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50 Architects You Should Know

50 Architects You Should Know

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Starting with the Renaissance, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers concise portraits of the geniuses behind them This accessible and lively survey takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi to Antoni Gaudi to Frank Gehry Double page spreads feature full-colour illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline that extends throughout the book A concise and accessible architectural history, this book is a fascinating look at the enormous variety of ways architects have helped define their eras
Aalto Aalto

Aalto

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Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.

Aalto

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Breuer Breuer

Breuer

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The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) The book examines, in detail all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed in Europe and the United States Trace Breuer's career from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA Hardback 456 pages 800g Dimensions: 16 x 30.5 x 3.6cm

Breuer

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Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

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In Building and Dwelling, Richard Sennett distills a lifetime's thinking and practical experience to explore the relationship between the good built environment and the good life. He argues for, and describes in rich detail, the idea of an open city, one in which people learn to manage complexity. He shows how the design of cities can enrich or diminish the everyday experience of those who dwell in them The book ranges widely - from London, Paris and Barcelona to Shanghai, Mumbai and Medellin in Colombia - and draws on classic thinkers such as Tocqueville, Heidegger, Max Weber, and Walter Benjamin. It also draws on Sennett's many decades as a practical planner himself, testing what works, what doesn't, and why. He shows what works ethically is often the most practical solution for cities' problems This is a humane and thrilling book, which allows us to think freshly about how we live in cities. The experience and wisdom of the author are visible on every page. His voice is distinctive and engaging. It should attract anyone interested in the physical circumstances of civilisation Signed by the author
Concrete - mini format

Concrete - mini format

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New, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material A visual exploration of the aesthetics of concrete architecture through 180 structures, from ancient Rome to the present day Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron Dimensions: 16.3 x 12.3cm Hardback 384 pages
Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

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This pack contains six design lessons based around famous designers and their designs that feature in the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' gallery The lessons can be taught without a visit to the Design Museum but for maximum impact it is advisable to combine teaching a few lessons from the pack and with a visit to the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' permanent exhibition Topics include; The politics of the poster and Unlikely materials for everyday jobs  
Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

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Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography
Future Systems

Future Systems

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Future Systems is an architectural and design practice who have rocked the architectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy that merges modern ideas with natural shapes and technological innovations from other fields This book by Deyan Sudjic presents a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years - some of it previously unpublished It celebrates the perfected accomplishments for which Future Systems are recognised today, as well as looking at the more recent proposals and concepts that continue their forward-looking philosophy Organised according to theme, this innovative format furthermore presents well-known works in a new light, permitting a fresh appreciation of Future Systems' oeuvre today - at their highest point of public acclaim yet Hardback 240 pages 1.2 kg Dimensions: 25.2 x 29.2 x 3cm
Jutaku: Japanese Houses Jutaku: Japanese Houses

Jutaku: Japanese Houses

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Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture Hardback 512 pages Weight: 1kg Dimensions: 13.3 x 19.4 x 4.8cm
Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

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A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins by William J R Curtis Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic For the third edition the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value
My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

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Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand over the last 60 years. A diverse, remarkable career including the founding of Habitat, The Design Museum and his own extensive work in product design, furniture, catalogues and books. Forward by Thomas Heatherwick, featuring more than 400 photographs and drawings. Hardback 264 pages
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Snarkitecture Snarkitecture

Snarkitecture

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The first monograph on Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative and innovative design studio with an introduction by Maria Cristina Didero Fast becoming one of the world's most sought-after studios, Snarkitecture has designed installations, architecture, products, and furniture for a diverse range of clients including COS, Kith, Calvin Klein, the New Museum, Kartell, and Beats by Dr. Dre This book presents more than 70 of the studio's projects and investigates how its founders, artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen, work at the interface between their disciplines to come up with some of the most beguiling and fascinating designs seen in recent years
Spectrum by John Pawson

Spectrum by John Pawson

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John Pawson, globally acclaimed miminalist architect and the man behind the architectural design of the Design Museum, celebrates colours through 320 inspiring photographs A multi-coloured journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of images. Spectrum is a celebration of colour from one of the most unexpected sources. His architecture might be known for its limited colour palette, but his photographs tell a different story. Pawson is always taking photographs of patterns, details, textures, and spatial arrangements that often inform and inspire his work Signed by the author
The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

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The Architect Says is a colorful compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s most opinionated design minds. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, these sets of quotes convey a remarkable depth and diversity of thinking. Alternately wise and amusing, this elegant gem of a book makes the perfect gift for architects, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have helped shape our built world.
The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

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The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the motivations of the rich and powerful around the world - and on the ways they seek to affect us Paperback 464 pages Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.2 x 18.1cm
Ward Bennett Ward Bennett

Ward Bennett

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Ward Bennett by Phaidon Press is the first and only monograph to explore the life and work of renown designer Ward Bennett Includes new and archival photography that illustrates Bennett's wide-ranging work in the fields of furniture, interiors, pottery, tableware, and sculpture A period interview between Bennett and Paul Cummings brings the designer's voice to life Features a sumptuous velvet cover inspired by Bennett's luxurious fabrics A predecessor of luxury design based on simple form paired with elegant material accents, Bennett's furniture regularly goes up for auction A momentous publication for fans of Bennett's work, curators, collectors, designers, students, and all those interested in twentieth century design

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