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Kisho Kurokawa: Metabolism And Symbiosis / Metabolismus und Symbiosis (German and English Edition)
By Kisho Kurokawa
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mpn: 60ill.120col.ill., ean: 9783936314441, isbn: 3936314446,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 176 reviews
Kisho Kurokawa's international projects have grown in size along with his reputation. Nearly five decades of geometrically elegant buildings, from celebrated recent ones like the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and an addition to the Van Gogh Museum, have established him as one of the field's foremost practitioners and thinkers. A co-founder in the 1960s of the influential Metabolism movement in Japan, which promoted adaptable structures, Kurokawa has recently articulated his theory of

China Style (Icons)
By Brand: Taschen
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ean: 9783822849668, isbn: 3822849669,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
A traditional Chinese temple mingles with a minimalist Shigeru Ban villa, a Shanghai hotel that holds the world record for the tallest hotel, and a luxurious Beijing club in this compact tour of China's most exceptional interiors. Proposing a refreshing blend of antiquity and modernity, these images exude feelings of simplicity, Zen, and wellbeing.Used Book in Good Condition.

Beyond Beauty: Re-Examining Architectural Proportion Through the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence (Premio James Ackerman Per La Storia Dell'architettura)
By Marsilio
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mpn: 170 color and black and white, ean: 9788831716437, isbn: 8831716433,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 264 reviews
The magic of early Renaissance architecture. The notion that numerical proportional systems contribute to the serene, orderly appearance of the basilica of San Lorenzo has long stood as a virtual axiom of architectural history. In this book, Cohen challenges this and many other long-standing preconceptions about proportional systems in the history of architecture. Using Brunelleschi's basilicas of San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito as case studies, the author presents a detailed analysis of his

Fundacion Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote (Opus 16) (Spanish Edition)
By Axel Menges
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mpn: 05682343, ean: 9783930698165, isbn: 3930698161,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 161 reviews
The main architectural work of the famous Spanish artist.Axel Menges.

Baghdad Arts Deco: Architectural Brickwork, 1920–1950
By The American University in Cairo Press
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mpn: 240 illustrations, ean: 9789774163562, isbn: 9774163567,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 232 reviews
Despite dictatorship, international sanctions, and the ravages of war, Baghdad endures with a surprisingly exceptional modern architectural heritage. This beautifully illustrated study reveals the splendors of early twentieth-century architecture that still stand on the streets of Iraq’s capital.Caecilia Pieri’s documentation foregrounds the physical reality of modern Baghdad, very different from the image that we normally receive from the media. She draws on a number of unpublished sources

Writing Signs: The Fatimid Public Text
By University of California Press
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mpn: 36 b&w photographs, 21 line illustration, ean: 9780520208025, isbn: 0520208021,

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Irene Bierman explores the complex relationship between alphabet and language as well as the ways the two elements are socially defined by time and place. She focuses her exploration on the Eastern Mediterranean in the sixth through twelfth centuries, notably Cairo's Fatimid dynasty of 969-1171. Examining the inscriptions on Fatimid architecture and textiles, Bierman offers insight into all elements of that society, from religion to the economy, and the enormous changes the dynasty underwent

They Said It Their Way: The Official Tennessee Book of By-Words and Old Sayings
By Fideli Publishing Inc.
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ean: 9781604149531, isbn: 1604149531,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 264 reviews
This is a quaint collection of by-words, old sayings, phrases, and stories that are unique for the most part to a particular section of Tennessee. Most of the stories and by-words are from a bygone day, a time when children attended one-teacher schools, when there were very few automobiles; an era when it was a rarity to see an airplane fly across the sky, and upon being heard, children would race out of the schoolhouse to get a glimpse of it.The reader should be aware that there are words in

21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture
By Julian Worrall Erez Golani Solomon
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mpn: 9784770030542, ean: 9784770030542, isbn: 4770030541,

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Tokyo has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking cities in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in its modern architecture. Authors and architects Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Solomon, longtime residents of the city, have selected 83 outstanding examples of contemporary architecture, and introduce them, not just from an architectural perspective, but as part of the social, cultural, and political tapestry of the city. In addition to the monumental

By Friedewald Boris
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mpn: 120 colour illustrations, ean: 9783791382104, isbn: 3791382101,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
Now available in an updated edition, this book examines the tumultuous history of Bauhaus art and design. This lively introduction to the Bauhaus tells the story of a radical concept of artistic expression that would transcend the boundaries among the arts. Written in an engaging style, the book sheds light on the unconventional lives of the people involved with the Bauhaus, examines the experimental teachings of the movement, and profiles its major figures. It gives an overview of the

Make New History: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017
By Lars Müller Publishers
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ean: 9783037785355, isbn: 3037785357,

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Make New History, the companion publication to the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, invites speculation on the status and importance of historical material to the field of architecture today. The book brings together an eminent collection of historians, curators and practitioners and features over a hundred artists and architects from the exhibition.The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial focuses on the efforts of contemporary architects to align their work with versions of history. The act

The Most Beautiful House in the World
By Penguin Books
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ean: 9780140105667, isbn: 0140105662,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 270 reviews
''A winning book, a pleasure to read…a revelation about what architects actually do and how they go about doing it.'' –Los Angeles Times  Witold Rybezynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building of his own house. Rybezynski’s project began as a workshed; through a series of ''happy accidents,'' however, the structure gradually evolved into a full-fledge house.                In tracing this evolution, he touches on matters both

Kurt Schwitters Merzbau: The Cathedral of Erotic Misery (Building Studies)
By Princeton Archit.Press
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ean: 9781568981369, isbn: 1568981368,

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German artist Kurt Schwitters began constructing the Merzbau, a combination of collage, sculpture, and architecture, in a corner of his studio in Hannover, Germany in 1920. Also called the Cathedral of Erotic Misery, this was Schwitters's private world. It eventually took over his entire living quarters, the apartment above, and part of the yard, and was divided into rooms-the Biedermeier Room, the de Stijl Room, the Goethe Cave, the Mondrian Cave, and the Mies Cave, among others. It was

Junkspace with Running Room
By imusti
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ean: 9781907903762, isbn: 1907903763,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
Junkspace first appeared in the Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping (2001), a vast compendium of text, images, and data concerning the consumerist transformation of city and suburb from the first department store to the latest mega mall. The architect Rem Koolhaas itemized in delirious detail how our cities are being overwhelmed. His celebrated jeremiad is updated here and twinned with Running Room, a fresh response from the cultural critic Hal Foster. Junkspace describes the bleak

The Barefoot Architect
By imusti
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mpn: 9780936070421, ean: 9780936070421, isbn: 0936070420,

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A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a ''greener'' approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, including design (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning,

Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site
By Routledge
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ean: 9781138793125, isbn: 1138793124,

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Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment.Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical moments when relationships between architecture and site were productively intertwined, from the anomalous city designs of Francesco de Marchi in the sixteenth century to Le Corbusier’s near

Quatremère de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture (MIT Press)
By The MIT Press
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780262519861, isbn: 0262519860,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews
Sylvia Lavin uncovers the origins of one of the fundamental concepts of modern architectural theory, the idea that architecture is a form of language..

Vitruvius: On Architecture, Volume I, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library No. 251)
By Harvard University Press
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ean: 9780674992771, isbn: 0674992776,

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Vitruvius (Marcus V. Pollio), Roman architect and engineer, studied Greek philosophy and science and gained experience in the course of professional work. He was one of those appointed to be overseers of imperial artillery or military engines, and was architect of at least one unit of buildings for Augustus in the reconstruction of Rome. Late in life and in ill health he completed, sometime before 27 BCE, De Architectura which, after its rediscovery in the fifteenth century, was influential

The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933 (Architecture Series)
By Getty Research Institute
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ean: 9781606064900, isbn: 1606064908,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 261 reviews
In the most comprehensive investigation of the Los Angeles Public Library’s early history and architectural genesis ever undertaken, Kenneth Breisch chronicles the institution’s first six decades, from its founding as a private library association in 1872 through the completion of the iconic Central Library building in 1933. During this time, the library evolved from an elite organization ensconced in two rooms in downtown LA into one of the largest public library systems in the United

Princeton: America's Campus
By Brand: Penn State Press
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mpn: , black & white halftones, ean: 9780271050867, isbn: 0271050861,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Founded in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest university in the country. It has been called “a national treasure” and is considered by many to be the loveliest campus in America. The very word “campus” debuted there in the eighteenth century, and over time, Princeton’s has ceaselessly evolved, passing through a series of distinct identities. Architectural critics have lavishly praised it, and careful stewardship by administrators and architects has preserved its appeal from

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