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Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992 Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992

Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992

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The eight issues of Octavo, journal of typography, published in the 1980s and 90s, have acquired cult status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available. If you want to find back issues, be prepared to pay big money. But it’s now possible to ‘own’ all eight issues and to enjoy them at actual size in a brand-new Kickstarter-funded 384pp book – Octavo Redux The book has been designed and edited by two of Octavo’s original designers and editors – Hamish Muir and Mark Holt. And, as with the journals themselves, the book uses high-end production techniques to faithfully reproduce the original publications The book also documents covers and spreads from the full-scale working prototypes made by 8vo during the design process for each issue of Octavo. Subscription cards and subscription card mock-ups are shown at full-scale. The notorious eighth issue of Octavo (the ‘interactive’ CD-ROM) is also documented, including its packaging, as well as the content itself through a selection of actual-size screenshots (640×480 pixels) The pre-desktop computer production processes employed in the early issues of Octavo, are documented by showing selected type specifications and proof mark-ups for in-position page-make-up typesetting systems. These often resulted in long ‘discussions’ with the typesetters, conducted via bike messengers, red pen, highlight markers and Tipp-Ex. Through extensive captions and annotations, the book shines a light on this now lost practice of visual engineering – where maths mattered Spreads of the printed issues are created from high resolution RGB photography – one image capture per page – made from the original untrimmed press sheets. This allows perfectly flat, squared-up montages of left and right pages to be brought together as spreads in the lay-flat binding used in the production of Octavo Redux. In the spirit of Octavo, there are many production surprises in store for the reader of Octavo Redux. In addition to the wide gamut repro, which better represents the true colours of the original issues than everyday CMYK, two special inks are used in the book – metallic gold, and in the uncoated sections of the book, a soft neon yellow Other material considerations include foil blocking on reflective mirror paper, for the hard cover and end papers, and the books come wrapped in a translucent self-coloured trace jacket, in keeping with the original issues of Octavo As Caroline Roberts, in her book Graphic Design Visionaries, has noted: ‘Named after an abbreviation of the book-production term ‘octavo’, 8vo saw themselves as outsiders; they were intense, outspoken and did not identify or engage with the design community. They were pragmatists, obsessed with detail, believing that expression should be a result of the design process, not the motivation for it.’  Although 8vo disbanded in July 2001, Muir and Holt have reunited to design and edit Octavo Redux. They have applied all the ingenuity and close attention to detail that went into the journal to the design and production of this book
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Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution

Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution

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It’s been four years in the making. Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution is the first comprehensive history of Letraset, the rubdown lettering system that revolutionised typographic expression The book tells the Letraset story from its early days as a difficult-to-use wet system, to its glory years as the first truly democratic alternative to professional typesetting The book also looks at Letraset’s present-day revival amongst a new set of admirers who recognise the typographic excellence of the system’s typefaces The book comes with a gatefold Letraset timeline. It has an introduction by Malcolm Garrett, and features in-depth interviews with Mr Bingo, Erik Brandt, Aaron Marcus, David Quay, Dan Rhatigan, Freda Sack, Andy Stevens and Jon Wozencroft Essays by Colin Brignall, Dave Farey and Mike Daines – all key members of the Letraset team – provide expert insight into the rise of Letraset as a typographic and commercial powerhouse. A central essay by Adrian Shaughnessy examines the typographic and cultural impact of the system The book’s design is by the Spin team of Tony Brook and Claudia Klat. It uses many rare specimens from Letraset’s past – catalogues, press ads, mailers, storage units, and of course, sheets of classic Letraset typefaces
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TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition) TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition)

TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition)

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TD 63–73: Total Design and its pioneering role in graphic design [Unit 03] was first published in 2011, selling out almost immediately. This tome is the new and expanded edition Written by Ben Bos, a key member of the TD studio, the book describes how a band of idealistic Dutch designers came together to form one of the first multidisciplinary design groups – one that helped shape the future of design in Europe and beyond Total Design began in Amsterdam in 1963. Ben Bos joined the founders (Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Friso Kramer and the Schwarz Brothers) from the outset. Together and individually, they set new benchmarks for typography, identity design, cultural design, exhibition design and product design The expanded edition of TD 63–73 is a unique insider’s account of Total Design’s golden period. It contains hundreds of images from the TD archive, and in Ben Bos’s text the reader is given a personal history of a design group that remains as important today as it did when it launched in 1963
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Supernew Supergraphics Supernew Supergraphics

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Supernew Supergraphics reflects the numerous ways in which graphics are invading public spaces and disrupting the sometimes-staid world of public architecture It’s a compendium of graphic excess on a monumental scale. It features new work from around the globe, and interviews with leading practitioners Felice Varini, Sascha Lobe, Sara De Bondt and Boa Mistura The book’s design by Spin is a tour de force of graphic expression. The cover pays homage to the originators of Supergraphics in the 1960s – a group of radical architects who broke the unwritten rule that you never paint on architecture Not only did they apply paint to architecture, but they always made sure the graphics were too big for the surfaces they were applied to. This is echoed in the cover for Supernew Supergraphics
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Josef Albers in Mexico

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Josef Albers in Mexico brings together photographs, photo collages, prints, and significant paintings from the Variants/Adobe (1946–1966) and Homage to the Square (1950–1976) series from the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Two scholarly essays, an illustrated map, and vivid colour reproductions of paintings and works on paper illuminate this little-known period in the influential artist’s practice
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The LEGO Architect The LEGO Architect

The LEGO Architect

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Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You'll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models from around the world. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way.
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Archigram - The Book

Archigram - The Book

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Archigram comprised Warren Chalk (1927-88), Peter Cook (1936-), Dennis Crompton (1935-), David Greene (1937-), Ron Herron (1930-94), and Michael Webb (1937-). Together, in the 1960s and early 1970s, they envisioned the future of architecture in ways that enthralled a generation In an era defined by the space race, they developed a 'high-tech', lightweight, infra-structural approach that stretched far beyond known technologies or contemporary realities. They devised autonomous dwellings and focused on survival technology; they experimented with megastructures and modular construction systems; they explored mobility through the environment, and the use of portable living capsules: all through the medium of an incredible series of drawings and models Archigram's influence has been profound and enduring. They gave the High-tech movement its impetus; they inspired architects such as Renzo Piano and Norman Foster; and they laid the ground for the design of buildings such as the Pompidou Centre. This book catalogues Archigram's activities over fourteen years, together with commentaries by the architects and critics writing then and now. Edited and designed by Archigram member Dennis Crompton, it has been 40 years in the making
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Jan Kaplicky Drawings Jan Kaplicky Drawings

Jan Kaplicky Drawings

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Jan Kaplicky (1937-2009) was a visionary architect with a passion for drawing. It was his way of discovering, describing and  constructing; and through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order Many of his sketches, cutaway drawings and photomontages are brought together and celebrated in this book. These drawings date from the early years of his independent practice, Future Systems, in the 1970s, to his final ink drawings, executed in the mid-1990s Featured projects range from design studies for the International Space Station, undertaken with NASA, to the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground, in London, winner of the 1999 Stirling Prize
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House: First Words Board Books

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Budding young architects and their design-minded parents will love exploring this set of 5 miniature board books, each touring a different room in a stylish, modern house: living room, bathroom, kitchen, garage, and bedroom Inside, inviting illustrations of familiar, everyday objects are paired with first words, promoting early vocabulary development, pattern recognition, and open-ended, imaginative play
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Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models

Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks Create 14 of his best-loved buildings using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding) with the Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models book Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own model. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. To make things easier, the most intricate parts of the templates have been pre-cut. Then simply display your finished model and admire your handiwork Suitable for folding experts and beginners alike, Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models is a must for Wright fans and architectural model enthusiasts alike
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Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

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Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses presents 25 of Le Corbusier's small residential works (self-sufficient and detached single and double-family houses) through sectional projections (perspectival sections) as well as plans, sections, and elevations Sectional projections, compared to other types of representation, capture most clearly the relational dynamic among different building elements and therefore express most effectively the architect's design intentions The book is the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of Le Corbusier's architecture
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Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings

Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings

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This entertaining book offers a novel view of architecture through the prism of construction toys. Ranging over the last century to the present, Brenda and Robert Vale draw parallels between the model-building sets of the modern period and architectural movements, social history, and national identities and myths. Some children’s construction toys such as Lincoln Logs and Tudor Minibrix have looked to the past. Others have looked to the future: as early as the 1920s, the American metal toy Bilt-E-Z could be used to construct a stepped-back skyscraper like the Empire State Building The Vales investigate not only how models sets have reflected different building styles but also whether the toys themselves influenced the careers of the children who grew up playing with them. They explore connections between model-railway buildings and modernism; model sets such as Castos and reinforced concrete housing; and even between the creative but slightly surreal Playplax and postmodern deconstructivist architecture
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The LEGO Architecture Ideas Book The LEGO Architecture Ideas Book

The LEGO Architecture Ideas Book

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The LEGO Architecture Idea Book will provide endless inspiration for aspiring builders who want to turn their ordinary models into something extraordinary In this example-packed guide, Alice Finch (renowned for her massive, detailed models of buildings from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings) shares her best building secrets for crafting realistic walls, roofs, columns, and decorations using LEGO
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Inside North Korea Inside North Korea

Inside North Korea

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Erased by bombing during the Korean War, North Korea’s trophy capital of Pyongyang was entirely rebuilt from scratch from 1953, in line with the vision of the nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung. Designed as an imposing stage set, it is a place of grand axial boulevards linking gargantuan monuments, lined with stately piles of distinctly Korean flavor, to be “national in form and socialist in content.” Under the present leader, Kim Jong Un, construction has ramped up apace. He is rapidly transforming Pyongyang into a playground, conjuring a flimsy fantasy of prosperity and using architecture as a powerful anaesthetic, numbing the population from the stark reality of his authoritarian regime Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an eye-opening tour behind closed doors in the most secretive country in the world, revealing that past the grand stone façades lie lavish wonder-worlds of marble and mosaic, coffered ceilings, and crystal chandeliers, along with new interiors in dazzling colour palettes. Discover the palatial reading rooms of the Grand People’s Study House, and peer inside the locker rooms of the recently renovated Rungrado May Day Stadium, ready to host a FIFA World Cup that will never come
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Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings

Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings

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The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings – whether at home or on the road Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings by the world's finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent
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The Future Starts Here The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here

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Design will play an ever increasing role on every aspect of our future. From our DNA to the cosmos, from our planet to our desks, our futures will be mapped by the objects we use and the people who build them. This book explores the forking paths of future development, taking in corporate products backed by millions in venture capital to alternative bottom-up strategies dreamed up by individuals working in small groups The Future Starts Here examines the cutting edge of technology and how it shapes our everyday lives. Looking at real objects being developed today – including a UAV by Facebook designed to beam the internet down from space, to a robot developed by UC Berkeley which will do the laundry – expert authors show how design and technology impact every level of life, from sub-microscopic aspects of the human body to the entire planet. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it asks how we can use technology to shape the future of our world. The staggering developments featured here are all happening now, it is up to us to ensure they create a future for us all
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Eco-Visionaries: Art, Architecture, and New Media After the Anthropocene

Eco-Visionaries: Art, Architecture, and New Media After the Anthropocene

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Eco-Visionaries presents contemporary positions in art and architecture seeking answers to current environmental problems that transcend mainstream notions of sustainability This comprehensive volume is a companion to the collaborative 2018 exhibition endeavoured by four participating European museums. Each show maintains a different focus and curatorial approach, and for each, artists investigate alternative visions regarding humankind’s place on earth through video and sound works, paintings, and installations While the series of exhibitions presents the works of artists and architects who offer critical reflections on pressing contemporary issues, the book unites research, essays, as well as a survey of the artworks. Besides the historical antecedents of current ecological thinking in the fields of art and design, this catalogue also promotes current approaches that represent alternative visions for future uses of energy, resources, and the environment
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Petite Places: Clever Interiors for Humble Homes Petite Places: Clever Interiors for Humble Homes

Petite Places: Clever Interiors for Humble Homes

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Great inspiration for small spaces! Petite Places presents clever solutions for compact living From living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms, small spaces can offer immense possibilities, if only the interior is well considered By showing a variety of projects in different styles – from reduced and pragmatic to cosy – Petite Places delves into how small homes are being designed today, delivering insights from interior designers and architects. Floor plans will allow you to translate inspirations from the book into your home Living in small spaces is not a new phenomenon. By looking at pioneering projects from times gone by, one starts to understand where modern living concepts draw ideas from Clever furniture and storage solutions create more room to cook, relax, read in a comfortable nook, or work from home. Explore how you can add striking changes to your modest home with only a few tweaks
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Jean Molitor - Bau1haus Die Moderne in Der Welt Jean Molitor - Bau1haus Die Moderne in Der Welt

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Berlin-based photographer Jean Molitor has been traveling around the world since 2009, tracking the legacy of the Bauhaus. A century after the founding of the school, several generations of architects have confronted or been reared on the innovations of Bauhaus architecture. Trailblazers, allies and heirs to modernism are united by an architectural language generally described as "Bauhaus." In his Bau1haus project, Molitor focuses on the aesthetics of Bauhaus-influenced architecture across the globe; his pictures make it possible to perceive the continuity of the school's legacy and its architectural language across cultures in a clear fashion
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Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

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Sustainability and energy efficiency play a critical role for anyone building or renovating a house. Thankfully, architects from around the world are now developing single-family homes that combine ecological responsibility with contemporary and imaginative design Building Better is an engaging visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses. It not only offers an insightful exploration of the latest developments in sustainable design, but it also takes an in-depth look at the high performance building materials and technical data involved in each featured project In the book, architects and homeowners work together to find unique and aesthetically compelling ways to build more sustainably. Melding client desires with real world pragmatism, these efficient homes present a diverse spectrum of solutions that include everything from state of the art climate control systems to ancient, passive, and renewable building techniques
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Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

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Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realise it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew
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The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

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Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth-century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen. By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism Looking at past dreams, The Tale of Tomorrow is a call to reclaim our future
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Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

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Indulge all the senses. Interior designers and architects are creating unforgettable spaces and setting stunning new standards for restaurants, bars, cafes Pastel colours, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu's offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cosy cafes, and everything in between Exquisite room concepts are realised with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger
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Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil

Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil

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Bauhaus minimalism meets tasteful elegance. The Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld designs houses and hotels in style. From one side of the globe to the other, Isay Weinfeld is one of the most sought-after architects Weinfeld is inimitable in the realm of combining modern elegance with tropical lightness. Under his hand, lushly landscaped courtyards and long corridors open into wide spaces; a view of a pool or a dramatic indoor waterfall The Brazilian architect's works are characterised by glass and concrete, dark wood shades and soft colour accents; all elements of a special brand of distinguished restraint Isay Weinfeld, a volume dedicated to an architect who rarely discusses his own work, shows the full range of homes and hotels designed for prominent artists, actors, filmmakers, and businessmen Previously unpublished photographs visually describe his work and discussions of unique projects give insight into Weinfeld's fine set of skills
Spectrum by John Pawson 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
Concrete: Photography and Architecture Concrete: Photography and Architecture

Concrete: Photography and Architecture

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The fields of photography and architecture have long been closely linked: photography provides a powerful way for architecture to be appreciated from a distance, and the camera lens alters and enhances buildings so that they can be appreciated anew, even by those already intimately familiar with them Concrete: Photography and Architecture explores this deep and often complex relationship, with particular attention paid not only to how photography influences the perception of architecture but also the very design itself Beginning with the invention of photography in the nineteenth century, this volume presents iconic images of urban architecture and townscapes that are organised thematically rather than simply chronologically The editors have assembled over two hundred images from numerous notable photographers, including: Georg Aerni, Adolphe Braun, Balthasar Burkhard, Lynn Cohen, Walker Evans, Lucien Hervé, Germaine Krull, Stanley Kubrick, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and William Henry Fox Talbot Concrete: Photography and Architecture is an exhaustive investigation of architectural photography and is as beautiful as it is informative
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Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move

Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move

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Mobile architecture in all its wonderful variety - a lively collection of mobile, portable, and movable structures of all kinds Celebrate mobile architecture in all its forms with this visual ode to life on the move. Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, huts, and tricked-out caravans, alongside disaster shelters, wearable structures, and futuristic prototypes This compactly designed package features more than 250 colour photographs and a smart, engaging layout that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the power of good design
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Grafton Architects Grafton Architects

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Dublin-based Grafton Architects (founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978) has built up an impressive body of work over its 40-year history, ranging from houses in Ireland to public buildings in Italy, France, the UK, and Peru In this long-overdue study, respected architectural writer and critic Robert McCarter presents 60 of Grafton's built and unbuilt projects and brings to light their principled and ethical approach, which is committed to making a profound difference to the lives of their buildings' users
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Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

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When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see." Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures – Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more – all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike. Suitable for ages 3-5 years
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Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

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If you are one of the many who drink coffee every day, you may have marvelled at the ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid, with its clever combination of indentations, protrusions, tabs, and score lines that can be pinched, pulled, pushed, punctured, and tucked to create an opening to sip from while also keeping a piping-hot liquid in its place Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have collected these familiar triumphs of industrial design, in their many variations, for decades, creating what Smithsonian magazine calls the world's largest collection of coffee cup lids In addition to oddly compelling close-up photographs, Harpman and Specht include lively field-guides to their classification system and patent drawings for many of the most unique designs This beautifully designed book will appeal to designers, coffee drinkers, and anyone who delights in the small bits of humble genius that surround us every day
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California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshipped the world over The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before
Living in the Desert Living in the Desert

Living in the Desert

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The desert provides a sense of mystery and rugged beauty that attracts architects, home owners, vacationers, and anyone looking for an escape within its arid climate. This book showcases 50 works of residential architecture from across the last few decades, each with a unique connection to the desert in which it's situated from the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond Each building, designed by established and well-known contemporary stars as well as emerging architects, includes a short text and several exterior and interior images of its structure and surroundings
Drawing Architecture Drawing Architecture

Drawing Architecture

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Drawing Architecture is an elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect's process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen - a true celebration of the art of architecture Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different ages, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history
Atlas of Brutalist Architecture Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

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The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is the only book to comprehensively document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organised geographically into nine continental regions Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 104 countries in all Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph Contemporary architects featured include: Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid
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Municipal Dreams Municipal Dreams

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Municipal Dreams offers a narrative history of council housing-from slums to the Grenfell Tower, bringing the national story of housing to life In this landmark reappraisal of council housing, historian John Boughton presents an alternative history of Britain. Rooted in the ambition to end slum living, and the ideals of those who would build a new society, Municipal Dreams looks at how the state's duty to house its people decently became central to our politics. The book makes it clear why that legacy and its promise should be defended Traversing the nation in this comprehensive social, political and architectural history of council housing, Boughton offers a tour of some of the best and most remarkable of our housing estates-some happily ordinary, some judged notorious. He asks us to understand their complex story and to rethink our prejudices His accounts include extraordinary planners and architects who wished to elevate working men and women through design; the competing ideologies that have promoted state housing and condemned it; the economic factors that have always constrained our housing ideals; the crisis wrought by Right to Buy; and the evolving controversies around regeneration. Boughton shows how losing the dream of good housing has weakened our community and hurt its most vulnerable-as was seen most catastrophically in the fire at Grenfell Tower
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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
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Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

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Living on Water showcases the finest examples of residential architecture that have one thing in common - their special relationship to water, be it ocean, lake, river, or pool These sumptuous homes have been designed with water as a fundamental key to their very essence - whether built with a water view, built on water itself, or built to be reflected in water - and the results are stunning This is a global tour that provides endless inspiration from 55 residences across 26 countries
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Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

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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
Brutal London

Brutal London

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In response to a growing interest in London's less glamorous Brutalist architectural history, Simon Phipps's Brutal London offers a photographic exploration of the city's postwar modernist architecture The book inspires the viewer to revisit and reimagine London's cityscape, revealing familiar and unfamiliar buildings in a fresh and evocative way The photographer divides the city into geographical sections, allowing the viewer to dip in and out of the book at their leisure Simon Phipps is a fine art photographer based in London, and has spent over 15 years documenting and photographing Brutalist architecture across the UK
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
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
Future Systems 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
Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

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The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published An inspiring, surprising and fun collection of 300 works of small-scale architecture including demountable, portable, transportable and inflatable structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules and tree houses
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
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
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

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