• 100 Houses Nature and Nurture
    100 Houses Nature and Nurture
    These days, the architect and designer are both tasked with the challenge of designing the 'perfect' new home, be it traditional or modern in style, and everything in between. This grand edition pulls together an exceedingly diverse collection of 100 of the best contemporary houses from across the globe, each showcasing new and recent cutting-edge residential designs by some of the world's leading architects and designers. Following Images Publishing's incredibly successful 100 of the World's Best Houses series, this splendid volume features hundreds of stunning full-colour photographs that help underline the sensitivity of today's design practitioners to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to stunning interior design and comfortable, practical everyday living. Each project illustrates how architects and designers showcase their authentic individual expression but work tirelessly to adapt their signature styles to accommodate the challenges posed by local topography and variations in climate, along with a sharp focus on optimum strategies for sustainable living.

    A touchstone for those looking to understand contemporary architectural trends across the world, 100 Houses rounds up a superb and unique collection that is at once exceptional, inspiring, and informative.

    ISBN: 9781864708431
    Publication date: 01/03/2020
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Images Publishing
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the world's greatest achievements in architecture. Comprehensive yet concise, each article includes essential information about the featured structure: who designed it, who commissioned it, key dates in its construction and more. The accompanying descriptions detail the historical and geographical considerations that influenced the design while stunning photographs illustrate the technical ingenuity and aesthetic brilliance of architects past and present.

    The book is organised chronologically beginning with the marvels of the ancient world and continuing with the masterpieces of each successive era to the present day. On display is a treasure trove of the world's finest architecture from Byzantine and Gothic wonders, through the incredible wealth of the Renaissance and Baroque, and on to the marvels of the twentieth century. The book culminates with the far-reaching achievements of the past decade, such as Jeanne Gang's undulating Aqua Tower in Chicago and Renzo Piano's towering Shard London Bridge.

    Featured here are the world's finest and most important public and residential buildings from palaces, museums and ground-breaking new reidences to unique or unusual structures, such as the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and rustic southern Italian trulli.

    ISBN: 9781760525347
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Irving, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 30 Second Architecture
    30 Second Architecture
    The 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.

    ISBN: 9781782406389
    Publication date: 25/07/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Denison, Edward
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Abode
    Abode
    The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter-the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California's most talked-about shops-are at the forefront. In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space this is simple and true. Their time-tested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all here: the embrace of elemental materials, curation of handcrafted objects, and collection of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king. This edit of Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter's greatest collaborations will take you through their breathtaking rooms, masterpieces of warm minimalism. Abode is a glimpse into the couple's process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors.

    ISBN: 9781419734540
    Publication date: 16/04/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Serena, Mitnik-Miller
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Apartment Living New Zealand
    Apartment Living New Zealand
    As housing pressures continue unabated, singles, couples and families are finding innovative solutions in heritage buildings, purpose-built developments and spaces creatively fashioned out of disused commercial interiors. Apartment Living New Zealand celebrates the diversity on offer with this increasingly popular style of living. Beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written, the follow-up to the best-selling Small House Living champions an emerging style of housing that delivers convenience, affordability and the stimulation of a more urban way of life.

    ISBN: 9780143770510
    Publication date: 28/08/2017
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Foster, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Architects at Home
    Architects at Home
    This stunning book takes you on a thrilling tour through the fascinating, eclectic and stylish abodes of some of the world's best-known architects. Not only do these pages offer a rare glimpse into each architect's personal, private environment, but each uniquely designed project provides insight into how each architect marries trends with their own personal philosophy, and how they inject interior design flair into their own contemporary domain.

    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.

    ISBN: 9781864708134
    Publication date: 26/09/2018
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Mutlow, John V.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Art Nouveau
    Art Nouveau
    Discover the contexts and provocations of a vivid turn-of-the-century style. This richly illustrated overview explores how a symphony of flowing lines and organic forms advocated not only a new linear freedom and liberation from artistic tradition, but also a return to handcraftsmanship, the synthesis of artistic media and practices into a Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art, and a recoil from industrialization.

    ISBN: 9783836520966
    Publication date: 05/05/2016
    Price: $89.99
    Author: Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $89.99
  • Art of Looking Up
    Art of Looking Up
    The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly.
    From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first painted in the year 645, through to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like that in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint.
    Art History expert Catherine McCormack guides readers through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created. First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges readers to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making.

    ISBN: 9780711242173
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: McCormack, Catherine
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • BA Case Study Houses
    BA Case Study Houses
    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.

    Concentrated on the Los Angeles area, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, A. Quincy Jones, and Ralph Rapson. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world.”

    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.

    ISBN: 9783836535601
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Smith, Elizabeth
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Battle for Home Memoir of a Syrian Architect
    Battle for Home Memoir of a Syrian Architect
    Drawing on the author’s personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this timely and fascinating account offers an eyewitness perspective on the country’s bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment and its destruction hold up a mirror to the communities that inhabit it.

    From Syria’s tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social cohesion in Syria’s cities. With the lack of shared public spaces intensifying divisions within the community, and corrupt officials interfering in town planning for their own gain, these actions are symptomatic of wider abuses of power.

    With firsthand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, The Battle for Home is a compelling explanation of the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.

    ISBN: 9780500292938
    Publication date: 06/07/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: al-Sabouni, Marwa
    Format: Unknown
    Price: $14.99
  • Big Ideas for Small Houses
    Big Ideas for Small Houses
    A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to housing will give ideas and inspiration to all wondering how it can be possible to own a first home in the twenty-first century. Each entry begins with a statement about the strategy the owner used to achieve a home of their own.
    The houses range in size from 100 square metres right down to a very cosy 34 square metres!
    Beautifully photographed, and including plans and costs, the houses presented are in Puhoi, west and north Auckland, Raglan, Tamahere, Taupiri, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch.

    ISBN: 9780143773245
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Foster, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Bohemian Living
    Bohemian Living
    Bohemian Living sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design and, instead, dives into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delights.Robyn Lea is an incredible storyteller both visually and in the written form. She understands the creative spirit and passionately documents its expression inside these pages. In every profile she traces the journey from unusual childhoods to artistic, often unorthodox, adult worlds.Featuring twenty homes in Australia, Europe and the USA, Bohemian Living is an exhilarating visual deconstruction of what it means to live a truly authentic creative life.

    ISBN: 9781760760090
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Lea, Robyn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
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