements 10. Resource costs ? labour, materials and plant 11. Unit rate pricing 12. Sub-contractors and nominated suppliers 13. Fluctuations 14. Provisional sums and dayworks 15. Project overheads 16. Cashflow forecasts 17. Completing the estimate and final tender review 18. Tender submission and results 19. Action with the successful tender 20. Computer-aided estimating Further reading. Index380188 x 246 x 20mm | 839.14g18 Aug 2008Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglish4th Revised edition1, black & white illustrations0750686162169,1793.5US$44.67US$47.95By Martin Brook, Carillion UK, FCIOB, Chairman of CIOB Procurement Committee, UKPaperbackButterworth-Heinemann Ltd
542017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography542018-01-11 14:02:12The Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations9781849198899The Institution of Engineering and TechnologyThe Electrician's Guide to the Building Regulations will ensure domestic installers not only comply with the requirements for electrical safety, but also with other relevant parts, including Fire Safety, Ventilation and Conservation of Energy. Many of the changes in Amendment 3 of BS 7671:2008 (the IET Wiring Regulations) are reflected in this essential guide to the Building Regulations. These include (but are not limited to): * Changes to definitions throughout the Regulations * Changes to earth fault loop impedances for all protective devices * Consumer units (to come into effect January 2016) * Circuit-breakers used as functional switches * Isolation of outdoor lighting * Cables in bathrooms * Outdoor lighting * ELV lighting Ensure that your work meets the new standards and improves your safety and that of homeowners by following the new guidance. Amendment 3 published on 5 January 2015 and comes into effect on 1 July 2015. All new installations from this point must comply with Amendment 3 to BS 7671:2008.* Section 1: Legislation * Section 2: Design, selection and erection of electrical installations * Section 3: Mains position * Section 4: Circuit specifications * Section 5: Kitchens, special installations, special locations, etc. * Section 6: Inspection and testing * Section 7: Safe working * Section 8: Maintenance * Section 9: Three-phase supplies * Section 10: Other Building Regulations * Section 11: Identification of conductors * Section 12: Scottish Building Regulations * Section 13: Welsh Building Regulations * Appendix A: The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification * Appendix B: Electrical installation competent person schemes * Appendix C: Building Regulations: Third Party Certification Schemes - Conditions of Authorisation * Appendix D: Approved Document B: Fire safety, Volume 1 - Dwellinghouses * Appendix E: Safety instructions240148 x 210 x 17.78mm | 476.27g19 Aug 2015Institution of Engineering and TechnologyStevenage, United KingdomEnglish4th Revised edition1849198896261,7105US$37.06US$40.01Spiral bound
552017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography552018-01-11 14:02:17Structural Engineering Formulas9780071794282Ilya MikhelsonPRACTICAL, PORTABLE, AND PACKED WITH UP-TO-DATE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FORMULAS Thoroughly revised with more than 300 new formulas, this compact yet comprehensive compilation puts essential data related to the design and analysis of engineering structures at your fingertips. Structural Engineering Formulas, Second Edition covers a wide range of topics, including statics, soils, foundations, retaining structures, pipes, and tunnels, and explains the use and application of each ready-to-use formula. This time-saving reference for civil engineers is also invaluable to students and those studying for licensing exams. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Stress and strain-methods of analysis | Properties of geometric sections | Beams--diagrams and formulas for various loading conditions | Frames--diagrams and formulas for various static loading conditions | Arches--diagrams and formulas for various loading conditions | Trusses--method of joints and method of section analysis | Plates--bending moments for various support and loading conditions | Soils | Foundations | Retaining structures | Pipes and tunnels--bending moments for various static loading conditionsPreface Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Basis of Structural Analysis Chapter 1: Stress and Strain: Methods of Analysis Chapter 2: Properties of Geometric Sections Part II: Statics Chapter 3: Beams Chapter 4: Frames Chapter 5: Arches Chapter 6: Trusses Chapter 7: Plates Part III: Soils and Foundations Chapter 8: Soils Chapter 9: Foundations Part IV: Retaining Structures Chapter 10: Retaining Structures Chapter 11: Retaining Structures Part V: Pipes and Tunnels Chapter 12: Pipes and Tunnels Chapter 13: Pipes and Tunnels (part 2) Appendix272156 x 232 x 22mm | 519.99g06 Dec 2013McGraw-Hill Education - EuropeUnited StatesEnglish2nd edition007179428X208,1364.14US$45.21Ilya Mikhelson had more than 30 years of experience in design, research, and teaching design of bridges, tunnels, subway stations, and buildings. He wrote numerous publications, including Precast Concrete for Underground Construction, Tunnels, and Subways and Building Structures. Tyler G. Hicks, PE, is a consulting engineer and a successful engineering book author. He has worked in plant design and operation in a variety of industries, taught at several engineering schools, and lectured both in the United States and abroad. Mr. Hicks holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York. He is the author of more than 20 books in engineering and related fields, including Civil Engineering Formulas, Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Calculations, and Handbook of Energy Engineering Calculations.HardbackMCGRAW-HILL Professional
562017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography562018-01-11 14:02:19Constructed Narratives9783037785171David AdjayeConstructed Narratives brings together essays and several recently completed buildings by David Adjaye, in the United States and elsewhere. In the essays, Adjaye shows how his approach to the design of temporary pavilions and furniture, private houses, and installations at the 2015 Venice Biennale feeds into his designs for public buildings. Other essays discuss his engagement with geography, the urban environment, his approach to materiality, and architectural types. The presented projects include two public libraries and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, all in Washington D.C., a residential mixed-use building in New York, and a hybrid art-retail building in Beirut. Two of Adjaye's current projects are also included.300165 x 240 x 27.94mm | 975.22g25 Jan 2017Lars Müller PublishersBaden, SwitzerlandEnglishAprrox 3503037785179456,345US$39.96US$49.00DAVID ADJAYE (*1966) is a Ghanaian-British architect. In 2009 he was selected to design the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.PETER ALLISON is an architectural writer. He has contributed widely to exhibition catalogs and international publications on architecture, and has edited several publications on David Adjaye.Hardback
572017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography572018-01-11 14:02:29The E-Myth Architect9780983500193Michael E Gerber218144 x 220 x 24mm | 439.98g03 Mar 2014Michael E. Gerber CompaniesCarlsbad, Calif, United KingdomEnglishIllustrations, black and white0983500193215,7244.46US$31.58Hardback
582017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography582018-01-11 14:02:30Piranesi: The Complete Etchings9783836559409Luigi FicacciArchaeology and imagination: Impossible staircases and startling ruins from Italy s master engraverThe most famous 18th-century copper engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 1778) made his name with etchings of ancient Rome. His startling, chiaroscuro images imbued the city s archaeological ruins with drama and romance and became favorite souvenirs for the Grand Tourists who travelled Italy in pursuit of classical culture and education.Today, Piranesi is renowned not just for shaping the European imagination of Rome but also for his elaborate series of fanciful prisons Carceri d Invenzione, which have influenced generations of creatives since, from the Surrealists to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allen Poe, Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka.Loosely based on contemporary stage sets rather than the actual dingy dungeons of Piranesi s day, these intricate images defy architectural reality to play instead with perspective, lighting, and scale. Staircases exist on two planes simultaneously; vast, vaulted ceilings seem to soar up to the heavens; interior and exterior distinctions collapse. With a low viewpoint and small, fragile figures, the prison scenes become monstrous mega-cities of incarceration, celebrated to this day as masterworks of existentialist drama.About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite!Text in English, French, and German"856147 x 198 x 46mm | 1,315g01 Jun 2016Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish3836559404164,4854.3US$26.59Hardback
592017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography592018-01-11 14:02:33Xs - Small Houses Big Time9783037682029Lisa BakerRising rents, the desire for a simpler life, the aim for sustainability, or the wish to posses a relocatable home: These are just a few reasons why the market for small houses has become increasingly popular in recent years. The "Tiny House Movement" lifestyle trend, which began in the Unites States, has spread throughout the entire world driven by the construction and financial crisis. Even though there are many regional variations, all residences of this type share a major feature - on an area of up to 60 square meters (500 square feet) they provide all necessities of life. Nowadays, they are no longer designed by individual solo fighters but also by renowned architects who take on the simple yet challenging task and develop the enthralling room concepts and spatial solutions that are presented in this volume.304241 x 242 x 41mm | 1,530g07 Jan 2016Braun Publishing AGSalenstein, SwitzerlandEnglishMit farbigen Abbildungen3037682027279,8383.5US$42.26US$49.95Hardback
602017-03-13 17:58:4422022-09-22 12:21:09Architecture: Professional PracticeArchitectureArt & Photography602018-01-11 14:02:45Artificial Love9780262692854Paul ShepheardA vision of architecture that includes sculpture, machines, and technology and encapsulates the history of the human species.According to Paul Shepheard, architecture is the rearranging of the world for human purposes. Sculpture, machines, and landscapes are all architecture-every bit as much as buildings are. In his writings, Shepheard examines old assumptions about architecture and replaces the critical theory of the academic with the active theory of the architect-citizen enamored of the world around him. Artificial Love weaves together three stories about architecture into one. The first, about machines as architecture, leads to speculations about technology and the human condition and to the assertion that machines are the sculptures of today. The second story is about the ways that architecture reflects the tribal and personal desires of those who make it. In the West, ideas of community, multiculturalism, and globalization compete furiously, leaving architecture to exist as it always has, as the past in the present. The third story features individual people experiencing their lives in the context of architecture. Here, Shepheard borrows the rhetorical device of Shakespeare's seven ages of man to propose that each person's life imitates the accumulating history of the human species. Shepheard's version of the history of humans is a technological one, in which machines become sculpture and sculpture becomes architecture. For Shepheard, our machines do not separate us from nature. Rather, our technology is our nature, and we cannot but be in harmony with nature. The change that we have wrought in the world, he says, is a wonderful and powerful thing.Unlike many such books on design, Shepheard's is accessible and entertaining. -- Will Yandik * Architectural Record * Shepheard seamlessly meshes Shakespeare, Greek mythology, the tale of the origins of Islam and stories from his own life. -- Liz Bailey * The Architects' Journal * Shepheard is that very rare thing - an architect who can write, beautifully. -- Tom Dyckhoff * London Times * A book that challenges the reader to reconsider deeply his relationship to the built world. * Azure *310138 x 214 x 20mm | 359.99g08 Jun 2003MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish11 illus.0262692856341,6043.31US$24.96Paul Shepheard is an architect living in London.PaperbackMIT Press
612017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography612018-01-11 14:02:53Delirious New York9781885254009Rem KoolhaasSince its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.Delirious New YorkIntroduction Prehistory Coney Island: The Technology of the Fantastic The Double Life of Utopia: The Skyscraper The Frontier in the Sky The Skyscraper Theorists The Lives of a Block: The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Empire State Building Definitive Instability: The Downtown Athletic Club How Perfect Perfection Can Be: The Creation of Rockefeller Center The Talents of Raymond Hood All the Rockefeller Centers Radio City Music Hall: The Fun Never Sets Kremlin on Fifth Avenue 2 Postscripts Europeans: Biuer! Dali and Le Corbusier Conquer New York Postmortem Appendix: A Fictional Conclusion Notes Acknowledgments Credits"Seduces and entices through Koolhaas' witty travelogue and ultimately persuades the reader through the book in just one sitting."320184 x 238 x 20mm | 939.99g11 Aug 2011Monacelli PressNew York, United StatesEnglishReprint200 illustrations, 25 in colour188525400812,1984.26US$34.64US$35.00Rem Koolhaas is the internationally known architect, a founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) in Rotterdam, and author of the critically acclaimed S, M, L, XL.Paperback
622017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography622018-01-11 14:02:57Modern Architecture9780500203958Kenneth FramptonThis acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. For this fourth edition, Kenneth Frampton has added a major new chapter that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years, the rise annd rise of the celebrity architect, and the way in which practices worldwide have addressed such issues as sustainability and habitat. The bibliography has also been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever.Introduction; Part I: Cultural Developments and Predisposing Techniques 1750 - 1939; Part II: A Critical History 1836 - 1967; Part III: Critical Assessment and Extension into the Present 1925 - 2007.A useful and wide-ranging work of superior architectural scholarship, this ambitious publication contains many chapters that stand on their own as perceptive essays; it is marked throughout by a consistently mature critical intelligence.424149.86 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 879.96g30 Sep 2007Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish4th edition050020395431,1373.99US$27.48US$28.95Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, New York.Paperback
632017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography102018-01-11 13:57:17Thinking Architecture9783034605854Peter ZumthorArchitecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls forthinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura. Now in its third edition, this book has been expanded to include two new essays: "Architecture and Lanscape" deals with the relationship between the structure and its surroundings, with the secret of the successful placement and topographical integration of architecture. In "The Leis Houses", Peter Zumthor describes the genesis of two wooden houses in the town of Leis in the Swiss canton of Graubunden, thus thematizing the special challenge of integrating contemporary architecture into a traditional architectural context.112144 x 234 x 20mm | 381.02g01 Sep 2010BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish3nd, expanded ed.20 Illustrations, color303460585416,4214.23HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG
642017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography642018-01-11 14:03:02Modern Architecture Since 19009780714833569William J. R. CurtisSince its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value. For the third edition, the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanded coverage of recent world architecture. Described by James Ackerman of Harvard University as 'immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence', this book presents a penetrating analysis of the modern tradition and its origins, tracing the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms across the world and throughout the century.Part 1 The formative strands of Modern architecture: the idea of a Modern architecture in the 19th century; industrialization and the city - the skyscraper as type and symbol; the search for new forms and the problem of ornament; rationalism, the engineering tradition, and reinforced concrete; arts and crafts ideals in Britain and the USA; responses to mechanization - the Deutscher Werkbund and futurism; the architectural system of Frank Lloyd Wright; national romanticism and classical transformations; cubism and new conceptions of space. Part 2 The crystallization of Modern architecture between the wars: Le Corbusier's quest for ideal form; Walter Gropius, German expressionism, and the Bauhaus; architecture and revolution in Russia; skyscraper and suburb - the USA between the wars; the ideal community - alternatives to the industrial city; the international style, the individual talent, and the myth of functionalism; the image and idea of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye at Poissy; the continuity of older traditions; nature and the machine - Mies van der Rohe, Wright and Le Corbusier in the 1930s; totalitarian critiques of the Modern movement; the spread of modern architecture to Britain and Finland; universal models, national inflections and regional accents. Part 3 Transformation and dissemination after 1940: modern architecture in the USA - immigration and consolidation; form and meaning in the late works of Le Corbusier; the Unite d'Habitation at Marseilles as a collective housing prototype; Alvar Aalto and Scandinavian developments; disjunctions and continuities in the Europe of the 1950s; the process of absorption - Latin America, Australia, Japan; Louis I. Kahn and the challenge of monumentality; architecture and anti-architecture in Britain; crises and critiques in the 1960s; modernity and tradition in the Third World; architectural types and urban fragments - new directions in the 1970s. Part 4 Changing ideals in the late 20th century: modern architecture and the historical sense; world cultures and local identities; traditions of the modern; towards architecture, beyond style.'the book is excellent value.' Architects' Journal 'as close to a definitive guide to the architecture of our century as we yet have.' Sunday Times 'A book of this length and depth is an unimaginable achievement...' Building Design 'comprehensive, up-to-date and very readable.' Sunday Telegraph 'This should be a standard volume in all architecture collections.' Library Journal '... the clearest and most authentic survey to appear in English. ... Essential reading, indeed breath-taking reading' Architecture New Zealand736148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 2,086.51g27 Jun 1996Phaidon Press LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish3rd Revised edition310 colour, 367 b&w illustrations, bibliography, notes, index071483356889,4334.07US$55.47William Curtis has won worldwide acclaim for his architectural writing. His books include Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms and Denys Lasdun, both published by Phaidon.Paperback
652017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography652018-01-11 14:03:07The LEGO Architect9781593276133Tom AphinTravel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You'll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!Preface A Brief History of Architecture Chapter 1: Neoclassical Chapter 2: Prairie Chapter 3: Art Deco Chapter 4: Modernism Chapter 5: Brutalism Chapter 6: Postmodern Chapter 7: High-Tech Chapter 8: Builder's Guide Photo Credits Bibliography Index"Stunning...be the Corbusier of LEGO."--Wall Street Journal "As educational as it is fun, The LEGO Architect is full of bite-sized portions of architectural history, beginning with the first use of columns in ancient Egypt, back when they weren't tiny and plastic."--The Huffington Post192230 x 236 x 17.78mm | 884.51g01 Feb 2016No Starch Press,USSan Francisco, United StatesEnglish6th print.komplett in Farbe15932761339,1384.21US$26.60Tom Alphin is a UX Program Manager at Microsoft and a passionate LEGO fan. He maintains a blog about LEGO and other things at tomalphin.comHardback
662017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography662018-01-11 14:03:17Case Study Houses9783836510219Elizabeth A.T. SmithThis is the Taschen 25 - Special edition! The Case Study House program (1945-66) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom. The program's chief motivating force was "Arts & Architecture" editor John Entenza, a champion of modernism who had all the right connections to attract some of architecture's greatest talents, such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. Highly experimental, the program generated houses that were designed to re-define the modern home, and thus had a pronounced influence on architecture - American and international - both during the program's existence and even to this day. Taschen brings you a monumental retrospective of the entire program with comprehensive documentation, brilliant photographs from the period and, for the houses still in existence, contemporary photos, as well as extensive floor plans and sketches.440264 x 344 x 46mm | 3,619.65g09 May 2016Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish, French, GermanTaschen 25th anniversary edZahlr., tls. farb. Fotos, Abb. u. Pl.383651021917,2514.29Peter Gossel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN's monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of the Basic Architecture series. Elizabeth A. T. Smith is Chief Curator and Deputy Director for programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Formerly she was curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles where she organized the exhibition "Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses." Smith has taught at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary art and architecture.Hardback
672017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography672018-01-11 14:03:27Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large9781885254863Rem Koolhaas"S, M, L, XL" presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a variety of insightful, often poetic writings. The inventive collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau is a graphic overture that weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society. The book's title is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls "the architecture of Bigness." Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay "What Ever Happened to Urbanism?" and other studies of the contemporary city. Running throughout the book is a "dictionary" of an adventurous new Koolhaasian language -- definitions, commentaries, and quotes from hundreds of literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources."A brick of a book ... This book tells a tale, a great contemporary architectural odyssey-the story of how this architect came to think big."1355190 x 238 x 66mm | 2,739.96g01 Oct 2002Monacelli PressNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd edition4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT188525486544,5474.2US$85.85Rem Koolhaas is founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.); the firm's most important projects include the Lille Grand Palais in Lille; the Kunsthal in Rotterdam; Netherlands Dance Theatre in The Hague; Nexus Housing in Fukuoka; the Dutch House in Holland; and Villa dall'Ava in Paris, all of which are included in S,M,L,XL. Koolhaas is author of the seminal Delirious New York and professor in practice of architecture and urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Bruce Mau founded the critically acclaimed firm Bruce Mau Design in 1985. He is the author of Life Style and Massive Change.Hardback
682017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography682018-01-11 14:03:31LEGO Architecture the Visual Guide9781409355724Philip WilkinsonIconic buildings re-imagined in LEGO (R) bricksLEGO (R) Architecture: The Visual Guide is a stunning guide to the LEGO Architecture series and to the iconic buildings that inspired it. These amazing LEGO Architecture sets showcase incredible buildings from around the world. From the Empire State Building and the Guggenheim, to Farnsworth House, LEGO (R) Architecture: The Visual Guide reveals amazing exploded images of the LEGO Architecture models, showing every LEGO brick involved in the build. You'll explore the profiles of the LEGO artists and builders who created the LEGO Architecture sets in new amazing levels of detail, getting to know everything about their creative processes and their designing and building techniques. You'll also be taken on an in-depth exploration of the real buildings from around the world on which the LEGO Architecture series is based and learn why the LEGO team chose each inspiring building and how they recreated it in LEGO bricks. LEGO (R) Architecture: The Visual Guide is perfect for architects, designers and architecture enthusiasts of all ages.232275 x 277 x 38mm | 2,161g14 Dec 2015Dorling Kindersley LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglishw. numerous col. figs.140935572127,6784.12US$67.76HardbackDK
692017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography692018-01-11 14:03:34Modern Architecture9781847960566Jonathan GlanceyThis visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world is divided into nine clear sections, and each movement in architecture from 1900 to the present day is represented: Arts and Crafts, Classicism, Organic, Modernism, Postmodernism, Robotic, Cities, and Futures. Focusing on one building per page, Jonathan Glancey, former Architecture and Design editor at the "Guardian", discusses over 470 landmark structures from those now regarded as classics of modern architecture such as L'Institut du Monde Arab in Paris and the Sydney Opera House, to recent buildings such as the Swiss Re building in London and the Parliamentary Library in New Delhi. With over 470 superbly reproduced colour and black and white photographs, and every essential building, structure and architect featured, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in modern architecture."Highly readable... Glancey, without doubt one of the finest architectural writers in contemporary Britain, outlines with enviable clarity the theories and realities which have shaped the world we live in today", (Scotland on Sunday) "Always informative, unashamedly partisan and often enjoyably tart", (the Sunday Telegraph) "A fascinating compendium... worldwide in its scope, erudite and well-observed... it is a must for anyone interested in architecture", (Irish Times)"480124.46 x 175.26 x 40.64mm | 899.99g04 Jun 2013Carlton Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish3rd ed.1847960561136,1253.5Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic and writer who was architecture and design editor for the Guardian for 15 years. Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in his field, he is a frequent commentator on radio and television. His previous publications include The Story of Architecture and Carlton's Lost Buildings, The Car and The Train. He lives in Suffolk, England.PaperbackGoodman Books
702017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography702018-01-11 14:03:40Project Japan9783836525084Hans Ulrich ObristThis is a new architecture for postwar Japan. Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs...then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and think - although they were very different characters, the architects worked closely together to realize their dreams, staunchly supported by a super-creative bureaucracy and an activist state...after 15 years of incubation, they surprised the world with a new architecture - Metabolism - that proposed a radical makeover of the entire land...Then newspapers, magazines, and TV turned the architects into heroes: thinkers and doers, thoroughly modern men. Through sheer hard work, discipline, and the integration of all forms of creativity, their country, Japan, became a shining example...when the oil crisis initiated the end of the West, the architects of Japan spread out over the world to define the contours of a post-Western aesthetic. Between 2005 and 2011, architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed the surviving members of Metabolism, together with dozens of their mentors, collaborators, rivals, critics, proteges, and families. The result is a vivid documentary of the last avant-garde movement and the last moment that architecture was a public rather than a private affair.684172.72 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 1,315.41g28 Oct 2011Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglishzahlreiche Abbildungen38365250898,2654.44US$48.11US$59.99Rem Koolhaas is a co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, in 1978 he published Delirious New York. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections of contemporary society and architecture. Amongst many international awards and exhibitions he received the Pritzker Prize (2000) and the Praemium Imperiale (2003). Hans Ulrich Obrist (born 1968) is a curator, critic and historian. He is currently Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London. Obrist is the author of The Interview Project, an extensive ongoing project of interviews.Paperback
712017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography712018-01-11 14:03:48The Battle for Home9780500343173Marwa Al-SabouniDrawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it. From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social cohesion in Syria's cities, with the lack of shared public spaces intensifying divisions within the community and corrupt officials interfering in town planning for their own gain, actions symptomatic of wider abuses of power. With first-hand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, this compelling and original book explores the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.Absolutely compelling A singular perspective on the ongoing conflict in Syria [that] describes the destruction it has visited on the built environment and the high human toll Syrians have suffered, [and] also considers the more nuanced roles architecture and planning have played amid the chaos." The Battle for Home is Sabouni's elegy to her devastated town, a memoir about survival, and a kind of manifesto, stressing the importance of architecture and urbanism for our understanding of the deeper roots of Syria's conflict and the seeds of civil war. Sabouni contends that Syria's built environment helped create the conditions for a popular uprising-turned-civil war. Her hope is that better, fairer urban development, policy, and architecture can aid eventual reconciliation. The Battle for Home is Sabouni s elegy to her devastated town, a memoir about survival, and a kind of manifesto, stressing the importance of architecture and urbanism for our understanding of the deeper roots of Syria s conflict and the seeds of civil war. Sabouni contends that Syria s built environment helped create the conditions for a popular uprising-turned-civil war. Her hope is that better, fairer urban development, policy, and architecture can aid eventual reconciliation. "184162 x 242 x 23mm | 450g23 May 2016Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish050034317986,2894.13US$20.82US$25.95Hardback
722017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography722018-01-11 14:03:55Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture9781856696920Virginia McLeodThis comprehensive reference work contains scale drawings of every type of detailing used in contemporary residential architecture. Each section contains at least 50 drawings drawn to a set range of scales: 1:5, 1:10 or 1:50, with detailed keys explaining construction and material. Each drawing is cross-referenced to other details from the same house. The opening section of the book forms a directory that shows interior and exterior images of the source houses, together with credits, a brief descriptive text and information as to which details from that house are included. The houses in this section are organized by main construction material (wood, concrete, glass etc). The book will be an invaluable reference work for all architects showing the best examples of residential detailing from around the world.Drawn from one hundred of the best recent houses, the details are organized by type of detail, as follows: 1. Doors 2. Windows 3. Staircases 4. Walls (internal) 5. Walls (external) 6. Floors (internal) 7. Floors (external) 8. Ceilings & roofs 9. Kitchens 10. Bathrooms 11. Joinery 12. Landscape352256 x 296 x 34mm | 2,181.77g01 Sep 2010Laurence King PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish1000 illustrations, 200 in colour185669692829,4554.09US$67.01Virginia McLeod has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the editor of The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in contemporary architecture. She is the author of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design and Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design.Hardback
732017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography732018-01-11 14:04:01Cabins9783836550260Philip JodidioLife in the woods. Creative cabin architecture. 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-Laurc 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.352248 x 322 x 50mm | 2,839.96g20 Nov 2014Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish, French, GermanMultilingualm. zahlr. farb. Ill. u. Fotos383655026136,2864.38US$69.26US$70.00Hardback
742017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography742018-01-11 14:04:05The on Architecture: Books I-X9780486206455VitruviusMarcus Vitruvius Pollio, a Roman architect and engineer flourishing in the first century B.C., was the author of the oldest and most influential work on architecture in existence. For hundreds of years, the specific instructions he gave in his "Ten Books on Architecture" were followed faithfully, and major buildings in all parts of the world reveal the widespread influence of his precepts. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, he was "the chief authority studied by architects, and in every point his precepts were accepted as final. Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and earlier were careful students of the work of Vitruvius." His book is thus one of those rare works that have been supremely important in the creation of the greatest art masterpieces. Vitruvius describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion in architecture; the design of the treasury, prison, senate house, baths, forum, and temples; the construction of the theater: its site, foundations, and acoustics; the proper style and proportion for private dwellings; the differences between the Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian styles; methods of giving durability and beauty to polished finishings; and many other topics that help us understand the methods and beliefs of the Roman architect. It is a direct, authoritative, and detailed introduction to the ancients' methods of construction, the materials of the architect, and the prevailing aesthetic beliefs of the times; but it is also a work of art. Vitruvius wrote in such a fascinating manner, and digressed from his subject so often (as, for instance, when he wrote about the winds, Archimedes in his bath, and why authors should receive awards and honors at least as often as athletes), that his book has had a continuing appeal to the general reader for many centuries. Besides being an instructive treatise on nearly everything connected with Roman and Greek architecture, it is an entertaining description of some aspects of the life and beliefs of the times. This edition is the standard English translation, prepared over a period of several years by Professor M. H. Morgan of Harvard University.331134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 385.55g01 Jun 1960Dover Publications Inc.New York, United StatesEnglishIllustrations, unspecified048620645989,0003.99US$16.47Paperback
752017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography752018-01-11 14:04:11Aegean Art and Architecture9780192842084Donald PreziosiThe amazing discovery of the 'first European civilization' in Crete, Greece and the Aegean islands during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was beyond what anyone had imagined. Beginning with the Neolithic period, before 3000 BCE, and ending at the close of the Bronze Age and the transition to the Iron Age of Hellenic Greece (c.1000 BCE), this is the first comprehensive introduction to the visual arts and architecture of this extraordinary era. This book introduces the reader to the historical and social contexts within which the arts - pottery, gold, silver, and ivory objects, gravestone reliefs, frescoes, and architecture - of the Aegean area developed. It examines the functions they served, and the ways in which they can be read as evidence for the interactions of many different peoples and societies in the eastern Mediterranean. It also provides an up-to-date critical historiography of the field in its relationship to the growth of ancient art history, archaeology, and museology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, giving a contemporary audience a clear appreciation of what has been at stake in the uncovering and reconstruction of this ancient society.1. Introduction: Aegean Art and Architecture ; The environment; Discovering the Aegean World; Art and art history; Objectives; Organization. ; 2. The Neolithic Period and the Prepalatial Early Bronze Age ; Settlements; Burial practices. ; 3. The First Palace Period ; Middle Bronze Age palaces and villas; The vernacular tradition in Greece and Crete; Ritual practices; Summary. ; 4. The Second Palace Period ; Public art, private art, and the palatial architectural style; The Second Palaces: Knossos, Phaistos, Gournia, and Kato Zakro; Minoan villas: function and design; The terminology and typology of Minoan palatial buildings; The Minoan and Mycenaean spheres of influence; Religious practices; Burial practices. ; 5. Mycenaean Domination and the Minoan Tradition ; The Mycenaean palace at Pylos; The Mycenaean palace at Knossos; Haghia Triadha and Kommos; The continuation of Minoan building techniques in the Third Palace Period; Burial practices; The Mycenaean shrine at Phylakopi; The circuit walls at Mycenae and Tiryns. ; 6. Conclusion: Disruptions, (Dis)Continuities, and the Bronze Age ; The eastward migration of Aegean traditions; The international style; Cyprus, Palestine, and the Peoples of the Sea; Tradition and transformation; What goes around comes around: Daedalus returns to Crete. ; Notes; List of Illustrations; Bibliographic Essay; Timeline; IndexThis powerful account of 2,000 years of Aegean culture is a must for pilgrims and sun-worshippers * The Observer, 24.10.99 * a compact and attractive introduction to the subject * John Bennet, THES, 9/6/00 *272165.1 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 635.03g24 Feb 2000Oxford University PressOxford, United KingdomEnglishnumerous colour plates, halftones, and line illustrations019284208079,4943.84US$22.50US$23.50Donald Preziosi is Professor of Art History, UCLA, where he developed and directs the art history critical theory programme, as well as the UCLA museum studies programme. Dr Louise Hitchcock is a Research Associate of the Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. She received the prestigious Edward A. Dickson Fellowship on several occasions prior to completing her Ph.D., and was a Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies, Athens.Paperback
762017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography762018-01-11 14:04:17Lost Buildings9781847960917Jonathan GlanceyHave you ever wished that you could have seen King Solomon's mighty Temple in Jerusalem or climbed to the top of the legendary Tower of Babel? What must it have been like to have paraded up and down the great glass galleries of the Crystal Palace in London in 1851? Why is the Euston Arch, demolished in 1961, still missed? What would buildings described in much loved books have been like if these had existed outside their author's imaginations? Imagine walking through the labyrinthine corridors of Mervyn Peake's mythical Gothic fortress Gormenghast, or visiting Toad Hall. And what of the current trend for reconstructing buildings which were destroyed in wartime or for political reasons? Lost Buildings is an invitation to visit buildings long vanished or those demolished within living history, some by dim politicians, others by war or "acts of God", that we would pay good money and travel a long way to see, if only they existed, today. It looks, too, at buildings from literature, myth and children's stories, and some lost opportunities - fantastic, ambitious designs that were never built.There are countless buildings that remain vivid in the collective memory, whether they were once real or were only ever imagined. Lost Buildings brings these together for the reader's curiosity and delight.256236 x 286 x 30mm | 1,388g10 Sep 2015Carlton Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish184796091X100,935US$24.75US$33.88Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic and writer who was the architecture and design editor of the Guardian,a position held from 1997 to 2012. He previousy held the same position at The Independent. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. His previous publications include Carlton's Modern Architecture, The Car and The Train, and Spitfire (Atlantic).HardbackGoodman Books
772017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography772018-01-11 14:04:29Container Atlas9783899552867H. SlawikThis book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture - a contemporary architectural phenomenon. It features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.256252 x 308 x 28mm | 1,759.93g03 Sep 2010Die Gestalten VerlagBerlin, GermanyEnglish2. Aufl.many Illustrations (chiefly col.), plans389955286535,1974.42US$62.95US$78.01Hardback
782017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography782018-01-11 14:04:32A World History of Architecture9781780671116Michael FazioUpdated 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.CHAPTER 1 THE BEGINNINGS OF ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 2 THE GREEK WORLD - - CHAPTER 3 THE ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA - - CHAPTER 4 THE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF CHINA AND JAPAN - - CHAPTER 5 THE ROMAN WORLD - - CHAPTER 6 EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 7 ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 8 EARLY MEDIEVAL AND ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 9 GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE - CHAPTER 10 INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURE IN THE AMERICAS AND AFRICA - - CHAPTER 11 RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 12 BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 13 NEO-CLASSICISM, ROMANTICISM, AND THE ROCOCO - - CHAPTER 14 ECLECTICISM, INDUSTRIALIZATION, AND NEWNESS - - CHAPTER 15 THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND MODERNISM - - CHAPTER 16 MODERNISMS IN THE MID- AND LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND - -624218 x 290 x 42mm | 2,621.75g01 Feb 2013Laurence King PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish3rd Revised edition596 illustrations, 369 in colour178067111379,3094.2US$82.22Michael Fazio is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Mississippi State University. His most recent book is titled The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe (2006). The late Marian Moffett taught architectural history at the University of Tennessee and was co-author of A History of Western Architecture (1989) with Lawrence Wodehouse. Lawrence Wodehouse, also deceased, taught architectural history at the University of Dundee and various American universities. His many books included British Architects 1840 to 1976 (1978) and White of McKim, Mead, and White (1988).Paperback
792017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography792018-01-11 14:04:36Modern Architecture9780192842268Alan ColquhounThis new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.1. Art Nouveau 1890-1910 ; 2. Organicism versus Classicism: Chicago 1890-1910 ; 3. Culture and Industry: Germany 1907-14 ; 4. 'The Urn and the Chamberpot': Adolf Loos 1900-30 ; 5. Expressionism and Futurism ; 6. The Avant-Gardes in Holland and Russia ; 7. Return to Order: Le Corbusier and Modern Architecture in France 1920-35 ; 8. Weimar Germany: the Dialectic of the Modern 1920-33 ; 9. From Rationalism to Revisionism: Architecture in Italy 1920-65 ; 10. Neoclassicism, Organicism and the Welfare State: Architecture in Scandinavia 1910-65 ; 11. From Le Corbusier to Megastructures: Urban Visions 1930-65 ; 12. Pax Americana: Architecture in America 1945-65 ; Notes ; Timeline ; Further Reading ; List of Illustrations ; IndexThe elegance of Colquhoun's writing, reinforced witha full apparatus of notes and bibliography and supported by well-chosen illustrations, makes the book something of a bargain. * Building Design *288170.18 x 246.38 x 20.32mm | 385.55g18 Jul 2002Oxford University PressOxford, United KingdomEnglishnumerous colour; halftones; and line drawings019284226951,6703.74US$18.58US$27.94Alan Colquhoun was born in 1921, and studied architecture in Edinburgh and London. He was in partnership with J. H. Miller from 1961 until 1988. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture at Princeton University. His other publications include 'Essays in Architecture: Modern Architecture and Historical Change' and 'Modernity and the Classical Tradition: Architectural Essays 1980-1987'.Paperback
802017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography802018-01-11 14:04:45Neutra, Complete Works9783836512442Barbara LamprechtOriginally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape being particularly suited to his cool, sleek modern style. Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. His ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture. For the first time, all of Richard Neutra's works (nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings) are gathered together in one volume, illustrated by over 1000 photographs, including those of Julius Shulman and other prominent photographers."It's worth its weight in wood.... This is a truly beautiful book." - LA Weekly, Los Angeles"464281.94 x 342.9 x 48.26mm | 3,900.87g01 Apr 2017Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish, French, GermanTachen 25 - special edIllustrations (some col.), col. maps, ports.383651244038,6364.45US$76.09Barbara Lamprecht writes on and teaches architectural history, concentrating on Modernism, and practices architecture, specializing in sustainability and small spaces. She contributes to Dwell, The Architectural Review, Architecture, Architectural Record and Fine Homebuilding. She is also the author of TASCHEN's Neutra: Complete Works. Peter Gossel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN's monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of the Basic Architecture Series.Hardback
812017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography812018-01-11 14:04:50Elements9788831720199Rem KoolhaasArchitecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements -- some that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were (re)invented yesterday. The fact that these elements change independently of each other, according to different cycles and economies, and for different reasons, turns each building into a complex collage of the archaic and the current, the site-specific and the standard, mechanical smoothness and the spontaneous. Only by looking at the elements under a wide lens can we recognize thecultural preferences, forgotten symbolism, technological advances, mutations triggered by intensifying global exchange, climatic adaptions, political calculations, regulatory requirements, new digital regimes, and, somewhere in the mix -- the ideas of the architect that constitute the practice of architecture today. A collection of these essential elements into 15 books in a package launched at the 2014 Venice Biennale that allows us to look through a microscope at the real fundamentals of our buildings and see again the essential design techniques used by any architect, anywhere, anytime.2336152 x 204 x 138mm | 2,699.99g17 Jun 2016MARSILIOMilan, ItalyEnglishcolour and black and white illustrations88317201988,2494.75US$120.03US$190.00Rem Koolhaas, winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Biennale Architettura 2010, and the Pritzker Prize in 2000, founded OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Recently completed OMA buildings led by Koolhaas include the new headquarters for China Central Television in Beijing, a new headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London, the Wyly Theatre, Dallas, and Milstein Hall, an extension to Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.Paperback
822017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography822018-01-11 14:04:55Bauhaus9783836560146Magdalena DrosteFounded in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus school developed a revolutionary approach that fused fine art with craftsmanship and engineering in everything from architecture to furniture, typography, and even theater. Originally headed by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus counted among its members artists and architects such as Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Marcel Breuer. In 1930, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe took over as the leader, but soon after, in 1933, the Nazi government shut down the school. During its fourteen years of existence, Bauhaus managed to change the faces of art, architecture, and industrial design forever and is still hugely influential today.96210 x 260 x 12.7mm | 544.31g01 Sep 2015Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish383656014317,2043.33US$16.51Hardback
832017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography832018-01-11 14:05:04A Global History of Architecture9780470402573Mark M. JarzombekThe award-winning First Edition of A Global History of Architecture was a publishing event that forever changed the way architectural history is viewed and studied. This Second Edition surpasses the first with a lavish new design, illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs in full color, and even more maps and diagrams detailing global interconnections. The signature drawings of Francis D.K. Ching are more informative than ever, updated with scale, annotation, and function added where needed. This revision is sure to remain the most relevant book on the topic.Preface. Early Cultures. Ritual Centers. 3500 BCE. Beginnings of China's Civilization. Niuheliang Ritual Center. Mesopotamia. Khirokitia. Grain and Metal. Catal Huyuk. Early Indus Settlements. Eridu and Uruk. Pre- and Early-Dynastic Egypt. European Developments. 2500 BCE. The Indus Ghaggar-Hakra Civilization. Mohenjo-Daro. Early Empires of Mesopotamia. Ziggurat at Ur. Margiana. Domestic Architecture. Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Pyramids at Giza. Valley Temple of Khafre. Architecture and Food. Stonehenge. Megalithic Temples of Malta. First Civilizations of the Americas. Caral. El Paraiso. 1500 BCE. Shang Dynasty China. The Minoans and Knossos. Egypt: The New Kingdom. Karnak. Abu Simbel. Egyptian Columns. Egyptian Design Methods. Hittite Empire. Hattusas. Mycenaean Civilization. Treasury of Atreus. Ugarit and Mari. Poverty Point. Civilization of the High Andes. Salinas de Chao. 800 BCE. Olmecs. San Lorenzo. La Venta. Chavin de Huantar. Zhou Dynasty China. The Ritual Complex. The Aryan Invasion and Varanasi. The Iron Age. The Etruscans. Etruscan Religion. Etruscan Temples. Greece: The Geometric Period. Emergence of the Greek Temple Form. Temple of Poseidon. Saba/Sa'abia. Temple of Solomon. Kingdom of Kush. Neo-Assyrian Empire. Babylon. 400 BCE. Achaemenid Dynasty. Pasargadae. Greece and the Mediterranean. The Greek Temple. Greek Architecture and Language. Telesterion at Eleusis. Delphi. Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Ionic Order. The Parthenon. Erectheum. Athenian Propylaea. The Hellenistic Age. Delos. Priene. Pergamon. Sanctuary of Athena at Lindos. Ptolemies. Temple of Horus. Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Mauryan Dynasty. Asokan Pillars. Barabar Hills Caves. Late Olmec Centers. The Early Mayas. China: The Warring States Period. Xianyang Palace. Tomb of Zeng Hou Yi. The Founding of Rome. Pompeii. Temple of Fortuna at Praeneste. The Roman Urban Villa. Republican Tombs. Tholoi Tombs. Bribacte. Augustan Rome. Forum of Augustus. Vitruvius. Corinthian Capitals. Post-Augustan Rome. Northern Palace at Masada. Palace of Domitian. The Colosseum. Imperial Rome. Rock-Cut Tombs. Petra. Development of Mahayana Buddhism. Sanchi Complex. Abhayagiri Vihara. Junnar Caves. Caitya Hall at Kondivte. Taxila: The Gandharan Cosmopolis. Qin Dynasty China. Tomb of the First Emperor. Great Wall of China. Shaft Tombs of Teuchitlan. Nakbe. El Mirador. 200 CE. Roman Empire. The Roman Theater. The Pantheon. Hadrian's Villa. Roman Vertical Surface. Roman Baths. Diocletian's Palace. Baalbek. The Parthian Empire. Aksum. Amaravati Stupa. Caitya Hall at Karli. Kushan. Takht-i-Bahi. Anuradhapura. Han Dynasty China. Han Tombs. Mingtang-Biyong Ritual Complex. Moche and Nazca Civilizations. North Amazon Societies. Nazca Lines. Teotihuacan. Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Ohio's Hopewell Mounds. 400 CE. The Sassanian Empire. Zoroastrian Fire Temples. Ajanta Caves. Establishment of Chinese and Central Asian Buddhism. Yungang Caves. Mogao Caves. Mahabodhi Temple. Sigiriya. Hindu Renaissance. The Pyu, Mon, and Funan. Oc Eo. Mithraism. Emergence of Christianity. Martyria. St. Peter's in Rome. First Baptisteries. Post-Constantinian Age. Alahan Monastery. Tomb of King Theodoric. Zapotecs of Oaxaca. Monte Alban. Kofun Period: Japan. 600 CE. Tikal. Tiwanaku. Age of Justinian. St. Vitale, Ravenna. Hagia Sophia. Byzantine Capitals. Armenian Architecture. St. Hripsime. Vishnu Deogarh and Elephanta. Durga Temple and the Five Rathas. Shore Temple at Mamallapuram. Southeast Asia. My Son. Sui and T'ang Dynasties. Daming Palace. Songyue Temple Ta (Pagoda). Nara Period: Japan. Buddhism's Arrival in Korea and Japan. Horyu-ji. 800 CE. Chang'an. Nanchan and Foguang Monasteries. Korean Buddhism. Rise of Islam. Dome of the Rock. Umayyad Mosque. Baghdad. Great Mosque of Samarra. Great Mosque of Cordoba. Rajasimhesvara and Virupaksha Temples. Kailasnath at Ellora. Mahaviharas at Nalanda and Somapura. Indonesia at a Crossroads. Borobudur. Candi Prambanam. Samye, Tibet. Hindu Kingdoms of Cambodia. Bakong. Ghana. Byzantine Empire. Theotokos Tou Libos. Europe and the Carolingians. Plan of St. Gall. The Palatine Chapel. Mayan City-States. Copan. Quirigua. Guayabo. 1000 CE. Mayan Uxmal. Cahokia. Serpent Mound. Pueblo Bonito. Rise of the Rajput Kingdoms. Sun Temple at Modhera. Chandellas. Khandariya Mahadeva Temple. Tantrism. Vastu-Shastras. Orissa and Lingaraja Temple. Jains. Jain Temples at Mt. Abu. Cholamandalam. Rajarajeshwara Temple (Dakshinameru). Polonnaruwa. Song Dynasty China. Sage Mother Hall. Iron Pagoda. Mu-Ta. Dulesi Monastery. Pure Land Buddhism. Byzantine Revival. Kievan Russia. Armenia. Sanahin Complex. Ottonian Germany. Speyer Cathedral. The Normans. Durham Cathedral. Canterbury Cathedral. Cefalu Cathedral. Pilgrimage Churches. Dover Castle. Tuscany. Cathedral of Pisa. Baptistery of Parma. Seljuk Turks. Sultan Han. First Madrasas. Great Mosque of Isfahan. The Fatimids. Muqarnas. Mosque at Qayrawan. Almoravid Dynasty. Medieval Scandinavia. 1200 CE. Vrah Vishnulok (Angkor Wat). Angkor Tom and Preah Khan. Kingdom of Pagan. Sanju-sangen-do. Itsukushima Shrine. Southern Song Dynasty. Yingzhao Fashi. The Mongolian Empire. Yuan Dynasty China. Delhi. Tughlaqabad. Quwwat-ul-Islam. Tomb of Ghias-ud-Din Tughlaq. Qutb Minar. Sun Temple at Konarak. Hoysalas. Vadakkunnathan Temple. Africa. The Mamluk Sultanate. Rock-Cut Churches of Lalibela. The Great Zimbabwe. Mosques of Mali. Europe: The High Middle Ages. Fontenay Abbey. Cathedral Design. Amiens Cathedral. Notre-Dame of Reims. Mendicant Orders. Castel del Monte. Exeter Cathedral. Italian Town Halls. Siena. Republic of Novgorod. Nasrid Sultanate. Toltec Empire. Chichen Itza. 1400 CE. End of the Steppe Invasions. Ming Dynasty China. The Forbidden City. Mount Wudang. Temple of Heaven. Joseon Dynasty, Korea. Muromachi Japan. Kinkakuji. Ginkakuji. Ottoman Empire. Beyazit Medical Complex. Topkapi Palace. Timurid Dynasty. Deccan Sultanates. Friday Mosque of Gulbarga. Pandua. Jami Masjid of Ahmedabad. Chittor Fort. Ayutthaya. The Republic of Venice. Mamluk Sultanate. Mausoleum Complex of Sultan Qaitbay. Cathedral of Florence. Florentine Loggias. Italian Renaissance. San Lorenzo. Rucellai Palace. Pienza. Sant'Andrea at Mantua. Villa Medici. Miracle Churches. Santa Maria della Consolazione. St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Belvedere. The French Chateaux. The Americas. The Hopis. New England Societies. Tenochtitlan. The Incas. Machu Picchu. 1600 CE. Tokugawa Shogunate. Nikko Toshogu. Nijo-jo. Katsura Rikyu (Katsura Imperial Villa). Ryoanji. Ming Tombs. Potala Palace. Voyages of Zheng He. The Mughals. Humanyun's Tomb. Fatehpur Sikri. Buland Darwaza. Diwan-i-Khas. Rauza-I-Munavvara (Taj Mahal). Vijayanagara. Bijapur. Palace of Thanjavur. Isfahan. Suleymaniye Complex. The Dogon of Mali. Italian High Renaissance. Campidoglio. Il Redentore (Church of the Savior). Palladian Villas. Villa Rotonda. Spanish Conquest of America. Atrios. Santo Domingo. Il Gesu. El Escorial. Uffizi Gallery. Villa Farnese. St. Peter's Basilica. Baroque Italy. Sant'Andrea al Quirinale. St. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. St. Peter's Square. San Filippo Neri. Place Royale. Kremlin's New Churches. Church of the Ascension. Amsterdam. Amsterdam Town Hall. Elizabethan England. Hardwick Hall. Banqueting House. 1700 CE. Colonialism. Colonial Forts. Haciendas. Brazilian Haciendas. Italian Masserie. Coffeehouses. French Culture of Empire. Hotels. Place Vendome. East Facade of the Louvre. Chateau de Versailles. Hotel des Invalides. Basilica of the Invalides. L'Observatoire de Paris. England: House of Stuart. St. Paul s Cathedral. Blenheim Palace. St. Mary Woolnoth. Spread of the Baroque. Facade of Santiago de Compostela. St. Petersburg. Bavarian Baroque. Neresheim. Sans Souci. Georgian Architecture. Chiswick House. King's Chapel, Boston. Stowe Gardens. Nurosmaniye Mosque. Qing Dynasty China. Yuanmingyuan. Qingyi Garden. Edo, Kyoto's Odoi, and Shimabara. Joseon Dynasty, Korea. Mallas of Nepal. Nayaks of Madurai. Constantia. 1800 CE. Japan: Edo Period. Kanamaru-za. Emperor Qianlong. Chengde. European Architecture: An Introduction. Neoclassicism. Robert Adam. Syon House. Piranesi and Romanticism. Strawberry Hill. Marc-Antoine Laugier. St. Genevieve. Le Petit Trianon. Salt Works of Chaux. The French Revolution. Bibliotheque Nationale. Napoleonic Cemeteries. Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand. Bank of England. Neoclassicism in the United States. Washington, DC. Royal Pavilion. Romantic Nationalism. Altes Museum. Jaipur and the End of the Mughal Empire. Darbar Sahib. Dakhma. Colonial Calcutta: The Esplanade. Writers' Building. St. John's Church. Government House. Metcalfe Hall. Khorezm. Wat Pra Kaew. The Industrial Revolution. Lowell, Massachusetts. Albert Dock. Panoptic Prisons. Workhouses. The Shakers. August Welby Pugin. Greek Revival. Tennessee State Capitol. Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Architectural Preservation. Bibliotheque St. Genevieve. Synagogues. John Ruskin. 1900 CE. Victorian England. The Reform Club. The Athenaeum. Public Sector Architecture. London Law Courts. Railroad Stations. National Museums. World Fairs. The Passage. Victorian Domestic Architecture. Central Park. Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Paris and Georges-Eugene Haussmann. Colonial Bombay. The Chettinad Mansions. Henry Hobson Richardson. Al-Rifa i Mosque. Arts and Crafts Movement. William Morris and William R. Lethaby. Indo-Saracenic Style. Shingle Style. Arts and Crafts in California. The Bungalow. Campus Architecture in the United States. Art Nouveau. Maison Tassel. City Beautiful Movement. Rise of Professionalism. European Ports. Garden City Movement. Changing Global Economy. Skyscrapers. Wrigley Building. Casa Batllo. Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin East. Walter Burley Griffin. Colonial Africa. International Beaux-Arts. Kyoto National Museum. Myongdong Cathedral. Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Company Building. 25b, rue Franklin. Adolf Loos. The Factory Aesthetic. Deutsche Werkbund. Concrete. Garnisonskirche. Expressionism. Czech Cubists. New Delhi. Gunnar Asplund. Hollyhock House. Dutch Kampung. De Stijl Movement. Friedrichstrasse Office Building. Russian Constructivism. Tatlin's Tower. Soviet Pavilion. The Bauhaus. Le Corbusier. Villa Savoye. Lovell House. 1950 CE. Modernism. Weissenhof Siedlung. Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Pavilion Suisse. Barcelona Pavilion. Buckminster Fuller. Palace of the Soviets. Mombasa. Rockefeller Center. Czechoslovakia. Ankara. Israeli Modernism. Japanese Pavilion. Villa Mairea. Usonian Houses. Fallingwater. Brazilian Modernism. Italian Fascist Architecture. Casa del Fascio. German Fascist Architecture. Saynatsalo Town Hall. Illinois Institute of Technology Library Building. Farnsworth House. Eames House. Yale University Art Gallery. Brasilia. Chandigarh. Secretariat and High Court. Assembly Building. Ahmedabad. Chapel at Ronchamp. Guggenheim Museum. Touba. Ekistics. Architecture of Prestige. Sydney Opera House. Eero Saarinen. Caribbean Modernism. Seagram Building. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Uruguayan Modernism. National Schools of Art, Havana. Salk Institute. Sher-e-Banglanagar. Metabolism. Brutalism. Archigram. Alternative Architecture. Post-Corbusier India. University of Ibadan. Postmodernism. Postmodern Museums. The Preservation Movement. The Postmodern, Non-Western World. Magney House. Globalization Takes Command. Afterword. Glossary. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.864218.44 x 276.86 x 43.18mm | 2,494.75g26 Jan 2011John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish2nd ed.047040257175,1994.28Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley. Mark Jarzombek is Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at MIT, as well as author of several books. Vikramaditya Prakash is Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and the author of several academic publications.HardbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
842017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography842018-01-11 14:05:10Jutaku: Japanese Houses9780714869629Naomi PollockQuirky, surprising and entertaining - with more than 400 houses, Jutaku is architecture at the speed of Japan.Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan's contemporary culture is constantly in flux. In stark contrast to the centuries old imperial architecture of Kyoto, recent Japanese architectural practices have ushered in an era of continuous experimentation.With 500 houses, one house per page, one image per house, Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, "quick hit" shock to the system that shines a Harajuku-bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture.Featuring the work of many of Japan's most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming and completely unknown young architects, Jutaku is organized geographically taking readers on a bullet train journey across Japan's architectural landscape. Essential reading for architects, designers and fans of contemporary Japanese culture."Another winner from Phaidon... A must for those interested in architecture and design." -selectism.com "This lively survey of over 400 wild and whimsical houses... Shows the depth of talent and spirited adventurousness in Japanese architecture today." -Architectural Record "Jutaku may be the conventional Japanese word meaning house, but the new generation of homes being built there are anything but conventional. Preconceptions of what a house should look like have been discarded in favour of designs which challenge our ideas. This eclectic assembly of the weird and wonderful will provide plenty of thought for those contemplating building a home that is really out of the ordinary." -Self Build and Design "The collection exposes continual experimentation from Japan's renowned architects supplemented with works from up-and-coming talents." -Metropolis "There's a surfeit of unorthodox, wildly creative Japanese houses out there, and 400 of them are packed into Jutaku: Japanese Houses, a new tome from Phaidon." -Fastcodesign.com "[A collection] of domiciles [that] eschew conventional forms for daring contortions and feats of structural engineering." -Dwell "an array of weird and wonderful houses in all shapes and sizes." -Blueprint "Illustrates an era of continuous experimentation... Homes the likes of which would not be found elsewhere." -ADF (Architects Datafile) "Showcasing the best, strangest and most daring of contemporary Japanese architecture with full-color images, [this] is a hardcover tome that will surprise and inspire readers to think outside the 'duplex'." -Coolhunting "The Japanese have a distinctive approach to building houses... A penchant for surprisingly angled walls, clever use of windows plus an ability to build successful living spaces on extremely small plots of land. ...Enjoy these houses while they last, because they will be replaced by new, no doubt equally eccentric and elegant, designs before too long." -Creative Review "Japanese contemporary residential architecture is beautifully explored... Full of remarkable buildings." -Sphere "Jutaku gems that the put the boring old A-frame to shame." -The Guardian "Japan surprises us again and again... Eye-catching mini-houses spring up like mushrooms... Hardly a noteworthy house of the last fifteen years is missing, and almost all of Japan's renowned architects are represented." -Details (Germany) "Phaidon's irresistible book." -Architizer "Jutaku: Japanese Houses is essential reading for architects, designers and fans of contemporary Japanese culture." -Midwest Book Review "A seemingly endless procession of remarkable facades... There are myriad lessons that architects could learn from these houses... It is impossible not to be thrilled by their invention and sheer originality." -Financial Times512124 x 184 x 44mm | 816.47g12 Oct 2015Phaidon Press LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish071486962727,5773.77US$24.75US$24.95Naomi Pollock is an American architect who lives in Tokyo where she writes about design in Japan. Her work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Pacific, including A+U, Dwell, Jutakutokushu, Wallpaper* and Architectural Record for whom she is the Special International Correspondent. In addition, she is the author of Modern Japanese House and Hitoshi Abe (both published by Phaidon Press), Made in Japan: 100 New Products, as well as the co-author of New Architecture in Japan.Hardback
852017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography852018-01-11 14:05:19The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning9780486253329Le CorbusierIn this 1929 classic, the great architect Le Corbusier turned from the design of houses to the planning of cities, surveying urban problems and venturing bold new solutions. The book shocked and thrilled a world already deep in the throes of the modern age. Today it is revered as a work that, quite literally, helped shape our world. Le Corbusier articulates concepts and ideas he would put to work in his city planning schemes for Algiers, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Geneva, Stockholm and Antwerp, as well as schemes for a variety of structures from a museum in Tokyo to the United Nations buildings. The influence it exerted on a new generation of architects is now legendary.301154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g01 Apr 1987Dover Publications Inc.New York, United StatesEnglish8th ed.048625332570,4753.92US$22.17Paperback
862017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography862018-01-11 14:05:20The Classical Language of Architecture9780500201770John Summerson144148 x 208 x 12mm | 280g01 Jun 1980Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglishEnlarged edition050020177372,5603.95Paperback
872017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography872018-01-11 14:05:24Wonderful Houses Around the World9780936070346Yoshio KomatsuA picture is worth a thousand words; the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children. There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu. He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand-built homes. Photos from Mongolia, China, Indonesia, India, Romania, Tunisia, Spain, Togo, Senegal, and Bolivia. Each structure is beautifully photographed, and then colorfully rendered in pen and wash, with many descriptive captions explaining the everyday life of children and families in these homes.48187.96 x 248.92 x 15.24mm | 113.4g01 Dec 2004Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.Bolinas, United StatesEnglish093607034X59,2264.43US$11.32US$12.96Paperback
882017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography882018-01-11 14:05:34Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern9780764334610Dolly Faibyshev178 stunning color and b/w photos present mid-century modern architecture clustered, perhaps in its highest concentration, in Palm Springs, California. The desert environment and Hollywood stars inspired architects of the day to creative heights, including Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, William Krisel, Albert Frey, William F. Cody, and Richard Neutra. See the Frey House II, Kaufmann House, "House of Tomorrow," and many more. Distinctive architectural features include carports, stone and perforated walls, chalet entrances, extra large driveways, walls of glass, indoor/outdoor spaces, deep overhangs and peaked, butterfly, and L-shaped roofs. For all who are passionate about architecture, this book will be a treasure.112218.44 x 281.94 x 17.78mm | 839.14g20 Jul 2010Schiffer Publishing LtdAtglen, United StatesEnglish178 photos076433461183,5214.11US$30.15Dolly Faibyshev is a photographer who explores themes of suburbia, isolation, and the conquest of the American Dream.Hardback
892017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography892018-01-11 14:05:46The Complete Zaha Hadid9780500342893Aaron BetskyZaha Hadid is the leading architect in the world, and is the first female recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize (2004). This is the complete monograph of Hadid's works, from her early, unbuilt projects and ideas from her student years to her very latest projects around the world, including the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan, USA. The book also includes her furniture, product and exhibition designs.Essential for anyone interested in this world-renowned architect.288216 x 240 x 30.48mm | 1,440g14 Jun 2016Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglishRevised editionw. 600 col. ill.050034289X98,7294Hardback
902017-03-13 17:59:0132022-09-22 12:21:09History Of ArchitectureArchitectureArt & Photography902018-01-11 14:05:56Handcrafted Modern9780847834181Leslie WilliamsonAn intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson's photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius's historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey's floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick's completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn--these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.Introduction Wharton Esherick George Nakashima Harry Bertoia Russel Wright Jens Risom Eva Zeisel Vladimir Kagan Irving Harper Walter Gropius Jerome & Evelyn Ackerman Charles & Ray Eames J.B. Blunk John Kapel ALbert Frey"Handcrafted Modern gives a fascinating glimpse into the homes that significant architects and designers - Harry Bertoia, Eva Zeisel, and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few - built for themselves" C"A revealing photo essay" Elle Decor "Every now and then, a book arrives which is not just a handsome presentation of information, but also a completely satisfying aesthetic object. This is the case with Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson. Her photographs inside designers' (mostly) midcentury modernist homes capture something of the inhabitant and his or her pattern of living. But they reveal something more--something of the life of the designer of the space." Architects Newspaper "Bottom line--This book is simply superb! ...this is a must have for any design enthusiast, especially anyone who appreciates the handcrafted... this publication will not disappoint" Design Therapy blog ""Handcrafted Modern" gives a fascinating glimpse into the homes that significant architects and designers - Harry Bertoia, Eva Zeisel, and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few - built for themselves" "C""A revealing photo essay" "Elle Decor ""Every now and then, a book arrives which is not just a handsome presentation of information, but also a completely satisfying aesthetic object. This is the case with "Handcrafted Modern" by Leslie Williamson. Her photographs inside designers' (mostly) midcentury modernist homes capture something of the inhabitant and his or her pattern of living. But they reveal something more--something of the life of the designer of the space." "Architects Newspaper ""Bottom line--This book is simply superb! ...this is a must have for any design enthusiast, especially anyone who appreciates the handcrafted... this publication will not disappoint" Design Therapy blog ""Handcrafted Modern" (Rizzoli, $45) gives a fascinating glimpse into the homes that significant architects and designers - Harry Bertoia, Eva Zeisel, and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few - built for themselves" "C""A revealing photo essay" "Elle Decor""Every now and then, a book arrives which is not just a handsome presentation of information, but also a completely satisfying aesthetic object. This is the case with "Handcrafted Modern" by Leslie Williamson. Her photographs inside designers' (mostly) midcentury modernist homes capture something of the inhabitant and his or her pattern of living. But they reveal something more--something of the life of the designer of the space." "Architects Newspaper""Bottom line--This book is simply superb! ...this is a must have for any design enthusiast, especially anyone who appreciates the handcrafted... this publication will not disappoint" Design Therapy blog224208 x 262 x 30mm | 1,292.73g13 Oct 2011Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish084783418274,2134.33US$43.49US$45.01Leslie Williamson is a photographer based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Dwell, Surface, and Travel + Leisure magazines.Hardback
912017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography912018-01-11 14:05:59The Hare with Amber Eyes9780312569372Edmund de WaalA New York Times Bestseller An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.A family memoir written with a grace and modesty that almost belie the sweep of its contents: Proust, Rilke, Japanese art, the rue de Monceau, Vienna during the Second World War. The most enchanting history lesson imaginable. "The New Yorker" An extraordinary history...A wondrous book, as lustrous and exquisitely crafted as the netsuke at its heart. "The Christian Science Monitor" A lovely, gripping book. "The Wall Street Journal" Enthralling . . . [de Waal's] essayistic exploration of his family's past pointedly avoids any sentimentality . . . "The Hare with Amber Eyes "belongs on the same shelf with Vladimir Nabokov's "Speak, Memory." "Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World" This is a book Sebald would have loved. "The Irish Times" At one level [Edmund de Waal] writes in vivid detail of how the fortunes were used to establish the Ephrussis' lavish lives and high positions in Paris and Vienna society. And, as Jews, of their vulnerability: the Paris family shaken by turn-of-the century anti-Semitism surging out of the Dreyfus affair; the Vienna branch utterly destroyed in Hitler's 1937 Anschluss . . . At a deeper level, though, "Hare" is about something more, just as Marcel Proust's masterpiece was about something more than the trappings of high society. As with "Remembrance of Things Past," it uses the grandeur to light up interior matters: aspirations, passions, their passing; all in a duel, and a duet, of elegy and irony. "Richard Eder, The Boston Globe" Absorbing . . . In this book about people who defined themselves by the objects they owned, de Waal demonstrates that human stories are more powerful than even the greatest works of art. "Adam Kirsch, The New Republic" Delicately constructed and wonderfully nuanced . . . There are many family memoirs whose stories are as enticing as Edmund de Waal's. There are few, though, whose raw material has been crafted into quite such an engrossing and exquisitely written book as "The Hare with Amber Eyes" . . . One of the great triumphs of "The Hare with Amber Eyes" . . . is not just the assiduous way in which de Waal interrogates his raw evidence--scattered articles and newspaper cuttings, old paintings, forgotten buildings--but the way he summons up different eras so evocatively . . . [De Waal] is, too, as you would expect of a potter, wonderfully tactile in his investigations, interrogating the physical feel of the Ephrussis' different buildings, touching surfaces, assessing materials. This sensuality transmits itself also to his prose, which is beautiful to read--lithe and precise, crisp and delicate. The result is a memoir of the very first rank, one full of grace, economy, and extraordinary emotion. "Andrew Holgate, The Barnes & Noble Review" Remarkable . . . To be handed a story as durable and exquisitely crafted as this is a rare pleasure . . . Like the netsuke themselves, this book is impossible to put down. You have in your hands a masterpiece. "Frances Wilson, The Sunday Times (London)" From a hard and vast archival mass of journals, memoirs, newspaper clippings and art-history books, Mr. de Waal has fashioned, stroke by minuscule stroke, a book as fresh with detail as if it had been written from life, and as full of beauty and whimsy as a netsuke from the hands of a master carver. Buy two copies of his book; keep one and give the other to your closest bookish friend. "The Economist" What a treat of a book! It projects an iridescent mirage that once was real, a pageant of exquisite fragility, an aesthetic passion somehow surviving the brutalities of history. Mr. de Waal's nostalgia is tart, tactile, marvelously nuanced. "Frederic Morton, author of A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888/1889 and The Rothschilds: Portrait of a Dynasty" A self-questioning, witty, sharply perceptive book . . . "The Hare with Amber Eyes "is rich in epiphanic moments . . . By writing objects into his family story [de Waal] has achieved something remarkable. "Tanya Harrod, The Times Literary Supplement" A beautiful and unusual book . . . [A] unique memoir of [de Waal's] family . . . De Waal has a mystical ability to so inhabit the long-gone moment as to seem to suspend inexorable history, personal and impersonal . . . A work that succeeds in several known genres: as family memoir, travel literature (de Waal's Japan is the nearest thing to being there, and over decades), essays on migration and exile, on cultural misperceptions, and on de Waal's attempt to define his relationship with his own kaolin creations. His book is also a new genre, unnamed and maybe unnameable. "Veronica Horwell, The Guardian" Part family memoir, part Proustian confession, subtle, spare and elegant. "Hilary Spurling, The Independent" A marvelously absorbing synthesis of art history, detective story and memoir . . . A nimble history of one of the richest European families at the turn of the century . . . Remarkable. "Kirkus Reviews""354137.16 x 205.74 x 27.94mm | 204.12g02 Aug 2011St Martin's PressNew York, United StatesEnglishReprintHalftones, black and white031256937811,6283.85US$15.48US$16.99Edmund de Waal's porcelain has been displayed in many museum collections around the world, and he has recently made an installation for the dome of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was apprenticed as a potter, studied in Japan, and studied English at Cambridge. He is Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster and lives in London with his family.Paperback
922017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography62018-01-11 13:56:46Manual of Section9781616892555Paul LewisManual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.."a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference." - Spacing "As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects." - ArchDaily "It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering." - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects.- - ArchDaily -It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering.- - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -.a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference.- - Spacing208191 x 279 x 17.78mm | 748.43g15 Nov 2016PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish300 b+w161689255220,8084.27US$26.18US$29.95Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects.Paperback
932017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography102018-01-11 13:57:17Thinking Architecture9783034605854Peter ZumthorArchitecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls forthinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura. Now in its third edition, this book has been expanded to include two new essays: "Architecture and Lanscape" deals with the relationship between the structure and its surroundings, with the secret of the successful placement and topographical integration of architecture. In "The Leis Houses", Peter Zumthor describes the genesis of two wooden houses in the town of Leis in the Swiss canton of Graubunden, thus thematizing the special challenge of integrating contemporary architecture into a traditional architectural context.112144 x 234 x 20mm | 381.02g01 Sep 2010BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish3nd, expanded ed.20 Illustrations, color303460585416,4214.23HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG
942017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography942018-01-11 14:06:03Towards a New Architecture9780486250236Le CorbusierFor the Swiss-born architect and city planner Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887 1965), architecture constituted a noble art, an exalted calling in which the architect combined plastic invention, intellectual speculation, and higher mathematics to go beyond mere utilitarian needs, beyond "style," to achieve a pure creation of the spirit which established "emotional relationships by means of raw materials." The first major exposition of his ideas appeared in Vers une Architecture (1923), a compilation of articles originally written by Le Corbusier for his own avant-garde magazine, L'Esprit Nouveau. The present volume is an unabridged English translation of the 13th French edition of that historic manifesto, in which Le Corbusier expounded his technical and aesthetic theories, views on industry, economics, relation of form to function, the "mass-production spirit," and much else. A principal prophet of the "modern" movement in architecture, and a near-legendary figure of the "International School," he designed some of the twentieth century's most memorable buildings: Chapel at Ronchamp; Swiss dormitory at the Cite Universitaire, Paris; Unite d'Habitation, Marseilles; and many more. Le Corbusier brought great passion and intelligence to these essays, which present his ideas in a concise, pithy style, studded with epigrammatic, often provocative, observations: "American engineers overwhelm with their calculations our expiring architecture." "Architecture is stifled by custom. It is the only profession in which progress is not considered necessary." "A cathedral is not very beautiful . . ." and "Rome is the damnation of the half-educated. To send architectural students to Rome is to cripple them for life." Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of his own works and other structures he considered important, Towards a New Architecture is indispensable reading for architects, city planners, and cultural historians but will intrigue anyone fascinated by the wide-ranging ideas, unvarnished opinions, and innovative theories of one of this century's master builders. "289157.48 x 236.22 x 17.78mm | 272.15g01 Feb 1985Dover Publications Inc.New York, United StatesEnglishIllustrations, unspecified048625023710,7923.93US$16.75US$16.95Paperback
952017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography952018-01-11 14:06:05Daily Rituals9780307273604Mason CurreyFranz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, "time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers." Kafka is one of 161 inspired--and inspiring--minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his "male configurations." . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced "every pleasure imaginable." Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to "clear the brain"). Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, magically inspiring.278132.08 x 187.96 x 25.4mm | 294.83g23 Apr 2013Knopf Publishing GroupUnited StatesEnglishIllustrations, black and white030727360195,1033.65US$22.58US$24.95Mason Currey was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Currey's writing has appeared in Slate, Metropolis, and Print. He lives in Brooklyn.Hardback
962017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography962018-01-11 14:06:15The Hare With Amber Eyes9780701187163Edmund de WaalThe definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de Waal from his family archive 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to post-war Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century."You have in your hands a masterpiece" -- Frances Wilson * Sunday Times * "The book not only of the year, but of the decade... A quite enchanting book, to be kept and reread by as many generations as it describes" -- Michael Howard * TLS * "Elegant. Modest. Tragic. Homeric." -- Stephen Frears * Guardian, Books of the Year * "The most brilliant book I've read for years... A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human" -- Bettany Hughes * Daily Telegraph Books of the Year * "A complex and beautiful book" -- Diana Athill * Literary Review *432164 x 226 x 38mm | 1,020.58g17 Nov 2011Vintage PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglishIllustrated edition120 full colour illustrations070118716624,0943.85US$37.48US$54.25Edmund de Waal is one of the world's leading ceramic artists, and his porcelain is held in many major museum collections. His bestselling memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes won the Costa Biography Award and the RSL Ondaatje Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize, the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, the PEN/Ackerley Prize and the Southbank Sky Arts Award for Literature. It was longlisted for the Orwell Prize and BBC Samuel Johnson Prize. Edmund was named New Writer of the Year at the 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards. www.edmunddewaal.comHardbackCHATTO & WINDUS
972017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography972018-01-11 14:06:24Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture9780870702822Vincent ScullyFirst published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document of architectural literature. A "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture," Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical comparisons and illuminate the author's ideas on creating and experiencing architecture. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture was the winner of the Classic Book Award at the AIA's Seventh Annual International Architecture Book Awards.144213.36 x 276.86 x 10.16mm | 566.99g02 Jul 2002MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition087070282326,6154.03US$22.51US$24.95Paperback
982017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography982018-01-11 14:06:25Peter Zumthor9783858817235Peter ZumthorPeter Zumthor, Pritzker laureate 2009, unarguably ranks among the most important contemporary architects. He is revered worldwide for the stringency of his architectural concepts, the clarity of his designs, his sensitiveness for location and context, and for his conscious and careful use of materials. He is celebrated for the pure and atmospheric spaces he has created, such as Kunsthaus Bregenz (Bregenz, Austria), Therme Vals (Vals, Switzerland), Kolumba Art Museum (Cologne, Germany), or in 2011 the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, Hortus Conclusus. Yet his lesser known residential buildings in Switzerland or the Field Chapel for Brother Klaus (near Mechernich, Germany) have also won great acclaim from architectural critics. Zumthor is much admired by students and teachers of architecture alike also for his philosophical approach to the task of building and for his writings on architectural thought. The new five-volume set is the first comprehensive monograph on Zumthor's work in more than fifteen years. Around 40 of his buildings and unrealised projects are presented in detail with brief descriptive texts by Zumthor himself, with photographs, sketches, drawings and plans. A complete list of works 1975-2013 rounds out the book. Photographs are contributed by Helene Binet, Hans Danuser and others.800312.42 x 370.84 x 147.32mm | 7,098.68g15 May 2014Scheidegger und Spiess AG, VerlagZurich, SwitzerlandEnglish1st ed.350 Colour, 150 B&W, 200 Plans385881723638,2584.72US$213.85US$250.01Thomas Durisch, born 1963 in Minneapolis, graduated as an architect from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) in 1990. He has been working at Peter Zumthor's studio from 1990-94 and runs his own practice in Zurich since 1995. He was curator of the exhibition Peter Zumthor: Bauten und Projekte 1986 2007 at Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2007. Peter Zumthor, born 1943 in Basel (Switzerland), trained as a cabinet maker and was educated as designer and architect at the College of Applied Arts in Basel and the Pratt Institute in New York. He runs his own architectural studio in Haldenstein (Switzerland) since 1979. He is also been lecturing at the Academy of Architecture of the Universita della Svizzera italiana in Mendrisio (Switzerland) and various universities and colleges in Europe and the US. Zumthor has also been awarded many prizes for his work, including the highest honours in international architecture: the Praemium Imperiale (Japan, 2008), the Pritzker Prize (USA, 2009), and the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal (UK, 2012).Hardback
992017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography992018-01-11 14:06:30The Louvre: All the Paintings9781579128869Anja GrebeAn historic publishing event! Endorsed by the Louvre and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular museum is available in one stunning book. All 3,022 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre are presented in full color in this striking, slipcased book. Comes with an enclosed, supportive DVD-ROM.The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. For the first time ever, The Louvre: All the Paintings collects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume.Organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum- the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School- the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artist's date of birth.Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarede on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's impact on the history of art, and more.All 3,022 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, the date of the work, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the painting, the Louvre catalog number, and the room in the Louvre in which the painting is found.The DVD-ROM is easily browsable by artist, date, school, art historical genre, or location in the Louvre. This last feature allows readers to tour the Louvre and its contents room by room, as if they were actually walking through the building.DVD-ROM System Requirements: DVD-ROM runs on a PC (Windows 2000/XP or later) and MAC (OSX 10.4.8 or later) running the following browser software Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.6 and above; or Safari 5.0 and above.The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters.--USA Today This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections.--Bookpage With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers.--Library Journal Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf.--NJ Star-Ledger Can't get to Paris? Walk through the Louvre's epic collection with your fingertips. The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters. "USA Today"" This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections. "Bookpage"" With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers. "Library Journal"" Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf. "NJ Star-Ledger"" Can't get to Paris? Walk through the Louvre's epic collection with your fingertips.784307.34 x 381 x 99.06mm | 4,399.82g19 Jan 2012Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers IncNew York, United StatesEnglishannotated edcolour illustrations157912886655,7754.48US$81.88Anja Grebe (Author) Anja Grebe teaches art history at the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg/Germany. She is taking part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern art history. Grebe is the author of The Louvre: All the Paintings and The Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.Erich Lessing (Author) Erich Lessing has been documenting the culture and fine arts of Europe and the Near East for more than fifty years. He is arguably today's leading independent photographer of the arts in the Western World. He created the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive which is an extensive image library featuring over 40,000 high resolution images from over 500 museums and private collections throughout the world, including a thorough coverage of such institutions as: The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Uffizi in Florence, the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, the Prado in Madrid, and many more. Having worked as a photographer all over the world for more than six decades, he has published more than 40 books with his art photography. He lives in Vienna and travels regularly to Paris and other art capitals of the world.Hardback
1002017-03-13 17:59:1642022-09-22 12:21:09Individual Architects & Architectural FirmsArchitectureArt & Photography1002018-01-11 14:06:37Barefoot Architect9780936070421Johan Van LengenA former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a "greener" approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, includingdesign (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started."704139.7 x 213.36 x 50.8mm | 975.22g28 Oct 2007Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.Bolinas, United StatesEnglishIllustrations, maps093607042079,8314.35US$23.16Paperback
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12022-06-12 23:37:0186807292022-09-22 17:25:49Favorite African Folktales9780393326246Favorite African Folktales is a cause for celebration, landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. Mandela, a Nobel Laureate for Peace, has selected these thirty-two tales with the specific hope that Africa's oldest stories, as well as a few new ones, be perpetuated by future generations and be appreciated by children throughout the world. In these "beloved stories, morsels rich with the gritty essence of Africa," we meet, among many others, a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads and a trickster from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena and learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns. Several creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its people all came into existence under a punishing sun or against the backdrop of a spectacularly beautiful mountain landscape. Whether warning children about the dangers of disobedience or demonstrating that the underdog can—and often does—win, these stories, through their depiction of wise animals as well as evil monsters, are "universal in their portrayal of humanity, beasts, and the mystical." What is particularly exciting about this book is that many of the stories, in their oral form, are almost as old as Africa itself. Most of them were, in fact, first told in various African tongues around evening fires in centuries past—tales from, for example, the San and the Khoi, the original hunter-gatherers and livestock herders of Southern Africa. Translated into English and other European languages chiefly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from their original languages—be they Karanga, Nguni, Xhosa, or one of many others—these folktales are a testament to the craft of storytelling and the power of myth. Accompanied by dozens of enchanting, specially commissioned color paintings, Favorite African Folktales—culled from African countries as far-flung as Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya—presents a fountain of precious knowledge that will be treasured by children, as well as adults, for years to come.2405.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)11/17/2004Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.0393326241146,650$13.95Nelson Mandela (1918—2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as the first democratically-elected President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Mandela established the Nelson Mandela Foundation as his post-presidential office in 1999. It is a not-for-profit organization which has, since 2004, been transformed into an archive and trusted voice on his life and times. It carries out its mandate to promote Mandela’s vision and work by convening dialogues and creating platforms for engagement around critical issues to promote social justice.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
22022-06-12 23:37:0186807302022-09-22 12:53:48Indaba My Children: African…9780802136046A definitive compendium of African myth and folktale, retold in rich, vibrant prose, Indaba, My Children is a stunning literary and ethnographic achievement. As a young man, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a Zulu from the South African province of Natal, was determined to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and become a tribal historian in order to keep the rich oral tradition of his culture alive. In this book, begun in response to the injustices against Africans and their culture, he sets these legends down in writing. He begins with the creation myth, when Ninavanhu-Ma, the Great Mother, created the human race. From there, an epic unfolds, an intricate and vivid cultural tapestry populated by gods and mortals, cattle herders and supreme kings, witch doctors, lovers, grave diggers, warriors, and handmaidens. The story continues all the way up to the colonial era, when a Portuguese Kapitanoh and his crew arrive on the African shore. Indaba, My Children is a classic and indispensable resource for anyone interested in the cultural life of Africa and the human experience as it is filtered into myth.7206.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)02/05/1999Grove/Atlantic, Inc.257,097$22.00Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
32022-06-12 23:37:0186807312022-09-22 12:53:48The Signifying Monkey: A…9780195136470Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "eclectic, exciting, convincing, provocative" and in The Washington Post Book World as "brilliantly original," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Signifying Monkey is a groundbreaking work that illuminates the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature. It elaborates a new critical approach located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself.Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, Gates uncovers a unique system for interpretation and a powerful vernacular tradition that black slaves brought with them to the New World. Exploring the process of signification in black American life and literature by analyzing the transmission and revision of various signifying figures, Gates provides an extended analysis of what he calls the "Talking Book," a central trope in early slave narratives that virtually defines the tradition of black American letters. Gates uses this critical framework to examine several major works of African-American literature—including Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, and Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo—revealing how these works signify on the black tradition and on each other. This superb 25th-Anniversary Edition features a new preface by Gates that reflects on the impact of the book and its relevance for today's society as well as a new afterword written by noted critic W. T. J. Mitchell.3526.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)07/23/2014Oxford University Press500,951$19.95Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
42022-06-12 23:37:0186807322022-09-22 12:53:48The Book of the Mysteries of…9780892540877The continuing fascination with Gnostic Christianity has stimulated the translation of a vast range of Gnostic texts with both popular and critical commentaries. But the later texts of the Coptic Church remain virtually unknown outside a small circle of scholars, even more so in their Ethiopic versions. One exception is The Book of Enoch, but Enoch does not stand alone. Associated with it is an even stranger and more complex apocalyptic work, The Book of the Mysteries of the Heavens and the Earth, which is believed to have been revealed by the Archangel Gabriel in the 15th century. It was introduced to the Western public in 1935 by Wallis Budge. This edition also includes an interpretation of St. John's apocalyptic vision, a discourse on the Godhead and the Trinity, and a discourse on the birth of Enoch.1925.75(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)01/01/2004Nicolas-Hays, Inc531,460$18.95R.A. Gilbert is an esoteric scholar and antiquarian bookseller who lives in Bristol, England.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
52022-06-12 23:37:0186807332022-09-22 12:53:48The Hero with an African Face:…9780553378689In this remarkable book, Clyde Ford restores to us the lost treasure of African mythology, bringing to life the ancient tales and showing why they matter so much to us today.African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection.  From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives.  From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans.  The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny.These and other important African myths show us the history of African Americans in a new light—as a hero's journey, a courageous passage to a hard-won victory.  The Hero with an African Face enriches us all by restoring this vital tradition to the world.2566.08(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.61(d)01/04/2000Random House Publishing Group464,873$17.00Clyde W. Ford is a doctor of chiropractic medicine, a leader in somatic psychology, and a scholar who has taught Swahili at Columbia University and African American history at Western Washington University.  He has also traveled widely in Africa.  He is the author of three previous books: Where Healing Waters Meet: Touching Mind and Emotion Through the Body; Compassionate Touch: The Body's Role in Healing and Recovery; and We Can All Get Along: 50 Steps You Can Take to Help End Racism.  He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
62022-06-12 23:37:0186807342022-09-22 12:53:48The Last Storytellers: Tales…9781838600006Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The competing distractions of television, movies and the internet have drawn the crowds away from the storytellers and few have the desire to learn the stories and continue their legacy. Richard Hamilton has witnessed at first hand the death throes of this rich and captivating tradition and, in the labyrinth of the Marrakech medina, has tracked down the last few remaining storytellers, recording stories that are replete with the mysteries and beauty of the Maghreb.2645.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)06/18/2019Bloomsbury USA428,245$18.00Richard Hamilton has worked for the BBC World Service as a broadcast journalist since 1998, including as a correspondent in Morocco, South Africa and Madagascar. He also reports for BBC TV, radio and online. While living in Morocco, he co-authored the 'Time Out Guide to Marrakech' and has written throughout his career for magazines and newspapers such as 'Conde Nast Traveller' and 'The Cape Times'. He has an MA in African Studies from SOAS.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
72022-06-12 23:37:0186807352022-09-22 12:53:48Quill Soup: A Stone Soup Story9781623541477Gather round for soup fit for the king in this vibrant twist on a classic fable.With brightly colored art and engaging characters, this retelling of the well-known Stone Soup story will captivate young readers. Noko the traveling porcupine arrives in a village. He's denied food and a place to sleep by all the animals he meets. Finally he's granted a fire and a large pot of water. He adds a few of his quills to make his famous quill soup, which he says the king loves! Slowly but surely, everyone contributes ingredients—carrots, beans, and more. Will the soup feed them all?409.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)09/15/2020Charlesbridge454,985$16.99Alan Durant writes fiction for all ages, from preschool prose to poetry for adults. His picture books include Burger Boy, illustrated by Mei Matsuoka. Alan lives with his partner and three children in Brighton, England.Dale Blankenaar is a full-time picture book illustrator and designer from South Africa. He has illustrated about thirty picture books and has won several awards including the Image of the Book, an international competition for book illustration and design for Quill Soup.Hardcover12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
82022-06-12 23:37:0186807362022-09-22 12:53:48A Dictionary of African…9780195124576This collection of fascinating and revealing tales captures the sprawling diversity of African mythology. Four hundred alphabetically arranged entries touch on virtually every aspect of African religious belief, from Africa's great epic themes (dualistic gods, divine tricksters, creator gods, and heroes) to descriptions of major mythic systems (the Dogon, the Asante, and the San) and beyond. Scheub covers the entire continent, from the mouth of the Nile to the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, including North African as well as sub-Saharan cultures. His retellings provide information about the respective belief system, the main characters, and related stories or variants. Perhaps most important, Scheub emphasizes the role of mythmaker as storyteller—as a performer for an audience. He studies various techniques, from the rhythmic movements of a Zulu mythmaker's hands to the way a storyteller will play on the familiar context of other myths within her cultural context. An invaluable bridge to the richly diverse oral cultures of Africa, this collection uncovers a place where story and storyteller, tradition and performance, all merge.3847.66(w) x 5.74(h) x 0.73(d)04/11/2002Oxford University Press123,245$16.95Harold Scheub is Professor of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has spent ten years researching and teaching in Africa, and is the author of a number of books, including The Tongue is Fire, Secret Fire, and Story.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
92022-06-12 23:37:0186807372022-09-22 12:53:48Iba Se Orisa: Ifa Proverbs,…9781507683064The Oral tradition has been maintained since time immemorial. In this age of science and technology, they are now being preserved for posterity. Iba Se is an invaluable resource for Proverbs and Folktales in the Ifa Orisa Tradition. It delves further into their spiritual meaning and its significance in the wider world. It is a great starting point for a beginner in the tradition sharing the dynamics for spiritual growth, concept of self and the Ori, divination principles and the overall Ifa world view. Awo Falokun begins to unravel the sacred history and the concept relating to the Immortals to bring the reader a full appreciation for the path of Ifa.3045.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)01/22/2015CreateSpace Publishing467,037$24.95Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
102022-06-12 23:37:0186807382022-09-22 12:53:48Life Is God's Best Gift:…9780062906878Following the success of the megabestselling Black Pearls, a collection of 365 African proverbs that illuminate the secret to peace and joy; and inspire the words of Cudjo Lewis in Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon.In Africa, grandparents traditionally share their wisdom about life and culture with their grandchildren, using proverbs and stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. This beautiful keepsake volume includes 365 proverbs—one for each day of the year—partnered with brief, yet profound lessons and knowledge covering all facets of life. Collected from countries across the African continent, these wise proverbs encourage children to treasure community over material items; show kindness to others; love from the heart and not the mind; exercise empathy; and strive for a global education. These thoughtful proverbs include insights such as:Proverb: “Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls.” (South Africa)Insight: True love is blind. True love is not based on wealth, family, position, education, tribe, religion or class. Love can bind together a most unlikely couple, as the heart has reasons that reason does not understand.Proverb: “When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” (Gambia)Insight: The elders of the community hold the wisdom of the world.Devoting a little time, day by day for a full year, this holistic, enriching gift book can lead to inner peace and happiness.2885.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.30(d)06/25/2019HarperCollins Publishers1,034,276$22.99Sam Chege was born and raised in Kenya. In his thirties he immigrated to the United States, where he has lived for 20 years. He is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University.Hardcover12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
112022-06-12 23:37:0186807392022-09-22 12:53:48West African Folk Tales9780486427645Folk tales around the world, observes the author, often contain similar narratives, providing, perhaps, yet another example of the universal brotherhood of man. This volume of West African folk tales includes a number of such tales, among them, "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Greedy Hare," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," "The Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas," "The Man with Seven Dogs," and "The Boy in the Drum." Animals, both natural and magical, play large roles in these stories. Collected by the author over the years from West Africans of all ages, these charming tales will not only delight folklore enthusiasts but will also appeal to anyone fascinated by African cultures. Parents and teachers in search of cross-cultural material for children will also find this volume a wonderful resource.1605.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)04/23/2003Dover Publications1,056,944$8.95Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
122022-06-12 23:37:0186807402022-09-22 12:53:48Black Folktales9780802132420Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic — Origins, Love, Heroes, and People — the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's urban expressiveness and Tom Feeling's spirited illustrations give them continued resonance for today's audience.1105.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)01/10/1994Grove/Atlantic, Inc.863,065$16.00Julius Lester is an American writer and an academic who taught for over three decades at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a photographer, as well as a musician who recorded two albums of folk music and original songs. His very first book was an instructional music book co-authored with Pete Seeger. His children's book, To Be a Slave, was recognized for a Newbery Honor and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. He received a Caldecott Honor, among others, for the book John Henry.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
132022-06-12 23:37:0186807412022-09-22 12:53:48TERRE DES HOMMES9798765524275ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY (1900-1944). Intensément impliqué dans les premières années de l´aviation commerciale, ses romans sont intimement liés à ses expériences en tant que pilote. Employé par la compagnie Latécoère, il s´en chargera du courrier de Toulouse au Sénégal, parcours qui se prolongera jusqu´en Amérique du Sud en 1929. À partir de 1932, il se consacrera à l´écriture et au journalisme, ce qui l´amènera au Vietnam, à Moscou et à l´Espagne de la guerre civile. Pendant la deuxième Guerre Mondiale, il deviendra l´une des voix de la Résistance et à New-York il essaiera de faire entrer les américains dans le conflit. Au printemps 44, il rejoindra une patrouille de reconnaissance basé en Sardaigne, puis en Corse, et le 31 juillet de cette année son avion disparaîtra en mer et ne sera retrouvé qu´en 2000. «Vol de nuit » (1931), raconte les exploits des pionniers de l´aéropostale, concrètement à la ligne Patagonie, Chili et Paraguay. Lorsque les instruments de vol et de prévision météorologique sont encore plongés dans leur enfance balbutiante, la nuit, pour les pilotes, devient un espace plein de mystère et de danger. Dans ces circonstances, la seule et unique boussole pour ces hommes est l´accomplissement du devoir.2106.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)02/04/2022Barnes & Noble Press831,967$10.90Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
142022-06-12 23:37:0186807422022-09-22 12:53:48Tarot of the Orishas Book9781567188448Now you can understand the most complete, unique, and unusual divinatory deck ever, one that taps into the spirituality of the ancient Yoruba people of Africa, when you get The Tarot of the Orishas by Zolrak with art by Durkon. The Tarot of the Orishas is the book that explains the first authentic Tarot deck of Yoruba origins to employ the powerful energies of Santería, Brazilian Candomblé, and Umbanda. This book acts as a transformative aid that will open the door to the meaning and origin of each card of this new deck. Completely bilingual, The Tarot of the Orishas can be enjoyed in English or in Spanish. It uses a unique Tarot deck design with 77 cards, including: Thirteen cards showing the supernatural beings, or "Orishas," which represent archetypes of sacred, intense energy Twelve cards with meaningful symbols such as Karma, the Earth, and the Custodian Angel Fifty-two cards divided into four groups representing the four elements The rich and compelling Tarot symbols, which are fully illustrated in this book, incorporate the imagery of Santería, Candomblé, Umbanda, numerology, astrology, and other aspects of metaphysics. They portray archetypes through which spiritual forces can be brought to bear on mundane concerns. The cards described in The Tarot of the Orishas can be used for divination, magic, or meditation. To that purpose, this book describes four different ways that you can "throw the cards." You will learn to use them to divine answers to your questions and to gain powerful lessons for your day-to-day life. The information here goes beyond the material world. It gets to the essence of all things: the spirit. Considered by many to be a far more potent tool for magic and divination than the traditional Tarot, The Tarot of the Orishas will bring your own inner mysteries to light through images and stories that become richer over time. Get The Tarot of the Orishas today.3006.00(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.09(d)01/08/1990Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.560,825$19.99Zolrak is a longtime practitioner of cowrie shell divination and other spiritual traditions of the African diaspora. He is the cocreator of the bestselling Tarot of the Orishas, the first tarot deck based on this theme. Zolrak is also a teacher of Kardecist mediumship and a parapsychologist with a spiritually universalist perspective. Additionally, Zolrak works as a radio and television host. Many people define him with a single word that summarizes his essence: Magician.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
152022-06-12 23:37:0186807432022-09-22 12:53:48Where Animals Talk: West…9781663538154From the PREFACETHE typical native African Ekano or legend is marked by repetition. The same incidents occur to a succession of individuals; monotony being prevented by a variation in the conduct of those individuals, as they reveal their weakness or stupidity, artifice or treachery.Narrators, while preserving the original plot and characters of a Tale, vary it, and make it graphic by introducing objects known and familiar to their audience. These inconsistencies do not interfere with belief or offend the taste of a people with whom even the impossible is not a bar to faith; rather, the inconsistency sharpens their enjoyment of the story.Surprise must not be felt at the impossibility of some of the situations; e. g., the swallowing by an animal of his wife, baggage and household furniture, as a means of hiding them. The absurdity of such situations is one of the distinctive attractions to the minds of the excited listeners.Variations of the same Tale, as told in different Tribes, were inevitable among a people whose language was not written until within the last hundred years; the Tales having been transmitted verbally, from generation to generation, for, probably, thousands of years. As to their antiquity. I believe these Tales to be of very ancient origin. No argument must be taken against them because of the internal evidence of allusion to modern things, or implements, or customs of known modern date; e. g., "cannon," "tables," "steamships," cte., etc. Narrators constantly embellish by novel additions; e. g., where, in the original story, a character used a spear, the narrator may substitute a pistol.Almost all these Tales locate themselves in supposed prehistoric times, when Beasts and Human Beings are asserted to have lived together with social relations in the same community. An unintended concession to the claims of some Evolutionists!The most distinctive feature of these Tales is that, while the actors are Beasts, they are speaking and living as Human Beings, acting as a beast in human environment; and, instantly, in the same sentence, acting as a human being in a beast's environment. This must constantly be borne in mind, or the action of the story will become not only unreasonable but utterly inexplicable.The characters in the stories relieve themselves from difficult or dangerous situations by invoking the aid of a powerful personal fetish-charm known as "Ngalo"; a fetish almost as valuable as Aladdin's Lamp of the Arabian Nights....2526.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)07/21/2020Barnes & Noble Press987,132$9.99Robert Hamill Nassau (1835 – May 6, 1921) was an American presbyterian missionary who spent forty years in Africa. Robert was born in Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania and went to the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, continuing his education at the College of New Jersey. From 1856 to 1859 he moved on to the Princeton Theological Seminary and obtained a medical qualification from Pennsylvania Medical School in 1861. On the instigation of the Presbytery of New Brunswick he joined the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions as a missionary, with his first posting being to the African island of Corisco. Throughout his career he served as a missionary in many places: Benita; Belambla; Kangwe; Talaguga; Baraka (Libreville); and Batanga.[1] Nassau established a mission station in Lambaréné.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
162022-06-12 23:37:0186807442022-09-22 12:53:48Yoruba Trickster Tales9780803286115Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world. Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring Bénin), the trickster character is Àjàpá, the tortoise. The repertory of tales about him is seemingly inexhaustible. In this volume Oyekan Owomoyela offers a representative gathering of twenty-three Yoruba trickster tales. Àjàpá is notable for his strikingly human habits, abilities, weaknesses, moods, and disposition. We discover different aspects of Àjàpá in these tales, including his vanity and resourcefulness, his appetites and playfulness, and his amusing relations with his friends. As we read through these entertaining stories, we gain a many-sided view of this fascinating character and the spirited world in which he lives. These tales of the trickster Àjàpá will appeal to readers of all ages, learned and not so-even as they introduce us to a vital folk culture.2185.56(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.57(d)07/01/1997Nebraska Paperback980,032$18.00Oyekan Owomoyela is the author of African Literatures: An Introduction and the editor of A History of Twentieth-Century African Literatures (Nebraska 1993).Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
172022-06-12 23:37:0186807452022-09-22 12:53:48Behind Closed Doors: Women's…9780813523774Tunis has a long history of city life reaching back to ancient times. The Arabic language is firmly rooted among its inhabitants and most embrace the morals and culture of Islam. Behind Closed Doors presents forty-seven tales told by three Beldi women, members of a historic and highly civilized community, the city's traditional elite. Tale-telling is important to all Beldi women, and the book examines its role in their shared world and its significance in the lives of the three tellers. Tales are told at communal gatherings to share and pass on Beldi women's secret lore of love, marriage and destiny. Ghaya Sa'diyya and Kheira tell stories which echo their life experience and have deep meanings for them. Their tales reflect accepted moral codes, and yet many depict attitudes, relationships, and practices that contradict established norms. Whereas Kheira presents a conservative and moralistic view of the role of women, Sa'diyya's heroines are alive with sexual energy, and Ghaya's stories also offer racy and rebellious comments on a woman's lot. These contradictory visions offer a kaleidoscopic view of the position of women in the rich life of a historic North African city.3925.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)08/01/1996Rutgers University Press$33.95Monia Hejaiej has written an eloquent introduction to the volume, providing an overview of the history and culture of Tunis and insights into the reading of the tales.Monia Hejaiej was born in 1957 in Tunis. She obtained her doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and now teaches literature at the University of Tunis.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
182022-06-12 23:37:0186807462022-09-22 12:53:48Yoruba Proverbs9780803218437"The leopard's stealthy gait is not a result of cowardice; it is simply stalking a prey." (Do not mistake people's gentle nature for spinelessness.) "The rabbit that eats yams and enjoys them will return for more." (People remember good experiences and seek their repetition.) "The chicken sweats, but its down prevents us from knowing." (Everybody has his or her problems, although strangers may not guess.) "The mouth does not say, 'I ate once before.'" (Hunger is not something one assuages once and for all.) "It is a light rain that chases a child indoors; it is a raging torrent that shakes the raffia palm to its roots." (Every person, however lowly or mighty, has his or her nemesis.) Yoruba Proverbs is the most comprehensive collection to date of more than five thousand Yoruban proverbs that showcase Yoruba oral tradition. Following Oyekan Owomoyela's introduction, which provides a framework and description of Yoruba cultural beliefs, the proverbs are arranged by theme into five sections: the good person; the fortunate person (or the good life); relationships; human nature; rights and responsibilities; and truisms. Each proverb is presented in Yoruba with a literal English translation, followed by a brief commentary explaining the meaning of the proverb within the oral tradition. This definitive source book on Yoruba proverbs is the first to give such detailed, systematic classification and analysis alongside a careful assessment of the risks and pitfalls of submitting this genre to the canons of literary analysis. Oyekan Owomoyela is the author of A History of Twentieth-Century African Literatures and Yoruba Trickster Tales, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.5107.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)05/01/2008Nebraska Paperback1,102,198$29.95Oyekan Owomoyela is the author of A History of Twentieth-Century African Literatures and Yoruba Trickster Tales, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
192022-06-12 23:37:0186807472022-09-22 12:53:48Moroccan Folktales9780815611011Drawing on stories he heard as a boy from female relatives, Jilali El Koudia presents a cross section of utterly bewitching narratives. Filled with ghouls and fools, kind magic and wicked, eternal bonds and earthly wishes, these are mesmerizing stories to be savored, studied, or simply treasured. Varied genres include anecdotes, legends, and animal fables, and some tales bear strong resemblance to European counterparts, for example Aamar and his Sister (Hansel and Gretel) and Nunja and the White Dove (Cinderella). All capture the heart of Morroco and the soul of its people. In an enlightening introduction, El Koudia mourns the loss of the teller of tales in the marketplace, and he makes it clear that storytelling, born of memory and oral tradition, could vanish in the face of mass and electronic media.1965.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)02/08/2018Syracuse University Press1,102,167$19.95Jilali El Koudia is an acclaimed Moroccan literary critic, writer, and translator. He is the author of Moroccan Short Stories and the translator of many Moroccan literary works. Roger Allen is emeritus professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include The Arabic Novel: An Historical and Critical Introduction, and a co-translation of In Search of Walid Masoud by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Hasan El-Shamy is emeritus professor of folklore in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. He is the editor and translator of Folktales of Egypt and editor of Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
202022-06-12 23:37:0186807482022-08-08 20:00:22Wishbone: Reference and…9781572332737Wishbone: Reference and Interpretation in Black Folk Narrative follows African American folklore to its roots in African sources, bringing together a selection of narratives from both Africa and the United States and stressing their common bond and history. Laura C. Jarmon provides synopses of a number of African and African American folk tales, giving the reader a broad sample of tales with themes common to both cultures. Then, through analysis of form, language, and tone, she argues that black folk expression is modal, i.e., open-ended and tentative, a posture revealed in both the behavior and the discourse of the narratives’ folk participants. By tracing the folklore to it’s sources, Jarmon seeks to correct nineteenth-century suggestions that African American folklore must have its origin in European sources.The Author: Laura C. Jarmon is professor of English at the University of Tennessee, martin. She is coeditor of Thomas Talley’s The Negro traditions (Tennessee), and author of Arbors to Bricks: A Hundred Years of African American Education in Rutherford County, Tennessee, 1865-1965. She lives in Stanton, Tennessee.4166.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)07/28/2003University of Tennessee Press1572332735$26.00The Author: Laura C. Jarmon is professor of English at the University of Tennessee, martin. She is coeditor of Thomas Talley’s The Negro traditions (Tennessee), and author of Arbors to Bricks: A Hundred Years of African American Education in Rutherford County, Tennessee, 1865-1965. She lives in Stanton, Tennessee.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
212022-06-12 23:47:4386807492022-09-22 12:53:48Chinese Myths and Folk Tales…9781435169852Chinese culture is rich with marvelous folklore, and this exquisitely designed collection draws on that magnificent historical repository. It features more than 200 fables and tales chosen from Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio and other classic compendiums. Here are legends of ancient demons, strange ghosts, magic swords, evil sorcerers, diabolical transformations, flying ogres, fairy foxes, powerful gods, and more. They include: “The Painted Wall,” “The Flower Nymphs,” “The Boatmen of Lao-lung,” “The King of the Nine Mountains,” “The Disowned Princess,” and dozens more.7926.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)02/13/2020Barnes & Noble12,894$25.00Hardcover22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
222022-06-12 23:47:4386807502022-08-08 20:00:54Handbook of Japanese Mythology…9780195332629Japanese gods, too numerous to count, are known collectively as yaoyorozu-no-kamigami—the eight million. They are the cast of a vast, complex mythology that encompasses two religions, three cultures, and three millennia, one whose ancient deities are still hard at work today. Handbook of Japanese Mythology makes it easy to travel this vast yet little-known mythological landscape. The book reveals the origins of Japan's myths in the very different realms of Buddhism, Shinto, and folklore, and explores related mythologies of the Ainu and Okinawan cultures and recent myths arising from Japan's encounters with modernization. It then offers vivid retellings of the central Shinto and Buddhist myths, plus descriptions of major historical figures, icons, rituals, and events. For students or long-time enthusiasts, it is the ideal guide for investigating Japanese reverence for the sun, the imperial family, and the virtues of purity and loyalty. Readers will also learn why sumo wrestlers stomp before each match, how a fussy baby creates thunder, why Japan has a god for soccer, and much more.4009.10(w) x 6.09(h) x 0.84(d)03/11/2008Oxford University Press0195332628430,023$24.95Michael Ashkenazi is a professional writer and the author of numerous scholarly and encyclopedia articles on Japanese religion and culture. His published works include Matsuri: The Festivals of a Japanese Town, The Essence of Japanese Cuisine, and Sex, Sexuality, and the Anthropologist with Fran Markowitz.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
232022-06-12 23:47:4386807512022-09-22 12:53:48Myths and Legends of Japan9780486270456The most popular myths and legends of Japanese culture are charmingly retold in English in this handsomely illustrated book. Here are myths of gods, heroes and warriors; legends of Buddha, and of the goddess Benten and the god Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions and supernatural beings; observations on the spiritual properties of fans, flowers, dolls and butterflies and much more.The collection begins with the early myths of Japan, which the author describes as "quaint, beautiful, quasi-humorous." These are followed by legends celebrating early heroes and warriors, and the earliest examples of the Japanese romance, "The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moon-Maiden." Many of the legends that follow reflect a poetic love of beauty and of nature. But as the author points out, "there is plenty of crude realism in Japanese legend. We are repelled by the Thunder God's favorite repast, amazed by the magical power of foxes and cats; and the story of 'Hōïchi-the-Earless' and of the corpse-eating priest afford striking examples of the combination of the weird and the horrible."Thirty-two full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon; A Kakemono Ghost; The Jelly-Fish and the Monkey; The Firefly Battle; Tokoyo and the Sea Serpent; Sengen, the Goddess of Mount Fuji; and other subjects of these timeless myths. In addition, the author has included several invaluable appendixes that offer a helpful note on Japanese poetry, a listing of gods and goddesses, a genealogy of The Age of the Gods, and an index of poetical quotations.4805.40(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.90(d)03/23/1992Dover Publications203,655$16.95Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
242022-06-12 23:47:4386807522022-09-22 12:53:48Myths of the Asanas: The…9781683838487Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.2247.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)09/08/2020Palace Publishing Group, LP406,164$21.99Alanna Kaivalya, also known as "The JivaDiva," produces the JivaDiva Yoga Jam podcast, which has been heard by over a million people worldwide. In March 2008, Yoga Journal named Alanna one of the top twenty teachers under forty. She is a contributing writer to Yoga Journal, she regularly teaches at Yoga Journal conferences. She lives in New York City. Arjuna van der Kooij holds an MA in cultural anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. Son of a pastor and student of the late B. P. Puri, he is a practitioner of Bhakti yoga. He divides his time between India and Amsterdam.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
252022-06-12 23:47:4386807532022-09-22 12:53:48Indian Mythology: Tales,…9780892818709An exploration of 99 classic myths of India from an entirely non-Western paradigm that provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscape• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the stories of the Bible, ancient Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia• Looks at the evolution of Indian narratives and their interpretations over the millennia• Demonstrates how the mythology, rituals, and art of ancient India are still vibrant today and inform the contemporary generationFrom the blood-letting Kali to the mysterious Ganesha, the Hindu spiritual landscape is populated by characters that find no parallel in the Western spiritual world. Indian Mythology explores the rich tapestry of these characters within 99 classic myths, showing that the mythological world of India can be best understood when we move away from a Western, monotheistic mindset and into the polytheistic world of Hindu traditions.Featuring 48 artistic renderings of important mythological figures from across India, the author unlocks the mysteries of the narratives, rituals, and artwork of ancient India to reveal the tension between world-affirming and world-rejecting ideas, between conformism and contradiction, between Shiva and Vishnu, Krishna and Rama, Gauri and Kali. This groundbreaking book opens the door to the unknown and exotic, providing a glimpse into the rich mythic tradition that has empowered millions of human beings for centuries.2566.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)04/24/2003Inner Traditions/Bear & Company488,790$20.00A medical doctor by training, Devdutt Pattanaik moved away from clinical practice to nurture his passion for mythology. His unorthodox approach is evident in his books, which include introductions to Shiva and Vishnu and The Goddess in India. He lives in Mumbai, India, where he works as a health communicator and writes and lectures on Hindu narratives, art, rituals, and philosophy.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
262022-06-12 23:47:4386807542022-09-22 12:53:48Japandemonium Illustrated: The…9780486800356"A fascinating, scholarly, beautifully illustrated, miscellanea of strange beasts, quelling demons, and otherworldly apparitions. JapandemoniumIllustrated will instruct you, amaze you, and transport you to a quintessential realm of Japanese lore." — Guillermo del Toro, filmmaker"Such beautiful nightmares — why bother to wake up? Long before Pokémon took to the streets, the Japanese saw monsters everywhere and in everything. Scholarly without being monstrously studious, Sekien's classic compendia of outlandish everyday demons compiled in this one fiendishly clever volume is sure to enchant even the most rational readers (poor misguided souls!) I sleep less now that I recognize the tenjo-name behind the spots on the ceiling." — Alfred Birnbaum, editor/translator of Monkey Brain SushiJapanese folklore abounds with bizarre creatures collectively referred to as the yokai ― the ancestors of the monsters populating Japanese film, literature, manga, and anime. Artist Toriyama Sekien (1712–88) was the first to compile illustrated encyclopedias detailing the appearances and habits of these creepy-crawlies from myth and folklore. Ever since their debut over two centuries ago, the encyclopedias have inspired generations of Japanese artists. Japandemonium Illustrated represents the very first time they have ever been available in English.This historically groundbreaking compilation includes complete translations of all four of Sekien's yokai masterworks: the 1776 Gazu Hyakki Yagyō (The Illustrated Demon Horde's Night Parade), the 1779 Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki (The Illustrated Demon Horde from Past and Present, Continued), the 1781 Konjaku Hyakki Shū (More of the Demon Horde from Past and Present), and the 1784 Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro (A Horde of Haunted Housewares). The collection is complemented by a detailed introduction and helpful annotations for modern-day readers.3368.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)01/18/2017Dover Publications379,650$39.95Scholar and ukiyo-e woodblock artist Toriyama Sekien (1712–88) is famed for cataloging all species of yokai, the monsters of Japanese folklore.Translators Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda have co-authored numerous books on Japanese pop culture, history, and folklore.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
272022-06-12 23:47:4386807552022-09-22 12:53:48My Gita9788129137708In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach-thematic rather than verse-by-verse-makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams. In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization-even selfies!).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight. So let My Gita inform your Gita.2585.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)11/01/2015Repro Books Limited561,070$16.99Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
282022-06-12 23:47:4386807562022-08-08 20:02:27The Legends of Tono / Edition…9780739127674In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanese folklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita, and his enthralling tales. In this 100th Anniversary edition, Morse has completely revised his original translation, now out of print for over three decades. Retaining the original's great understanding of Japanese language, history, and lore, this new edition will make the classic collection available to new generations of readers.1206.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)09/18/2008Lexington Books0739127675383,136$59.00Ronald A. Morse is a leading thinker and commentator on Japan.Hardcover22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
292022-06-12 23:47:4386807572022-09-22 12:53:48Edge of Humanity9798765560686Book five of the ONLY HUMAN series...Abbott agreed to let Kirsten seek revenge on Gavin, and she hopes doing so before she pulls away from the supernatural community will make others hesitant to come after Kirsten or her family.Before Lauren goes away to college, Kirsten wants to be sure she's done all she can to prepare her daughter. They take a trip to China, and Kirsten hopes she can get her old teacher to train her daughter. However, when they arrive, things aren't as they should be.In China, the Lion Dance and Dragon Dance are ubiquitous, and the Monkey King frequently plays a part in both. Kirsten is friends with the Lion King and Dragon King, and despite the fact this has nothing to do with the legendary Chinese lion or dragon, the implications are far-reaching once she's back in China.3145.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)04/26/2022Barnes & Noble Press$17.99Candace Blevins has published more than 45 books, including the Only Human series, the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, and A Dark(ish) Faerie Tale. Her romances give us strong women and stronger men. There are no wilting flowers waiting for someone to rescue them.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
302022-06-12 23:47:4386807582022-08-08 20:02:47The Kojiki: An Account of…9780231163897Japan's oldest surviving narrative, the eighth-century Kojiki, chronicles the mythical origins of its islands and their ruling dynasty through a diverse array of genealogies, tales, and songs that have helped to shape the modern nation's views of its ancient past. Gustav Heldt's engaging new translation of this revered classic aims to make the Kojiki accessible to contemporary readers while staying true to the distinctively dramatic and evocative appeal of the original's language. It conveys the rhythms that structure the Kojiki's animated style of storytelling and translates the names of its many people and places to clarify their significance within the narrative. An introduction, glossaries, maps, and bibliographies offer a wealth of additional information about Japan's earliest extant record of its history, literature, and religion.3125.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)09/09/2014Columbia University Press0231163894534,898$30.00O no Yasumaro (d. 723) was a nobleman of the Japanese court whose O clan ruled over an area bearing the same name near the eighth-century capital of Nara.Gustav Heldt is an associate professor of Japanese literature at the University of Virginia and the author of The Pursuit of Harmony: Poetry and Power in Early Heian Japan.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
312022-06-12 23:47:4386807592022-09-22 12:53:48Siddhartha: An Indian Tale9781774814635One of the greatest stories ever told, by an amazing author. This classic piece journeys through the soul to reveal a higher understanding. Please enjoy "Siddhartha: An Indian Tale" by Hermann Hesse.1746.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)02/10/2021ithink books$14.84Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. Profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, Hesse’s books and essays reveal a deep spiritual influence that has captured the imagination of generations of readers. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, Demian and Magister Ludi. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
322022-06-12 23:47:4386807602022-09-22 12:53:48Prince of Fire: The Story of…9781782853077Action-packed from start to finish, this dramatic new chapter book version of India’s great epic, The Ramayana, will have boys and girls alike on the edge of their seats. Full-color illustrations throughout vividly bring the story of Diwali to life, while courageous heroes and dastardly villains make Prince of Fire the perfect choice for any child with a love of adventure.645.50(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.19(d)09/01/2016Barefoot Books1,113,349$9.99Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
332022-06-12 23:47:4386807612022-09-22 12:53:48The Dark Side of Japan:…9781445663029The Dark Side of Japan is a collection of folk tales, black magic, protection spells, monsters and other dark interpretations of life and death from Japanese folklore. Much of the information comes from ancient documents, translated into English here for the first time. Antony Cummins has also searched the now forgotten Victorian volumes on Japanese mythology and explains recent academic research on Japan for the non-expert. Antony has transformed the complex information into a modern rendering, with stories and details that let a modern reader enter into the world of the forgotten legends of old Japan and the superstitions that colour them, some of which still exist today. The Dark Side of Japan is profusely illustrated, with drawings showcasing the ‘hellish’ concepts within. And remarkably hellish they are, too. Consider the kappa: ‘goblin-like creatures that have the body of a child, the face of a tiger adorned with a beak and the shell of a turtle. They drag people into rivers and ponds and drown them. If a woman gives birth to a kappa baby after being raped, the baby is hacked to death.’2246.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)11/01/2017Amberley Publishing440,600$24.95Antony Cummins has a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and a masters in Archaeology. He is the founder of the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team, who examine and translate ancient documents to reveal the truth about the Ninja. He has appeared in the documentaries Ninja Shadow Warriors, Samurai Head Hunters, Samurai Warrior Queens and Ancient Black Ops. He is the author of ten books including the best-selling Book of Ninja, Samurai War Stories, and The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
342022-06-12 23:47:4386807622022-09-22 12:53:48Folktales from India; A…9780679748328An enchanting collection of 110 tales, translated from twenty-two different languages, that are by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts, animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues, sagacious jesters and magical storytellers, wise counselors and foolish kings—all inhabit a fabular world, yet one that is also firmly grounded in everyday life. Here is an indispensable guide to India's ageless folklore tradition.With black-and-white illustrations throughoutPart of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library3846.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.99(d)01/24/2000Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group455,411$23.00A. K. RAMANUJAN (1929-1993) was William E. Colvin Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Striders, Relations, and Selected Poems. His translations from the languages of India include Folktales from India, Speaking of Siva, Some Kannada Poems, Samskara, Hymns for the Drowning, and Poems of Love and War.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
352022-06-12 23:47:4386807632022-09-22 12:53:48Asian-Pacific Folktales and…9780684811970Exotic, clever, and poignant, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends invites you into a magically distinctive world. Originating from the far corners of the globe—China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia—these tales teach us about morality and mysticism in enchanting ways. Organized by universal folkloric themes, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends features animal stories, tales of magical skill, explanations of how things came to be the way they are, delightful depictions of the clever and the foolish, ghosts and supernatural beings, and legends about heroes and gods. From "The Supernatural Crossbow," a Vietnamese tale, to the Malaysian story of "The Man in the Moon," each piece in this collection explores a self-contained, dreamlike universe that both delights and transports the reader. Shaped by the geographical and cultural influences of a people, these stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions.2565.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.60(d)12/06/1995Touchstone455,509$17.95Jeannette Faurot is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, which house one of only four folklore programs in the nation.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
362022-06-12 23:47:4386807642022-09-22 12:53:48The Classic of Mountains and…9780140447194This major source of Chinese mythology (third century BC to second century AD) contains a treasure trove of rare data and colorful fiction about the mythical figures, rituals, medicine, natural history, and ethnic peoples of the ancient world. The Classic of Mountains and Seas explores 204 mythical figures such as the gods Foremost, Fond Care, and Yellow, and goddesses Queen Mother of the West and Girl Lovely, as well as many other figures unknown outside this text. This eclectic Classic also contains crucial information on early medicine (with cures for impotence and infertility), omens to avert catastrophe, and rites of sacrifice, and familiar and unidentified plants and animals. It offers a guided tour of the known world in antiquity, moving outwards from the famous mountains of central China to the lands “beyond the seas.” Translated with an introduction and notes by Anne Birrell.3365.10(w) x 7.73(h) x 0.74(d)01/01/2000Penguin Publishing Group1,095,496$19.00Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
372022-06-12 23:47:4386807652022-09-22 12:53:48The Shady Tree9781627797696A beautiful companion to Demi's classic The Empty Pot.In this new Chinese fable, Ping returns and deals with the selfish and greedy Tan Tan, who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does not share. Ping turns Tan Tan's greed into his own gain, but even with his new-found wealth, Ping is true to his generous nature—there is room for everyone. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, The Shady Tree is sure to become a classic.3210.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)10/25/2016Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)700,987$19.99Demi is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including The Empty Pot, Liang and His Magic Paintbrush, and Buddha Stories. She lives in Washington state.Hardcover22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
382022-06-12 23:47:4386807662022-08-08 20:05:06Folk Legends from Tono:…9781442248229Boldly illustrated and superbly translated, Folk Legends from Tono captures the spirit of Japanese peasant culture undergoing rapid transformation into the modern era. This is the first time these 299 tales have been published in English. Morse’s insightful interpretation of the tales, his rich cultural annotations, and the evocative original illustrations make this book unforgettable. In 2008, a companion volume of 118 tales was published by Rowman & Littlefield as the The Legends of Tono. Taken together, these two books have the same content (417 tales) as the Japanese language book Tono monogatari. Reminiscent of Japanese woodblocks, the ink illustrations commissioned for the Folk Legends from Tono, mirror the imagery that Japanese villagers envisioned as they listened to a storyteller recite the tales.The stories capture the extraordinary experiences of real people in a singular folk community. The tales read like fiction but touch the core of human emotion and social psychology. Thus, the reader is taken on a magical tour through the psychic landscape of the Japanese “spirit world” that was a part of its oral folk tradition for hundreds of years. All of this is made possible by the translator’s insightful interpretation of the tales, his sensitive cultural annotations, and the visual charm of the book’s illustrations. The cast of characters is rich and varied, as we encounter yokai monsters, shape-shifting foxes, witches, grave robbers, ghosts, heavenly princesses, roaming priests, shamans, quasi-human mountain spirits, murderers, and much more.1705.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)06/11/2015Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.144224822X628,609$39.00Yanagita Kunio (1875–1962) was the founder of Japanese folklore studies. Sasaki Kizen (1886–1933) was a native of Tono and an avid collector of folk legends. Together they compiled and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese. Ronald A. Morse was Terasaki Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently a director of the Sangikyo Corporation.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
392022-06-12 23:47:4386807672022-09-22 12:53:48In a World of Gods and…9781608875436Reformatted into a new, smaller size, the masterful Indra Sharma’s celebrated collection of traditional spiritual Indian paintings is now more affordable than ever. With painstaking detail put into each illustration, these beautiful works of art highlightExpressing his spirituality through art, Sharma’s unique masterpieces are meant to inspire peace and reflection in the viewer. With sections on major Hindu deities and classic Vedic texts that include both art and accompanying descriptions, In a World of Gods and Goddesses is the definitive collection of Indra Sharma’s lifework. By combining contemporary and traditional artistic styles, Sharma creates icons of Hindu gods and goddesses that are altars of worship for millions. Steeped in India’s ancient Vedic cosmology, these prayerful, captivating paintings contain a complete who’s who of the Hindu pantheon—Ganesh, Devi, Shiva, Vishnu, Laxmi, and Krishna all come alive in this unique and richly colored work.1929.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)03/10/2015Palace Publishing Group, LP974,246$35.00James H. Bae is a practitioner of both Hindu and Buddhist yoga systems. For years Bae has lived in India investing himself in his spiritual study and training as a monk. His primary areas of study include Oriental medicine, Hindu and Buddhist art, and Eastern philosophy and culture. Bae is the author of Darshan: Sweet Sounds of Surrender, Smaranam: A Garland of Kirtan, In a World of Gods and Goddesses: The Mystic Art of Indra Sharma, and a frequent writer for the Mandala diety mini-books. Bae currently writes and studies at his home in Hilo, Hawaii.Hardcover22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
402022-06-12 23:47:4386807682022-09-22 12:53:48Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook…9780140449907Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.3685.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)09/28/2004Penguin Publishing Group766,310$18.00Wendy Doniger holds doctoral degrees in Indian literature from Harvard and Oxford Universities and is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. Her publications include translations of The Rig Veda and The Laws of Manu for the Penguin Classics, and the acclaimed Kama Sutra for OUP.Paperback22022-06-12 23:47:43Asian Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
412022-06-12 23:48:0986807692022-09-22 12:53:48The Seven Sisters of the…9781876756451The legends of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades that poets, priests, prophets, shamans, storytellers, artists, singers, and historians have told throughout time are retold in this compilation of the stories that have found their inspiration in nine beautiful stars clustered together in the night sky. While particular attention in this cross-cultural study is paid to the influence of the Pleiades cluster on the living traditions of indigenous people in North America, Australia, Japan, and the Pacific, much ancient mythology passed down through written and visual sources from ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and South America is also explored. Appearances of the myths in the modern world are also mentioned, including American presidential elections, Halloween, Atlantis, the Titanic, and Subaru automobiles. Serious astronomical research complements the variety of mythological explanations for the stars' existence by providing the modern world's scientific understanding of them.3685.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)04/01/2005Spinifex Press474,521$19.95Munya Andrews, a Bardi woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, is a lawyer, professor, actor, and author.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
422022-06-12 23:48:0986807702022-09-22 12:53:48Hawaiian Mythology9780824805142Ku and Hina—man and woman—were the great ancestral gods of heaven and earth for the ancient Hawaiians. They were life's fruitfulness and all the generations of mankind, both those who are to come and those already born.The Hawaiian gods were like great chiefs from far lands who visited among the people, entering their daily lives sometimes as humans or animals, sometimes taking residence in a stone or wooden idol. As years passed, the families of gods grew and included the trickster Maui, who snared the sun, and fiery Pele of the volcano.Ancient Hawaiians lived by the animistic philosophy that assigned living souls to animals, trees, stones, stars, and clouds, as well as to humans. Religion and mythology were interwoven in Hawaiian culture; and local legends and genealogies were preserved in song, chant, and narrative.Martha Beckwith was the first scholar to chart a path through the hundreds of books, articles, and little-known manuscripts that recorded the oral narratives of the Hawaiian people. Her book has become a classic work of folklore and ethnology, and the definitive treatment of Hawaiian mythology.With an introduction by Katherine Luomala.6086.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)06/01/1982University of Hawaii Press, The444,920$29.99Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
432022-06-12 23:48:0986807632022-09-22 12:53:48Asian-Pacific Folktales and…9780684811970Exotic, clever, and poignant, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends invites you into a magically distinctive world. Originating from the far corners of the globe—China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia—these tales teach us about morality and mysticism in enchanting ways. Organized by universal folkloric themes, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends features animal stories, tales of magical skill, explanations of how things came to be the way they are, delightful depictions of the clever and the foolish, ghosts and supernatural beings, and legends about heroes and gods. From "The Supernatural Crossbow," a Vietnamese tale, to the Malaysian story of "The Man in the Moon," each piece in this collection explores a self-contained, dreamlike universe that both delights and transports the reader. Shaped by the geographical and cultural influences of a people, these stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions.2565.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.60(d)12/06/1995Touchstone455,509$17.95Jeannette Faurot is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, which house one of only four folklore programs in the nation.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
442022-06-12 23:48:0986807722022-08-08 20:05:56The True Story of Kaluaikoolau…9780970329301The story of Kaluaikoolau (or Koolau) is one of Kauai's great legends. In 1892, after learning that he and his young son had contracted leprosy, Koolau fled with his family deep into Kalalau Valley. In June 1893 Koolau shot and killed a sheriff and two Provisional Government soldiers who had been sent to arrest him. He vowed never to be taken alive and became a powerful symbol of resistance for many Hawaiians in the years following the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani.The story of Koolau's last years, as narrated by his devoted wife, Piilani, was published in Hawaiian in 1906. In this volume, the Hawaiian text is preceded by an English translation that successfully retains the poetic imagery and figurative language of the original. Many writers have attempted to tell Koolau's story, but none have been able to match the simple grace and poignancy of Piilani's narrative. It is one of only a handful of historical accounts by a native Hawaiian.1605.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)08/31/2001Kauai Historical Society097032930X1,040,272$17.00Frances N. Frazier has translated numerous works for the Bishop Museum and the Hawai'i State Archives.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
452022-06-12 23:48:0986807732022-09-26 00:10:43Hawaiian Legends of the…97808248253791287.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)12/31/2002University of Hawaii Press, The663,238$26.99Hardcover32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
462022-06-12 23:48:0986807742022-09-22 12:53:48Dictionary of Polynesian…9780313258909Prior to 1500 A.D. the Polynesians were the most widely spread people on earth, having settled an area of the Pacific, the Polynesian Triangle, twice the size of the United States. In this first reference guide to the mythology of these Vikings of the Pacific, Craig reviews Polynesian legends, stories, gods, goddesses, and heroes in hundreds of alphabetical entries that succinctly describe both characters and events. His wide-ranging and thorough introduction sets the subject in its geographic, historical, anthropological, and linguistic contexts, offering an illuminating overview of the origin of the Polynesians as a distinct people and tracing their voyages and settlements from Indonesia to Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, the Marquesas, the various islands of eastern Polynesia, including Hawaii, Easter Island, and New Zealand. The introduction presents fascinating information on Polynesian navigational skills and the voyages themselves, as well as a chart that details the evolution of the thirty Polynesian languages and compares cognates from several of these languages. A simplified pronunciation guide and a selected list of Polynesian dictionaries and/or grammars are provided for those interested in pursuing the richness of the Polynesian languages. This introductory survey gives readers the necessary background to understand the origin, development, and dispersion of the myths throughout the Pacific basin.The Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology is the result of many years of research. The individual entries were gleaned from nearly 300 sources in English, German, French, and Polynesian languages with the majority extracted from a number of primary sources that date generally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The printed source materials for this volume are fully described and listed by geographical group, including Maori, Cook Islands, Tahitian, Marquesan, Hawaiian, Samoan, and Tongan. General collections that retell the Polynesian stories are also surveyed. The entries are alphabetically arranged by major mythological figure; lesser characters can be located in the index. Short bibliographical citations—author, date, and page number—are included at the end of each main entry to direct readers to fuller information contained in the printed sources. An appendix provides valuable supplemental information on Polynesian gods and goddesses. This dictionary is sure to become a basic reference tool for libraries, students, and scholars of Pacific history and culture, as well as for courses in mythology, religion, and philosophy.4566.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)10/11/1989ABC-CLIO, Incorporated1,033,835$75.00ROBERT D. CRAIG is Professor of History and Chairman of the Social Sciences Department at the Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage. He is editor of Pacifica: A Journal of Pacific and Asian Studies and he coauthored the Historical Dictionary of Oceania (Greenwood Press, 1981). Craig is currently writing a history of Tahiti and compiling a Tahitian-English, English-Tahitian Dictionary.Hardcover32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
472022-06-12 23:48:0986807752022-09-22 12:53:48Hawaiian Legends of Tricksters…9780824813024According to some of the oldest and least-known of Hawaii's legends, man became a trickster to survive, and later became a riddler to win a place for himself in society. Vivian Thompson's tales, written for youngsters, are based on some of the earliest recorded versions of these legends; they instruct and delight readers of today as the oral traditions of old captivated their audiences. The first voyagers to Hawaii were filled with terror of the unknown terrain inhabited by evil spirits. Fearless fellows, tricksters - those who could match wits not only against nature, spirits, and monsters but also against chiefs and kings who held the power of life and death - became the heroes of the common people. As trickster legends emerged from primitive Hawaii, so riddler legends grew from later Hawaii, where mental as well as physical skills were admired.1045.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)11/01/1990University of Hawaii Press, The1,039,059$14.99Vivian L. Thompson, a long-time resident of Hawaii, heard her first Hawaiian legend from a guide on a mule-back trip during a visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. This sparked her interest and soon after she began collecting and retelling Hawaii's many tales and legends, hoping to preserve a rapidly disappearing heritage of folklore. Her many years of research in the subject have led to the publication of five books of Hawaiian myths, legends, and tales beautifully retold for today's readers; picture storybooks for young children; and plays for children's theater.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
482022-06-12 23:48:0986807762022-09-22 12:53:48Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth From…9781513299686A colorful illustration of Hawaii’s most cherished origin story, the myth of Pele and Hiiaka.Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth From Hawaii (1915) is a collection of folktales by Nathaniel B. Emerson. Drawing from written histories, personal experience, and extensive interviews, Emerson provides a lyrical account of the myth surrounding these goddess sisters. Pele, the goddess of volcanoes and ruler of Kilauea, and her sister Hiiaka encounter adventure, tragedy, and love during their respective journeys. These stories are not only appreciated for their beauty, but also their deep religious and cultural impact.With a professionally designed cover and manuscript, this edition of Nathaniel B. Emerson’s Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth From Hawaii is a classic of Hawaiian literature reimagined for modern readers.2565.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)06/08/2021West Margin Press665,063$12.99Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
492022-06-12 23:48:0986807772022-09-22 12:53:48Out of Australia: Aborigines,…9781571747815In their startling new book, Steven and Evan Strong challenge the "out-of-Africa" theory. Based on fresh examination of both the DNA and archeological evidence, they conclude that modern humans originated from Australia, not Africa.The original Australians (referred to by some as Aborigines ), like so many indigenous peoples, are portrayed as "backward" and "primitive." Yet, as the Strongs demonstrate, original Australians had a rich culture, which may have sown the first seeds of spirituality in the world. They had the technology to make international seafaring voyages and have left traces in the Americas and possibly Japan, Southern India, Egypt, and elsewhere. They practiced brain surgery, invented the first hand tools, and had knowledge of penicillin.This book brings together 30 years of intensive research in consultation with elders in the original Australian community. Among their conclusions are the following:There is evidence that humans existed in Australia 40,000 years before they existed in Australia.There were migrations of original Australians in large boats throughout the Indian/Pacific rim.Three distinct kinds of Homo sapiens are found in Australia. There is evidence from the Americas that debunks the out-of-Africa theory.The spiritual influence of the Aborigines is reflected in the religions of the world.2406.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)03/01/2017Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.1,069,195$18.95Steven Strong is a secondary school teacher with a background in Aboriginal archaeology and education. He co-wrote two units of the Master of Aboriginal Studies program for Sydney University and the New South Wales Department of Education. Evan Strong has bachelor of social science degree with majors in psychology/archaeology-anthropology/sociology and counseling.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
502022-06-12 23:48:0986807782022-09-22 12:53:48Myths and Songs from the South…9781470073541Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. Having expressed a strong desire that the collection of Myths and Songs from the South Pacific, which the Rev. W. Wyatt Gill brought home with him from Mangaia, should not be allowed to lie forgotten, or, like other valuable materials collected by hard-working missionaries, perish altogether, I could not well decline to state, in a few words, what I consider the real importance of this collection to be. I confess it seemed strange to me that its importance should be questioned. If new minerals, plants, or animals are discovered, if strange petrifactions are brought to light, if flints or other stone weapons are dredged up, or works of art disinterred, even if a hitherto unknown language is rendered accessible for the first time, no one, I think, who is acquainted with the scientific problems of our age, would ask what their importance consists in, or what they are good for. Whether they are products of nature or works of man, if only there is no doubt as to their genuineness, they claim and most readily receive the attention, not only of the learned, but also of the intelligent public at large. Now, what are these Myths and Songs which Mr. W. W. Gill has brought home from Mangaia, but antiquities, preserved for hundreds, it may be for thousands of years, showing us, far better than any stone weapons or stone idols, the growth of the human mind during a period which, as yet, is full of the most perplexing problems to the psychologist, the historian, and the theologian?3626.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)02/13/2012CreateSpace Publishing830,430$22.99Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
512022-06-12 23:48:0986807792022-09-22 12:53:48Sea Songs: Readers Theatre…9781591580775During his years of living and teaching in Oamaru, New Zealand, James Barnes became intimately involved in the Maori culture. Through extensive research of the mythology of Polynesia, Barnes succeeded in collecting stories passed on by ancient storytellers. His variation of these 26 stories and folktales is included, along with readers theatre interpretation and suggested presentation.1928.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)02/02/2004ABC-CLIO, Incorporated834,301$30.00Born and raised in the coastal town of Florence, Oregon, the author was instilled with a knowledge and appreciation of literature and the natural world. His father, a logger by trade, was a guide on the Siuslaw River and his mother was an avid reader of fine literature. After acquiring a BA in literature and later an MA in theology, James worked for a year with his wife, Kathy in Southeast Alaska where their oldest son was born. James and his family returned to Oregon where he studied theatre and completed his secondary teaching degree. After teaching for two years in Oregon, where their second son was born, the author took up a position in Oamaru, New Zealand as teacher of English, Religious Studies and director of drama productions. During these years in Aotearoa, he became intimately involved in the Maori culture. The author has taught and directed drama in high school throughout his 18 years as a high school English teacher.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
522022-06-12 23:48:0986807802022-09-22 17:32:57Dragon Clan: A Sci-Fi Thriller…A dragon will kill her creator to protect her family.Dr. Eva Paz wants only a peaceful life on Roatán for herself and her dolphins, continuing their research in dolphin communication and educating children on the importance of caring for the reef.But when the Navy reactivates Taffy and Finn for exercises in Pearl Harbor, that all changes. For she finds Julian is there as well, and he is armed with yet another genetically modified creature. This time, it has the spirit of an actual dragon.Thankfully, Eva has her friends and her family—and Thomas—on her side. Not to mention a whole host of new friends: the members of Dragon Clan.Join Eva as she works with Thomas and her dolphins to save the Hawaiian Islands from an environmental disaster that could destroy them all.For fans of Michael Crichton, Dragon Clan is book three in Kristie Clark's Order of the Dolphin series.Book club questions included. Dragon Clan may be read as a standalone, but it is best enjoyed with the other Order of the Dolphin series books: Killing Dragons and Dragon Gold.Buy Dragon Clan and join Eva and her dolphins on their adventures today!09/14/2021Delphi Imprint, LLC$5.99KRISTIE CLARK, a pediatrician, lives on the High Plains with her husband, sons, border collies, and a cat named Bonsai. An avid scuba diver, she holds a Roatán Marine Park Bay Islands Lionfish Spearing License.Kristie Clark is the author of the Order of the Dolphin sci-fi thriller sea adventure series, which includes:Killing DragonsDragon GoldDragon ClanDragon SongDragon of the Sea, the historical prologue to the series, earned a Finalist Award for the Chanticleer Short Stories Book Awards in the Chaucer category.The author has made Dragon of the Sea available for readers who sign up for her newsletter at her website:KristieClark.comNOOK Book2940162465911eBook852 KB32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
532022-06-12 23:48:0986807812022-09-26 00:10:43The Speaking Land: Myth and…9780892815180The 195 stories collected in this first anthology of Aboriginal myth were told to anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt, who spent nearly fifty years working among the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.The Berndts developed a system of field research that allowed them entrance into a culture that has been alive for more than 100,000 years: Ronald Berndt met with male storytellers, while Catherine met with the women. The myths they collected come from the oldest collective memory of humankind, describing characters and events of the "Dreamtime"—a time that existed before the material world was formed.The Speaking Land touches on all aspects of life: creation, natural forces, social rules, and the exotic. Stark, tinged with fantasy, sometimes bizarre, the myths chronicle the actions of the Ancestors, portraying not only beauty and wonder but also scenes of conflict: treachery and theft, jealousy and lust, greed and antagonism, injury and death. The lessons of life implicit in these stories are still reflected in the simplicity and deep spirituality of this culture.In all of the myths collected here the land is as important as the living characters who travel it. In the Dreamtime creation, mythic, shape-changing characters moved across the countryside, leaving part of their eternal spiritual qualities in the land. Eventually, these characters and forces retreated into the living environment, where they remain today, spiritually anchored. The land still speaks to us, and The Speaking Land will help us understand its language.4806.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)09/01/1994Inner Traditions/Bear & Company$24.99Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
542022-06-12 23:48:0986807822022-09-26 00:10:43The Secrets and Mysteries of…9781558743625Hawaii -- a place all the world knows as paradise and one of the most remote places on earth -- may hold a clue for all humanity during our very defining moment in history. Pila explains why Hawaii is the crossroads of all our mysteries. The Hawaiian people, their legends and culture, even the location of the islands themselves hold a key that could unlock a giant door and reveal the path to our future. Pila of Hawaii will take you on a journey through time and captivate your soul with the life-transforming power that the islands' sacred sites, folklore and myths bring to those who are willing to seek it. Whether you are planning a trip to this tropical paradise or searching for greater insights into your own spirit, this book will open you to a world of exquisite beauty and power.2525.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)08/01/1995Health Communications, Incorporated$14.95Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
552022-06-12 23:48:0986807832022-09-26 00:10:43Dreamtime9781901866315This is a revised and enlarged edition of John Moriarty’s first published work, which has been out of print since 1994. A Book of Revelations mediated by stories and personal excursions in literature, philosophy and sacred writings, Moriarty articulates the wisdom of humanity, drawing on cultural landscapes in India, China, Egypt, Australia, the Americas and Europe. Now recognized as a classic of spiritual writing, it enlarges our capacity for symbolic understanding in an age of millennial anxiety.2766.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)01/14/2009Lilliput Press, Limited, The$26.95JOHN MORIARTY, writer and philosopher, was born in Kerry in 1938 and educated at Listowel and University College Dublin. He taught English literature at Manitoba University in Canada for six years, returning to Ireland in 1971. He is author of three volumes of Turtle Was Gone a Long Time: Crossing the Kedron (1996), Horsehead Nebula Neighing (1997) and Anaconda Canoe (1998). In 1997 he hosted a major six-part RTE television series, ‘The Blackbird & the Bell‘. He lived down from the Horse’s Glen at the foot of Mangerton Mountain in north Kerry, and died June 1st 2007.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
562022-06-12 23:48:0986807842022-09-26 00:10:43The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian…9780824807719The Kumulipo is the sacred creation chant of a family of Hawaiian alii, or ruling chiefs. Composed and transmitted entirely in the oral tradition, its 2000 lines provide an extended genealogy proving the family's divine origin and tracing the family history from the beginning of the world.2805.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)07/01/2000University of Hawaii Press, The1,072,768$25.99Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
572022-06-12 23:48:0986807852022-09-26 00:10:43The Savage Shore:…9780300223255For centuries before the arrival in Australia of Captain Cook and the so-called First Fleet in 1788, intrepid seafaring explorers had been searching, with varied results, for the fabled “Great Southland.” In this enthralling history of early discovery, Graham Seal offers breathtaking tales of shipwrecks, perilous landings, and Aboriginal encounters with the more than three hundred Europeans who washed up on these distant shores long before the land was claimed by Cook for England. The author relates dramatic, previously untold legends of survival gleaned from the centuries of Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Indonesian voyages to Australia, and debunks commonly held misconceptions about the earliest European settlements: ships of the Dutch East Indies Company were already active in the region by the early seventeenth century, and the Dutch, rather than the English, were probably the first European settlers on the continent.32003/17/2016Yale University Press$26.49Graham Seal is professor of folklore at Curtin University, Western Australia, and the author of the Australian bestseller Great Australian Stories.NOOK BookeBook846 KB32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
582022-06-12 23:48:0986807862022-09-26 00:10:43Wise Women of the Dreamtime:…9780892814770Extending deep into the caverns of humanity's oldest memories, beyond 60,000 years of history and into the Dreamtime, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths has been passed down through the generations by tribal storytellers. The myths were compiled at the turn of the century by K. Langloh Parker, one of the first Europeans to realize their significance and spiritual sophistication. Saved from drowning by Aboriginal friends when she was just a child, Parker subsequently gained unique access to Aboriginal women and to stories that had previously eluded anthropologists.In the stories, women tell of their own initiations and ceremonies, the origins and destiny of humanity, and the behavioral codes for society. Included are stories of child-rearing practices, young love in adversity, the dangers of invoking the spiritual powers, the importance of social sharing, the role of women in male conflicts, the dark feminine, and the transformational power of language. Wise Women of the Dreamtime allows us to participate in the world's oldest stories and to begin a new dream of harmony between human society and nature.1606.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)07/01/1993Inner Traditions/Bear & Company$14.95An Australian-born actress and writer, Johanna Lambert has been deeply involved in Aboriginal issues for many years. She studied with the renowned Aboriginal film and stage director Brian Syron and is also the editor of the audio edition of Wise Women of the Dreamtime.Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
592022-06-12 23:48:0986807872022-09-26 00:10:43One Thousand One Papua New…9780971412705A two-volume collection of folktales that were published in Papua New Guinea?s Wantok newspaper. The two-volume collection presents the complete set of 1047 folktales that were originally published from 1972 through 1997 in Tok Pisin.5328.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.07(d)09/17/2001Masalai Press$49.95Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
602022-06-12 23:48:0986807882022-09-26 00:10:43Religion and Social…9781107625693Robert Wood Williamson (1856–1932) was a British solicitor and anthropologist who worked extensively in New Guinea and Polynesia. Originally published in 1937, this book was produced in edited form following an investigation of posthumous manuscripts arranged by Williamson's executors in 1935. The text presents a detailed account of religious and mythical structures in Central Polynesia and their relationship with the social organization of indigenous cultures. A detailed bibliography and textual notes are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Central Polynesian islands and the historical development of anthropology.3746.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)11/14/2013Cambridge University Press$37.99Paperback32022-06-12 23:48:09Australian & Oceanic Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
612022-06-13 00:15:5386807892022-09-26 00:10:43The Ayitian Theatre - 2nd…9781663530936This book, "The Ayitian Theatre," does not only give a sequential history of the African continent's theatre in the Western hemisphere, but it is also a complete synthesis, a mini-encyclopedia of Ayiti's theatrical works, from antiquity through medieval to the modern times. These include dramas and dramatists, plays and playwrights, poets and poetry, vocalists, and choristers, in addition to choir and stage directors. - That is a history to know, the history of the Ayitian Theatre. Cover: actors, Kiki Wainwright (Oswald Durand) and Farah Juste (Choukoun) in Bob Lapierre's classic "Reclaiming Choukoun.3768.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.13(d)07/10/2020Barnes & Noble Press$72.88Dr. André Lapierre Pardo (a.k.a. Bob Lapierre) is a Thespian, and the author of several works of fiction: Tales, History, Legend, Folklore, and Mythology. More than anything else, he explicitly endeavored to preserve and conserve everything that belongs to the Ayisyen cultural heritage. His expertise goes on in the creation of first-class theatrical presentations and Cultural Forum in general. In the field of Performing Arts, he holds all degrees, AA, BA, MA, and up to Ph.D. and more.Bob writes books to teach, share culture and history, and conserve what is being neglected and discarded by sheer simplicity. He now offers you: The Ayitian Theater (2nd edition).Hardcover12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
622022-06-13 00:15:5386807902022-09-26 00:10:43African Wisdom: 101 Proverbs…9780817014612No matter how long a log stays in the water it does not become a crocodile. One cannot sow maize and harvest peanuts. Don't look where you fell but where you slipped. The young cannot teach tradition to the old. These are just a few of the more than 100 inspiring proverbs contained in African Wisdom. Too often Africa is associated only with poverty, disease, and conflict. These misconceptions overlook the wisdom that the motherland of civilization offers. The author helps readers discover many previously hidden treasures. His inspiring reflections after each proverb point to overlapping themes to be found in African and in biblical spirituality.1284.98(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.25(d)05/01/2004Judson Press$11.00Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
632022-06-13 00:15:5386807912022-09-22 17:36:15The Power of Animals: An…9781859732250The multiple ways in which people relate to animals provide a revealing window through which to examine a culture. Western cultures tend to view animals either as pets or food, and often overlook the vast number of roles that they may play within a culture and in social life more generally: their use in medicine, folk traditions and rituals. This comprehensive and very readable study focuses on Malawi people and their rich and varied relationship with animals — from hunting through to their use as medicine. More broadly, through a rigorous and detailed study the author provides insights which show how the people's relationship to their world manifests itself not strictly in social relations, but just as tellingly in their relatioships with animals — that, in fact, animals constitute a vital role in social relations. While significantly advancing classic African ethnographic studies, this book also incorporates current debates in a wide range of disciplines — from anthropology through to gender studies and ecology.2765.44(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)11/01/2000Taylor & Francis1859732259$42.95Brian Morris Emeritus Professor of Anthropology,Goldsmiths College, University of LondonPaperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
642022-06-13 00:15:5386807922022-09-26 00:10:43The White Lady and Atlantis:…9781784914707This meticulous investigation, based around a famous rock image, the 'White Lady', makes it possible to take stock of the mythical presuppositions that infuse a great deal of scientific research, especially in the case of rock art studies. It also highlights the existence of some surprising bridges between scholarly works and literary or artistic productions (novels, films, comic strips, adventure tales). The examination of the abbe Breuil's archives and correspondence shows that the primary motivation of the work he carried out in southern Africa like that of his pupil Henri Lhote in the Tassili was the search for ancient, vanished 'white' colonies which were established, in prehistory, in the heart of the dark continent. Both Breuil and Lhote found paintings on African rocks that, in their view, depicted 'white women' who were immediately interpreted as goddesses or queens of the ancient kingdoms of which they believed they had found the vestiges. In doing this, they were reviving and nourishing two myths at the same time: that of a Saharan Atlantis for Henri Lhote and, for the abbe, that of the identification of the great ruins of Zimbabwe with the mythical city of Ophir from which, according to the Bible, King Solomon derived his fabulous wealth. With hindsight we can now see very clearly that their theories were merely a clumsy reflection of the ideas of their time, particularly in the colonial context of the Sahara and in the apartheid of South Africa. Without their knowledge, these two scholars' scientific production was used to justify the white presence in Africa, and it was widely manipulated to that end. And yet recent studies have demonstrated that the 'White Lady' who so fascinated the abbe Breuil was in reality neither white nor even a woman. One question remains: if such an interpenetration of science and myth in the service of politics was possible in the mid-20th century, could it happen today?3307.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.00(d)11/30/2016Archaeopress Publishing$90.00Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
652022-06-13 00:15:5386807932022-09-26 00:10:43African Discourse in Islam,…9780415653480Through an engaged analysis of writers such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Niyi Osundare, and Tanure Ojaide and of African traditional oral poets like Omoekee Amao Ilorin and Mamman Shata Katsina, Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and understanding literary and cultural materials. Na'Allah argues for the need for cultural diversity in critical theorizing in the twenty-first century. He highlights the critical issues facing scholars and students involved in criticism and translation of marginalized texts. By returning the African knowledge system back to its roots and placing it side by side with Western paradigms, Na'Allah has produced a text that will be required reading for scholars and students of African culture and literature. It is an important contribution to scholarship in the domain of mobility of African oral tradition, and on African literary, cultural and performance discourse.1846.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)07/11/2012Taylor & Francis$54.95Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah is Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Western Illinois University.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
662022-06-13 00:15:5386807942022-09-22 17:37:12The Anthropology of Texts,…9780521546874What can texts - both written and oral - tell us about the societies that produce them? How are texts constituted in different cultures, and how do they shape societies and individuals? How can we understand the people who compose them? Drawing on examples from Africa and other countries, this original study sets out to answer these questions, by exploring textuality from a variety of angles. Topics covered include the importance of genre, the ways in which oral genres transcend the here-and-now, and the complex relationship between texts and the material world. Barber considers the ways in which personhood is evoked, both in oral poetry and in written diaries and letters, discusses the audience's role in creating the meaning of texts, and shows textual creativity to be a universal human capacity expressed in myriad forms. Engaging and thought-provoking, this book will be welcomed by anyone interested in anthropology, literature and cultural studies.2886.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)12/20/2007Cambridge University Press0521546877$42.99Karin Barber is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Birmingham.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
672022-06-13 00:15:5386807952022-09-26 00:10:43The Poem in the Story: Music,…9780299182144What do you call 600 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? Marc Galanter calls it an opportunity to investigate the meanings of a rich and time-honored genre of American humor: lawyer jokes. Lowering the Bar analyzes hundreds of jokes from Mark Twain classics to contemporary anecdotes about Dan Quayle, Johnnie Cochran, and Kenneth Starr. Drawing on representations of law and lawyers in the mass media, political discourse, and public opinion surveys, Galanter finds that the increasing reliance on law has coexisted uneasily with anxiety about the legalization of society. Informative and always entertaining, his book explores the tensions between Americans deep-seated belief in the law and their ambivalence about lawyers."3366.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)11/01/2002University of Wisconsin Press$24.95Harold Scheub is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of many books, including Story; The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid; and editor of The World and the Word, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
682022-06-13 00:15:5386807962022-09-22 17:37:44African Folk TalesAfrican Folk TalesBy: Kwaku A. AdoboliThe author picked up his love of folk tales from his father and his uncle, Okuma Totokpuiti Gamega. In the evening, the kids and some adults sat in a circle around the storytellers listening to the tales. The audience was alive and active, interjecting short songs, remarks, and dances as the tales progressed.Folk tales are for entertainment. That is why the songs and dances come in. The tellers themselves may sing and dance. The children are allowed to tell their tales. Folk tales also teach lessons in obedience, loyalty, forgiveness, justice, and more. Folk tales encompass oral literature, adages, grammar, and dos and don'ts of the language. The tales are meant to teach the young people the customs and norms of their society. They are different from oral history. Oral histories are more involved and cover the behaviors and experiences of the people.The author's father told these tales with animation, joy, and happiness in three languages: IGO, EWE, and TWI. The tales are universal and can be told in any language. Interpret and propound wisdoms to children and adults in any society.The Western World is aware of the famous African drums, rhythms, and songs. Now the author brings you the unique folk tales. They are not poems to repeat word by word. They are not told the same way twice. The readers can embellish and adjust them to given situations, use them in entertainment, or in expounding moral lessons. Folk tales are for action and are full of active verbs. All the American based tales were originated by the author.08/14/2020Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.$11.00Kwaku A. Adoboli was originally born in Togo and raised in Ghana, West Africa. Currently he lives in Beaufort, SC. with his wife Arnette Adoboli. They have two grown children, Afi Adoboli and John K. Adoboli, and four grandchildren, as well as the late Shawn Gadsden. His father, John Adoboli, was a farmer who owned and farmed his own cocoa farms. He was also a griot, an oral historian, who was often invited to various large gatherings in Togo and Ghana to tell oral histories of the people.The author is now a retired university professor. He taught the following subjects at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort: American History, American Government, African History, and International Studies. He has diplomas in Accounting and Business Administration from London Royal Society of Arts, and taught those subjects at a variety of colleges in Ghana as well.NOOK Book2940162930211eBook5 MB12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
692022-06-13 00:15:5386807972022-09-22 17:38:00The Black Cloth: A Collection…9780870235573First published in France as Le Pagne Noir: Contes Africains in 1955. The writing of such chronicles of an African childhood was the author's way of coming to terms with the questions every sensitive colonized person educated in the Western tradition would sooner or later have to ask: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? While giving poetic and fictional expression to the tensions of independence and the events that led to it, the writer realized that he would at the same time have to rediscover his oral tradition. It was a natural development of what the new African poetry and drama in French, English, and, later, Portuguese, were already doing—probing the inner mysteries of indigenous mythology and symbolism. Only in this way could the enlightened African restore a sense of equilibrium in his people's culture. From the foreword by Es'kia Mphahlele, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg176(w) x (h) x 0.50(d)03/16/1987University of Massachusetts Press0870235575$25.95Bernard Binlin Dadie is a novelist, playwright, and poet.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
702022-06-13 00:15:5386807982022-09-26 00:10:43Proverbs in African Orature:…9780761838999Proverbs in African Orature examines how preliterate Africans handle oral literacy criticism of their proverbs. The study demonstrates that Africans employ literary styles and strategies in speaking their proverbs. It also shows that the notion and practice of literary aesthetics are indigenous to African peoples. In studying these proverbs, the author goes beyond mere translation or contextual analysis and employs a new empirical approach. The approach involves the researcher recording live scenes of proverb use, appreciation, and criticism by the people of Aniocha in Delta State, Nigeria. By examining the literary background and the present study, the author demonstrates that scholars have indeed recognized the need for this new approach but have not yet tried it. Monye is the first. The author also situates proverbs in the context of other African oral forms, drawing copious examples from the Anoicha Igbo people. This study and analysis reveals that Anoicha proverbs have literary value and that the people apply their folk critical canons in the appreciation and criticism of these proverbs. Proverbs in African Orature is a highly appropriate work for African Studies scholars, especially those focusing on oral literature.2245.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)05/21/2008UPA$49.99Ambrose Adikamkwu Monye is Senior Lecturer at the University of Benin in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
712022-06-13 00:15:5386807992022-08-08 20:12:56African Tales9780299209445The latest work from Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African folktales, is the broadest collection yet assembled with tales from the entire continent of Africa, north to south. It brings together mythic, fantastic, and coming-of-age tales, some transcribed more than a hundred years ago, others dating to modern-day Africa. Scheub includes the work of storytellers from major African language groups, as well as many storytellers whose work is not often heard outside of Africa. This anthology offers a classroom-ready collection that should appeal to any scholar of African literature and culture. Realizing that these tales are part of a dying art, Scheub writes for the inner ear in everyone, bringing an oral tradition to life in written form.3686.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)03/09/2005University of Wisconsin Press029920944X$22.95Harold Scheub is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of many books, including Story, The Poem in the Story, The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid, and The World and the Word, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
722022-06-13 00:15:5386808002022-09-22 12:53:48Sunjata: A New Prose Version9781624664953"After existing orally for hundreds of years, Sunjata was written down in the 20th century. David Conrad, who recorded a new version of the epic, has now crafted a prose translation that preserves the oral flavor of live performance. The result is a captivating work of literature that will finally give the story of Sunjata its well-deserved place among the great epics of world literature." —Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University1925.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)06/01/2016Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.$43.00David C. Conrad is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Oswego, and President of the Mande Studies Association.Hardcover12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
732022-06-13 00:15:5386808012022-09-22 12:53:48Ban of the Bori: Demons and…9780415760751First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.4966.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)05/30/2014Taylor & Francis$62.95Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
742022-06-13 00:15:5386808022022-09-22 12:53:48Sunjata: A West African Epic…9780872206984A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kante, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali.David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of substantial excerpts from his translation of a performance by Djanka Tassey Conde. Readers approaching the epic for the first time will appreciate the translation's highly readable, poetic English as well as Conrad's informative Introduction and notes. Scholars will find the familiar heroes and heroines taking on new dimensions, secondary characters gaining increased prominence, and previously unknown figures emerging from obscurity.2565.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)09/01/2004Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.$46.00David C. Conrad is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Oswego, and President of the Mande Studies Association.Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
752022-06-13 00:15:5386808032022-09-22 12:53:48Jamaican song and story:…9789353956110This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.3305.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)01/02/2020Alpha Edition$14.55Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
762022-06-13 00:15:5386808042022-09-22 12:53:48Tales from Africa9780192750792Drawn from all parts of Africa, these stories convey the fierce sense of justice inherent in African peoples, their powers of patience and endurance, and their supreme ability as storytellers. A greedy spider, an evil shark, flying horses, a cruel baboon, a scheming tortoise, and a cunning hare are among the many animal characters in this riveting collection. Yet even though animals feature prominently in most of the stories, humans are not neglected either. Meet blacksmiths, kings, chiefs, peasants, and even an African Superman. There are also answers to such important questions as why the crab has no head, why the sun and moon live in the sky, and why flies buzz. The tales are collected from all across the continent—from Nigeria to Congo to South Africa—and translated from over a dozen languages like Swahili, Bantu, Fulani, Zulu, and Yoruba.2247.84(w) x 5.14(h) x 0.61(d)07/20/2000Oxford University Press338,620$12.95Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
772022-06-13 00:15:5386808052022-09-22 12:53:48Myth in Africa9780521274760In Africa the past and the present live very much side by side. African thinkers and intellectuals see their people's culture as rooted in time-honoured oral traditions and many African writers today use symbols, images and motifs from these traditions in their works. In this innovative study Dr Okpewho explores what he considers the essence of these traditions - myth - and examines its place in African life, literature and thought. Focusing on a number of tales from a selection of African countries, he shows myth to be the basic imaginative resource from which the larger cultural values derive. An established novelist as well as critic, Dr Okpewho discusses the narrative traditions of Africa - of which he continues to be a part - with balanced sympathy and objectivity. In this work he not only reasserts the pride in African traditions but also gives students of myth a fresh look at an old problem.3166.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)11/03/1983Cambridge University Press$38.99Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
782022-06-13 00:15:5386808062022-09-22 12:53:48Griots at War: Conflict,…9780253108937Griots at WarConflict, Conciliation, and Caste in MandeBarbara G. HoffmanAn extraordinary account of conflict and peacemaking among griots." . . . a compelling study of how social identities and relationships are constructed and reconstructed through action, specifically through speech. . . . The book succeeds marvelously in conveying the voice of the people who are, in every sense of the word, its subject." —Robert LaunayIn 1985, while she was an apprentice griot or jelimuso, Barbara G. Hoffman saw and recorded a remarkable event in the small town of Kita, Mali. For four days, thousands of griots from all parts of the Mande world gathered to talk, sing, and make music in celebration of the opening of the new Hall of Griots and the installation of the recently named Head Griot. This unprecedented assembly also marked the end of a deadly two-year conflict fought with griot weapons—words, reputations, and sorcery. Hoffman captures griots making speeches, singing songs of praise, and dancing in honor of their restored unity. Her discerning interpretations of the speeches not only explore the art of griot oratory but show how the use of history, metaphor, religion, proverbs, and praise can mend a community torn apart by war. The speeches, often marked by a keen edge, also reveal what it means to be a griot in a casted society and to demand that other castes recognize and respect this unique identity. The griot's formidable linguistic abilities come to the fore as they negotiate, reestablish, and assert their cultural power. This exceptional book, including generous extracts from the griots' speeches in Mande and in translation, offers surprising and important insights into the multiple meanings of Mande culture, caste, and identity.Barbara G. Hoffman is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Cleveland State University. She is author of many essays on Mande culture and producer of ethnographic videos on East and West African cultures. She is known to the Mande griot community as Jeli Jeneba Jabate.Contents Prologue: An Invitation to WarPower and Paradox: Griots and Mande Social OrganizationIn the Hands of Speech: Mande DiscourseA History of Fadenya: Interpretations of the Kita Griot WarMaking Boundaries: When Griots Speak before NoblesBreaking Boundaries: When Nobles Speak before GriotsThe Healer Who Is Ill Must Swallow His Own Saliva: When Griots Speak to GriotsCaste, Mande StyleEpilogue: A Wound Cannot Heal on Pus32006/08/2001Indiana University Press$23.99Barbara G. Hoffman is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Cleveland State University. She is author of many essays on Mande culture and producer of ethnographic videos on East and West African cultures. She is known to the Mande griot community as Jeli Jeneba Jabate.NOOK Book12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
792022-06-13 00:15:5386808072022-09-22 12:53:48Hechizos Vodoo97810787890421746.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)03/21/2020Barnes & Noble Press$15.00Hardcover12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
802022-06-13 00:15:5386808082022-09-22 12:53:48The Leopard's Spots97805670828861605.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)10/27/2004Bloomsbury Academic$60.95Paperback12022-06-12 23:37:01African Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
812022-06-13 15:16:1886808112022-09-22 12:53:48The Story of King Arthur and…9781435162112When the young age Arthur pulls from the stone an embedded sword that none of the knights of the kingdom can budge, his future as the King of England is foretold. This imaginative retelling of the classic Arthurian legends recounts the story of Arthur's formation of the Knights of the Round Table, his securing of the enchanted sword Excalibur, and his wooing of the Lady Guinevere. Included as well are the legends of Sir Pelleas, the story of Sir Gawaine's pursuit of the White Hart, and tales of Merlin the magician, Morgana Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and many others.4566.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)06/01/2016Barnes & Noble3,890$15.00Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
822022-06-13 15:16:1886808122022-09-22 12:53:48A Treasury of Irish Fairy and…9781435161368A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales collect more than 200 stories from the rich folk legacy of the Emerald Isle. Its pages are animated with colorful tales of the fairy folk in all their many guises: the changeling, the banshee, the headless dullahan, the leprechaun, the merrow, and the ever-mischievous pooka. In addition, this volume includes tales of ghosts, witches and fairy doctors, priests and saints, encounters with the devil, titans of Ireland's historical past, as well as popular treasure legends. A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.7606.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)01/11/2016Barnes & Noble5,198$22.50Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
832022-06-13 15:16:1886808132022-09-22 12:53:48The Merry Adventures of Robin…9781435144743Endpaper art: The garden of the magician Klingsor, from the Parzival cycle, Great Music Room (mural) by Christian Jank; Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany/De Agostini Picture Library/A. Dagli Orti/Bridgeman ImagesThe Merry Adventures of Robin Hood tells the classic tale of the mischievous Master of Sherwood Forest, who lives the outlaw life with Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and his band of Merry Men, bedeviling the implacable Sheriff of Nottingham during the reign of Richard the Lionhearted. This edition features more than 40 full-color illustrations by author Howard Pyle that bring the timeless text to life.4566.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)07/16/2016Barnes & Noble544$15.00Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
842022-06-13 15:16:1886808142022-09-22 12:53:48Irish Fairy and Folk Tales…9781435155930The tales collected for Irish Fairy and Folk Tales all are reprinted from nineteenth-century sources, but they date back much further, to a time when they were part of a centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling and had yet to be committed to the printed page. These are stories that passed down through the ages virtually unaltered in their telling. To those who told and listened to them, they expressed something fundamental about Irish culture and the Irish way of life. The stories in this volume feature a wide variety of fantastic beings, including ghosts, witches, fairies, and changelings, but several feature creatures that are virtually exclusive to Ireland: the banshee, the merrow, the pooka, and the leprechaun. Read these tales of frightening supernatural horrors, brave folk heroes, and everyday people clever enough to outwit the devil, and you'll agree that they could only take place on Irish soil. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an elegantly designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging.1444.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)01/02/2015Fall River Press29,468$10.00Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
852022-06-13 15:16:1886808152022-09-22 12:53:48The Anthology of Irish Folk…9780750993210Carefully selected stories from the celebrated Folk Tales series have been gathered here for this special volume. Herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers performing in the country today.From banshees, pookas and changelings to rainbows, fairies and leprechauns, this book celebrates the distinct character of Ireland's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.2245.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)10/01/2020The History Press623,234$25.95History Press is the leading contemporary resource for Irish folk tales.Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
862022-06-13 15:16:1886808162022-09-22 12:53:48The Anthology of English Folk…9780750978941This enchanting collection of stories gathers together folk tales from across England in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers performing in the country today, including prominent figures Taffy Thomas MBE, Hugh Lupton and Helen East. From hidden chapels and murderous vicars to travelling fiddlers and magical shape-shifters, this book celebrates the distinct character of England’s different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a good yarn.19211/03/2016The History Press21,824$7.99THE AUTHORS are all professional storytellers active in their respective areas, and all have previously published a volume of Folk Tales for The History Press. Some notable contributors include Taffy Thomas, who was the first storytelling laureate, and Hugh Lupton, who has long been an important name in this field. Each author is well versed in performance and experienced in book signings and launch events. They each live in the area they write about.NOOK Book42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
872022-06-13 15:16:1886808172022-09-26 00:08:46Tales of Silver Downs: Books 1…A family secret. A fey curse. A jealous feud between brothers.When the seventh son of a seventh son is a bard, he can bring his words to life. Only nobody remembers how the magic works. This collection contains all three full-length Tales of Silver Downs books in one edition: Muse, Fey and Druid.Muse: A bard who doesn't believe in the power of his words accidentally brings his imaginary muse to life. Now he has to deal with the consequences.Fey: A woman determined to save her husband from his bard brother's magic ventures into the fey realm. But the fey despise mortals and will do everything they can to stop her from finding her to find her husband.Druid: A brother and sister torn apart by the fey are unexpectedly reunited. They have the power to banish the fey forever, but can they put aside their differences long enough to do it?Tales of Silver Downs is a series of historical fantasy novels set in Celtic Britain. For readers who like lush historical backdrops with a fairytale feeling, a fantasy quest and characters who fight their destiny.09/13/2018Kylie Quillinan31,437$9.99Kylie writes about women who defy society’s expectations. Her novels are for readers who like fantasy with a basis in history or mythology. Her interests include Dr Who, jellyfish and cocktails. She needs to get fit before the zombies come. You can find her online at kyliequillinan.com.SWAN – the epilogue to the Tales of Silver Downs series – is available exclusively to her mailing list subscribers. Sign up at kyliequillinan.com.NOOK Book2940161594902eBook2 MB42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
882022-06-13 15:16:1886808182022-09-22 12:53:48Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and…9781452151755It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion, but readers will also enjoy teasing out similarities between these tales and more familiar ones." — Publishers WeeklyPerilous quests, true love, and animals that talk: The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore.• This Celtic mythology book features 16 stores that were translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and 20th centuries that focus on themes such as Tricksters, The Sea, Quests, and Romance and mythological creatures.• These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art in this special illustrated edition• Celtic Tales is an extraordinary collection that conjures forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid proseDiscover the impactful and stunning illustrations by Kate Forrester in this special edition that is sure to impress any true fan of cultural and mythological literature.Discover delightfully entertaining tales such as Master and Man, The Soul Cages, The Red-Etin, and The Witch of Lok Island.Celtic Tales makes an impressive gift for any fan of greek mythology, roman mythology, Chinese mythology, and folklore and cultural studies from around the globe.1767.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)08/30/2016Chronicle Books LLC48,160$20.49Kate Forrester is an illustrator based in Brighton, England.Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
892022-06-13 15:16:1886808192022-09-22 12:53:48Sir Gawain And The Green…9780358652977SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, PEARL, AND SIR ORFEO THREE MEDIEVAL ENGLISH POEMS, WITH TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN   It’s Christmas at Camelot and King Arthur won’t begin to feast until he has witnessed a marvel of chivalry. A mysterious knight, green from head to toe, rides in and brings the court’s wait to an end with an implausible challenge to the Round Table: he will allow any of the knights to strike him once, with a battle-axe no less, on the condition that he is allowed to return the blow a year hence. Arthur’s brave favorite for the challenge is Sir Gawain…   Accompanying Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in this book are Sir Orfeo, a medieval version of the story of Orpheus and Euridice, a love so strong that it overcame death, and Pearl, the moving tale of a man in a graveyard mourning his baby daughter, lost like a pearl that slipped through his fingers. Worn out by grief, he falls asleep and dreams of meeting her in a bejewelled fantasy world.   Interpreted in a form designed to appeal to the general reader, J.R.R. Tolkien’s vivid translations of these classic poems represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals. This beautifully decorated text includes as a bonus the complete text of Tolkien’s acclaimed lecture on Sir Gawain.2565.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)07/27/2021HarperCollins Publishers66,007$14.99CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN (1924–2020) was the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.Paperback42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
902022-06-13 15:16:1886808202022-09-26 00:08:46A Lesson in ThornsTwelve years ago my mother disappeared into the fog-shrouded moors of Thornchapel.I left her memory there, along with the others. Of my childhood friends, playing in the woods. Of the crumbling, magical world we found, and of the promises we made beneath the wild roses. I moved on, building a life as a librarian in America, far away from the remote manor where my mother was last seen alive. And then the letter arrives.A single word, in her handwriting, calling me back to England. Followed by a job offer I could never refuse, from a person I never could resist: Auden Guest. The new owner of Thornchapel, the seductive, elegant man I met as an imperious little boy when we were both children. Inside his private library, I begin to uncover the ancient secrets of the house--and the ones hidden inside my heart. It's so very easy to be drawn back into the world of Auden's friends . . . and into the world of his worst enemy, St. Sebastian Martinez. The beautiful and brooding St. Sebastian is as irresistible as he ever was, and the three of us can't seem to unknot ourselves from each other. From the hasty promise we three made all those years ago. As Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around us, our reluctant threesome starts unravelling into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Together we've awakened a fate that will either bloom like a rose . . . or destroy us all.From the author of the USA Today bestselling New Camelot series comes an original contemporary fairy tale full of lantern-lit rituals, hungry desire, and obsessions that last for lifetimes...A Lesson in Thorns is the first book in the Thornchapel Quartet.03/21/2019Sierra Simone71,880$5.99Sierra Simone is a USA Today bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk). She lives with her family in Kansas City.NOOK Book2940161320358eBook986 KB42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
912022-06-13 15:16:1886808212022-09-22 12:53:48The Book of Celtic Myths: From…9781507200872Hear the tales of Gods, monsters, magic, and more! Warriors, poets, scholars, and visionaries—from the depths of time the ancient Celts have fascinated us. Their rich heritage lives on today. But who were they? From the Druids and fairies to King Arthur and Celtic Christianity, there is much to be learned about these natives of the British and Irish islands. Their stories are fantastic and stirring, and through them, you'll gain a glimpse into what life was like during the Iron Age. These legends, first told through song as people gathered around the fire more than 2,000 years ago, are now here for you to explore. Experience the wonder and wisdom of these mysterious people with The Book of Celtic Myths.2565.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)12/02/2016Adams Media70,101$16.99Jennifer Emick is an artist, adventurer, amateur detective, and expert on religious symbolism. She lives in a cottage in Detroit with three cats and innumerable houseplants.Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
922022-06-13 15:16:1886808222022-09-22 12:53:48Wizardology: The Book of the…9780763628956Aspiring wizards can tune in to the age-old wisdom of Merlin with this dazzling compendium of all things magical, unveiling novelty elements throughout.For any apprentice determined to learn the arcane arts of wizardry, could there be a better teacher than . . . Merlin himself? Originally discovered in 1588, this remarkable text by history's most respected wizard is revealed to the world for the very first time. Lavishly illustrated by four delicate artists, Wizardology's intricate design even conceals a series of hidden symbols that spell out a secret message when their code is deciphered — if the reader is clever enough to find them. Among Wizardology's special features are:— a glittering crystal ball-like jewel on the front cover — a world map showing locations of wizards around the globe— tactile samples of a "fairy flag" with one wish remaining and a phoenix feather to aid in flying charms— booklets explaining the proper use of spells, familiars, and potions— a removable dragon pendant allowing the user to dowse for mythical beasts— a pack of eight removable fortune-tellling cards— a 48-page mini book of divination on the final spread3210.25(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.90(d)09/13/2005Candlewick Press84,890$27.99Hardcover42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
932022-06-13 15:16:1886808232022-09-26 00:08:46Guinevere's TaleA box set containing Daughter of Destiny, Camelot's Queen, and Mistress of Legend. Think Game of Thrones meets The Mists of Avalon Winner - Best Fiction Series - IPPY AwardsGuinevere is remembered for her role as King Arthur's wife and for her adulterous affair with Lancelot. But there is so much more to her story...Priestess. Queen. Warrior. Experience the world of King Arthur through Guinevere's eyes as she matures from a young priestess who never dreamed of becoming queen to the stalwart defender of a nation and a mistress whose sin would go down in history. Throughout it all, Guinevere faces threats from both foreign powers and within her own court that lead her to place her very life on the line to protect the dream of Camelot and save her people.This compendium of Nicole Evelina's two-time Book of the Year award-winning trilogy – Daughter of Destiny, Camelot's Queen, and Mistress of Legend – gives fresh life to an age-old tale by adding historical context and emotional depth. Spanning more than three decades, it presents Guinevere as an equal to the famous men she is remembered for loving, while providing context for her controversial decisions and visiting little-known aspects of her life before and after her marriage to King Arthur.Book One: Daughter of DestinyBefore queenship and Camelot, Guinevere was a priestess of Avalon. She loved another before Arthur, a warrior who would one day betray her. Learn the true story of her early life. Book of the Year– Chanticleer ReviewsBest New Voice, (Silver Award), IBPA Benjamin Franklin AwardsWinner – North Street Book Prize"Rich and stunning, easily comparable to novels by other bestselling historical fiction authors." - Chanticleer Book ReviewsBook Two: Camelot's QueenGuinevere is now High Queen and Arthur's top strategist. But when she is feared dead, Arthur installs a new woman in her place, one who will poison his affections, threatening Guinevere's fragile sanity and driving her into the arms of her champion. Can the Grail's promise of peace set things right or will peace prove as dangerous as war?Fiction Book of the Year– Author's CircleBest Second Book– Next Generation Indie Book Awards"Historical fantasy at its finest!" - InD'Tale MagazineBook Three: Mistress of LegendLegend says Guinevere spent her final days in penance in a convent, but that is far from the truth. Not one to quietly cede power, she fights for her ancestral homeland against an invasion that threatens both her people and her life. First place (Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance category) Chaucer Award Historical FictionFinalist -Next Generation Indie Book Awards (fantasy category)Finalist – Foreword Indies (fantasy) – Winners TBD"Full of riveting action and surrealistic scenes of ancient lore...Deftly crafted and highly recommended historical fiction!" Historical Novel Society09/15/2018Lawson Gartner Publishing51,633$9.99NOOK Book2940161931189eBook3 MB42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
942022-06-13 15:16:1886808242022-09-22 12:53:48Sir Gawain and the Green…9780393334159The classic story that inspired the film starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander“A medieval romance…but also an outlandish ghost story, a gripping morality tale and a weird thriller.… I couldn’t put down Simon Armitage’s compulsively readable...energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version.” — Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book ReviewOne of the founding stories of English literature, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight narrates the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse who rudely interrupts Camelot’s Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. The following Yuletide, Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dreamlike castle, a dire challenge answered—and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, this Arthurian epic was rediscovered only two hundred years ago and published for the first time in 1839. Following in the tradition of Ted Hughes, Marie Borroff, and J.R.R. Tolkien, Simon Armitage—one of England’s leading poets—has produced an inventive translation that resounds with both clarity and spirit. His work, presented here with facing original text and a note by Harvard scholar James Simpson, is meticulously responsible to the sophistication of the original but succeeds equally in its ambition to be read as a totally new poem. It is as if two poets, six hundred years apart, set out on a journey through the same mesmerizing landscapes—acoustic, physical, and metaphorical—to share in and double the pleasure of this enchanting classic.2085.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)11/17/2008Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.55,849$13.49Simon Armitage is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and from 2015 to 2019 served as the Oxford Professor of Poetry. He has published ten collections of poetry and is the author of four stage plays, over a dozen television films, a libretto, two novels, and three memoirs. His poetry has won numerous awards, including a Gregory Award, a Forward Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In 2019 he was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.Paperback42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
952022-06-13 15:16:1886808252022-09-26 00:08:46Feast of SparksI'm an outcast and a loner, named for death itself. Fate wasn't supposed to have plans for me.But then she came back—the girl I once kissed in a thorn-covered chapel in the woods. She came back, and I could no more resist her than I could pry out my own heart. And by some trick of fate, she wants me as much as I want her. The only problem? She also wants the man who owns Thornchapel, Auden Guest.And so do I.Eight years ago, I did something to Auden, something terrible. He hurt me back the only way he knew how, and so here we are: our hatred seasoned with pain and my loneliness seasoned with longing. The only thing we can agree on is Proserpina Markham, and she wants us to find a way to be together—all three of us. If Auden wants to earn her as his submissive, then he has to earn me as well.But with the discovery of bones behind the altar and the carnal revel of Beltane fast approaching, it's becoming clear that Thornchapel's secrets are much deeper and older than any of us could have ever guessed. And no matter how bright and merry a feast of sparks may be, it's always followed by ashes. And darkness.*Feast of Sparks is Book Two in the Thornchapel series.*08/01/2019Sierra Simone68,106$5.99Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.NOOK Book2940163149667eBook1 MB42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
962022-06-13 15:16:1886808262022-09-22 12:53:48Sir Gawain and the Green…9780451531193THE INSPIRATION FOR THE UPCOMING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE THE GREEN KNIGHT—STARRING DEV PATELAn epic poem of honor and bravery written by an anonymous fourteenth-century poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is recognized as an equal of Chaucer’s masterworks and of the great Old English poems, including Beowulf.   It is Christmas in Camelot, and a truly royal feast has been laid out for King Arthur and his knights. And though there is plenty of good cheer to go around, the festivities hardly begin before a monstrous, axe-wielding, green-skinned knight barges in. He has come to see the famous Knights of the Round Table and offer them a simple but deadly challenge—a challenge taken on by the brave Sir Gawain—a challenge that will force him to choose between his honor and his life....Includes a Preface by Burton Raffel an Introduction by Brenda Webster and an Afterword by Neil D. Isaacs1604.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)02/03/2009Penguin Publishing Group42,380$6.95Burton Raffel is professor emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an eminent poet and translator. He is the author of numerous books of literary criticism, including How to Read a Poem, and critically acclaimed translations of such works as Beowulf and Don Quixote.Paperback42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
972022-06-13 15:16:1886808272022-09-22 12:53:48Scotland's Merlin: A Medieval…9781906566999Who was Merlin? Is the famous wizard of Arthurian legend based on a real person? In this book, Merlin's origins are traced back to the story of Lailoken, a mysterious 'wild man' who is said to have lived in the Scottish Lowlands in the sixth century AD. The book considers the question of whether Lailoken belongs to myth or reality. It looks at the historical background of his story and discusses key characters such as Saint Kentigern of Glasgow and King Rhydderch of Dumbarton, as well as important events such as the Battle of Arfderydd.Lailoken's reappearance in medieval Welsh literature as the fabled prophet Myrddin is also examined. Myrddin himself was eventually transformed into Merlin the wizard, King Arthur's friend and mentor. This is the Merlin we recognise today, not only in art and literature but also on screen. His earlier forms are less familiar, more remote, but can still be found among the lore and legend of the Dark Ages. Behind them we catch fleeting glimpses of an original figure who perhaps really did exist: a solitary fugitive, tormented by his experience of war, who roamed the hills and forests of southern Scotland long ago.1906.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)07/17/2016Birlinn, Limited1,034,915$21.95Tim Clarkson is an independent researcher and historian, who previously worked in academic librarianship. He gained an MPhil in Archaeology and a Ph D in medieval history, both from the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a member of the editorial board of the Heroic Age online journal.Paperback42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
982022-06-13 15:16:1886808282022-09-22 12:53:48Sir Gawain and the Green…9780140440928The inspiration for the major motion picture The Green Knight starring Dev Patel.‘Be prepared to perform what you promised, Gawain; Seek faithfully till you find me …’ A New Year’s feast at King Arthur’s court is interrupted by the appearance of a gigantic Green Knight, resplendent on horseback. He challenges any one of Arthur’s men to behead him, provided that if he survives he can return the blow a year later. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge and decapitates the knight – but the mysterious warrior cheats death and vanishes, bearing his head with him. The following winter Gawain sets out to find the Knight in the wild Northern lands and to keep his side of the bargain. One of the great masterpieces of Middle English poetry, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight magically combines elements of fairy tale and heroic sagas with the pageantry, chivalry and courtly love of medieval Romance.Brian Stone’s evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction that examines the Romance genre, and the poem’s epic and pagan sources. This edition also includes essays discussing the central characters and themes, theories about authorship and Arthurian legends, and suggestions for further reading and notes.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.1925.07(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.44(d)11/30/1959Penguin Publishing Group96,466$12.00Bernard O'Donoghue is a Fellow in English at Wadham College and a noted Irish poet.Paperback42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
992022-06-13 15:16:1886808292022-09-22 12:53:48King Arthur: Tales from the…9780486421803A ruler said to be the model of goodness over evil and a formidable comrade in the ever-present struggle between right and wrong, the figure of King Arthur of England prevails at the heart of the Arthurian legends. The myths surrounding his reign have been recounted in endless tales. This collection includes thirteen of the best-loved legends of the man and his Knights of the Round Table.Bewitching stories, related by one of the world's great storytellers, tell of how the young Arthur pulled a sword from a stone to become king; his meeting with the Lady of the Lake and acquisition of the mighty sword Excalibur; gatherings at the Round table; the death of Merlin; how the mysterious sorceress Morgan Le Fay attempted to kill Arthur; the quest for the Holy Grail; the romance of Lancelot and Guenevere, Arthur's wife; the passing of King Arthur, and more.Magnificent engravings appear throughout the text, further enhancing this splendid introduction to Camelot and its enchanting lore.These stories have inspired numerous film adaptations, including the 2017 release King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Annabelle Wallis.1925.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)08/06/2002Dover Publications87,119$5.99Paperback42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
1002022-06-13 15:16:1886808302022-09-22 12:53:48The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess…9781578636631“A masterfully blend of history, mythology, spell work and personal anecdote that beautifully explores the depth and breadth of ‘The Great Queen.’” —Amy Blackthorn, priestess of The Morrigan, and author of Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic“She is the spirit of fury and peace, power and destruction, joy and terror,” writes author Courtney Weber. "She is warrior, queen, death omen, mother, murderer, lover, spy, conspirator, faery, shape-shifter, healer, and sometimes the living earth itself. A captivating contradiction: a demonic female who both haunts and heals; benevolent in one moment, ghastly the next, and kind the moment after that.”The Morrigan is one of Pagan Ireland’s most famous—and notorious—goddesses. Her name translated as “phantom queen” or “great queen,” the Morrigan is famous for being a goddess of war, witchcraft and death, protection and retribution. This book also explores her patronage of motherhood, healing, shapeshifting, and the land. Classified among the Sidhe (fairies), the Morrigan dates back at least to Ireland’s Iron Age, but she is as modern as she is ancient―enjoying a growing contemporary and global following.Author Courtney Weber provides a guide for the modern devotee of this complex, mysterious goddess that encompasses practical veneration with modern devotionals, entwined with traditional lore and Irish-Celtic history.2406.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)11/01/2019Red Wheel/Weiser114,032$14.95Courtney Weber is a Wiccan priestess, writer, tarot advisor, metaphysical teacher, and social activist living in Oregon. She is the author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess and Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself. Courtney is also the producer and designer of Tarot of the Boroughs. Courtney leads workshops throughout the US. Visit her at thecocowitch.com.Paperback42022-06-13 15:16:18Celtic & British Folklore & MythologyFolklore & Mythology
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12018-01-11 13:52:31Cabin Porn9781846148804Zach KleinFrom the creators of the hugely popular tumblr site, 'Cabin Porn', comes this collection of breath-taking photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home.A simple shelter, somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature . . . wherever you dream of having your quiet place, these rural escapes are for anyone yearning for a different kind of existence.Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336188 x 232 x 32mm | 1,056g29 Sep 2015Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish184614880447,8314.26US$33.60Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Steven Leckart is a correspondent at Wired magazine and a National Magazine Award finalist.Noah Kalina is a photographer living and working in New York.HardbackParticular Books
22018-01-11 13:52:42Domino: the Book of Decorating9781416575467Deborah NeedlemanDomino: The Book of Decorating follows a straightforward, room-by-room chapter structure featuring a run of lusciously photographed, beautiful interiors forming the centrepiece of each chapter. Large double-page images punctuate more densely packed spreads; richly composed full rooms alternate with sensuous details. This sequence of spreads puts the reader inside real, finished rooms from the Domino universe, each annotated to translate how its distinctive beauty and sensibility has been achieved. For a new generation of homeowners and renters, Domino: The Book of Decorating promises to become the decor bible: a constant source of guidance, inspiration, and excitement.`The new decor bible for how we live today.`272197 x 230 x 29mm | 1,192g14 Oct 2008SIMON & SCHUSTERNew York, United StatesEnglish4-c photographs t-o141657546426,1574.09US$29.01US$32.00Hardback
32018-01-11 13:52:44Cabin Porn9780141982144Zach Klein'Addictive ... a charter for wistfulness' Observer'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQCabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336153 x 188 x 27mm | 560g01 Sep 2016Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish01419821444,6004.26US$17.71Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Paperback
42018-01-11 13:52:55A Pattern Language9780195019193Christopher AlexanderYou can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.A Pattern Language by Chris Alexander changed the way I think about the way space is organised in a room, a house, a street and a town ... I keep giving it away to people who feel their homes don't quite work in the way they want them to. Every architect, estage agent and MP should read it. * James Runcie, Daily Mail *1216140 x 196 x 58mm | 1,139.98g04 Jul 2005Oxford University Press IncNew York, United StatesEnglishphotographs and drawings throughout019501919910,7614.37US$49.64US$65.00Hardback
52018-01-11 13:53:05Cradle to Cradle9780099535478William McDonough'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful and highly effective. Waste equals food. Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new - continually circulating as pure and viable materials within a 'cradle to cradle' model. Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well."The best argument for good design is that it lasts. The best argument for good science is that it deplores waste. I'm bored with guilty and technologically illiterate environmental Luddites describing a future of guilt and privation led in caves. There's an alternative responsible future persuasively offered by Braungart and McDonough. The survival of the planet can be re-stated in terms of stimulus, opportunity, challenge and reward. Works for me." -- Stephen Bayley "Already embraced by far-thinking manufacturers and governments." * Food Ethics Magazine * "It's one of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read" -- Ellen Macarthur * Daily Express * "Environmentalists too rarely apply the ecological wisdom of life to our problems. Asking how a cherry tree would design an energy efficient building is only one of the creative 'practices' that McDonough and Braungart spread, like a field of wild flowers, before their readers. This book will give you renewed hope that, indeed, 'it is darkest before the dawn'" -- Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club "Achieving the great economic transition to more equitable, ecologically sustainable societies requires nothing less than a design revolution - beyond today's fossilized industrialism. This enlightened and enlightening book shows us how - and indeed, that 'God is in the details.' A must for every library and every concerned citizen" -- Hazel Henderson, author of "Building a Win-Win World and Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy"208128 x 196 x 16mm | 181.44g01 Apr 2010Vintage PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish0099535475104,7434.1US$10.95US$19.75Michael Braungart is a chemist and founder of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Hamburg. He has been lecturing at universities, businesses and institutions around the world since 1984 on critical new concepts for ecological chemistry, and is the recipient of numerous awards, honours and fellowships. William McDonough is an architect and founding principal of William McDonough + Parners based in Virginia. In 1999, Time magazine recognised him as a 'Hero for our Planet', and in 1996 he received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the highest environmental honour given by the United States.PaperbackVINTAGE
62018-01-11 13:56:46Manual of Section9781616892555Paul LewisManual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.."a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference." - Spacing "As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects." - ArchDaily "It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering." - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects.- - ArchDaily -It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering.- - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -.a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference.- - Spacing208191 x 279 x 17.78mm | 748.43g15 Nov 2016PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish300 b+w161689255220,8084.27US$26.18US$29.95Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects.Paperback
72018-01-11 13:56:53White9783037781838Kenya Hara"White" is not a book about colors. It is rather Kenya Haras attempt to explore the essence of "White," which he sees as being closely related to the origin of Japanese aesthetics - symbolizing simplicity and subtlety. The central concepts discussed by Kenya Hara in this publication are emptiness and the absolute void. Kenya Hara also sees his work as a designer as a form of communication. Good communication has the distinction of being able to listen to each other, rather than to press one's opinion onto the opponent. Kenya Hara compares this form of communication with an "empty container." In visual communication, there are equally signals whose signification is limited, as well as signals or symbols such as the cross or the red circle on the Japanese flag, which - like an "empty container" - permit every signification and do not limit imagination. Not alone the fact that the Japanese character for white forms a radical of the character for emptiness has prompted him the closely associate the color white with emptiness.The Discovery of White: White as Sensory Experience, What is Color?- Paper: White as a Sheet of Paper, Paper as Creative catalyst, Ruminating on White, White Square Paper, Folding Language, On Letters, Typeface and Typography.- Emptiness: The Meaning of Emptiness, Emptiness as Limitless Potential, The Receptivness of a Red Circle on a White Background, Emptiness and White, The Tea Ceremony, The Origins of the Japanese-style Room, Through Dwells in Emptiness.- Back to White: Suiko and the Irreversible Text, A Leap toward White, Cleaning, Defamiliarization, White Sand and Moonlight.64136 x 194 x 16mm | 222.26g25 Nov 2009Lars Müller PublishersBaden, SwitzerlandEnglish4 black & white illustrations303778183139,8004.2US$24.80US$29.00Hardback
82018-01-11 13:57:03Structures9780306812835J. E. GordonFor anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose."Here we have the conversation in the unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."--Architect's Journal "Here we have the conversation in unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."--Architect's Journal "Rich and readable...personal, witty, and ironic."--Scientific American "It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design."--Elon Musk424154 x 224 x 30mm | 680.39g07 Oct 2003INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES USNew York, NY, United KingdomEnglish2nd ed.Ill.03068128356,0344.14US$20.92J. E. Gordon, a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.PaperbackDa Capo Press Inc
92018-01-11 13:57:12Atmospheres9783764374952Peter ZumthorWhat "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere"? Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty ... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way." Zumthor's passion is the creation of buildings that produce this kind of effect, but how can one actually set out to achieve it? In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses. Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him. From the composition and "presence"â of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, this poetics of architecture enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design.75174 x 238 x 12mm | 322.05g30 Jun 2006BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish5th Printing.75 p. 33 illus., 19 in color.376437495038,0804.36US$40.74US$49.00HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG
102018-01-11 13:57:17Thinking Architecture9783034605854Peter ZumthorArchitecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls forthinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura. Now in its third edition, this book has been expanded to include two new essays: "Architecture and Lanscape" deals with the relationship between the structure and its surroundings, with the secret of the successful placement and topographical integration of architecture. In "The Leis Houses", Peter Zumthor describes the genesis of two wooden houses in the town of Leis in the Swiss canton of Graubunden, thus thematizing the special challenge of integrating contemporary architecture into a traditional architectural context.112144 x 234 x 20mm | 381.02g01 Sep 2010BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish3nd, expanded ed.20 Illustrations, color303460585416,4214.23HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG
112018-01-11 13:57:27Conditional Design9789063693657Anthony Di MariConditional design is the sequel to Operative Design. This book will further explore the operative in a more detailed, intentional, and perhaps functional manner. Spatially, the conditional is the result of the operative. It is not a blind result however. Both terms work together to satisfy a formal manipulation through a set of opportunities for elements such as connections and apertures.156104.14 x 147.32 x 12.7mm | 113.4g16 Dec 2014BIS Publishers B.V.Amsterdam, NetherlandsEnglishColour photos throughout90636936563,8373.88US$10.96US$16.99Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University's School of Architecture where he teaches first year architecture studios and advanced representation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through Inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and furniture featured at GreenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, and Studio Luz. His studio is located in Boston, Massachusetts.Paperback
122018-01-11 13:57:31Operative Design9789063692896Anthony Di MariThe core idea for this project is to use operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design.152104.14 x 149.86 x 12.7mm | 136.08g06 Nov 2012BIS Publishers B.V.Amsterdam, NetherlandsEnglish90636928973,1734US$11.25US$16.99Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's Degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.While attending Harvard, Anthony was awarded two travel grants, one to Pena Blanca, Chile to study fog harvesting, and the other to Japan, to research bamboo harvesting. Anthony has participated and been recognized in several design competitions. Most notably he received first place in his entry 'Urban Field' which converted wind power into electricity. His design for a plug-in community garden placed second in the Common Boston Common Build competition. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and most recently GreeenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of Architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, Studio Luz, and Merge Architects.Paperback
132018-01-11 13:57:35Landscape Graphics9780823073337Grant W. ReidAnnouncing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! "Landscape Graphics" is the architect's ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand drawing and conceptual diagramming, perspective drawing, section elevations and more. It also features carefully sequenced exercises, a complete file of graphic symbols for sections and perspectives, and a handy appendix of conversions and equivalents.208212 x 278 x 16mm | 580.6g01 Oct 2002Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition400 b&w illustrations082307333522,0034.17US$25.38Grant W. Reid, ASLA, is a professor in the department of horticulture and landscape architecture at Colorado State University. He also operates his own landscape architectural consulting business called Grant Reid Designs. He lives in Colorado.PaperbackWatson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
142018-01-11 13:57:45The Thinking Hand9780470779293Juhani PallasmaaIn this book Pallasmaa progresses his case for a multi-sensory approach to architecture, espoused in The Eyes of the Skin, by taking a wider view of the role of embodiment in human existential reactions, experiences and expressions as well as the processes of making and thinking. The Thinking Hand is a metaphor for the characteristic independence and autonomous activity of all our senses as they constantly scan the physical world. Many of our most crucial skills are internalised as automatic reactions that we are not consciously aware of. Even in the case of learning skills, the sequence of movements in a task is internalised and embodied rather than understood and remembered intellectually. Prevailing educational philosophies continue to emphasise conceptual, intellectual and verbal knowledge over this tacit and non-conceptual wisdom of our embodied processes, which is so essential to our experience and understanding of the physical and the built.Introduction: Embodied Existence and Sensory Thought. Chapter One: The Mysterious Hand. The Multiple Essences of the Hand. What is the Hand? Hand, Eye, Brain and Language. Hand as Symbol. Gestures of the Hand. Languages of the Hand. Chapter Two: The Working Hand. The Hand and the Tool. The Hand of the Craftsman. Collaborative Craftsmanship. Architecture as Workmanship. Chapter Three: Eye-Hand-Mind Fusion. Experimentation and the Art of Play. Skill and Boredom. Eye, Hand and Mind. Chapter Four: The Drawing Hand. Drawing and the Self. Tactility of Drawing. The Computerised Hand. Primacy of Touch: Hapticity of Self-image. Unconscious Touch in Artistic Experience. Chapter Five: Embodied Thinking. Creative Fusion. The Work of Thinking: The Value of Uncertainty. Resistance, Tradition and Freedom. Thinking Through the Senses. Embodied Memory and Thought. Existential Knowledge. Chapter Six: Body, Self and Mind. The Body as Site. The World and the Self. The World and the Mind. Existential Space in Art. Chapter Seven: Emotion and Imagination. Reality of Imagination. The Gift of Imagination. Reality of Art. Art and Emotion. Artistic Experience as Exchange. Chapter Eight: Theory and Life. Theory and Making. Opposition of Theory and Making. Architecture as Image of Life. The Task of Art. Index. Photo Credits."The Thinking Hand is a superb piece of writing. A primer not just for architecture, but for life." (Blueprint, July 2009) "...beautifully illustrated sequence of essays...It is philosophical, emotional and, unusually for architectural theory, as clear as a building made of glass." (The Guardian, August 1st 2009)160164 x 236 x 12mm | 358.34g11 May 2009John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglishcolour illustrations047077929295,3014.33US$43.01US$54.99Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland s most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. His previous positions include: Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has also held visiting professorships in several universities internationally. Pallasmaa is the author/editor of 24 books, including The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (Academy, 1995 and John Wiley & Sons, 2005), The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema (Helsinki, 2001) and Encounters (Helsinki, 2005).PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
152018-01-11 13:57:49Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes9781592539611Gabriel CampanarioAward-winning illustrator Gabriel Campanario first introduced his approach to drawing in The Art of Urban Sketching, a showcase of more than 500 sketches and drawing tips shared by more than 100 urban sketchers around the world. Now, he drills down into specific challenges of making sketches on location, rain or shine, quickly or slowly, and the most suitable techniques for every situation, in The Urban Sketching Handbook series. It's easy to overlook that ample variety of buildings and spaces and the differences from city to city, country to country. From houses, apartments and shopping malls to public buildings and places of worship, the structures humans have created over the centuries, for shelter, commerce, industry, transportation or recreation, are fascinating subjects to study and sketch.In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes, Gabriel lays out keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding. Using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity, sketching out buildings and structure has never been more inspirational. This guide will help you to develop your own creative approach, no matter what your skill level may be today. As much as The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes may inspire you to draw more urban spaces, it can also help to increase your appreciation of the built environment. Drawing the places where we live, work and play, is a great way to show appreciation and creativity.112128 x 204 x 14mm | 220g04 Dec 2014Quarry BooksUnited StatesEnglish100 color illustrations159253961016,7854.2Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in "The Best of the West" journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.Paperback
162018-01-11 13:57:55The Archidoodle9781780673219Steve BowkettThis innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the users to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans, how to create sustainable cities and so on. The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students to architects.Some of the challenges set in the book include: The furniture in a room has a big impact on its appearance and its style. Draw a table and chair that suits the interior of this space. In Dubai they have created a series of new islands along the coastline. Design your own new island community. Cities underneath our great oceans may provide a new way of living in the future. Design your own city influenced by the shape of coral. Here are plans of three houses which need to be positioned on site drawing below. Think about what would be a good view and in which direction the Sun comes from. Here are some buildings that have fantastic shapes. Design a couple of your own. Imagine you are James Bond's arch-enemy and you own a secret Island location. Design a new headquarters for your plan to rule the World on to the cut away drawing provided. Here is a cross-section through a bicycle factory. Add the following pieces of machinery and mechanisms to provide the bikes with the following; Frame and handle bars Wheels Chain Packaging Copy this drawing of Fallingwater by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in ink / pen chalk / crayons paint / brushes The Bauhaus: T Many famous Architects have worn glasses. Practice on this face before designing a pair for yourself. 'The architect of the future will build imitating Nature' Antonio Gaudi. Gaudi's architecture was in heavily influenced by natural forms. Design the envelope of a building that is like something in nature. 'Less is More' - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Try designing a minimal building for yourself. 'A House is a Machine for Living' - Le Corbusier. Design your own machine house."Your architect friends, family members and visually inclined children will all love [Archidoodle]." - "The New York Times"160212 x 274 x 18mm | 459.99g05 Nov 2013Laurence King PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish200 B&W illustrations178067321347,6714.5US$19.51US$19.95Steve Bowkett has taught and practiced architecture for over 25 years in numerous universities and art colleges and is currently a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and the Polytechnic of Central London.Paperback
172018-01-11 13:58:02The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective9781631591280Stephanie BowerA good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: * Basic Terms * Basic Spatial Principles * Types of Perspective * Building a Sketch in Layers * Special Conditions112135 x 211 x 12.7mm | 272.16g15 Jun 2016Quarry BooksUnited StatesEnglish16315912828,9684.42US$13.25US$17.98Honored with the 2013 and 2012 KRob Architectural Delineation awards for Best Travel Sketch and the 2013 Gabriel Prize fellowship for 3 months in France, Stephanie Bower is a Seattle-based architectural illustrator, teacher, watercolorist, and traveling Urban Sketcher. Stephanie worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. In Seattle, she produces pencil and watercolor images for many renowned architecture and design firms. Stephanie continues to learn about architecture through her sketches, pursuing her lifelong dream of seeing the world, sketching, teaching and encouraging others to see their world through the magic of drawing. website: www.stephaniebower.com blog: www.stephaniebower.blogspot.com sketches: www.flickr.com/photos/83075812@N07/ correspondent: www.urbansketchers.orgPaperback
182018-01-11 13:58:05Architects' Data9781405192538Ernst NeufertNeufert's Architects' Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers the full range of preliminary considerations, and with over 6200 diagrams it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. An extensive bibliography and a detailed set of metric/ imperial conversion tables are included. Since it was first published in Germany in 1936, Ernst Neufert's handbook has been progressively revised and updated through 39 editions and many translations. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition, and represents a major new edition for an international, English speaking readership. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "Neufert's Architects' Data was the first book I bought when I started my studies in architecture. It was invaluable for me then and it is still a useful aid in my designs." Cesar Pelli "With this thorough rewrite Neufert has produced yet again an invaluable reference book." The Architects' JournalForeword xii BASICS Abbreviations and symbols 1 Drawings 4 Accessible Building 21 Dimensional Basics and Relationships 26 Building Biology 36 Visual Perception 39 DESIGN PROCESS Design 42 Sustainable Building 46 Facility Management 48 Refurbishment 50 Design and Construction Management 56 BUILDING COMPONENTS Foundations 66 Walls 74 Floor Slabs 80 Roofs 85 Windows 96 Glass 104 Doors 113 Stairs 120 Escalators 126 Moving Walkways 127 Lifts 128 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Basics 135 Housing Density 137 Orientation 138 Access 139 Floor Plans 143 Rooms 146 ACCOMMODATION Student Residences 167 Elderly People's Accommodation 168 Hotels 171 Catering 174 Youth Hostels 184 Holiday/Weekend Cabins 185 Motels 186 Camping 187 EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Children's Daycare 188 Playgrounds 190 Schools 191 Universities and Colleges 198 CULTURAL VENUES Museums and Art Galleries 207 Theatres 209 Cinemas 222 Circus 227 Zoos 228 ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICES Office Buildings 231 High-Rise Buildings 244 Libraries 247 Basics 247 Banks 253 RETAIL Retail Outlets 254 INDUSTRY AND TRADE Industry 263 Workshops 274 RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS Christian Churches 285 Synagogues 288 Mosques 289 HEALTH Doctors' Practices 290 Hospitals 291 SPORT AND LEISURE Stadiums 318 Sports Facilities 320 Sports Halls 350 Swimming Pools 362 Spa 372 Amusement Arcades 375 TRANSPORT Roads 376 Parking Facilities 387 Public Transport 403 Railways 408 Aviation 418 EXTERNAL WORKS Cemeteries 424 Landscape Architecture 426 Earthworks 428 Garden Enclosures 430 Pergola and Trellis 432 Paths, Paving, Steps 435 Drainage 436 Vegetation Biological Engineering 439 Greenhouses 441 Ponds and Pools 442 External Works Example 445 AGRICULTURE FARMYARDS 446 Animal Husbandry 452 Supply and Disposal 461 BUILDING SERVICES Renewable Energy 466 Building Physics 471 Daylight 488 Lighting 501 Fire Protection 511 Domestic Installation 522 Chimneys and Ventilation Shafts 537 References 540 BS and DIN Standards 548 Conversion of Units 555 INDEX 575Neufert s Architects Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. (Building Engineer, 1July 2012)608210 x 296 x 28mm | 1,741.79g27 Mar 2012John Wiley and Sons LtdChicester, United KingdomEnglish4th Editionblack & white line drawings140519253424,8114.38US$105.88US$113.00PaperbackWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
192018-01-11 13:58:13The Hand-Sculpted House9781890132347Ianto EvansAre you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage, cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to its surroundings that its creators refer to it as "an ecstatic house." The authors build a house the way others create a natural garden. They use the oldest, most available materials imaginable--earth, clay, sand, straw, and water--and blend them to redefine the future (and past) of building. Cob (the word comes from an Old English root, meaning "lump") is a mixture of non-toxic, recyclable, and often free materials. Building with cob requires no forms, no cement, and no machinery of any kind. Builders actually sculpt their structures by hand. Building with earth is nothing new to America; the oldest structures on the continent were built with adobe bricks. Adobe, however, has been geographically limited to the Southwest. The limits of cob are defined only by the builder's imagination. Cob offers answers regarding our role in Nature, family and society, about why we feel the ways that we do, about what's missing in our lives. Cob comes as a revelation, a key to a saner world. Cob has been a traditional building process for millennia in Europe, even in rainy and windy climates like the British Isles, where many cob buildings still serve as family homes after hundreds of years. The technique is newly arrived to the Americas, and, as with so many social trends, the early adopters are in the Pacific Northwest. Cob houses (or cottages, since they are always efficiently small by American construction standards) are not only compatible with their surroundings, they ARE their surroundings, literally rising up from the earth. They are full of light, energy-efficient, and cozy, with curved walls and built-in, whimsical touches. They are delightful. They are ecstatic.346200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 884.5g01 Jun 2002Chelsea Green Publishing CoWhite River Junction, United StatesEnglish8 Pages of Illustrations189013234941,2154.43US$37.01Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, and teacher with building experience on six continents. Cob is traditional in his homeland, Wales. In addition to teaching ecological building, Ianto has consulted with USAID, the World Bank, the Peace Corps, and several national governments. Linda Smiley teaches workshops on cob, sculpting sacred spaces, intuitive design, and natural plasters and finishes. With a background as a recreational therapist, she specializes in helping people use natural building as a tool for personal transformation and healing. Michael G. Smith teaches practical workshops and consults on cob construction, natural building, and permaculture. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home and co-editor of The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources.Paperback
202018-01-11 13:58:22Architecture9781118745083Francis D. K. ChingThe revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (â â â If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code -ISBN: 9781118986837). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations highlighting key conceptsPhoto Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in the bookFlashcards for focused learning Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment. Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, Architecture distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include: Primary elements and the principles of space designForm and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosuresOrganization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulationProportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometryPreface vii Introduction ix 1 Primary ElementsPrimary Elements 2 Point 4 Point Elements 5 Two Points 6 Line 8 Linear Elements 10 From Line to Plane 14 Plane 18 Planar Elements 20 Volume 28 Volumetric Elements 30 2 FormProperties of Form 35 Shape 36 Primary Shapes 38 Circle 39 Triangle 40 Square 41 Surfaces 42 Curved Surfaces 43 Primary Solids 46 Regular & Irregular forms 50 Transformation of Form 54 Dimensional Transformation 56 Subtractive Form 58 Subtractive & Additive Forms 61 Additive Form 62 Centralized Form 64 Linear Form 66 Radial Form 70 Clustered Form 72 Grid Form 76 Formal Collisions of Geometry 78 Circle & Square 80 Rotated Grid 82 Articulation of Form 84 Edges & Corners 86 Surface Articulation 92 3 Form & SpaceForm & Space: Unity of Opposites 102 Form Defining Space 110 Horizontal Elements Defining Space 111 Base Plane 112 Elevated Base Plane 114 Depressed Base Plane 120 Overhead Plane 126 Vertical Elements Defining Space 134 Vertical Linear Elements 136 Single Vertical Plane 144 L-Shaped Configuration of Planes 148 Parallel Vertical Planes 154 U-Shaped Planes 160 Four Planes: Closure 166 Four Planes: Enlosure 170 Openings in Space-Defining Elements 174 Openings within Planes 176 Openings at Corners 178 Openings between Planes 180 Qualities of Architectural Space 182 Degree of Enclosure 184 Light 186 View 190 4 OrganizationOrganization of Form & Space 196 Spatial Relationships 197 Space within a Space 198 Interlocking Spaces 200 Adjacent Spaces 202 Spaces Linked by a Common Space 204 Spatial Organizations 206 Centralized Organizations 208 Linear Organizations 218 Radial Organizations 228 Clustered Organizations 234 Grid Organizations 242 5 CirculationCirculation: Movement through Space 252 Circulation Elements 253 Approach 254 Entrance 262 Configuration of the Path 276 Path-Space Relationships 290 Form of the Circulation Space 294 6 Proportion & ScaleProportion & Scale 306 Material Proportions 307 Structural Proportions 308 Manufactured Proportions 310 Proportioning Systems 311 Golden Section 314 Regulating Lines 318 Classical Orders 320 Renaissance Theories 326 Modulor 330 Ken 334 Anthropometry 338 Scale 341 Visual Scale 342 Human Scale 344 A Scalar Comparison 346 7 PrinciplesOrdering Principles 350 Axis 352 Symmetry 360 Hierarchy 370 Datum 380 Rhythm 396 Repetition 397 Transformation 418 Conclusion 422 A Selected Bibliography 425 Glossary 427 Index of Buildings 435 Index of Designers 441 Index to Subject Matter 443464210.82 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 1,133.98g14 Nov 2014John Wiley & Sons IncNew York, United StatesEnglish4th Edition111874508636,5064.21US$50.49US$54.99FRANCIS D.K. CHING is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Interior Design Illustrated, and Building Construction Illustrated, all published by Wiley. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.Paperback
212018-01-11 13:58:30Architectural Graphics9780470399118Francis D. K. ChingFrancis D.K. Ching's architectural bestseller, thoroughly updated Since 1975, Architectural Graphics has been a bestselling classic that has introduced countless students of architecture and design to the fundamentals of graphic communication. Featuring Francis D.K. Ching's signature graphic style, it illustrates how to use graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentation. This Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the latest drawing techniques helping it remain the leading book on the topic. The latest edition of the classic book on architectural drawing by the master of architectural communication Over 500,000 copies sold of previous editions Revised and expanded to include more information on computer-generated graphics and the latest drawing conventions for architectural representation The author is world-renowned for his numerous architecture and design books, including Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; Building Codes Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.Preface. 1 Drawing Tools and Materials. 2 Architectural Drafting. 3 Architectural Drawing Systems. 4 Multiview Drawings. 5 Paraline Drawings. 6 Perspective Drawings. 7 Rendering Tonal Values. 8 Rendering Context. 9 Architectural Presentations. 10 Freehand Drawing. Index."One book that has become a trusted source for teaching architects how to do it right is Francis D.K. Ching's Architectural Graphics . Now in its fifth edition, it offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques that architects use to communicate their ideas. It expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations. Readers will learn Ching's renowned methods through: coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings; techniques for drawing section views of building interiors; strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments; approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations; freehand sketching and diagramming; and so much more. This beautiful fifth edition of Architectural Graphics from Francis D.K. Ching clearly represents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession of architecture." ( San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review , March 27, 2010)256212 x 278 x 16mm | 539.99g14 Dec 2009John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish5th Revised edition047039911237,3184.1US$76.00Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
222018-01-11 13:58:36Tiny Houses9780847832033Mimi Zeiger M.A.With "McMansions" increasingly giving way to "tiny" houses, the desire to downsize and be more ecologically and economically prudent is a concept many are beginning to embrace. Focusing on dwelling spaces all under 1,000 square feet, TINY HOUSES (Rizzoli, April 2009) by Mimi Zeiger aims to challenge readers to take a look at their own homes and consider how much space they actively use. Ranging from tree houses to floating houses, TINY HOUSES features an international collection of over thirty modular and prefab homes, each one embodying "microgreen living," defined as the creation of tiny homes where people challenge themselves to live "greener" lives. By using a thoughtful application of green living principles, renewable resources for construction, and clever ingenuity, these homes exemplify sustainable living at its best.-Tiny Houses measures less than 7 inches square but looks like it will be the new big thing in the carbon footprint conversation.- Architect Magazine -Downsizing can be a good thing...- Metropolitan Home -The houses on display in this handsome volume, all beautifully and vividly photographed, point to more sustainable, less expensive ways to live.- Preservation Magazine -In her adorably scaled-down coffee-table book, Tiny Houses, Mimi Zeiger argues that living small isn't just ecologically sound but aesthetically pleasing.- Time Out New York -...an entertaining exploration into the whimsical designs of small dwellings from around the globe.- Archinect.com -With large-scale living now passe, journalist Mimi Zeiger examines the new -micro-green- housing trend in this collection of prefab and modular homes.- Time240174 x 178 x 30mm | 680.39g24 Mar 2009Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish250 photos084783203138,8093.46US$32.09Mimi Zeiger is the author of Tiny Houses. She founded loud paper, an architecture zine and now blog, in 1997. A Brooklyn-based freelancer, Zeiger writes on art, architecture, and design for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Dwell, Azure, and Architect, where she is a contributing editor. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and has taught at California College of the Arts and at SCI- Arc.Hardback
232018-01-11 13:58:44150 Best Eco House Ideas9780061968792Ana Canizares150 BEST ECO HOUSE IDEAS The newest volume in the highly successful "150 Best" series-joining 150 Best House Ideas and 150 Best Apartment Ideas-150 Best Eco House Ideas is a comprehensive handbook showcasing the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally-friendly home design. Perfect for architects, designers, interiors decorators, and homeowners alike.600200 x 202 x 48mm | 1,877.86g25 Mar 2011HarperCollins Publishers IncNew York, United StatesEnglish006196879X41,3193.43US$46.37Marta Serrats is a design editor for Loft Publications, and an expert in architecture and store displays. She is the author of such highly acclaimed titles as New Shops and Boutiques, Capturing Space, Point of Purchase, and Unique Packaging.HardbackHarper Design International
242018-01-11 13:58:53Living in the Landscape9780500500750Anna JohnsonFrom remote cliff tops to the heart of a rainforest, this book features some of Australia and New Zealand's most breathtaking homes. As urban life becomes increasingly more demanding, many people are choosing to build away from the city in a way that acknowledges and connects with the landscape. Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity. The complexities of the Australian landscape with its beautiful but often harsh geographical and topological physicality, questions of sustainability and climate change, and an understanding of the Indigenous relationship to landscape are all thoughtfully considered. From the archetypal silhouette of the rural farm shed to Glenn Murcutt-inspired buildings designed with the philosophy of touching the earth lightly, the authors explore how landscape and architecture intersect. In an age where we are increasingly aware of our relationship with the environment, these breathtaking homes exemplify the possibilities of living with the land.272238 x 299 x 29mm | 1,750g01 Oct 2016Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty LtdFisherman's Bend, AustraliaEnglish050050075491,8614.2US$53.65Hardback
252018-01-11 13:58:56Design Drawing9780470533697Francis D. K. ChingGet the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: Goes beyond basic drawing books Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw.Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter.Includes a supplemental CD-ROM viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner. For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.Preface. Introduction. Drawing from Observation. 1 Line and Shape. 2 Tone and Texture. 3 Form and Structure. 4 Space and Depth. Drawing Systems. 5 Pictorial Systems. 6 Multiview Drawings. 7 Paraline Drawings. 8 Perspective Drawings. Drawing from the Imagination. 9 Speculative Drawing. 10 Diagraming. 11 Drawing Composition. 12 Presentation Drawing. Index. Preface to CD-ROM.416213.36 x 271.78 x 27.94mm | 1,020.58g13 Jan 2011John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish2nd Edition047053369242,5044.15US$55.55US$59.99Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
262018-01-11 13:59:01Geometry of Design9781616890360Kimberly ElamAt last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have foundations in mathematics as well as the essential qualities of life. Geometry of Design takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration (from the Barcelona chair to the paintings of Georges Seurat, from the Braun hand blender to the Conico kettle), revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions. Explanations and techniques of visual analysis make the inherent mathematical relationships evident and a must-have for anyone involved in art, design, or architecture graphic arts. The book focuses not only on the classic systems of proportioning, such as the golden section and root rectangles, but also on less well known proportioning systems such as the Fibonacci Series. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving an effective insight into the design process.144177.8 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 430.91g31 Aug 2011PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition150 colour and 50 black and white illustrations161689036334,3284.06US$19.92US$24.95Paperback
272018-01-11 13:59:08Shelter9780936070117Lloyd KahnShelter is many things - a visually dynamic, oversized compendium of organic architecture past and present; a how-to book that includes over 1,250 illustrations; and a Whole Earth Catalog-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every conceivable material. First published in 1973, Shelter remains a source of inspiration and invention. Including the nuts-and-bolts aspects of building, the book covers such topics as dwellings from Iron Age huts to Bedouin tents to Togo's tin-and-thatch houses; nomadic shelters from tipis to "housecars"; and domes, dome cities, sod iglus, and even treehouses. The authors recount personal stories about alternative dwellings that illustrate sensible solutions to problems associated with using materials found in the environment - with fascinating, often surprising results."How very fine it is to leaf through a 176-page book on architecture -- and find no palaces, no pyramids or temples, no cathedrals, skyscrapers, Kremlins or Pentagons in sight...instead, a book of homes, habitations for human beings in all their infinite variety."176276 x 364 x 8mm | 938.93g31 Jan 2006Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.Bolinas, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised editioncolour and b&w illustrations093607011034,2024.46US$30.75Paperback
282018-01-11 13:59:15The Language of Things9780141031170Deyan SudjicIn The Language of Things Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. Design is everywhere. It seduces, pleases and inspires us. It makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are. An iPhone, an anglepoise lamp, a Picasso, a banknote, an Armani suit, a William Morris textile, a Lucky Strike packet, a spacecraft - every object tells a story. And understanding their stories offers us a whole new way of seeing the world. 'Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us' Time Out 'A nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging' Guardian 'An elegant, witty and free-ranging survey, from Thomas Chippendale's ponderous 18th-century manor-house furnishings to Jonathan Ive's sprightly Macintosh iBooks' Daily Telegraph 'Lively ... engaging' Evening Standard 'Readable, sharp and worthwhile' Financial Times Director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic was born in London of Yugoslav parents. He is a former architecture critic for the Observer, and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art. Sudjic was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002 and is author of The Edifice Complex, the much-praised 100-Miles City, the best-selling Architecture Pack, The Language of Things and monographs on John Pawson, Ron Arad and Richard Rogers.An elegant, witty and free-ranging survey of industrial product design from Thomas Chippendale's ponderous 18th-century manor-house furnishings to Jonathan Ive's sprightly Macintosh iBooks * Telegraph * Sudjic's book rebukes designers for their arrogance and increasing self-importance ... readable, sharp and worthwhile * FT * The Language of Things is a happy trot through the colourful landscape formed by design's eternal alternation between use and allure * Evening Standard * Deyan Sudjic presents us with a nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging * Guardian * As a confessional, the book is witty and honest, and Deyan Sudjic remains one of our most insightful commentators * Royal Academy magazine * Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... a very nice object in itself ... much in here for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us * Time Out *224110 x 178 x 18mm | 140.61g28 Aug 2009Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish0141031174106,3973.63US$14.18US$28.74Deyan Sudjic is Director of the Design Museum. He was born in London, and studied architecture in Edinburgh. He has worked as a critic for the Observer and The Sunday Times, as the editor of Domus in Milan, as the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and as a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He is the author of B is for Bauhaus, The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.Paperback
292018-01-11 13:59:25Rendering in Pen and Ink9780823045297Arthur L. GuptillArthur J. Guptill's classic Rendering in Pen and Ink has long been regarded as the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject of ink drawing. This is a book designed to delight and instruct anyone who draws with pen and ink, from the professional artist to the amateur and hobbyist. It is of particular interest to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, industrial designers, illustrators, and renderers.256228 x 304 x 18mm | 939.99g28 Aug 1997Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglishNew edition300 b&w illustrations082304529377,1064.22US$30.60Arthur L. Guptill (1891-1956) who co-founded Watson-Guptill Publications and was co-editor of American Artist magazine, was an architect, a painter, an art director, an author, and a teacher. Born in Gorham, Maine, he graduated with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in 1912, and then studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A partner in Bearse & Guptill, architectural designers and illustrators, from 1919 to 1925, Mr. Guptill was a freelance specialist in design, freelance advertising artist, and advertising agency consultant from 1916 to 1937. The founder, president, and director of activities of the Amateur Artists Association of America, Mr. Guptill wrote numerous art instruction books. He taught at Pratt and the Brooklyn Museum and was a member of the Art Directors Club of New York and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in England. Susan E. Meyer was born and raised in New York City. She was graduated from the University of Wisconsin and attended the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. Ms. Meyer has had a long history of involvement with Arthur Guptill's work. For over seven years, as managing editor of Watson-Guptill Publications, the company he co-founded, she compiled and edited his books. In that capacity, she also compiled, edited, and collaborated on a number of other books on watercolorists and their techniques, painting portraits, and designing with type. In addition, Ms. Meyer was editor of American Artist magazine, where Guptill himself was once co-editor. She is the author of over a dozen books and is currently the director of Roundtable Press, Inc. in New York City.PaperbackWatson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
302018-01-11 13:59:33The Australian Ugliness9781921922442Robin BoydIntroduced by Christos Tsiolkas There can be few other nations which are less certain than Australia as to what they are and where they are. Brilliant, witty, scathing, The Australian Ugliness is the classic postwar account of Australian society, how we live in the environments we create, and the consequences of our failure to think about how we live. www.textclassics.com.au292128 x 196 x 20mm | 220g08 Aug 2013Text Publishing CoMelbourne, AustraliaEnglishUK ed.192192244341,1283.87US$10.99US$15.50William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana in 1952. He is the author of five other novels and a collection of short stories that have been published around the world in over two dozen languages. In addition, eight of his screenplays have been filmed, the most recent of which is A Good Man in Africa, based on his first novel. He is married and lives in London.PaperbackText Classics
322018-01-11 13:59:36Structural Engineer's Pocket Book9780080971216Fiona CobbFunctions as a Day-to-Day Resource for Practicing Engineers...The hugely useful Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is now overhauled and revised in line with the Eurocodes. It forms a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, especially those taking the IStructE Part 3 exam. With stripped-down basic material-tables, data, facts, formulae, and rules of thumb-it is directly usable for scheme design by structural engineers in the office, in transit, or on site...And a Core Reference for Students It brings together data from many different sources, and delivers a compact source of job-simplifying and time-saving information at an affordable price. It acts as a reliable first point of reference for information that is needed on a daily basis. This third edition is referenced throughout to the structural Eurocodes. After giving general information and details on actions on structures, it runs through reinforced concrete, steel, timber, and masonry. * Provides essential data on steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and other main materials * Pulls together material from a variety of sources for everyday work * Serves as a first point of reference for structural and civil engineers A core structural engineering book, Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Edition benefits both students and industry professionals.General Information Metric system Typical metric units for UK structural engineering Imperial units Conversion factors Measurement of angles Construction documentation and procurement Drawing conventions Common arrangement of work sections Summary of association of consulting engineers conditions of engagement Statutory Authorities and Permissions Planning Building regulations and standards Scotland Northern Ireland Technical booklets Listed buildings Conservation areas Tree preservation orders Archaeology and ancient monuments Party Wall etc. Act Construction design & management Building information modelling Design Data Design data checklist Structural form Structural movement joints Fire resistance periods for structural elements Typical building tolerances Historical use of building materials Selection of materials Selection of floor construction Transportation Temporary/auxiliary works toolkit Soldiers Slimshor compression capacity Slimshor moment capacity Ladder beams Unit beams Basic and Shortcut Tools for Structural Analysis Load factors and limit states Geometric section properties Parallel axis theorem Composite sections Material properties Coefficients of linear thermal expansion Coefficients of friction Sign Conventions Beam bending theory Beam bending and deflection formulae Clapeyron's equations of three moments Continuous beam bending formulae Struts Euler Rigid frames under lateral loads Plates Torsion Taut wires, cables and chains Vibration Eurocodes Eurocode background Eurocodes and European public procurement rules Limit state philosophy and Eurocode partial safety factors Design values of actions-partial load factor combinations Combination factors Summary of combined factors: Persistent situations Comparison of BS and Eurocode partial load factors Design life Actions on Structures Permanent actions Variable actions: Imposed floor loads Typical unit floor and roof loadings Typical 'all up' loads Variable actions: Wind loading Variable actions: Horizontal barrier loads Minimum barrier heights Eurocode combinations of actions for serviceability limit states Typical deflection limits Stability, robustness and disproportionate collapse Stability Robustness, accidental damage and disproportionate collapse Disproportionate collapse requirements with British Standard clause References Reinforced Concrete Summary of material properties Concrete mixes Reinforcement Durability and fire resistance concrete durability Preliminary sizing of concrete elements Reinforced concrete design to BS EN 1992 Punching shear Reinforced concrete column design charts Reinforcement bar bending to BS 8666 Summary of differences with BS BS 8110: Concrete strength Reinforcement Estimates Structural Steel Types of steel products Mild steel section sizes and tolerances Hot rolled section tables Member axes and dimension notation Slenderness Effective length Elastic properties of stainless-steel alloys for design Durability and fire resistances Fire resistance Stainless-Steel design to BS EN 1993-1 Steel design to BS 449 Composite Steel and Concrete Composite flooring elements Summary of material properties Preliminary sizing of composite elements Preliminary sizing Approximate limits on holes in rolled steel beams Timber and Plywood Timber products Summary of material properties Sizes and processing of timber Timber section sizes Laminated timber products Durability and fire resistance Preliminary sizing of timber elements Timber design to BS EN 1995 Modification factors Deflections Timber joints Summary of differences with BS 5268: Structural timber Masonry Summary of material properties Geometry and arrangement brick and block sizes Durability and fire resistance Preliminary sizing of masonry elements Geotechnics Selection of foundations and retaining walls Site investigation Soil classification Typical soil properties Drained conditions, phi' Undrained conditions, phiu = Preliminary sizing Quick estimate design methods for shallow foundations Simplified equations for allowable bearing capacity after Brinch Hansen Quick estimate design methods for deep foundations Introduction to geotechnical design to BS EN 1997 Structural Glass Types of glass products Typical glass section sizes and thicknesses Durability and fire resistance Typical glass sizes for common applications Structural glass design Connections Friction grip connections Holes Bolted connections Non-silicon adhesives Structural silicones Building Elements, Materials, Fixings and Fastenings Waterproofing Basement waterproofing to BS 8102 Screeds Precast concrete hollowcore slabs Bi-metallic corrosion Fixings and fastenings Cold weather working Effect of fire on construction materials Sustainability Environmental indicators Climate change predictions for the United Kingdom Sustainability scenarios and targets Sustainable building design priorities Exposed slabs and thermal mass Embodied energy Construction waste Reclaimed materials Recycled materials Design for demountability Green materials specification Toxicity, health and air quality Sustainable timber Cement substitutes Sustainable aggregates Useful Mathematics Trigonometric relationships Special triangles Equations of curves Standard differentials and integrals Useful Addresses Further Reading Sources Index" ... this excellent little book should remain an important first reference tool for practising engineers and students alike." -Civil Engineering Journal, October 2015 "All in all, the reviewer would wholeheartedly like to commend this concise and yet informative pocket book as an essential reference for all current practitioners as well as for the next generation of engineers." -ICE Proceedings-Structures-Buildings Journal, 2015 "The book, in its previous editions, has been an essential companion of practising engineers, as well as of students of structural design. The new edition fills a great need to provide the essential data for anyone who may be required to use Eurocodes. This applies to practising engineers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of structural design." -Kuldeep S Virdi, Professor Emeritus, City University, London, UK464134 x 204 x 24mm | 539.99g01 Mar 2015Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglish3rd Revised edition213 black & white illustrations, 149 black & white tables008097121031,6854.25US$39.54PaperbackCIMA Publishing
332018-01-11 13:59:48Human Dimension and Interior Space9780823072712Julius PaneroHuman Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dim320236.22 x 309.88 x 27.94mm | 1,519.53g01 Mar 1992Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglishNew edition300 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index082307271136,0714.2US$37.84US$39.95Julius Panero, AIA, ASID, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an associate professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. He has taught interior design for the last twenty years and was the former chairperson of the Interior Design department at FIT. A graduate of Pratt Institute, where he received a bachelor of architecture's degree, and Columbia University, where he received a master of science degree in urban planning, Panero is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, London. Licensed to practice architecture in New York, Panero is a principal in the consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers. He is also the author of Anatomy for Interior Designers and a contributing author to Time-Saver Standards. Martin Zelnik, AIA, ASID, NCARB, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an assistant professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he has taught interior design for the last ten years. A graduate of Brandeis University, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree, and Columbia University, where he earned a master of architecture degree, Zelnik is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New York Society of Architects, the Interior Design Educators Council, and the American Society of Interior Designers. A special consultant to the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, Zelnick is a principal in the New York consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers.HardbackWhitney Library of Design
342018-01-11 13:59:52Architect's Pocket Book9780080969596Charlotte Baden-PowellThis handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. It provides guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with planning, use of materials and detailing. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 65,000 copies to the nation's architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can't afford to be without.General Information; Planning; Structures; Services; Building Elements; Materials368122 x 186 x 22mm | 379.99g11 Mar 2011Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglishNew edition008096959368,5114.3PaperbackArchitectural Press
352018-01-11 13:59:59Metric Handbook9780415725422Pamela Buxton* Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types * Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels * New chapter on flood-aware design * Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout * Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs in every design studio and architecture school library The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types, it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of. As well as building types, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems.Preface Acknowledgements Design Basics 1. Design Information and Dimensional Coordination 2. People and Space 3. People and Movement 4. Access and Inclusion 5. Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings Essentials 6. Structure 7. Materials 8. Thermal Environment 9. Light 10. Sound 11. Fire 12. Flood-aware Design 13. Crime Prevention Design Building Types 14. Agricultural Buildings 15. Auditoria 16. Civic Buildings 17. Community Centres 18. Emergency Services Buildings 19. Hospitals 20. Hotels 21. Houses and Flats 22. Housing for Older People 23. Housing for Students and Young People 24. Industrial Facilities 25. Industrial Storage Buildings 26. Laboratories 27. Libraries 28. Masterplanning and Landscaping 29. Offices 30. Museums, Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces 31. Payment and Counselling Offices 32. Places of Worship 33. Primary Health Care 34. Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities 35. Retail Shops and Stores 36. Schools 37. Security and Counter-terrorism 38. Sports Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor 39. Streets and Spaces for People and Vehicles 40. Studios for Sound and Vision 41. Terminals and Transport Interchanges 42. Tropical design 43. Universities Appendix A - SI System Appendix B - Conversion Factors and Tables Index'Faced with the complexity of design as a student, the Metric Handbook gave me the ingredients so that I could work out how, and what size things should be, to make a building - this remains just as relevant and invaluable now in practice. An essential reference for everyone involved in the building industry.' - John Pardey RIBA, Director John Pardey Architects Praise for the 4th edition 'This book is a great investment as you will use it throughout your career as an architect.' 'I have found that this book is the Bible for all planners, contains so much information that no designer or planner should be without a copy.' 'An essential reference book that should be on the shelf in any design studio.'858210 x 294 x 40mm | 2,419.96g30 Apr 2015Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish5th Revised edition1533 black & white illustrations, 350 black & white tables041572542944,4904.5US$76.31US$85.00Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many national newspapers, consumer magazines and trade publications including the architecture publications Building Design and RIBA Journal. .PaperbackROUTLEDGE
362018-01-11 14:00:02Architectural Graphics9781119035664Francis D. K. ChingThe bestselling guide to architectural drawing, with new information, examples, and resources Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by one of the leading global authorities on architectural design drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, this essential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to using graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of the author's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively. This updated edition includes new information on orthographic projection in relation to 3D models, and revised explanations of line weights, scale and dimensioning, and perspective drawing to clarify some of the most difficult concepts. New examples of modern furniture, APA facilities, and presentation layout provide more up-to-date visuals, and the Reference Center features all new animations, videos, and practice exercises. Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying design through representation on paper or on screen, and this book is the ultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent to create more effective design communication. * Understand multiview, paraline, and perspective drawing * Master interior sections using a variety of techniques * Render tonal value, enhance depth, and convey illumination * Develop professional-quality layouts for presentations Architectural graphics both inform the design process and serve as the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Complete mastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successful outcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, time delays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. Architectural Graphics is the comprehensive guide to professional architectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in the field.Preface v 1 Drawing Tools and Materials 1 2 Architectural Drafting 17 3 Architectural Drawing Systems 29 4 Multiview Drawings 49 5 Paraline Drawings 91 6 Perspective Drawings 107 7 Rendering Tonal Values 147 8 Rendering Context 185 9 Architectural Presentations 201 10 Freehand Drawing 217 Index 259272213.36 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 793.78g06 Apr 2015John Wiley & Sons IncNew York, United StatesEnglish6th Revised ed.111903566X76,8854.1US$45.20US$54.99FRANCIS D.K. CHING is one of the leading authorities on architectural design drawing around the world. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.Paperback
372018-01-11 14:00:10Cafe! Best of Coffee Shop Design9783037680452BraunThe design of coffee shops is increasingly on the move. Where cafs have traditionally been viewed as places principally to enjoy a coffee, they have evolved to show a broad range of multifunctional purposes and amenities: They can, for instance, exist as cozy lunch-time meeting spots before abruptly transforming into vibrant late-night bars after sundown. Caf! Best of Coffee Shop Design shows the wide scope of different caf concepts, including coffee bars as integral parts of cutting-edge multipurpose buildings, flagship stores and traditional shops with a contemporary twist. The 40 projects featured comprise an extensive variety of designs and styles, ranging from minimalist, strict and reduced, to opulent and extravagant.400136 x 192 x 32mm | 780.17g16 Apr 2010Braun Publishing AGSalenstein, SwitzerlandEnglish400 farbige Abbildungen303768045887,5534.23Paperback
382018-01-11 14:00:20The Box9783037681732Sibylle KramerShipping containers are the most conspicuous symbol of the globalized world economy 20 or 40 feet of pure steel reduced to the essentials. They are robust, standardized, inexpensive, universally available, and quickly assembled. Whether as single units, piled on top of each other, or placed in a row, covered or cut open contemporary architecture uses containers as extremely versatile elements for a great variety of contexts. Their aesthetic of practicality accommodates minimalistic temporary solutions, experimental design concepts, as well as highly demanding and complex building structures. The contemporary projects presented in this volume showcase the many functional and creative faces of the utilization of containers. Almost everything seems possible in the developing field of container architecture.192242 x 290 x 24mm | 1,379.98g07 Nov 2014Braun Publishing AGSalenstein, SwitzerlandEnglish1st ed.Mit farbigen Abbildungen303768173X91,2405US$53.87US$59.95Hardback
392018-01-11 14:00:22Future Practice9780415533546Rory HydeDesigners around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education, research, history, community engagement and more, each representing an emergent role for designers to occupy. Whether the "civic entrepreneur," the "double agent," or the "strategic designer," this book offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice. With a foreword by Dan Hill and interviews with Steve Ashton, ARM; Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab; Camila Bustamante; Mel Dodd, muf_aus; DUS Architects; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang; Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO; Conrad Hamann; Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic; Indy Johar, 00:/;Bruce Mau; Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume; Todd Reisz; Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson; Matt Webb, BERG; Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle; and Liam Young, Unknown FieldsForeword Dan Hill. Introduction. Conversations 1. The Massive Changer: Bruce Mau 2. The Civic Entrepreneur: Indy Johar, 00:/ 3. The Whole Earth Architect: Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO 4. The Double Agent: Mel Dodd, muf_aus 5. The Historian of the Present: Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson 6. The Urban Activist: Camila Bustamante 7. The Contractual Innovator: Steve Ashton, ARM 8. The Near Future Inventor: Matt Webb, BERG 9. The Strategic Designer: Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab 10. The Management Thinkers: Todd Reisz on Consultants 11. The Community Enabler: Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle 12. The New Amsterdam Schoolt: DUS Architects 13. The Professional Generalist: Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang 14. The Architect as Public Intellectual: Conrad Hamann on Robin Boyd 15. The Educator of Excess: Liam Young, Unknown Fields 16. The Editor of the Beyond: Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume 17. The Environmental Medic: Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic. Endnotes. Index. Colophon."That is exactly where the strength of Future Practice is: the book combines a moment of reflection on a wide range of proactive solutions." - Gebiedsontwikkeling "The dialogue format of the texts in Future Practice is pleasant to read and the structure also serves the hurried reader - among the 17 dialogues it's easy for readers to pick those that interest them the most." - Finnish Architectural Review280122 x 184 x 34mm | 299.37g09 Oct 2012Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish63 black & white illustrations041553354683,3044.34US$39.88US$39.95Rory Hyde is a practicing architect working across design, research, broadcasting and building. He is contributing editor of Architecture Australia, and co-host of The Architects, a weekly radio show on architecture, which will be presented in the Australian pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Based in Amsterdam since 2009, Rory has worked with Volume magazine, MVRDV, the NAi, Viktor & Rolf, and Mediamatic.PaperbackROUTLEDGE
402018-01-11 14:00:34Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture9780415571937Nishat AwanThis book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing.1. Introduction 2. The Motivations of Spatial Agency 3. The Sites of Spatial Agency 4. The Operations of Spatial Agency 5. Other Ways of Doing Architecture"Spatial Agency is a timely and uplifting treatise on the successful ways that architects have addressed some of society's most vexing global problems. With compelling analysis, richly illustrated by inspiring examples of transformative spatial solutions, the authors argue persuasively that the consequences of architecture are as important as the objects of architecture. This accessibly written book is a must read for anyone seeking an ethical understanding of the role of spatial production in the human struggle to create a democratic and sustainable existence." - Leslie Kanes Weisman, Emerita Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and author of Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment (University of Illinois Press) "Spatial Agency's lively entry into the discourse around spatial practice, subjectivity and alterity, inspired by the introduction of Henri Lefebvre and feminist theory into architecture in the mid 1990s, asserts the importance of the concept of agency for understanding architecture's counter-culture over the past 30 years. This succinct and stylish handbook provides the reader with an essential resource for grasping the extraordinarily diverse range of ethical architectural practice. Here is a truly global map of inspiring 'spatial agents' who collectively define architecture - against the grain." - Jane Rendell, Vice Dean of Research at the Bartlett, UCL, and author of Art and Architecture (2006), Site-Writing (2010) and co-editor of Critical Architecture (2007) "Ultimately this is a valuable book for those interested in pursuing alternatives to traditional architecture, those searching for ideas about how to make positive change when other means are not available, and for those gauging the state of architecture today." - Archidose "The book presents, from an easy and open approach, different ways of understanding the new ways of doing architecture. In all cases it is evident that the spatial production does not imply exclusively to architects and development possibilities are endless. An optimistic crisis for architecture." - Arquilecturas "'A timely study that raises vital issues for the future'. Such were the words recently used by the Royal Institute of British Architects in announcing its decision to award the 2011 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research to Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture, the book edited by Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffield, and Jeremy Till of the University of Westminster... Amid the rhetoric that often surrounds these events, the succinct description does indeed do justice to the work compiled by the three academics and the intellectual platform supporting it. A reflective analysis of the various ways of contributing to change in the built environment outside the canonical plots of professional practice, Spatial Agency tackles some of the central tenets of architecture as a discipline, asking whether these in fact maintain currency for both the profession and the built environment." - Paolo Tombesi, Construction Management and Economics, September 2012224186 x 242 x 22mm | 639.56g21 Jul 2011Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish202 colour illustrations041557193682,2154.28US$49.52US$49.95Tatjana Schneider (Lecturer, University of Sheffield) and Jeremy Till (Dean, University of Westminster and author of the award winning book Architecture Depends) collaborated before on their book Flexible Housing (which won the 2007 RIBA President's Award for Research). This time they are joined by Nishat Awan (Researcher).PaperbackROUTLEDGE
412018-01-11 14:00:39Architecture Depends9780262518789Jeremy TillPolemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.Architecture depends -- on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans -- at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy. Architects, however, tend to deny this, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. With Architecture Depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Mixing anecdote, design, social theory, and personal experience, Till's writing is always accessible, moving freely between high and low registers, much like his suggestions for architecture itself.Till's book is about the world he knows and how one conveys ideas behind architecture. It is a superbly written, frequently fascinating set of arguments that will support architects who wish to use the messy stuff of life for their own advantage. -- Tim Abrahams * Blueprint * Thought-provoking and important... Architecture Depends raises the question of the relationship of architecture and life to a new level. -- Anni Vartola * Arkkitehti (Finland) * The book performs a wonderful contextualizing function, making architectural intervention, from idea to event, depend on the wide range of human habits and spheres of influence that we normally sum up as 'the world'. -- Lucas Freeman * Scapegoat * Architecture Depends is an attempt to save the profession from itself and a manifesto for an architecture that acknowledges its relationship with the world and its duty to others...This is a brave, enjoyable, affirming and important book and I actually felt sad to have finished it. -- Flora Samuel * Times Higher Education (Book of the Week) * Boldly and elegantly, Architecture Depends asserts that architecture is absolutely dependent upon the 'contingent', difficult and perverse factors that architects have long tried to ignore in an effort to be pure, self-important and professional...What Till's book achieves is to set out with great clarity the territory in which the debate around future action must take place. -- Robert Mull * Architects' Journal *272144.78 x 218.44 x 20.32mm | 430.91g08 Feb 2013MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish23 b&w illus.026251878396,4674.15US$18.78Jeremy Till is Dean of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster and a partner at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Their projects include the pioneering 9 Stock Orchard Street (The Strawbale House and Quilted Office), winner of multiple awards. He represented Britain at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.PaperbackMIT Press
422018-01-11 14:00:45The Passivhaus Designer's Manual9780415522694Christina J. HopfePassivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus provides a robust 'fabric first' approach from which to make the next step. The Passivhaus Designers Manual is the most comprehensive technical guide available to those wishing to design and build Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings. As a technical reference for architects, engineers and construction professionals The Passivhaus Designers Manual provides: * State of the art guidance for anyone designing or working on a Passivhaus project; * In depth information on building services, including high performance ventilation systems and ultra-low energy heating and cooling systems; * Holistic design guidance encompassing: daylight design, ecological materials, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and economics; * Practical advice on procurement methods, project management and quality assurance; * Renewable energy systems suitable for Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings; * Practical case studies from the UK, USA, and Germany amongst others; * Detailed worked examples to show you how it's done and what to look out for; * Expert advice from 20 world renowned Passivhaus designers, architects, building physicists and engineers. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full colour illustrations, and presented by two highly experienced specialists, this is your one-stop shop for comprehensive practical information on Passivhaus and Zero Energy buildings.About the Book. Contributor Biographies. Foreword by Amory Lovins. Preface Christina J. Hopfe and Robert S. McLeod 1. Introduction: Climate Change and the Built Environment Robert S. McLeod and Christina J. Hopfe 2. Thermal Comfort Louise Wille and Darren Woolf 3. Building Envelope: Construction Types and Window Design Niall Crosson, Christina J. Hopfe and Robert S. McLeod 4. Lighting and Daylighting Myriam Aries and Jan Wienold 5. Heat and Moisture Assessment Florian Antretter et al. 6. Heat and Hot Water Generation for Domestic Buildings Marek Miara 7. Heating and Cooling of Non-Residential Buildings Doreen Kalz 8. Ventilation Concepts: Planning and Implementation Michael Swainson 9. Renewable Energy Technologies Andrew Peel 10. Site Management and Quality Assurance John Morehead 11. PH Economics Nick Newman and Richard Whidborne 12. Passivhaus Refurbishment (EnerPHit) - a case study Ludwig Rongen Bibliography Index'The Passivhaus Designer's Manual is an excellent guide to the many facets of Passivhaus design. And it will become the reference book of choice for many Passivhaus Designers.' - Elrond Burrell 'There's a mystique around the whole idea of Passivhaus, and there really shouldn't be. As this amazing manual so powerfully reveals, it's a simple, elegant set of design principles, in which lies the promise of a truly sustainable built environment for everyone, anywhere in the world.' - Jonathon Porritt, Founder and Director, Forum for the Future, UK 'Much more than a design guide for Passivhaus, this manual provides an excellent holistic view of good, low energy and sustainable design practice with contributions from a range of international experts. Principles, theory, and practice are clearly explained without recourse to detailed mathematical analysis making this guide accessible to a wide range of professionals; an impressive level of detail and scope.' - Michael Holmes, consultant to Arup and principal author of CIBSE Guide A (Section 5 -Thermal Design), UK 'The Passivhaus Designer's Manual perfectly illustrates that energy doesn't have to be associated with something dirty or negative. It can be innovative, techy, clean, some would even say sexy. There is great room for creativity when it comes to energy efficiency, and this book is the proof of that.' - Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union, Belgium 'A very useful reference which adds to the knowledge and understanding of the Passivhaus standard as a potential solution to the need to reduce energy consumption.' - Andrew McFarlane, Building Engineer346189 x 246 x 20.32mm | 929g09 Dec 2015Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish146 colour illustrations, 27 colour tables041552269290,9834.33US$56.85US$56.95Christina J. Hopfe is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sustainable Building Design at Loughborough University. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of CIBSE. She has a Dipl-Ing in Civil Engineering from TU Darmstadt, Germany, and a PhD in Building Performance Simulation from TU/e, the Netherlands. Robert S. McLeod is an Associate of the Building Research Establishment and a freelance building performance consultant. He is one of the UK's leading Passivhaus designers and experts in low carbon design. He has a PhD in Building Physics from Cardiff University and is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of IMeche.Paperback
432018-01-11 14:00:55High Line9780374532994Joshua DavidHow two New Yorkers led the transformation of a derelict elevated railway into a grand--and beloved--open space The High Line, a new park atop an ele-vated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. The story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space. Joshua David and Robert Hammond met in 1999 at a community board meeting to consider the fate of the High Line. Built in the 1930s, it carried freight trains to the West Side when the area was defined by factories and warehouses. But when trains were replaced by truck transport, the High Line became obsolete. By century's end it was a rusty, forbidding ruin. Plants grew between the tracks, giving it a wild and striking beauty. David and Hammond loved the ruin and saw in it an opportunity to create a new way to experience their city. Over ten years, they did so. In this candid and inspiring book-- lavishly illustrated--they tell how they relied on skill, luck, and good timing: a crucial court ruling, an inspiring design contest, the enthusiasm of Mayor Bloomberg, the concern for urban planning issues following 9/11. Now the High Line--a half-mile expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vistas--runs through a transformed West Side and reminds us that extraordinary things are possible when creative people work together for the common good."This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, The New York Times"This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --Travel + Leisure"A fascinating first-person tale." --The New York Observer"The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour"If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik"There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning. "Sam Roberts, The New York Times" This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark. "Travel + Leisure" A fascinating first-person tale. "The New York Observer" The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park. "Paul Goldberger" This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement. "Robert A. Caro" This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes. "Anna Wintour" If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger. "Edmund White" The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life. "Adam Gopnik" There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off. "Kurt Andersen"" "This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, "The New York Times""This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --"Travel + Leisure""A fascinating first-person tale." --"The New York Observer""The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour "If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik "There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen "The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vi339160 x 240 x 30mm | 821g11 Oct 2011Farrar, Straus & Giroux IncNew York, United StatesEnglishMaps; Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white0374532990128,0283.96US$32.27Joshua David and Robert Hammond cofounded Friends of the High Line in 1999. David has written for Gourmet, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other magazines. Hammond was awarded a Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2009. In 2010 they were awarded the Jane Jacobs Medal for their work on the High Line.Paperback
442018-01-11 14:01:06Mongrel Rapture9780987228161Mark RaggattMongrel Rapture is the first major monograph on Ashton Raggatt McDougall, one of the most significant architectural practices in Australia. ARM's architecture draws from a diverse territory of inspiration, including Michelangelo and Robert Venturi, computer programming and biblical verse. It has been celebrated--and occasionally execrated--by critics and the public alike, yet, despite the work's capacity to polarise, the practice has produced some of Australia's most significant buildings. These include the National Museum of Australia, Canberra (2001), Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Theatre Company Southbank Theatre (2008), Perth Arena (2012) and the Barak Building at Swanston Square (2015), which puts the portrait of Wurundjeri Elder William Barak at the northern tip of Melbourne's civic axis. Mongrel Rapture is a book of many parts, including an extensive selection of architectural drawings, a rich photographic portfolio of key projects, and invited contributions from writers, critics and architects from around the world.It also includes a substantial body of texts on the practice itself, most importantly through a series of compelling texts by ARM directors Ian McDougall and Howard Raggatt. These are revealing and, at times, confronting. Independent contributors include Charles Jencks, Mark C Taylor, Leon van Schaik, Harriet Edquist, Conrad Hamann, Vivian Mitsogianni, John Macarthur and Naomi Stead. This exquisite volume, designed by renowned Australian graphic artist Stuart Geddes, is an illuminated manuscript every bit as provocative and puzzling as ARM's buildings. It contains dynamic QR codes that point to a wealth of exclusive digital material beyond the book's pages, including drawings of all of ARM's major public buildings, conceptual animations and audio material. Ranting, funny, and reflective in turn, Mongrel Rapture is many books in one binding. It radically rethinks what an architecture publication can be.1616175.01 x 249.94 x 59.94mm | 1,891.47g15 Aug 2015Uro PublicationsCollingwood, VIC, AustraliaEnglish600 colour, 550 b&w0987228161107,1695US$76.00Hardback
452018-01-11 14:01:10How to Architect9780262516990Doug PattThe basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.The word "architect" is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb--coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. In How to Architect, Patt--an architect and the creator of a series of wildly popular online videos about architecture--presents the basics of architecture in A-Z form, starting with "A is for Asymmetry" (as seen in Chartres Cathedral and Frank Gehry), detouring through "N is for Narrative," and ending with "Z is for Zeal" (a quality that successful architects tend to have, even in fiction--see T he Fountainhead's architect-hero Howard Roark.) How to Architect is a book to guide you on the road to architecture. If you are just starting on that journey or thinking about becoming an architect, it is a place to begin. If you are already an architect and want to remind yourself of what drew you to the profession, it is a book of affirmation. And if you are just curious about what goes into the design and construction of buildings, this book tells you how architects think. Patt introduces each entry with a hand-drawn letter, and accompanies the text with illustrations that illuminate the concept discussed: a fallen Humpty Dumpty illustrates the perils of fragile egos; photographs of an X-Acto knife and other hand tools remind us of architecture's nondigital origins. How to Architect offers encouragement to aspiring architects but also mounts a defense of architecture as a profession--by calling out a defiant verb: architect!144124.46 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 181.44g24 May 2012MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish65 b&w illus.0262516993150,4613.72US$14.92US$16.95Doug Patt is a registered licensed architect in Pennsylvania and has taught architecture at Pennsylvania State University and Northampton Community College. He has a popular Web site and a widely viewed YouTube channel, both also called "How to Architect."PaperbackMIT Press
462018-01-11 14:01:21Design Brooklyn9781617690525Anne HellmanDesign Brooklyn shows us the architecture, interiors and design trends of New York's hottest borough. The book takes us inside restored brownstones, renovated townhouses and private gardens, and shows us the latest in public space design and architecture. With a forward by the Beastie Boys' Mike D and introduction by a Brooklyn historian, the book makes clear why a Brooklyn identity is so trend-setting in today's design world and why the design solutions found here are so distinctive. Illustrated with more than 150 original photos, the book is organized by themes found throughout the borough's private and public spaces: vintage innovation, counterculture, modern concepts, historical renovation, green living and Brooklyn industry. The selections represent a variety of different Brooklyn neighborhoods, each with its own history, architecture, and interior design trends, reflecting the personal styles of the people who live there. From BAM's Richard B Fisher Building, to Fort Greene Park, to Flavor Paper's Boerum Hill building (housing both its industrial space and a private residence), Design Brooklyn will appeal to anyone interested in urban living and design and trend-setting Brooklyn style.256208.28 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,406.13g01 Nov 2013Stewart, Tabori & Chang IncNew York, United StatesEnglish150 colour photographs161769052X153,6373.84US$35.78US$40.01Anne Hellman is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She is the co-author most recently of LogoLounge 7 and of Designers on Design. She is a regular contributor to the LogoLounge.com blog. Michel Arnaud is an acclaimed photographer of interiors and fashion. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Architectural Digest, Oprah, The New York Times and InStyle. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the U.S.Hardback
472018-01-11 14:01:24The Business of Design9781616890186Keith GranetFor thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In his new book, The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business - from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. Inspired by Granet's own course on running a successful design practice as well as his experience guiding over four hundred design firms, The Business of Design is organized into six clear chapters interwoven with stories, the author's own experiences and life lessons. The Business of Design guides the reader through the steps of creating a successful firm, from the initial foundation of a design practice, to financial management, marketing and public relations, human resources, and project management. The last chapter, on product development, explores the growing trend in the design profession to develop products and bring them to the marketplace, allowing designers to share their voice with a larger audience. The Business of Design includes a foreword by M. Arthur Gensler and interviews with individual architects and designers who have made their mark on the profession, including Michael Graves, John Merrill, A. Eugene Kohn, Victoria Hagan, and Richard Meier. These esteemed architects and designers share the benefits of their experience as well as their own take on the business of design. A vibrant and enticing look at the business side of design practice, this graphically beautiful book is neither dry nor intimidating. "Think it's impossible to make a business using your creativity? Think again! Keith Granet shows you how to make your design business a success. This book is a must-read for every designer."-Jonathan Adler "The Business of Design is the essential guide about the design business. It's filled with invaluable information that covers all aspects of this often complicated and challenging business. Keith's straightforward, no-nonsense approach to finding success makes this a must-read for established designers or anyone just starting out. I've made this mandatory reading for everyone at Thom Filicia Incorporated!" - Thom Filicia "Down to earth, common sense advice drawn from good old fashioned experience, Keith Granet gives the industry what it has been waiting for, THE book on just that. Concise, clearly written, this is NO textbook boilerplate. Trust me, you will underline. . . and feel good about what you do know and aspire to all the rest. READ ON. You will be referring to it often." - Charlotte Moss "Architecture may be an art, but it's also a service profession. To become a good architect requires a passionate dedication to the creative design process. To become a successful one means also understanding that it's a business, a unique one perhaps, but still a business. Keith Granet's The Business of Design will help get you there faster, creative talent intact." - Marc Appleton"In an industry perceived more for its beauty than its money-making ability, Granet's book offers the first steps for designers and architects to start, as the title suggests, balancing creativity and profitability... The business advice he imparts could be applicable to any small-business owner." --USA Today208208.28 x 259.08 x 25.4mm | 839.14g24 Aug 2011PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish75 colour illustrations1616890185150,0083.82US$35.86US$40.01Hardback
482018-01-11 14:01:34An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture9781477258002Scott A BernardAn Introduction to Enterprise Architecture is the culmination of several decades of experience that I have gained through work initially as an information technology manager and then as a consultant to executives in the public and private sectors. I wrote this book for three major reasons: (1) to help move business and technology planning from a systems and process-level view to a more strategy-driven enterprise-level view, (2) to promote and explain the emerging profession of EA, and (3) to provide the first textbook on the subject of EA, which is suitable for graduate and undergraduate levels of study. To date, other books on EA have been practitioner books not specifically oriented toward a student who may be learning the subject with little to no previous exposure. Therefore, this book contains references to related academic research and industry best practices, as well as my own observations about potential future practices and the direction of this emerging profession.340152 x 226 x 30mm | 539.77g10 Aug 2012AUTHORHOUSEBloomington IN, United StatesEnglishblack & white illustrations1477258000204,8643.6US$28.13Paperback
492018-01-11 14:01:36Architecture Depends9780262012539Jeremy TillPolemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.Architecture depends -- on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans -- at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy. Architects, however, tend to deny this, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. With Architecture Depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Mixing anecdote, design, social theory, and personal experience, Till's writing is always accessible, moving freely between high and low registers, much like his suggestions for architecture itself.Till's book is about the world he knows and how one conveys ideas behind architecture. It is a superbly written, frequently fascinating set of arguments that will support architects who wish to use the messy stuff of life for their own advantage. -- Tim Abrahams * Blueprint * Thought-provoking and important... Architecture Depends raises the question of the relationship of architecture and life to a new level. -- Anni Vartola * Arkkitehti (Finland) * The book performs a wonderful contextualizing function, making architectural intervention, from idea to event, depend on the wide range of human habits and spheres of influence that we normally sum up as 'the world'. -- Lucas Freeman * Scapegoat * Architecture Depends is an attempt to save the profession from itself and a manifesto for an architecture that acknowledges its relationship with the world and its duty to others...This is a brave, enjoyable, affirming and important book and I actually felt sad to have finished it. -- Flora Samuel * Times Higher Education (Book of the Week) * Boldly and elegantly, Architecture Depends asserts that architecture is absolutely dependent upon the 'contingent', difficult and perverse factors that architects have long tried to ignore in an effort to be pure, self-important and professional...What Till's book achieves is to set out with great clarity the territory in which the debate around future action must take place. -- Robert Mull * Architects' Journal *272156 x 232 x 26mm | 621.42g07 Apr 2010MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish23 b&w illus.0262012537101,9164.15US$40.64Jeremy Till is Dean of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster and a partner at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Their projects include the pioneering 9 Stock Orchard Street (The Strawbale House and Quilted Office), winner of multiple awards. He represented Britain at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.HardbackMIT Press
502018-01-11 14:01:42The Great American House9780847838721Gil Schafer IIIArchitect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscapes to create homes with a feeling of history. Schafer specialises in building new 'old' houses, as well as renovating historic homes.."..a stunning testimony to a life well-lived. His work melds the best of the past, present and future, with each home beautifully thought out, romantic and dreamy. Each of the 256 pages in this tome is an inspiration to build one perfect home in your lifetime." "Papercity.com""These pages document Schafer's love...and illustrate how thoughtful architecture can infuse the spaces in which we live with meaning."" Veranda Magazine""I opened the book, and before I knew it, a few hours had passed. And really, I can't imagine a better way to spend a few hours than to read Gil's engaging text and pore over the big, beautiful photos of his work." "The Peak of Chic""Anyone that has loved a house--or wants to fall in love all over again with their old one should get this book. Better yet-if you don't believe in Love- get the book, Schafer will convince you it can be found at Home." "Littleaugury.com""This is a remarkably good book, ""The Great American House,"" should be on your list." "mrsblandings.blogspot.com"256261.62 x 312.42 x 27.94mm | 2,086.51g28 Nov 2017Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish250 Colour Photographs0847838722143,8624.12US$69.12Award-winning architect and AD 100 member Gil Schafer is consistently recognized as one of the world's experts on contemporary classical architecture. From 1999 to 2006, Schafer served as president and then chairman of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. His work has been featured in many publications, including Elle Decor and the New York Times. Bunny Williams is an acclaimed interior designer and the author of four books, including An Affair with a House.Hardback
512018-01-11 14:01:52Graphic Design for Architects9780415522618Karen LewisGraphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics - to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process - not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects' work. In this way, readers don't have to search through graphic design books to figure out what's relevant to them - this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.Introduction: Architects for Graphic Design Part 1: Presenting Yourself 1. Portfolios 2. Resumes Part 2: Presenting to an Audience 3. Competitions 4. Presentations 5. Books Part 3: Architectural Communication 6. Diagrams 7. Information Graphics 8. Maps Part 4: Communication as Architecture 8. Signage and Wayfinding 9. Super Graphics'By clearly demonstrating, both as an example itself as well as through explaining its procedures, the numerous formats and techniques within architecture's extended field of production and reproduction (Portfolios, RFQs, Proposal Books - the extensive combinations of images, texts, diagrams, and spreadsheets that are, in total, and in various permutations, the architect's mode d'emploi) Graphic Design for Architects is not only a useful subject, but also a required skill, and now a necessary volume for any architect's studio bookshelf.' - John McMorrough, Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA 'Graphic Design for Architects - A Manual for Visual Communication is a comprehensive overview that is compelling for both written content and the wide-ranging use of graphic examples in the book. The combination of interviews together with numerous contributors adds a wealth of experience and knowledge into this work. I'm fairly certain that most readers will learn something from this book as it is filled with examples and alternative approaches. For the non-architect, this book will reveal some the architectural secret-sauce that is commonly seen on project sights - thereby helping the reader to appreciate what the architect was trying to do with his presentation.' - Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine224192 x 242 x 22mm | 657.71g11 Aug 2015Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish10 colour tables, 258 colour illustrations, 133 colour line drawings0415522617210,5664.11US$41.32Karen Lewis is an architect, educator and designer who works at the intersection of information, architecture and landscape. Her design work and research in infrastructural systems, data visualization and graphic techniques have been recognized internationally. Currently Karen Lewis is a tenured professor on the architecture faculty at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, USA.PaperbackROUTLEDGE
522018-01-11 14:01:58Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book9780415501101Duncan CartlidgeThis second edition of the Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focussed coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features include: * the structure of the construction industry * cost forecasting and feasibility studies * measurement and quantification, with NRM2 and SMM7 examples * estimating and bidding * whole life costs * contract selection * final account procedure. This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer's budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above.Preface 1. The Quantity Surveyor and the Construction Industry (The construction industry, The building team, Regulations and Controls, Sustainability, Site Waste Management Plans) 2. Forecasting Costs and Values (RIBA outline Plan of Work 2007, Cost Planning, Approximate Estimating, Elemental Cost Planning, Elemental Cost Control, The Property Market, Taxation, Sources of Finance, Risk Analysis, Whole Life Costs, Value Management) 3. Measurement and Quantification (Methods of Measurement, Measurement Conventions, Specifications) 4. Procurement (Guidelines, Single Stage Selective Tendering, Tender Evaluation, Two Stage Tendering, Design and Build, Package Deals, Management Contracting, Partnering / Alliancing, Prime Contracting, Frameworks, Public Private Partnerships, European Union Procurement) 5. Pricing and Tendering (Subcontractors, Domestic Subcontractors, Nominated/Named Subcontractors, The Nomination Process, Collateral Warranties, Named Subcontractors, Unit Rate and Operational Estimating, Estimating, Managing the Pricing Process, E-tendering, E-Auctions, Reverse Auctions) 6. Contract Procedure (Contract Procedure, Contract Administration, Site Organisation) 7. Final Account (Final Account, Variation Account, Pro-rate Pricing) Useful Links and Contacts. Further Reading. Useful measurement rules and conventions. Index440122 x 184 x 26mm | 399.99g28 Sep 2012Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish2nd Revised edition70 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables0415501105229,6214.14Duncan Cartlidge is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with more than twenty-five years involvement in construction. His experience includes private practice in both the UK and Europe, commercial management for leading European contractors, and managing and delivering graduate and postgraduate programmes in surveying and related topics. He is an Associate Tutor at the College of Estate Management, Reading, and a Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, and sits on the Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group Board of the RICS. www.duncancartlidge.co.ukPaperbackROUTLEDGE
532018-01-11 14:02:02Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work9780750686167Martin BrookEstimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a contract, often defined by complex conditions and documents, as well as to appreciate the technical requirements of the project. Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work explains the job of the estimator through every key stage, from early cost studies to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. This new edition reflects recent developments in the field such as new tendering and procurement methods; the move from basic estimating to cost-planning and the greater emphasis placed on partnering and collaborative working. It also includes changes to pricing, rates, terminology and technology to bring the book completely up-to date. Clearly-written and illustrated with examples, notes and technical documentation the book is ideal for students on construction-related courses needing to understand these essential processes or professionals beginning in industry.Preface. Acknowledgements. List of figures. Abbreviations used in the text. 1. Organisation of the estimating function 2. Procurement paths 3. Forms of contract 4. Tender documentation 5. Estimating methods 6. Contractor selection and decision to tender 7. Project appreciation 8. Enquiries to suppliers and sub-contractors 9. Tender planning and method statements 10. Resource costs ? labour, materials and plant 11. Unit rate pricing 12. Sub-contractors and nominated suppliers 13. Fluctuations 14. Provisional sums and dayworks 15. Project overheads 16. Cashflow forecasts 17. Completing the estimate and final tender review 18. Tender submission and results 19. Action with the successful tender 20. Computer-aided estimating Further reading. Index380188 x 246 x 20mm | 839.14g18 Aug 2008Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglish4th Revised edition1, black & white illustrations0750686162169,1793.5US$44.67US$47.95By Martin Brook, Carillion UK, FCIOB, Chairman of CIOB Procurement Committee, UKPaperbackButterworth-Heinemann Ltd
542018-01-11 14:02:12The Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations9781849198899The Institution of Engineering and TechnologyThe Electrician's Guide to the Building Regulations will ensure domestic installers not only comply with the requirements for electrical safety, but also with other relevant parts, including Fire Safety, Ventilation and Conservation of Energy. Many of the changes in Amendment 3 of BS 7671:2008 (the IET Wiring Regulations) are reflected in this essential guide to the Building Regulations. These include (but are not limited to): * Changes to definitions throughout the Regulations * Changes to earth fault loop impedances for all protective devices * Consumer units (to come into effect January 2016) * Circuit-breakers used as functional switches * Isolation of outdoor lighting * Cables in bathrooms * Outdoor lighting * ELV lighting Ensure that your work meets the new standards and improves your safety and that of homeowners by following the new guidance. Amendment 3 published on 5 January 2015 and comes into effect on 1 July 2015. All new installations from this point must comply with Amendment 3 to BS 7671:2008.* Section 1: Legislation * Section 2: Design, selection and erection of electrical installations * Section 3: Mains position * Section 4: Circuit specifications * Section 5: Kitchens, special installations, special locations, etc. * Section 6: Inspection and testing * Section 7: Safe working * Section 8: Maintenance * Section 9: Three-phase supplies * Section 10: Other Building Regulations * Section 11: Identification of conductors * Section 12: Scottish Building Regulations * Section 13: Welsh Building Regulations * Appendix A: The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification * Appendix B: Electrical installation competent person schemes * Appendix C: Building Regulations: Third Party Certification Schemes - Conditions of Authorisation * Appendix D: Approved Document B: Fire safety, Volume 1 - Dwellinghouses * Appendix E: Safety instructions240148 x 210 x 17.78mm | 476.27g19 Aug 2015Institution of Engineering and TechnologyStevenage, United KingdomEnglish4th Revised edition1849198896261,7105US$37.06US$40.01Spiral bound
552018-01-11 14:02:17Structural Engineering Formulas9780071794282Ilya MikhelsonPRACTICAL, PORTABLE, AND PACKED WITH UP-TO-DATE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FORMULAS Thoroughly revised with more than 300 new formulas, this compact yet comprehensive compilation puts essential data related to the design and analysis of engineering structures at your fingertips. Structural Engineering Formulas, Second Edition covers a wide range of topics, including statics, soils, foundations, retaining structures, pipes, and tunnels, and explains the use and application of each ready-to-use formula. This time-saving reference for civil engineers is also invaluable to students and those studying for licensing exams. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Stress and strain-methods of analysis | Properties of geometric sections | Beams--diagrams and formulas for various loading conditions | Frames--diagrams and formulas for various static loading conditions | Arches--diagrams and formulas for various loading conditions | Trusses--method of joints and method of section analysis | Plates--bending moments for various support and loading conditions | Soils | Foundations | Retaining structures | Pipes and tunnels--bending moments for various static loading conditionsPreface Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Basis of Structural Analysis Chapter 1: Stress and Strain: Methods of Analysis Chapter 2: Properties of Geometric Sections Part II: Statics Chapter 3: Beams Chapter 4: Frames Chapter 5: Arches Chapter 6: Trusses Chapter 7: Plates Part III: Soils and Foundations Chapter 8: Soils Chapter 9: Foundations Part IV: Retaining Structures Chapter 10: Retaining Structures Chapter 11: Retaining Structures Part V: Pipes and Tunnels Chapter 12: Pipes and Tunnels Chapter 13: Pipes and Tunnels (part 2) Appendix272156 x 232 x 22mm | 519.99g06 Dec 2013McGraw-Hill Education - EuropeUnited StatesEnglish2nd edition007179428X208,1364.14US$45.21Ilya Mikhelson had more than 30 years of experience in design, research, and teaching design of bridges, tunnels, subway stations, and buildings. He wrote numerous publications, including Precast Concrete for Underground Construction, Tunnels, and Subways and Building Structures. Tyler G. Hicks, PE, is a consulting engineer and a successful engineering book author. He has worked in plant design and operation in a variety of industries, taught at several engineering schools, and lectured both in the United States and abroad. Mr. Hicks holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York. He is the author of more than 20 books in engineering and related fields, including Civil Engineering Formulas, Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Calculations, and Handbook of Energy Engineering Calculations.HardbackMCGRAW-HILL Professional
562018-01-11 14:02:19Constructed Narratives9783037785171David AdjayeConstructed Narratives brings together essays and several recently completed buildings by David Adjaye, in the United States and elsewhere. In the essays, Adjaye shows how his approach to the design of temporary pavilions and furniture, private houses, and installations at the 2015 Venice Biennale feeds into his designs for public buildings. Other essays discuss his engagement with geography, the urban environment, his approach to materiality, and architectural types. The presented projects include two public libraries and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, all in Washington D.C., a residential mixed-use building in New York, and a hybrid art-retail building in Beirut. Two of Adjaye's current projects are also included.300165 x 240 x 27.94mm | 975.22g25 Jan 2017Lars Müller PublishersBaden, SwitzerlandEnglishAprrox 3503037785179456,345US$39.96US$49.00DAVID ADJAYE (*1966) is a Ghanaian-British architect. In 2009 he was selected to design the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.PETER ALLISON is an architectural writer. He has contributed widely to exhibition catalogs and international publications on architecture, and has edited several publications on David Adjaye.Hardback
572018-01-11 14:02:29The E-Myth Architect9780983500193Michael E Gerber218144 x 220 x 24mm | 439.98g03 Mar 2014Michael E. Gerber CompaniesCarlsbad, Calif, United KingdomEnglishIllustrations, black and white0983500193215,7244.46US$31.58Hardback
582018-01-11 14:02:30Piranesi: The Complete Etchings9783836559409Luigi FicacciArchaeology and imagination: Impossible staircases and startling ruins from Italy s master engraverThe most famous 18th-century copper engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 1778) made his name with etchings of ancient Rome. His startling, chiaroscuro images imbued the city s archaeological ruins with drama and romance and became favorite souvenirs for the Grand Tourists who travelled Italy in pursuit of classical culture and education.Today, Piranesi is renowned not just for shaping the European imagination of Rome but also for his elaborate series of fanciful prisons Carceri d Invenzione, which have influenced generations of creatives since, from the Surrealists to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allen Poe, Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka.Loosely based on contemporary stage sets rather than the actual dingy dungeons of Piranesi s day, these intricate images defy architectural reality to play instead with perspective, lighting, and scale. Staircases exist on two planes simultaneously; vast, vaulted ceilings seem to soar up to the heavens; interior and exterior distinctions collapse. With a low viewpoint and small, fragile figures, the prison scenes become monstrous mega-cities of incarceration, celebrated to this day as masterworks of existentialist drama.About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite!Text in English, French, and German"856147 x 198 x 46mm | 1,315g01 Jun 2016Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish3836559404164,4854.3US$26.59Hardback
592018-01-11 14:02:33Xs - Small Houses Big Time9783037682029Lisa BakerRising rents, the desire for a simpler life, the aim for sustainability, or the wish to posses a relocatable home: These are just a few reasons why the market for small houses has become increasingly popular in recent years. The "Tiny House Movement" lifestyle trend, which began in the Unites States, has spread throughout the entire world driven by the construction and financial crisis. Even though there are many regional variations, all residences of this type share a major feature - on an area of up to 60 square meters (500 square feet) they provide all necessities of life. Nowadays, they are no longer designed by individual solo fighters but also by renowned architects who take on the simple yet challenging task and develop the enthralling room concepts and spatial solutions that are presented in this volume.304241 x 242 x 41mm | 1,530g07 Jan 2016Braun Publishing AGSalenstein, SwitzerlandEnglishMit farbigen Abbildungen3037682027279,8383.5US$42.26US$49.95Hardback
602018-01-11 14:02:45Artificial Love9780262692854Paul ShepheardA vision of architecture that includes sculpture, machines, and technology and encapsulates the history of the human species.According to Paul Shepheard, architecture is the rearranging of the world for human purposes. Sculpture, machines, and landscapes are all architecture-every bit as much as buildings are. In his writings, Shepheard examines old assumptions about architecture and replaces the critical theory of the academic with the active theory of the architect-citizen enamored of the world around him. Artificial Love weaves together three stories about architecture into one. The first, about machines as architecture, leads to speculations about technology and the human condition and to the assertion that machines are the sculptures of today. The second story is about the ways that architecture reflects the tribal and personal desires of those who make it. In the West, ideas of community, multiculturalism, and globalization compete furiously, leaving architecture to exist as it always has, as the past in the present. The third story features individual people experiencing their lives in the context of architecture. Here, Shepheard borrows the rhetorical device of Shakespeare's seven ages of man to propose that each person's life imitates the accumulating history of the human species. Shepheard's version of the history of humans is a technological one, in which machines become sculpture and sculpture becomes architecture. For Shepheard, our machines do not separate us from nature. Rather, our technology is our nature, and we cannot but be in harmony with nature. The change that we have wrought in the world, he says, is a wonderful and powerful thing.Unlike many such books on design, Shepheard's is accessible and entertaining. -- Will Yandik * Architectural Record * Shepheard seamlessly meshes Shakespeare, Greek mythology, the tale of the origins of Islam and stories from his own life. -- Liz Bailey * The Architects' Journal * Shepheard is that very rare thing - an architect who can write, beautifully. -- Tom Dyckhoff * London Times * A book that challenges the reader to reconsider deeply his relationship to the built world. * Azure *310138 x 214 x 20mm | 359.99g08 Jun 2003MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish11 illus.0262692856341,6043.31US$24.96Paul Shepheard is an architect living in London.PaperbackMIT Press
612018-01-11 14:02:53Delirious New York9781885254009Rem KoolhaasSince its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.Delirious New YorkIntroduction Prehistory Coney Island: The Technology of the Fantastic The Double Life of Utopia: The Skyscraper The Frontier in the Sky The Skyscraper Theorists The Lives of a Block: The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Empire State Building Definitive Instability: The Downtown Athletic Club How Perfect Perfection Can Be: The Creation of Rockefeller Center The Talents of Raymond Hood All the Rockefeller Centers Radio City Music Hall: The Fun Never Sets Kremlin on Fifth Avenue 2 Postscripts Europeans: Biuer! Dali and Le Corbusier Conquer New York Postmortem Appendix: A Fictional Conclusion Notes Acknowledgments Credits"Seduces and entices through Koolhaas' witty travelogue and ultimately persuades the reader through the book in just one sitting."320184 x 238 x 20mm | 939.99g11 Aug 2011Monacelli PressNew York, United StatesEnglishReprint200 illustrations, 25 in colour188525400812,1984.26US$34.64US$35.00Rem Koolhaas is the internationally known architect, a founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) in Rotterdam, and author of the critically acclaimed S, M, L, XL.Paperback
622018-01-11 14:02:57Modern Architecture9780500203958Kenneth FramptonThis acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. For this fourth edition, Kenneth Frampton has added a major new chapter that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years, the rise annd rise of the celebrity architect, and the way in which practices worldwide have addressed such issues as sustainability and habitat. The bibliography has also been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever.Introduction; Part I: Cultural Developments and Predisposing Techniques 1750 - 1939; Part II: A Critical History 1836 - 1967; Part III: Critical Assessment and Extension into the Present 1925 - 2007.A useful and wide-ranging work of superior architectural scholarship, this ambitious publication contains many chapters that stand on their own as perceptive essays; it is marked throughout by a consistently mature critical intelligence.424149.86 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 879.96g30 Sep 2007Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish4th edition050020395431,1373.99US$27.48US$28.95Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, New York.Paperback
642018-01-11 14:03:02Modern Architecture Since 19009780714833569William J. R. CurtisSince its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value. For the third edition, the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanded coverage of recent world architecture. Described by James Ackerman of Harvard University as 'immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence', this book presents a penetrating analysis of the modern tradition and its origins, tracing the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms across the world and throughout the century.Part 1 The formative strands of Modern architecture: the idea of a Modern architecture in the 19th century; industrialization and the city - the skyscraper as type and symbol; the search for new forms and the problem of ornament; rationalism, the engineering tradition, and reinforced concrete; arts and crafts ideals in Britain and the USA; responses to mechanization - the Deutscher Werkbund and futurism; the architectural system of Frank Lloyd Wright; national romanticism and classical transformations; cubism and new conceptions of space. Part 2 The crystallization of Modern architecture between the wars: Le Corbusier's quest for ideal form; Walter Gropius, German expressionism, and the Bauhaus; architecture and revolution in Russia; skyscraper and suburb - the USA between the wars; the ideal community - alternatives to the industrial city; the international style, the individual talent, and the myth of functionalism; the image and idea of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye at Poissy; the continuity of older traditions; nature and the machine - Mies van der Rohe, Wright and Le Corbusier in the 1930s; totalitarian critiques of the Modern movement; the spread of modern architecture to Britain and Finland; universal models, national inflections and regional accents. Part 3 Transformation and dissemination after 1940: modern architecture in the USA - immigration and consolidation; form and meaning in the late works of Le Corbusier; the Unite d'Habitation at Marseilles as a collective housing prototype; Alvar Aalto and Scandinavian developments; disjunctions and continuities in the Europe of the 1950s; the process of absorption - Latin America, Australia, Japan; Louis I. Kahn and the challenge of monumentality; architecture and anti-architecture in Britain; crises and critiques in the 1960s; modernity and tradition in the Third World; architectural types and urban fragments - new directions in the 1970s. Part 4 Changing ideals in the late 20th century: modern architecture and the historical sense; world cultures and local identities; traditions of the modern; towards architecture, beyond style.'the book is excellent value.' Architects' Journal 'as close to a definitive guide to the architecture of our century as we yet have.' Sunday Times 'A book of this length and depth is an unimaginable achievement...' Building Design 'comprehensive, up-to-date and very readable.' Sunday Telegraph 'This should be a standard volume in all architecture collections.' Library Journal '... the clearest and most authentic survey to appear in English. ... Essential reading, indeed breath-taking reading' Architecture New Zealand736148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 2,086.51g27 Jun 1996Phaidon Press LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish3rd Revised edition310 colour, 367 b&w illustrations, bibliography, notes, index071483356889,4334.07US$55.47William Curtis has won worldwide acclaim for his architectural writing. His books include Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms and Denys Lasdun, both published by Phaidon.Paperback
652018-01-11 14:03:07The LEGO Architect9781593276133Tom AphinTravel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You'll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!Preface A Brief History of Architecture Chapter 1: Neoclassical Chapter 2: Prairie Chapter 3: Art Deco Chapter 4: Modernism Chapter 5: Brutalism Chapter 6: Postmodern Chapter 7: High-Tech Chapter 8: Builder's Guide Photo Credits Bibliography Index"Stunning...be the Corbusier of LEGO."--Wall Street Journal "As educational as it is fun, The LEGO Architect is full of bite-sized portions of architectural history, beginning with the first use of columns in ancient Egypt, back when they weren't tiny and plastic."--The Huffington Post192230 x 236 x 17.78mm | 884.51g01 Feb 2016No Starch Press,USSan Francisco, United StatesEnglish6th print.komplett in Farbe15932761339,1384.21US$26.60Tom Alphin is a UX Program Manager at Microsoft and a passionate LEGO fan. He maintains a blog about LEGO and other things at tomalphin.comHardback
662018-01-11 14:03:17Case Study Houses9783836510219Elizabeth A.T. SmithThis is the Taschen 25 - Special edition! The Case Study House program (1945-66) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom. The program's chief motivating force was "Arts & Architecture" editor John Entenza, a champion of modernism who had all the right connections to attract some of architecture's greatest talents, such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. Highly experimental, the program generated houses that were designed to re-define the modern home, and thus had a pronounced influence on architecture - American and international - both during the program's existence and even to this day. Taschen brings you a monumental retrospective of the entire program with comprehensive documentation, brilliant photographs from the period and, for the houses still in existence, contemporary photos, as well as extensive floor plans and sketches.440264 x 344 x 46mm | 3,619.65g09 May 2016Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish, French, GermanTaschen 25th anniversary edZahlr., tls. farb. Fotos, Abb. u. Pl.383651021917,2514.29Peter Gossel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN's monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of the Basic Architecture series. Elizabeth A. T. Smith is Chief Curator and Deputy Director for programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Formerly she was curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles where she organized the exhibition "Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses." Smith has taught at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary art and architecture.Hardback
672018-01-11 14:03:27Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large9781885254863Rem Koolhaas"S, M, L, XL" presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a variety of insightful, often poetic writings. The inventive collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau is a graphic overture that weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society. The book's title is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls "the architecture of Bigness." Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay "What Ever Happened to Urbanism?" and other studies of the contemporary city. Running throughout the book is a "dictionary" of an adventurous new Koolhaasian language -- definitions, commentaries, and quotes from hundreds of literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources."A brick of a book ... This book tells a tale, a great contemporary architectural odyssey-the story of how this architect came to think big."1355190 x 238 x 66mm | 2,739.96g01 Oct 2002Monacelli PressNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd edition4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT188525486544,5474.2US$85.85Rem Koolhaas is founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.); the firm's most important projects include the Lille Grand Palais in Lille; the Kunsthal in Rotterdam; Netherlands Dance Theatre in The Hague; Nexus Housing in Fukuoka; the Dutch House in Holland; and Villa dall'Ava in Paris, all of which are included in S,M,L,XL. Koolhaas is author of the seminal Delirious New York and professor in practice of architecture and urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Bruce Mau founded the critically acclaimed firm Bruce Mau Design in 1985. He is the author of Life Style and Massive Change.Hardback
682018-01-11 14:03:31LEGO Architecture the Visual Guide9781409355724Philip WilkinsonIconic buildings re-imagined in LEGO (R) bricksLEGO (R) Architecture: The Visual Guide is a stunning guide to the LEGO Architecture series and to the iconic buildings that inspired it. These amazing LEGO Architecture sets showcase incredible buildings from around the world. From the Empire State Building and the Guggenheim, to Farnsworth House, LEGO (R) Architecture: The Visual Guide reveals amazing exploded images of the LEGO Architecture models, showing every LEGO brick involved in the build. You'll explore the profiles of the LEGO artists and builders who created the LEGO Architecture sets in new amazing levels of detail, getting to know everything about their creative processes and their designing and building techniques. You'll also be taken on an in-depth exploration of the real buildings from around the world on which the LEGO Architecture series is based and learn why the LEGO team chose each inspiring building and how they recreated it in LEGO bricks. LEGO (R) Architecture: The Visual Guide is perfect for architects, designers and architecture enthusiasts of all ages.232275 x 277 x 38mm | 2,161g14 Dec 2015Dorling Kindersley LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglishw. numerous col. figs.140935572127,6784.12US$67.76HardbackDK
692018-01-11 14:03:34Modern Architecture9781847960566Jonathan GlanceyThis visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world is divided into nine clear sections, and each movement in architecture from 1900 to the present day is represented: Arts and Crafts, Classicism, Organic, Modernism, Postmodernism, Robotic, Cities, and Futures. Focusing on one building per page, Jonathan Glancey, former Architecture and Design editor at the "Guardian", discusses over 470 landmark structures from those now regarded as classics of modern architecture such as L'Institut du Monde Arab in Paris and the Sydney Opera House, to recent buildings such as the Swiss Re building in London and the Parliamentary Library in New Delhi. With over 470 superbly reproduced colour and black and white photographs, and every essential building, structure and architect featured, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in modern architecture."Highly readable... Glancey, without doubt one of the finest architectural writers in contemporary Britain, outlines with enviable clarity the theories and realities which have shaped the world we live in today", (Scotland on Sunday) "Always informative, unashamedly partisan and often enjoyably tart", (the Sunday Telegraph) "A fascinating compendium... worldwide in its scope, erudite and well-observed... it is a must for anyone interested in architecture", (Irish Times)"480124.46 x 175.26 x 40.64mm | 899.99g04 Jun 2013Carlton Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish3rd ed.1847960561136,1253.5Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic and writer who was architecture and design editor for the Guardian for 15 years. Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in his field, he is a frequent commentator on radio and television. His previous publications include The Story of Architecture and Carlton's Lost Buildings, The Car and The Train. He lives in Suffolk, England.PaperbackGoodman Books
702018-01-11 14:03:40Project Japan9783836525084Hans Ulrich ObristThis is a new architecture for postwar Japan. Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs...then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and think - although they were very different characters, the architects worked closely together to realize their dreams, staunchly supported by a super-creative bureaucracy and an activist state...after 15 years of incubation, they surprised the world with a new architecture - Metabolism - that proposed a radical makeover of the entire land...Then newspapers, magazines, and TV turned the architects into heroes: thinkers and doers, thoroughly modern men. Through sheer hard work, discipline, and the integration of all forms of creativity, their country, Japan, became a shining example...when the oil crisis initiated the end of the West, the architects of Japan spread out over the world to define the contours of a post-Western aesthetic. Between 2005 and 2011, architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed the surviving members of Metabolism, together with dozens of their mentors, collaborators, rivals, critics, proteges, and families. The result is a vivid documentary of the last avant-garde movement and the last moment that architecture was a public rather than a private affair.684172.72 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 1,315.41g28 Oct 2011Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglishzahlreiche Abbildungen38365250898,2654.44US$48.11US$59.99Rem Koolhaas is a co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, in 1978 he published Delirious New York. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections of contemporary society and architecture. Amongst many international awards and exhibitions he received the Pritzker Prize (2000) and the Praemium Imperiale (2003). Hans Ulrich Obrist (born 1968) is a curator, critic and historian. He is currently Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London. Obrist is the author of The Interview Project, an extensive ongoing project of interviews.Paperback
712018-01-11 14:03:48The Battle for Home9780500343173Marwa Al-SabouniDrawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it. From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social cohesion in Syria's cities, with the lack of shared public spaces intensifying divisions within the community and corrupt officials interfering in town planning for their own gain, actions symptomatic of wider abuses of power. With first-hand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, this compelling and original book explores the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.Absolutely compelling A singular perspective on the ongoing conflict in Syria [that] describes the destruction it has visited on the built environment and the high human toll Syrians have suffered, [and] also considers the more nuanced roles architecture and planning have played amid the chaos." The Battle for Home is Sabouni's elegy to her devastated town, a memoir about survival, and a kind of manifesto, stressing the importance of architecture and urbanism for our understanding of the deeper roots of Syria's conflict and the seeds of civil war. Sabouni contends that Syria's built environment helped create the conditions for a popular uprising-turned-civil war. Her hope is that better, fairer urban development, policy, and architecture can aid eventual reconciliation. The Battle for Home is Sabouni s elegy to her devastated town, a memoir about survival, and a kind of manifesto, stressing the importance of architecture and urbanism for our understanding of the deeper roots of Syria s conflict and the seeds of civil war. Sabouni contends that Syria s built environment helped create the conditions for a popular uprising-turned-civil war. Her hope is that better, fairer urban development, policy, and architecture can aid eventual reconciliation. "184162 x 242 x 23mm | 450g23 May 2016Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish050034317986,2894.13US$20.82US$25.95Hardback
722018-01-11 14:03:55Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture9781856696920Virginia McLeodThis comprehensive reference work contains scale drawings of every type of detailing used in contemporary residential architecture. Each section contains at least 50 drawings drawn to a set range of scales: 1:5, 1:10 or 1:50, with detailed keys explaining construction and material. Each drawing is cross-referenced to other details from the same house. The opening section of the book forms a directory that shows interior and exterior images of the source houses, together with credits, a brief descriptive text and information as to which details from that house are included. The houses in this section are organized by main construction material (wood, concrete, glass etc). The book will be an invaluable reference work for all architects showing the best examples of residential detailing from around the world.Drawn from one hundred of the best recent houses, the details are organized by type of detail, as follows: 1. Doors 2. Windows 3. Staircases 4. Walls (internal) 5. Walls (external) 6. Floors (internal) 7. Floors (external) 8. Ceilings & roofs 9. Kitchens 10. Bathrooms 11. Joinery 12. Landscape352256 x 296 x 34mm | 2,181.77g01 Sep 2010Laurence King PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish1000 illustrations, 200 in colour185669692829,4554.09US$67.01Virginia McLeod has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the editor of The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in contemporary architecture. She is the author of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design and Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design.Hardback
732018-01-11 14:04:01Cabins9783836550260Philip JodidioLife in the woods. Creative cabin architecture. 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-Laurc 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.352248 x 322 x 50mm | 2,839.96g20 Nov 2014Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish, French, GermanMultilingualm. zahlr. farb. Ill. u. Fotos383655026136,2864.38US$69.26US$70.00Hardback
742018-01-11 14:04:05The on Architecture: Books I-X9780486206455VitruviusMarcus Vitruvius Pollio, a Roman architect and engineer flourishing in the first century B.C., was the author of the oldest and most influential work on architecture in existence. For hundreds of years, the specific instructions he gave in his "Ten Books on Architecture" were followed faithfully, and major buildings in all parts of the world reveal the widespread influence of his precepts. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, he was "the chief authority studied by architects, and in every point his precepts were accepted as final. Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and earlier were careful students of the work of Vitruvius." His book is thus one of those rare works that have been supremely important in the creation of the greatest art masterpieces. Vitruvius describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion in architecture; the design of the treasury, prison, senate house, baths, forum, and temples; the construction of the theater: its site, foundations, and acoustics; the proper style and proportion for private dwellings; the differences between the Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian styles; methods of giving durability and beauty to polished finishings; and many other topics that help us understand the methods and beliefs of the Roman architect. It is a direct, authoritative, and detailed introduction to the ancients' methods of construction, the materials of the architect, and the prevailing aesthetic beliefs of the times; but it is also a work of art. Vitruvius wrote in such a fascinating manner, and digressed from his subject so often (as, for instance, when he wrote about the winds, Archimedes in his bath, and why authors should receive awards and honors at least as often as athletes), that his book has had a continuing appeal to the general reader for many centuries. Besides being an instructive treatise on nearly everything connected with Roman and Greek architecture, it is an entertaining description of some aspects of the life and beliefs of the times. This edition is the standard English translation, prepared over a period of several years by Professor M. H. Morgan of Harvard University.331134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 385.55g01 Jun 1960Dover Publications Inc.New York, United StatesEnglishIllustrations, unspecified048620645989,0003.99US$16.47Paperback
752018-01-11 14:04:11Aegean Art and Architecture9780192842084Donald PreziosiThe amazing discovery of the 'first European civilization' in Crete, Greece and the Aegean islands during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was beyond what anyone had imagined. Beginning with the Neolithic period, before 3000 BCE, and ending at the close of the Bronze Age and the transition to the Iron Age of Hellenic Greece (c.1000 BCE), this is the first comprehensive introduction to the visual arts and architecture of this extraordinary era. This book introduces the reader to the historical and social contexts within which the arts - pottery, gold, silver, and ivory objects, gravestone reliefs, frescoes, and architecture - of the Aegean area developed. It examines the functions they served, and the ways in which they can be read as evidence for the interactions of many different peoples and societies in the eastern Mediterranean. It also provides an up-to-date critical historiography of the field in its relationship to the growth of ancient art history, archaeology, and museology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, giving a contemporary audience a clear appreciation of what has been at stake in the uncovering and reconstruction of this ancient society.1. Introduction: Aegean Art and Architecture ; The environment; Discovering the Aegean World; Art and art history; Objectives; Organization. ; 2. The Neolithic Period and the Prepalatial Early Bronze Age ; Settlements; Burial practices. ; 3. The First Palace Period ; Middle Bronze Age palaces and villas; The vernacular tradition in Greece and Crete; Ritual practices; Summary. ; 4. The Second Palace Period ; Public art, private art, and the palatial architectural style; The Second Palaces: Knossos, Phaistos, Gournia, and Kato Zakro; Minoan villas: function and design; The terminology and typology of Minoan palatial buildings; The Minoan and Mycenaean spheres of influence; Religious practices; Burial practices. ; 5. Mycenaean Domination and the Minoan Tradition ; The Mycenaean palace at Pylos; The Mycenaean palace at Knossos; Haghia Triadha and Kommos; The continuation of Minoan building techniques in the Third Palace Period; Burial practices; The Mycenaean shrine at Phylakopi; The circuit walls at Mycenae and Tiryns. ; 6. Conclusion: Disruptions, (Dis)Continuities, and the Bronze Age ; The eastward migration of Aegean traditions; The international style; Cyprus, Palestine, and the Peoples of the Sea; Tradition and transformation; What goes around comes around: Daedalus returns to Crete. ; Notes; List of Illustrations; Bibliographic Essay; Timeline; IndexThis powerful account of 2,000 years of Aegean culture is a must for pilgrims and sun-worshippers * The Observer, 24.10.99 * a compact and attractive introduction to the subject * John Bennet, THES, 9/6/00 *272165.1 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 635.03g24 Feb 2000Oxford University PressOxford, United KingdomEnglishnumerous colour plates, halftones, and line illustrations019284208079,4943.84US$22.50US$23.50Donald Preziosi is Professor of Art History, UCLA, where he developed and directs the art history critical theory programme, as well as the UCLA museum studies programme. Dr Louise Hitchcock is a Research Associate of the Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. She received the prestigious Edward A. Dickson Fellowship on several occasions prior to completing her Ph.D., and was a Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies, Athens.Paperback
762018-01-11 14:04:17Lost Buildings9781847960917Jonathan GlanceyHave you ever wished that you could have seen King Solomon's mighty Temple in Jerusalem or climbed to the top of the legendary Tower of Babel? What must it have been like to have paraded up and down the great glass galleries of the Crystal Palace in London in 1851? Why is the Euston Arch, demolished in 1961, still missed? What would buildings described in much loved books have been like if these had existed outside their author's imaginations? Imagine walking through the labyrinthine corridors of Mervyn Peake's mythical Gothic fortress Gormenghast, or visiting Toad Hall. And what of the current trend for reconstructing buildings which were destroyed in wartime or for political reasons? Lost Buildings is an invitation to visit buildings long vanished or those demolished within living history, some by dim politicians, others by war or "acts of God", that we would pay good money and travel a long way to see, if only they existed, today. It looks, too, at buildings from literature, myth and children's stories, and some lost opportunities - fantastic, ambitious designs that were never built.There are countless buildings that remain vivid in the collective memory, whether they were once real or were only ever imagined. Lost Buildings brings these together for the reader's curiosity and delight.256236 x 286 x 30mm | 1,388g10 Sep 2015Carlton Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish184796091X100,935US$24.75US$33.88Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic and writer who was the architecture and design editor of the Guardian,a position held from 1997 to 2012. He previousy held the same position at The Independent. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. His previous publications include Carlton's Modern Architecture, The Car and The Train, and Spitfire (Atlantic).HardbackGoodman Books
772018-01-11 14:04:29Container Atlas9783899552867H. SlawikThis book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture - a contemporary architectural phenomenon. It features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.256252 x 308 x 28mm | 1,759.93g03 Sep 2010Die Gestalten VerlagBerlin, GermanyEnglish2. Aufl.many Illustrations (chiefly col.), plans389955286535,1974.42US$62.95US$78.01Hardback
782018-01-11 14:04:32A World History of Architecture9781780671116Michael FazioUpdated 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.CHAPTER 1 THE BEGINNINGS OF ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 2 THE GREEK WORLD - - CHAPTER 3 THE ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA - - CHAPTER 4 THE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF CHINA AND JAPAN - - CHAPTER 5 THE ROMAN WORLD - - CHAPTER 6 EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 7 ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 8 EARLY MEDIEVAL AND ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 9 GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE - CHAPTER 10 INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURE IN THE AMERICAS AND AFRICA - - CHAPTER 11 RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 12 BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 13 NEO-CLASSICISM, ROMANTICISM, AND THE ROCOCO - - CHAPTER 14 ECLECTICISM, INDUSTRIALIZATION, AND NEWNESS - - CHAPTER 15 THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND MODERNISM - - CHAPTER 16 MODERNISMS IN THE MID- AND LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND - -624218 x 290 x 42mm | 2,621.75g01 Feb 2013Laurence King PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish3rd Revised edition596 illustrations, 369 in colour178067111379,3094.2US$82.22Michael Fazio is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Mississippi State University. His most recent book is titled The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe (2006). The late Marian Moffett taught architectural history at the University of Tennessee and was co-author of A History of Western Architecture (1989) with Lawrence Wodehouse. Lawrence Wodehouse, also deceased, taught architectural history at the University of Dundee and various American universities. His many books included British Architects 1840 to 1976 (1978) and White of McKim, Mead, and White (1988).Paperback
792018-01-11 14:04:36Modern Architecture9780192842268Alan ColquhounThis new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.1. Art Nouveau 1890-1910 ; 2. Organicism versus Classicism: Chicago 1890-1910 ; 3. Culture and Industry: Germany 1907-14 ; 4. 'The Urn and the Chamberpot': Adolf Loos 1900-30 ; 5. Expressionism and Futurism ; 6. The Avant-Gardes in Holland and Russia ; 7. Return to Order: Le Corbusier and Modern Architecture in France 1920-35 ; 8. Weimar Germany: the Dialectic of the Modern 1920-33 ; 9. From Rationalism to Revisionism: Architecture in Italy 1920-65 ; 10. Neoclassicism, Organicism and the Welfare State: Architecture in Scandinavia 1910-65 ; 11. From Le Corbusier to Megastructures: Urban Visions 1930-65 ; 12. Pax Americana: Architecture in America 1945-65 ; Notes ; Timeline ; Further Reading ; List of Illustrations ; IndexThe elegance of Colquhoun's writing, reinforced witha full apparatus of notes and bibliography and supported by well-chosen illustrations, makes the book something of a bargain. * Building Design *288170.18 x 246.38 x 20.32mm | 385.55g18 Jul 2002Oxford University PressOxford, United KingdomEnglishnumerous colour; halftones; and line drawings019284226951,6703.74US$18.58US$27.94Alan Colquhoun was born in 1921, and studied architecture in Edinburgh and London. He was in partnership with J. H. Miller from 1961 until 1988. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture at Princeton University. His other publications include 'Essays in Architecture: Modern Architecture and Historical Change' and 'Modernity and the Classical Tradition: Architectural Essays 1980-1987'.Paperback
802018-01-11 14:04:45Neutra, Complete Works9783836512442Barbara LamprechtOriginally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape being particularly suited to his cool, sleek modern style. Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. His ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture. For the first time, all of Richard Neutra's works (nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings) are gathered together in one volume, illustrated by over 1000 photographs, including those of Julius Shulman and other prominent photographers."It's worth its weight in wood.... This is a truly beautiful book." - LA Weekly, Los Angeles"464281.94 x 342.9 x 48.26mm | 3,900.87g01 Apr 2017Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish, French, GermanTachen 25 - special edIllustrations (some col.), col. maps, ports.383651244038,6364.45US$76.09Barbara Lamprecht writes on and teaches architectural history, concentrating on Modernism, and practices architecture, specializing in sustainability and small spaces. She contributes to Dwell, The Architectural Review, Architecture, Architectural Record and Fine Homebuilding. She is also the author of TASCHEN's Neutra: Complete Works. Peter Gossel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN's monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of the Basic Architecture Series.Hardback
812018-01-11 14:04:50Elements9788831720199Rem KoolhaasArchitecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements -- some that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were (re)invented yesterday. The fact that these elements change independently of each other, according to different cycles and economies, and for different reasons, turns each building into a complex collage of the archaic and the current, the site-specific and the standard, mechanical smoothness and the spontaneous. Only by looking at the elements under a wide lens can we recognize thecultural preferences, forgotten symbolism, technological advances, mutations triggered by intensifying global exchange, climatic adaptions, political calculations, regulatory requirements, new digital regimes, and, somewhere in the mix -- the ideas of the architect that constitute the practice of architecture today. A collection of these essential elements into 15 books in a package launched at the 2014 Venice Biennale that allows us to look through a microscope at the real fundamentals of our buildings and see again the essential design techniques used by any architect, anywhere, anytime.2336152 x 204 x 138mm | 2,699.99g17 Jun 2016MARSILIOMilan, ItalyEnglishcolour and black and white illustrations88317201988,2494.75US$120.03US$190.00Rem Koolhaas, winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Biennale Architettura 2010, and the Pritzker Prize in 2000, founded OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Recently completed OMA buildings led by Koolhaas include the new headquarters for China Central Television in Beijing, a new headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London, the Wyly Theatre, Dallas, and Milstein Hall, an extension to Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.Paperback
822018-01-11 14:04:55Bauhaus9783836560146Magdalena DrosteFounded in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus school developed a revolutionary approach that fused fine art with craftsmanship and engineering in everything from architecture to furniture, typography, and even theater. Originally headed by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus counted among its members artists and architects such as Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Marcel Breuer. In 1930, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe took over as the leader, but soon after, in 1933, the Nazi government shut down the school. During its fourteen years of existence, Bauhaus managed to change the faces of art, architecture, and industrial design forever and is still hugely influential today.96210 x 260 x 12.7mm | 544.31g01 Sep 2015Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish383656014317,2043.33US$16.51Hardback
832018-01-11 14:05:04A Global History of Architecture9780470402573Mark M. JarzombekThe award-winning First Edition of A Global History of Architecture was a publishing event that forever changed the way architectural history is viewed and studied. This Second Edition surpasses the first with a lavish new design, illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs in full color, and even more maps and diagrams detailing global interconnections. The signature drawings of Francis D.K. Ching are more informative than ever, updated with scale, annotation, and function added where needed. This revision is sure to remain the most relevant book on the topic.Preface. Early Cultures. Ritual Centers. 3500 BCE. Beginnings of China's Civilization. Niuheliang Ritual Center. Mesopotamia. Khirokitia. Grain and Metal. Catal Huyuk. Early Indus Settlements. Eridu and Uruk. Pre- and Early-Dynastic Egypt. European Developments. 2500 BCE. The Indus Ghaggar-Hakra Civilization. Mohenjo-Daro. Early Empires of Mesopotamia. Ziggurat at Ur. Margiana. Domestic Architecture. Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Pyramids at Giza. Valley Temple of Khafre. Architecture and Food. Stonehenge. Megalithic Temples of Malta. First Civilizations of the Americas. Caral. El Paraiso. 1500 BCE. Shang Dynasty China. The Minoans and Knossos. Egypt: The New Kingdom. Karnak. Abu Simbel. Egyptian Columns. Egyptian Design Methods. Hittite Empire. Hattusas. Mycenaean Civilization. Treasury of Atreus. Ugarit and Mari. Poverty Point. Civilization of the High Andes. Salinas de Chao. 800 BCE. Olmecs. San Lorenzo. La Venta. Chavin de Huantar. Zhou Dynasty China. The Ritual Complex. The Aryan Invasion and Varanasi. The Iron Age. The Etruscans. Etruscan Religion. Etruscan Temples. Greece: The Geometric Period. Emergence of the Greek Temple Form. Temple of Poseidon. Saba/Sa'abia. Temple of Solomon. Kingdom of Kush. Neo-Assyrian Empire. Babylon. 400 BCE. Achaemenid Dynasty. Pasargadae. Greece and the Mediterranean. The Greek Temple. Greek Architecture and Language. Telesterion at Eleusis. Delphi. Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Ionic Order. The Parthenon. Erectheum. Athenian Propylaea. The Hellenistic Age. Delos. Priene. Pergamon. Sanctuary of Athena at Lindos. Ptolemies. Temple of Horus. Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Mauryan Dynasty. Asokan Pillars. Barabar Hills Caves. Late Olmec Centers. The Early Mayas. China: The Warring States Period. Xianyang Palace. Tomb of Zeng Hou Yi. The Founding of Rome. Pompeii. Temple of Fortuna at Praeneste. The Roman Urban Villa. Republican Tombs. Tholoi Tombs. Bribacte. Augustan Rome. Forum of Augustus. Vitruvius. Corinthian Capitals. Post-Augustan Rome. Northern Palace at Masada. Palace of Domitian. The Colosseum. Imperial Rome. Rock-Cut Tombs. Petra. Development of Mahayana Buddhism. Sanchi Complex. Abhayagiri Vihara. Junnar Caves. Caitya Hall at Kondivte. Taxila: The Gandharan Cosmopolis. Qin Dynasty China. Tomb of the First Emperor. Great Wall of China. Shaft Tombs of Teuchitlan. Nakbe. El Mirador. 200 CE. Roman Empire. The Roman Theater. The Pantheon. Hadrian's Villa. Roman Vertical Surface. Roman Baths. Diocletian's Palace. Baalbek. The Parthian Empire. Aksum. Amaravati Stupa. Caitya Hall at Karli. Kushan. Takht-i-Bahi. Anuradhapura. Han Dynasty China. Han Tombs. Mingtang-Biyong Ritual Complex. Moche and Nazca Civilizations. North Amazon Societies. Nazca Lines. Teotihuacan. Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Ohio's Hopewell Mounds. 400 CE. The Sassanian Empire. Zoroastrian Fire Temples. Ajanta Caves. Establishment of Chinese and Central Asian Buddhism. Yungang Caves. Mogao Caves. Mahabodhi Temple. Sigiriya. Hindu Renaissance. The Pyu, Mon, and Funan. Oc Eo. Mithraism. Emergence of Christianity. Martyria. St. Peter's in Rome. First Baptisteries. Post-Constantinian Age. Alahan Monastery. Tomb of King Theodoric. Zapotecs of Oaxaca. Monte Alban. Kofun Period: Japan. 600 CE. Tikal. Tiwanaku. Age of Justinian. St. Vitale, Ravenna. Hagia Sophia. Byzantine Capitals. Armenian Architecture. St. Hripsime. Vishnu Deogarh and Elephanta. Durga Temple and the Five Rathas. Shore Temple at Mamallapuram. Southeast Asia. My Son. Sui and T'ang Dynasties. Daming Palace. Songyue Temple Ta (Pagoda). Nara Period: Japan. Buddhism's Arrival in Korea and Japan. Horyu-ji. 800 CE. Chang'an. Nanchan and Foguang Monasteries. Korean Buddhism. Rise of Islam. Dome of the Rock. Umayyad Mosque. Baghdad. Great Mosque of Samarra. Great Mosque of Cordoba. Rajasimhesvara and Virupaksha Temples. Kailasnath at Ellora. Mahaviharas at Nalanda and Somapura. Indonesia at a Crossroads. Borobudur. Candi Prambanam. Samye, Tibet. Hindu Kingdoms of Cambodia. Bakong. Ghana. Byzantine Empire. Theotokos Tou Libos. Europe and the Carolingians. Plan of St. Gall. The Palatine Chapel. Mayan City-States. Copan. Quirigua. Guayabo. 1000 CE. Mayan Uxmal. Cahokia. Serpent Mound. Pueblo Bonito. Rise of the Rajput Kingdoms. Sun Temple at Modhera. Chandellas. Khandariya Mahadeva Temple. Tantrism. Vastu-Shastras. Orissa and Lingaraja Temple. Jains. Jain Temples at Mt. Abu. Cholamandalam. Rajarajeshwara Temple (Dakshinameru). Polonnaruwa. Song Dynasty China. Sage Mother Hall. Iron Pagoda. Mu-Ta. Dulesi Monastery. Pure Land Buddhism. Byzantine Revival. Kievan Russia. Armenia. Sanahin Complex. Ottonian Germany. Speyer Cathedral. The Normans. Durham Cathedral. Canterbury Cathedral. Cefalu Cathedral. Pilgrimage Churches. Dover Castle. Tuscany. Cathedral of Pisa. Baptistery of Parma. Seljuk Turks. Sultan Han. First Madrasas. Great Mosque of Isfahan. The Fatimids. Muqarnas. Mosque at Qayrawan. Almoravid Dynasty. Medieval Scandinavia. 1200 CE. Vrah Vishnulok (Angkor Wat). Angkor Tom and Preah Khan. Kingdom of Pagan. Sanju-sangen-do. Itsukushima Shrine. Southern Song Dynasty. Yingzhao Fashi. The Mongolian Empire. Yuan Dynasty China. Delhi. Tughlaqabad. Quwwat-ul-Islam. Tomb of Ghias-ud-Din Tughlaq. Qutb Minar. Sun Temple at Konarak. Hoysalas. Vadakkunnathan Temple. Africa. The Mamluk Sultanate. Rock-Cut Churches of Lalibela. The Great Zimbabwe. Mosques of Mali. Europe: The High Middle Ages. Fontenay Abbey. Cathedral Design. Amiens Cathedral. Notre-Dame of Reims. Mendicant Orders. Castel del Monte. Exeter Cathedral. Italian Town Halls. Siena. Republic of Novgorod. Nasrid Sultanate. Toltec Empire. Chichen Itza. 1400 CE. End of the Steppe Invasions. Ming Dynasty China. The Forbidden City. Mount Wudang. Temple of Heaven. Joseon Dynasty, Korea. Muromachi Japan. Kinkakuji. Ginkakuji. Ottoman Empire. Beyazit Medical Complex. Topkapi Palace. Timurid Dynasty. Deccan Sultanates. Friday Mosque of Gulbarga. Pandua. Jami Masjid of Ahmedabad. Chittor Fort. Ayutthaya. The Republic of Venice. Mamluk Sultanate. Mausoleum Complex of Sultan Qaitbay. Cathedral of Florence. Florentine Loggias. Italian Renaissance. San Lorenzo. Rucellai Palace. Pienza. Sant'Andrea at Mantua. Villa Medici. Miracle Churches. Santa Maria della Consolazione. St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Belvedere. The French Chateaux. The Americas. The Hopis. New England Societies. Tenochtitlan. The Incas. Machu Picchu. 1600 CE. Tokugawa Shogunate. Nikko Toshogu. Nijo-jo. Katsura Rikyu (Katsura Imperial Villa). Ryoanji. Ming Tombs. Potala Palace. Voyages of Zheng He. The Mughals. Humanyun's Tomb. Fatehpur Sikri. Buland Darwaza. Diwan-i-Khas. Rauza-I-Munavvara (Taj Mahal). Vijayanagara. Bijapur. Palace of Thanjavur. Isfahan. Suleymaniye Complex. The Dogon of Mali. Italian High Renaissance. Campidoglio. Il Redentore (Church of the Savior). Palladian Villas. Villa Rotonda. Spanish Conquest of America. Atrios. Santo Domingo. Il Gesu. El Escorial. Uffizi Gallery. Villa Farnese. St. Peter's Basilica. Baroque Italy. Sant'Andrea al Quirinale. St. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. St. Peter's Square. San Filippo Neri. Place Royale. Kremlin's New Churches. Church of the Ascension. Amsterdam. Amsterdam Town Hall. Elizabethan England. Hardwick Hall. Banqueting House. 1700 CE. Colonialism. Colonial Forts. Haciendas. Brazilian Haciendas. Italian Masserie. Coffeehouses. French Culture of Empire. Hotels. Place Vendome. East Facade of the Louvre. Chateau de Versailles. Hotel des Invalides. Basilica of the Invalides. L'Observatoire de Paris. England: House of Stuart. St. Paul s Cathedral. Blenheim Palace. St. Mary Woolnoth. Spread of the Baroque. Facade of Santiago de Compostela. St. Petersburg. Bavarian Baroque. Neresheim. Sans Souci. Georgian Architecture. Chiswick House. King's Chapel, Boston. Stowe Gardens. Nurosmaniye Mosque. Qing Dynasty China. Yuanmingyuan. Qingyi Garden. Edo, Kyoto's Odoi, and Shimabara. Joseon Dynasty, Korea. Mallas of Nepal. Nayaks of Madurai. Constantia. 1800 CE. Japan: Edo Period. Kanamaru-za. Emperor Qianlong. Chengde. European Architecture: An Introduction. Neoclassicism. Robert Adam. Syon House. Piranesi and Romanticism. Strawberry Hill. Marc-Antoine Laugier. St. Genevieve. Le Petit Trianon. Salt Works of Chaux. The French Revolution. Bibliotheque Nationale. Napoleonic Cemeteries. Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand. Bank of England. Neoclassicism in the United States. Washington, DC. Royal Pavilion. Romantic Nationalism. Altes Museum. Jaipur and the End of the Mughal Empire. Darbar Sahib. Dakhma. Colonial Calcutta: The Esplanade. Writers' Building. St. John's Church. Government House. Metcalfe Hall. Khorezm. Wat Pra Kaew. The Industrial Revolution. Lowell, Massachusetts. Albert Dock. Panoptic Prisons. Workhouses. The Shakers. August Welby Pugin. Greek Revival. Tennessee State Capitol. Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Architectural Preservation. Bibliotheque St. Genevieve. Synagogues. John Ruskin. 1900 CE. Victorian England. The Reform Club. The Athenaeum. Public Sector Architecture. London Law Courts. Railroad Stations. National Museums. World Fairs. The Passage. Victorian Domestic Architecture. Central Park. Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Paris and Georges-Eugene Haussmann. Colonial Bombay. The Chettinad Mansions. Henry Hobson Richardson. Al-Rifa i Mosque. Arts and Crafts Movement. William Morris and William R. Lethaby. Indo-Saracenic Style. Shingle Style. Arts and Crafts in California. The Bungalow. Campus Architecture in the United States. Art Nouveau. Maison Tassel. City Beautiful Movement. Rise of Professionalism. European Ports. Garden City Movement. Changing Global Economy. Skyscrapers. Wrigley Building. Casa Batllo. Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin East. Walter Burley Griffin. Colonial Africa. International Beaux-Arts. Kyoto National Museum. Myongdong Cathedral. Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Company Building. 25b, rue Franklin. Adolf Loos. The Factory Aesthetic. Deutsche Werkbund. Concrete. Garnisonskirche. Expressionism. Czech Cubists. New Delhi. Gunnar Asplund. Hollyhock House. Dutch Kampung. De Stijl Movement. Friedrichstrasse Office Building. Russian Constructivism. Tatlin's Tower. Soviet Pavilion. The Bauhaus. Le Corbusier. Villa Savoye. Lovell House. 1950 CE. Modernism. Weissenhof Siedlung. Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Pavilion Suisse. Barcelona Pavilion. Buckminster Fuller. Palace of the Soviets. Mombasa. Rockefeller Center. Czechoslovakia. Ankara. Israeli Modernism. Japanese Pavilion. Villa Mairea. Usonian Houses. Fallingwater. Brazilian Modernism. Italian Fascist Architecture. Casa del Fascio. German Fascist Architecture. Saynatsalo Town Hall. Illinois Institute of Technology Library Building. Farnsworth House. Eames House. Yale University Art Gallery. Brasilia. Chandigarh. Secretariat and High Court. Assembly Building. Ahmedabad. Chapel at Ronchamp. Guggenheim Museum. Touba. Ekistics. Architecture of Prestige. Sydney Opera House. Eero Saarinen. Caribbean Modernism. Seagram Building. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Uruguayan Modernism. National Schools of Art, Havana. Salk Institute. Sher-e-Banglanagar. Metabolism. Brutalism. Archigram. Alternative Architecture. Post-Corbusier India. University of Ibadan. Postmodernism. Postmodern Museums. The Preservation Movement. The Postmodern, Non-Western World. Magney House. Globalization Takes Command. Afterword. Glossary. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.864218.44 x 276.86 x 43.18mm | 2,494.75g26 Jan 2011John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish2nd ed.047040257175,1994.28Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley. Mark Jarzombek is Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at MIT, as well as author of several books. Vikramaditya Prakash is Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and the author of several academic publications.HardbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
842018-01-11 14:05:10Jutaku: Japanese Houses9780714869629Naomi PollockQuirky, surprising and entertaining - with more than 400 houses, Jutaku is architecture at the speed of Japan.Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan's contemporary culture is constantly in flux. In stark contrast to the centuries old imperial architecture of Kyoto, recent Japanese architectural practices have ushered in an era of continuous experimentation.With 500 houses, one house per page, one image per house, Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, "quick hit" shock to the system that shines a Harajuku-bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture.Featuring the work of many of Japan's most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming and completely unknown young architects, Jutaku is organized geographically taking readers on a bullet train journey across Japan's architectural landscape. Essential reading for architects, designers and fans of contemporary Japanese culture."Another winner from Phaidon... A must for those interested in architecture and design." -selectism.com "This lively survey of over 400 wild and whimsical houses... Shows the depth of talent and spirited adventurousness in Japanese architecture today." -Architectural Record "Jutaku may be the conventional Japanese word meaning house, but the new generation of homes being built there are anything but conventional. Preconceptions of what a house should look like have been discarded in favour of designs which challenge our ideas. This eclectic assembly of the weird and wonderful will provide plenty of thought for those contemplating building a home that is really out of the ordinary." -Self Build and Design "The collection exposes continual experimentation from Japan's renowned architects supplemented with works from up-and-coming talents." -Metropolis "There's a surfeit of unorthodox, wildly creative Japanese houses out there, and 400 of them are packed into Jutaku: Japanese Houses, a new tome from Phaidon." -Fastcodesign.com "[A collection] of domiciles [that] eschew conventional forms for daring contortions and feats of structural engineering." -Dwell "an array of weird and wonderful houses in all shapes and sizes." -Blueprint "Illustrates an era of continuous experimentation... Homes the likes of which would not be found elsewhere." -ADF (Architects Datafile) "Showcasing the best, strangest and most daring of contemporary Japanese architecture with full-color images, [this] is a hardcover tome that will surprise and inspire readers to think outside the 'duplex'." -Coolhunting "The Japanese have a distinctive approach to building houses... A penchant for surprisingly angled walls, clever use of windows plus an ability to build successful living spaces on extremely small plots of land. ...Enjoy these houses while they last, because they will be replaced by new, no doubt equally eccentric and elegant, designs before too long." -Creative Review "Japanese contemporary residential architecture is beautifully explored... Full of remarkable buildings." -Sphere "Jutaku gems that the put the boring old A-frame to shame." -The Guardian "Japan surprises us again and again... Eye-catching mini-houses spring up like mushrooms... Hardly a noteworthy house of the last fifteen years is missing, and almost all of Japan's renowned architects are represented." -Details (Germany) "Phaidon's irresistible book." -Architizer "Jutaku: Japanese Houses is essential reading for architects, designers and fans of contemporary Japanese culture." -Midwest Book Review "A seemingly endless procession of remarkable facades... There are myriad lessons that architects could learn from these houses... It is impossible not to be thrilled by their invention and sheer originality." -Financial Times512124 x 184 x 44mm | 816.47g12 Oct 2015Phaidon Press LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish071486962727,5773.77US$24.75US$24.95Naomi Pollock is an American architect who lives in Tokyo where she writes about design in Japan. Her work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Pacific, including A+U, Dwell, Jutakutokushu, Wallpaper* and Architectural Record for whom she is the Special International Correspondent. In addition, she is the author of Modern Japanese House and Hitoshi Abe (both published by Phaidon Press), Made in Japan: 100 New Products, as well as the co-author of New Architecture in Japan.Hardback
852018-01-11 14:05:19The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning9780486253329Le CorbusierIn this 1929 classic, the great architect Le Corbusier turned from the design of houses to the planning of cities, surveying urban problems and venturing bold new solutions. The book shocked and thrilled a world already deep in the throes of the modern age. Today it is revered as a work that, quite literally, helped shape our world. Le Corbusier articulates concepts and ideas he would put to work in his city planning schemes for Algiers, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Geneva, Stockholm and Antwerp, as well as schemes for a variety of structures from a museum in Tokyo to the United Nations buildings. The influence it exerted on a new generation of architects is now legendary.301154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g01 Apr 1987Dover Publications Inc.New York, United StatesEnglish8th ed.048625332570,4753.92US$22.17Paperback
862018-01-11 14:05:20The Classical Language of Architecture9780500201770John Summerson144148 x 208 x 12mm | 280g01 Jun 1980Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglishEnlarged edition050020177372,5603.95Paperback
872018-01-11 14:05:24Wonderful Houses Around the World9780936070346Yoshio KomatsuA picture is worth a thousand words; the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children. There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu. He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand-built homes. Photos from Mongolia, China, Indonesia, India, Romania, Tunisia, Spain, Togo, Senegal, and Bolivia. Each structure is beautifully photographed, and then colorfully rendered in pen and wash, with many descriptive captions explaining the everyday life of children and families in these homes.48187.96 x 248.92 x 15.24mm | 113.4g01 Dec 2004Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.Bolinas, United StatesEnglish093607034X59,2264.43US$11.32US$12.96Paperback
882018-01-11 14:05:34Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern9780764334610Dolly Faibyshev178 stunning color and b/w photos present mid-century modern architecture clustered, perhaps in its highest concentration, in Palm Springs, California. The desert environment and Hollywood stars inspired architects of the day to creative heights, including Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, William Krisel, Albert Frey, William F. Cody, and Richard Neutra. See the Frey House II, Kaufmann House, "House of Tomorrow," and many more. Distinctive architectural features include carports, stone and perforated walls, chalet entrances, extra large driveways, walls of glass, indoor/outdoor spaces, deep overhangs and peaked, butterfly, and L-shaped roofs. For all who are passionate about architecture, this book will be a treasure.112218.44 x 281.94 x 17.78mm | 839.14g20 Jul 2010Schiffer Publishing LtdAtglen, United StatesEnglish178 photos076433461183,5214.11US$30.15Dolly Faibyshev is a photographer who explores themes of suburbia, isolation, and the conquest of the American Dream.Hardback
892018-01-11 14:05:46The Complete Zaha Hadid9780500342893Aaron BetskyZaha Hadid is the leading architect in the world, and is the first female recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize (2004). This is the complete monograph of Hadid's works, from her early, unbuilt projects and ideas from her student years to her very latest projects around the world, including the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan, USA. The book also includes her furniture, product and exhibition designs.Essential for anyone interested in this world-renowned architect.288216 x 240 x 30.48mm | 1,440g14 Jun 2016Thames & Hudson LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglishRevised editionw. 600 col. ill.050034289X98,7294Hardback
902018-01-11 14:05:56Handcrafted Modern9780847834181Leslie WilliamsonAn intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson's photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius's historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey's floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick's completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn--these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.Introduction Wharton Esherick George Nakashima Harry Bertoia Russel Wright Jens Risom Eva Zeisel Vladimir Kagan Irving Harper Walter Gropius Jerome & Evelyn Ackerman Charles & Ray Eames J.B. Blunk John Kapel ALbert Frey"Handcrafted Modern gives a fascinating glimpse into the homes that significant architects and designers - Harry Bertoia, Eva Zeisel, and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few - built for themselves" C"A revealing photo essay" Elle Decor "Every now and then, a book arrives which is not just a handsome presentation of information, but also a completely satisfying aesthetic object. This is the case with Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson. Her photographs inside designers' (mostly) midcentury modernist homes capture something of the inhabitant and his or her pattern of living. But they reveal something more--something of the life of the designer of the space." Architects Newspaper "Bottom line--This book is simply superb! ...this is a must have for any design enthusiast, especially anyone who appreciates the handcrafted... this publication will not disappoint" Design Therapy blog ""Handcrafted Modern" gives a fascinating glimpse into the homes that significant architects and designers - Harry Bertoia, Eva Zeisel, and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few - built for themselves" "C""A revealing photo essay" "Elle Decor ""Every now and then, a book arrives which is not just a handsome presentation of information, but also a completely satisfying aesthetic object. This is the case with "Handcrafted Modern" by Leslie Williamson. Her photographs inside designers' (mostly) midcentury modernist homes capture something of the inhabitant and his or her pattern of living. But they reveal something more--something of the life of the designer of the space." "Architects Newspaper ""Bottom line--This book is simply superb! ...this is a must have for any design enthusiast, especially anyone who appreciates the handcrafted... this publication will not disappoint" Design Therapy blog ""Handcrafted Modern" (Rizzoli, $45) gives a fascinating glimpse into the homes that significant architects and designers - Harry Bertoia, Eva Zeisel, and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few - built for themselves" "C""A revealing photo essay" "Elle Decor""Every now and then, a book arrives which is not just a handsome presentation of information, but also a completely satisfying aesthetic object. This is the case with "Handcrafted Modern" by Leslie Williamson. Her photographs inside designers' (mostly) midcentury modernist homes capture something of the inhabitant and his or her pattern of living. But they reveal something more--something of the life of the designer of the space." "Architects Newspaper""Bottom line--This book is simply superb! ...this is a must have for any design enthusiast, especially anyone who appreciates the handcrafted... this publication will not disappoint" Design Therapy blog224208 x 262 x 30mm | 1,292.73g13 Oct 2011Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish084783418274,2134.33US$43.49US$45.01Leslie Williamson is a photographer based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Dwell, Surface, and Travel + Leisure magazines.Hardback
912018-01-11 14:05:59The Hare with Amber Eyes9780312569372Edmund de WaalA New York Times Bestseller An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.A family memoir written with a grace and modesty that almost belie the sweep of its contents: Proust, Rilke, Japanese art, the rue de Monceau, Vienna during the Second World War. The most enchanting history lesson imaginable. "The New Yorker" An extraordinary history...A wondrous book, as lustrous and exquisitely crafted as the netsuke at its heart. "The Christian Science Monitor" A lovely, gripping book. "The Wall Street Journal" Enthralling . . . [de Waal's] essayistic exploration of his family's past pointedly avoids any sentimentality . . . "The Hare with Amber Eyes "belongs on the same shelf with Vladimir Nabokov's "Speak, Memory." "Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World" This is a book Sebald would have loved. "The Irish Times" At one level [Edmund de Waal] writes in vivid detail of how the fortunes were used to establish the Ephrussis' lavish lives and high positions in Paris and Vienna society. And, as Jews, of their vulnerability: the Paris family shaken by turn-of-the century anti-Semitism surging out of the Dreyfus affair; the Vienna branch utterly destroyed in Hitler's 1937 Anschluss . . . At a deeper level, though, "Hare" is about something more, just as Marcel Proust's masterpiece was about something more than the trappings of high society. As with "Remembrance of Things Past," it uses the grandeur to light up interior matters: aspirations, passions, their passing; all in a duel, and a duet, of elegy and irony. "Richard Eder, The Boston Globe" Absorbing . . . In this book about people who defined themselves by the objects they owned, de Waal demonstrates that human stories are more powerful than even the greatest works of art. "Adam Kirsch, The New Republic" Delicately constructed and wonderfully nuanced . . . There are many family memoirs whose stories are as enticing as Edmund de Waal's. There are few, though, whose raw material has been crafted into quite such an engrossing and exquisitely written book as "The Hare with Amber Eyes" . . . One of the great triumphs of "The Hare with Amber Eyes" . . . is not just the assiduous way in which de Waal interrogates his raw evidence--scattered articles and newspaper cuttings, old paintings, forgotten buildings--but the way he summons up different eras so evocatively . . . [De Waal] is, too, as you would expect of a potter, wonderfully tactile in his investigations, interrogating the physical feel of the Ephrussis' different buildings, touching surfaces, assessing materials. This sensuality transmits itself also to his prose, which is beautiful to read--lithe and precise, crisp and delicate. The result is a memoir of the very first rank, one full of grace, economy, and extraordinary emotion. "Andrew Holgate, The Barnes & Noble Review" Remarkable . . . To be handed a story as durable and exquisitely crafted as this is a rare pleasure . . . Like the netsuke themselves, this book is impossible to put down. You have in your hands a masterpiece. "Frances Wilson, The Sunday Times (London)" From a hard and vast archival mass of journals, memoirs, newspaper clippings and art-history books, Mr. de Waal has fashioned, stroke by minuscule stroke, a book as fresh with detail as if it had been written from life, and as full of beauty and whimsy as a netsuke from the hands of a master carver. Buy two copies of his book; keep one and give the other to your closest bookish friend. "The Economist" What a treat of a book! It projects an iridescent mirage that once was real, a pageant of exquisite fragility, an aesthetic passion somehow surviving the brutalities of history. Mr. de Waal's nostalgia is tart, tactile, marvelously nuanced. "Frederic Morton, author of A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888/1889 and The Rothschilds: Portrait of a Dynasty" A self-questioning, witty, sharply perceptive book . . . "The Hare with Amber Eyes "is rich in epiphanic moments . . . By writing objects into his family story [de Waal] has achieved something remarkable. "Tanya Harrod, The Times Literary Supplement" A beautiful and unusual book . . . [A] unique memoir of [de Waal's] family . . . De Waal has a mystical ability to so inhabit the long-gone moment as to seem to suspend inexorable history, personal and impersonal . . . A work that succeeds in several known genres: as family memoir, travel literature (de Waal's Japan is the nearest thing to being there, and over decades), essays on migration and exile, on cultural misperceptions, and on de Waal's attempt to define his relationship with his own kaolin creations. His book is also a new genre, unnamed and maybe unnameable. "Veronica Horwell, The Guardian" Part family memoir, part Proustian confession, subtle, spare and elegant. "Hilary Spurling, The Independent" A marvelously absorbing synthesis of art history, detective story and memoir . . . A nimble history of one of the richest European families at the turn of the century . . . Remarkable. "Kirkus Reviews""354137.16 x 205.74 x 27.94mm | 204.12g02 Aug 2011St Martin's PressNew York, United StatesEnglishReprintHalftones, black and white031256937811,6283.85US$15.48US$16.99Edmund de Waal's porcelain has been displayed in many museum collections around the world, and he has recently made an installation for the dome of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was apprenticed as a potter, studied in Japan, and studied English at Cambridge. He is Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster and lives in London with his family.Paperback
942018-01-11 14:06:03Towards a New Architecture9780486250236Le CorbusierFor the Swiss-born architect and city planner Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887 1965), architecture constituted a noble art, an exalted calling in which the architect combined plastic invention, intellectual speculation, and higher mathematics to go beyond mere utilitarian needs, beyond "style," to achieve a pure creation of the spirit which established "emotional relationships by means of raw materials." The first major exposition of his ideas appeared in Vers une Architecture (1923), a compilation of articles originally written by Le Corbusier for his own avant-garde magazine, L'Esprit Nouveau. The present volume is an unabridged English translation of the 13th French edition of that historic manifesto, in which Le Corbusier expounded his technical and aesthetic theories, views on industry, economics, relation of form to function, the "mass-production spirit," and much else. A principal prophet of the "modern" movement in architecture, and a near-legendary figure of the "International School," he designed some of the twentieth century's most memorable buildings: Chapel at Ronchamp; Swiss dormitory at the Cite Universitaire, Paris; Unite d'Habitation, Marseilles; and many more. Le Corbusier brought great passion and intelligence to these essays, which present his ideas in a concise, pithy style, studded with epigrammatic, often provocative, observations: "American engineers overwhelm with their calculations our expiring architecture." "Architecture is stifled by custom. It is the only profession in which progress is not considered necessary." "A cathedral is not very beautiful . . ." and "Rome is the damnation of the half-educated. To send architectural students to Rome is to cripple them for life." Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of his own works and other structures he considered important, Towards a New Architecture is indispensable reading for architects, city planners, and cultural historians but will intrigue anyone fascinated by the wide-ranging ideas, unvarnished opinions, and innovative theories of one of this century's master builders. "289157.48 x 236.22 x 17.78mm | 272.15g01 Feb 1985Dover Publications Inc.New York, United StatesEnglishIllustrations, unspecified048625023710,7923.93US$16.75US$16.95Paperback
952018-01-11 14:06:05Daily Rituals9780307273604Mason CurreyFranz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, "time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers." Kafka is one of 161 inspired--and inspiring--minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his "male configurations." . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced "every pleasure imaginable." Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to "clear the brain"). Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, magically inspiring.278132.08 x 187.96 x 25.4mm | 294.83g23 Apr 2013Knopf Publishing GroupUnited StatesEnglishIllustrations, black and white030727360195,1033.65US$22.58US$24.95Mason Currey was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Currey's writing has appeared in Slate, Metropolis, and Print. He lives in Brooklyn.Hardback
962018-01-11 14:06:15The Hare With Amber Eyes9780701187163Edmund de WaalThe definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de Waal from his family archive 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to post-war Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century."You have in your hands a masterpiece" -- Frances Wilson * Sunday Times * "The book not only of the year, but of the decade... A quite enchanting book, to be kept and reread by as many generations as it describes" -- Michael Howard * TLS * "Elegant. Modest. Tragic. Homeric." -- Stephen Frears * Guardian, Books of the Year * "The most brilliant book I've read for years... A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human" -- Bettany Hughes * Daily Telegraph Books of the Year * "A complex and beautiful book" -- Diana Athill * Literary Review *432164 x 226 x 38mm | 1,020.58g17 Nov 2011Vintage PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglishIllustrated edition120 full colour illustrations070118716624,0943.85US$37.48US$54.25Edmund de Waal is one of the world's leading ceramic artists, and his porcelain is held in many major museum collections. His bestselling memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes won the Costa Biography Award and the RSL Ondaatje Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize, the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, the PEN/Ackerley Prize and the Southbank Sky Arts Award for Literature. It was longlisted for the Orwell Prize and BBC Samuel Johnson Prize. Edmund was named New Writer of the Year at the 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards. www.edmunddewaal.comHardbackCHATTO & WINDUS
972018-01-11 14:06:24Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture9780870702822Vincent ScullyFirst published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document of architectural literature. A "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture," Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical comparisons and illuminate the author's ideas on creating and experiencing architecture. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture was the winner of the Classic Book Award at the AIA's Seventh Annual International Architecture Book Awards.144213.36 x 276.86 x 10.16mm | 566.99g02 Jul 2002MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition087070282326,6154.03US$22.51US$24.95Paperback
982018-01-11 14:06:25Peter Zumthor9783858817235Peter ZumthorPeter Zumthor, Pritzker laureate 2009, unarguably ranks among the most important contemporary architects. He is revered worldwide for the stringency of his architectural concepts, the clarity of his designs, his sensitiveness for location and context, and for his conscious and careful use of materials. He is celebrated for the pure and atmospheric spaces he has created, such as Kunsthaus Bregenz (Bregenz, Austria), Therme Vals (Vals, Switzerland), Kolumba Art Museum (Cologne, Germany), or in 2011 the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, Hortus Conclusus. Yet his lesser known residential buildings in Switzerland or the Field Chapel for Brother Klaus (near Mechernich, Germany) have also won great acclaim from architectural critics. Zumthor is much admired by students and teachers of architecture alike also for his philosophical approach to the task of building and for his writings on architectural thought. The new five-volume set is the first comprehensive monograph on Zumthor's work in more than fifteen years. Around 40 of his buildings and unrealised projects are presented in detail with brief descriptive texts by Zumthor himself, with photographs, sketches, drawings and plans. A complete list of works 1975-2013 rounds out the book. Photographs are contributed by Helene Binet, Hans Danuser and others.800312.42 x 370.84 x 147.32mm | 7,098.68g15 May 2014Scheidegger und Spiess AG, VerlagZurich, SwitzerlandEnglish1st ed.350 Colour, 150 B&W, 200 Plans385881723638,2584.72US$213.85US$250.01Thomas Durisch, born 1963 in Minneapolis, graduated as an architect from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) in 1990. He has been working at Peter Zumthor's studio from 1990-94 and runs his own practice in Zurich since 1995. He was curator of the exhibition Peter Zumthor: Bauten und Projekte 1986 2007 at Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2007. Peter Zumthor, born 1943 in Basel (Switzerland), trained as a cabinet maker and was educated as designer and architect at the College of Applied Arts in Basel and the Pratt Institute in New York. He runs his own architectural studio in Haldenstein (Switzerland) since 1979. He is also been lecturing at the Academy of Architecture of the Universita della Svizzera italiana in Mendrisio (Switzerland) and various universities and colleges in Europe and the US. Zumthor has also been awarded many prizes for his work, including the highest honours in international architecture: the Praemium Imperiale (Japan, 2008), the Pritzker Prize (USA, 2009), and the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal (UK, 2012).Hardback
992018-01-11 14:06:30The Louvre: All the Paintings9781579128869Anja GrebeAn historic publishing event! Endorsed by the Louvre and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular museum is available in one stunning book. All 3,022 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre are presented in full color in this striking, slipcased book. Comes with an enclosed, supportive DVD-ROM.The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. For the first time ever, The Louvre: All the Paintings collects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume.Organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum- the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School- the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artist's date of birth.Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarede on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's impact on the history of art, and more.All 3,022 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, the date of the work, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the painting, the Louvre catalog number, and the room in the Louvre in which the painting is found.The DVD-ROM is easily browsable by artist, date, school, art historical genre, or location in the Louvre. This last feature allows readers to tour the Louvre and its contents room by room, as if they were actually walking through the building.DVD-ROM System Requirements: DVD-ROM runs on a PC (Windows 2000/XP or later) and MAC (OSX 10.4.8 or later) running the following browser software Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.6 and above; or Safari 5.0 and above.The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters.--USA Today This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections.--Bookpage With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers.--Library Journal Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf.--NJ Star-Ledger Can't get to Paris? Walk through the Louvre's epic collection with your fingertips. The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters. "USA Today"" This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections. "Bookpage"" With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers. "Library Journal"" Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf. "NJ Star-Ledger"" Can't get to Paris? Walk through the Louvre's epic collection with your fingertips.784307.34 x 381 x 99.06mm | 4,399.82g19 Jan 2012Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers IncNew York, United StatesEnglishannotated edcolour illustrations157912886655,7754.48US$81.88Anja Grebe (Author) Anja Grebe teaches art history at the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg/Germany. She is taking part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern art history. Grebe is the author of The Louvre: All the Paintings and The Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.Erich Lessing (Author) Erich Lessing has been documenting the culture and fine arts of Europe and the Near East for more than fifty years. He is arguably today's leading independent photographer of the arts in the Western World. He created the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive which is an extensive image library featuring over 40,000 high resolution images from over 500 museums and private collections throughout the world, including a thorough coverage of such institutions as: The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Uffizi in Florence, the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, the Prado in Madrid, and many more. Having worked as a photographer all over the world for more than six decades, he has published more than 40 books with his art photography. He lives in Vienna and travels regularly to Paris and other art capitals of the world.Hardback
1002018-01-11 14:06:37Barefoot Architect9780936070421Johan Van LengenA former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a "greener" approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, includingdesign (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started."704139.7 x 213.36 x 50.8mm | 975.22g28 Oct 2007Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.Bolinas, United StatesEnglishIllustrations, maps093607042079,8314.35US$23.16Paperback
1012018-01-11 14:06:46This Building Likes Me: The Work of John Wardle Architects9780500500774John Wardle ArchitectsThis Building Likes Me offers an engaging account of the recent work of one of Australia's most significant architectural practices, John Wardle Architects (JWA). The practice is fascinated by those who experience their buildings and spaces - by those who live or work in them, or simply walk past. These are the people the buildings like! This monograph captures the practice's commitment to people, cities and places; the collaborations with makers, builders and artists and the continual; and their continual inventive exploration of scale, site, landscape and narratives of memory.440237 x 300 x 44mm | 1,580g01 Aug 2016Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty LtdFisherman's Bend, AustraliaEnglish050050077059,1674US$50.25US$67.76Hardback
1022018-01-11 14:06:52The Tailored Interior9781743790298Greg NataleMulti award-winning interior designer Greg Natale is renowned for doing things differently - his is a bold, fresh and modern Antipodean style that brings the best of classic interiors into the 21st Century. His bold signature style juxtaposes clean lines with repeating geometric patterns, unadorned walls with highly embellished feature pieces, empty space with vivid splashes of color. At once contemporary, restrained, sophisticated and playful, Greg's spectacular interiors integrate architecture, design and decoration to create visually breathtaking masterpieces. In this stunning, photographic collection, Greg guides us through finding the perfect hook, building a concept from the ground up, layering different elements for cohesion, embracing empty space, using colour and pattern to add the magical finishing touches, and giving an interior space that elusive je ne sais quoi."A compendium of Natale's bold yet buttoned-up projects and the checklists and tips he uses to create them, The Tailored Interioroffers an inside look at the designer's enigmatic design process."-ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST "A must have for designers, design-loving homeowners and casual enthusiasts alike."-FrankiDurbin.com "A beautifully curated book that is both guide as well as visual inspiration. This beautiful manual filled with over 200 vibrant photographs of 18 of Natale's projects will delight the most accomplished designer as well the novice who may be intimidated by the whole process of designing a home."-THE ENTERTAINING HOUSE BLOG "Natale, one of Australia's top designers, embraces a vivid expression of personal style. From classic to contemporary, he captures the balance and comfort that make for extraordinary homes."-AT HOME IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY "[The Tailored Interior] is all about ways to transform spaces into bold rushes of color and pattern while maintaining the comfort of the space. . . Greg gives a step-by-step guide and expert advice for crafting sophisticated living rooms, bathrooms, entryways, dining spaces, kitchens and more as he showcases 18 impeccable homes that he's given his master touch. . . This book is a must have for any design lover's library if only for the eye-catching and thought-provoking visuals, thick pages, and the beauty it presents as it sits on your coffee table."-CALIFORNIA HOME + DESIGN"256250 x 302 x 30.48mm | 1,800g15 Sep 2015HARDIE GRANT BOOKSSouth Yarra, AustraliaEnglishfull colour photography174379029569,0853US$41.13US$54.99Since 2001, interior designer Greg Natale has been pioneering the integration of design and decoration; focusing on residential, retail and commercial design. With his bold signature style, Greg Natale has been feted as one of Australia's top designers. His work has won numerous awards, including Interior Designer of the Year (2011) and Best Residential Interior (2013) at the Belle/Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Greg Natale's work has been featured in local and international magazines - including Wallpaper, Vogue Living, Time, Harper's Bazaar and Elle - and his interiors have been published in a host of design books. He is also soon to be published in Architectural Digest in Russia, Elle Decor in Germany and Home Journal Magazine in Hong Kong so continues to have a strong profile internationally.Hardback
1032018-01-11 14:06:59BIG. Hot to Cold. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation9783836557399Bjarke IngelsAfter the global success of Yes Is More, one of the best-selling architecture books of its generation, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group presents Hot to Cold, an odyssey of architectural adaptation. The book coincides with the Hot to Cold Show at the National Building Museum in Washington DC and presents 60 case Studies in harsh climate conditions in order to examine where and how we live on our planet. As we travel from one end of the spectrum to its opposite we will see that the more harsh the climate gets, the more intense its impact on the architecture. The central challenge is to mitigate the climatic extremes for hospitable human life, while finding solutions that can be both economically and environmentally profitable. Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live. Our cities and buildings aren't givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have gotten to date. They are the best efforts of our ancestors and fellow planetizens, and if they have shortcomings, it is up to us to continue that effort, pick up where they left off. Hot to Cold stays true to BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group's grand mission to find a pragmatic utopia, shaping not only a particular structural entity, but the kind of world we wish to inhabit.712166 x 250 x 42mm | 1,959.97g30 Mar 2015Taschen GmbHCologne, GermanyEnglish383655739846,4894.23US$57.75Paperback
1042018-01-11 14:07:09Hold Still9780316247764Sally MannNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York Times, Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, NPR, Publishers Weekly, BookPage A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder." In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life."One would not need to know Sally Mann's remarkable work as a photographer to be swept up in her memoir Hold Still, which draws upon a family history so rife with jaw-dropping drama that it could provide the grist for a dozen novels. With prodigious intellect and a telling instinct for the exact detail that will reveal character or throw it into question, Mann delves into the treacherous territory of memory, mesmerized by the relentless dance of beauty and decay. In doing so, she manifests in prose the acuity of seeing that has propelled her to the top rank of contemporary artists."--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree and The Noonday Demon482152.4 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 907.18g03 Jun 2015Little, Brown & CompanyNew York, United StatesEnglish418 b/w & 4/c photographs, letters, drawings, and illustrations031624776641,1264.01US$29.56US$32.00Sally Mann (born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America's most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), and the Aperture titles At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), Proud Flesh (2009), and The Flesh and the Spirit (2010). A feature film about her work, What Remains, debuted to critical acclaim in 2006. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.Hardback
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222018-01-11 13:56:53Kenya Hara
232018-01-11 13:57:03J. Gordon
242018-01-11 13:57:12Peter Zumthor
262018-01-11 13:57:27Anthony Di Mari
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292018-01-16 23:07:14Grant W Reid
302018-01-11 13:57:45Juhani Pallasmaa
312018-01-11 13:57:49Gabriel Campanario
322018-01-11 13:57:55Steve Bowkett
332018-01-11 13:58:02Stephanie Bower
342018-01-11 13:58:05Ernst Neufert
352018-01-11 13:58:05Peter Neufert
362018-01-11 13:58:13Ianto Evans
372018-01-11 13:58:13Michael G. Smith
382018-01-11 13:58:13Linda Smiley
392018-01-18 07:55:04Francis D K Ching
412018-01-11 13:58:36Mimi Zeiger
422018-01-11 13:58:44Marta Serrats
432018-01-11 13:58:53Anna Johnson
442018-01-11 13:58:53Richard Black
462018-01-11 13:58:56Steven P. Juroszek
472018-01-11 13:59:01Kimberly Elam
482018-01-11 13:59:15Deyan Sudjic
492018-01-11 13:59:25Arthur L. Guptill
502018-01-11 13:59:33Robin Boyd
512018-01-11 13:59:37Fiona Cobb
522018-01-11 13:59:48Julius Panero
532018-01-11 13:59:48Martin Zelnik
542018-01-11 13:59:52Charlotte Baden-Powell
552018-01-11 13:59:52Ann Ross
562018-01-11 13:59:52Jonathan Hetreed
582018-01-11 14:00:20Sibylle Kramer
592018-01-11 14:00:22Rory Hyde
602018-01-11 14:00:34Nishat Awan
612018-01-11 14:00:34Tatjana Schneider
622018-01-11 14:00:34Jeremy Till
642018-01-11 14:00:55Joshua David
652018-01-11 14:00:55Robert Hammond
662018-01-11 14:01:10Doug Patt
672018-01-11 14:01:21Anne Hellman
682018-01-11 14:01:24Keith Granet
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712018-01-11 14:01:42Gil Schafer III
722018-01-11 14:01:42Bunny Williams
732018-01-11 14:01:52Karen Lewis
742018-01-11 14:01:58Duncan Cartlidge
752018-01-11 14:02:02Martin Brook
762018-01-11 14:02:12The Institution of Engineering and Technology
772018-01-11 14:02:12Paul Cook
782018-01-11 14:02:17Ilya Mikhelson
792018-01-11 14:02:17Tyler G. Hicks
802018-01-11 14:02:19David Adjaye
812018-01-13 21:58:35Michael E Gerber
822018-01-11 14:02:30Luigi Ficacci
832018-01-11 14:02:33Lisa Baker
842018-01-11 14:02:45Paul Shepheard
852018-01-11 14:02:53Rem Koolhaas
862018-01-11 14:02:57Kenneth Frampton
872018-01-15 15:00:01William J R Curtis
882018-01-11 14:03:07Tom Alphin
892018-01-14 11:32:13Elizabeth A T Smith
912018-01-11 14:03:27Bruce Mau
922018-01-11 14:03:31Philip Wilkinson
932018-01-11 14:03:34Jonathan Glancey
952018-01-15 10:01:07Hans-Ulrich Obrist
962018-01-11 14:03:49Marwa Al-Sabouni
972018-01-11 14:03:49Roger Scruton
982018-01-11 14:03:55Virginia McLeod
992018-01-11 14:04:01Philip Jodidio
1002018-01-11 14:04:05Vitruvius
1012018-01-11 14:04:11Donald Preziosi
1022018-01-11 14:04:11Louise Hitchcock
1042018-01-11 14:04:32Michael Fazio
1052018-01-11 14:04:32Marian Moffett
1062018-01-11 14:04:36Alan Colquhoun
1072018-01-11 14:04:45Barbara Lamprecht
1092018-01-11 14:04:55Magdalena Droste
1102018-01-11 14:04:55Peter Gössel
1112018-01-11 14:05:04Mark M. Jarzombek
1122018-01-11 14:05:04Vikramaditya Prakash
1132018-01-11 14:05:10Naomi Pollock
1142018-01-11 14:05:19Le Corbusier
1152018-01-11 14:05:20John Summerson
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1172018-01-11 14:05:34Dolly Faibyshev
1182018-01-11 14:05:46Aaron Betsky
1192018-01-11 14:05:56Leslie Williamson
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12018-01-11 13:52:3112018-01-11 13:52:31Cabin Porn9781846148804Zach KleinFrom the creators of the hugely popular tumblr site, 'Cabin Porn', comes this collection of breath-taking photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home.A simple shelter, somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature . . . wherever you dream of having your quiet place, these rural escapes are for anyone yearning for a different kind of existence.Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336188 x 232 x 32mm | 1,056g29 Sep 2015Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish184614880447,8314.26US$33.60Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Steven Leckart is a correspondent at Wired magazine and a National Magazine Award finalist.Noah Kalina is a photographer living and working in New York.HardbackParticular Books12018-01-11 13:52:31Zach Klein
22018-01-11 13:52:3112018-01-11 13:52:31Cabin Porn9781846148804Zach KleinFrom the creators of the hugely popular tumblr site, 'Cabin Porn', comes this collection of breath-taking photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home.A simple shelter, somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature . . . wherever you dream of having your quiet place, these rural escapes are for anyone yearning for a different kind of existence.Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336188 x 232 x 32mm | 1,056g29 Sep 2015Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish184614880447,8314.26US$33.60Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Steven Leckart is a correspondent at Wired magazine and a National Magazine Award finalist.Noah Kalina is a photographer living and working in New York.HardbackParticular Books22018-01-11 13:52:31Steven Leckart
32018-01-11 13:52:4222018-01-11 13:52:42Domino: the Book of Decorating9781416575467Deborah NeedlemanDomino: The Book of Decorating follows a straightforward, room-by-room chapter structure featuring a run of lusciously photographed, beautiful interiors forming the centrepiece of each chapter. Large double-page images punctuate more densely packed spreads; richly composed full rooms alternate with sensuous details. This sequence of spreads puts the reader inside real, finished rooms from the Domino universe, each annotated to translate how its distinctive beauty and sensibility has been achieved. For a new generation of homeowners and renters, Domino: The Book of Decorating promises to become the decor bible: a constant source of guidance, inspiration, and excitement.`The new decor bible for how we live today.`272197 x 230 x 29mm | 1,192g14 Oct 2008SIMON & SCHUSTERNew York, United StatesEnglish4-c photographs t-o141657546426,1574.09US$29.01US$32.00Hardback32018-01-11 13:52:42Deborah Needleman
42018-01-11 13:52:4432018-01-11 13:52:44Cabin Porn9780141982144Zach Klein'Addictive ... a charter for wistfulness' Observer'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQCabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336153 x 188 x 27mm | 560g01 Sep 2016Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish01419821444,6004.26US$17.71Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Paperback12018-01-11 13:52:31Zach Klein
52018-01-11 13:52:4432018-01-11 13:52:44Cabin Porn9780141982144Zach Klein'Addictive ... a charter for wistfulness' Observer'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQCabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.Addictive . . . a charter for wistfulness. -- Ed Cumming * Observer * Full of drool-inducing boltholes around the world, from treehouses in Austria to fisherman's huts in Ireland and mountain cabins in Morocco -- Talib Choudhry * Telegraph * Opulent . . . the Bible of pared back, natural living. * Der Spiegel *336153 x 188 x 27mm | 560g01 Sep 2016Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish01419821444,6004.26US$17.71Zach Klein is an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo - one of the largest websites in the world with more than twenty million users.Paperback22018-01-11 13:52:31Steven Leckart
62018-01-11 13:52:5542018-01-11 13:52:55A Pattern Language9780195019193Christopher AlexanderYou can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.A Pattern Language by Chris Alexander changed the way I think about the way space is organised in a room, a house, a street and a town ... I keep giving it away to people who feel their homes don't quite work in the way they want them to. Every architect, estage agent and MP should read it. * James Runcie, Daily Mail *1216140 x 196 x 58mm | 1,139.98g04 Jul 2005Oxford University Press IncNew York, United StatesEnglishphotographs and drawings throughout019501919910,7614.37US$49.64US$65.00Hardback62018-01-11 13:52:55Christopher Alexander
72018-01-11 13:52:5542018-01-11 13:52:55A Pattern Language9780195019193Christopher AlexanderYou can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.A Pattern Language by Chris Alexander changed the way I think about the way space is organised in a room, a house, a street and a town ... I keep giving it away to people who feel their homes don't quite work in the way they want them to. Every architect, estage agent and MP should read it. * James Runcie, Daily Mail *1216140 x 196 x 58mm | 1,139.98g04 Jul 2005Oxford University Press IncNew York, United StatesEnglishphotographs and drawings throughout019501919910,7614.37US$49.64US$65.00Hardback72018-01-11 13:52:55Etc.
82018-01-11 13:53:0552018-01-11 13:53:05Cradle to Cradle9780099535478William McDonough'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful and highly effective. Waste equals food. Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new - continually circulating as pure and viable materials within a 'cradle to cradle' model. Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well."The best argument for good design is that it lasts. The best argument for good science is that it deplores waste. I'm bored with guilty and technologically illiterate environmental Luddites describing a future of guilt and privation led in caves. There's an alternative responsible future persuasively offered by Braungart and McDonough. The survival of the planet can be re-stated in terms of stimulus, opportunity, challenge and reward. Works for me." -- Stephen Bayley "Already embraced by far-thinking manufacturers and governments." * Food Ethics Magazine * "It's one of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read" -- Ellen Macarthur * Daily Express * "Environmentalists too rarely apply the ecological wisdom of life to our problems. Asking how a cherry tree would design an energy efficient building is only one of the creative 'practices' that McDonough and Braungart spread, like a field of wild flowers, before their readers. This book will give you renewed hope that, indeed, 'it is darkest before the dawn'" -- Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club "Achieving the great economic transition to more equitable, ecologically sustainable societies requires nothing less than a design revolution - beyond today's fossilized industrialism. This enlightened and enlightening book shows us how - and indeed, that 'God is in the details.' A must for every library and every concerned citizen" -- Hazel Henderson, author of "Building a Win-Win World and Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy"208128 x 196 x 16mm | 181.44g01 Apr 2010Vintage PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish0099535475104,7434.1US$10.95US$19.75Michael Braungart is a chemist and founder of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Hamburg. He has been lecturing at universities, businesses and institutions around the world since 1984 on critical new concepts for ecological chemistry, and is the recipient of numerous awards, honours and fellowships. William McDonough is an architect and founding principal of William McDonough + Parners based in Virginia. In 1999, Time magazine recognised him as a 'Hero for our Planet', and in 1996 he received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the highest environmental honour given by the United States.PaperbackVINTAGE82018-01-11 13:53:05Michael Braungart
92018-01-11 13:53:0552018-01-11 13:53:05Cradle to Cradle9780099535478William McDonough'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful and highly effective. Waste equals food. Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new - continually circulating as pure and viable materials within a 'cradle to cradle' model. Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well."The best argument for good design is that it lasts. The best argument for good science is that it deplores waste. I'm bored with guilty and technologically illiterate environmental Luddites describing a future of guilt and privation led in caves. There's an alternative responsible future persuasively offered by Braungart and McDonough. The survival of the planet can be re-stated in terms of stimulus, opportunity, challenge and reward. Works for me." -- Stephen Bayley "Already embraced by far-thinking manufacturers and governments." * Food Ethics Magazine * "It's one of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read" -- Ellen Macarthur * Daily Express * "Environmentalists too rarely apply the ecological wisdom of life to our problems. Asking how a cherry tree would design an energy efficient building is only one of the creative 'practices' that McDonough and Braungart spread, like a field of wild flowers, before their readers. This book will give you renewed hope that, indeed, 'it is darkest before the dawn'" -- Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club "Achieving the great economic transition to more equitable, ecologically sustainable societies requires nothing less than a design revolution - beyond today's fossilized industrialism. This enlightened and enlightening book shows us how - and indeed, that 'God is in the details.' A must for every library and every concerned citizen" -- Hazel Henderson, author of "Building a Win-Win World and Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy"208128 x 196 x 16mm | 181.44g01 Apr 2010Vintage PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish0099535475104,7434.1US$10.95US$19.75Michael Braungart is a chemist and founder of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Hamburg. He has been lecturing at universities, businesses and institutions around the world since 1984 on critical new concepts for ecological chemistry, and is the recipient of numerous awards, honours and fellowships. William McDonough is an architect and founding principal of William McDonough + Parners based in Virginia. In 1999, Time magazine recognised him as a 'Hero for our Planet', and in 1996 he received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the highest environmental honour given by the United States.PaperbackVINTAGE92018-01-11 13:53:05William McDonough
192018-01-11 13:56:4662018-01-11 13:56:46Manual of Section9781616892555Paul LewisManual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.."a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference." - Spacing "As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects." - ArchDaily "It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering." - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects.- - ArchDaily -It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering.- - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -.a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference.- - Spacing208191 x 279 x 17.78mm | 748.43g15 Nov 2016PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish300 b+w161689255220,8084.27US$26.18US$29.95Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects.Paperback192018-01-11 13:56:46Paul Lewis
202018-01-11 13:56:4662018-01-11 13:56:46Manual of Section9781616892555Paul LewisManual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.."a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference." - Spacing "As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects." - ArchDaily "It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering." - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects.- - ArchDaily -It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering.- - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -.a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference.- - Spacing208191 x 279 x 17.78mm | 748.43g15 Nov 2016PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish300 b+w161689255220,8084.27US$26.18US$29.95Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects.Paperback202018-01-11 13:56:46Marc Tsurumaki
212018-01-11 13:56:4662018-01-11 13:56:46Manual of Section9781616892555Paul LewisManual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.."a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference." - Spacing "As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects." - ArchDaily "It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering." - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects.- - ArchDaily -It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure.. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering.- - Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine -.a must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference.- - Spacing208191 x 279 x 17.78mm | 748.43g15 Nov 2016PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish300 b+w161689255220,8084.27US$26.18US$29.95Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects.Paperback212018-01-11 13:56:46David J. Lewis
222018-01-11 13:56:5372018-01-11 13:56:53White9783037781838Kenya Hara"White" is not a book about colors. It is rather Kenya Haras attempt to explore the essence of "White," which he sees as being closely related to the origin of Japanese aesthetics - symbolizing simplicity and subtlety. The central concepts discussed by Kenya Hara in this publication are emptiness and the absolute void. Kenya Hara also sees his work as a designer as a form of communication. Good communication has the distinction of being able to listen to each other, rather than to press one's opinion onto the opponent. Kenya Hara compares this form of communication with an "empty container." In visual communication, there are equally signals whose signification is limited, as well as signals or symbols such as the cross or the red circle on the Japanese flag, which - like an "empty container" - permit every signification and do not limit imagination. Not alone the fact that the Japanese character for white forms a radical of the character for emptiness has prompted him the closely associate the color white with emptiness.The Discovery of White: White as Sensory Experience, What is Color?- Paper: White as a Sheet of Paper, Paper as Creative catalyst, Ruminating on White, White Square Paper, Folding Language, On Letters, Typeface and Typography.- Emptiness: The Meaning of Emptiness, Emptiness as Limitless Potential, The Receptivness of a Red Circle on a White Background, Emptiness and White, The Tea Ceremony, The Origins of the Japanese-style Room, Through Dwells in Emptiness.- Back to White: Suiko and the Irreversible Text, A Leap toward White, Cleaning, Defamiliarization, White Sand and Moonlight.64136 x 194 x 16mm | 222.26g25 Nov 2009Lars Müller PublishersBaden, SwitzerlandEnglish4 black & white illustrations303778183139,8004.2US$24.80US$29.00Hardback222018-01-11 13:56:53Kenya Hara
232018-01-11 13:57:0382018-01-11 13:57:03Structures9780306812835J. E. GordonFor anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose."Here we have the conversation in the unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."--Architect's Journal "Here we have the conversation in unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."--Architect's Journal "Rich and readable...personal, witty, and ironic."--Scientific American "It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design."--Elon Musk424154 x 224 x 30mm | 680.39g07 Oct 2003INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES USNew York, NY, United KingdomEnglish2nd ed.Ill.03068128356,0344.14US$20.92J. E. Gordon, a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.PaperbackDa Capo Press Inc232018-01-11 13:57:03J. Gordon
242018-01-11 13:57:1292018-01-11 13:57:12Atmospheres9783764374952Peter ZumthorWhat "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere"? Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty ... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way." Zumthor's passion is the creation of buildings that produce this kind of effect, but how can one actually set out to achieve it? In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses. Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him. From the composition and "presence"â of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, this poetics of architecture enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design.75174 x 238 x 12mm | 322.05g30 Jun 2006BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish5th Printing.75 p. 33 illus., 19 in color.376437495038,0804.36US$40.74US$49.00HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG242018-01-11 13:57:12Peter Zumthor
252018-01-11 13:57:17102018-01-11 13:57:17Thinking Architecture9783034605854Peter ZumthorArchitecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls forthinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura. Now in its third edition, this book has been expanded to include two new essays: "Architecture and Lanscape" deals with the relationship between the structure and its surroundings, with the secret of the successful placement and topographical integration of architecture. In "The Leis Houses", Peter Zumthor describes the genesis of two wooden houses in the town of Leis in the Swiss canton of Graubunden, thus thematizing the special challenge of integrating contemporary architecture into a traditional architectural context.112144 x 234 x 20mm | 381.02g01 Sep 2010BirkhauserBasel, SwitzerlandEnglish3nd, expanded ed.20 Illustrations, color303460585416,4214.23HardbackBirkhauser Verlag AG242018-01-11 13:57:12Peter Zumthor
262018-01-11 13:57:27112018-01-11 13:57:27Conditional Design9789063693657Anthony Di MariConditional design is the sequel to Operative Design. This book will further explore the operative in a more detailed, intentional, and perhaps functional manner. Spatially, the conditional is the result of the operative. It is not a blind result however. Both terms work together to satisfy a formal manipulation through a set of opportunities for elements such as connections and apertures.156104.14 x 147.32 x 12.7mm | 113.4g16 Dec 2014BIS Publishers B.V.Amsterdam, NetherlandsEnglishColour photos throughout90636936563,8373.88US$10.96US$16.99Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University's School of Architecture where he teaches first year architecture studios and advanced representation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through Inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and furniture featured at GreenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, and Studio Luz. His studio is located in Boston, Massachusetts.Paperback262018-01-11 13:57:27Anthony Di Mari
272018-01-11 13:57:31122018-01-11 13:57:31Operative Design9789063692896Anthony Di MariThe core idea for this project is to use operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design.152104.14 x 149.86 x 12.7mm | 136.08g06 Nov 2012BIS Publishers B.V.Amsterdam, NetherlandsEnglish90636928973,1734US$11.25US$16.99Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's Degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.While attending Harvard, Anthony was awarded two travel grants, one to Pena Blanca, Chile to study fog harvesting, and the other to Japan, to research bamboo harvesting. Anthony has participated and been recognized in several design competitions. Most notably he received first place in his entry 'Urban Field' which converted wind power into electricity. His design for a plug-in community garden placed second in the Common Boston Common Build competition. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and most recently GreeenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of Architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, Studio Luz, and Merge Architects.Paperback262018-01-11 13:57:27Anthony Di Mari
282018-01-11 13:57:31122018-01-11 13:57:31Operative Design9789063692896Anthony Di MariThe core idea for this project is to use operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design.152104.14 x 149.86 x 12.7mm | 136.08g06 Nov 2012BIS Publishers B.V.Amsterdam, NetherlandsEnglish90636928973,1734US$11.25US$16.99Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's Degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.While attending Harvard, Anthony was awarded two travel grants, one to Pena Blanca, Chile to study fog harvesting, and the other to Japan, to research bamboo harvesting. Anthony has participated and been recognized in several design competitions. Most notably he received first place in his entry 'Urban Field' which converted wind power into electricity. His design for a plug-in community garden placed second in the Common Boston Common Build competition. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and most recently GreeenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of Architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, Studio Luz, and Merge Architects.Paperback282018-01-11 13:57:31Nora Yoo
292018-01-11 13:57:35132018-01-11 13:57:35Landscape Graphics9780823073337Grant W. ReidAnnouncing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! "Landscape Graphics" is the architect's ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand drawing and conceptual diagramming, perspective drawing, section elevations and more. It also features carefully sequenced exercises, a complete file of graphic symbols for sections and perspectives, and a handy appendix of conversions and equivalents.208212 x 278 x 16mm | 580.6g01 Oct 2002Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition400 b&w illustrations082307333522,0034.17US$25.38Grant W. Reid, ASLA, is a professor in the department of horticulture and landscape architecture at Colorado State University. He also operates his own landscape architectural consulting business called Grant Reid Designs. He lives in Colorado.PaperbackWatson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.292018-01-16 23:07:14Grant W Reid
302018-01-11 13:57:45142018-01-11 13:57:45The Thinking Hand9780470779293Juhani PallasmaaIn this book Pallasmaa progresses his case for a multi-sensory approach to architecture, espoused in The Eyes of the Skin, by taking a wider view of the role of embodiment in human existential reactions, experiences and expressions as well as the processes of making and thinking. The Thinking Hand is a metaphor for the characteristic independence and autonomous activity of all our senses as they constantly scan the physical world. Many of our most crucial skills are internalised as automatic reactions that we are not consciously aware of. Even in the case of learning skills, the sequence of movements in a task is internalised and embodied rather than understood and remembered intellectually. Prevailing educational philosophies continue to emphasise conceptual, intellectual and verbal knowledge over this tacit and non-conceptual wisdom of our embodied processes, which is so essential to our experience and understanding of the physical and the built.Introduction: Embodied Existence and Sensory Thought. Chapter One: The Mysterious Hand. The Multiple Essences of the Hand. What is the Hand? Hand, Eye, Brain and Language. Hand as Symbol. Gestures of the Hand. Languages of the Hand. Chapter Two: The Working Hand. The Hand and the Tool. The Hand of the Craftsman. Collaborative Craftsmanship. Architecture as Workmanship. Chapter Three: Eye-Hand-Mind Fusion. Experimentation and the Art of Play. Skill and Boredom. Eye, Hand and Mind. Chapter Four: The Drawing Hand. Drawing and the Self. Tactility of Drawing. The Computerised Hand. Primacy of Touch: Hapticity of Self-image. Unconscious Touch in Artistic Experience. Chapter Five: Embodied Thinking. Creative Fusion. The Work of Thinking: The Value of Uncertainty. Resistance, Tradition and Freedom. Thinking Through the Senses. Embodied Memory and Thought. Existential Knowledge. Chapter Six: Body, Self and Mind. The Body as Site. The World and the Self. The World and the Mind. Existential Space in Art. Chapter Seven: Emotion and Imagination. Reality of Imagination. The Gift of Imagination. Reality of Art. Art and Emotion. Artistic Experience as Exchange. Chapter Eight: Theory and Life. Theory and Making. Opposition of Theory and Making. Architecture as Image of Life. The Task of Art. Index. Photo Credits."The Thinking Hand is a superb piece of writing. A primer not just for architecture, but for life." (Blueprint, July 2009) "...beautifully illustrated sequence of essays...It is philosophical, emotional and, unusually for architectural theory, as clear as a building made of glass." (The Guardian, August 1st 2009)160164 x 236 x 12mm | 358.34g11 May 2009John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglishcolour illustrations047077929295,3014.33US$43.01US$54.99Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland s most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. His previous positions include: Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has also held visiting professorships in several universities internationally. Pallasmaa is the author/editor of 24 books, including The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (Academy, 1995 and John Wiley & Sons, 2005), The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema (Helsinki, 2001) and Encounters (Helsinki, 2005).PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd302018-01-11 13:57:45Juhani Pallasmaa
312018-01-11 13:57:49152018-01-11 13:57:49Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes9781592539611Gabriel CampanarioAward-winning illustrator Gabriel Campanario first introduced his approach to drawing in The Art of Urban Sketching, a showcase of more than 500 sketches and drawing tips shared by more than 100 urban sketchers around the world. Now, he drills down into specific challenges of making sketches on location, rain or shine, quickly or slowly, and the most suitable techniques for every situation, in The Urban Sketching Handbook series. It's easy to overlook that ample variety of buildings and spaces and the differences from city to city, country to country. From houses, apartments and shopping malls to public buildings and places of worship, the structures humans have created over the centuries, for shelter, commerce, industry, transportation or recreation, are fascinating subjects to study and sketch.In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes, Gabriel lays out keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding. Using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity, sketching out buildings and structure has never been more inspirational. This guide will help you to develop your own creative approach, no matter what your skill level may be today. As much as The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes may inspire you to draw more urban spaces, it can also help to increase your appreciation of the built environment. Drawing the places where we live, work and play, is a great way to show appreciation and creativity.112128 x 204 x 14mm | 220g04 Dec 2014Quarry BooksUnited StatesEnglish100 color illustrations159253961016,7854.2Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in "The Best of the West" journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.Paperback312018-01-11 13:57:49Gabriel Campanario
322018-01-11 13:57:55162018-01-11 13:57:55The Archidoodle9781780673219Steve BowkettThis innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the users to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans, how to create sustainable cities and so on. The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students to architects.Some of the challenges set in the book include: The furniture in a room has a big impact on its appearance and its style. Draw a table and chair that suits the interior of this space. In Dubai they have created a series of new islands along the coastline. Design your own new island community. Cities underneath our great oceans may provide a new way of living in the future. Design your own city influenced by the shape of coral. Here are plans of three houses which need to be positioned on site drawing below. Think about what would be a good view and in which direction the Sun comes from. Here are some buildings that have fantastic shapes. Design a couple of your own. Imagine you are James Bond's arch-enemy and you own a secret Island location. Design a new headquarters for your plan to rule the World on to the cut away drawing provided. Here is a cross-section through a bicycle factory. Add the following pieces of machinery and mechanisms to provide the bikes with the following; Frame and handle bars Wheels Chain Packaging Copy this drawing of Fallingwater by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in ink / pen chalk / crayons paint / brushes The Bauhaus: T Many famous Architects have worn glasses. Practice on this face before designing a pair for yourself. 'The architect of the future will build imitating Nature' Antonio Gaudi. Gaudi's architecture was in heavily influenced by natural forms. Design the envelope of a building that is like something in nature. 'Less is More' - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Try designing a minimal building for yourself. 'A House is a Machine for Living' - Le Corbusier. Design your own machine house."Your architect friends, family members and visually inclined children will all love [Archidoodle]." - "The New York Times"160212 x 274 x 18mm | 459.99g05 Nov 2013Laurence King PublishingLondon, United KingdomEnglish200 B&W illustrations178067321347,6714.5US$19.51US$19.95Steve Bowkett has taught and practiced architecture for over 25 years in numerous universities and art colleges and is currently a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and the Polytechnic of Central London.Paperback322018-01-11 13:57:55Steve Bowkett
332018-01-11 13:58:02172018-01-11 13:58:02The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective9781631591280Stephanie BowerA good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: * Basic Terms * Basic Spatial Principles * Types of Perspective * Building a Sketch in Layers * Special Conditions112135 x 211 x 12.7mm | 272.16g15 Jun 2016Quarry BooksUnited StatesEnglish16315912828,9684.42US$13.25US$17.98Honored with the 2013 and 2012 KRob Architectural Delineation awards for Best Travel Sketch and the 2013 Gabriel Prize fellowship for 3 months in France, Stephanie Bower is a Seattle-based architectural illustrator, teacher, watercolorist, and traveling Urban Sketcher. Stephanie worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. In Seattle, she produces pencil and watercolor images for many renowned architecture and design firms. Stephanie continues to learn about architecture through her sketches, pursuing her lifelong dream of seeing the world, sketching, teaching and encouraging others to see their world through the magic of drawing. website: www.stephaniebower.com blog: www.stephaniebower.blogspot.com sketches: www.flickr.com/photos/83075812@N07/ correspondent: www.urbansketchers.orgPaperback332018-01-11 13:58:02Stephanie Bower
342018-01-11 13:58:05182018-01-11 13:58:05Architects' Data9781405192538Ernst NeufertNeufert's Architects' Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers the full range of preliminary considerations, and with over 6200 diagrams it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. An extensive bibliography and a detailed set of metric/ imperial conversion tables are included. Since it was first published in Germany in 1936, Ernst Neufert's handbook has been progressively revised and updated through 39 editions and many translations. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition, and represents a major new edition for an international, English speaking readership. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "Neufert's Architects' Data was the first book I bought when I started my studies in architecture. It was invaluable for me then and it is still a useful aid in my designs." Cesar Pelli "With this thorough rewrite Neufert has produced yet again an invaluable reference book." The Architects' JournalForeword xii BASICS Abbreviations and symbols 1 Drawings 4 Accessible Building 21 Dimensional Basics and Relationships 26 Building Biology 36 Visual Perception 39 DESIGN PROCESS Design 42 Sustainable Building 46 Facility Management 48 Refurbishment 50 Design and Construction Management 56 BUILDING COMPONENTS Foundations 66 Walls 74 Floor Slabs 80 Roofs 85 Windows 96 Glass 104 Doors 113 Stairs 120 Escalators 126 Moving Walkways 127 Lifts 128 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Basics 135 Housing Density 137 Orientation 138 Access 139 Floor Plans 143 Rooms 146 ACCOMMODATION Student Residences 167 Elderly People's Accommodation 168 Hotels 171 Catering 174 Youth Hostels 184 Holiday/Weekend Cabins 185 Motels 186 Camping 187 EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Children's Daycare 188 Playgrounds 190 Schools 191 Universities and Colleges 198 CULTURAL VENUES Museums and Art Galleries 207 Theatres 209 Cinemas 222 Circus 227 Zoos 228 ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICES Office Buildings 231 High-Rise Buildings 244 Libraries 247 Basics 247 Banks 253 RETAIL Retail Outlets 254 INDUSTRY AND TRADE Industry 263 Workshops 274 RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS Christian Churches 285 Synagogues 288 Mosques 289 HEALTH Doctors' Practices 290 Hospitals 291 SPORT AND LEISURE Stadiums 318 Sports Facilities 320 Sports Halls 350 Swimming Pools 362 Spa 372 Amusement Arcades 375 TRANSPORT Roads 376 Parking Facilities 387 Public Transport 403 Railways 408 Aviation 418 EXTERNAL WORKS Cemeteries 424 Landscape Architecture 426 Earthworks 428 Garden Enclosures 430 Pergola and Trellis 432 Paths, Paving, Steps 435 Drainage 436 Vegetation Biological Engineering 439 Greenhouses 441 Ponds and Pools 442 External Works Example 445 AGRICULTURE FARMYARDS 446 Animal Husbandry 452 Supply and Disposal 461 BUILDING SERVICES Renewable Energy 466 Building Physics 471 Daylight 488 Lighting 501 Fire Protection 511 Domestic Installation 522 Chimneys and Ventilation Shafts 537 References 540 BS and DIN Standards 548 Conversion of Units 555 INDEX 575Neufert s Architects Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. (Building Engineer, 1July 2012)608210 x 296 x 28mm | 1,741.79g27 Mar 2012John Wiley and Sons LtdChicester, United KingdomEnglish4th Editionblack & white line drawings140519253424,8114.38US$105.88US$113.00PaperbackWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)342018-01-11 13:58:05Ernst Neufert
352018-01-11 13:58:05182018-01-11 13:58:05Architects' Data9781405192538Ernst NeufertNeufert's Architects' Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers the full range of preliminary considerations, and with over 6200 diagrams it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. An extensive bibliography and a detailed set of metric/ imperial conversion tables are included. Since it was first published in Germany in 1936, Ernst Neufert's handbook has been progressively revised and updated through 39 editions and many translations. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition, and represents a major new edition for an international, English speaking readership. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "Neufert's Architects' Data was the first book I bought when I started my studies in architecture. It was invaluable for me then and it is still a useful aid in my designs." Cesar Pelli "With this thorough rewrite Neufert has produced yet again an invaluable reference book." The Architects' JournalForeword xii BASICS Abbreviations and symbols 1 Drawings 4 Accessible Building 21 Dimensional Basics and Relationships 26 Building Biology 36 Visual Perception 39 DESIGN PROCESS Design 42 Sustainable Building 46 Facility Management 48 Refurbishment 50 Design and Construction Management 56 BUILDING COMPONENTS Foundations 66 Walls 74 Floor Slabs 80 Roofs 85 Windows 96 Glass 104 Doors 113 Stairs 120 Escalators 126 Moving Walkways 127 Lifts 128 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Basics 135 Housing Density 137 Orientation 138 Access 139 Floor Plans 143 Rooms 146 ACCOMMODATION Student Residences 167 Elderly People's Accommodation 168 Hotels 171 Catering 174 Youth Hostels 184 Holiday/Weekend Cabins 185 Motels 186 Camping 187 EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Children's Daycare 188 Playgrounds 190 Schools 191 Universities and Colleges 198 CULTURAL VENUES Museums and Art Galleries 207 Theatres 209 Cinemas 222 Circus 227 Zoos 228 ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICES Office Buildings 231 High-Rise Buildings 244 Libraries 247 Basics 247 Banks 253 RETAIL Retail Outlets 254 INDUSTRY AND TRADE Industry 263 Workshops 274 RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS Christian Churches 285 Synagogues 288 Mosques 289 HEALTH Doctors' Practices 290 Hospitals 291 SPORT AND LEISURE Stadiums 318 Sports Facilities 320 Sports Halls 350 Swimming Pools 362 Spa 372 Amusement Arcades 375 TRANSPORT Roads 376 Parking Facilities 387 Public Transport 403 Railways 408 Aviation 418 EXTERNAL WORKS Cemeteries 424 Landscape Architecture 426 Earthworks 428 Garden Enclosures 430 Pergola and Trellis 432 Paths, Paving, Steps 435 Drainage 436 Vegetation Biological Engineering 439 Greenhouses 441 Ponds and Pools 442 External Works Example 445 AGRICULTURE FARMYARDS 446 Animal Husbandry 452 Supply and Disposal 461 BUILDING SERVICES Renewable Energy 466 Building Physics 471 Daylight 488 Lighting 501 Fire Protection 511 Domestic Installation 522 Chimneys and Ventilation Shafts 537 References 540 BS and DIN Standards 548 Conversion of Units 555 INDEX 575Neufert s Architects Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. (Building Engineer, 1July 2012)608210 x 296 x 28mm | 1,741.79g27 Mar 2012John Wiley and Sons LtdChicester, United KingdomEnglish4th Editionblack & white line drawings140519253424,8114.38US$105.88US$113.00PaperbackWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)352018-01-11 13:58:05Peter Neufert
362018-01-11 13:58:13192018-01-11 13:58:13The Hand-Sculpted House9781890132347Ianto EvansAre you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage, cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to its surroundings that its creators refer to it as "an ecstatic house." The authors build a house the way others create a natural garden. They use the oldest, most available materials imaginable--earth, clay, sand, straw, and water--and blend them to redefine the future (and past) of building. Cob (the word comes from an Old English root, meaning "lump") is a mixture of non-toxic, recyclable, and often free materials. Building with cob requires no forms, no cement, and no machinery of any kind. Builders actually sculpt their structures by hand. Building with earth is nothing new to America; the oldest structures on the continent were built with adobe bricks. Adobe, however, has been geographically limited to the Southwest. The limits of cob are defined only by the builder's imagination. Cob offers answers regarding our role in Nature, family and society, about why we feel the ways that we do, about what's missing in our lives. Cob comes as a revelation, a key to a saner world. Cob has been a traditional building process for millennia in Europe, even in rainy and windy climates like the British Isles, where many cob buildings still serve as family homes after hundreds of years. The technique is newly arrived to the Americas, and, as with so many social trends, the early adopters are in the Pacific Northwest. Cob houses (or cottages, since they are always efficiently small by American construction standards) are not only compatible with their surroundings, they ARE their surroundings, literally rising up from the earth. They are full of light, energy-efficient, and cozy, with curved walls and built-in, whimsical touches. They are delightful. They are ecstatic.346200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 884.5g01 Jun 2002Chelsea Green Publishing CoWhite River Junction, United StatesEnglish8 Pages of Illustrations189013234941,2154.43US$37.01Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, and teacher with building experience on six continents. Cob is traditional in his homeland, Wales. In addition to teaching ecological building, Ianto has consulted with USAID, the World Bank, the Peace Corps, and several national governments. Linda Smiley teaches workshops on cob, sculpting sacred spaces, intuitive design, and natural plasters and finishes. With a background as a recreational therapist, she specializes in helping people use natural building as a tool for personal transformation and healing. Michael G. Smith teaches practical workshops and consults on cob construction, natural building, and permaculture. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home and co-editor of The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources.Paperback362018-01-11 13:58:13Ianto Evans
372018-01-11 13:58:13192018-01-11 13:58:13The Hand-Sculpted House9781890132347Ianto EvansAre you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage, cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to its surroundings that its creators refer to it as "an ecstatic house." The authors build a house the way others create a natural garden. They use the oldest, most available materials imaginable--earth, clay, sand, straw, and water--and blend them to redefine the future (and past) of building. Cob (the word comes from an Old English root, meaning "lump") is a mixture of non-toxic, recyclable, and often free materials. Building with cob requires no forms, no cement, and no machinery of any kind. Builders actually sculpt their structures by hand. Building with earth is nothing new to America; the oldest structures on the continent were built with adobe bricks. Adobe, however, has been geographically limited to the Southwest. The limits of cob are defined only by the builder's imagination. Cob offers answers regarding our role in Nature, family and society, about why we feel the ways that we do, about what's missing in our lives. Cob comes as a revelation, a key to a saner world. Cob has been a traditional building process for millennia in Europe, even in rainy and windy climates like the British Isles, where many cob buildings still serve as family homes after hundreds of years. The technique is newly arrived to the Americas, and, as with so many social trends, the early adopters are in the Pacific Northwest. Cob houses (or cottages, since they are always efficiently small by American construction standards) are not only compatible with their surroundings, they ARE their surroundings, literally rising up from the earth. They are full of light, energy-efficient, and cozy, with curved walls and built-in, whimsical touches. They are delightful. They are ecstatic.346200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 884.5g01 Jun 2002Chelsea Green Publishing CoWhite River Junction, United StatesEnglish8 Pages of Illustrations189013234941,2154.43US$37.01Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, and teacher with building experience on six continents. Cob is traditional in his homeland, Wales. In addition to teaching ecological building, Ianto has consulted with USAID, the World Bank, the Peace Corps, and several national governments. Linda Smiley teaches workshops on cob, sculpting sacred spaces, intuitive design, and natural plasters and finishes. With a background as a recreational therapist, she specializes in helping people use natural building as a tool for personal transformation and healing. Michael G. Smith teaches practical workshops and consults on cob construction, natural building, and permaculture. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home and co-editor of The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources.Paperback372018-01-11 13:58:13Michael G. Smith
382018-01-11 13:58:13192018-01-11 13:58:13The Hand-Sculpted House9781890132347Ianto EvansAre you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage, cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to its surroundings that its creators refer to it as "an ecstatic house." The authors build a house the way others create a natural garden. They use the oldest, most available materials imaginable--earth, clay, sand, straw, and water--and blend them to redefine the future (and past) of building. Cob (the word comes from an Old English root, meaning "lump") is a mixture of non-toxic, recyclable, and often free materials. Building with cob requires no forms, no cement, and no machinery of any kind. Builders actually sculpt their structures by hand. Building with earth is nothing new to America; the oldest structures on the continent were built with adobe bricks. Adobe, however, has been geographically limited to the Southwest. The limits of cob are defined only by the builder's imagination. Cob offers answers regarding our role in Nature, family and society, about why we feel the ways that we do, about what's missing in our lives. Cob comes as a revelation, a key to a saner world. Cob has been a traditional building process for millennia in Europe, even in rainy and windy climates like the British Isles, where many cob buildings still serve as family homes after hundreds of years. The technique is newly arrived to the Americas, and, as with so many social trends, the early adopters are in the Pacific Northwest. Cob houses (or cottages, since they are always efficiently small by American construction standards) are not only compatible with their surroundings, they ARE their surroundings, literally rising up from the earth. They are full of light, energy-efficient, and cozy, with curved walls and built-in, whimsical touches. They are delightful. They are ecstatic.346200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 884.5g01 Jun 2002Chelsea Green Publishing CoWhite River Junction, United StatesEnglish8 Pages of Illustrations189013234941,2154.43US$37.01Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, and teacher with building experience on six continents. Cob is traditional in his homeland, Wales. In addition to teaching ecological building, Ianto has consulted with USAID, the World Bank, the Peace Corps, and several national governments. Linda Smiley teaches workshops on cob, sculpting sacred spaces, intuitive design, and natural plasters and finishes. With a background as a recreational therapist, she specializes in helping people use natural building as a tool for personal transformation and healing. Michael G. Smith teaches practical workshops and consults on cob construction, natural building, and permaculture. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home and co-editor of The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources.Paperback382018-01-11 13:58:13Linda Smiley
392018-01-11 13:58:22202018-01-11 13:58:22Architecture9781118745083Francis D. K. ChingThe revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (â â â If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code -ISBN: 9781118986837). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations highlighting key conceptsPhoto Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in the bookFlashcards for focused learning Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment. Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, Architecture distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include: Primary elements and the principles of space designForm and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosuresOrganization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulationProportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometryPreface vii Introduction ix 1 Primary ElementsPrimary Elements 2 Point 4 Point Elements 5 Two Points 6 Line 8 Linear Elements 10 From Line to Plane 14 Plane 18 Planar Elements 20 Volume 28 Volumetric Elements 30 2 FormProperties of Form 35 Shape 36 Primary Shapes 38 Circle 39 Triangle 40 Square 41 Surfaces 42 Curved Surfaces 43 Primary Solids 46 Regular & Irregular forms 50 Transformation of Form 54 Dimensional Transformation 56 Subtractive Form 58 Subtractive & Additive Forms 61 Additive Form 62 Centralized Form 64 Linear Form 66 Radial Form 70 Clustered Form 72 Grid Form 76 Formal Collisions of Geometry 78 Circle & Square 80 Rotated Grid 82 Articulation of Form 84 Edges & Corners 86 Surface Articulation 92 3 Form & SpaceForm & Space: Unity of Opposites 102 Form Defining Space 110 Horizontal Elements Defining Space 111 Base Plane 112 Elevated Base Plane 114 Depressed Base Plane 120 Overhead Plane 126 Vertical Elements Defining Space 134 Vertical Linear Elements 136 Single Vertical Plane 144 L-Shaped Configuration of Planes 148 Parallel Vertical Planes 154 U-Shaped Planes 160 Four Planes: Closure 166 Four Planes: Enlosure 170 Openings in Space-Defining Elements 174 Openings within Planes 176 Openings at Corners 178 Openings between Planes 180 Qualities of Architectural Space 182 Degree of Enclosure 184 Light 186 View 190 4 OrganizationOrganization of Form & Space 196 Spatial Relationships 197 Space within a Space 198 Interlocking Spaces 200 Adjacent Spaces 202 Spaces Linked by a Common Space 204 Spatial Organizations 206 Centralized Organizations 208 Linear Organizations 218 Radial Organizations 228 Clustered Organizations 234 Grid Organizations 242 5 CirculationCirculation: Movement through Space 252 Circulation Elements 253 Approach 254 Entrance 262 Configuration of the Path 276 Path-Space Relationships 290 Form of the Circulation Space 294 6 Proportion & ScaleProportion & Scale 306 Material Proportions 307 Structural Proportions 308 Manufactured Proportions 310 Proportioning Systems 311 Golden Section 314 Regulating Lines 318 Classical Orders 320 Renaissance Theories 326 Modulor 330 Ken 334 Anthropometry 338 Scale 341 Visual Scale 342 Human Scale 344 A Scalar Comparison 346 7 PrinciplesOrdering Principles 350 Axis 352 Symmetry 360 Hierarchy 370 Datum 380 Rhythm 396 Repetition 397 Transformation 418 Conclusion 422 A Selected Bibliography 425 Glossary 427 Index of Buildings 435 Index of Designers 441 Index to Subject Matter 443464210.82 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 1,133.98g14 Nov 2014John Wiley & Sons IncNew York, United StatesEnglish4th Edition111874508636,5064.21US$50.49US$54.99FRANCIS D.K. CHING is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Interior Design Illustrated, and Building Construction Illustrated, all published by Wiley. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.Paperback392018-01-18 07:55:04Francis D K Ching
402018-01-11 13:58:30212018-01-11 13:58:30Architectural Graphics9780470399118Francis D. K. ChingFrancis D.K. Ching's architectural bestseller, thoroughly updated Since 1975, Architectural Graphics has been a bestselling classic that has introduced countless students of architecture and design to the fundamentals of graphic communication. Featuring Francis D.K. Ching's signature graphic style, it illustrates how to use graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentation. This Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the latest drawing techniques helping it remain the leading book on the topic. The latest edition of the classic book on architectural drawing by the master of architectural communication Over 500,000 copies sold of previous editions Revised and expanded to include more information on computer-generated graphics and the latest drawing conventions for architectural representation The author is world-renowned for his numerous architecture and design books, including Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; Building Codes Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.Preface. 1 Drawing Tools and Materials. 2 Architectural Drafting. 3 Architectural Drawing Systems. 4 Multiview Drawings. 5 Paraline Drawings. 6 Perspective Drawings. 7 Rendering Tonal Values. 8 Rendering Context. 9 Architectural Presentations. 10 Freehand Drawing. Index."One book that has become a trusted source for teaching architects how to do it right is Francis D.K. Ching's Architectural Graphics . Now in its fifth edition, it offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques that architects use to communicate their ideas. It expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations. Readers will learn Ching's renowned methods through: coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings; techniques for drawing section views of building interiors; strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments; approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations; freehand sketching and diagramming; and so much more. This beautiful fifth edition of Architectural Graphics from Francis D.K. Ching clearly represents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession of architecture." ( San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review , March 27, 2010)256212 x 278 x 16mm | 539.99g14 Dec 2009John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish5th Revised edition047039911237,3184.1US$76.00Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd392018-01-18 07:55:04Francis D K Ching
412018-01-11 13:58:36222018-01-11 13:58:36Tiny Houses9780847832033Mimi Zeiger M.A.With "McMansions" increasingly giving way to "tiny" houses, the desire to downsize and be more ecologically and economically prudent is a concept many are beginning to embrace. Focusing on dwelling spaces all under 1,000 square feet, TINY HOUSES (Rizzoli, April 2009) by Mimi Zeiger aims to challenge readers to take a look at their own homes and consider how much space they actively use. Ranging from tree houses to floating houses, TINY HOUSES features an international collection of over thirty modular and prefab homes, each one embodying "microgreen living," defined as the creation of tiny homes where people challenge themselves to live "greener" lives. By using a thoughtful application of green living principles, renewable resources for construction, and clever ingenuity, these homes exemplify sustainable living at its best.-Tiny Houses measures less than 7 inches square but looks like it will be the new big thing in the carbon footprint conversation.- Architect Magazine -Downsizing can be a good thing...- Metropolitan Home -The houses on display in this handsome volume, all beautifully and vividly photographed, point to more sustainable, less expensive ways to live.- Preservation Magazine -In her adorably scaled-down coffee-table book, Tiny Houses, Mimi Zeiger argues that living small isn't just ecologically sound but aesthetically pleasing.- Time Out New York -...an entertaining exploration into the whimsical designs of small dwellings from around the globe.- Archinect.com -With large-scale living now passe, journalist Mimi Zeiger examines the new -micro-green- housing trend in this collection of prefab and modular homes.- Time240174 x 178 x 30mm | 680.39g24 Mar 2009Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish250 photos084783203138,8093.46US$32.09Mimi Zeiger is the author of Tiny Houses. She founded loud paper, an architecture zine and now blog, in 1997. A Brooklyn-based freelancer, Zeiger writes on art, architecture, and design for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Dwell, Azure, and Architect, where she is a contributing editor. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and has taught at California College of the Arts and at SCI- Arc.Hardback412018-01-11 13:58:36Mimi Zeiger
422018-01-11 13:58:44232018-01-11 13:58:44150 Best Eco House Ideas9780061968792Ana Canizares150 BEST ECO HOUSE IDEAS The newest volume in the highly successful "150 Best" series-joining 150 Best House Ideas and 150 Best Apartment Ideas-150 Best Eco House Ideas is a comprehensive handbook showcasing the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally-friendly home design. Perfect for architects, designers, interiors decorators, and homeowners alike.600200 x 202 x 48mm | 1,877.86g25 Mar 2011HarperCollins Publishers IncNew York, United StatesEnglish006196879X41,3193.43US$46.37Marta Serrats is a design editor for Loft Publications, and an expert in architecture and store displays. She is the author of such highly acclaimed titles as New Shops and Boutiques, Capturing Space, Point of Purchase, and Unique Packaging.HardbackHarper Design International422018-01-11 13:58:44Marta Serrats
432018-01-11 13:58:53242018-01-11 13:58:53Living in the Landscape9780500500750Anna JohnsonFrom remote cliff tops to the heart of a rainforest, this book features some of Australia and New Zealand's most breathtaking homes. As urban life becomes increasingly more demanding, many people are choosing to build away from the city in a way that acknowledges and connects with the landscape. Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity. The complexities of the Australian landscape with its beautiful but often harsh geographical and topological physicality, questions of sustainability and climate change, and an understanding of the Indigenous relationship to landscape are all thoughtfully considered. From the archetypal silhouette of the rural farm shed to Glenn Murcutt-inspired buildings designed with the philosophy of touching the earth lightly, the authors explore how landscape and architecture intersect. In an age where we are increasingly aware of our relationship with the environment, these breathtaking homes exemplify the possibilities of living with the land.272238 x 299 x 29mm | 1,750g01 Oct 2016Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty LtdFisherman's Bend, AustraliaEnglish050050075491,8614.2US$53.65Hardback432018-01-11 13:58:53Anna Johnson
442018-01-11 13:58:53242018-01-11 13:58:53Living in the Landscape9780500500750Anna JohnsonFrom remote cliff tops to the heart of a rainforest, this book features some of Australia and New Zealand's most breathtaking homes. As urban life becomes increasingly more demanding, many people are choosing to build away from the city in a way that acknowledges and connects with the landscape. Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity. The complexities of the Australian landscape with its beautiful but often harsh geographical and topological physicality, questions of sustainability and climate change, and an understanding of the Indigenous relationship to landscape are all thoughtfully considered. From the archetypal silhouette of the rural farm shed to Glenn Murcutt-inspired buildings designed with the philosophy of touching the earth lightly, the authors explore how landscape and architecture intersect. In an age where we are increasingly aware of our relationship with the environment, these breathtaking homes exemplify the possibilities of living with the land.272238 x 299 x 29mm | 1,750g01 Oct 2016Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty LtdFisherman's Bend, AustraliaEnglish050050075491,8614.2US$53.65Hardback442018-01-11 13:58:53Richard Black
452018-01-11 13:58:56252018-01-11 13:58:56Design Drawing9780470533697Francis D. K. ChingGet the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: Goes beyond basic drawing books Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw.Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter.Includes a supplemental CD-ROM viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner. For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.Preface. Introduction. Drawing from Observation. 1 Line and Shape. 2 Tone and Texture. 3 Form and Structure. 4 Space and Depth. Drawing Systems. 5 Pictorial Systems. 6 Multiview Drawings. 7 Paraline Drawings. 8 Perspective Drawings. Drawing from the Imagination. 9 Speculative Drawing. 10 Diagraming. 11 Drawing Composition. 12 Presentation Drawing. Index. Preface to CD-ROM.416213.36 x 271.78 x 27.94mm | 1,020.58g13 Jan 2011John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish2nd Edition047053369242,5044.15US$55.55US$59.99Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd392018-01-18 07:55:04Francis D K Ching
462018-01-11 13:58:56252018-01-11 13:58:56Design Drawing9780470533697Francis D. K. ChingGet the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: Goes beyond basic drawing books Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw.Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter.Includes a supplemental CD-ROM viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner. For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.Preface. Introduction. Drawing from Observation. 1 Line and Shape. 2 Tone and Texture. 3 Form and Structure. 4 Space and Depth. Drawing Systems. 5 Pictorial Systems. 6 Multiview Drawings. 7 Paraline Drawings. 8 Perspective Drawings. Drawing from the Imagination. 9 Speculative Drawing. 10 Diagraming. 11 Drawing Composition. 12 Presentation Drawing. Index. Preface to CD-ROM.416213.36 x 271.78 x 27.94mm | 1,020.58g13 Jan 2011John Wiley and Sons LtdChichester, United KingdomEnglish2nd Edition047053369242,5044.15US$55.55US$59.99Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.PaperbackJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd462018-01-11 13:58:56Steven P. Juroszek
472018-01-11 13:59:01262018-01-11 13:59:01Geometry of Design9781616890360Kimberly ElamAt last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have foundations in mathematics as well as the essential qualities of life. Geometry of Design takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration (from the Barcelona chair to the paintings of Georges Seurat, from the Braun hand blender to the Conico kettle), revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions. Explanations and techniques of visual analysis make the inherent mathematical relationships evident and a must-have for anyone involved in art, design, or architecture graphic arts. The book focuses not only on the classic systems of proportioning, such as the golden section and root rectangles, but also on less well known proportioning systems such as the Fibonacci Series. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving an effective insight into the design process.144177.8 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 430.91g31 Aug 2011PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish2nd Revised edition150 colour and 50 black and white illustrations161689036334,3284.06US$19.92US$24.95Paperback472018-01-11 13:59:01Kimberly Elam
482018-01-11 13:59:15282018-01-11 13:59:15The Language of Things9780141031170Deyan SudjicIn The Language of Things Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. Design is everywhere. It seduces, pleases and inspires us. It makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are. An iPhone, an anglepoise lamp, a Picasso, a banknote, an Armani suit, a William Morris textile, a Lucky Strike packet, a spacecraft - every object tells a story. And understanding their stories offers us a whole new way of seeing the world. 'Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us' Time Out 'A nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging' Guardian 'An elegant, witty and free-ranging survey, from Thomas Chippendale's ponderous 18th-century manor-house furnishings to Jonathan Ive's sprightly Macintosh iBooks' Daily Telegraph 'Lively ... engaging' Evening Standard 'Readable, sharp and worthwhile' Financial Times Director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic was born in London of Yugoslav parents. He is a former architecture critic for the Observer, and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art. Sudjic was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002 and is author of The Edifice Complex, the much-praised 100-Miles City, the best-selling Architecture Pack, The Language of Things and monographs on John Pawson, Ron Arad and Richard Rogers.An elegant, witty and free-ranging survey of industrial product design from Thomas Chippendale's ponderous 18th-century manor-house furnishings to Jonathan Ive's sprightly Macintosh iBooks * Telegraph * Sudjic's book rebukes designers for their arrogance and increasing self-importance ... readable, sharp and worthwhile * FT * The Language of Things is a happy trot through the colourful landscape formed by design's eternal alternation between use and allure * Evening Standard * Deyan Sudjic presents us with a nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging * Guardian * As a confessional, the book is witty and honest, and Deyan Sudjic remains one of our most insightful commentators * Royal Academy magazine * Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... a very nice object in itself ... much in here for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us * Time Out *224110 x 178 x 18mm | 140.61g28 Aug 2009Penguin Books LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish0141031174106,3973.63US$14.18US$28.74Deyan Sudjic is Director of the Design Museum. He was born in London, and studied architecture in Edinburgh. He has worked as a critic for the Observer and The Sunday Times, as the editor of Domus in Milan, as the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and as a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He is the author of B is for Bauhaus, The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.Paperback482018-01-11 13:59:15Deyan Sudjic
492018-01-11 13:59:25292018-01-11 13:59:25Rendering in Pen and Ink9780823045297Arthur L. GuptillArthur J. Guptill's classic Rendering in Pen and Ink has long been regarded as the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject of ink drawing. This is a book designed to delight and instruct anyone who draws with pen and ink, from the professional artist to the amateur and hobbyist. It is of particular interest to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, industrial designers, illustrators, and renderers.256228 x 304 x 18mm | 939.99g28 Aug 1997Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglishNew edition300 b&w illustrations082304529377,1064.22US$30.60Arthur L. Guptill (1891-1956) who co-founded Watson-Guptill Publications and was co-editor of American Artist magazine, was an architect, a painter, an art director, an author, and a teacher. Born in Gorham, Maine, he graduated with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in 1912, and then studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A partner in Bearse & Guptill, architectural designers and illustrators, from 1919 to 1925, Mr. Guptill was a freelance specialist in design, freelance advertising artist, and advertising agency consultant from 1916 to 1937. The founder, president, and director of activities of the Amateur Artists Association of America, Mr. Guptill wrote numerous art instruction books. He taught at Pratt and the Brooklyn Museum and was a member of the Art Directors Club of New York and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in England. Susan E. Meyer was born and raised in New York City. She was graduated from the University of Wisconsin and attended the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. Ms. Meyer has had a long history of involvement with Arthur Guptill's work. For over seven years, as managing editor of Watson-Guptill Publications, the company he co-founded, she compiled and edited his books. In that capacity, she also compiled, edited, and collaborated on a number of other books on watercolorists and their techniques, painting portraits, and designing with type. In addition, Ms. Meyer was editor of American Artist magazine, where Guptill himself was once co-editor. She is the author of over a dozen books and is currently the director of Roundtable Press, Inc. in New York City.PaperbackWatson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.492018-01-11 13:59:25Arthur L. Guptill
502018-01-11 13:59:33302018-01-11 13:59:33The Australian Ugliness9781921922442Robin BoydIntroduced by Christos Tsiolkas There can be few other nations which are less certain than Australia as to what they are and where they are. Brilliant, witty, scathing, The Australian Ugliness is the classic postwar account of Australian society, how we live in the environments we create, and the consequences of our failure to think about how we live. www.textclassics.com.au292128 x 196 x 20mm | 220g08 Aug 2013Text Publishing CoMelbourne, AustraliaEnglishUK ed.192192244341,1283.87US$10.99US$15.50William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana in 1952. He is the author of five other novels and a collection of short stories that have been published around the world in over two dozen languages. In addition, eight of his screenplays have been filmed, the most recent of which is A Good Man in Africa, based on his first novel. He is married and lives in London.PaperbackText Classics502018-01-11 13:59:33Robin Boyd
512018-01-11 13:59:37322018-01-11 13:59:36Structural Engineer's Pocket Book9780080971216Fiona CobbFunctions as a Day-to-Day Resource for Practicing Engineers...The hugely useful Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is now overhauled and revised in line with the Eurocodes. It forms a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, especially those taking the IStructE Part 3 exam. With stripped-down basic material-tables, data, facts, formulae, and rules of thumb-it is directly usable for scheme design by structural engineers in the office, in transit, or on site...And a Core Reference for Students It brings together data from many different sources, and delivers a compact source of job-simplifying and time-saving information at an affordable price. It acts as a reliable first point of reference for information that is needed on a daily basis. This third edition is referenced throughout to the structural Eurocodes. After giving general information and details on actions on structures, it runs through reinforced concrete, steel, timber, and masonry. * Provides essential data on steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and other main materials * Pulls together material from a variety of sources for everyday work * Serves as a first point of reference for structural and civil engineers A core structural engineering book, Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Edition benefits both students and industry professionals.General Information Metric system Typical metric units for UK structural engineering Imperial units Conversion factors Measurement of angles Construction documentation and procurement Drawing conventions Common arrangement of work sections Summary of association of consulting engineers conditions of engagement Statutory Authorities and Permissions Planning Building regulations and standards Scotland Northern Ireland Technical booklets Listed buildings Conservation areas Tree preservation orders Archaeology and ancient monuments Party Wall etc. Act Construction design & management Building information modelling Design Data Design data checklist Structural form Structural movement joints Fire resistance periods for structural elements Typical building tolerances Historical use of building materials Selection of materials Selection of floor construction Transportation Temporary/auxiliary works toolkit Soldiers Slimshor compression capacity Slimshor moment capacity Ladder beams Unit beams Basic and Shortcut Tools for Structural Analysis Load factors and limit states Geometric section properties Parallel axis theorem Composite sections Material properties Coefficients of linear thermal expansion Coefficients of friction Sign Conventions Beam bending theory Beam bending and deflection formulae Clapeyron's equations of three moments Continuous beam bending formulae Struts Euler Rigid frames under lateral loads Plates Torsion Taut wires, cables and chains Vibration Eurocodes Eurocode background Eurocodes and European public procurement rules Limit state philosophy and Eurocode partial safety factors Design values of actions-partial load factor combinations Combination factors Summary of combined factors: Persistent situations Comparison of BS and Eurocode partial load factors Design life Actions on Structures Permanent actions Variable actions: Imposed floor loads Typical unit floor and roof loadings Typical 'all up' loads Variable actions: Wind loading Variable actions: Horizontal barrier loads Minimum barrier heights Eurocode combinations of actions for serviceability limit states Typical deflection limits Stability, robustness and disproportionate collapse Stability Robustness, accidental damage and disproportionate collapse Disproportionate collapse requirements with British Standard clause References Reinforced Concrete Summary of material properties Concrete mixes Reinforcement Durability and fire resistance concrete durability Preliminary sizing of concrete elements Reinforced concrete design to BS EN 1992 Punching shear Reinforced concrete column design charts Reinforcement bar bending to BS 8666 Summary of differences with BS BS 8110: Concrete strength Reinforcement Estimates Structural Steel Types of steel products Mild steel section sizes and tolerances Hot rolled section tables Member axes and dimension notation Slenderness Effective length Elastic properties of stainless-steel alloys for design Durability and fire resistances Fire resistance Stainless-Steel design to BS EN 1993-1 Steel design to BS 449 Composite Steel and Concrete Composite flooring elements Summary of material properties Preliminary sizing of composite elements Preliminary sizing Approximate limits on holes in rolled steel beams Timber and Plywood Timber products Summary of material properties Sizes and processing of timber Timber section sizes Laminated timber products Durability and fire resistance Preliminary sizing of timber elements Timber design to BS EN 1995 Modification factors Deflections Timber joints Summary of differences with BS 5268: Structural timber Masonry Summary of material properties Geometry and arrangement brick and block sizes Durability and fire resistance Preliminary sizing of masonry elements Geotechnics Selection of foundations and retaining walls Site investigation Soil classification Typical soil properties Drained conditions, phi' Undrained conditions, phiu = Preliminary sizing Quick estimate design methods for shallow foundations Simplified equations for allowable bearing capacity after Brinch Hansen Quick estimate design methods for deep foundations Introduction to geotechnical design to BS EN 1997 Structural Glass Types of glass products Typical glass section sizes and thicknesses Durability and fire resistance Typical glass sizes for common applications Structural glass design Connections Friction grip connections Holes Bolted connections Non-silicon adhesives Structural silicones Building Elements, Materials, Fixings and Fastenings Waterproofing Basement waterproofing to BS 8102 Screeds Precast concrete hollowcore slabs Bi-metallic corrosion Fixings and fastenings Cold weather working Effect of fire on construction materials Sustainability Environmental indicators Climate change predictions for the United Kingdom Sustainability scenarios and targets Sustainable building design priorities Exposed slabs and thermal mass Embodied energy Construction waste Reclaimed materials Recycled materials Design for demountability Green materials specification Toxicity, health and air quality Sustainable timber Cement substitutes Sustainable aggregates Useful Mathematics Trigonometric relationships Special triangles Equations of curves Standard differentials and integrals Useful Addresses Further Reading Sources Index" ... this excellent little book should remain an important first reference tool for practising engineers and students alike." -Civil Engineering Journal, October 2015 "All in all, the reviewer would wholeheartedly like to commend this concise and yet informative pocket book as an essential reference for all current practitioners as well as for the next generation of engineers." -ICE Proceedings-Structures-Buildings Journal, 2015 "The book, in its previous editions, has been an essential companion of practising engineers, as well as of students of structural design. The new edition fills a great need to provide the essential data for anyone who may be required to use Eurocodes. This applies to practising engineers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of structural design." -Kuldeep S Virdi, Professor Emeritus, City University, London, UK464134 x 204 x 24mm | 539.99g01 Mar 2015Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglish3rd Revised edition213 black & white illustrations, 149 black & white tables008097121031,6854.25US$39.54PaperbackCIMA Publishing512018-01-11 13:59:37Fiona Cobb
522018-01-11 13:59:48332018-01-11 13:59:48Human Dimension and Interior Space9780823072712Julius PaneroHuman Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dim320236.22 x 309.88 x 27.94mm | 1,519.53g01 Mar 1992Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglishNew edition300 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index082307271136,0714.2US$37.84US$39.95Julius Panero, AIA, ASID, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an associate professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. He has taught interior design for the last twenty years and was the former chairperson of the Interior Design department at FIT. A graduate of Pratt Institute, where he received a bachelor of architecture's degree, and Columbia University, where he received a master of science degree in urban planning, Panero is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, London. Licensed to practice architecture in New York, Panero is a principal in the consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers. He is also the author of Anatomy for Interior Designers and a contributing author to Time-Saver Standards. Martin Zelnik, AIA, ASID, NCARB, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an assistant professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he has taught interior design for the last ten years. A graduate of Brandeis University, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree, and Columbia University, where he earned a master of architecture degree, Zelnik is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New York Society of Architects, the Interior Design Educators Council, and the American Society of Interior Designers. A special consultant to the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, Zelnick is a principal in the New York consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers.HardbackWhitney Library of Design522018-01-11 13:59:48Julius Panero
532018-01-11 13:59:48332018-01-11 13:59:48Human Dimension and Interior Space9780823072712Julius PaneroHuman Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dim320236.22 x 309.88 x 27.94mm | 1,519.53g01 Mar 1992Watson-Guptill PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglishNew edition300 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index082307271136,0714.2US$37.84US$39.95Julius Panero, AIA, ASID, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an associate professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. He has taught interior design for the last twenty years and was the former chairperson of the Interior Design department at FIT. A graduate of Pratt Institute, where he received a bachelor of architecture's degree, and Columbia University, where he received a master of science degree in urban planning, Panero is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, London. Licensed to practice architecture in New York, Panero is a principal in the consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers. He is also the author of Anatomy for Interior Designers and a contributing author to Time-Saver Standards. Martin Zelnik, AIA, ASID, NCARB, is a practicing architect, interior designer, and an assistant professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he has taught interior design for the last ten years. A graduate of Brandeis University, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree, and Columbia University, where he earned a master of architecture degree, Zelnik is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New York Society of Architects, the Interior Design Educators Council, and the American Society of Interior Designers. A special consultant to the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, Zelnick is a principal in the New York consulting firm of Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers.HardbackWhitney Library of Design532018-01-11 13:59:48Martin Zelnik
542018-01-11 13:59:52342018-01-11 13:59:52Architect's Pocket Book9780080969596Charlotte Baden-PowellThis handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. It provides guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with planning, use of materials and detailing. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 65,000 copies to the nation's architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can't afford to be without.General Information; Planning; Structures; Services; Building Elements; Materials368122 x 186 x 22mm | 379.99g11 Mar 2011Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglishNew edition008096959368,5114.3PaperbackArchitectural Press542018-01-11 13:59:52Charlotte Baden-Powell
552018-01-11 13:59:52342018-01-11 13:59:52Architect's Pocket Book9780080969596Charlotte Baden-PowellThis handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. It provides guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with planning, use of materials and detailing. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 65,000 copies to the nation's architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can't afford to be without.General Information; Planning; Structures; Services; Building Elements; Materials368122 x 186 x 22mm | 379.99g11 Mar 2011Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglishNew edition008096959368,5114.3PaperbackArchitectural Press552018-01-11 13:59:52Ann Ross
562018-01-11 13:59:52342018-01-11 13:59:52Architect's Pocket Book9780080969596Charlotte Baden-PowellThis handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. It provides guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with planning, use of materials and detailing. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 65,000 copies to the nation's architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can't afford to be without.General Information; Planning; Structures; Services; Building Elements; Materials368122 x 186 x 22mm | 379.99g11 Mar 2011Taylor & Francis LtdOxford, United KingdomEnglishNew edition008096959368,5114.3PaperbackArchitectural Press562018-01-11 13:59:52Jonathan Hetreed
572018-01-11 14:00:02362018-01-11 14:00:02Architectural Graphics9781119035664Francis D. K. ChingThe bestselling guide to architectural drawing, with new information, examples, and resources Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by one of the leading global authorities on architectural design drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, this essential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to using graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of the author's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively. This updated edition includes new information on orthographic projection in relation to 3D models, and revised explanations of line weights, scale and dimensioning, and perspective drawing to clarify some of the most difficult concepts. New examples of modern furniture, APA facilities, and presentation layout provide more up-to-date visuals, and the Reference Center features all new animations, videos, and practice exercises. Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying design through representation on paper or on screen, and this book is the ultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent to create more effective design communication. * Understand multiview, paraline, and perspective drawing * Master interior sections using a variety of techniques * Render tonal value, enhance depth, and convey illumination * Develop professional-quality layouts for presentations Architectural graphics both inform the design process and serve as the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Complete mastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successful outcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, time delays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. Architectural Graphics is the comprehensive guide to professional architectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in the field.Preface v 1 Drawing Tools and Materials 1 2 Architectural Drafting 17 3 Architectural Drawing Systems 29 4 Multiview Drawings 49 5 Paraline Drawings 91 6 Perspective Drawings 107 7 Rendering Tonal Values 147 8 Rendering Context 185 9 Architectural Presentations 201 10 Freehand Drawing 217 Index 259272213.36 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 793.78g06 Apr 2015John Wiley & Sons IncNew York, United StatesEnglish6th Revised ed.111903566X76,8854.1US$45.20US$54.99FRANCIS D.K. CHING is one of the leading authorities on architectural design drawing around the world. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.Paperback392018-01-18 07:55:04Francis D K Ching
582018-01-11 14:00:20382018-01-11 14:00:20The Box9783037681732Sibylle KramerShipping containers are the most conspicuous symbol of the globalized world economy 20 or 40 feet of pure steel reduced to the essentials. They are robust, standardized, inexpensive, universally available, and quickly assembled. Whether as single units, piled on top of each other, or placed in a row, covered or cut open contemporary architecture uses containers as extremely versatile elements for a great variety of contexts. Their aesthetic of practicality accommodates minimalistic temporary solutions, experimental design concepts, as well as highly demanding and complex building structures. The contemporary projects presented in this volume showcase the many functional and creative faces of the utilization of containers. Almost everything seems possible in the developing field of container architecture.192242 x 290 x 24mm | 1,379.98g07 Nov 2014Braun Publishing AGSalenstein, SwitzerlandEnglish1st ed.Mit farbigen Abbildungen303768173X91,2405US$53.87US$59.95Hardback582018-01-11 14:00:20Sibylle Kramer
592018-01-11 14:00:22392018-01-11 14:00:22Future Practice9780415533546Rory HydeDesigners around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education, research, history, community engagement and more, each representing an emergent role for designers to occupy. Whether the "civic entrepreneur," the "double agent," or the "strategic designer," this book offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice. With a foreword by Dan Hill and interviews with Steve Ashton, ARM; Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab; Camila Bustamante; Mel Dodd, muf_aus; DUS Architects; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang; Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO; Conrad Hamann; Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic; Indy Johar, 00:/;Bruce Mau; Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume; Todd Reisz; Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson; Matt Webb, BERG; Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle; and Liam Young, Unknown FieldsForeword Dan Hill. Introduction. Conversations 1. The Massive Changer: Bruce Mau 2. The Civic Entrepreneur: Indy Johar, 00:/ 3. The Whole Earth Architect: Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO 4. The Double Agent: Mel Dodd, muf_aus 5. The Historian of the Present: Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson 6. The Urban Activist: Camila Bustamante 7. The Contractual Innovator: Steve Ashton, ARM 8. The Near Future Inventor: Matt Webb, BERG 9. The Strategic Designer: Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab 10. The Management Thinkers: Todd Reisz on Consultants 11. The Community Enabler: Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle 12. The New Amsterdam Schoolt: DUS Architects 13. The Professional Generalist: Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang 14. The Architect as Public Intellectual: Conrad Hamann on Robin Boyd 15. The Educator of Excess: Liam Young, Unknown Fields 16. The Editor of the Beyond: Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume 17. The Environmental Medic: Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic. Endnotes. Index. Colophon."That is exactly where the strength of Future Practice is: the book combines a moment of reflection on a wide range of proactive solutions." - Gebiedsontwikkeling "The dialogue format of the texts in Future Practice is pleasant to read and the structure also serves the hurried reader - among the 17 dialogues it's easy for readers to pick those that interest them the most." - Finnish Architectural Review280122 x 184 x 34mm | 299.37g09 Oct 2012Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish63 black & white illustrations041553354683,3044.34US$39.88US$39.95Rory Hyde is a practicing architect working across design, research, broadcasting and building. He is contributing editor of Architecture Australia, and co-host of The Architects, a weekly radio show on architecture, which will be presented in the Australian pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Based in Amsterdam since 2009, Rory has worked with Volume magazine, MVRDV, the NAi, Viktor & Rolf, and Mediamatic.PaperbackROUTLEDGE592018-01-11 14:00:22Rory Hyde
602018-01-11 14:00:34402018-01-11 14:00:34Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture9780415571937Nishat AwanThis book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing.1. Introduction 2. The Motivations of Spatial Agency 3. The Sites of Spatial Agency 4. The Operations of Spatial Agency 5. Other Ways of Doing Architecture"Spatial Agency is a timely and uplifting treatise on the successful ways that architects have addressed some of society's most vexing global problems. With compelling analysis, richly illustrated by inspiring examples of transformative spatial solutions, the authors argue persuasively that the consequences of architecture are as important as the objects of architecture. This accessibly written book is a must read for anyone seeking an ethical understanding of the role of spatial production in the human struggle to create a democratic and sustainable existence." - Leslie Kanes Weisman, Emerita Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and author of Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment (University of Illinois Press) "Spatial Agency's lively entry into the discourse around spatial practice, subjectivity and alterity, inspired by the introduction of Henri Lefebvre and feminist theory into architecture in the mid 1990s, asserts the importance of the concept of agency for understanding architecture's counter-culture over the past 30 years. This succinct and stylish handbook provides the reader with an essential resource for grasping the extraordinarily diverse range of ethical architectural practice. Here is a truly global map of inspiring 'spatial agents' who collectively define architecture - against the grain." - Jane Rendell, Vice Dean of Research at the Bartlett, UCL, and author of Art and Architecture (2006), Site-Writing (2010) and co-editor of Critical Architecture (2007) "Ultimately this is a valuable book for those interested in pursuing alternatives to traditional architecture, those searching for ideas about how to make positive change when other means are not available, and for those gauging the state of architecture today." - Archidose "The book presents, from an easy and open approach, different ways of understanding the new ways of doing architecture. In all cases it is evident that the spatial production does not imply exclusively to architects and development possibilities are endless. An optimistic crisis for architecture." - Arquilecturas "'A timely study that raises vital issues for the future'. Such were the words recently used by the Royal Institute of British Architects in announcing its decision to award the 2011 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research to Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture, the book edited by Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffield, and Jeremy Till of the University of Westminster... Amid the rhetoric that often surrounds these events, the succinct description does indeed do justice to the work compiled by the three academics and the intellectual platform supporting it. A reflective analysis of the various ways of contributing to change in the built environment outside the canonical plots of professional practice, Spatial Agency tackles some of the central tenets of architecture as a discipline, asking whether these in fact maintain currency for both the profession and the built environment." - Paolo Tombesi, Construction Management and Economics, September 2012224186 x 242 x 22mm | 639.56g21 Jul 2011Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish202 colour illustrations041557193682,2154.28US$49.52US$49.95Tatjana Schneider (Lecturer, University of Sheffield) and Jeremy Till (Dean, University of Westminster and author of the award winning book Architecture Depends) collaborated before on their book Flexible Housing (which won the 2007 RIBA President's Award for Research). This time they are joined by Nishat Awan (Researcher).PaperbackROUTLEDGE602018-01-11 14:00:34Nishat Awan
612018-01-11 14:00:34402018-01-11 14:00:34Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture9780415571937Nishat AwanThis book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing.1. Introduction 2. The Motivations of Spatial Agency 3. The Sites of Spatial Agency 4. The Operations of Spatial Agency 5. Other Ways of Doing Architecture"Spatial Agency is a timely and uplifting treatise on the successful ways that architects have addressed some of society's most vexing global problems. With compelling analysis, richly illustrated by inspiring examples of transformative spatial solutions, the authors argue persuasively that the consequences of architecture are as important as the objects of architecture. This accessibly written book is a must read for anyone seeking an ethical understanding of the role of spatial production in the human struggle to create a democratic and sustainable existence." - Leslie Kanes Weisman, Emerita Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and author of Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment (University of Illinois Press) "Spatial Agency's lively entry into the discourse around spatial practice, subjectivity and alterity, inspired by the introduction of Henri Lefebvre and feminist theory into architecture in the mid 1990s, asserts the importance of the concept of agency for understanding architecture's counter-culture over the past 30 years. This succinct and stylish handbook provides the reader with an essential resource for grasping the extraordinarily diverse range of ethical architectural practice. Here is a truly global map of inspiring 'spatial agents' who collectively define architecture - against the grain." - Jane Rendell, Vice Dean of Research at the Bartlett, UCL, and author of Art and Architecture (2006), Site-Writing (2010) and co-editor of Critical Architecture (2007) "Ultimately this is a valuable book for those interested in pursuing alternatives to traditional architecture, those searching for ideas about how to make positive change when other means are not available, and for those gauging the state of architecture today." - Archidose "The book presents, from an easy and open approach, different ways of understanding the new ways of doing architecture. In all cases it is evident that the spatial production does not imply exclusively to architects and development possibilities are endless. An optimistic crisis for architecture." - Arquilecturas "'A timely study that raises vital issues for the future'. Such were the words recently used by the Royal Institute of British Architects in announcing its decision to award the 2011 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research to Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture, the book edited by Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffield, and Jeremy Till of the University of Westminster... Amid the rhetoric that often surrounds these events, the succinct description does indeed do justice to the work compiled by the three academics and the intellectual platform supporting it. A reflective analysis of the various ways of contributing to change in the built environment outside the canonical plots of professional practice, Spatial Agency tackles some of the central tenets of architecture as a discipline, asking whether these in fact maintain currency for both the profession and the built environment." - Paolo Tombesi, Construction Management and Economics, September 2012224186 x 242 x 22mm | 639.56g21 Jul 2011Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish202 colour illustrations041557193682,2154.28US$49.52US$49.95Tatjana Schneider (Lecturer, University of Sheffield) and Jeremy Till (Dean, University of Westminster and author of the award winning book Architecture Depends) collaborated before on their book Flexible Housing (which won the 2007 RIBA President's Award for Research). This time they are joined by Nishat Awan (Researcher).PaperbackROUTLEDGE612018-01-11 14:00:34Tatjana Schneider
622018-01-11 14:00:34402018-01-11 14:00:34Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture9780415571937Nishat AwanThis book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing.1. Introduction 2. The Motivations of Spatial Agency 3. The Sites of Spatial Agency 4. The Operations of Spatial Agency 5. Other Ways of Doing Architecture"Spatial Agency is a timely and uplifting treatise on the successful ways that architects have addressed some of society's most vexing global problems. With compelling analysis, richly illustrated by inspiring examples of transformative spatial solutions, the authors argue persuasively that the consequences of architecture are as important as the objects of architecture. This accessibly written book is a must read for anyone seeking an ethical understanding of the role of spatial production in the human struggle to create a democratic and sustainable existence." - Leslie Kanes Weisman, Emerita Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and author of Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment (University of Illinois Press) "Spatial Agency's lively entry into the discourse around spatial practice, subjectivity and alterity, inspired by the introduction of Henri Lefebvre and feminist theory into architecture in the mid 1990s, asserts the importance of the concept of agency for understanding architecture's counter-culture over the past 30 years. This succinct and stylish handbook provides the reader with an essential resource for grasping the extraordinarily diverse range of ethical architectural practice. Here is a truly global map of inspiring 'spatial agents' who collectively define architecture - against the grain." - Jane Rendell, Vice Dean of Research at the Bartlett, UCL, and author of Art and Architecture (2006), Site-Writing (2010) and co-editor of Critical Architecture (2007) "Ultimately this is a valuable book for those interested in pursuing alternatives to traditional architecture, those searching for ideas about how to make positive change when other means are not available, and for those gauging the state of architecture today." - Archidose "The book presents, from an easy and open approach, different ways of understanding the new ways of doing architecture. In all cases it is evident that the spatial production does not imply exclusively to architects and development possibilities are endless. An optimistic crisis for architecture." - Arquilecturas "'A timely study that raises vital issues for the future'. Such were the words recently used by the Royal Institute of British Architects in announcing its decision to award the 2011 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research to Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture, the book edited by Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffield, and Jeremy Till of the University of Westminster... Amid the rhetoric that often surrounds these events, the succinct description does indeed do justice to the work compiled by the three academics and the intellectual platform supporting it. A reflective analysis of the various ways of contributing to change in the built environment outside the canonical plots of professional practice, Spatial Agency tackles some of the central tenets of architecture as a discipline, asking whether these in fact maintain currency for both the profession and the built environment." - Paolo Tombesi, Construction Management and Economics, September 2012224186 x 242 x 22mm | 639.56g21 Jul 2011Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish202 colour illustrations041557193682,2154.28US$49.52US$49.95Tatjana Schneider (Lecturer, University of Sheffield) and Jeremy Till (Dean, University of Westminster and author of the award winning book Architecture Depends) collaborated before on their book Flexible Housing (which won the 2007 RIBA President's Award for Research). This time they are joined by Nishat Awan (Researcher).PaperbackROUTLEDGE622018-01-11 14:00:34Jeremy Till
632018-01-11 14:00:39412018-01-11 14:00:39Architecture Depends9780262518789Jeremy TillPolemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.Architecture depends -- on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans -- at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy. Architects, however, tend to deny this, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. With Architecture Depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Mixing anecdote, design, social theory, and personal experience, Till's writing is always accessible, moving freely between high and low registers, much like his suggestions for architecture itself.Till's book is about the world he knows and how one conveys ideas behind architecture. It is a superbly written, frequently fascinating set of arguments that will support architects who wish to use the messy stuff of life for their own advantage. -- Tim Abrahams * Blueprint * Thought-provoking and important... Architecture Depends raises the question of the relationship of architecture and life to a new level. -- Anni Vartola * Arkkitehti (Finland) * The book performs a wonderful contextualizing function, making architectural intervention, from idea to event, depend on the wide range of human habits and spheres of influence that we normally sum up as 'the world'. -- Lucas Freeman * Scapegoat * Architecture Depends is an attempt to save the profession from itself and a manifesto for an architecture that acknowledges its relationship with the world and its duty to others...This is a brave, enjoyable, affirming and important book and I actually felt sad to have finished it. -- Flora Samuel * Times Higher Education (Book of the Week) * Boldly and elegantly, Architecture Depends asserts that architecture is absolutely dependent upon the 'contingent', difficult and perverse factors that architects have long tried to ignore in an effort to be pure, self-important and professional...What Till's book achieves is to set out with great clarity the territory in which the debate around future action must take place. -- Robert Mull * Architects' Journal *272144.78 x 218.44 x 20.32mm | 430.91g08 Feb 2013MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish23 b&w illus.026251878396,4674.15US$18.78Jeremy Till is Dean of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster and a partner at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Their projects include the pioneering 9 Stock Orchard Street (The Strawbale House and Quilted Office), winner of multiple awards. He represented Britain at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.PaperbackMIT Press622018-01-11 14:00:34Jeremy Till
642018-01-11 14:00:55432018-01-11 14:00:55High Line9780374532994Joshua DavidHow two New Yorkers led the transformation of a derelict elevated railway into a grand--and beloved--open space The High Line, a new park atop an ele-vated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. The story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space. Joshua David and Robert Hammond met in 1999 at a community board meeting to consider the fate of the High Line. Built in the 1930s, it carried freight trains to the West Side when the area was defined by factories and warehouses. But when trains were replaced by truck transport, the High Line became obsolete. By century's end it was a rusty, forbidding ruin. Plants grew between the tracks, giving it a wild and striking beauty. David and Hammond loved the ruin and saw in it an opportunity to create a new way to experience their city. Over ten years, they did so. In this candid and inspiring book-- lavishly illustrated--they tell how they relied on skill, luck, and good timing: a crucial court ruling, an inspiring design contest, the enthusiasm of Mayor Bloomberg, the concern for urban planning issues following 9/11. Now the High Line--a half-mile expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vistas--runs through a transformed West Side and reminds us that extraordinary things are possible when creative people work together for the common good."This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, The New York Times"This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --Travel + Leisure"A fascinating first-person tale." --The New York Observer"The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour"If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik"There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning. "Sam Roberts, The New York Times" This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark. "Travel + Leisure" A fascinating first-person tale. "The New York Observer" The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park. "Paul Goldberger" This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement. "Robert A. Caro" This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes. "Anna Wintour" If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger. "Edmund White" The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life. "Adam Gopnik" There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off. "Kurt Andersen"" "This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, "The New York Times""This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --"Travel + Leisure""A fascinating first-person tale." --"The New York Observer""The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour "If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik "There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen "The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vi339160 x 240 x 30mm | 821g11 Oct 2011Farrar, Straus & Giroux IncNew York, United StatesEnglishMaps; Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white0374532990128,0283.96US$32.27Joshua David and Robert Hammond cofounded Friends of the High Line in 1999. David has written for Gourmet, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other magazines. Hammond was awarded a Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2009. In 2010 they were awarded the Jane Jacobs Medal for their work on the High Line.Paperback642018-01-11 14:00:55Joshua David
652018-01-11 14:00:55432018-01-11 14:00:55High Line9780374532994Joshua DavidHow two New Yorkers led the transformation of a derelict elevated railway into a grand--and beloved--open space The High Line, a new park atop an ele-vated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. The story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space. Joshua David and Robert Hammond met in 1999 at a community board meeting to consider the fate of the High Line. Built in the 1930s, it carried freight trains to the West Side when the area was defined by factories and warehouses. But when trains were replaced by truck transport, the High Line became obsolete. By century's end it was a rusty, forbidding ruin. Plants grew between the tracks, giving it a wild and striking beauty. David and Hammond loved the ruin and saw in it an opportunity to create a new way to experience their city. Over ten years, they did so. In this candid and inspiring book-- lavishly illustrated--they tell how they relied on skill, luck, and good timing: a crucial court ruling, an inspiring design contest, the enthusiasm of Mayor Bloomberg, the concern for urban planning issues following 9/11. Now the High Line--a half-mile expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vistas--runs through a transformed West Side and reminds us that extraordinary things are possible when creative people work together for the common good."This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, The New York Times"This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --Travel + Leisure"A fascinating first-person tale." --The New York Observer"The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour"If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik"There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning. "Sam Roberts, The New York Times" This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark. "Travel + Leisure" A fascinating first-person tale. "The New York Observer" The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park. "Paul Goldberger" This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement. "Robert A. Caro" This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes. "Anna Wintour" If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger. "Edmund White" The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life. "Adam Gopnik" There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off. "Kurt Andersen"" "This lushly illustrated volume showcases the range of imaginative designs [Joshua David and Robert Hammond] explored and, in some cases, rejected. In recounting their decade-long experiment, they provide an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning." --Sam Roberts, "The New York Times""This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream--and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark." --"Travel + Leisure""A fascinating first-person tale." --"The New York Observer""The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vision, and to the dedication, enthusiasm, and brilliance of their collaborators, a walk in the park has been transformed into an exhilarating urban experience that helps all of us to see our extraordinary city with new eyes." --Anna Wintour "If God is in the details, then few projects can be more divine than the High Line. Christo, the man who wraps bridges and the Reichstag, once said that for him the creative part of his work is not the finished product but the seemingly frustrating process of getting all those permits and raising funds and convincing ecologists and city planners. This careful account of how the High Line came to exist despite all the odds proves just how creative and suspenseful realizing a plan can be; it's a real cliff-hanger." --Edmund White"The story of the High Line is one of the great encouraging improbable stories of New York life in the past few decades. This book should read by anyone who cares about New York, or green and urban life." --Adam Gopnik "There is no more miraculous and important and gratifying piece of new American urban design than the High Line. What's more, how it was conjured into existence is a compelling story, and here's that story--with pictures!--told lucidly and charmingly by the two extraordinary ordinary guys who pulled it off." --Kurt Andersen "The High Line is not only a great work of design--surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century; it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who led the grass-roots movement to rescue the High Line from demolition, tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park." --Paul Goldberger"This book is the record of a bright and in fact heroic part of New York City's history. The story of the struggle, against very long odds, by two young men to create the High Line is a story of perseverance, determination and courage, and the photographs which accompany it show the brilliance of their achievement." --Robert A. Caro"This is a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help reimagine what a park could be in the twenty-first century. Thanks to their vi339160 x 240 x 30mm | 821g11 Oct 2011Farrar, Straus & Giroux IncNew York, United StatesEnglishMaps; Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white0374532990128,0283.96US$32.27Joshua David and Robert Hammond cofounded Friends of the High Line in 1999. David has written for Gourmet, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other magazines. Hammond was awarded a Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2009. In 2010 they were awarded the Jane Jacobs Medal for their work on the High Line.Paperback652018-01-11 14:00:55Robert Hammond
662018-01-11 14:01:10452018-01-11 14:01:10How to Architect9780262516990Doug PattThe basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.The word "architect" is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb--coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. In How to Architect, Patt--an architect and the creator of a series of wildly popular online videos about architecture--presents the basics of architecture in A-Z form, starting with "A is for Asymmetry" (as seen in Chartres Cathedral and Frank Gehry), detouring through "N is for Narrative," and ending with "Z is for Zeal" (a quality that successful architects tend to have, even in fiction--see T he Fountainhead's architect-hero Howard Roark.) How to Architect is a book to guide you on the road to architecture. If you are just starting on that journey or thinking about becoming an architect, it is a place to begin. If you are already an architect and want to remind yourself of what drew you to the profession, it is a book of affirmation. And if you are just curious about what goes into the design and construction of buildings, this book tells you how architects think. Patt introduces each entry with a hand-drawn letter, and accompanies the text with illustrations that illuminate the concept discussed: a fallen Humpty Dumpty illustrates the perils of fragile egos; photographs of an X-Acto knife and other hand tools remind us of architecture's nondigital origins. How to Architect offers encouragement to aspiring architects but also mounts a defense of architecture as a profession--by calling out a defiant verb: architect!144124.46 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 181.44g24 May 2012MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish65 b&w illus.0262516993150,4613.72US$14.92US$16.95Doug Patt is a registered licensed architect in Pennsylvania and has taught architecture at Pennsylvania State University and Northampton Community College. He has a popular Web site and a widely viewed YouTube channel, both also called "How to Architect."PaperbackMIT Press662018-01-11 14:01:10Doug Patt
672018-01-11 14:01:21462018-01-11 14:01:21Design Brooklyn9781617690525Anne HellmanDesign Brooklyn shows us the architecture, interiors and design trends of New York's hottest borough. The book takes us inside restored brownstones, renovated townhouses and private gardens, and shows us the latest in public space design and architecture. With a forward by the Beastie Boys' Mike D and introduction by a Brooklyn historian, the book makes clear why a Brooklyn identity is so trend-setting in today's design world and why the design solutions found here are so distinctive. Illustrated with more than 150 original photos, the book is organized by themes found throughout the borough's private and public spaces: vintage innovation, counterculture, modern concepts, historical renovation, green living and Brooklyn industry. The selections represent a variety of different Brooklyn neighborhoods, each with its own history, architecture, and interior design trends, reflecting the personal styles of the people who live there. From BAM's Richard B Fisher Building, to Fort Greene Park, to Flavor Paper's Boerum Hill building (housing both its industrial space and a private residence), Design Brooklyn will appeal to anyone interested in urban living and design and trend-setting Brooklyn style.256208.28 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,406.13g01 Nov 2013Stewart, Tabori & Chang IncNew York, United StatesEnglish150 colour photographs161769052X153,6373.84US$35.78US$40.01Anne Hellman is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She is the co-author most recently of LogoLounge 7 and of Designers on Design. She is a regular contributor to the LogoLounge.com blog. Michel Arnaud is an acclaimed photographer of interiors and fashion. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Architectural Digest, Oprah, The New York Times and InStyle. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the U.S.Hardback672018-01-11 14:01:21Anne Hellman
682018-01-11 14:01:24472018-01-11 14:01:24The Business of Design9781616890186Keith GranetFor thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In his new book, The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business - from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. Inspired by Granet's own course on running a successful design practice as well as his experience guiding over four hundred design firms, The Business of Design is organized into six clear chapters interwoven with stories, the author's own experiences and life lessons. The Business of Design guides the reader through the steps of creating a successful firm, from the initial foundation of a design practice, to financial management, marketing and public relations, human resources, and project management. The last chapter, on product development, explores the growing trend in the design profession to develop products and bring them to the marketplace, allowing designers to share their voice with a larger audience. The Business of Design includes a foreword by M. Arthur Gensler and interviews with individual architects and designers who have made their mark on the profession, including Michael Graves, John Merrill, A. Eugene Kohn, Victoria Hagan, and Richard Meier. These esteemed architects and designers share the benefits of their experience as well as their own take on the business of design. A vibrant and enticing look at the business side of design practice, this graphically beautiful book is neither dry nor intimidating. "Think it's impossible to make a business using your creativity? Think again! Keith Granet shows you how to make your design business a success. This book is a must-read for every designer."-Jonathan Adler "The Business of Design is the essential guide about the design business. It's filled with invaluable information that covers all aspects of this often complicated and challenging business. Keith's straightforward, no-nonsense approach to finding success makes this a must-read for established designers or anyone just starting out. I've made this mandatory reading for everyone at Thom Filicia Incorporated!" - Thom Filicia "Down to earth, common sense advice drawn from good old fashioned experience, Keith Granet gives the industry what it has been waiting for, THE book on just that. Concise, clearly written, this is NO textbook boilerplate. Trust me, you will underline. . . and feel good about what you do know and aspire to all the rest. READ ON. You will be referring to it often." - Charlotte Moss "Architecture may be an art, but it's also a service profession. To become a good architect requires a passionate dedication to the creative design process. To become a successful one means also understanding that it's a business, a unique one perhaps, but still a business. Keith Granet's The Business of Design will help get you there faster, creative talent intact." - Marc Appleton"In an industry perceived more for its beauty than its money-making ability, Granet's book offers the first steps for designers and architects to start, as the title suggests, balancing creativity and profitability... The business advice he imparts could be applicable to any small-business owner." --USA Today208208.28 x 259.08 x 25.4mm | 839.14g24 Aug 2011PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESSNew York, United StatesEnglish75 colour illustrations1616890185150,0083.82US$35.86US$40.01Hardback682018-01-11 14:01:24Keith Granet
692018-01-11 14:01:34482018-01-11 14:01:34An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture9781477258002Scott A BernardAn Introduction to Enterprise Architecture is the culmination of several decades of experience that I have gained through work initially as an information technology manager and then as a consultant to executives in the public and private sectors. I wrote this book for three major reasons: (1) to help move business and technology planning from a systems and process-level view to a more strategy-driven enterprise-level view, (2) to promote and explain the emerging profession of EA, and (3) to provide the first textbook on the subject of EA, which is suitable for graduate and undergraduate levels of study. To date, other books on EA have been practitioner books not specifically oriented toward a student who may be learning the subject with little to no previous exposure. Therefore, this book contains references to related academic research and industry best practices, as well as my own observations about potential future practices and the direction of this emerging profession.340152 x 226 x 30mm | 539.77g10 Aug 2012AUTHORHOUSEBloomington IN, United StatesEnglishblack & white illustrations1477258000204,8643.6US$28.13Paperback692018-01-13 21:19:37Scott A. Bernard
702018-01-11 14:01:36492018-01-11 14:01:36Architecture Depends9780262012539Jeremy TillPolemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.Architecture depends -- on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans -- at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy. Architects, however, tend to deny this, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. With Architecture Depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Mixing anecdote, design, social theory, and personal experience, Till's writing is always accessible, moving freely between high and low registers, much like his suggestions for architecture itself.Till's book is about the world he knows and how one conveys ideas behind architecture. It is a superbly written, frequently fascinating set of arguments that will support architects who wish to use the messy stuff of life for their own advantage. -- Tim Abrahams * Blueprint * Thought-provoking and important... Architecture Depends raises the question of the relationship of architecture and life to a new level. -- Anni Vartola * Arkkitehti (Finland) * The book performs a wonderful contextualizing function, making architectural intervention, from idea to event, depend on the wide range of human habits and spheres of influence that we normally sum up as 'the world'. -- Lucas Freeman * Scapegoat * Architecture Depends is an attempt to save the profession from itself and a manifesto for an architecture that acknowledges its relationship with the world and its duty to others...This is a brave, enjoyable, affirming and important book and I actually felt sad to have finished it. -- Flora Samuel * Times Higher Education (Book of the Week) * Boldly and elegantly, Architecture Depends asserts that architecture is absolutely dependent upon the 'contingent', difficult and perverse factors that architects have long tried to ignore in an effort to be pure, self-important and professional...What Till's book achieves is to set out with great clarity the territory in which the debate around future action must take place. -- Robert Mull * Architects' Journal *272156 x 232 x 26mm | 621.42g07 Apr 2010MIT Press LtdCambridge, Mass., United StatesEnglish23 b&w illus.0262012537101,9164.15US$40.64Jeremy Till is Dean of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster and a partner at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Their projects include the pioneering 9 Stock Orchard Street (The Strawbale House and Quilted Office), winner of multiple awards. He represented Britain at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.HardbackMIT Press622018-01-11 14:00:34Jeremy Till
712018-01-11 14:01:42502018-01-11 14:01:42The Great American House9780847838721Gil Schafer IIIArchitect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscapes to create homes with a feeling of history. Schafer specialises in building new 'old' houses, as well as renovating historic homes.."..a stunning testimony to a life well-lived. His work melds the best of the past, present and future, with each home beautifully thought out, romantic and dreamy. Each of the 256 pages in this tome is an inspiration to build one perfect home in your lifetime." "Papercity.com""These pages document Schafer's love...and illustrate how thoughtful architecture can infuse the spaces in which we live with meaning."" Veranda Magazine""I opened the book, and before I knew it, a few hours had passed. And really, I can't imagine a better way to spend a few hours than to read Gil's engaging text and pore over the big, beautiful photos of his work." "The Peak of Chic""Anyone that has loved a house--or wants to fall in love all over again with their old one should get this book. Better yet-if you don't believe in Love- get the book, Schafer will convince you it can be found at Home." "Littleaugury.com""This is a remarkably good book, ""The Great American House,"" should be on your list." "mrsblandings.blogspot.com"256261.62 x 312.42 x 27.94mm | 2,086.51g28 Nov 2017Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish250 Colour Photographs0847838722143,8624.12US$69.12Award-winning architect and AD 100 member Gil Schafer is consistently recognized as one of the world's experts on contemporary classical architecture. From 1999 to 2006, Schafer served as president and then chairman of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. His work has been featured in many publications, including Elle Decor and the New York Times. Bunny Williams is an acclaimed interior designer and the author of four books, including An Affair with a House.Hardback712018-01-11 14:01:42Gil Schafer III
722018-01-11 14:01:42502018-01-11 14:01:42The Great American House9780847838721Gil Schafer IIIArchitect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscapes to create homes with a feeling of history. Schafer specialises in building new 'old' houses, as well as renovating historic homes.."..a stunning testimony to a life well-lived. His work melds the best of the past, present and future, with each home beautifully thought out, romantic and dreamy. Each of the 256 pages in this tome is an inspiration to build one perfect home in your lifetime." "Papercity.com""These pages document Schafer's love...and illustrate how thoughtful architecture can infuse the spaces in which we live with meaning."" Veranda Magazine""I opened the book, and before I knew it, a few hours had passed. And really, I can't imagine a better way to spend a few hours than to read Gil's engaging text and pore over the big, beautiful photos of his work." "The Peak of Chic""Anyone that has loved a house--or wants to fall in love all over again with their old one should get this book. Better yet-if you don't believe in Love- get the book, Schafer will convince you it can be found at Home." "Littleaugury.com""This is a remarkably good book, ""The Great American House,"" should be on your list." "mrsblandings.blogspot.com"256261.62 x 312.42 x 27.94mm | 2,086.51g28 Nov 2017Rizzoli International PublicationsNew York, United StatesEnglish250 Colour Photographs0847838722143,8624.12US$69.12Award-winning architect and AD 100 member Gil Schafer is consistently recognized as one of the world's experts on contemporary classical architecture. From 1999 to 2006, Schafer served as president and then chairman of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. His work has been featured in many publications, including Elle Decor and the New York Times. Bunny Williams is an acclaimed interior designer and the author of four books, including An Affair with a House.Hardback722018-01-11 14:01:42Bunny Williams
732018-01-11 14:01:52512018-01-11 14:01:52Graphic Design for Architects9780415522618Karen LewisGraphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics - to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process - not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects' work. In this way, readers don't have to search through graphic design books to figure out what's relevant to them - this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.Introduction: Architects for Graphic Design Part 1: Presenting Yourself 1. Portfolios 2. Resumes Part 2: Presenting to an Audience 3. Competitions 4. Presentations 5. Books Part 3: Architectural Communication 6. Diagrams 7. Information Graphics 8. Maps Part 4: Communication as Architecture 8. Signage and Wayfinding 9. Super Graphics'By clearly demonstrating, both as an example itself as well as through explaining its procedures, the numerous formats and techniques within architecture's extended field of production and reproduction (Portfolios, RFQs, Proposal Books - the extensive combinations of images, texts, diagrams, and spreadsheets that are, in total, and in various permutations, the architect's mode d'emploi) Graphic Design for Architects is not only a useful subject, but also a required skill, and now a necessary volume for any architect's studio bookshelf.' - John McMorrough, Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA 'Graphic Design for Architects - A Manual for Visual Communication is a comprehensive overview that is compelling for both written content and the wide-ranging use of graphic examples in the book. The combination of interviews together with numerous contributors adds a wealth of experience and knowledge into this work. I'm fairly certain that most readers will learn something from this book as it is filled with examples and alternative approaches. For the non-architect, this book will reveal some the architectural secret-sauce that is commonly seen on project sights - thereby helping the reader to appreciate what the architect was trying to do with his presentation.' - Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine224192 x 242 x 22mm | 657.71g11 Aug 2015Taylor & Francis LtdLondon, United KingdomEnglish10 colour tables, 258 colour illustrations, 133 colour line drawings0415522617</