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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 NEW INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
    150 BEST NEW INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
    ABASCAL VALDENEBRO MACARENA
    ISBN: 9780062995162
    Title: 150 BEST NEW INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
    Author: ABASCAL VALDENEBRO MACARENA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: May 2021 New Release

    Keep current with the latest trends in interior design today with this informative and inspiring guide in the 150 Best series, packed with 500 pages of color and black-and-white photography.

    Discover how internationally renowned architects and designers are revitalizing modern design in this must-have compendium showcasing 150 full-color living spaces. In 150 Best New Interior Design Ideas, Macarena Abascal Valdenebro curates the most attractive, functional, and one-of-a-kind design ideas for a diverse range of living spaces. Renowned architects and designers from around the globe experiment with arrangement, color, texture, material, and finishes to create personalized spaces to suit every aesthetic preference.With full-color photographs, diagrams, and detailed descriptions, this exciting volume in the 150 Best series is a fount of ideas that will inspire students, young professionals, and seasoned pros alike to create beauty in everyday surroundings. A gorgeous, up-to-date chronicle of current design trends, 150 Best New Interior Design Ideas is an essential reference for designers, decorators, architects, and homeowners.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
  • 150 BEST OF THE BEST APARTMENT IDEAS
    150 BEST OF THE BEST APARTMENT IDEAS
    ISBN: 9780063018877
    Title: 150 BEST OF THE BEST APARTMENT IDEAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This gorgeous full-color guide in the popular design series showcases 150 apartments that demonstrate the range and imagination of some of the world's top architects and interior designers working today.Homeowners, designers, and architects are always looking for new sources of inspiration.

    150 Best of the Best Apartment Ideas offers hundreds of photos of some of the most innovative and interesting apartments from around the world. Each of the entries have been created by distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients-using eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

    Expressing the diversity of current trends in apartment design 150 Best of the Best Apartments is an invaluable resource for professionals and students in various fields, including architecture, interior design, and retail, as well as homeowners looking to keep current on the latest in contemporary residential architecture.

    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
  • AFTER THE AUSTRALIAN UGLINESS
    AFTER THE AUSTRALIAN UGLINESS
    STEAD NAOMI ET AL
    ISBN: 9781760761899
    Title: AFTER THE AUSTRALIAN UGLINESS
    Author: STEAD NAOMI ET AL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After The Australian Ugliness is a contemporary response to Robyn Boyd’s iconic text, commemorating 60 years since publication of The Australian Ugliness

    Robin Boyd’s The Australian Ugliness was published in 1960 and quickly took its place as a key work of architectural and cultural critique in the nation’s canon. This new book responds to Boyd’s most well-known text with new critical and creative writing by authors from a range of disciplines. Through different styles and approaches, each author makes Boyd’s work live in the contemporary moment, exploring enduring questions about the elusive, sometimes lucky and sometimes ugly character of Australia today.

    Richly illustrated with new photography by David Wadelton and drawings by Oslo Davis, After The Australian Ugliness is a provocative reflection on how Australia sees itself today, and how others see it.

    Imprint: NAT GALLERY OF VICTORIA
    RRP: $90.00

    Price: $90.00
  • 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 Publishing
    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: ACTIVE TITLE

    The best trained and most experienced librarian or curator is likely to confront difficulties in dealing with architectural drawings. Even an architect will be unable to understand some aspects of drawings a century old.
    Professor Miles Lewis, a leading architectural historian, in conjunction with the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (Australasia) demonstrates to professional curators how to collect, interpret and conserve these ephemeral works of art. In so doing he reveals fascinating insights and wonderful images for all who appreciate and practise fine art and architecture.

    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
  • ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    POLLEY ROBBIE [ILLU]
    ISBN: 9780500343647
    Title: ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    Author: POLLEY ROBBIE [ILLU]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Gothic, Romanesque, Modernist, Metabolist… The variety of styles through architectural history can be bewildering. Whether it be a Gothic crocket or a simple Modernist join, this book illustrates all the key architectural styles from around the world using beautiful, specially commissioned drawings to identify key features and details.

    It begins with the earliest styles of the ancient civilizations – Egypt, Greece and Rome – before travelling through Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque and into the modern world via the panoply of 19th century revivalist styles. Also covered is the traditional architecture of China, India, Japan and Pre-Columbian America. A final section gathers together key architectural elements from different periods – columns, towers, doorways, windows.

    Filled with hundreds of drawings by an expert architectural illustrator, this book is ideal for anyone with a general interest in architecture as well as for students.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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