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xxii, 225 pages, 30 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
  • The arrival of Cosimo's Neptune: early works and influences from abroad
  • Art and festival: the Neptune Fountain in the Piazza Della Signoria and the Entrata of Johanna of Austria in 1565
  • Granducal Florence and the age of Francesco I, 1566-1587: courtly pleasures and the decline of public authority
  • A revitalized age: Ferdinand I and the wedding of 1589.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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328 pages : billustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The geometric foundations, forms and patterns in today's architecture, design and decorative arts have been deeply influenced by past cultures. From humankind's first path-like doodles on cave walls through to the higher abstractions developed to make accurate measurements and predictions, the three-dimensional forms we design and build are dependent upon available materials, human needs and the limitations of our imaginations. This unique sourcebook presents a history of the intimate relationship between geometry, mathematics and manmade design throughout human history, from the Neolithic period through the Indian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Greek, Celtic, Islamic and Renaissance cultures, to the present and the possible future. Presenting key principles that can be applied across all design disciplines, Roger Burrows reveals fresh insights and ideas about how geometry as a visual language has evolved to meet our needs, initiated new technologies and changed the way we think about the world around us. With a wealth of original artworks by the author to explain his ideas, this book will be an essential reference resource for inspiration and information for students and design professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519547 20180611
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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185 pages ; 18 cm
  • À quoi sert l'histoire de l'architecture aujourd'hui ? / Richard Klein -- Joseph Abram -- Jean-Yves Andrieux -- Jean-Lucien Bonillo -- Karen Bowie -- Anne-Marie Chatelet -- Olivier Cinqualbre -- Jean-Louis Cohen -- Philippe Dufieux -- Alexandre Gady -- Jean-Philippe Garric -- Franz Graf -- Corinne Jaquand -- Daniel Le Couédic -- François Loyer -- Éléonore Marantz -- Claude Massu -- Antonella Mastroritli -- Catherine Maumi -- Jean-Baptiste Minnaert -- Éric Monin -- Gilles Ragot -- Frédéric Seitz -- Simon Texier -- Estelle Thibault -- Yannis Tsiomis -- Thierry Verdier -- Jean-Claude Vigato -- Danièle Voldman -- Postface / Emmanuel Laurentin.
"Emmanuel Laurentin, animateur de l'émission La Fabrique de l'histoire sur France Culture, a publié chez Bayard en 2010 un modeste ouvrage intitulé À quoi sert l'histoire aujourd'hui ? Il a posé la question en apparence simple à des historiens qu'il a choisis parmi ses invités. Les textes rassemblés tiennent leurs promesses, sauf peut-ètre sur un point : la quasi-absence de contributions relevant de l'histoire de l'art ou de l'histoire de l'architecture. Deux ou trois au plus pourraient être classées dans ce genre. Si cette absence est liée aux thèmes de l'émission produite par l'animateur, dans laquelle l'art et l'architecture sont relativement peu représentés, elle ne peut manquer de nous interroger, mais également de faire naitre quelques frustrations. À quoi sert donc l'histoire de l'architecture aujourd'hui ?"--Page 4 of cover.
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xxv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Juhani Pallasmaa. Preface. 1. Of Beneath the Table. 2. Of Phenomenology and Paradigm. 3. Alvar Aalto - The Sophisticated Shaman. 4. Jorn Utzon - The Theoroi. 5. Sverre Fehn - The Storyteller. 6. Of Commonalities, Distinctions, and Speculations. Notes. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138961005 20180508
This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jorn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the three sub-frames of the paradigm: that of the `origin' (arche), that of `revealing' (techne), and that of `the poetic conjunction', in order to gain a holistic understanding of the experiential or phenomenological predisposition of the three architects. Using this method the author describes the commonalties and distinctive qualities of the architecture and design methods of Aalto, Utzon and Fehn. The final chapter projects the intellectual heritage of the three protagonists into the contemporary world, examining the work of practices from the UK, Norway and the USA that each extend this particular way of making place.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138961005 20180508
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71 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxi, 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxvi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Robert Shibley Part 1: Introduction Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, Thomas Fisher and, Andrea E. Hardy Part 2: Concepts and Processes for Future Flexibility 1. Challenges of large-scale housing in the developing world Allison Lenell Magley 2. Predesign planning for flexibility Robert G. Hershberger 3. Multi-perfomance spaces Ihab M. K. Elzeyadi 4. Mixed-use development using air rights above the JR train station at Nagoya, Japan Gen Taniguchi 5. Prospects for adaptive, inclusive design Korydon H. Smith and Beth Tauke Reflections on Part 2 Michael J. Crosbie Part 3: Rooms/Settings Scale 6. The measurement and efficiency of adaptive design strategies William Fawcett 7. Finding the balance Jeffrey L. Morgan 8. Beyond the cellular office Martin Hodulak 9. Adaptive architecture of the London Science Museum Kristin Hibbs 10. Post-occupancy evaluation of a multi-tasking environment Lindsey L. Fay 11.A construct of generosity in Navajo culture Jaclyn Roessel Reflections on Part 3 Michael J. Crosbie Part 4: Building Scale 12. Keren or center for blind children with multiple disabilities in Israel Wolfgang F.E. Preiser and Jacob J. Wilhelm 13. Omgivning Karin Liljegren and Kelly Kish 14. Strategies for planning, designing and operating adaptable facilities John P. Petronis, Faye Whittemore, and Andy L. Aguilar 15. Native meets high-tech Zane Jones 16. Building with boxes Mia L. C. Anfield Reflections on Part 4 Michael J. Crosbie Part 5: Urban Scale 17. Reappropriation of city infrastructure Andrea E. Hardy 18. Concourse to campus Una Rath and Martin Hodulak 19. An adaptive evolution from Prussian artillery barracks to intelligent campus buildings Ulrich Schramm 20. A case study on the design of the Scottish crime campus Gordon Murray 21. Multi-tasking architectural computer programs Akikazu Kato and Shiho Mori Reflections on Part 5 Michael J. Crosbie Part 6: Epilogue 22. The International Space Station David Fitts, Jennifer L. Rochlis, Mihriban Whitmore, and Alexandra Whitmire Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings. Including contributors from the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Germany and South Africa, the essays are woven into a five-part framework which provides a broad and unique treatment of this important and timely issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
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354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 32 cm
A first-ever visual tribute to one of America's most influential architectural legends. Addison Mizner transformed Palm Beach and South Florida with his visionary architecture. He designed, among many others, the landmark Everglades Club in Palm Beach and the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton. In this detailed and highly visual biography, which includes more than 120 photos and other images, Stephen Perkins and James Caughman examine Mizner's life and origins, and explore how the events of his life influenced his marvelous architectural legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493026555 20180611
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xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface Chapter 1 - The Age of Glass Chapter 2 - Stained Glass Chapter 3 - Daylight Chapter 4 - Glass Visions Chapter 5 - Structural Glass Chapter 6 - Shade Chapter 7 - The Politics of Glass References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474278362 20180319
Glass has long transformed the architectural landscape. From the Crystal Palace through to the towering glass spires of today's cities, few architectural materials have held such immense symbolic resonance in the modern era. The Age of Glass explores the cultural and technological ascension of glass in modern and contemporary architecture. Showing how the use of glass is driven as much by changing cultural concerns as it is by developments in technology and style, it traces the richly interwoven material, symbolic, and ideological histories of glass to show how it has produced and dispersed meaning in architecture over the past two centuries. The book's chapters focus on key moments within the modern history of architecture, moments when glass came to the forefront of architectural thought, and which illustrate how glass has been used at different times to project different cultural ideas. A wide range of topics are explored - from the tension between expressionism and functionalism, to the persistent theme of glass and social class, to how glass has reflected political ideas from Nazism through to today's global consumer capitalism. The book also grapples with current arguments about sustainability, while, taking into account the advent of digital LED screens and `smart glass', offering new cultural perspectives on the future and asking what glass architecture will signify in the digital age. Combining close readings of buildings with insights drawn from research, plus good storytelling and strong contemporary relevance, The Age of Glass offers a fascinating new perspective on modern architecture and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474278362 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 162 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction The psychology of ageing The origins of housing for older people Building on the HAPPI project The value of inclusive design Current policy 2. Approaching a new project Deciding what type of housing to build Integration with the wider community Management, staffing and supporting facilities The importance of a good brief Option appraisal and design concept 3. Creating the right environment Encouraging social interaction through design Creating purposeful and interesting spaces Providing access to care and support Bringing the outside in Reinforcing connections 4. Feeling at home Practical and beautiful spaces Privacy and independence Stable and controllable internal conditions Appropriate technology Private outdoor space for year-round enjoyment 5. Working with existing buildings Upgrading or remodelling sheltered housing Converting existing buildings into age-friendly housing Adapting individual homes 6. Future-proofing, follow up and feedback, Offering choice and flexibility Designing for future need and expectation Learning from residents and staff Monitoring building performance 7. Case studies Glossary, index and references.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859468104 20180917
This book embeds the principles of how we should approach the design of future housing for an ageing population, reminding us that this is not about `other people', but about each of us. This book focuses on anticipating the needs and aspirations of the next generation of older people, and touches on what this implies for our communities, our towns and our cities, as well as for our living spaces.It will look at how well-designed buildings can facilitate the provision of care, support independence and wellbeing while providing companionship and stimulation. It will also examine how to ensure that buildings remain flexible over a long life. Dealing mainly with new-build, but with a section on adaptation and refurbishment, this book sets out the underlying design principles that should be applied and the early decisions that must be taken. Richly illustrated with case studies alongside contributions from a range of experts and examples of best practice, this comprehensive resource will inform and empower architects, designers, planners and clients to be braver and wiser in designing with older people in mind.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859468104 20180917
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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177 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm.
Showcases the bold, innovative, and colorful architectural designs of Alexander Girard. During the midcentury period, Michigan attracted visionary architects, designers, and theorists, including Alexander Girard. While much has been written about Girard's vibrantly colored and patterned textiles for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period (1937-53)-encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation, and residential architecture-has not been told. Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces by Deborah Lubera Kawsky is the first comprehensive study of Girard's exceptional architectural projects, specifi ally those concentrated in the ultra-traditional Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. One exciting element of the book is the rediscovery of another Girard masterpiece - the only surviving house designed entirely by Girard, and former residence to Mr. and Mrs. John McLucas. Restored in consultation with iconic midcentury designer Ruth Adler Schnee, the McLucas house represents the culmination of Girard's Detroit design work at midcentury. Stunning color photographs capture the unique design elements-including the boldly colored glazd brick walls of the atrium-reminiscent of Girard's role as color consultant for the GM Tech Center. Original Girard drawings for the building plan, interior spaces, and custom-designed furniture document the mind of a modernist master at work and are made available to the public for the first time in this beautiful book. Alexander Girard, Architect is a beautiful, informative book suited for enthusiasts of Alexander Girard, the midcentury modern aesthetic, and Detroit history, art, and architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814343654 20180828
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvii, 150 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
This is the first overview of the career of Alison and Peter Smithson, the most controversial yet most widely-influential of post-war architectural practices. From their first youthful project, the school at Hunstanton, to their final works, they epitomised the idea of the avant-garde architect, and were strongly engaged with artists and critics and with groups and tendencies in Britain and beyond. Structured thematically and chronologically, the book gives a coherent and compact narrative of the Smithsons' work and ideas. As well as all of the major buildings - including the Economist complex, the Garden building at St Hilda's College, and the Robin Hood Gardens estate - the book also discusses unbuilt projects, including substantial work for the British embassy at Brasilia and the Kuwait mat-building. It culminates with the less well-known factory additions, museum and house for Axel Bruchhauser, a furniture manufacturer in Germany. Central to their work, Mark Crinson argues, was a concern with belonging, with how we identify ourselves with places in a context of change. Lavishly illustrated with new colour images as well as original drawings and historic photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students and enthusiasts for modernism wanting to learn more about the Smithsons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848023529 20180813
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468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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15. Architects' houses [2018]

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303 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
  • Norman Foster
  • Buzz Yudell & Tina Beebe
  • Smiljan Radić
  • Richard Murphy
  • Jennifer Beningfield
  • Thom Mayne
  • John Wardle
  • Hans Van Heeswijk
  • Antón García Abril & Débora Mesa
  • Todd Saunders
  • Jim Olson
  • Mauricio Pezo & Sofia von Ellrichshausen
  • Helle Schröder & Martin Janekovic
  • Peter & Thomas Gluck
  • Robert Konieczny
  • Scott Johnson
  • José Selgas & Lucia Cano
  • Don Murphy
  • Andrea & Luca Ponsi
  • Cristian Undurraga
  • Susanne Nobis
  • Remo Halter & Thomas Lussi
  • Ramon Bosch & Elisabeta Capdeferro
  • Kulapat Yantrasast
  • Kerry Hill
  • Maarten & Jetty Min
  • Brigitte Shim & Howard Sutcliffe
  • Benny Govaert
  • Tod Williams & Billie Tsien
  • Günther Domenig.
These are no case studies of the shoemaker's son, but rather houses architects have designed and built for themselves, preserving the most daring, sensual, and clever design moves, details, and materials for the spaces they and their families occupy. Thirty world-famous architects, from seventeen countries on four continents, open their doors and invite us in for an intimate tour of their own homes. In the process, they offer a treasure trove of ideas for home owners, practitioners, and interior designers, where professional experimentation intersects with day-to-day living in contemporary spaces showcasing diverse design concepts tailor-made to specific locations, costs, and materials, detailed in 400 photographs, drawings, and plans. This lavishly illustrated book brims with ideas and inspiration from many of the world's best architects, from Thom Mayne and Jim Olson to Jennifer Benningfield, about where and how they live and how we can all live more comfortably, too.
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viii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, Constantin Boundas and Vana Tentokali / Part One - Architecture and Urbanism: Arts of the Built Space / Schizoanalytic City, Andrew Ballantyne / Deleuze, Space and the Architectural Fragment, Marko Jobst / Architectural Translations of Deleuze and Guattari's Thought on the Concept of Place, Dimitra Chatzisavva / The Skin of the Public Space, Vana Tentokali and Constantin Boundas / Bodies without Organs and Cities without Architecture, Chris Smith / Part Two - Architectural and Urbanist Tool Boxes / Gilles Deleuze and Chaos Theory, Stathis-Alexander Zoulias / A Thousand Models of Realization: Toward a Deleuzoguattarian Critical Urban Theory, Keith Harris / Non-Correlational Athens, Stavros Kousoulas / Architecture at the Age of Its Digital Production: The Force, Differentiation and Humanity of the Fold as an Architectural Principle, Constantinos Proimos / Design of Earth Movement: Objects, Buildings and Environment Conceived as Landscape Formations, Konstantinos Moraitis / Spatial Transcriptions of the Concept of the Fold in Architecture as a Landscape Sensitive Approach, Anthi Verykiou / Part Three - Vital Materiality / Laocoon and the Snakes of History, Bernard Cache / Reterritorializing Concrete as an Actor of Comfort in Architecture, Athena Moustaka / Radicalizing Architecture by redefining the Monument, Mike Hale / Diagrammatic Narratives: Graphic Fields of Rupture and Catastrophe, Anthia Kosma / The Concept of the Map in the Homeric Odyssey, Aspasia Kouzoupi / Part Four - The Clinical / From the Exhaustion of the Dogmatic Image of Thought that Circumscribes Architecture to Feminist Practices of Joy, Helene Frichot / Bibliography / Index / Contributor Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786605986 20180326
The post humanist movement which currently traverses various disciplines in the arts and humanities, as well as the role that the thought of Deleuze and Guattari has had in the course of this movement, has given rise to new practices in architecture and urban theory. This interdisciplinary volume brings together architects, urban designers and planners, and asks them to reflect and report on the (built) place and the city to come in the wake of Deleuze and Guattari.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786605986 20180326
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xx, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Towards a First Syllogism 2. Towards a Second Syllogism 3. Fashionable Illusions 4. The Object as Subject: These are not Binoculars 5. Skeletal Apotheosis of the Human Body 6. Complexities and Developments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201170 20171106
The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing so explores the results of such practices in colossal sculptures and architectural praxis within a philosophical discourse of space, time and media. Architectural Colossi and the Human Body discusses the role of Platonic and Cartesian philosophy and how philosophers such as Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, and theoreticians such as Frascari and Pallasmaa, have seen, described and analysed the human body and the role of architecture and perception. Drawing upon three key case studies and by employing theoretical ideas of Venturi and others, this book will provide an understanding of the role of anthromorphism and the relation and use of the human body with reference to selected architects and artists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201170 20171106
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295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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vii, 289 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • 1. The Earth-Sun Relationship 2. The Geocentric Model 3. Climate and Radiation 4. Insolation 5. The Solar Microclimate 6. Received Shadows 7. Creating Shadows 8. Fenestration and the Sun 9. Daylighting. Glossary. Appendix A Solar Tables. Appendix B Sun Path Diagrams. Image Credits. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138899216 20180709
Architectural Science and the Sun synthesizes physics, climate, program, and perception to provide a foundation in the principles of architectural science related to the sun: solar geometry, solar analysis and design techniques, passive design principles, and daylighting. Part analytical handbook, part inspiration source for schematic design, the content comprises a critical component of effective sustainable design. Beyond the purely technical aspects of these topics, Architectural Science and the Sun begins with the premise that great architecture goes beyond energy performance and the visual-aesthetic to engage all of the senses. Given that the stimuli to which our senses respond are physical phenomena such as light, heat, and sound, the designer must manipulate these parameters through the craft of building form and technology to create the desired qualitative experience. This book is designed to help the reader develop that skill.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138899216 20180709
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Surface phenomena of the broad present
  • Contested sites
  • Control and resistance.
Architecture and Control makes a collective critical intervention into the relationship between architecture, including virtual architectures, and practices of control since the turn of the twentieth to twenty-first centuries. Authors from the fields of architectural theory, literature, film and cultural studies come together here with visual artists to explore the contested sites at which, in the present day, attempts at gaining control give rise to architectures of control as well as the potential for architectures of resistance. Together, these contributions make clear how a variety of post-2000 architectures enable control to be established, all the while observing how certain architectures and infrastructures allow for alternative, progressive modes of control, and even modes of the unforeseen and the uncontrolled, to arise. Contributors are: Pablo Bustinduy, Rafael Dernbach, Alexander R. Galloway, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Maria Finn, Runa Johannessen, Natalie Koerner, Michael Krause, Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, Lorna Muir, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Anne Elisabeth Sejten and Joey Whitfield.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355606 20180403
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)