Rare Architecture
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.

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
Barragan
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.

Brick Pavement and Fencewalls: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration
Brick Pavement and Fencewalls
Authentic Details for Design and Restoration
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471383376
One of the oldest and most versatile building materials available, brick is used for period landscape design in walkways, entry pavements, courtyards, terraces, porticoes, steps, and fencewalls. With the increased interest in traditional landscape design, this book will appeal to anyone who is interested in restoring old brickwork or in creating new brickwork with a historic feel.
Cabins / Hutten / Cabanes
Cabins / Hutten / Cabanes
Hardcover      ISBN: 3836550261
Life in the woods: Creative cabin architecture Ever since Henry David Thoreau’s described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode. This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, explores how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions. As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces. The cabins selected for this publication emphasize the variety of the genre, both in terms of usage and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this survey is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations. Constant throughout, however, is architectural innovation, and an inspiring sense of contemplation and coexistence as people return to nature and to a less destructive model of being in the world.