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583 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
The ideas of architects are usually conveyed by their buildings. Vladimir Belogolovsky takes a different approach in his new work. The New York based author gives a detailed picture of contemporary architects - through words. The publication consisting of almost 600 pages presents interviews with 30 architects, which Belogolovsky conducted in the framework of his long-term, international activities as a curator and author. The names of the interviewees read like a "Who-is-Who" of modern architecture.The fame surrounding these avant-garde masters has eclipsed merely professional circles and reached the conscience of the wide general public. Their iconic work has attracted so much attention over the last years in the mass media that it is often referred to as Starchitecture. Interviews with: David Adjaye, Will Alsop, Alejandro Aravena, Shigeru Ban, Elizabeth Diller, Winka Dubbeldam, Peter Eisenman, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, Kengo Kuma, Daniel Libeskind, Jurgen Hermann Mayer, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Richard Meier, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Glenn Murcutt, Gregg Pasquarelli, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Wolf Prix, Kevin Roche, Robert Stern, Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov, Bernard Tschumi, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Rafael Vinoly, Alexandro Zaera-Polo.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783869222998 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
PWR-1GMC-01
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xvi, 608 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 30 cm.
  • CHAPTER 1 THE BEGINNINGS OF ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 2 THE GREEK WORLD - - CHAPTER 3 THE ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA - - CHAPTER 4 THE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF CHINA AND JAPAN - - CHAPTER 5 THE ROMAN WORLD - - CHAPTER 6 EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 7 ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 8 EARLY MEDIEVAL AND ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 9 GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE - CHAPTER 10 INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURE IN THE AMERICAS AND AFRICA - - CHAPTER 11 RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 12 BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE - - CHAPTER 13 NEO-CLASSICISM, ROMANTICISM, AND THE ROCOCO - - CHAPTER 14 ECLECTICISM, INDUSTRIALIZATION, AND NEWNESS - - CHAPTER 15 THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND MODERNISM - - CHAPTER 16 MODERNISMS IN THE MID- AND LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND - -.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780671116 20160610
Updated with expanded coverage of twenty-first century architecture, this new edition uniquely comprises a detailed survey of Western architecture as well as architecture from the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, India, Russia, China and Japan. Significant revision also includes photographs and textual discussion of around 50 new buildings. Written in a clear and engaging style, the text encourages readers to examine the pragmatic, innovative and aesthetic attributes of buildings. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social and technological contexts are discussed. The global reach of the text is matched by a rich assortment of photographs from around the world and a greater array of detailed line drawings than in any architectural survey. The authors have created a formidable body of work that ranges over much of the world's architectural heritage and testifies to some of the greatest achievements of the human spirit.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780671116 20160610
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
PWR-1GMC-01
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383 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
This unique and comprehensive book is both a celebration and an exploration of the architecture of all periods and from all across the world. It traces the history of humankind through the buildings that people have created for themselves - their places of work and worship, their dwellings, their centres of study - all monuments to the social, political and aesthetic values of different ages. The first section of Understanding Architecture analyses the main themes of its subject: the concept of space, the study of proportion, town planning, types of building and styles. The second section traces the birth of architecture from the first grand examples, such as the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids and the Renaissance churches to the experimentation and innovations of the modern era. It pays particular attention to the great architects themselves - from the great medieval master builders of the West and the Islamic words to the iconic moderns and post-moderns - Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi and Frank Gehry. It frames contemporary architecture with reference to the pioneering work of Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers. Understanding Architecture is an essential reference for all students and practitioners as well as a rewarding information source.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845110895 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
PWR-1GMC-01
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446 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
PWR-1GMC-01