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  • 100 YEARS 100 BUILDINGS
    100 YEARS 100 BUILDINGS
    HILL JOHN
    ISBN: 9783791382128
    Title: 100 YEARS 100 BUILDINGS
    Author: HILL JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This unique building-per-year survey of a century of great architecture offers a superb introduction to the best existing structures built each year from 1916 to 2015 around the globe—and an irresistible must-see list for architecture enthusiasts everywhere.

    The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, John Hill, is obsessed with his subject and determined to expose his fellow citizens to the glorious structures that shape our environment. In this beautifully designed compendium Hill presents his selection of the most significant building to be built each year from 1916 to 2015. Each two-page spread includes one or two large color photos and text that explains the importance of each structure. Starting with H. P. Berlage’s Holland House in London and closing with Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s newly completed Broad museum in Los Angeles, Hill has combed the globe for iconic buildings. Notable inclusions are Helsinki Railroad Station; the Solimar Building in Cuba; Le Corbusier’s Mill Owners' Association building in Ahmadabad, India; Habitat 67, a housing complex in Montreal; and Tadao Ando's Church of the Light in Osaka, Japan. What makes this collection so extraordinary is Hill's criteria for the buildings included: each must be able to be seen, approached, or explored by the average person. An introductory essay and a timeline that highlights important architectural events round out this engrossing survey that demonstrates the underlying themes and developments in the world of architecture today.

    Imprint: PERIBO
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
    100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
    POWERS ALAN
    ISBN: 9781780678238
    Title: 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
    Author: POWERS ALAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This unique visual history documents in pictures the most exciting and dynamic period of architecture: from the early 20th century to the present day, covering all the key movements, styles and architects, together with many lesser known but important names and buildings.

    Through archival and full-color photography, plans and architectural drawings, the book illustrates the changing nature of architecture and its expansion during this period from the early developments of concrete and the steel frame, through national styles of architecture and the eruption of Modernism to the influence of science and engineering in the post-war period, the provocative arguments of Postmodernism in the 1980s, right up to today's superstars and global brands.

    Written by an expert on 20th-century architecture, 100 Years of Architecture has the authority to serve both architecture students and professionals, but packed with over 300 images, it will also appeal to the general reader.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • 150 BEST OF THE BEST LOFT IDEAS
    150 BEST OF THE BEST LOFT IDEAS
    ISBN: 9780062444523
    Title: 150 BEST OF THE BEST LOFT IDEAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas highlights the various practical and innovative solutions for designing a loft you’ll love.

    What began as an affordable alternative to the high cost of living in Manhattan in the 1950s has since become one of the most exclusive and inventive ways of living. Today, our new, more dynamic lifestyles have resulted in an amazing loft-housing boom.

    Inside this comprehensive resource, you’ll discover beautiful full-color photographs, detailed floor plans, and inspirational text showcasing the latest trends in contemporary loft design. Featuring an extensive collection of lofts created by distinguished international architects and designers, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas shows how you can achieve stunning solutions regardless of the size or structure of your loft space.

    Imprint: HARPER DESIGN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 150 NEW BEST OF THE BEST HOUSE IDEAS
    150 NEW BEST OF THE BEST HOUSE IDEAS
    ABASCAL VALDENEBRO MACARENA
    ISBN: 9780063018853
    Title: 150 NEW BEST OF THE BEST HOUSE IDEAS
    Author: ABASCAL VALDENEBRO MACARENA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Discover the best of the best in house design with this comprehensive guide in the highly successful 150 Best series, featuring hundreds of inspiring color and black-and-white photographs.

    150 New Best of the Best House Ideas is a stunning visual feast that explores the latest in innovative home construction, decoration, and design. This outstanding volume showcases an extensive collection of single-family houses from all over the world, created by distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical and functional solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients.

    Each of the 150 houses profiled demonstrate the newest trends and various influences on home design, from cottage-type houses to minimalist geometric constructions. Using technological advances in construction and material use, these homes are energy-efficient, have a low environmental impact, and are stunningly attractive, appealing to all tastes and styles.

    This essential reference encompasses the diversity of current trends in house design and is an inspirational creative resource for builders, architects, designers, stylists, interior decorators, and students.

    Imprint: Harper Design
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 20TH CENTURY WORLD ARCHITECTURE
    20TH CENTURY WORLD ARCHITECTURE
    PHAIDON EDITORS
    ISBN: 9780714857060
    Title: 20TH CENTURY WORLD ARCHITECTURE
    Author: PHAIDON EDITORS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Phaidon Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999.

    The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces. Divided into six world regions, the collection is the result of a rigorous selection process and the input of more than 150 specialists from around the world. Each building is fully illustrated and described by a short text. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided. This includes details of architects' practices and extensive indexes.

    Comprehensive world data illustrates the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout the century.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • 21ST CENTURY HOUSES DOWNUNDER
    21ST CENTURY HOUSES DOWNUNDER
    ISBN: 9781864704204
    Title: 21ST CENTURY HOUSES DOWNUNDER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This latest addition to IMAGES' 21st Century series presents a diverse sample of contemporary Australian and New Zealand architecture, a snapshot of how trans-Tasman architects are forging their own architectural identity and responding to their unique environments in innovative and inventive ways.

    From rural retreats to chic inner city dwellings, from scenic lakeside residences to suburban family homes, this collection showcases the finest examples of residential design currently being produced down under. Whether refashioning and reimagining existing properties or dreaming new creations from the ground up, common to all projects is the theme of cutting edge, innovative design.

    Accompanied by floor plans, text and lush full-color photography, providing an intimate glimpse of the latest trends in interior and exterior design, 21st Century Houses Downunder is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in quality architecture and contemporary living.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHING GROUP
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 21ST CENTURY SUSTAINABLE HOMES
    21ST CENTURY SUSTAINABLE HOMES
    CLEARY MARK [ED]
    ISBN: 9781864704280
    Title: 21ST CENTURY SUSTAINABLE HOMES
    Author: CLEARY MARK [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and the global necessity of facing the challenges of Climate Change has unleashed the inventive powers of architects around the world, many of whom are tackling the problem in original and highly creative ways. And yet, as the projects contained in this volume attest, sustainable design doesn't necessarily preclude style and comfort, or even a little bit of luxury. With lush full-colour photography, detailed floor and site plans, and informative descriptions of each house's sustainable design elements, 'Sustainable Homes' takes the reader on a round-the-world journey, traversing a range of climates, to see how today's architects are making the most of traditional and modern design principles and technologies to create more energy efficient houses.


    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS : THE BUILDING THAT INSPIRE ARCHITECTS
    50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS : THE BUILDING THAT INSPIRE ARCHITECTS
    BUXTON PAMELA
    ISBN: 9781849943420
    Title: 50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS : THE BUILDING THAT INSPIRE ARCHITECTS
    Author: BUXTON PAMELA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Well-known contemporary architects choose the buildings from around the world that have inspired them and made a big impact on their own work. Architectural journalist Pamela Buxton interviewed each of the architects to create these outstanding portraits of the buildings that have influenced modern architecture. This diverse selection is introduced by Twentieth Century Society director Catherine Croft, and illustrated throughout with stunning architectural photography by Gareth Gardner and Edward Tyler.

    The book features a range of inspirational buildings from housing estates to castles, coal mines to cathedrals. Includes work by the giants of twentieth-century architecture including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto, as well as lesser-known gems. Examples include Richard Rogers (of RHSP) on Maison de Verre (Paris, France), Chris Williamson (of Weston Williamson) on the Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames (Los Angeles, USA), Takero Shimazaki (of TSA, UK) on Hexenhaus by Alison and Peter Smithson (Bad Karlshafen, Germany), Ted Cullinan (of Cullinan Studio) on Chapel of Notre Dame Du Haut by Le Corbusier (Ronchamp, France), Michael Squire (of Squire & Partners, UK) on Grundtvig's Church by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Jonathan Woolf (of Jonathan Woolf Architects) on Haus Esters and Haus Lange by Mies van der Rohe (Krefeld, Germany).

    A visually stunning book and a great insight into the power of existing architecture and its immense influence on the world we build today.

    Imprint: BATSFORD
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • 99% INVISIBLE CITY
    99% INVISIBLE CITY
    MARS ROMAN / KOHLESTEDT KURT
    ISBN: 9781529355277
    Title: 99% INVISIBLE CITY
    Author: MARS ROMAN / KOHLESTEDT KURT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is 99% Invisible.

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    A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

    Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?

    Or stopped to ponder who gets to name the streets we walk along?

    Or what the story is behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?

    99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs.

    Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.

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    You are about to see stories everywhere, you beautiful nerd. Now get out there.

    'If you've ever wondered why our world is the way it is, this show has your answers' The Hustle

    '99% Invisible...is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced...' Ira Glass, This American Life

    'The hugely inventive 99% Invisible treats the design of everyday things like a forensic science.' WIRED

    Imprint: Hodder and Stoughton
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781760522759
    Title: ALCHEMY OF THINGS : Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Explores the homes of 18 global creatives who take an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever approach to their living space.

    The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. The book details a series of eighteen fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display.This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • APARTMENT HOUSE
    APARTMENT HOUSE
    BUTLER KATELIN / BRUHN CAMERON
    ISBN: 9780500501047
    Title: APARTMENT HOUSE
    Author: BUTLER KATELIN / BRUHN CAMERON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Explores some of the best examples of contemporary multi-residential projects. Speaks to a twenty-first century lifestyle where smaller and closer living is the new dream.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    WEBB MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780500343401
    Title: ARCHITECTS HOUSES
    Author: WEBB MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Thirty pioneering houses designed by architects for themselves over the past decade, revealing the ingenious ways they have addressed the challenges of creating a contemporary living space. With projects from Australia to Austria, by architects Including Norman Foster and Jim Olsen and detailed in 400 photographs, line illustrations and plans.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS: Collecting in Australia
    ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS: Collecting in Australia
    LEWIS MILES
    ISBN: 9781925556902
    Title: ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS: Collecting in Australia
    Author: LEWIS MILES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: February 2021 New Release


    Imprint: Black Inc.
    RRP: $80.00
    Price: $80.00
  • ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    HOPKINS OWEN
    ISBN: 9781780671635
    Title: ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    Author: HOPKINS OWEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ATLAS OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE
    ATLAS OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE
    ISBN: 9781838661908
    Title: ATLAS OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Brutalist aesthetic is enjoying a renaissance - and this book documents Brutalism as never before. In the most wide-ranging investigation ever undertaken into one of architecture's most powerful movements, more than 850 Brutalist buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organized geographically into nine continental regions. Much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 102 countries in all, proving that Brutalism was, and continues to be, a truly international architectural phenomenon

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $79.99
  • AUSTRALIA MODERN : Architecture Landscape & Design 1925 - 1975
    AUSTRALIA MODERN : Architecture Landscape & Design 1925 - 1975
    LEWI HANNAH / GOAD PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781760760151
    Title: AUSTRALIA MODERN : Architecture Landscape & Design 1925 - 1975
    Author: LEWI HANNAH / GOAD PHILIP
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the Sydney Opera House and the National Gallery of Victoria to sought-after homes across the country, the pervasive presence of modernism is inescapable in Australia. Led by the likes of Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler and Walter Burley Griffin, modernist architects and designers set out to rebuild at all scales, from vast infrastructure projects, to public health and education institutions, to new centres of culture, consumption and leisure.

    Australia Modern vividly captures this architectural legacy with a survey of 100 significant modern sites, richly illustrated with archival images and newly commissioned photographs. Contextual essays by leading voices in architecture and conservation explore modernism’s influence on every facet of life in Australia and the ongoing challenges facing preservation. Showcasing projects from the iconic and the urban to the everyday, the regional and the lesser known, Australia Modern cultivates an appreciation for the modern architects and buildings that will increasingly constitute the heritage of tomorrow.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
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