Dominique Perrault's architecture and urban designs are strictly modern, yet his simple and efficient shapes contain a classical and timeless element. He constantly manages to satisfy the need to be reasonable without sacrificing the aesthetic awareness
This is Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't just an architect. He was a prophet, a poseur; a beloved teacher, a failed businessman. During his long, eventful life he experienced both incredible misfortune and great success. This Is Frank Lloyd Wright brings his projects and persona into vivid focus. Wit and visual punch have been the hallmarks of the This Is series to date; the first architectural title in the series will give readers an up-close look at Wright's progress from difficult childhood, to struggling apprenticeship, to early success, through mid-life setbacks and on to late-life comeback. Beautiful specially commissioned illustrations documenting the important events in his life sit alongside photographs of Wright's most iconic buildings (including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum).
Appealing to fans of architecture, this ingeniously designed book lets you build replicas of some of London s iconic post-war concrete structures while learning about their place in the city s architectural history. In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London s most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on 9 buildings, including the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre. The first part of the book looks at the significance of each of these buildings, with a short chapter on each, complete with texts and images. The second part of the book consists of a series of 9 pre-cut and folded buildings, printed on heavy card stock, that readers can detach and construct with easy-to-follow instructions. At once fun and informative, this unique book offers a challenging and entertaining approach to architecture."
The founder of the influential blog by the same name shares his secrets for choosing colors that work for different rooms in a house, demonstrating strategic applications of color shades and combinations for walls, floors, furniture, fabrics and accessories. 40,000 first printing.
Brazil has long harbored its own modernist tradition in architecture and the arts, but little of its furniture design has been seen outside of the country due to the country's restrictive export policies during the decades of its greatest creative ferment. With expert text and well over 400 historic images and new photography, Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture surveys the history and legacy of this innovative and sensual design tradition. Like Brazil itself, one could say that the story of Brazilian design begins with wood. Varieties of hardwood rarely found outside South America--rosewood, jacaranda, Gonçalo alves, tulipwood--lie at the core of Brazilian design, forming the source material with which Brazil's great twentieth century designers developed a distinctly modern, and distinctly Brazilian, vocabulary. Featuring the work of the titans of Brazilian design--Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, and Sergio Rodrigues--as well as numerous designers whose work and reputations rarely reached foreign shores, Brazil Modern is the first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design.
Picasso Picault Picault Picasso
* Explore the unique friendship between French potter Robert Picault and Pablo Picasso, focusing on the seven years they both were living in Vallauris, France* Features numerous photographs and historical documents that are never before seen or published Picasso / Picault, Picault / Picasso: A Magic Moment in Vallauris 1948-1953 is an intimate look at the friendship between ceramicist Robert Picault and Pablo Picasso. Following the war, in an effort to leave a wrecked Paris, a group of artists, including Picasso, went to the coastal town of Vallauris. There he met Picault and the two formed a lasting friendship while collaborating artistically for several years. Examining Picault's pottery and production as well as the short films Picasso made and Picault photographed through unpublished documents and photographs - the book shows this idyllic moment.
The Fast Guide to Architectural Form
Research, in almost every field of human knowledge, has practical goals, but while in Architecture, research is often purely theoretically, done by insiders for other insiders, risking being a product limited to the academic world. The Fast Guide to Architectural Form, while staying on theoretical ground, is a very practical guide to the basic forms and shapes in architectural planning and design. The book is foremost a visual guide. The author presents sixty different architectural basic forms with both a schematic illustration and images of the forms applied in buildings. The text is extremely short, just focusing on the dos and don'ts of the forms and some tips to keep in mind when applying these forms, perfect for students and architects looking to browse for inspiration and guidance.