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- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00
Colour both as aesthetic and formal medium in architecture and design is a crucial element of each building. It is treated within this book comprehensively and as it relates to practice by looking at decisive examples.The result is an account by and about three of internationally most renowned architects. It provides a compendium showing colour design... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
Pugin was one of Britain?s greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of the soi-disant Comte de Pugin, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available
Dan Cruickshank?s personal, passionate and learned journey into the very awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture, society, industry and landscapes throughout the world ? bridges. more...
- New Amsterdam Books 1990; US$ 29.99
"This is a much needed and lively study of the still insufficiently known Finnish modern master Alvar Aalto, whose sensitive and increasingly revelant architectural legacy will surely only increase in stature as the years unfold."?Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 17.26
Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home. In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation, and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it. Moving across... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
'There is the puzzle which it is the purpose of this book to try to elucidate. On the one hand, we have the alleged deficiencies of suburban taste; on the other we have the appeal it holds for ninety out of a hundred Englishmen, an appeal which cannot be explained away as some strange instance of mass aberration...' Sir James Richards (1907-1992),... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 6.29
Undertaking a building or renovation project can be a bit daunting. But with the help of this book you will be in control at all times, confident in your decision making, and sure of getting the job done on time and to a high standard. It includes proven and simple-to-use management techniques that would suit projects ranging from one thousand to one... more...