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  • Christoph Mäcklerby Christoph Mäckler; Werner Oechslin; Heinrich Wefing

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 68.95

    Die Architektur Christoph Mäcklers zeichnet sich durch die Versöhnung von Tradition und Moderne aus. Er sucht die Baukunst wieder mit ihren vormodernen Wurzeln zu verknüpfen. Dabei spielt die Wiedergewinnung von Oberfläche und Volumen in der Fassade und das Verständnis für die Materialbeschaffenheit eines Baukörpers eine maßgebliche Rolle. Bereits... more...

  • Barthélémy-Griño architectesby Barthélémy-Griño architectes

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 53.02

    Philippe Barthélémy from France and Sylvia Griño from Uruguay have been projecting buildings in France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Brazil and the Far East for more than 20 years. Amongst their most prominent projects are a number of boutiques for the designer of luxury gifts and accessories, Louis Vuitton, in Germany, Taiwan, Thailand,... more...

  • Zeit des Labyrinthsby Ulrich Conrads

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 29.67

    Der wahre Architekturkritiker, hat Ulrich Conrads einmal gesagt, kenne nur einen Maßstab, den Maßstab 1:1. Der Kritiker lasse sich zwar im Vorhinein von glänzend gesehenen Fotos informieren, jedoch nicht täuschen, denn er arbeite an Ort und Stelle. Er berichte nur über Bauten, die er selbst aus wechselnden Distanzen gesehen, mehrmals umschritten... more...

  • Bothe Richter Teheraniby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 90.18

    Impressive in size, emotional and visual impact, the buildings of Hamburg-based architects Bothe Richter Teherani are also remarkable for their attention to finishing detail, functionality and financial accountability, and have won international recognition. BRT s style is provocative and controversial; it took the city of Cologne 10 years to come... more...

  • Mies van der Roheby Franz Schulze; Edward Windhorst

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography is a major rewriting and expansion of Franz Schulze?s acclaimed 1985 biography, the first full treatment of the master German-American modern architect. Coauthored with architect Edward Windhorst, this revised edition, three times the length of the original text, features extensive new research and commentary... more...

  • François Blondelby Anthony Gerbino

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First director of the Académie royale d?architecture, François Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today. Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as a mathematician, scientist, and scholar. Few figures... more...

  • Valode & Pistre Architectsby Philip Jodidio

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 74.26

    The firm of Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, which has been practicing for 25 years, entered upon a new phase of its career in 1992, when the architects ? in cooperation with the landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson ? received the Equerre d?argent prize of the journal Le Moniteur for the L?Oréal corporate headquarters outside Paris. Their predominantly... more...

  • The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservationby Miles Glendinning

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Winner of the 2016 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared belief come... more...

  • Gute Gestaltung ? Good Design 13by Deutscher Designer Club (DDC)

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 47.72

    Gute Gestaltung / Good Design 13 presents prizewinning designs from all disciplines. Whether architecture, corporate design, digital media, graphic fine arts, product design, photo, or film, the works awarded prizes by the German Design Council (DDC) in its annual ?Gute Gestaltung? (Good Design) competition demonstrate design excellence... more...