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xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Times of Creative Destruction' is about the years that followed the end of WWII, one of the most seminal and dramatic epochs in human history, during which extraordinary star-buildings were born, cities exploded, and an unprecedented world of a 'Third Ecology' emerged. Never before was there such a flurry of daring mega-constructions, such daring spatial acrobatics, 'star' buildings by star architects attained by star developers, mega-constructions, technological feats, and flourishing spatial acrobatics. But, for all its exhilarating creativity, this was also an era of unanticipated, intractable, irreversible destruction reducing the uniqueness and diversity of cultural, social and ecological peaks and valleys of our world, to a 'desert flatland', environmental inequality and unhappiness. This book critically discusses and revaluates these contradictory events, bringing together and commenting on a selection of shorter key texts by Tzonis and Lefaivre, the product of a rare research and writing partnership. The texts, published between the early 1960s and the present, are significant as documents that inform about the period. They are also important and timely because of their critical and influential role in the debates of this era, both creative and destructive.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
This unique visual history documents in pictures the most exciting and dynamic period of architecture: from the early 20th century to the present day, covering all the key movements, styles and architects, together with many lesser known but important names and buildings. Through archival and full-colour photography, plans and architectural drawings, the book illustrates the changing nature of architecture and its expansion during this period from the early developments of concrete and the steel frame, through national styles of architecture and the eruption of Modernism to the influence of science and engineering in the post-war period, the provocative arguments of Postmodernism in the 1980s, right up to today's superstars and global brands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780678238 20161003
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

3. A+ awards 2016 [2016]

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239 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
John Simpson is one of the world s leading practitioners of new classicism, a contemporary architecture movement that continues the practice of classical and traditional architecture and embraces the virtues of durability, functionality, and beauty. Simpson s design ethos revolves around the notion that architecture is a public art where each facade forms the character and shape of the public realm the streets, the squares, and the major civic spaces that we use and as such must use a language of building that is recognisable and draws on our collective cultural experience. His architecture is thus understandable in a moment and is functional; it is built to last, to be beautiful, and to ensure the comfort and ease of those who experience it, be it the Queen s Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London or an apartment in a historic building in New York. The work shown covers a wide range, from small-scale residential and apartment design to the country house and the town house to large-scale institutional designs. Featured projects include a new academic quadrangle at Eton College; the new school of architecture at the University of Notre Dame; rooms at Kensington Palace; the Stanhope Hotel renovation in New York; town houses in Belgravia and Chelsea, London; and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847848690 20161228
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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203 pages : illustrations, plans ; 22 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

7. CAZA : 2011-2015 [2016]

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318 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
A lively intellectual biography of one of the 20th century's most iconic buildings The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum can be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design. Completed in 1977, the building was at first received skeptically by critics, yet it was quickly embraced by the public as a beloved monument of the modern city of Paris. This lively intellectual biography of the building explores its history and the reasons for its success, from its genesis as a politically calculated response to Paris's turbulent 1968 student protests to the role played by architects in its construction, as well as the historical influences and the engineering solutions that inform its design. A key reason for the Centre Pompidou's success indeed lies in its ability to channel architectural memory, connecting it powerfully to Paris's historic urban fabric. This essential text on one of the twentieth century's most significant buildings is accompanied by a portfolio of rare drawings and photographs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300221299 20161228
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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243 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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503 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"Cet ouvrage offre une importante sélection de la collection d'architecture du Centre Pompidou. Cette collection, qui a aujourd'hui 25 ans, constitue par sa richesse la référence internationale en la matière. Quelque 25o notices scientifiques rédigées par les conservateurs du Musée national d'art moderne et leur équipe ou par des historiens dé l'architecture et une iconographie abondante éclairent le travail des architectes, ici présenté suivant des entrées par créateur, agence d'architecture ou collectif. Cette approche permet d'apprécier tout à la fois la singularité d'une oeuvre et l'itinéraire d'une carrière au regard de ce qui est commun à la discipline, emblématique d'une période, d'un courant de pensée ou d'un territoire géographique. Si la collection d'architecture compte parmi ses pièces plusieurs \édifices grandeur nature, elle est pour l'essentiel composée de dessins originaux et de maquettes d'étude. Témoignant du processus de conception, des toutes premières esquisses jusqu'aux plans de détails, ils donnent des clés d'accès essentielles à ce domaine de création qui trouve son aboutissement dans l'acte de bâtir. Toute collection est affaire de choix et d'engagement: choix de ceux qui la constituent et engagement des architectes qui la soutiennent. La collection du Centre Pompidou en est l'illustration, réunissant architectes français et étrangers, tenants de l'expressionnisme, du futurisme, du constructivisme, héros du mouvement moderne, protagonistes de la reconstruction et de la production de masse, adeptes de l'industrialisation, inventeurs ou théoriciens, visionnaires et utopistes, constructeurs des villes d'aujourd'hui."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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475 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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299 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The first complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China The skylines of modern China are punctuated by architecture that amazes, inspires, and awes. Many of these structures are the work of new, experimental practices like China-based MAD Architects. MAD Works not only documents the buildings of this group of avant-garde architects but also traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. Organized thematically, the book explores the underlying concepts of MAD Architects' work. MAD Works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to provide a thorough exploration of MAD Architect's international portfolio of completed works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714871967 20161128
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

14. Manual of section [2016]

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207 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Manual of Section will articulate for all students and practitioners how the logic of the section is instrumental to architecture, through a series of intricate cross-section perspectives of important buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616892555 20161010
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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435 pages : illusrations (some color), maps, plans ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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375 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the most celebrated Modernist buildings, as well as hidden gems and virtually unknown examples - from the iconic Case Study houses to the glamour of Palm Springs' spectacular Modern desert structures. Much more than a travel guide, this book is a compelling record of one of the USA's most important architectural movements at a time when Mid-Century style has never been more popular. First-hand descriptions and colour photography transport readers into an era of unparalleled style, glamour, and optimism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714871950 20161213
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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222 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
At once a reference work and a personal exploration of modernist architecture, this fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre's photography covers structures built between 1920 and 1989 in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. These images range from iconic buildings, such as the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis and the Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development in Kiev, to little-known structures such as the Balneological Hospital in Druskininkai, Lithuania or Oscar Niemeyer's unfinished International Fair Grounds in Tripoli. Derived from his popular blog, A Subjective Atlas of Modern Architecture, and organised by architectural form, this book reveals how modernist architecture is the embodiment of political and social ideologies, especially in public institutions such as banks, churches, libraries and government buildings. Following the series of full-page images, an index details the location, date, architect and purpose of each building. While many of the buildings in this archive often go unrecognised, their forms are prominent in the landscape of modern civilization. Grospierre's keen eye and enthusiasm for the mundane as well as the sublime will motivate readers to look at the buildings around them in new and exciting ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783791382296 20160704
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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288 pages : chiefly color illustrations, plans ; 22 cm
Their work has been described as experimental, willfully strange and generally off-kilter, qualities front-and-center in their recent collection Everything All at Once. In just ten years Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample have established MOS as one of the leading young architecture practices in the country. MOS, the first monograph on the built work of the New York-based firm, follows the design studio's evolution from their earliest works to their most celebrated houses and institutional buildings. The thirty projects featured range from the sophisticated to the absurd-from the serene Floating House in Ontario, Canada, and the sustainable Kathmandu Orphanage in Nepal to the playful puppet theater at Harvard's Carpenter Center and the appropriately named Rainbow Vomit installation in New York, a digital, interactive, computational heap of building blocks in a constant state of near collapse. The collection also includes a selection of the couple's unorthodox writings, including their satirical "Office Policy" employee manual.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616892463 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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63 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Parametricism is an avant-garde architecture and design movement that has been growing and maturing over the last 15 years, emerging as a remarkable global force. The tendency started in architecture but now encompasses all design disciplines, from urban design to fashion. In architecture, the style has an international following and is currently progressing beyond its experimental roots to make an impact on a broader scale, with practices like Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) winning and completing large-scale architectural projects worldwide. Parametricism implies that all elements and aspects of an architectural composition or product are parametrically malleable; and the style owes its original, unmistakable physiognomy to its unprecedented use of computational design tools and fabrication methods. All design parameters are conceived as variables that allow the design to vary and adapt to the diverse, complex and dynamic requirements of contemporary society. Although Parametricism has been talked about and hotly debated for a number of years, so far there has been no publication dedicated to Parametricism. The issue is guest-edited by Patrik Schumacher, partner at ZHA, and one of the world s most highly renowned advocates of Parametricism. Contributors: Philippe Block, Shajay Bhooshan, Mark Burry, Mario Carpo, Manuel DeLanda, John Frazer, Mark Foster Gage, Enriqueta Llabres and Eduardo Rico, Achim Menges, Theo Spyropoulos, Robert Stuart-Smith, Philip F Yuan. Featured architects and designers: Arup, MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and Ross Lovegrove.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118736166 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)