Rare Architecture
100 Contemporary Houses
100 Contemporary Houses
Hardcover      ISBN: 3836523302
Exceptional contemporary houses from Chile to Croatia to China Designing private homes offers architects more freedom than corporate projects to express their ideas and try out new concepts. Conceiving living spaces is not without its own set of challenges, for which architects are forever looking for innovative solutions—rethinking the way we inhabit our home and live our daily lives is all part of the job when designing a house. Nowadays environmental concerns have become crucial in building sustainable structures, changing the playing field quite profoundly. This two-volume publication rounds up 100 of the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes from the past decade, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid.

1000x Architecture of the Americas
1000x Architecture of the Americas
Hardcover      ISBN: 3938780568
Outstanding buildings have been constructed in the Western Hemisphere; acclaimed as well as emerging architects are contributing today with their work in North, South, Central America and the Carribbean to the definition of tomorrow?s architecture. This c
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.

Arbours & Grottos : A Facsimile of the Two Parts of Universal Architecture (1755 and 1758), With a Catalogue of Wright's Works in Architecture and Garden Design
Arbours & Grottos : A Facsimile of the Two Parts of Universal Architecture (1755 and 1758), With a Catalogue of Wright's Works in Architecture and Garden Design
Boxed      ISBN: 0859675157

One of a limited edition of 375; number is not noted, possibly proof copy. Oblong 4to, quarter bound in green cloth with brown paper boards, title label on spine and green cloth slipcase. Interior clean throughout, binding is solid. Front free end paper creased a couple times down center, upper corners of boards are lightly bumped. Otherwise a clean, handsome copy of this well done facsimile. London, 1979.

Architecture and Ideology in Eastern Europe During the Stalin Era: An Aspect of Cold War History
Architecture and Ideology in Eastern Europe During the Stalin Era
An Aspect of Cold War History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262011301
Since 1978, Anders Aman has been researching, photographing, and documenting the architectural style known as Socialist Realism. In the midst of the current statue toppling, this book records in over 200 illustrations the government-planned buildings, cities, parks, and monuments from the Stalinist postwar period in Eastern Europe, providing a valuable record and analysis of the relation between architecture and the state in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and former East Germany. Very little has been written on architecture and politics during the Cold War period for any country, and next to nothing is known about the architecture, or about state policies reflected in the architecture, of Eastern Europe. Aman not only illuminates these issues but also reveals the influence they had on the course of architectural history in the West. Following an overview of the Stalinist era and the ideological spread of Socialist Realism, Aman investigates several buildings in detail monumental structures such as the Palace of Culture in Warsaw and Stalinallee in East Berlin - and the socialist cities of Stalinstadt, Nowa Huta, Sztalinvaros, and Dimitrovgrad. Sketching the lives of eight selected architects, he illuminates how their profession was affected by Socialist Realism. Aman also takes up such political works of art as the influential Polish painting "Pass me a brick!" and the Stalin monuments in Budapest and Prague, noting that even as history is being obliterated, Socialist Realism remains a key to understanding pictorial art and the built environment in Eastern Europe. He concludes with a discussion of how architecture is related to political ideologies. Anders Aman is Professor of the History and Theory of Art at Umea University, Sweden. An Architectural History Foundation Book

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.

The Architecture of Robert & James Adam (2 Volumes)
The Architecture of Robert & James Adam (2 Volumes)
Hardcover      SKU: 1199214892

1922. Folio. Green cloth boards have been professionally reinforced at front hinges (both Vol. 1 and 2). Vol. 1 has also been reinforced from the inside, and at spine ends. Decorative raised gilt cameos are bright, although they show rubbing. Boards show light spotting, bumping to corners, and wear on edges. Dust soiling to text block, although interior is clean with only occasional stains or finger smudges. Both volumes are profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings in blueprint style. Complete 2 volume set.

Architettura De Vitruvio
Architettura De Vitruvio
by Missing
Paperback      SKU: 1199241652

"1830, Small 4to, 151 pgs. Bound in blue wraps. A bit tattered but in working condition. Italian language.

The Art of Living in Singapore
The Art of Living in Singapore
Hardcover      ISBN: 9810054904
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.