Most popular Individual architects & architectural firms books
The most popular Individual architects & architectural firms books currently available. Updated weekly.
Antoni Gaudi merged Orientalism, natural forms, and new materials into a unique Modernista aesthetic that put Barcelona on the global architecture map. With brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudi himself, as well as an extensive appendix of all his works including furniture and unfinished projects, this XL book takes us through the...
Discover the master of the modern minimalist, Mies van der Rohe, one of the defining and most hotly debated tastemakers of the twentieth century. In pursuit of elemental truth, van der Rohe crafted an "almost nothing" architecture, criticized by some as bland, extolled by others as the paradigm of purity.
In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo-TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 20 countries from Peru to...
A lavish monograph celebrating one of the most respected and admired American architects, known for his sensitivity to the nature and traditions of the Pacific Northwest
Published in conjunction with the exhibition held Feb. 15-May 4, 2008, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs.
Foster + Partners Portfolio: 1967-2017 is a complete and extraordinary account of the first fifty years of Foster + Partners - a globally renowned studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design.
This is the first ever book to showcase the award-winning work of interior designer and entrepreneur Fiona Barratt-Campbell, one of Britain s leading figures in the international luxury design market whose interiors marry a sense of opulence with simplicity.
Here comes trouble: the progression of current architectural debates
Meet Rudolph Michael Schindler, the Austrian-born architect who combined Cubism, the International Style, and Californian Modernism into "space architecture." Unnoticed for decades, his structures are today hailed as landmarks of the Modernist movement. This collection presents Schindler's most important projects through crisp photography,...
Thirty-two leading German architectural practices and their signature projects in the areas of housing, commercial, public architecture and renovation.
Ideas, integrity, and pure spatial experience combine in the works of David Chipperfield, one of the most understated architectural maestros of our time. From Berlin to Beirut, traverse Chipperfield's most striking projects to discover how his drive to reject "starchitecture" and instead expose the remarkable concealed in "ordinariness" has put...
Same fabulous book that was released in 2014 but now at a lower price
This manifesto by architect Valerio Olgiati and theoretician Markus Breitschmid demonstrates a new approach in architecture in a world free of ideologies and, therefore, references. It offers a foundation for conceiving a non-referential architecture in that non-referential world. Text in English and Italian.
The evolution of Jo Nagasaka's design process is unveiled in a unique publication about his studio's work. The wide - ranging portfolio of the Japanese firm Schemata Architects demonstrates its strengths and inspirational vision. Pinp ointing the founder's creative spark is what this book is all about.
A luxurious, graphically compelling vision for contemporary domestic living, as observed and artfully presented by the Oscar-winning film star. Keaton's stunning portrayal of rusticated, reimagined, or repurposed spaces across the country shows how inventive designers have brought their talents to bear upon the surface of neglect and decay.
Explore the finest work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the 18th-century engraver famed for his architectural views of Rome and his imaginary prisons. In this Bibliotheca Universalis edition, you'll find all the extraordinary detail and fantasy with which Piranesi shaped not only the European image of Italy, but also an impressive artistic...
This updated monograph includes all of Calatrava's original collaborative input as well as his latest projects. From the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan to the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, discover Calatrava's organic forms through detailed entries, photography, and the original watercolor sketches that set him aside...
Window frames curve like flowering branches and ceramic tiling shimmers like reptilian skin in the fervent architectural imagination of Antoni Gaudi. This introduction to the modernist Catalan architect explores how his outstanding attention to natural detail and unique vision transformed Barcelona's cityscape with extraordinary buildings that...
Discover the gentler face of modernism in this introduction to Alvar Aalto, the Finnish architect who defied the slick geometries set by the International Style to prioritize soft, poetic, undulating forms. Whether a villa, a sauna, or a lamp design, Aalto's organic structures championed environmentally sound and progressive design with a deep-...
From the ubiquitous Knoll "Tulip" chairs and tables to the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, Eero Saarinen was one of the 20th century's most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across art and architecture.
Tells the untold story of the architect behind Britain's National Parks, John Dower
The story of the recovery and transformation of the 19th century home of the former wine warehouse on the seaside boulevard of Trieste.
A defining form-giver of the 20th century, Marcel Breuer is a modernist locus classicus. From his landmark tubular furniture to "binuclear" housing, his projects across Europe and the United States are case studies in the balance of texture, color, and form, and the elegant symbiosis of local and global, big and small, rough and smooth.
An affordably priced, complete retrospective of one of the world's greatest architects, covering her work from the earliest experimentations to the very last projects she worked on before her death in 2016.
Architect, magazine editor, artist, academic: Gio Ponti's multifaceted oeuvre blurred boundaries across creative disciplines and lead the evolution of modern design in Italy. Filled with archival images, a timeline, and map of his Milanese buildings, this dedicated introduction traces Ponti's most celebrated works and provides an extensive...
The RIBA National Awards Winners 2018 showcases the very best of British Architecture. This book features the 49 award-winning buildings and is written from the viewpoint of the jury members. One of the 49 will go on to win the prestigious Stirling Prize.
A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city's role in establishing the career of America's most famous architect
Following up on their much-heralded first volume of interiors, this new publication presents the next evolution of Atelier AM virtuosos of mixing antiques and museum-quality artworks with pedigreed design.
Palladio (1508-80) combined classical restraint with constant inventiveness. In this study, Professor Ackerman sets Palladio in the context of his age - the Humanist era of Michelangelo and Raphael, Titian and Veronese - and examines each of the villas, churches and palaces in turn.
From a cardboard cathedral to emergency shelters in paper tubing, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has made his name with a restlessly inventive response to material and situation. This book presents the architect's most important projects to date and introduces a career defined by exploration, poetic expression, and humanitarian...
Extensive study of award- winning architect Peter Salter's first residential project, featuring specially commissioned photographs.
An inspiring monograph that takes an in - depth look at the work of San Francisco - based Studio O+A, explaining their innovative approach to design. They have created some of the most ground - breaking offices for companies like Facebook, Microso ft, Nike and Uber. They made their name rethinking the impact workspace has on work, but today their reach extends beyond the physical environment.
Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa fused local construction traditions with modern forms and sensibility to create harmonious and pleasurable buildings that have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. This volume is a documentation and appreciation of the man and his work.
Through scorching heat to unforgiving chills, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group presents a dazzling round-up of adaptive architecture in extreme environments around the world. In coordination with a major exhibition at the National Building Museum, Washington, 60 case studies show how structures can become holistic ecosystems of both economic and...
The first book on the work of a designer whose refined classical interiors are widely desired and emulated as the epitome of French style.
Including previously unpublished material, this is the most comprehensive overview of Friedman's work published to date, offering a greater understanding of his work and visions.