Architecture Books

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    How to Read Industrial Britain

    From steam engines and suspension bridges to canals, factories and pubs, the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries transformed the social and material landscape of Britain. Yet how many of us know why our local pub looks the way it does or why a railway station might resemble a cathedral? This book reveals how, by 'reading' buildings, structures and townscapes, we can understand their context and significance for the society that created them.

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    Sublime: New Design and Architecture from Japan

    Sublime is a comprehensive collection of the relevant trends in Japanese design that reveals the country's overall design aesthetic. The book presents architecture, interiors, and products that are created with an approach that is both rational and visionary. The results of this striking combination often appear futuristic and somehow transcendent.

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    Ernst May 1886-1970

    This book provides an overview of the work of Ernst May, one of the outstanding figures of classic modernist architecture. The book's hundreds of illustrations include contemporary photographs, original drawings and plans, and images of models and completed projects. More than a dozen essays examine various aspects of May's work and life, and discuss the full range of his architectural oeuvre, presented in a comprehensive catalogue raisonee.

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    Below Sea Level

    In recent years Dutch architects and designers have distinguished themselves through their creativity and their keenness to experiment, thus causing a stir internationally. The high population density of Dutch cities and the scarcity of space demand consistent urban measures, thus transforming waterfront areas into new living and working spaces. Below Sea Level features the most breathtaking and experimental projects of the new Dutch design and architecture avant-garde.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright Designs

    The first major presentation in decades of the visionary drawings of the artist-architect and master designer. Frank Lloyd Wright Designs is the most important and comprehensive book to be published on the drawings, designs, conceptual sketches, elevations, and plans of Wright, with particular emphasis on the development of certain important projects. It includes the best-known and beloved projects-like Fallingwater, The Coonley House, Midway Gardens, the Guggenheim, the Imperial Hotel-as well as a range of intriguing, unfamiliar, and previously unpublished drawings by Wright.

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    Architecture as a Design Partnership

    Showcasing the works of Spector Group, an internationally recognized architecture and interior design firm. Featured commercial buildings and projects in education, corporate and general office buildings.

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    Architectural Guide Tokyo

    The exotic and ultra-modern architecture of Japan's capital city fascinates architecture aficionados all around the world. This new Tokyo Architectural Guide is an indispensable companion for anyone seeking to explore the architecture of one of the world's largest and most complex cities. Two hundred of Tokyo's most interesting buildings from the post-1945 era are introduced in pictures and informative texts.

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    Barcelona: Architecture, City and Society 1975-2015

    Through extensive "in the field" investigation, giving voice to key figures in culture, architecture, and politics, and a vast array of images, Chiara Ingrosso gives a critical account of the various "stages" in Barcelona's recent history, putting them into historical context and drawing parallels with local and international currents.

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    Visions of Architecture

    This collection of essays explores the development and influence of a wide range of architectural styles over the past three hundred years, providing interesting details about the construction of the buildings and exploring the societal and political pressures that influenced their creation.

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    AAD Barcelona

    AAD Barcelona features the ultimate selection of museums, galleries and architectural icons, as well as stylish hotels, restaurants and shops.

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    Hotel and Restaurant Design 3

    An inspiration and necessity to any professional engaged in the many forms of hospitality and restaurant design. Hotel and Restaurant Design 3 features over 120 international projects in the hotel, resort,spa, theater and restaurant fields from leading architectural/design firms illustrating the most current, inspirational designs.

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    The Third Teacher

    Created by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, The Third Teacher explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn, and offers 79 practical design ideas, both great and small, to guide reader's efforts to improve our schools.

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    Steven Ehrlich Houses

    Residential design forms the core of Steven Ehrlich's award-winning architectural practice. Sixteen houses are presented here, designs characterized by the fusion of powerful modernist forms with the cultural, climatic, and contextual particulars of place.

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    Tomorrow's Houses

    A dazzling showcase of hidden jewels by the masters of twentieth-century modernist architecture in New England. Tomorrow's Houses is a richly photographed presentation of the best modernist houses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, built during the early twentieth century through the 1960s.

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    Julius Shulman Los Angeles

    The renowned architectural photographer shares seven decades' worth of images of the city he loved, celebrated, and made iconic. These affecting photographs show Los Angeles as a living organism, simultaneously vibrant and volatile depending on the neighborhood.

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    Contemporary Houses

    Contemporary Houses presents the highlights of modern living culture, designed and furnished by renowned architects and designers.

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    Interactive Architecture

    In Interactive Architecture, authors Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduce us to a brave new world where design pioneers are busy creating environments that not only facilitate interaction between people, but also actively participate in their own right. These spaces able to reconfigure themselves in response to human stimuli will literally change our worlds by addressing our ever-evolving individual, social, and environmental needs.

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    Utopia Forever

    Utopia Forever is a collection of current projects and concepts from architecture, city planning, urbanism, and art that point beyond the restrictions of the factual to unleash the potential of creative visions. Whether created by established architects and artists or new talents, the projects in Utopia Forever are radically shaping our notions of life in the future.

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    Micro Green

    Micro Green delves into the concept of compact living and demonstrates the possibilities of living with less while maintaining a rich life. As sustainable architecture becomes mainstream, many architects and designers are using technology and wit to experiment with what it means to be green, and the results are both effective and enthralling.

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    Immaterial World

    Immaterial World examines the built environment as a reflection of the terrors and pleasures of exposure, information overload, and abundance of every sort.

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    Architects' Sketchbooks

    Architects' Sketchbooks is the first survey to present pages from the private sketchbooks of a wide international spectrum of architects, who use drawing to express their spatial ideas while revealing their unique thought processes. Sketches from some 85 architects and studios are featured, including Will Alsop, Architects Atelier Ryo Abe, Shigeru Ban, Elemental, Thom Faulders, Norman Foster, Carlos Jimenez, Alessandro Mendini and Office dA.

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    Theatres and Concert Halls: Construction and Design Manual

    This new volume in our series Construction and Design Manual introduces the building typologies Theatres and Concert Halls. Expert contributors provide a brief summary of the history of theatre architecture in Europe, an overview of theatre interiors and of theatre design in general.

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    Matter in the Floating World

    Japanese designers regularly implement radical experiments in new materials and building systems that successfully address imminent energy and resource challenges. The book presents a broad range of design ideas to non-Japanese audiences in an accessible and inspiring way.

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    Design through Dialogue

    Design through Dialogue explores the relationship between client and architect through the lens of four overlapping activities that occur during any project: relating, talking, exploring and transforming.

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    The Tropical Modern House

    An elegant and colorful tour of some of the most ambitious examples of residential design, in some of the most breathtaking settings in the world.

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    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

    This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom.

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    Miami Beach Deco

    Steven Brooke, whose dazzling photography of Miami's Art Deco District once helped spur the area's preservation, now captures the incredible architectural restoration of this glamorous international playground. Now, with the district's buildings finally restored to their eye-popping glory, Brooke offers Miami- and Art Deco-lovers the most up-to-date celebration of the inimitable architecture that has made the city a style magnet for artists, designers, and travelers from around the globe.

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    Healthcare Spaces 5

    Healthcare Spaces 5 showcases impressive new work by some of the leading architects and interior designers serving the nation's health care institutions. More than 40 design firms present 150 and more projects with over 700 colour images in this 300-page book.

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    Thomas Phifer and Partners

    The first book on the brilliant young architect Thomas Phifer and the work of his firm, Thomas Phifer and Partners. Thomas Phifer and Partners is recognized for its distinct transformation of modernism. The essence of timeless buildings-simplicity-is achieved through thoughtful responses to the natural environment, study of the human ecology of the site, and a search for appropriate modes of construction, which dictate the forms, spaces, and appearance of buildings.