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  • Everything by Designby Alan Lapidus

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    Alan Lapidus?s life has been a Zelig-like romp through most of the cultural and political highlights of the recent past. He has popped up as architect for or observer of many of our era?s most iconic figures, including Donald Trump, various Mafia big shots, mayors, Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Bob Guccione, pit bosses, real estate legends, and spies. ... more...

  • Gaudíby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own... more...

  • Conversations with Frank Gehryby Barbara Isenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00

    An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world?s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last twenty years, Barbara Isenberg provides new and fascinating insights into the man and his work. Gehry?s subjects range... more...

  • Perspektiven der Spolienforschung 1by Stefan Altekamp; Peter Seiler; Carmen Marcks-Jacobs

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    From ancient times until the present, spoliation and reutilization have played a waxing and waning role among the determinant factors in the evolution of urban landscapes. They have contributed significantly to shaping urban spaces, both physically and conceptually. This collection of essays describes and analyzes the diverse practical and semantic... more...

  • Brutalismby Alexander Clement

    Crowood 2012; US$ 21.86

    The term Brutalism is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945-1975. Uncompromisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and, perhaps like no other style before or since, aroused extremes of emotion and debate. Some regarded Brutalist buildings as monstrous soulless structures... more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    From Norman Foster?s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London?s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even... more...

  • Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanismby Jonathan Hughes; Simon Sadler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Non-Plan explores ways of involving people in the design of their environments - a goal which transgresses political categories of 'right' and 'left'. Attempts to circumvent planning bureaucracy and architectural inertia have ranged from free-market enterprise zones, to self-build housing, and from squatting to sophisticated technologies of prefabrication.... more...

  • Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume IIby Martin Filler

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through illuminating studies of some of its most important practitioners, from Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright to, in our own time, Renzo Piano... more...

  • How Architecture Worksby Witold Rybczynski

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 27.99

    An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings often overawe us with their beauty. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form?but it remains mysterious... more...

  • Muslim Architecture of South Indiaby Mehrdad Shokoohy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book reinterprets the Muslim architecture and urban planning of South India, looking beyond the Deccan to the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala - the historic coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. more...