Individual Architects of the 2oth Century
Robert A.M. Stern: Houses
Robert A.M. Stern
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885254687

In over thirty years of practice, Robert A. M. Stern has developed a distinctive architecture committed to the synthesis of tradition and innovation and, above all, to the creation and enhancement of a meaningful sense of place. Inspired by the great legacy of American architecture, the firm of Robert A. M. Stern Architects has produced a variety of building types in a range of stylistic vocabularies. The design of houses, for which the firm initially gained notice, remains a cornerstone of the practice. Beautifully illustrated in color, this major monograph -- a companion volume to the best-selling "Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings" -- thoroughly documents more than forty-five houses built over the course of thirty years.
These distinguished houses are located in diverse settings across the United States, from San Francisco's Russian Hill to the Rocky Mountains to the Long Island and New England coasts. In every case, Stern has emphasized the importance of context by exploring the nature of place through houses that embody the region's vernacular architectural heritage, as well as gracefully reflect each site's unique natural setting. Whether considering classical New York town houses, Shingle Style "cottages" by the sea, or Scandinavian log houses as reinterpreted on the American frontier, Stern has fostered a strong sense of architectural continuity and connection to the past by participating in the dialogue across time that he believes lies at the heart of architecture.

Space Framed: Richard Gluckman Architect
Space Framed
Richard Gluckman Architect
Paperback      ISBN: 158093045x

From one of his earliest projects for Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil, founders of the Dia Art Foundation in New York, Richard Gluckman has closely aligned his work with the world of art and artists. Over the past twenty years, Gluckman has created distinctive spaces for numerous art galleries and museums and developed installations with such notable contemporary artists as Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, Jenny Holzer, and Walter de Maria. But Gluckman's vision extends beyond art world commissions to include residential, commercial, and public projects. Deeply informed by the minimalist and site-specific artists Gluckman has encountered throughout his career, his work displays a consistent restraint that, as Gluckman himself writes, "allows for more emphasis on the basic architectural components: structure, scale, proportion, material, and light." The result is an architecture of powerful simplicity that has been applied to a wide variety of projects throughout the world.
"Space Framed: Richard Gluckman Architect" presents thirty-eight buildings and projects with carefully composed photographs and detailed presentation drawings. Featured projects include various buildings for the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the renovation and addition to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum Competition, the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, and the Museo Picasso in Malaga, Spain. In addition to generous illustrations and an introduction by the architect, "Space Framed" features an insightful essay by noted critic Hal Foster.

Alvar Aalto and the International Style
Alvar Aalto and the International Style
Paperback      ISBN: 0823001741

Too long out of print, Pearson's book is still regarded as the best work on this great Modernist who, though primarily an architect, designed several classics of modern furniture. The impeccable research is enhanced by hundreds of photographs, plans, and renderings.

Mies in America
Mies in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810967286

This major study of one of the 20th century's greatest architects reevaluates the entire body of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's work in America. Based on considerable new research and bringing to light previously unstudied material -- drawings and collages, photographs, project documents, and oral histories -- Mies in America presents fresh, original, and corrective interpretations of the architect's achievement.

Designed to accompany the important exhibition curated by Phyllis Lambert of the Canadian Centre for Architecture and opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in June 2001 and then traveling to Montreal and Chicago, Mies in America includes nine essays that together offer a portrait of Mies's evolution as an artist. Packed with over 550 illustrations, the book looks beyond Mies's most famous architectural triumphs, from the IIT campus in Chicago to the Seagram Building in New York, to probe the relationship between a seminal body of work and its cultural context.

Abrams New York, 2001. Some scuffs along front panel of jacket which is now protected in an archival wrapper. Very solid copy.

Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture
Philip Johnson and His Mischief
Appropriation in Art and Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 1864705248

-Philip Johnson influenced art, architecture and design during the second half of the 20th century -A thorough review of his body of work -Post-modern contemporaries include Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag and Jean Genet In the world of modern art, the idea of appropriation, or the conscious manipulation of the recognized world of another artist, has long been accepted as a legitimate strategy in criticism of the tradition of art authorship, challenging the context of viewing contemporary work and the manipulation of omnipresent media images. The world of art itself is fair game to be pillaged or mined in the production of new art, but there is almost no recognized equivalent aesthetic in architecture. Philip Johnson consistently dealt with the concept of appropriation and used it as a design strategy from the very beginning of his illustrious career. A singular taste-maker, Philip Johnson influenced art, architecture and design during the second half of the 20th century. Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture looks at the concept of appropriation and how Johnson's style was influenced first by his mentor, Mies van der Rohe, and then by post-modern ideas and artists. Charting his career through the 1980s and beyond, this title serves to review Johnson's body of work and show that, far from being a weakness, his use of appropriation was a major part of his innovative success.

Alvaro Siza: Figures and Configurations, Projects and Buildings, 1986-1988
Alvaro Siza
Figures and Configurations, Projects and Buildings, 1986-1988
Paperback      ISBN: 0847809382

Illustrates many of the Portuguese architect's projects in West Berlin, Portugal, Salzburg, and The Hague

Some sunning to wraps. Previous owner's Ex Libris embossed stamp on ffep. Nice copy overall.

Santiago Calatrava: Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion
Santiago Calatrava
Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847827011

Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava has achieved considerable international acclaim in recent years with his breathtaking feats of engineering in the service of elegant and humanistic modern forms. While his most recent success was the much-lauded (and much-televised) stadium, velodrome, and other structures of the Athens Olympics, Calatrava first established his reputation as the preeminent engineer of our time with a stunning series of bridges designed for cities around the globe―Barcelona, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Orl ans, Seville, Venice, and Jerusalem.
Recent years have witnessed the introduction of Calatrava's elegant forms to the American cityscape with designs for an innovative apartment tower and the much-anticipated World Trade Center Transportation Hub, both planned for lower Manhattan. But before these designs were unveiled, Calatrava completed the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum, which Time named the best new design project of 2001. This beautifully illustrated monograph is a detailed exploration of a celebrated American architectural masterpiece.
Calatrava's spectacular cultural and civic projects have secured his place in the pantheon of world-class twenty-first-century architects. In addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, he's celebrated for train stations in Zurich, Lyons, Lisbon, and Li ge; the Sondica Airport in Bilbao; the Tenerife Concert Hall in the Spanish Canary Islands; and the Valencia Science Museum, Planetarium, and Opera House.

Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright
Many Masks
A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399132325

The author profiles the professional achievements and flamboyant personal life of his long-time friend and preeminent American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture
Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi
A Search for Living Architecture
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791356755

This unique book documents the work and lives of two 20th-century architects, Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey, whose shared beliefs anticipated today's architectural principles of integration among humans, earth, and the built environment. This book proposes a dialogue between two key 20th-century architects, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi. Frey moved from Switzerland to the U.S. in the early 1930s and Bo Bardi emigrated from Italy to Brazil after the end of World War II. While they never met, their intellectual odysseys overlapped. Both fostered the integration among architecture, landscape, and people, helping transform the architectural culture in their adoptive countries. Their design affinities converged in the notion of a living architecture, evident in their publications and the projects featured here. Frey, a pioneer of "desert modernism" in southern California, embraced the landscape and experimented with materials to create elegantly detailed structures. Bo Bardi produced idiosyncratic works that strove to merge modern and traditional vocabularies in an architecture conceived as a stage for everyday life. Placing these architects side by side, the authors explore modern architecture through cross-cultural exchanges and unveil meaningful, though little known, architectural dialogues across cultures and continents.

Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard
Hardcover      ISBN: 1934429848

Alexander Girard is well known for his bold, colourful and iconic textile designs. Featuring many previously unpublished designs, this book uncovers many treasures as well as looking at all of the most recognizable works by Girard.