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  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • GOTHIC FOR THE STEAM AGE : AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT
    GOTHIC FOR THE STEAM AGE : AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT
    STAMP GAVIN
    ISBN: 9781781311240
    Title: GOTHIC FOR THE STEAM AGE : AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT
    Author: STAMP GAVIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first in what is a long-overdue illustrated biography of Sir Gilbert Scott, Gavin Stamp has trawled tirelessly through the archives, trying to piece together the life of this great Victorian architect.

    George Gilbert Scott was the most prolific and most famous of Victorian architects. For many, however, blinded by prejudice to the merits of Victorian architecture and the Gothic Revival, he was the most notorious. The rehabilitation of his reputation after a century of abuse is symbolised, above all, by the magnificent restoration of one of his best-known buildings (once seriously threatened with demolition), the hotel at St Pancras Station in London. He was the founder of the greatest architectural dynasty in British history, a dynasty which still flourishes in the fourth and fifth generation.

    Scott ran the largest architectural office of its time and it produced designs for some seven or eight hundred buildings (estimates vary). Only a limited selection can therefore be illustrated here, but all of his major secular works are represented, whether by old or new photographs, original drawings and prints, along with the best and most significant of his many churches.

    Imprint: AURUM PRESS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GRAFTON ARCHITECTS
    GRAFTON ARCHITECTS
    MCCARTER ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780714875941
    Title: GRAFTON ARCHITECTS
    Author: MCCARTER ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A timely overview of the pioneering work of the acclaimed Irish architectural practice

    Dublin-based Grafton Architects (founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978) has built up an impressive body of work over its 40-year history, ranging from houses in Ireland to public buildings in Italy, France, the UK, and Peru. In this long-overdue study, respected architectural writer and critic Robert McCarter presents 60 of Grafton's built and unbuilt projects and brings to light their principled and ethical approach, which is committed to making a profound difference to the lives of their buildings' users.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $110.00

    Price: $110.00
  • 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
  • HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    LIESS LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781419717857
    Title: HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    Author: LIESS LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work.

    In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and thistles.

    The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as colour, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HIGH LINE
    HIGH LINE
    ISBN: 9780714871004
    Title: HIGH LINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public 'park in the sky' that has reshaped global perceptions of urban space - and become one of the most beloved and visited destinations in New York City.

    The first full documentation that visually charts the journey of this global landmark from the designer's point of view. Hundreds of illustrations showcase every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence in its entirety. Includes previously unpublished archival materials such as the drawings behind the original proposal and exclusive images of construction.

    The book mirrors the architecture and composition of the park through its large landscape format with foldouts, surprising packaging and inserts. More than a visual masterpiece - its seven chapters are well-organized, legible, comprehensive and accessible. Detailed, obsessive, quirky, compelling, and beautiful, the book captures the essence of the High Line.

    THE book for design enthusiasts including architects, landscape designers and urban planners - as well as for general-interest lovers of New York City, culture, art, gardens, and city life.



    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $89.95
    Price: $89.95
  • HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    BLOMFIELD EMMA
    ISBN: 9781743792711
    Title: HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    Author: BLOMFIELD EMMA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Home: The Elements of Decorating is a timeless fully illustrated classic that is to be treasured and referred to over the many years that it takes to be truly happy with the space in which you live – yes it is possible to one day love your home in it’s entirety!

    Decorating is not meant to be a quick and easy process, a well put together room takes time and patience. The aim of Emma's book is to breakdown the decorating process into bite sized, manageable pieces to destroy the common myth that decorating is hard work. Home: The Elements of Decorating is a glimpse into the mind of a decorator, revealing how a professional would put a room together and how homeowners too are capable of tapping into their talents to produce a beautifully curated home by following the five elements of decorating Emma uses daily in her own decorating projects.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    SYNAVE CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9782080201867
    Title: HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    Author: SYNAVE CATHERINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The notion of Parisian charm is ubiquitous, and the magic of the citys interior design is the gold standard. This book takes us behind closed doors inside the homes of the most respected designers and artists in the city, to discover the rich diversity of Parisian style.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • 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 : Extraordinary Living
    HOUSES : Extraordinary Living
    ISBN: 9780714878096
    Title: HOUSES : Extraordinary Living
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: April 2019 New Release

    Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domestic living. HOUSES: EXTRAORDINARY LIVING celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from Modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial innovation in the 21st century. Explore the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned architects past and present, as well as dozens of awe-inspiring houses by lesser-known and emerging talents.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95
    Price: $79.95
  • 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 THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    MAZOUZ SIHAM
    ISBN: 9781423648161
    Title: HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    Author: MAZOUZ SIHAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mazouz "introduces a dozen ... French families in her debut book, ... [sharing] each family's personality and values through the lens of their uniquely styled homes. The aesthetic is clean and unpretentious, decor elements are eclectic--reflecting each family's Frenchness regardless of where they live"--Amazon.com.

    Imprint: GIBBS SMITH
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
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