Most popular Individual architects & architectural firms books
The most popular Individual architects & architectural firms books currently available. Updated weekly.
'A MASTERFUL PORTRAIT OF THE FLAWED CREATOR OF FLAWLESS BUILDINGS' - SIMON JENKINSFrom the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat - a ground-breaking biography that illuminates the life, mind and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America.
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.
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.
Same fabulous book that was released in 2014 but now at a lower price
This volume presents important milestones in Bernardo Bader's oeuvre, all of which are conceived with rigorous restraint and minimalist power. Text in English and German.
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.
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...
A powerful new monograph showcasing the defining elements and architectural anatomy at the very heart of Pawson's work
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...
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,...
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.
Here comes trouble: the progression of current architectural debates
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.
Explore the A-Z of modern space. From Gio Ponti's colored geometries to Zaha Hadid's free-flowing futurism, this comprehensive overview features more than 280 profiles of architects, styles, movements, and trends that have shaped structures from the 19th to the 21st century.
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...
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...
Thirty-two leading German architectural practices and their signature projects in the areas of housing, commercial, public architecture and renovation.
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.
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.
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.
This is Gaudi reveals the exuberant world and groundbreaking work of Antonio Gaudi in the history of modern architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright's paradigm-shifting projects. This authoritative overview, based on TASCHEN's previous three-volume monograph and unlimited access to the Frank Lloyd Wright archives, scours the length and breadth of Wright's career to bring you all the gems of his genius at a new, bargain price.
Tells the untold story of the architect behind Britain's National Parks, John Dower
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...
This fresh overview of Tadao Ando's oeuvre spans the breadth of his career, from his beginnings in 1975 to today. Based on the massive XXL edition, this accessible volume sheds light on the Modernist master through photographs and architectural drawings, and includes such new projects as the Shanghai Poly Theater and the Clark Center at the...
Even in his unrealised projects, Le Corbusier redefined modern living, synthesising functionalism, expressionism, and expansive urban thinking from Switzerland to Chandigarh, India. This book provides a succinct introduction to his trailblazing ideas, writings, and buildings, which continue to resonate and influence to this day.
A large-scale monograph on Belgian architect and designer Vincent van Duysen first twenty years' worth of work.
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.
Extensive study of award- winning architect Peter Salter's first residential project, featuring specially commissioned photographs.
Discover the audacious futurism of Zaha Hadid. As the first woman to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, Hadid broke the rules and re-defined the game, despite some saying her designs were unbuildable. At the time of her unexpected death in 2016, she was firmly established as the first great architect of...
Now available in a new edition, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers concise portraits of the geniuses behind them.
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.
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...
From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles a selection of dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their enduring influence.
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.
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.
The story of the recovery and transformation of the 19th century home of the former wine warehouse on the seaside boulevard of Trieste.
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
A survey of residential projects by Australia's leading minimalist architect, Sean Godsell.
A survey of Wang Shu's critical attitude toward overly rationalized architecture