Frank Lloyd Wright
Unity Temple, Barnsdall (Hollyhock) House, Johnson Wax Administration Building and Research Tower
Hardcover ISBN: 0714838691
Frank Lloyd Wright was the first truly organic architect. His use of recurring elemental themes and materials - open-plan layouts, clean geometric lines, water, stone, wood, prairie and sky - resulted in buildings that perfectly reflected, enhanced and assimilated their environments. Comprising more than 50 images, this book is an essential companion to a man whose influence on modern architecture has been immeasurable.
The Poetry of Architecture
Hardcover ISBN: 0393048233
Gives a profound new perspective on Sullivan's genius, relying on nearly three hundred drawings and 130 black-and-white illustrations, as well as previously unpublished writings, to provide a comprehensive study of the great architect and his work.
Architecture, Industry and Innovation
The Early Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners
Paperback ISBN: 0714839345
Nicholas Grimshaw is one of the pre-eminent figures of the British architectural scene. Alongside Sir Norman Foster and Sir Richard Rogers he is a leading figure of the high-tech movement, responsible for some of the outstanding buildings of the last decade. This new volume in Phaidon's series of his complete works covers the years 1965-88, a period which saw Grimshaw establish his practice and his reputation worldwide as an architect of great subtlety and a master of detail. Colin Amery charts the line of Grimshaw's development from his student days at the Architectural Association onwards. He gives critical insights into Grimshaw's thinking and design methodology for a family of buildings, from the 1967 Service Tower for a student hostel to his 1988 Grand Union Walk houses and Superstore for Sainsbury's at Camden. Like Mercedes saloons, Grimshaw buildings show a steady evolution, model to model, an evolution which is illustrated in detail here with photographs, plans and drawings.
Jose Luis Sert 1901-1983
Hardcover ISBN: 1904313213
An in-depth, illustrated look at the life and career of Jose Luis Sert (1902-1983), the Spanish architect, city planner and urbanist whose buildings and theories were equally influenced by his work with Le Corbusier, by the International Style, and by his roots in Barcelona and Catalan modernism.
Show Me the Future
Engineering and Design by Werner Sobek
Hardcover ISBN: 3899860314
Werner Sobek is an engineer. An intelligent and gifted engineer, a specialist in lightweight structures, in using fabric where others would pour concrete, in letting glass float where others would frame it in steel. He is an architect as well. And he has worked with some of the most important architects around - Helmut Jahn, Christoph Ingenhoven, Dominique Perrault, Hans Hollein, to name but a few.