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142 pages ; 21 cm
Architecture matters. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. The more we understand the importance of architecture, and the thinking and decisions behind the buildings we create, the better world we will construct. Who better to guide readers into the rich and complex world of contemporary architecture than Aaron Betsky, former architect, author, curator and museum director, and today dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Combining his early experiences working and meeting cutting-edge architects with his frequent role as jury member selecting the world's most prominent global architects to build icon for cities, Betsky possesses rare insight into the mechanisms, politics and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centres come to be. In some fifty themes and drawing from his own experiences and encounters with people and buildings around the world, he explores a broad spectrum of topics, from the meaning of domestic space to the spectacle of the urban realm. Accessible, instructive and hugely enjoyable, this book will open the eyes of anyone dreaming of becoming an architect, and bring a wry smile to anyone that already is.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519080 20170605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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419 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 483 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Compromising modernism : architectural polemics in postwar England
  • A history of beginnings : alternate routes for a younger generation of architects
  • Thoughts touching everything
  • Messages from America
  • Fashionable modernity
  • Vehicles of desire
  • Team 10 : keeping the language of modern architecture alive
  • Retrospective ruminations
  • Landscapes of lyrical appropriateness
  • The sensibility primers: revenge of the picturesque
  • The fictional Smithsons: autobiographical accounts.
The English architects Alison Smithson (1928--1993) and Peter Smithson (1923--2003) were ringleaders of the New Brutalism, active in CIAM and Team 10, and influential in English Pop Art. The Smithsons, who met as architecture students, built only a few buildings but wrote prolifically throughout their career, leaving a body of writings that consider issues in architecture and urbanism and also take up subjects that are "not quite architecture" (the name of a series of articles written by Alison Smithson for the Architects' Journal) -- including fashion design, graphic communication, and children's tales. In this book, M. Christine Boyer explores the Smithsons' writings -- books, articles, lectures, unpublished manuscripts, and private papers. She focuses on unpublished material, reading the letter, the scribbled note, the undelivered lecture, the scrapbook, the "magic box, " as words in the language of modern architectural history -- especially that of postwar England, where the Smithsons and other architects were at the center of the richest possible range of cultural encounters. Boyer is "writing around" the Smithsons' work by considering the cultural contexts in which they formed and wrote about their ideas. Boyer explains that the Smithsons were intensely concerned with the responsibility of the architect to ensure the quality of place, to build with lyrical appropriateness. They reached back to the country landscapes of their childhood and, Boyer argues, mixed their brand of New Brutalism with the English Picturesque. The Smithsons saw architects as both inheritors and passers-on. Their writings offer juxtapositions and connections, resembling an association of interactive loops, ideas waiting to be transmuted into built form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262035514 20170530
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

4. Small architecture [2017]

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572 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 21 cm.
Saving space: Big ideas for small buildingsOver the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with the challenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating works that may be diminutive in their dimensions, but are definitely big when it comes to trendsetting ideas. Whether in Japanese cities, where large sites are hard to come by, or at the frontier between art and architecture, small buildings present many advantages, and push their designers to do more with less.A dollhouse for Calvin Klein in New York, a playhouse for children in Trondheim, pop-up stores for fashion stars, vacation cabins, and housing for victims of natural disasters are all part of the new rush to develop the great small architecture of the moment. The 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito is here, but so are emergent architects from Portugal, Chile, England, and New Zealand. Alvaro Siza and Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA) display their eye for tiny detail alongside artists Doug Aitken and Olafur Eliasson. From world-famous names to the freshest new talent, come discover architectural invention on a whole new, small scale.About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836547901 20170621
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction Times of Creative Destruction 1963 Search for a New Urbanity: Commentary (Alexander Tzonis) 1967 Structure and Randomness in Museum Architecture (Alexander Tzonis) 1967 Lobbies. Ambiguous Voids in the Urban Fabric. The Obsolescence of Egyptian Tomb Style at the Time of Technological Catacombs (Alexander Tzonis) 1969 Letter from Harvard (Alexander Tzonis) 1967 Ideological Architecture (Alexander Tzonis) 1969 Transformations of the Initial Structure (Alexander Tzonis) 1969 The Last Identity Crisis in Architecture (Alexander Tzonis) 1974 The Mechanical vs. Divine Body. The Rise of modern Design Theory in Europe (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1975 The Populist Movement in Architecture (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1977 Sentimental Geometry and the Therapeutic Landscape (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1978 The Narcissist Phase in Architecture (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1981 The Grid and the Pathway (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1984 The Question of Autonomy in Architecture (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1989 The Bastion as a Mentality (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1990 Huts, Ships and Bottleracks: Design by Analogy for Architects and/or Machines (Alexander Tzonis) 1990 Dirty Realism. Making the Stone Stony (Liane Lefaivre) 1990 Eros, Architecture and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Liane Lefaivre) 1991 Lewis Mumford's Regionalism (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1992 Planning and Tomatoes (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1996 Skin Rigorism Alexander (Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 1998 Beyond Monuments, Beyond Zip-a-tone. Shadrach Woods's Berlin Free University, a Humanist Architecture (Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis) 1999 Pikionis and Transvisibility (Alexander Tzonis) 2001 L'Architecture au College de France, L'Intelligence Spatiale (Alexander Tzonis) 2002 Community in the Mind, a Model for Personal and Collaborative Design (Alexander Tzonis) 2005 Puer Ludens (Liane Lefaivre) 2013 Region Making (Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre) 2015 Putting on a Pretty Face (Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis) Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472476449 20170306
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472476449 20170306
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)

7. A+ awards 2016 [2016]

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239 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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319 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Brick and stone have been used in architecture for a long time and are favoured by architects due to their unique properties and characteristics. In recent years, with the development of science and technology, the variety of brick and stone has been extended and updated continuously, which contributes to the distinct architectural features. This book discusses brick and stone in two separate sections, and goes further into detailed classification. The cases are elaborately selected and sorted, each analysed carefully throughphotos, detailed drawings and informative text. Through the summary of state quo and future development of brick and stone's application in architectural design, readers will get a comprehensive new understanding of this material.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910596531 20170313
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1.What are Architectural Functions 2. Function and Representation 3. Form and Function in the Structured Whole 4. Concepts of Function in High Modernism 5. Functionalism and its Criticism 6. Functions and Forms in Architecture of the Information Society Bibliography Image Sources Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138642485 20170410
Architectural Theory of Modernism presents an overview of the discourse on function-form concepts from the beginnings, in the eighteenth century, to its peak in High Modernism. Functionalist thinking and its postmodern criticism during the second half of the twentieth century is explored, as well as today's functionalism in the context of systems theory, sustainability, digital design, and the information society. The book covers, among others, the theories of Carlo Lodoli, Gottfried Semper, Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hannes Meyer, Adolf Behne, CIAM, Jane Jacobs, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Charles Jencks, William Mitchell, and Manuel Castells.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138642485 20170410
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

10. Architecture as art [2016]

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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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183 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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2 volumes (910; 511 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective by Samantha Hardingham is a two-volume anthology, co-published by the Architectural Association (AA) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), and is supported by the Graham Foundation and the Cedric Price Estate. The books bring together for the first time all of the projects, articles and talks of British architect Cedric Price, aiming to present his munificence as thinker, philosopher and designer. A student at the AA in the 1950s, Price established his office in London in 1960 and went on to produce some of architecture's most intensely imaginative and experimental projects of the latter half of the 20th century. His work is central in defining architectural discourse around the emerging postwar themes of mobility and indeterminacy in design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907896439 20170522
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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239 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
China is not only a playground for international architectural practices, but has its own active architectural scene between international influences and China's rich building tradition. Twenty-six projects focus on this diverse output. The range of examples includes the reuse of historic factory buildings, experimental new buildings and new applications of old building materials such as bamboo.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783035609790 20170621
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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655 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map, plans ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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397 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
This book features design research and projects developed under the direction of Ciro Najle by graduate students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design between 2010 and 2013, as part of the Generic Sublime studio series.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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299 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
The HOK Design Annual 2016 celebrates the power of great design to enrich people's lives. The book features highlights of the firm's most recent architecture, interior design, engineering, and planning projects. Journey around the world as you view floor plans, sketches, renderings, and photographs of dozens of new projects designed to blend human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science, and art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781939621467 20170306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)