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Louis Henry Sullivan
Louis Henry Sullivan
Hardcover      ISBN: 1568980922
Symphony: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall
Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810949814
Symphony, which includes an introduction by Gehry, traces the history of the Concert Hall from its inception through completion in four illuminating essays and stunning photographs by acclaimed architectural photographer Grant Mudford. Authors Richard Koshalek and Dana Hutt describe the dramatic journey beginning with an unprecedented gift of $50 million in 1988 from the late Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, for a new home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to final construction of the building. Carol McMichael Reese explores the planning of the Concert Hall in relation to a century of efforts to make Downtown Los Angeles the economic and cultural hub of the city. Architecture critic and writer Michael Webb eloquently describes the artistry and complex engineering of this unique structure. And Esa-Pekka Salonen, music director for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, recounts his first impressions of Gehry and the architectural models for the new building in an essay that also defines what makes a great orchestra and a world-class concert hall. Attracting visitors from around the world, Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most important and innovative buildings of recent years. Symphony brings its story to all those interested in modern architecture and the vitality of classical music.
The Architecture of Ulrich Franzen: Selected Works
The Architecture of Ulrich Franzen
Selected Works
Hardcover      ISBN: 3764359056
Richard Neutra's Miller House
Richard Neutra's Miller House
Paperback      ISBN: 1568982747
In 1936, St. Louis socialite Grace Lewis Miller commissioned internationally acclaimed architect Richard Neutra to design a winter house in the burgeoning heart of Palm Springs, California. The therapeutic value of modern architecture espoused by Neutra - already evident in his V.D.L. Research House and Lovell Demonstration Health House - appealed to Miller, an instructor of the posture-improving Mensendieck System of Functional Exercise. Miller wanted an open, light-filled house that would also accommodate a studio for her avant-garde practicce. This unique program, combined with the incredible beauty of a desert site, attracted Neutra to the small but important project. In 1937, the architect and his sophisticated client produced a masterwork of forward-thinking and artful architecture. Author Stephen Leet traces the project for the Miller House from conception to realization, illuminating how the Mensendieck System and its staunch advocate influenced its development. He examines the complex relationship between architect and client as detailed in the extensive and impassioned correspondence exchanged by Neutra and Miller. In addition, sketches and drawings by the architect along with period photographs taken by Julius Shulman provide insight into the Miller House, revealing the way in which client and designer, site and program, the desert landscape and the newly emerging culture of health and fitness all intersected in a moment of the architectural sublime.
Paperback      ISBN: 0262510359
This nearly complete collection of Aalto's literary sketches and lectures from 1922 to 1968 expresses the architect's views on modernism, traditionalism, and functionalism, the design of housing and furnishings, city and regional planning, and technology and the quality of life. These short pieces are enriched by drawings from Aalto's travels in the Mediterranean countries and North Africa.
Alvar Aalto: The Mature Years
Alvar Aalto
The Mature Years
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847813290
In the last of a three-part biography, the author traces the noted Finnish architect's life and career from 1939 to his death in 1976
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513142
"The Architecture of Edwin Lundie has had a transformative effect on Minnesota architecture since its original publication in 1995. Many architects around the state have taken up Lundie's challenge of how to adapt traditional forms to today's needs. the book opened up new ways of thinking about 'regionalism' in Minnesota architecture, and for that, we are forever grateful." —Tom Fisher, Dean of College of Design, University of Minnesota

"Sm4to, 121pgs. Full bound white paper wraps with black titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright, replete with color images and floor plans of Edwin Lundie's houses. Corner tips have a touch wear else in excellent condition.

I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture
I. M. Pei
A Profile in American Architecture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810934779
In 1990, I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture was published as the first full-length study of the life and work of this extraordinary artist. The revised edition includes a chapter on Pei's work since 1990, when he established a new relationship with his firm that enabled him to pursue more small scale, personal commissions. Illustrated from the rich archives of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the book charts Pei's progress from his birth in China in 1917 through every milestone in his career to his preeminent position today. The author, noted architecture critic Carter Wiseman, has supplemented extensive and meticulous research with many hours of conversation with Pei, his family, his associates, and his clients. Wiseman focuses his text on the buildings of special relevance to Pei's career, and, whether discussing the Kennedy Library, the Meyerson Symphony Center, or the Louvre, he carefully considers the project's architectural, sociological, and personal dimensions. One sees how Pei's artistic vision has emerged, how he has deftly met the demands of each new situation and client, and how his charismatic personality has affected events. Scores of color photographs present Pei's buildings in all their splendid variety - from the urban grandeur of the Dallas City Hall to the daring innovation of the Bank of China skyscraper. Dozens of revealing drawings, plans, and models as well as personal and documentary photographs make this volume the only comprehensive visual record of Pei's work.
Barragan: The Complete Works
The Complete Works
Hardcover      ISBN: 1568983220
Mexican architect Luis Barragan (1902-88) was one of the twentieth century s most creative designers and one of its best-known architects. Self-taught, he achieved international renown for his remarkable personal artistic vision. Using vegetation, water, primary geometric forms, and vivid colors, Barragan created a poetic and painterly yet elegantly simple architectural style that transformed the Mexican building tradition into an abstract architectural language. This revised edition of our best-selling monograph the first comprehensive compilation of Barragan s work (102 buildings and 12 additional projects) contains new photographs and an updated bibliography. Its intelligent analyses and superb illustrations demonstrate the complexity and scope of this genius, as both an architect and a landscape designer. Barragan The Complete Works collects over 300 illustrations including Barragan s drawings; photographs of his work; re-drawn plans, elevations, and scale models of important projects; texts by Alvaro Siza, Antonio Toca, and J. M. Buendia, as well as an essay by Barragan himself; and an unabridged transcription of his Pritzker Prize acceptance speech. this book is the essential compendium on the work of this great master architect.

"4to, 232 pgs. Illustrated paper covered boards. Binding is tight and interior is clean and bright, except for faint toning to edges of pages. Profusely illustrated with images of the work of Luis Barragan, arguably the most important Modernist Architect to come out of Mexico. Heavily annotated and explained. Boards show very minor wear to extremities and the vibrantly colorful dust jacket is in excellent condition.

Mary Miss
Mary Miss
Hardcover      ISBN: 1568983395