Other Nations Architecture
Architectural Guide Tokyo
Paperback ISBN: 3869224851
Having visited often and sometimes lived in Tokyo, Meyer has led architectural tours of the Japanese city, and here presents a guide to help foreign visitors find and appreciate the architecture. He focuses on prominent pre-war and post-war buildings erected in the city's central 23 wards. He does not consider interior design or residential buildings unless there is public access to the interiors, and does not distinguish between foreign and Japanese architects. For each building he includes a address, GPS coordinates, architect, a photograph, sometimes drawings or diagrams, and a description of the building and the design and construction projects. Annotation
Architecture of Bali
A Source Book of Traditional and Modern Forms
Hardcover ISBN: 0824826833
Landscape and architectural designer Wijaya presents a visual study of Balinese architecture's origins, elements, and variations. Following an overview of the Balinese village, he discusses basic architectural elements, building materials, ornamentation, hybrid styles, and adaptations evidenced in modern private houses and boutique hotels. Illustrated with color photographs by Wijaya and other specialist photographers. Oversize: 11.25x11.25. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Art and Architecture in Mexico
Paperback ISBN: 0500204063
“A lucid—at times, even poetic—summary of five hundred years of Mexican art. The illustrated works of art are well-chosen and beautifully integrated into Oles’s text. Indeed, it feels as if his words emanate from the art itself.
Blueprints and Blood
The Stalinization of Soviet Architecture, 1917-1937
Hardcover ISBN: 0691033498
Analyzing "totalitarianism from below" in a crucial area of Soviet culture, Hugh Hudson shows how Stalinist forces within the architectural community destroyed an avant-garde movement of urban planners and architects, who attempted to create a more humane built environment for the Soviet people. Through a study of the ideas and constructions of these visionary reformers, Hudson explores their efforts to build new forms of housing and "settlements" designed to free the residents, especially women, from drudgery, allowing them to participate in creative work and to enjoy the "songs of larks." Resolving to obliterate this movement of human liberation, Stalinists in the field of architecture unleashed a "little" terror from below, prior to Stalin's Great Terror. Using formerly secret Party archives made available by perestroika, Hudson finds in the rediscovered theoretical work of the avant-garde architects a new understanding of their aims. He shows, for instance, how they saw the necessity of bringing elite desires for a transformed world into harmony with the people's wish to preserve national culture. Such goals brought their often divided movement into conflict with the Stalinists, especially on the subject of collectivization. Hudson's provocative work offers evidence that in spite of the ultimate success of the Stalinists, the Bolshevik Revolution was not monolithic: at one time it offered real architectural and human alternatives to the Terror. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Building Saigon South
Sustainable Lessons for a Livable Future
Hardcover ISBN: 194353201x
In the Saigon South district of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, globally renowned architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed a livable, human-scale urban environment in partnership with the Phu My Hung development group. SOM created the master plan that still guides growth and change in this part of the city, which has been accepted as an example of sustainable development to be imitated across Asia and throughout the rest of the world. Saigon South’s neighborhoods accommodate residents of varying income levels and provide green public space for all. Verdant parks are placed alongside the area’s natural water features. The master plan’s emphasis on multi-use design allows for traditional shophouses as well as larger businesses, integrating all parts of life into a pedestrian-friendly district. Saigon South is an economically and civically vibrant district that showcases the city’s cultural richness rather than the egos of the architects and developers.
Building The Japanese House Today
Hardcover ISBN: 0810959313
Describes in detail the design and construction of a traditional Japanese house in California, revealing how the aesthetic principles of Japanese architecture--including clean lines, intricate joinery, and expert woodworking--can be adapted to such Western needs as central heating, computerized lighting systems, furnishings, insulation, and electronics. Architects & Designers Book Club.
Design & Architecture
Paperback ISBN: 0794604633
Burmese design, heavily influenced by its proximity to China and India, is a many-layered thing, interwoven with spiritual, religious and political messages. Burmese Design & Architecture takes an in-depth look at the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to both religious and secular architecture. With over 500 full-color photographs and expert insights provided by leading archaeological authorities, this is a must-have for serious connoisseurs of architecture, design or Burma itself.
Living Architecture from China's Past
Hardcover ISBN: 0804838844
Bridges, the least known and understood of China's many wonders, are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess. Chinese Bridges brings together a thorough look at these marvels from one of the world's leading experts on Chinese culture and historical geography, Ronald G. Knapp. While many consider bridges to be merely utilitarian, the bridges of China move beyond that stereotype, as many are undeniably dramatic, even majestic and daring. Chinese Bridges illustrates in detail 20 well-preserved ancient bridges, along with descriptions and essays on the distinctive architectural elements shared by the various designs. For the first time in an English-language book, Chinese Bridges records scores of newly discovered bridges across China's vast landscape, illustrated with over 400 color photographs, as well as woodblock prints, historic images, paintings and line drawings.
Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia
The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers
Paperback ISBN: 0804844798
This is an authoritative book on the subject of hybrid architecture built by successful Chinese immigrants and their descendents in Southeast Asia. It includes hundreds of photographs and information on the historical contexts of the buildings.
Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo
Hardcover ISBN: 0271015624
A specialist in medieval Islamic architecture and institutions explains how the Ayyubid dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries brought unprecedented architectural development to the most important city in medieval Syria. He describes how they modernized the city rather than build a new one as most ascendent dynasties did, and argues that the intense palatial and religious activity was intended to create a royal image of the Ayyubid state while fostering links between it and urban population. Well illustrated in black and white. The quotations are in both Arabic and English. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.