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  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    HOFFMANN DONALD
    ISBN: 9780486274300
    Title: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    Author: HOFFMANN DONALD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Organic form was Frank Lloyd Wright's credo, and its most splendid embodiment is Fallingwater, designed and built for the Pittsburgh merchant Edgar Kaufmann in the 1930s. The private dwelling, which juts directly over a waterfall at Bear Run in western Pennsylvania, is the boldest and most personal architectural statement of Wright's mature years.

    This volume is a total revision - both in text and illustrations - of the standard document of Fallingwater. With the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, valuable new material has come to light that has provided the basis for this completely rewritten and expanded account. The new material has enabled the author, Wright expert Donald Hoffmann, to tell a more comprehensive, vivid, and authentic story. This book is the complete record of the birth, growth, and maturity of an architectural masterpiece. It documents in special detail Fallingwater's architectural innovations: its cantilevered construction, its ingenious integration with a majestic waterfall, the cascading staircases, organic use of ornament, and the problematic but ultimately triumphant use of reinforced concrete.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1889 : A WORLDWIDE HISTORY
    FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1889 : A WORLDWIDE HISTORY
    COHEN JEAN-LOUIS
    ISBN: 9780714873190
    Title: FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1889 : A WORLDWIDE HISTORY
    Author: COHEN JEAN-LOUIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: R/PRINT UND CONSIDERATION

    This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture.

    Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radicaldevelopments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism,and critical theory.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • GARDEN CITY : Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
    GARDEN CITY : Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
    YUDINA ANNA
    ISBN: 9780500343265
    Title: GARDEN CITY : Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
    Author: YUDINA ANNA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A spectacular global survey of some of the world's most inventive buildings--increasingly relevant in the face of climate change--which bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • GLOBAL BOHEMIAN : How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust at Home
    GLOBAL BOHEMIAN : How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust at Home
    ONEILL FIFI
    ISBN: 9781782497189
    Title: GLOBAL BOHEMIAN : How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust at Home
    Author: ONEILL FIFI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: April 2019 New Release

    Why settle for one style when you can indulge your love of several? Whether exuberant or subtle, eclectic or sophisticated, bohemian style welcomes a freethinking approach to decorating. Fifi O’Neill shows you how to combine originality, creative energy, whimsy and a love of travel to create adventurous, authentic, and enchanting interiors. Find inspiration for making your home truly unique by mixing pieces with traditional style alongside finds from your travels. Whether you want to transform understated spaces by adding intriguing nomadic elements, incorporating tropical and beach motifs, or hints of glamour, TheGlobal Bohemian offers ample and affordable decorative options and celebrates self-expression, inspiration, passion and personal flair.

    Imprint: CICO BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • GREAT BUILDERS
    GREAT BUILDERS
    POWELL KENNETH
    ISBN: 9780500294789
    Title: GREAT BUILDERS
    Author: POWELL KENNETH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: March 2021 New Release

    The Great Builders surveys the careers of forty great architects whose engineering skills were crucial to their success. Sixteen nationalities and seven centuries of architectural innovation make for a survey of spectacular scope and depth: from churches and fortresses to bridges and high-tech skyscrapers, it includes masterpieces from all over the world and covers 700 years of architectural history.

    Here is Brunelleschi, who built the ‘unbuildable’ dome of Florence Cathedral; Sinan, a Christian engineer who became chief architect to the Ottoman court; Joseph Paxton, scribbling down a design for the Crystal Palace, London, on a piece of blotting paper; and James Bogardus, an early American evangelist of the opportunities offered by cast-iron architecture.

    Rapid advances in industrial production inspired experiments with new materials and techniques, gradually allowing a whole new architecture to emerge: reinforced concrete, plate glass and steel were central to the creations of Le Corbusier, Auguste Perret and Mies van der Rohe, for instance; and, in the High-Tech architecture of the present day – represented by Norman Foster, Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava, among others – computer-aided design has seemingly tested the boundaries of the possible.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    CARDELUS CAYETANO
    ISBN: 9788499361390
    Title: GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    Author: CARDELUS CAYETANO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    For several decades the concepts of ecology and sustainability have generated influential currents of opinion in society, affecting all areas of our lives.

    Nowadays, no sensible person goes against the theory of global warming or the ever more pressing need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the field of architecture, significant changes and developments are evolving. However, experience tells us that we still have a way to go.

    The percentage of sustainable buildings is still very low compared to the increased volume of building projects all over the world. Much more participation is still required on the part of everyone involved - from architects and building contractors to manufacturers of materials and end customers.

    This book gives this leading role to thirty selected international architects, all professionals who reveal the new trends in sustainable architecture and how they have contributed through their ideas to the basics of sustainable architecture.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    ISBN: 9788499360966
    Title: GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    Author: MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There is much more to interiors filled with plants than meets the eye. Plant arrangements can be seen as an inexpensive way to decorate a home, but in fact, the use of plants in an interior has benefits that are often overlooked. Plants add dimension to interiors and make them feel lively. They strengthen the connection with nature and reflect an appreciation of the botanical world. The presence of plants in a home counteracts the negative effects of city living by improving air quality and regulating temperature and humidity levels. Plants also seem to have positive effects on people's mood and health, reducing stress, promoting creativity and productivity, and increasing levels of wellbeing. The book includes interior design projects for residential spaces, such as apartments, single-family houses, penthouses, and lofts in urban and rural environments. It focuses on modern interiors, where plants are part of the design, giving the home an organic touch.
    From interior courtyards to small balconies and through simple but graceful arrangements of potted plants, the projects offer inspirational ideas to all those who want to fill their homes with plants and add more personality to their decor.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    BADE PATRICK
    ISBN: 9780711239098
    Title: GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    Author: BADE PATRICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    ROLLO JOE
    ISBN: 9781760760403
    Title: HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    Author: ROLLO JOE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Harry Seidler’s Umbrella is an incisive and personal collection of writings on architecture and design by writer and editor Joe Rollo. From an up-close account of Jørn Utzon’s re-engagement with the Sydney Opera House and a poetic rendering of the design and making of the landscape at TarraWarra Estate and Museum of Art, to encounters with Harry Seidler and a walk through the multi-billion dollar Victorian Desalination Plant, Joe Rollo opens readers’ eyes to an exciting way of looking at the built world. Written in the easy, straightforward and engaging language for which he has become known, the book brings clarity and passion to considerations of the problems and pleasures of looking at architecture and design in Australia.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
    HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
    WATKIN DAVID
    ISBN: 9781780675978
    Title: HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
    Author: WATKIN DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. This book emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and more.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • HOME FOR THE SOUL
    HOME FOR THE SOUL
    BIRD SARA / DUCHARS DAN
    ISBN: 9781788792417
    Title: HOME FOR THE SOUL
    Author: BIRD SARA / DUCHARS DAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Home for the Soul is about creating a considerate and sustainable home that also sparks happiness and reflects the spirits, passions and tastes of its inhabitants.

    A shift in awareness means that we are increasingly thoughtful about the materials we use, the scarcity of the earth’s resources and how to lighten our footprint on the planet. In Home for the Soul, Sara Bird and Dan Duchars show how to create a beautiful home that suits its inhabitants while causing minimum damage to our increasingly fragile environment including using non toxic, vegan paints and fabrics. The first section shares ideas for the elements of a stylish yet sustainable home, from lighting to linens, while in Part Two, Sara and Dan visit soulful homes and their owners to discover how they have created interiors that are beautiful yet responsible at the same time. Home for the Soul shows how a mindful, ethically sourced and eco-friendly ethos can be at the heart of modern homemaking. It looks at sustainable, renewable and reclaimed materials, using traditional skills and choosing organic and hand-produced homewares. No matter how new or old a building, or what your own particular style is, there are simple ways to add warmth, contentment and soul to our homes.

    Imprint: RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HOME STORIES : Design Ideas for Making a House a Home
    HOME STORIES : Design Ideas for Making a House a Home
    LEGGETT KIM
    ISBN: 9781419747380
    Title: HOME STORIES : Design Ideas for Making a House a Home
    Author: LEGGETT KIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED NO DTE

    Learn how to create rooms filled with warmth, meaning, and your own unique story of home

    Kim Leggett’s first book, City Farmhouse Style, was a big hit. Now Kim is back with the welcoming interiors her fans crave and a no-rules approach that is all about using what you love to create rooms that tell your personal story.

    Everyone has a story worth telling, and every room can become part of that story-whether you decorate it with heirlooms, flea market finds, simple mementos, or a mix. In Home Stories, Leggett shows readers how to use all these treasures to design very special rooms filled with interest and meaning.

    She begins by asking readers what it is that attracts them to a certain piece: “Thinking hard about what really speaks to you, and then using it as the basis for design, is the secret behind all of the best, most interesting rooms.”

    Each chapter presents fascinating spaces and the stories behind the accessories, furnishings, and mementos that fill them. There are plenty of projects, too, plus practical design guidance and design inspiration for refreshing decor as the seasons change.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HOMES FOR OUR TIMES
    HOMES FOR OUR TIMES
    ISBN: 9783836581912
    Title: HOMES FOR OUR TIMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: September 2020 New Releas

    Enter the world’s finest homes in this dependable global digest featuring talents like Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-comers like Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. Organised by architect and brimming with crisp photography and plans, the result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house.

    Imprint: TASCHEN - NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    RAY ROSE
    ISBN: 9780711238374
    Title: HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    Author: RAY ROSE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    House of Plants is a practical and beautiful guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These indoor plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to nurture and enjoy these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

    Caro Langton and Rose Ray detail how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more. They also show you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and make these plants part of your life.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HAWES BYRON
    ISBN: 9780847862801
    Title: HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    Author: HAWES BYRON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    With stunning houses by the sea, on the lake, by rivers and lagoons, this book surpasses others of its kind on the market in the global breadth of its offerings as well as for the high-quality of the design.

    Imprint: RIZZOLI
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    GRINDROD JOHN
    ISBN: 9781849944427
    Title: HOW TO LOVE BRUTALISM
    Author: GRINDROD JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A passionate and personal book about the writer's own love for a controversial architectural style.

    Whether you love or hate brutalist buildings, this book will explain what it is about them that elicits such strong feeling. You will understand the true power of concrete and of mammoth-sized buildings, but also some of the more subtle aspects of brutalist buildings that you may not have known or considered.

    Brutalist architecture, which flourished in the 1950s to mid-1970s, gained its name from the term ' Beton-brut', or raw concrete - the material of choice for the movement. British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into 'brutalism' (originally 'New Brutalism') to identify the emerging style. The architectural style - typified by buildings such as Trellick Tower in London and Unite D'Habitation in Marseille - is controversial but has an enthusiastic fan base, including the author who is on a mission to explain his passion.

    John Grindrod's book will be enlightening for those new to the subject, bringing humour, insight and honesty to the subject but will also interest those already immersed in built culture. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect (John grew up amongst these buildings), as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle. The book journeys from the UK to discover brutalism and its influence around the world - from Le Corbusier's designs in Chandigarh, India, to Lina Bo Bardi's buildings in Brazil.

    Imprint: BATSFORD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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