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.
Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects
Hardcover ISBN: 1580930840
Highlights structures, both in the planning and executed stages, designed in the 1990s by the firm of Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects, that demonstrate the firm's sculptural achievements, including Da Monsta and the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and its larger projects including the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas.
How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Paperback ISBN: 0142000159
Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy. Reprint.
Hardcover ISBN: 8495273403
This book provides an overview of the work of Carlos Ferrater, one of the most active and internationally acclaimed Spanish architects working today. Recent projects such as the Fitness Center in Barcelona, the Impiva headquarters in Castellon, and the Movie Studio in Barcelona, represent a new level of architectural brilliance from Ferrater. With the close collaboration of the architect himself, this book has been grouped according to the scale of his projects, from private housing to urban developments.
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.