Architecture Books

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    AAD Vienna: Art Architecture Design

    Vienna offers exuberant Art Nouveau alongside pure classicism and the innovative extremes of modern construction. For art, architecture and design the Austrian capital is a real treat for the senses. The smart new line af AAD pocket guides offers exceptional insider insight into both well-known and lesser-know destinations.

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    AAD New York: Art Architecture Design

    Long a magnet for creative tupes, New York City offers a cornucopia of art, architecture and design - both contemporary and historical. The new line of AAD pocket guides gives a convenient overview of landmark buildings while showcasing destinations far off the beaten track.

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    AAD Berlin: Art Architecture Design

    Once again Germany's capital, Berlin has reclaimed its status as world metropolis. No wonder, as there's an inexhaustible array of visual treasure from all eras. The new line of pocket guides Art Architecture Design (AAD for short) gives an unparalled insider overview of major sights as well as highlighting lesser-known gems.

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    People Meet in Architecture

    People Meet in Architecture is the official catalog of the 12th International Architecture Biennale.

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    Cowboys Stadium

    A celebration of America's favorite football team's newest home. In the design and construction of the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, an inspired mission to integrate world-class contemporary art into a state-of-the-art football stadium created an instant architectural icon. This volume captures the exhilaration of the synergy of art and architecture in this lauded landmark.

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    A Conversation with Frei Otto

    A Conversation with Frei Otto features a comprehensive interview with Otto as well as his critical text Fundamentals of a Future Architecture in its entirety. In his conversation with Juan Maria Songel, Otto talks freely about everything from his early connections to the Bauhaus to his thoughts on the current state of engineering and architecture.

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    Design without Fashion: Works by Theodore Waddell

    The first authobiographical monograph on the American architect and designer Theodore Waddell. The designs in this book span fifty-one years, from 1955 to 2006, and encompass various stages of development.

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    Coop Himmelblau: Complete Works 1968-2010

    Coop Himmelb(l)au is not a color but an idea of creating architecture with fantasy, as buoyant and variable as clouds. So the architecture group itself defines its name and design concept.

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    Narrow Houses

    Narrow Houses presents a thorough overview of the practical considerations of designing a narrow-front home, including siting, floor arrangements, footprint, and interior and exterior finishing. The book documents twenty-eight innovative examples of narrow houses from around the world designed by today's foremost architects.

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    True Life: Steven Harris Architects

    With sensitivity to the surrounding landscape, Steven Harris Architects designs spaces that are custom-tailored to their clients' daily lives and experiences. True Life, the firm's first monograph, showcases an exceptional range of residential work from the past twenty-five years.

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    Manhattan Skyscrapers

    Manhattan Skyscrapers presents more than a century's worth of New York's most fascinating and important buildings. Each skyscraper is presented with informative and entertaining texts by New York Times contributor Eric Nash, a striking full-page photograph by architectural photographer Norman McGrath, archival images, interior views, and architectural drawings.

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    Frank O. Gehry: Since 1997

    The only complete monograph on the past twelve years of the great architect's career. Published in conjunction with the major exhibition curated by Germano Celant at the Milan Triennial, this volume brings together all the projects realized by Frank O. Gehry since his pivotal stylistic metamorphosis of 1997, embodied by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, until today.

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    Cottage and Cabin

    This expansive collection of charming retreats celebrates the getaway home for every type of dreamer. From a prototypical Colorado log cabin in the Rockies to a Wisconsin backwoods lakeside retreat, from a cliffside escape in the Grenadines to a classic Nantucket shingle-style cottage, Cottage and Cabin features an exceptional array of charming, small-dwelling escapes throughout North America

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    Eco Structures

    The rapid depletion of resources and the continuous demand for new buildings are key issues facing city planners, architects, and policy makers today. This portfolio of cutting-edge eco structures from the world's leading architecture firms offers ideas on how to reinvent underdeveloped spaces and also supplies the know-how to plan new buildings that have reduced energy needs and low environmental impact.

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    Frank Williams: Architect

    The oeuvre of the late Frank Williams is a celebration of verticality, and this volume, Frank Williams: Architect, features thirty-five of Frank Williams & Partners' most audacious skyscrapers.

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    Closer to God

    Closer to God presents vivid proof that contemporary religious structures are no longer bound by predominant styles. Rather, the explicitly expressive architectural language of sacred spaces at the start of the twenty-first century is shaped equally by respect for established traditions and forays into the visuality of the future.

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    Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture

    Norman Foster is a phenomenon - as an architect, but also as an individual. He is responsible for a dozen or more of the most recognizable buildings of the last 30 years. Deyan Sudjic's insightful and elegantly written biography charts the remarkable life of one of the world's most influential architectural figures.

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    Architecture of the Sun

    An authoritative survey of the masters of twentieth-century modernist architecture in Los Angeles. This revisionist study explores the history of modernist architecture in Greater Los Angeles from the early twentieth century to the 1970s, focusing on both its regional and international contexts.

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    Thinking Architecture

    Architecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls for thinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura.

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    Starchitects: Visionary Architects of the Twenty-first Century offers a complete and detailed catalog of some of the world's most brilliant architects working today.

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    Milwaukee's Early Architecture

    Following the Civil War, Milwaukee's growth at the onset of the Industrial Era afforded the city a fanciful array of Victorian streetscapes. The 1890s followed with an era of ethnic architecture in which bold interpretations of German Renaissance Revival and Baroque designs paid homage to Milwaukee's overwhelming German population.

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    Architecture and Urban Spaces

    The failure of many formal solutions for low income housing has often been the lack of understanding of the informal phenomenon which is an alternative to those excluded from the formal housing market. This study concerns socio-cultural aspects for low income housing urban spaces. It involves investigation into types of spaces which are relevant to Egyptian context, it reviews how much areas should be devoted to such spaces, and what design considerations should be kept in mind regarding their location, form and shape.

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    Brandscapes: Architecture in the Experience Economy

    The principle behind this book is that buildings aren't just buildings, but rather iconic symbols that reflect who we are as people, cities and economies-in that sense, they represent a "brand" of sorts.

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    Architecture: Form, Space and Order

    This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.

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    Contemporary Museums

    A critical survey of contemporary museums, as well as a reference in the field of architecture. The book analyzes the design and production of museum complexes all over the world in the last decade, and gives a critical interpretation of one of the most challenging subjects in the recent architectural panorama.

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    New Architecture in Japan

    This informative and beautifully illustrated book showcases projects of all types, sizes and budgets from the last decade in Japan, and includes museums, private houses, schools, shops, hospitals, airports and chapels.

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    Hearts of the City: The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp

    From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work. Hearts of the City is dazzling writing from a humanistic thinker whose work changed forever the way we think about our cities-and the buildings in them.

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    Architecture under Construction

    In "Architecture under Construction", acclaimed photographer Stanley Greenberg excavates the skeletons of some of our most iconoclastic buildings, spurring on a continued engagement with those intentionally (World Trade Center) and accidentally (Charles DeGaulle Airport Terminal) destroyed that furthers our fascination with what makes buildings stand up, and what makes them fall down. In stunning photographs, Greenberg captures the complex mystery and beauty found in the transitory moments before the outside of a building covers up the structures that hold it together.