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The Images of Architects

The Images of Architects Author Valerio Olgiati
ISBN-10 3037610697
Release 2013
Pages 424
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The Visible Origin of Architecture: "I asked architects to send me important images that show the basis of their work. Images that are in their head when they think. Images that show the origin of their architecture. In this book we find 44 individual 'musees imaginaires'. The most unique architects living today each present up to 10 images to explain the autobiographical roots of their oeuvre. The images are explanations, metaphors, foundations, memories and intentions. They are poetic and philosophical avowals. They reveal a personal perspective on thoughts. They show the roots of architecture and expectations concerning projects. Conscious and unconscious. This book has the format of a reader. As little as possible is said. The images are small, legible and interpretable as icons. As individual collections, they present a personal view of an individual world, while as a whole they provide a universal view of the perceptible origin of contemporary architecture." Valerio Olgiati The images submitted to Olgiati are personal, confidential and poetic revelations of the deeper foundations on which the architects' projects are based. The collection acts as a kind of depth gauge of contemporary world architecture. The list comprises the 44 most unique architects living today: David Adjaye, Francisco Aires Mateus, Manuel Aires Mateus, Alejandro Aravena, Ben van Berkel, Mario Botta, Alberto Campo Baeza, Adam Caruso, Peter St John, David Chipperfield, Preston Scott Cohen, Hermann Czech, Roger Diener, Peter Eisenman, Sou Fujimoto, Anton Garcia-Abril, Go Hasegawa, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Steven Holl, Anne Holtrop, Junya Ishigami, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai), Momoyo Kaijima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow), Christian Kerez, Hans Kollhoff, Winy Maas (MVRDV), Peter Markli, Jurgen Mayer H., Richard Meier, Glenn Murcutt, Ryue Nishizawa, Valerio Olgiati, John Pawson, Cecilia Puga, Smiljan Radic, Richard Rogers, Kazuyo Sejima, Jonathan Sergison, Stephen Bates, Miroslav ik, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Peter Wilson (Bolles + Wilson), Peter Zumthor."


Images Author Ilka Ruby
ISBN-10 3791331337
Release 2004
Pages 160
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This exploration of the use and significance of two-dimensional images in contemporary architecture looks at the works of major designers, including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV, and Sauerbruch & Hutton, among others. It shows how certain architectural principles such as color and ornament--which nearly disappeared in modern twentieth century architecture--are making a strong comeback. Drawing connections to the rise of globalization and current media trends, this examination uses an abundance of thematically arranged photographs to illustrate what is unmistakably a major contemporary development in architecture.

Vitruvius the Ten Books on Architecture

Vitruvius  the Ten Books on Architecture Author Vitruvius Pollio
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044108137597
Release 1914
Pages 331
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Vitruvius the Ten Books on Architecture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Vitruvius the Ten Books on Architecture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Vitruvius the Ten Books on Architecture book for free.


Carmel Author Kent Seavey
ISBN-10 0738547050
Release 2007
Pages 127
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Carmel is a microcosm of California's architectural heritage, sited at one of the most scenic meetings of land and sea in the world. Mission San Carlos Borromeo became a root building for California's first regional building style, the Mission Revival. "Carmel City," as it was called in the 1880s, was marketed as a seaside resort for Catholics. Its pine-studded sand dunes survived the imposition of a standard American gridiron street pattern, with a Western, false-front main street, to become "Carmel-by-the-Sea." Artists, academics, and writers embraced the arts-and-crafts aesthetic of handcrafted homes built from native materials, informally sited in the landscape. In the mid-1920s, Tudor Revival and Spanish Romantic Revival styles enhanced the storybook quality of the community. Carmel's architectural character is primarily the product of working builders. Its design traditions have been interpreted and modified for modern times by noted architects, building designers, and craftsmen. Individual expression continues as an ongoing aesthetic theme.

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings Author Marc Kushner
ISBN-10 9781476784939
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 176
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The founder of and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture. We’re asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future. A pavilion made from paper. A building that eats smog. An inflatable concert hall. A research lab that can walk through snow. We’re entering a new age in architecture—one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter. We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and repurposed materials. Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, this book collects the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow. The buildings hail from all seven continents (to say nothing of other planets), offering a truly global perspective on what lies ahead. Each page captures the soaring confidence, the thoughtful intelligence, the space-age wonder, and at times the sheer whimsy of the world’s most inspired buildings—and the questions they provoke: Can a building breathe? Can a skyscraper be built in a day? Can we 3D-print a house? Can we live on the moon? Filled with gorgeous imagery and witty insight, this book is an essential and delightful guide to the future being built around us—a future that matters more, and to more of us, than ever.

The Anaesthetics of Architecture

The Anaesthetics of Architecture Author Neil Leach
ISBN-10 0262621266
Release 1999
Pages 101
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Leach examines the consequences of the growing preoccupation with images and image-making in contemporary architectural culture, arguing that focusing on images dulls the senses. 30 illustrations.

Privacy and Publicity

Privacy and Publicity Author Beatriz Colomina
ISBN-10 0262531399
Release 1996
Pages 389
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Privacy and Publicity boldly questions certain ideological assumptions underlying the received view of modern architecture and reconsiders the methodology of architectural criticism itself. Where conventional criticism portrays modern architecture as a high artistic practice in opposition to mass culture, Colomina sees the emerging systems of communication that have come to define twentieth-century culture -the mass media - as the true site within which modern architecture was produced. She considers architectural discourse as the intersection of a number of systems of representation such as drawings, models, photographs, books, films, and advertisements. This does not mean abandoning the architectural object, the building, but rather looking at it in a different way. The building is understood here in the same way as all the media that frame it, as a mechanism of representation in its own right.

The World Is Not a Rectangle

The World Is Not a Rectangle Author Jeanette Winter
ISBN-10 9781481446709
Release 2017-08-22
Pages 56
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Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect’s life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her goals—and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.

The Image of the Architect

The Image of the Architect Author Andrew Saint
ISBN-10 0300030134
Release 1983-01-01
Pages 180
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Traces the history of the status in society and public image of the architectural profession from the eighteenth century to the present

The Story of Architecture

The Story of Architecture Author Jonathan Glancey
ISBN-10 1439532265
Release 2008-08-11
Pages 240
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An illustrated study of architecture spans some five thousand years as it captures the finest achievements of human construction; discusses a variety of architectural styles and movements; and profiles some of the world's great architects, past and presen

The Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture

The Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture Author Phaidon Press
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034200634
Release 2005-03
Pages 437
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The Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, Travel Edition presents all ofhe best works of architecture completed in the last five years in anltra-convenient mini-format, perfect for the holiday or business traveller.;ach of the 1,052 projects from the comprehensive edition are included with aingle image per building and a short text to help the traveller recognise it.he project entry gives the name of each building and its architect, theocation, and the address, if visitable, as well as the telephone number,here appropriate. There is also a system to indicate which projects are openo the public. In addition to the forty two regional maps from theomprehensive edition, there are an additional 27 new city maps which locatehe buildings in more built up areas;The book provides a unique opportunityo visit 1,052 works of contemporary architecture in all parts of the world,rom the Arctic Circle to the African deserts and beyond. The Phaidon Atlasf Contemporary World Architecture, Travel Edition is an essential companionn the travels of all those interested in gaining a first hand understanding

Architects on architects

Architects on architects Author Susan Gray
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053048602
Release 2001-08-16
Pages 224
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WHO INSPIRED THE WHO'S WHO OF ARCHITECTURE? With the passion of first discovery, today's most notable architects share their most moving and formative encounters with the art and influence of mentors, models, and heroes. Full of spellbinding meetings with legendary figures and outstanding works, told by those most touched by their greatness, this grand voyage among the pinnacles of architecture gives you intimate access to the most original structures and minds of our time. Often you will sit beside geniuses at the moment storied works came into consciousness. Frequently you will share seminal exchanges between great mentors and gifted students. Always you will be entertained by true tales of the origins and transmutations of brilliance. LAVISH ORIGINAL COLOR PHOTOS, STIRRING TEXT, AMD EYE-CATCHING DESIGN MAKE THIS BOOK A PLEASURE TO READ, OWN, OR GIVE TO SOMEONE SPECIAL THE GREAT ON THE GREAT Diana Agrest on Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein Tadao Ando on Le Corbusier Henry N. Cobb on H. H. Richardson Norman Foster on Paul Rudolph Mario Gandelsonas on Mies van der Rohe Michael Graves on Le Corbusier Vittorio Gregotti on Peter Behrens Charles Gwathmey on Louis I. Kahn Hugh Hardy on William van Alen Arata Isozaki on Le Corbusier Carlos Jimenez on Luis Barragan Sumet Jumsai on Le Corbusier Ricardo Legorreta on Jose Villagran William S. W. Lim on Le Corbusier Richard Meier on Frank Lloyd Wright William Pedersen on Rockefeller Center Cesar Pelli on Eero Saarinen James Polshek on Louis I. Kahn Antoine Predock on The Alhambra Raj Rewal on Fatehpur Sikri Richard Rogers on Maison de Verre Der Scutt on Paul Rudolph Robert A. M. Stern on Paul Rudolph Hans Busso von Busse on Paul Rudolph Here's a profound, stirring study of how the world's greatest architects influenced the lives and work of others--told in the disciples' own dramatic and awe-filled words. They discuss the career-inspiring achievements of their mentors, designers of some of the most famous structures on Earth. The contributors delve into their mentors' design philosophy, and tell you how the genius of the masters affected their careers, their goals, and their lives. This candid personal testimony imparts the emotion, inspiration, and wonderment of architecture and vividly demonstrates the power of mentorship and the potential it can unleash. Each original essay is beautifully illustrated with photographs (most in full color) of both the architect's work and that of his or her mentors, providing a visually stunning forum for comparison and learning. In these pages you will hear from Richard Meier on his fruitful association with Frank Lloyd Wright. You will share Diana Agrest's appreciation for the cinematic and structural genius of Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein. You will read Tadao Ando's account of his enthrallment with Le Corbusier--and the Chappelle Notre Dame du Haut. Open this book and meet masters of architecture--Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, William van Alen, H. H. Richardson, Eero Saarinen--and their admirers--Cesar Pelli, Michael Graves, Hugh Hardy, Charles Gwathmey, William Pedersen, and 19 more of the great names of today's architecture. In addition, Architects on Architects lets you appreciate great work and great architects from contrasting perspectives. No fewer than four of today's leading architects--Norman Foster, Der Scutt, Robert A. M. Stern, and Hans Busso von Busse--share awe (and differing reactions) before the mastery of Paul Rudolph. You will also view the highly influential work of modernist Le Corbusier from more than one window. An ideal book for architecture aficionados, ARCHITECTS ON ARCHITECTS captures the soul, inspiration, and majesty of architecture. On architects and by architects, it is a work that builders, developers, and architects themselves will feel compelled to own.

Architettura Della Citt

Architettura Della Citt  Author Aldo Rossi
ISBN-10 0262680432
Release 1982
Pages 201
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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.

The Anatomy of the Architectural Book

The Anatomy of the Architectural Book Author André Tavares
ISBN-10 3037784733
Release 2016-02
Pages 384
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This book makes visible the axes along which architectural knowledge circulates through books into buildings and back.

AIA Detroit

AIA Detroit Author Eric J. Hill
ISBN-10 0814331203
Release 2003
Pages 359
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A guide to the architecture and landmarks of Detroit provides a series of tours through the city's districts and neighborhoods.

The Experience of Architecture

The Experience of Architecture Author Henry Plummer
ISBN-10 9780500773659
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 288
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A thought-provoking consideration of how architecture, from a doorknob to a city plan, can influence human behavior How does the experience of turning a door handle, opening a door from one space into another, affect us? It is no wonder that the door, one of the most elemental architectural forms, has such metaphorical richness. But even on a purely physical human level, the cold touch of a brass handle or the swish of a sliding screen gives rise to an emotional reaction, sometimes modest, occasionally profound. This book aims to understand how these everyday acts are influenced by architectural form, a concept that is vital for all architects to grasp. It considers how specifically built elements and volumes, taken from a wide array of buildings and settings around the world, can affect our powers of decision. From hand-carved stairs in Greek villages to free-floating catwalks, from the elegant processional steps of Renaissance Italy to Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterly manipulation of form, all provide very different experiences of stepping from one level to the next, and all affect our experience of that space. Seamlessly integrating text and image, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of our daily interactions with architecture, looking at stairs, floors and paths, moving interior spaces, perception and perspective, transparency and the relationship between a building and its setting. This book is not just for architects and designers engaged in the production of space, but for all those who seek a richer understanding of their place in the built world.

World Architecture

World Architecture Author Will Pryce
ISBN-10 0500342741
Release 2011
Pages 313
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A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in over 350 photographs which take you on an epic journey celebrating the finest examples of architecture from over 2,000 years of civilization. Deftly splitting the history of architecture into two parts at AD1500, World Architecture: The Masterworks contains over 80 buildings, over 40 of which are featured in detailed photo essays. Will Pryces texts provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts, peoples and evolution of architectural history.