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  • 400 Fifth Avenue: A New Gwathmey Siegel Landmark

    By Robert Siegel

    Our Price: $42.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847841226
    • Publisher: Rizzoli
    • Published: October 2013
    Gwathmey Siegel’s buildings represent the pinnacle of late-twentieth and early-twenty-first-century modernist design, and this new volume focuses on a single architectural masterpiece: 400 Fifth Avenue. Designed by the award-winning architectural firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects and soaring sixty stories above Fifth Avenue, 400 Fifth Avenue seamlessly integrates an unparalleled collection of spectacular condominium tower residences with the world-class, five-star Setai Fifth Avenue hotel, providing a one-of-a-kind architectural icon in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
  • 5+1AA Architectures: Rights and Duties

    By 5+1AA

    Our Price: $41.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788831719193
    • Publisher: Marsilio
    • Published: March 2015
    The first monograph bringing together all the projects of this now leading architectural firm. 5+1 Architetti Associati was founded in Genoa in 1995. Having gradually built up an interdisciplinary team around the central importance of the project, this architecture practice faces the challenges of the city—its obsolescence and renewed vitality—by tackling the transformation of the real. This involves pursuing unusual actions such as dialoguing with the banal and the ugly or exploring the aesthetics of poverty and the ethics of perception.Their focus on the public and the social, its contemporary languages and related crossovers, creates horizons in which architecture is often expressed as a bringing together of actions and responses, all aimed at experimenting with the real. Special attention is paid to the subtle boundaries separating public and private, open space and enclosure, regional area becoming city and city lost in outskirts.
  • 50 Favorite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

    By Frank Lloyd Wright

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810982123
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: March 2001
    This color-photo-illustrated volume visits fifty of Wright's three hundred house designs thast were built, and which have become international favorites. Each of the examples featured grew from the architect's never-changing principlesthat a house should be buklt with nature, use natural materials and colors, be designed from within, have the consistency of a finely woven fabric, achiebve harmony through unity, and be a work of art - not just a house. Selected bibliography, photograph credits, index. Illus., color photography. 128p.
  • 50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright

    By Frank Lloyd Wright

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810982116
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: March 2001
    Presents descriptions and photographs of many of the living rooms, dining rooms, and public spaces designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • A. G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions

    By A.G. Rizzoli

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780937108208
    • Publisher: SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART
    • Published: January 1997
  • A.2.R.C Architects: the Master Architect Series

    By A.2.R.C Architects

    Our Price: $48.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781864701579
    • Publisher: Images Publishing Dist A/C
    • Published: October 2009
    One of the main concerns of Brussels-based architecture firm A.2R.C is the continuing urbanization of the city of Brussels. Critical of attempts over the years to modernize Brussels, A.2R.C's aim is to pursue the reintegration of the city by offering full architectural services for the transformation, restoration and readaptation
  • A.G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions

    By A.G. Rizzoli

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810942936
    • Publisher: Harry N Abrams, Inc
    • Published: March 1997
    Recent discovery of his elaborate architectural drawings, described as 'the find of the century,' has belatedly brought Rizzoli the recognition he yearned for through his making of exquisite color ink drawings ofskyscrapers, Gothic cathedrals, and the Duomo in Milan. Essays about Rizzoli's life, analyses of his work and writings, and sources of his inspiration. Chronology, glossary, exhbtn. cat., notes. 94 illus., 36 full color.136p.
  • A.W.N. Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival

    By A.W.N. Pugin

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300066579
    • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: February 1996
  • A.W.N. Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival

    By Augustus Pugin

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300066562
    • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: December 1995
    Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was one of the most influential architects and designers of the nineteenth century.This catalogue and the exhibition it accompanies establish Pugin as a figure of worldwide significance. He is little known in the United States, but his ideas and the styles he created are the basis for the Gothic Revival in America. This most characteristic and dynamic style to emerge in the nineteenth century became synonymous with the period as a whole. The objects in the exhibition reflect Pugin's pioneering diversity as a product designer and the modernity of his design principles. Ten essays and their illustrations have been prepared by scholars of international stature. They show the development of pre-Pugiman Gothic, underline the revolutionary nature of Pugin's role in the history of architecture and design, and reflect his status now as an international figure.A. W. N. Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival was held at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, from November 9, 1995 to February 25, 1996.
  • ABC DCS: David Collins Studio

    By David Collins Studio

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781614282297
    • Publisher: Assouline Publishing
    • Published: May 2014
    ?I have always wanted to see things I imagine made into a reality,” declared renowned architect David Collins, a statement that rings powerfully true in the projects of his eponymous studio. Presented alphabetically, ABCDCS showcases a bold portfolio of images that manifest an interior designer’s wildest dreams. Revealing one by one his myriad influences and inspirations, this volume is an aesthetically arresting journey from A to Z.
  • Aalto

    By Alvar Aalto

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836560108
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: November 2015
    Paradise for the man in the street: A compact overview of one of the world’s greatest architectsFinnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) was strongly influenced by both the landscape of his native country, as well as the political struggle over Finland’s place within European culture. After early neoclassical buildings, Aalto turned to ideas based on Functionalism, subsequently moving toward more organic structures, with brick and wood replacing plaster and steel.In addition to designing buildings, furniture, lamps, and glass objects with his wife Aino, he painted and was an avid traveler. A firm believer that buildings have a crucial role in shaping society, Aalto once said, “The duty of the architect is to give life a more sensitive structure.”
  • Aalto

    By Alvar Aalto

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780714844428
    • Publisher: Phaidon Press
    • Published: May 2014
  • Abraham Zabludovsky Architect: 1979-1993

    By Abraham Zabludovsky

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568980492
    • Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    • Published: January 1996
    Color photographs, floor plans, and two essays in this coffee-table size work (10x9.75") illustrate 37 apartment and office complexes, auditoriums, and other buildings designed by the Mexican architect. Includes a bibliography, a catalog of his works and a list of awards, but no index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Ackerberg House & Addition: Richard Meier

    By Richard Meier

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781885254276
    • Publisher: Monacelli Press
    • Published: August 1996
    Richard Meier is one of the most important architects of the postwar generation. He opened his New York office in 1963 and, in 1984, became the youngest recipient ever of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. Meier has built a series of masterful modern houses and a great number of educational, commercial, and cultural facilities, including the Getty Center in Los Angeles, one of the most important commissions of the late twentieth century.The Ackerberg House, begun at the same time as the Getty Center, explores various responses to California's unique climate and character. Situated between the mountains and the ocean, the house has remarkable views of both. Courtyards refer to the Spanish-colonial court typology of Southern California. While a ceramic-tile-clad facade separates the house from the Pacific Coast Highway, the ocean front is a more dimensional assemblage of posts and sunscreens that blurs the distinction between interior and exterior and invites casual passage to the out-of-doors.In 1992, six years after the house was completed, the Ackerbergs asked the architect to return. Despite his initial misgivings, Meier added a third story to the guest quarters, keeping the scale and proportions of the original composition but adding a new spatial progression and sense of expansion. He discovered, he writes, that he was able "to change a house for the better and to infuse it with new life."
  • Adalberto Libera

    By Adalberto Libera

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568983448
    • Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    • Published: August 2002
    A survey of over seventy architectural projects by Adalberto Libera (1903-1963), one of the preeminent Italian Rationalists of the 1930s and 1940s. Documented with more than three hundred sketches, drawings,models, and photographs. An introductory biography and a bibliography that includes Libera's theoretical writings complete this indispensable monograph. 208p.

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