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xviii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part 1: Rethinking modernity 1. Towards a purposeful disequilibrium 2. A fool's paradise 3. Contingent criticality 4. Interrogative scholarship Part 2: The idea of architecture 5. Architecture and the idea of agreement 6. The doer and the thinker 7. Architecture as co-making 8. Vaastu and the enfolding order Part 3: On Praxis 9. Le Corbusier - Polemical, poetical and existential 10. Analogues of architecture 11. Romaldo Giurgola - The reluctant master 12. Cultural heritage and its global representation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690806 20171211
Written over four decades, Critiquing the Modern in Architecture is a collection of essays exploring the ideological and metaphysical core of modern architecture. Author Jaimini Mehta moves architectural modernism from its primarily Eurocentric definition, interrogating the subject from the perspective on a non-western thought-world. Mehta groups his essays under three key themes: "Rethinking Modernity" explores the ideological underpinnings of the modernity/modernism binary; "The Idea of Architecture" looks at a number of issues that constitute the timeless and the invariable aspects of architecture against which the prevalent modernist discourse can be critically evaluated; and "On Praxis" looks at three contemporary architects work and at one recent representation of the 16th century Indian site Fatehpur Sikri. Providing a new view of the modern in architecture, this book is critical reading for architectural theorists and scholars of modernism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690806 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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260 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 26 x 11 cm
For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges. The result is presented here in this unique volume: a master list of the top 100 must-know built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000. Ranging from houses and apartment buildings to museums and buildings for education and government, the book offers a wealth of extraordinary works of design and construction and is an essential edition for anyone with an interest in architecture and design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847859504 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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191 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves (folded) : illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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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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viii, 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
This book considers the effects of colonialism, travel, and globalization on the development of modern architecture in Germany from the 1850s until the 1930s. It argues that the rise of a new modern language of architecture within Germany during this period was shaped by the country's colonial and neo-colonial entanglements. Since architectural developments in nineteenth-century Germany are typically understood as crucial to the evolution of architecture worldwide in the twentieth century, this book globalizes the history of modern architecture at its founding moment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822945086 20170925
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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320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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168 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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182 pages : plans, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

11. Frederick Gibberd [2017]

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xiii, 159 pages : illustrations (some color), plans (some color) ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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144 pages : color illustrations, color plans ; 29 cm.
  • About the guest-editor / Alex Lifschutz
  • Long life, Loose fit, low energy / Alex Lifschutz
  • Back to the future: the everyday built environment in a phase of transition / John Habraken
  • Learning from the West Coast: Long-Termism and Change: an interview with Stewart Brand / Peter Murray
  • NEUBAU: Flexible self-build cities in German / Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and Jörg Leeser
  • Japanese innovation in adaptable homes / Kazunobu Minami
  • Adaptability: a low-carbon strategy / Simon Sturgis
  • Four decades of open building implementation: realising individual agency in architectural infrastructures designed to last / Stephen Kendall
  • The fetish of flexibility: Farrell/Grimshaw Partnership, 125 Park Road, London / Edwin Heathcote
  • Flexible architecture for evolving work practices / Despina Katsikakis
  • System separation: a fitting strategy for future development / Giorgio Macchi
  • Dead and dying shopping malls, re-inhabited / Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson
  • Shaping Mexico City: evolutionary housing for low-income urban families / Andrea Martin and Jorge Andrade
  • Educational innovation through building adaptation / Alexi Marmot
  • Revolution and evolution: the Architectural Association / Clare Wright
  • Continuity and change: challenging the disposable Chinese city / Renee Y. Chow
  • Self-build and change: Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong / Ian Lambot
  • Designing landscapes for change: Albertopolis / Kim Wilkie
  • Mixing up the Mediterranean model: architecture amid urban flux / Luca Molinari.
Loose-Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change September/October 2017Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5ISBN 978 1119 152644 Guest-Edited by Alex Lifschutz The idea that a building is 'finished' or 'complete' on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, planning and construction. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting 'loose-fit' architectures that emancipate users to create their own versatile and vibrant environments. Contributors include: Stewart Brand, Renee Chow, Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, John Habraken, Edwin Heathcote, Despina Katsakakis, Stephen Kendall, Ian Lambot, Giorgio Macchi, Alexi Marmot, Andrea Martin, Kazunobu Minami, Peter Murray, Brett Steele, and Simon Sturgis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119152644 20171030
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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500 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Colin Davies subjects the canonical architecture of the twentieth century to a thorough reassessment. Rather than repeating the standard wisdom, Davies questions the values and judgements that are so often the mainstay of architectural surveys, and in doing so asks: what is the importance of the style we know as Modernism? Combining a fascinating, well-researched and, above all, readable text with photographs and drawings, this history is a must for students and lovers of modern architecture alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786270566 20171002
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)
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355 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 24 cm
Combining the talents of an architect, artist, and developer, John Portman was able to embark on a series of large-scale building projects-megastructures-that radically redefined the relationship of architecture to the city and its citizens.Portman's own voice and ideas complement the contributions of others, including new photographs by Iwan Baan, to present a more complex and nuanced reading of both the architect and his architecture.Finally, the repertoire of Portman's buildings is analyzed in meticulous detail and used by a group of students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design as a catalyst for a host of divergent and new architectural speculations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783037785324 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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356 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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313 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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310 pages : plans, illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xi, 361 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Encounters : modern architecture and Israeli nationalism
  • Profession : East Jerusalem and the emergence of the Sabra architects
  • State : facts on the ground
  • City : urban beautification
  • Frontier : a holy testing ground for a discipline in crisis
  • Project : the Western Wall plaza.
After seizing Jerusalems eastern precincts from Jordan at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel unilaterally unified the city and plunged into an ambitious building program, eager to transform the very meaning of one of the worlds most emotionally charged urban spaces. The goal was as simple as it was controversial: to both Judaize and modernize Jerusalem. Seizing Jerusalem chronicles how numerous disciplines, including architecture, landscape design, and urban planning, as well as everyone from municipal politicians to state bureaucrats, from Israeli-born architects to international luminaries such as Louis Kahn, Buckminster Fuller, and Bruno Zevi, competed to create Jerusalems new image. This decade-long competition happened with the Palestinian residents still living in the city, even as the new image was inspired by the citys Arab legacy. The politics of space in the Holy City, still contested today, were shaped in this post-1967 decade not only by the legacy of the war and the politics of dispossession, but curiously also by emerging trends in postwar architectural culture. Drawing on previously unexamined archival documents and in-depth interviews with architects, planners, and politicians, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan analyzes the cultural politics of the Israeli state and, in particular, of Jerusalems influential mayor, Teddy Kollek, whose efforts to legitimate Israeli rule over Jerusalem provided architects a unique, real-world laboratory to explore the possibilities and limits of modernist design-as built form as well as political and social action. Seizing Jerusalem reveals architecture as an active agent in the formation of urban and national identity, and demonstrates how contemporary debates about Zionism, and the crisis within the discipline of architecture over postwar modernism, affected Jerusalems built environment in ways that continue to resonate today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780816694280 20170731
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

20. 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)