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Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present (Culture Politics & the Built Environment) Cover Image
By Irene Cheng (Editor), Charles L. Davis, II (Editor), Mabel O. Wilson (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822966593
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - July 28th, 2020

Although race—a concept of human difference that establishes hierarchies of power and domination—has played a critical role in the development of modern architectural discourse and practice since the Enlightenment, its influence on the discipline remains largely underexplored.

Case Study Houses Cover Image
By Elizabeth A. T. Smith, Peter Gössel (Editor), Julius Shulman (Photographer)
ISBN: 9783836557498
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Published: Taschen - October 7th, 2019

The Case Study House program (1945-1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom.

Chinese Architecture: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691169989
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 14th, 2019

An unprecedented survey of the origins and evolution of Chinese architecture, from the last millennia BCE to today

Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399592713
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Published: Random House - March 17th, 2020

The true story of the intimate relationship that gave birth to the Farnsworth House, a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture—and disintegrated into a bitter feud over love, money, gender, and the very nature of art.

Ando Cover Image
By Masao Furuyama, Peter Gössel (Editor), Tadao Ando (Artist)
ISBN: 9783836535496
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Published: Taschen - September 4th, 2016

In this essential TASCHEN introduction to Tadao Ando we explore the hybrid of tradition, modernism, and function that allows his buildings to enchant architects, designers, fashion designers, and beyond.

The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology and Society in the Information Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9788495951229
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Published: Actar - February 1st, 2008

In the format of a selective dictionary of cross-referenced terms, Metapolis identifies a new architectural will within the contemporary social and cultural panorama. It contributes to a global vision of the emerging new architectural action that participates in "advanced culture" and visual art disciplines and technology.

Contemporary Concrete Buildings Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836564939
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Published: Taschen - December 30th, 2018

Concrete? That characterless stuff of parking lots or Communist tower blocks, right? Well, yes. And no. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of building substances, and, when properly handled, is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of "liquid stone" at the outset, it is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering.

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture Cover Image
By Rebecca Kiddle (Editor), Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart (Editor), Kevin O'Brien (Editor)
ISBN: 9781940743493
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Published: Oro Editions - August 1st, 2018

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is an exciting advance in the field of architecture offering multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. Indigenous authors from Aotearoa NZ, Canada, Australia, and the USA explore the making and keeping of places and spaces which are informed by indigenous values and identities.

The Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast  (Sea Ranch Illustrated Coffee Table Book) Cover Image
By Donlyn Lyndon, Jim Alinder, Donald Canty (Contributions by), Lawrence Halprin (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781616891770
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - November 12th, 2013

One hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean in a magnificent display of nature. This is the location of the Sea Ranch, an area covering several thousand acres of large, open meadows and forested natural settings and interspersed with award-winning architecture.

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Bauhaus, Updated Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836565547
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Published: Taschen - March 3rd, 2019

In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany's Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology, which they applied across media and practices from film to theater, and sculpture to ceramics.

Cabins Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836565011
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Published: Taschen - April 9th, 2018

Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of refuge existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts, in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a cabin dwelling has seduced the modern psyche.

Living in Japan Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836566315
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Published: Taschen - March 20th, 2018

So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it's nearly impossible to improve upon. Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding fresh approaches to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old.

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