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Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition

Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition

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A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887–1965), one of Modernism’s most influential architects, urban planners, and theorists. Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence. Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on Le Corbusier’s relationships with Josephine Baker, Eileen Gray, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Prouvé, and many others. Hardback, 864 pages 846 g, 23.5 x 5.1 x 29.8 cm
A Railway ABC A Railway ABC

A Railway ABC

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A behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the railroad by Jack Townend. The endearing lithograph illustrations - in both colour and monochrome - are accompanied by a gently humorous and whimsical text that will captivate children and adults alike. Hardback, 64 pages 179 g, 14 x 1.2 x 18 cm
Magnum photobook

Magnum photobook

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The complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency. A fascinating in-depth survey that brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook. Includes unpublished behind the scenes material, along with photographers' archives about the making of their books. Explores the evolution of the photobook and the important role that Magnum has played in the history of documentary photography. Dimensions L 21.4 cm x H 29 cm 272 pages
Grids: A drawing book for squares

Grids: A drawing book for squares

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This book is packed with fill-in inspirational grids and patterns, providing all the tools needed to create a riot of geometric and free-flowing designs, from a robot workshop to a city of 3-D skyscrapers. There are grids with spirals, grids with spots, cross-hatches, triangles, letter-shapes, blobs and more. Children start by following the picture ideas in the book, then come up with their own creative ideas. Paperback, 128 pages 421g, 21.1 x 1.5 x 28.2 cm
Bob the Artist Bob the Artist

Bob the Artist

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An affirming picture book by Bob the artist by Marion Deuchars about the power of art and of being confident enough to be yourself. Bob the bird is just like all his friends, apart from his skinny legs. When Bob is teased, he decides to try and change himself to fit in. But little does he know where all his efforts will lead him... Hardback, 32 pages 200g, 21.6 x 1.1 x 29.5 cm Suitable for ages 3+
MAD works MAD architects

MAD works MAD architects

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A complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China. It documents the buildings of the MAD architects and traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. MAD works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to explore their works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 240 pages
Breakfast Lunch Tea

Breakfast Lunch Tea

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Breakfast staples, light lunches and afternoon treats by Rose Carrarini, co-founder of the much imitated delicatessen Villandry in London in 1988, from her Rose Bakery in Paris. This book includes recipes for 100 of Rose Bakery’s most popular dishes, from breakfast staples such as crispy granola to afternoon treats, including sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake, as well as soups, risottos and other dishes perfect for a light lunch. Hardback, 192 pages DImensions 21.2 x 2.2 x 27.9 cm  716g  
Grace thirty years of fashion

Grace thirty years of fashion

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A celebration of the work of legendary fashion stylist Grace Coddington during her first 30 years at Vogue UK and US. A 408-page monograph of Grace's work that showcases some of the greatest photographs ever published in British and American Vogue. Includes forewords by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and designer Karl Lagerfeld, as well as personal anecdotes and insider stories. Dimensions Hardback L 27.3 cm x H 35.3 cm 408 pages
Grace the American Vogue years

Grace the American Vogue years

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The second and final volume of collected works by Vogue editor and international fashion icon Grace Coddington. Showcasing the last fifteen years of work by Grace Coddington, as well as her collaborations with seventeen master photographers. A compilation celebrating Coddington's most beloved and iconic fashion stories. Dimensions Hardback L 27.3 cm x H 35.3 cm 408 pages
Going once: 250 years of culture, taste and collections at Christie's

Going once: 250 years of culture, taste and collections at Christie's

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A celebration of evolving taste, told through the stories behind 250 objects sold by the world’s largest auction house. During its history the auction house Christie's has sold has sold the personal possessions of  historical figures such as artists Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci as well as Marilyn Monroe, Yves Saint Laurent, and Princess Diana. Going once brings to life the shifts in aesthetic trends, fashion, and design over the centuries, showcasing 250 of the most outstanding objects in its storied history. Dimensions Hardback L 17.2 cm x H 24.5 cm 496 pages
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

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An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika - a twice-daily coffee break. Includes recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom. 50 illustrated recipes - from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread. Hardback, 168 pages  524 g, 21.1 x 3 x 26.2 cm    
Frieze A to Z of contemporary art

Frieze A to Z of contemporary art

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The ultimate guide to 25 years of contemporary art, seen through the world's leading contemporary art magazine. Charts the dynamic, changing landscape of the contemporary art and culture of the past quarter century. Frieze presents a collection of over fifty engaging highlights featuring artist interviews; essays on subjects on museums, photography, pre-historic art and television. Also, contains think pieces on broader cultural topics, such as fame, gentrification, nostalgia, and style. Dimensions L 16.5 cm x H 24 cm 352 pages
China the cookbook

China the cookbook

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A definitive cookbook bible of the world’s most popular and oldest cuisine. Featuring more than 650 recipes for delicious and authentic Chinese dishes for the home. Gives an insight into the history of the cuisine through recipes from the 33 regions and sub-regions. Popular Chinese staples are celebrated as well as special selections from star chefs from around the world. Dimensions L 18 cm x H 27 cm 720 pages
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie

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A complete book of nautical codes and the first reference guide to signal flags for children. A visual reference that is an introduction maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signalling. Maritime signal flags were developed in the 19th century and are still used for communication between ships and with shore. Each boldly coloured flag presented stands for a letter and a phrase relevant to seafaring. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie gives the ability to code and decode personal messages. Suitable for ages six to eight years. Dimensions L 27.9 cm x H 22.9 cm 120 pages
Oh, naughty me! Oh, naughty me!

Oh, naughty me!

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Activity book by Julie Verley and Alexandra Butruille for Minus Anarchic activities to pursue within the safety of a book. Say rude words, stick gum under chairs, keep track of things your parents do, but it all stays inside the book! 40 pages Paperback 10.5 cm x 15 cm For ages 5+
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
Hello Japan: The Official Exhibition Catalogue for ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’ Hello Japan: The Official Exhibition Catalogue for ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’

Hello Japan: The Official Exhibition Catalogue for ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’

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  Following the success of Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith, which opened at the Design Museum in November 2013, the exhibition toured to Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo and Nagoya) in 2016. Hello Japan is the official catalogue that was produced to accompany the touring exhibition, and is written in Japanese. The catalogue was specially commissioned for a Japanese audience, and celebrates not only Paul Smith’s story, his collections and collaborations, but also the inspirations and obsessions that have helped to transform a small bedroom-sized shop into an innovative global forum for culture and style. From his company’s modest beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today, this exhibition reveals how Paul Smith’s intuitive take on design, together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for lasting success and offers a unique insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith. - See more here.  
My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion: Another Book For Drawing, Creating and Dreaming

My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion: Another Book For Drawing, Creating and Dreaming

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Product and Furniture Design (the Manufacturing Guides)

Product and Furniture Design (the Manufacturing Guides)

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Life's a Pitch

Life's a Pitch

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Know Your Onions Web Design: Jet Propel Yourself into the Driving Seat of a Top-Class Web Designer and Hurtle towards Creative Stardom

Know Your Onions Web Design: Jet Propel Yourself into the Driving Seat of a Top-Class Web Designer and Hurtle towards Creative Stardom

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Hadmade Type Workshop: Techniques for Creating Original Characters and Digital Fonts

Hadmade Type Workshop: Techniques for Creating Original Characters and Digital Fonts

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Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

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Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

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Handmade Packaging Workshop: Tutorials & Professional Advice for Creating Handcrafted Boxes, Labels, Bags & More

Handmade Packaging Workshop: Tutorials & Professional Advice for Creating Handcrafted Boxes, Labels, Bags & More

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Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solution

Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solution

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Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen

Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen

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This book celebrates the communal spirit of cooking and creativity by one of today's most internationally recognised artists; Olafur Eliasson. This cookbook contains over 100 vegetarian recipes from his studio kitchen. He encourages creative process through communal lunch and it is the recipes included within this book that served as nourishment and a source of inspiration every day for his staff. This book portrays the idea that cooking and eating together creates a daily connection of which inspires. Hardback, 368 pages 789 g, 19 x 25.5 x 3.5 cm
British Design from 1948

British Design from 1948

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This visually stunning book, created for a major V&A exhibition, celebrates the best of British design from 1948 to today. Essays by leading curators as well as pieces by key designers - including Peter Saville, Barbara Hulanicki, Paul Smith, and Tom Dixon - build a comprehensive survey of more than 400 of the finest examples design from the period.  From works commissioned for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to the globally influential, and very British, counterculture, included here are works created for the 1960s boutiques of Mary Quant and Ossie Clark through the club cultures of punk, the new Romantics, and rave. 24.7 x 3 x 28.7 cm
Marc Newson XXL

Marc Newson XXL

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Marc Newson has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes and even a spaceship. From mass produced objects to limited edition furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories and made himself an international superstar. This book contains Newson's works to date, from early designs through to designs of household objects and large scale projects. Encyclopedia style entries chronologically categorised, in - depth case studies, visual index cataloguing and exclusive interview.  Hardcover.
Brazil Modern

Brazil Modern

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Twentieth century Brazilian furniture design is perhaps the last great largely unknown tradition of modernism. This book has well over 400 historic images and new photography, surveying the history and legacy of this innovative design tradition.  Features the work of Titans of Brazilian design - Lina Bo  Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Joaquim Tenreiro and Sergio Rodrigues. The first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design.  Hardback, 304 pages.
London Every Day

London Every Day

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Arranged by season, this book is a personal perspective and an eclectic mix of photographer Andrea Hamilton's images, ideas, favourite quotations and reminiscences as well as contributions from a host of famous Londoners.  Andrea never leaves the home without a half decent camera, documenting the daily life of the city and its people. Offers a complete cross section of the social spectrum from Her Majesty The Queen to the homeless and not just the London of the tourist guide book. This wonderful mosaic of everyday life in London will lead the reader to explore the city anew.  Hardback.
100 Designs for a Modern World

100 Designs for a Modern World

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A curated overview of the most influential pieces of modern industrial design from 1900 to the present day by Penny Sparke and George R. Kraviss II Industrial design has played a major role in shaping society and the everyday objects used for living, working and travelling. An accessible but authoritative introduction to the field and a source of inspiration for collectors and enthusiasts of modern industrial design. Presents exceptionally designed objects: chairs, radios, irons, textiles, posters, and other graphic designs. 176 pages. Hardback
Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work better

Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work better

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This pays tribute to an artistic partnership of more than a 30 years. Richly illustrated it explores their acclaimed and influential body of work, known for its sly humour and profound meditations on the everyday. They celebrated the sheer triviality of everyday existence, observing the world with bemused detachment. This book shows their often humorous works offers a sustained reflection on the intertwined strands of leisure, productivity and playful absurdity that shape our lives. Their work explores the poetics of banality through photography, videos, slide projections, films, books, sculptures and multi media installations. Hardcover, 400 pages 1.5 kg, 20.5 x 24 x 3.3 cm
Nature Logo Nature Logo

Nature Logo

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The book is a collection of nature - based logos categorised in sections such as trees, flowers, liquid, mountains and weather.  It contains 268 logos from some of the world's leading design companies such as; Anagrama, Cruz Novillo and many more. Paperback, 132 pages.
Animal Logo Animal Logo

Animal Logo

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The book is a collection of categorised animal logos and symbols from around the world. It contains 266 logos from some of the world's greatest designers and companies such as; Total Identity, Lance Wyman, Stockholm Design Lab, Stefan Kanchev and many more.  132 pages. Paperback
London Design Guide fourth edition

London Design Guide fourth edition

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The only definitive guide to the capital's thriving design scene. Within the guide 150 hotspots are compiled and reviewed, from galleries of Mayfair to vintage clusters of Hackney and the ever - evolving creative hub of Shoreditch.  Showcases the diversity of design destinations across the city and the people that make them happen. Author Max Fraser is a design commentator whose work broadens the conversation around contemporary design. Fraser is the founder of Spotlight Press, an independent imprint that publishes London Design Guide and other titles. Paperback.
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

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Bruno Munari uses examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto. He invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers.  Munari was one of the great designers of the 20th century who contributed to the fields of sculpture, painting, design and photography. This book is sure to catch the eye of Munari fans, as well as introduce his theories to new audiences as he has a wide following within the graphic design and art - world communities.  Paperback, 280 pages.
Drop Caps: 100 Postcards Card Book Drop Caps: 100 Postcards Card Book

Drop Caps: 100 Postcards Card Book

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An A-Z of good design, this is an alphabetically oriented set of 100 postcards. The set features the best hand - drawn letters from Daily Drop Cap, Jessica Hische popular typography website. The highly illustrative letters and bright colours make these cards uniquely personal to send in the post or as part of a display. 50 designs repeated twice.
Marimekko: In Patterns Marimekko: In Patterns

Marimekko: In Patterns

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Finnish design brand Marimekko is internationally beloved with their patterns gracing home decor, accessories and apparel. The brand has informed and influenced tastemakers worldwide for over half a century. With photographs and prints both classic and new, this volume offers a behind - the - scenes tour of the brand's creative process. Features 1950s pioneers to 21st century masters that have shaped the company's heritage. Page after page of gorgeous design and sketches this book is sure to enchant anyone with interest in fashion or art. Paperback.
Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard

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Renowned designer Todd Oldham and Kiera Coffee have created this monograph on designer Alexander Girard. This book covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career as one of the most prolific and versatile mid - 20th century designers. Girard's work included textile design, graphic design, illustration, typography, interior design, furniture design, exhibit design, product design and architecture. A must - have book on Girard that has been exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled. Girard's work has inspired new generations of designers and this book is the ultimate tribute to his legacy.  Hardback, 672 pages.
My First Book of Letters

My First Book of Letters

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This enchanting book introduces children to learning letters. It features thirty engaging games with activities that involve colour, classification, counting, recognition, searching and more. Also, features a double spread of stickers. A beautifully designed book that forms a part of a collection to both educate and entertain children of three and over. Paperback, 32 pages.
Issey Miyake Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake

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This book presents a definitive history of Miyake's clothes offers expert insight into the designer's vision and daring. It looks at the texture - driven originality of Miyake's materials and techniques from the very earliest days of his career before establishing the Miyake Design Studio. Featured within are stunning photographs which capture his clothes in their particular quotidian originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. A complete chronology of Miyake's work, unprecedented personal profile as well as a look at the ambition and inspirations that have driven his repertoire.  A must - have book for designers, students, and fashion devotees - a timeless tribute to one of the most innovative makers of our age.  512 pages
Wallpaper* City Guide Rio De Janeiro

Wallpaper* City Guide Rio De Janeiro

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A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should.  Paperback.
Fantastic Man Fantastic Man

Fantastic Man

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Charismatic, trendsetting and compelling, 69 of the world's most influential and creative men presented by cult style-bible 'Fantastic Man'. This publication celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the magazine. Featuring some of today's biggest male celebrities, including Tom Ford and David Beckham. Photography is provided by renowned photographers such as Bruce Weber and Wolfgang Tillmans. Hardback, 572 pages 1.3 kg, 18.4 x 25.4 x 5.4 cm
Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher

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The first monograph on German graphic designer and educator Otl Aicher. He was an internationally acclaimed graphic designer and educator, renowned for his corporate identity work, visual communication systems and typography. He emerged as an influential innovator in the field of visual communication, keenly informed by a strong sense of politics, social responsibility and theology.  Aicher promoted forthright communication through simple, elegant, elemental presentation.  This book features extensive illustrations from private archives, museums and Aicher's estate.  Hardback, 240 pages 1.5 kg, 25.3 x 29.1 x 2.7 cm

Otl Aicher

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Coco

Coco

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100 of most exciting new chefs and restaurants around the world are selected in this book as part of Phaidon's 10 x 10 series. From Singapore to New York, Stockholm to Surrey, Hong Kong to Paris, these chefs are pushing their craft to new heights and are now receiving attention for their standard of cooking.  The book presents the chefs sample menus, signature recipes, favourite ingredients, and photographs of the chefs at work.  Hardback, 448 pages.

Coco

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Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni

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A detailed study of one of the most important and prolific designers of the twentieth century. This comprehensive monograph is the only detailed study of his remarkable career and includes a catalogue of his complete works of architecture and exhibition, interior and product design. This book discusses Castiglioni's wide range of diverse projects including the spatial design work that dominated his early career as well as late. The book contains more than 800 photographs and drawings which does full justice to his designs that won eight prestigious Compasso d'Oro prizes. Paperback, 480 pages 2.7 kg, 25.4 x 27.9 x 4.4 cm  
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.

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