Architecture Books

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  1. Modern Architecture - A Critical History

    Modern Architecture: A Critical History

    Kenneth Frampton's highly acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has been a classic since it first appeared in 1980. Starting with the cultural developments since 1750 that drove the modern movement, moving through the creation of modern architecture, and exploring the effects of globalization and the phenomenon of international celebrity architects, this book is the definitive history of modern architecture. For this extensively revised and updated fifth edition of Modern Architecture, Frampton added new chapters exploring the ongoing modernist tradition in architecture while also examining the varied responses to the urgent need to build more sustainably and create structures that will withstand changing climates. This new edition also features completely redesigned interiors and an updated and expanded bibliography.

  2. The New Farm - Contemporary Rural Architecture

    The New Farm: Contemporary Rural Architecture

    Recent generations of farmers have reinvented the family farm and its traditions, embracing organic practices and sustainability and, along with them, a bold new use of modern architecture. The New Farm profiles sixteen contemporary farms around the globe, accompanied by plans and colorful images that highlight the connections among family, food, design, terrain, and heritage.

  3. Cool is Everywhere - New and Adaptive Design Across America

    Cool is Everywhere: New and Adaptive Design Across America

    Cool Is Everywhere is a photographic survey of the adaptive reuse design movement in America's coolest cities. Michel Arnaud has been studying the spread of urban life into smaller towns for years now, looking at how today's architects are blending the past with the present in exciting ways. This book highlights remarkable designs that have transformed ordinary buildings into works of art. From North Adams, Massachusetts, to Oakland, California, join Michel as he explores the skyscrapers and quaint neighborhoods that led him to believe that cool is, in fact, everywhere.

  4. McClean Design - Creating the Contemporary House

    McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House

    In his new book, McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House, the Irish-born architect takes us behind the scenes of twenty-one of his ultra-modern homes completed in the past fifteen years. The reader is granted access to McClean's vision for each project, from design strategies to sketches. McClean's stunningly luxurious homes grace every page of this 240-page book, allowing readers to be swept into a world of not only sleek contemporary architecture, but also of lavish features such as champagne vaults, wine cellars, cigar rooms and movie theaters.

  5. Beyond the West - New Global Architecture

    Beyond the West: New Global Architecture

    Beyond The West inspires a fresh understanding of global contemporary architecture beyond the Western Countries. Architects throughout the world work against a backdrop of rapidly growing cities, changing societies and climate, and emerging economies. But while Western architecture has largely dominated the discourse, architecture firms from non-Western countries have been establishing local and global -recognition for themselves, often finding strikingly different solutions to local requirements, including sustainability, transportation and migration, construction materials, and traditions. Beyond The West journeys across Asia, Africa, and the Americas to understand how local architects respond to a changing world, and focuses its wide lens on inspiring and truly global architecture.

  6. Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm

    Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm

    Designing a World Class Architecture Firm: The People, Stories and Strategies Behind HOK tells the history of one of the largest design firms in the world and draws lessons from it that can help other architects, interior designers, urban planners and creative services professionals grow bigger or better. Former HOK CEO Patrick MacLeamy shares the revolutionary strategies HOK's founders deployed to create a brand-new type of architecture firm. He pulls no punches, revealing the triple crisis that almost bankrupted HOK and describes how any firm can survive and thrive.

  7. Architectural Digest at 100 - A Century of Style

    Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style

    Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe.

  8. The Short Story of Architecture

    The Short Story of Architecture

    The Short Story of Architecture is a pocketbook guide to key styles, buildings, elements and materials - a new and innovative guide to the subject of architecture that explores 50 key buildings, from the Great Pyramids to high-tech, sustainable skyscrapers.

  9. Breaking Ground - Architecture by Women

    Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

    This book is a ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day. Featuring twentieth-century icons such as Julia Morgan, Eileen Gray and Lina Bo Bardi, and the best contemporary talent, from Kazuyo Sejima to Elizabeth Diller and Grafton Architects, this book is, above all else, a ground-breaking celebration of extraordinary architecture.

  10. The New Architecture of Wine - 25 Spectacular California Wineries

    The New Architecture of Wine: 25 Spectacular California Wineries

    The New Architecture of Wine celebrates the sophisticated blend of agriculture and style that defines California wine country. With well-told stories and stunning photography, author Heather Hebert features the architecture of 25 California wineries, including buildings designed by top architects Juan Carlos Fernandez and Howard Backen, among others.

  11. Gathering - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    Gathering: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    Good buildings require an understanding of the principles of structure, light, space, and material, but great buildings require an understanding of people. The most successful inspire through the interactions and connections made within them. Gathering is the latest book from the award-winning architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. This collection of work exemplifies how architecture has the power to bring people together by design, allowing them to engage with one another in new ways, to generate ideas, share their passions, and build communities.

  12. Case Study Houses (Basic Art Series 2.0)

    Case Study Houses (Basic Art Series 2.0)

    The Case Study House program (1945-1966) was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world. This compact guide includes all of the Case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist.

  13. Architects at Home

    Architects at Home

    Architects at Home takes readers on a thrilling tour through the fascinating, eclectic and stylish abodes of some of the world's best-known architects. Combining rich photography and spectacular imagery with an incisive summary by a leading architecture specialist, Architects at Home provides a rich source for those keen to delve into the design aesthetics, concepts and innovations of prominent architects from around the globe.

  14. F.L. Wright

    F.L. Wright

    Acclaimed as the 'father of skyscrapers,' the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of aspiration. He believed in giving cultivated American life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent, from suburban homes to churches, offices, skyscrapers, and the celebrated Guggenheim Museum. Exploring Wright's aspirations to augment American society through architecture, this book offers a concise introduction to his at once technological and Romantic response to the practical challenges of middle-class Americans.

  15. New Architecture Los Angeles

    New Architecture Los Angeles

    This book is an exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles's most exciting new buildings, establishing the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environmentally conscious architecture. Fifty of the most striking buildings are profiled in this book that features every type of architecture--houses, municipal structures, art museums, office buildings, performance spaces, and houses of worship

  16. The Structural Basis of Architecture

    The Structural Basis of Architecture

    The Structural Basis of Architecture is a book that shows how to 'see' structures as being integral to architecture. It engages a subject that is both about understanding the mechanical aspects of the structure as well as being able to relate this to the space, form, and conceptual design ideas that are inherent to the art of building. Analyzing the structural principles behind many of the best-known works of architecture from past and present alike, this book places the subject within a contemporary context. The subject matter is approached in a qualitative and discursive manner, illustrated by many photographs and structural behavior diagrams.

  17. Gio Ponti - Archi-Designer

    Gio Ponti: Archi-Designer

    Gio Ponti: Archi-Designer covers Ponti's entire career from 1921 to 1978, highlighting the many aspects of his work: from mechanical production to handicraft, from architecture to industrial design, from furniture to lighting, from the creation of magazines to his forays into the fields of glass, ceramics and goldsmithing. Featuring more than 500 pieces, this book traces Ponti's multidisciplinary journeys through architecture, furniture and design in his work for private homes and public buildings, including universities and cathedrals.

  18. The Art of Japanese Architecture

    The Art of Japanese Architecture

    The Art of Japanese Architecture presents a complete overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. The book begins with a discussion of early prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of works by important modern Japanese architects. Along the way, it discusses the iconic buildings and architectural styles for which Japan is so justly famous-from elegant Shinden and Sukiya aristocratic villas like the Kinkakuji 'Golden Pavilion' in Kyoto, to imposing Samurai castles like Himeji and Matsumoto, and tranquil Zen Buddhist gardens and tea houses to rural Minka thatched-roof farmhouses and Shinto shrines.

  19. Wood Architecture Today

    Wood Architecture Today

    A noble and age-old material, wood remains a crucial component of contemporary architecture and design due to its tremendous versatility and favorable inherent qualities. Wood Architecture Today showcases 30 of the most relevant contemporary international architects who put this well-known medium into service in new and inspiring ways. A range of projects including homes, cabins, schools and chapels, all enhanced by the use of wood in both architectural and decorative settings, are featured in the pages of Wood Architecture Today.

  20. Biomimetics for Architecture - Learning from Nature

    Biomimetics for Architecture: Learning from Nature

    Nature has always been a source of inspiration for the design of the human environment. The analysis of biological constructions can not only lead to astonishing technical solutions but can also inspire the design of architecture. Using numerous practical examples, this richly illustrated introduction traces the process from the understanding of how something functions, to abstraction - for example in computer models - and the construction of initial prototypes, through to fully functional manufacture and production.

  21. Millennials in Architecture

    Millennials in Architecture

    Taking a clear-eyed look at the new generation in the context of the design professions, Darius Sollohub begins by situating Millennials in a line of generations stretching back to early Modernism, exploring how each generation negotiates the ones before and after. He then considers the present moment, closely evaluating the significance of Millennial behaviors and characteristics, all underpinned by fluency in the digital world. The book concludes with an assessment of the profound changes and opportunities that Millennial disruption will bring to education, licensure, and firm management.

  22. Small Architecture

    Small Architecture

    Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating works that may be diminutive in their dimensions, but are definitely big when it comes to trendsetting ideas. Whether in Japanese cities, where large sites are hard to come by, or at the frontier between art and architecture, small buildings present many advantages and push their designers to do more with less.

  23. Canadian Modern Architecture - A Fifty Year Retrospective

    Canadian Modern Architecture: A Fifty Year Retrospective

    The fifty-year retrospective begins with the nation's centennial projects, including Expo 67, and then proceeds to explore national institutions and movements, regional and Indigenous architectural tendencies, and how Canadian architects interpreted major international trends. Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present also examines the influence of architects in Canada's three largest metropolitan areas-Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

  24. Structured Lineages - Learning from Japanese Structural Design

    Structured Lineages: Learning from Japanese Structural Design

    Structured Lineages: Learning from Japanese Structural Design presents a selection of essays and roundtable discussions by internationally prominent structural engineers on the intertwined traditions of architecture and engineering in postwar Japan. Charting a largely unexplored history in a manner at once scholarly and accessible, these conversations and essays - each accompanied by an expansive array of archival and contemporary photographs - illustrate how intimately the innovations of this collaborative tradition passed from one generation to the next.

  25. Graphic Assembly - Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960s

    Graphic Assembly: Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960s

    Graphic Assembly unearths the role played by montage and collage in the development of architectural culture over the past century, revealing their unexamined yet crucial significance. Craig Buckley brings together experimental architectural practices based in London, Paris, Vienna, and Florence, showing how breakthroughs in optical media and printing technologies enabled avant-garde architects to reimagine their field.

  26. Michigan Modern - An Architectural Legacy

    Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy

    This monograph presents 34 selected projects carefully documented to record its place in art history and the story behind both its architect and client. One breathtaking view after another invites readers to enter what are often private realms not open to the public, to explore the innovative and cutting-edge design solutions presented on these pages. With 300 pages and 227 color images, Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy will appeal to a wide audience beyond professional designers, art scholars, and cultural historians.

  27. The Story of Western Architecture

    The Story of Western Architecture

    Now in its fourth edition, this classic bestselling book has been updated with brand new chapters and hand-drawn illustrations. The Story of Western Architecture explores not only the buildings constructed, but also how they were built, by whom and for what purpose. This informative book, brought to life through the author's expressive line drawings, is an essential guide to how buildings have evolved through time for keen amateurs and experts alike.

  28. Structure and Architecture

    Structure and Architecture

    This thoroughly updated edition of Angus J. Macdonald's insightful book Structure and Architecture offers an in depth analysis of structural design and its relationship with architecture. It draws on clear explanations of the connections between structural form, structural performance and architectural design to explore the interface between the technical and the visual in architecture. Additional chapters in this new edition cover the fields of structural theory, structural philosophy, the contributions of prominent engineers to the evolution of Modern architecture, and the concept and practice of sustainable design.

  29. The Sea Ranch - Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

    The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

    This large-format and generously illustrated book captures the visionary approach to the land embraced in designs for The Sea Ranch, the planned community that has become a touchstone of 1960s West Coast modernism. It features the work of architects Lawrence Halprin, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Charles Moore, William Turnbull, Donlyn Lyndon, Richard Whitaker, and Joseph Esherick. A collection of essays that consider The Sea Ranch in relation to popular leisure destinations and within the context of the architectural history of California are accompanied by conversations with designers and others associated with the project from its inception.

  30. Single-Handedly - Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

    Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

    Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand features an inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by more than 40 talented architects from Asia, Europe, the UK and North America. The powerful yet intimate drawings carry larger propositions about materials, space, and construction, and each one stands on its own as a work of art.