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Gaudí. the Complete Works Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836566193
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Published: Taschen - September 13th, 2020

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.

Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538121283
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - May 15th, 2020

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.

Art Nouveau Prague Cover Image
By Petr Wittlich, Petra Key (Translated by)
ISBN: 9788024642932
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Published: Karolinum Press, Charles University - September 1st, 2020

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.

Eileen Gray, Designer and Architect Cover Image
By Cloe Pitiot (Editor), Nina Stritzler-Levine (Editor), Bernard Blistene (Contributions by), Serge Lasvignes (Contributions by), Jennifer Goff (Contributions by), Olivier Gabet (Contributions by), Catherine Bernard (Contributions by), Stephane Laurent (Contributions by), Ruth Starr (Contributions by), Anne Jacquin (Contributions by), Philippe Garner (Contributions by), Frederic Migayrou (Contributions by), Caroline Constant (Contributions by), Renaud Barres (Contributions by), Frances Spalding (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780300251067
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Published: Bard Center - June 23rd, 2020

A 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.

A-frame Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616899059
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Published: 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.

Luxury for Everyone: Milestones in European Stepped Terrace Housing Cover Image
By Gerhard Steixner (Editor), Maria Welzig (Editor)
ISBN: 9783035618846
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Published: 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.

Green Architecture Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836522205
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Published: 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.

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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.

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393357929
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Published: 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

Zaha Hadid. Complete Works 1979-Today. 2020 Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836572439
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Published: 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.

Essays on Adolf Loos Cover Image
ISBN: 9788074372773
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Published: Kant - April 28th, 2020

Fresh insights into the thought and work of the modernist architect, from Loos expert Christopher Long

Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects Cover Image
ISBN: 9783959052283
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Published: Spector Books - September 1st, 2020

A subversive look at postmodern architecture through its ephemera

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