• 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
  • Anatomy of Treehouses
    Anatomy of Treehouses
    The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design and engineering solutions. This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouses - whatever your age. These boltholes perched above the ground appeal to those of us who want to get close to nature without forgoing any creature comforts... there are treehouses with wood-burning stoves, some with copper baths and some with elevated linking walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design. There are also free-standing structures on stilts inspired by the physical tree but not attached in any way.The book offers both visual inspiration from the specially commissioned photography but also the human stories behind the creation and design of these treehouses. The text covers topics such as the plan, structure, materials and decoration, colour palette and texture, and style notes to bring to life the personal and interesting story behind each treehouse featured in the book.

    ISBN: 9781911595120
    Publication date: 05/04/2018
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Field-Lewis, Jane
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $54.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brick, Mini Format
    Brick, Mini Format
    "Brick takes a fresh look at one of the world's most popular and abundant building materials. Collating 180 fascinating and beautiful brick buildings from around the world, dating from 2100BC to the present day, this newly reimagined format is the perfect gift for anyone interested in architecture, design and visual culture.

    In this newly reimagined and easy-to-use size, Brick takes a fresh look at one of the world's most familiar and popular building materials. Presenting diverse and fascinating examples, from the strange remains of the Ziggurat of Ur dating from 2100 BC, to the formidable mills of the industrial revolution, Brick beautifully illustrates how this humble material has been an architectural staple for centuries.

    And despite its ancient heritage, bricks have stood the test of time, proving to be the material of choice for many of the world's most famous, visionary architects: Alvar Aalto, Antoni Gaudi, Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Peter Zumthor and Kazuyo Sejima have all explored the breath-taking versatility of brickwork.

    Following the structure of Phaidon's bestselling series on architectural materials, the brick buildings are organized by contextual themes such as Texture, Juxtaposition and Light, and are accompanied by anecdotal or descriptive captions, alongside detailed information on the architect, location and date of completion.

    Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the projects take the reader on a worldwide tour of intriguing and incredibly diverse structures - everything from bus stations and castles, to schools, crematoria and temples.

    Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, the book also features an introductory essay by historian and BBC presenter Dan Cruickshank, offering a human response to the theme of brick. Written in an accessible and engaging way, the text draws on personal experience to explore brick buildings both aesthetically and psychologically.

    Brick is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material that is often overlooked, and sometimes considered limiting - but is actually full of spectacular potential."

    ISBN: 9780714878553
    Publication date: 31/01/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hall, William
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Building Community
    Building Community
    This is the first survey in many years to explore contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance. An introduction presents the history of multiple-occupancy housing through its most innovative 20th-century exemplars, from the urbane blocks of Auguste Perret and Henri Sauvage in Paris, to the landscaped housing estates of Weimar Germany and the visionary schemes of Le Corbusier. The heart of the book features 38 recent and ongoing projects, designed by leading international studios and rising talents. Buildings range from social housing and micro apartments to 'vertical villages', megastructures and luxury high-rises. Each project is considered for the way in which it enriches the lives of residents and the city, and is shown through drawings and photographs, taken from the street and within. The book also includes interviews with such contemporary masters of apartment design as Michael Maltzan, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Edouard Francois and Bjarke Ingels.
    As our cities grow more crowded, it is critical that we produce large-scale buildings that enhance the lives of their inhabitants, their surroundings and the urban environment as a whole. Building Community offers dozens of proven successes to designers and apartment-dwellers.

    ISBN: 9780500343302
    Publication date: 23/02/2017
    Price: $90.00
    Author: Webb, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $90.00
  • Cabin Porn
    Cabin Porn
    'Addictive ...a charter for wistfulness' Observer 'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times 'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel 'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQ Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Publication date: 01/09/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Cabins
    Cabins
    Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode.This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, explores how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions. As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces.The cabins selected for this publication emphasize the variety of the genre, both in terms of usage and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this survey is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations. Constant throughout, however, is architectural innovation, and an inspiring sense of contemplation and coexistence as people return to nature and to a less destructive model of being in the world.

    ISBN: 9783836565011
    Publication date: 09/04/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Jodidio, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
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