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AIA Guide to the Twin Cities: The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
AIA Guide to the Twin Cities
The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Paperback      ISBN: 0873515404
Get ready to discover the great architectural mecca that is Minneapolis and St. Paul. The first comprehensive, illustrated handbook of its kind, AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is the ultimate source to the architectural riches of the metropolitan area. Organized by neighborhood and featuring a wealth of sites—from the highest point on the Minneapolis skyline to the modest St. Paul bungalow vibrant with historical and architectural significance—this invaluable reference has it all: - Illuminating entries for more than 3,000 buildings - Behind-the-scenes details of the structures and their architects - Lively information about local history and regional styles - Highlights of important buildings nearly lost in time - Sixty easy-to-read maps that pinpoint the location of every structure - Dozens of planned walking and driving tours - Over 1,000 photos that illustrate significant buildings and features Retired Pioneer Press architecture critic Larry Millett has spent more than two decades researching and exploring the architectural heritage of the Twin Cities. Millett’s AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is your ticket to the best tour in town. Sponsored in part by the American Institute of Architects Minnesota. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture. His books include Lost Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights (all MHS Press), as well as a series of mystery novels featuring Sherlock Holmes.
Archidoodle: An Architect's Activity Book
Archidoodle
An Architect's Activity Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1780673213
This innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the user to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans, how to create sustainable cities and so on. The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students to architects.
Pro Domo
Pro Domo
Hardcover      ISBN: 8496540510
Drawing for Interior Design
Drawing for Interior Design
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1780671768
This book covers all stages of visual presentation as part of the interior design process, from the most basic initial sketches, to models, to fully developed computer-generated visualizations. Following a brief introduction, four chapters take the reader through the design process, from the basics to conception, presentation, and production. This second edition includes more practical advice on techniques, more step-by-step sequences, and updated examples. With a varied and comprehensive range of images, this book is an invaluable, inspirational, and practical resource for interior design students.
Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties
Storybook Style
America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670893854
A lively celebration of Storybook Style revists the 1920s and 1930s to explore an entire style of architecture designed around images produced by Hollywood.
Soft Shells: Porous and Deployable Architectural Screens
Soft Shells
Porous and Deployable Architectural Screens
Paperback      ISBN: 9063692692
- By Sofia Vyzoviti, author of Folding Architecture (40.000 copies sold) - includes more atttractive imagery then her previous books.
Source Book of American Architecture: 500 Notable Buildings from the 10th Century to Present
Source Book of American Architecture
500 Notable Buildings from the 10th Century to Present
Paperback      ISBN: 1568980256
Layered Urbanisms
Layered Urbanisms
Paperback      ISBN: 0393732509
Layered Urbanisms presents critical discussions and illustrations of urban research and design analysis as carried out in advanced studios with young architects investigating ways to design new urban spaces for New York.
Architecture Now
Architecture Now
Hardcover      ISBN: 3822840912
The best of contemporary architectural design (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) The cr?me de la cr?me of the most influential architects and architectural firms?the definitive reference guide to contemporary architectural design. Here you'll find familiar names, such as O. Gehry, Meier, Ando, Foster, and Starck, as well as a host of brilliant future stars. Highlights include Jakob & MacFarlane's morphological George Restaurant at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Diller & Scofidio's "Blur Building" proposal for the International Expo 2001 in Switzerland, and Herzog & De Meuron's remarkable Tate Modern. Arranged alphabetically by architect or firm, with biographical and contact information for designers and an extensive selection of photographs and illustrations, this volume presents the highlights of Architecture Now! Vol 1.
What Is Architecture?: An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines
What Is Architecture?
An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines
Paperback      ISBN: 0262691663
Discusses the meaning of architecture, describing its place in history, art and technology. Rather than saying that architecture is everything, the author sets limits to the subject. The text is a series of fables which meditate on the options, hopes and failures of shelter in society.