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100 Ideas that Changed Architecture

100 Ideas that Changed Architecture

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An inspiring book that chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertainingly written by an expert on architecture, 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture provides a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, exploring when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.
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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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 192 pages Dimensions: 20 x 15cm
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
Conran on Colour

Conran on Colour

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Terence Conran explains how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient in your home. Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, colour is one of the single most powerful elements in design and decoration. The choice of colours on offer to the home decorator is dazzling and potentially baffling - from coloured saucepans and kitchen appliances to paint and tiles Colour, like never before, is affordable and accessible; yet handling it effectively takes both confidence and a degree of expertise. Hardback | 224 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  
Drawing For Landscape Architecture

Drawing For Landscape Architecture

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Signed copies by the author Edward Hutchinson As hand-drawing returns to design courses around the world, this welcome publication celebrates the best aspects of traditional techniques while incorporating them into today’s digital design methods.  The book reintroduces the importance of learning to ‘see by hand’, to visualise large-scale design schemes and explain them through drawing, before using the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions. Combining traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD rendering, Drawing for Landscape Architecture guides practitioners from their very first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation to construction and site drawings, concluding with two case studies that show the final result. Edward Hutchison is principal of a landscape design practice in London, whose work has won many awards.  Paperback edition
Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

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Eero Saarinen was one of the world's most celebrated architects at the time of his tragic death at the age of 51 This volume is the most thorough monograph to be published to date on Eero Saarinen and the first major publication on the architect in 40 years Organised into 14 chapters chronologically, it traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland through the collaboration with his father, to his iconic airport projects of the 1960s Documenting more than sixty commissions and competitions with approximately 300 including period photography by renowned architectural photographers, such as Ezra Stoller and Harvey Croze A great book examining how Saarinen was perceived in the past as well as the present with rarely seen sketches and plans Paperback 250 pages
Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed The World

Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed The World

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The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, explores 50 of the most significant and striking buildings in the world, from the modernist aesthetic of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to the eye-catching flair of Beijing's CCTV Headquarters 112 pages Dimensions 16 x 21.2 x 1.6cm
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
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
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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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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