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Project Japan, Metabolism Talks…

Project Japan, Metabolism Talks…

DKK 399.00

Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Taschen
9783836525084
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Between 2005 and 2011, architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed the surviving members of Metabolism-the first non-western avant-garde, launched in Tokyo in 1960, in the midst of Japan''s postwar miracle. Project Japan features hundreds of never-before-seen images-master plans from Manchuria to Tokyo, intimate snapshots of the Metabolists at work and play, architectural models, magazine excerpts, and astonishing sci-fi urban visions-telling the 20th century history of Japan through its architecture, from the tabula rasa of a colonized Manchuria in the 1930s to a devastated Japan after the war, the establishment of Metabolism at the 1960 World Design Conference in Tokoy, to the rise of Kisho Kurokawa as the first celebrity architect, to the apotheosis of Metabolism at Expo ''70 in Osaka and its expansion into the Middle East and Africa in the 1970s.

Global Design History

Global Design History

DKK 269.00

Glenn Adamson, Giorgio Riello, Sarah Teasley
Routledge
9780415572873
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Globalism is often discussed using abstract terms, such as ''networks'' or ''flows'' and usually in relation to recent history. Global Design History moves us past this limited view of globalism, broadening our sense of this key term in history and theory. Individual chapters focus our attention on objects, and the stories they can tell us about cultural interactions on a global scale. They place these concrete things into contexts, such as trade, empire, mediation, and various forms of design practice. Featuring work from leading design historians, each chapter is paired with a ''response'', designed to expand the discussion and test the methodologies on offer. An extensive bibliography and resource guide will also aid further research, providing students with a user friendly model for approaches to global design. Global Design History will be useful for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and researchers in design history and art history, and related cultural geography.

Modern Art: A Critical Introduction

Modern Art: A Critical Introduction

DKK 280.00

Pam Meecham, Julie Sheldon
Routledge
9780415281942
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Modern Art: A Critical Introduction traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements, and the theories that influenced and attempted to explain them. Its radical approach foregoes the chronological approach to art movements in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood. The editors investigate the main developments in art interpretation and draw examples from a wide range of genres including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. This new edition has been restructured to focus on key themes. It has also been fully updated to include many more examples of recent art practice, as well as an expanded glossary and comprehensive marginal notes providing definitions of key terms. Extensively illustrated with a wide range of visual examples, Modern Art: A Critical Introduction is the essential textbook for students of Art History.

A History of Energy - Northern Europe from the Stone Age to the Present Day

A History of Energy - Northern Europe from the Stone Age to the Present Day

DKK 425.00

Bent Sørensen
Routledge
9781849713856
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In this seminal book, Bent S¢rensen views human society as driven by the quest for, and control of, energy. From allowing our prehistoric ancestors to survive harsh northern European winters to more recent global energy security and climate concerns, the control and effective harnessing of energy sources has played a central role in human development. Using the written and archaeological record and, from earlier times, inferring the energy needs of humans through modeling of climatological conditions and other indirect parameters, S¢rensen unwraps this previously little-explored field. Based on detailed studies of northern Europe - and in particular the case of Denmark - the focus moves from the stone age, through the development of agriculture and trade, migration and exploration, medieval society and the renaissance, into industrial times and present-day debates around the transition to low-carbon forms of energy supply.

The Very Best Works At The Turn Of The Century

The Very Best Works At The Turn Of The Century

DKK 1,015.00


El Croquis
9788488386663
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A selection of the most prominent works of architecture selected by El Croquis with an introduction by Juan Antonio Cortés and an essay by William Curtis. Among the works are the Sendai Mediatheque by Toyo Ito, the Yokohama International Port Terminal by Foreign Office Architects, the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin by OMA-Rem Koolhaas, the Braga Municipal Stadium by Eduardo Souto de Moura, the Prada Aoyama Epicenter by Herzog & De Meuron, the Scottish Parliament building by EMBT, the Monastery of Our Lady of Novy Dvur by John Pawson, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art expansion by Steven Holl, the Neues Museum by David Chipperfield, the Toledo Glass Pavilion by Sanaa-Sejima & Nishizawa and others. English and Spanish Edition.

Alcatraz - History and Design of a Landmark

Alcatraz - History and Design of a Landmark

DKK 125.00

Donald MacDonald, Ira Nadel
Chronicle Books
9781452101538
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Shrouded in mystery and rich with history, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors each year. This enlightening volume provides the first complete history of Alcatraz told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel reveal the design decisions that have shaped the island from its first brick and masonry fortress to the infamous concrete cellblock, to the landscape design of its contemporary gardens and bird sanctuaries. Packed with intriguing facts throughout, this little treasure allows an unprecedented glimpse into the life of the island.

Crafting Modernism - Midcentury American Art and Design

Crafting Modernism - Midcentury American Art and Design

DKK 449.00

The Museum of Arts and Design
Abrams Books
9780810984806
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Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design is an in-depth examination of the American studio craft movement in the decades following World War II, with a focus on the major mediums (clay, wood, fiber, metal, jewelry, and glass) favored by the greatest craftspeople of the period. Published to coincide with an exhibition opening in October 2011 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, this book explores the origins of the studio craft movement, the international influences that helped it grow in this country and abroad, and its convergence with the fine arts and design. This examination of the movement in the postwar years reveals how a new generation of craftspeople began to express cultural identity and artistic innovation through their work, which led to a proliferation of the craft movement in museums and exhibitions worldwide. A few of the many artists represented include Dale Chihuly, Charles and Ray Eames, Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, and Peter Voulkos.

Atomic Dwelling - Anxiety, Domesticity, and Postwar Architecture

Atomic Dwelling - Anxiety, Domesticity, and Postwar Architecture

DKK 365.00

Robin Schuldenfrei
Routledge
9780415676090
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In the years of reconstruction and economic boom that followed the Second World War, the domestic sphere encountered new expectations regarding social behaviour, modes of living, and forms of dwelling. This book brings together an international group of scholars from architecture, design, urban planning, and interior design to reappraise mid-twentieth century modern life, offering a timely reassessment of culture and the economic and political effects on civilian life. This collection contains essays that examine the material of art, objects, and spaces in the context of practices of dwelling over the long span of the postwar period. It asks what role material objects, interior spaces, and architecture played in quelling or fanning the anxieties of modernism''s ordinary denizens, and how this role informs their legacy today.

Bauhaus Construct - Fashioning Identity, Discourse and Modernism

Bauhaus Construct - Fashioning Identity, Discourse and Modernism

DKK 365.00

Jeffrey Saletnik, Robin Schuldenfrei
Routledge
9780415778367
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Reconsidering the status and meaning of Bauhaus objects in relation to the multiple re-tellings of the school''s history, this volume positions art objects of the Bauhaus within the theoretical, artistic, historical, and cultural concerns in which they were produced and received. Contributions from leading scholars writing in the field today - including Frederic J. Schwartz, Magdalena Droste, and Alina Payne - offer an entirely new treatment of the Bauhaus. Issues such as art and design pedagogy, the practice of photography, copyright law, and critical theory are discussed. Through a strong thematic structure, new archival research and innovative methodologies, the questions and subsequent conclusions presented here re-examine the history of the Bauhaus and its continuing legacy. Essential reading for anyone studying the Bauhaus, modern art and design.

The Unbeatable - Contemporary Masterpieces

The Unbeatable - Contemporary Masterpieces

DKK 375.50

REVEALbooks
REVEALbooks
9780980612356
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The 480-page book is a testimonial to the architectural, cultural and economic legacy of the Shanghai World Expo. Its content features 84 international pavilions including 27 award-winning projects, like the UK, Spain and Denmark pavilions.The Unbeatable examines the motives behind the pavilions'' country themes, discusses sustainability and highlights reputable awards. Acclaimed architects like Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners, BIG architects, Miralles Tagliabue etc. share their unique design ideas, showcasing initial design sketches, drawings, models and formerly unpublished material. Personal perspectives and the foresight in creating a ''life after Expo'' for their buildings are revealed in the book. It was the authors'' goal to publish this book in order to preserve fading information about the Shanghai Expo and its contemporary masterpieces. Normal price 745 kr.

How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course In Engineering and Architecture

How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course In Engineering and Architecture

DKK 139.00

Ian Stewart, Edward Denison
Rizzoli
9780789324917
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This accessible book is a visual guide to understanding and identifying architectural styles and engineering techniques of all types of bridges, from ancient Roman arch bridges and nineteenth-century truss bridges prevalent in the United States, to the latest high-design cantilever and suspension bridges of the moment. It explores the elegant and varied ways in which engineers and architects have designed ever longer yet less heavy bridges, devising new methods of construction along the way. Illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings and cross sections, including dramatic images of the world''s iconic bridges, this charming guide still fits in a pocket or purse - perfect for anyone who likes to explore the dynamic bridges and built environment on foot.

How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architectural Styles

How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architectural Styles

DKK 139.00

Carol Davidson Cragoe
Rizzoli
9780847831128
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This practical primer is a handbook for decoding a building''s style, history, and evolution. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also the story of who designed it, who it was built for, and why. Organized by architectural element (roofs, doors, windows, columns, domes, towers, arches, etc.), the book is roughly chronological within each section, examining the elements across history, through different architectural styles, and by geographical distribution. Additional chapters offer overviews of how architecture has been affected by geography, history, and religion, along with an illustrated timeline of architectural elements. Also included is a chapter on applied ornament and a handy introduction to naming each part of a building. All entries are accompanied by examples in the forms of period engravings, line drawings, and pictures.

How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture

How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture

DKK 139.00

Denis R. McNamara
Rizzoli
9780847835980
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Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also who designed it, what kind of congregation it was built for, and why. This practical yet charming handbook is the key to decoding the style, history, evolution, and social significance of religious buildings. Not strictly limited to churches, it also covers abbeys, chapels, and monasteries, among other structures. Organized according to architectural element (windows, domes, arches, etc.), each element is presented in chronological order. Additional chapters explore the architectural influence of geography, history, and various creeds, along with an illustrated timeline showing how, where, and in many cases why certain church features evolved through the centuries. There is also a useful introduction to naming each component of a church, from vaults to buttresses and transepts to apses. All entries are illustrated with period engravings and line drawings.

Experiments with Life Itself - Radical Domestic Architectures between 1937 and 1959

Experiments with Life Itself - Radical Domestic Architectures between 1937 and 1959

DKK 335.00

Francisco Gonzalez de Canales
Actar
9788492861651
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Every book relating the history of modern architecture features a large number of pages dedicated to avant-garde designs and the formation of the modern movement in the interwar years, and a similar number devoted to reconstruction and expansion after the Second World War. Meanwhile, as if owing to lack of understanding or convenient silence, there is void of dark years, of wars, exile and misfortune about which little can be said. However, it was in these dark times, as in so many other revealing moments in the history of culture, that experimental and profoundly invigorating experiences were taking place. Architects and artists voluntarily or forcibly driven to the margins of social importance began to react to a culturally unsustainable situation of which we know very little even today. In Experiments with Life Itself, Francisco Gonzalez de Canales studies a series of unrelated cases from the late 1930s to the late 1950s that he refers to as domestic self-experimentation.

Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments

Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments

DKK 195.00

Isabel Kuhl
Prestel
9783791346540
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From the pyramids to the Guggenheim Museum, discover how these groundbreaking strucktures changed the course of architecture through the ages. Architecture evolves in response to man''s technological advances and environmental demands. Driven by these developments, architects can be seen as the most innovative of artists. In twenty-five beautifully illustrated chapters, this volume for general readers and architecture lovers alike identifies the most important advancements in the field of architecture, and demonstrates how these innovations influenced the development of architecture. Chapters focus on topics such as monuments to the dead and places of worship; domes; pillars and arches; towers from Pisa to Eiffel; stadia and theaters; palaces and skyscrapers. Readers will learn about the introduction of glass, steel, iron, and concrete; how buildings express ideas; and the rediscovery of antiquity.

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Updated 28. Marts 2017