The life of Antoni Gaud (1852-1926) was full of complexity and contradictions. As a young man he joined the Catalonian nationalist movement and was critical of the church; toward the end of his life he devoted himself completely to the construction of one single spectacular church, La Sagrada Fam lia. In his youth, he courted a glamorous social life and the demeanor of a dandy.
Acclaimed historian Mary McAuliffe vividly recaptures the Paris of Napoleon III, Claude Monet, and Victor Hugo as Georges Haussmann tore down and rebuilt Paris into the beautiful City of Light we know today. Paris, City of Dreams traces the transformation of the City of Light during Napoleon III's Second Empire into the beloved city of today.
Since the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Prague has become one of Europe’s—and the world’s—most popular tourist destinations. As in London, Paris, and Rome, visitors flock to the gorgeous buildings and monuments that grace the streets of Prague, entranced by structures ranging from Gothic and baroque to cubist and neoclassical.$60.00ISBN: 9780300251067Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bard Center - June 23rd, 2020A smartly designed and beautifully illustrated look at the life and work of an elusive and influential designer and architect
Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was a versatile designer and architect who navigated numerous literary and artistic circles over the course of her life.$29.95ISBN: 9781616899059Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Princeton Architectural Press - June 16th, 2020
The heyday of the national A-frame craze saw tens of thousands of these easy and affordable structures built as vacation homes, roadside restaurants, churches, and even pet stores. A-frame chronicles America's love affair with the A-frame, from postwar getaway to its recent revival among designers and DIYers.$45.99ISBN: 9783035618846Availability: Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Birkhauser - October 12th, 2020
Das Terrassenhaus entspricht als Bautyp modernen Wohnbau-Anforderungen: es ist konomisch und bietet bei geringem Bodenverbrauch hohen Wohnkomfort mit Terrasse und Garten.$20.00ISBN: 9783836522205Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Taschen - October 3rd, 2018
The most exciting new buildings today are almost all environmentally aware, sustainable, and conceived to consume less energy than ever before. Discover the best examples of green projects from the Architecture Now series in this handy Bibliotheca Universalis edition.$20.00ISBN: 9783836565547Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$18.95ISBN: 9780393357929Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - April 21st, 2020
“Part lively social history, part architectural survey, here is the story of Broadway—from 17th-century cow path to Great White Way.”—Geoff Wisner, Wall Street Journal$60.00ISBN: 9783836572439Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Taschen - August 15th, 2020
Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect. For years, she was widely acclaimed and won numerous prizes despite building practically nothing. Some even said her work was simply impossible to build.$25.00ISBN: 9788074372773Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Kant - April 28th, 2020
Fresh insights into the thought and work of the modernist architect, from Loos expert Christopher Long$40.00ISBN: 9783959052283Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Spector Books - September 1st, 2020
A subversive look at postmodern architecture through its ephemera