- Superb guide to the best contemporary beach house designs from around the world, including stunning examples from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Africa, United States, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Sweden, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, and Greece - Adorned throughout with full-color photographs of dreamy inspiring houses set in gorgeous coastal settings- Includes more than 30 beach houses by
On April 15, 2019, the world looked on in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedraloffers a fascinating look back at nearly nine centuries of this landmark building that has stood as silent witness to some of the most important events in human history.
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, sculpture to ceramics.
A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.
One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people “could live among Mickey Mouse and Snow White in a world
Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made.
The pyramids of Giza have stood for more than four thousand years, fascinating generations around the world. We think of the pyramids as mysteries, but the stones, hieroglyphs, landscape, and even layers of sand and debris around them hold stories.$30.00ISBN: 9781465464682Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: DK - November 21st, 2017
Explore the world’s most incredible buildings, from the magnificent architecture of the ancient world to green buildings of the present day.$35.00ISBN: 9780674737853Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Belknap Press - April 15th, 2019
"This is an absolute triumph--ideas, lives, and the dramas of the twentieth century are woven together in a feat of storytelling. A masterpiece."
--Edmund de Waal, ceramic artist and author of The White Road$80.00ISBN: 9783836571173Availability: Special OrderPublished: Taschen - January 7th, 2019
Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world's finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban, MVRDV, and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-coming names like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa.$39.95ISBN: 9781907896637Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: AA Publications - October 1st, 2016
In recent years the idea of sacred space has not been considered a relevant topic in contemporary architecture, a neglect that is even more pronounced in terms of debates about the city. The texts and projects collected together in this book aim to redress this oversight, and re-open a contemporary understanding and discussion of the architecture of sacred space.$17.00ISBN: 9780312429140Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Picador - November 24th, 2009
After critiquing—and infuriating—the art world with The Painted Word, award-winning author Tom Wolfe shared his less than favorable thoughts about modern architecture in From Bauhaus to Our Haus.$75.00ISBN: 9780300229936Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Chicago Art Deco Society - October 2nd, 2018An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century
Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field’s famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and