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Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture

Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture

DKK 285.00

Florian Heine, Isabel Kuhl
Prestel
9783791381268
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Why do some buildings stand the test of time? What makes a building unique, or groundbreaking? How do function, environment, and technology impact an architect''s vision? These questions and more are succinctly addressed in this wide-ranging tour of 100 of the world''s most important man-made structures. This compilation spans the ancient to the modern eras and represents nearly every continent. Gorgeous photographs of each building are featured in double-page spreads, which include concise texts offering fascinating histories and contextual information, as well as biographies of the architects. The book also includes a glossary at the back of the book that explains important terms. An invaluable introduction to the world of architecture, this book guides readers through every milestone of architectural triumph - be it an ancient city, modern sports arena, cathedral, or office building.

Architecture Visionaries

Architecture Visionaries

DKK 299.00

Richard Weston
Laurence King Publishing
9781780675725
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Featuring 75 of the world''s most influential architects, this book presents the story of 20th-century architecture through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the book gives the reader a sense of the impact that inventive individuals have had on the development of architecture and our built environment. Key dates in the architects'' careers are listed in timeline features, thereby allowing the author freedom to move beyond well-known biographies to analyze the buildings and map out the exciting visions behind them. With insightful text describing carefully selected examples, this is a dynamic and unique guide to the architects whose visions have created the buildings around us.

Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

DKK 129.00

John Zukowsky
Thames & Hudson
9780500291788
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In Why You Can Build It Like That, John Zukowsky examines buildings from the past half century or so that pushed the boundaries of what was architecturally acceptable when they were built. 100 striking international examples of modern architecture are categorized into thematic chapters that reflect form as well as society. Zukowsky explores the history of these buildings and their makers, presenting relevant biographical factors and socio-cultural influences that impacted on the distinctive designs. The book includes the works of heroic early modernist architects such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, alongside long-established architectural firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It also features mavericks of the past and present Bruce Goff, Shin Takamatsu and Shigeru Ban and singular architectural wonders that reflect their own times. Readers will find out why all the featured buildings look the way they do, and why they were created when and where they were. Zukowskys kind.

Skylines: A Journey Through 50 Skylines of the World''s Greatest Cities

Skylines: A Journey Through 50 Skylines of the World''s Greatest Cities

DKK 245.00

Yolanda Zappaterra
Aurum Press
9781781314517
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Big city life unites the planet. Every habitable continent has metropolitan hot spots that are a hive of activity, a hub of culture - or, to countless millions, the place they call home. Some thrive on a symphony of car horns while for others there''s the rhythmic echo of trains or even ships. The air may hang heavy with spices or fragrant flowers, among buildings that are rarefied or regenerated. There''s no universal formula that makes a city illustrious. But the spectacle of a horizon brimming with prominent buildings great and small evokes an anticipatory thrill about what lies at its core. And a skyline is that city''s iconic signature writ large on a blank canvas, with no two appearing the same. A skyline is a window-shoppers guide to what lays in store. It is a visual code that bridges the language gap and shows you at a glance what has made a city great.

Photography or Life / Popular Mies

Photography or Life / Popular Mies

DKK 330.00

Juan José Lahuerta
Tenov Books
9788493923143
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Columns of Smoke is a four-volume collection. The first volume includes Photography or Life and Popular Mies, which illuminate overlooked aspects of modern architecture and photography and reveal a more nuancedùand plausibleùconception of the modern world. In Photography or Life, Juan José Lahuerta contrasts well-known images tied to the history of twentieth-century architecture with anonymous graphic materials and pictures from the popular press. In doing so, he demonstrates that pointing a camera at a building is neither natural nor innocent - it involves deliberate and telling decisions. His analysis of the work of Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, for example, suggests irreconcilable differences between the two architects that represent radically opposed approaches to architecture and life. Furthermore, a close study of snapshots of Walter Gropius''s Bauhaus building taken by teachers and students leads to new ways of understanding the myths associated with the Dessau school.

Towards a Typology of Soviet Mass Housing: Prefabrication in the USSR 1955 - 1991

Towards a Typology of Soviet Mass Housing: Prefabrication in the USSR 1955 - 1991

DKK 269.00

Philipp Meuser, Dimitrij Zadorin
DOM Publishers
9783869223292
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Soviet mass housing is a contradictory but unique phenomenon. It is usually blamed for creating the most monotonous built environment in the history of mankind, thus constituting a symbol of individual suppression and dejection. The construction programme launched in the post-Stalinist era was the largest undertaken in modern architectural history worldwide. At the same time, Soviet mass housing fulfilled a colossal social role, providing tens of millions of families with their own apartments. It shaped the culture and everyday life of nearly all Soviet citizens. Yet, due to the very scale of construction, it managed to evolve into a complex world denoting an abundance of myths and secrets, achievements and failures. Soviet mass housing is indisputably intriguing, but nevertheless it is still neglected as a theme of research. Therefore, the time is ripe for a critical appraisal of this ambitious project. The authors aim to identify the most significant mass housing series Vladivostok.

Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of Twenty Lost Buildings from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers

Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of Twenty Lost Buildings from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers

DKK 299.00

James Crawford
Old Street Publishing
9781908699930
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The lives and deaths of twenty lost buildings from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers. Buildings are just like us. They can be born into wealth or poverty; enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents gods, kings, emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen and friends and enemies. They have jobs, duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed and fail. They can live. And they can die. Moving from the very beginnings of civilisation, right up to the digital horizons of cyberspace, Jamie Crawford pieces together the biographies of twenty of the world''s most fascinating lost and ruined structures. The lives of these buildings are packed with drama and intrigue, soap operas combining war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope. They are also the stage for a startling array of characters including Gilgamesh, the Cretan Minotaur, Agamemnon, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, even Bruce Springsteen.

Bauhaus

Bauhaus

DKK 229.00

Magdalena Droste
Taschen
9783836519694
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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 ideals for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology which they applied across artistic media and practices, from film to theater, sculpture to ceramics. This book is made in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, the world''s largest collection on the history of the Bauhaus. Documents, studies, photographs, sketches, plans, and models record not only the realized works but also the leading principles and personalities of this idealistic creative community through its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. From informal shots of group gymnastics to drawings from a class taught by Paul Klee, from extensive architectural plans to an infinitely sleek ashtray by Marianne Brandt, the collection pulsates with the colors, materials, and ''total'' work of art.

Architecture in Wood: A World History

Architecture in Wood: A World History

DKK 299.00

Will Pryce
Thames & Hudson
9780500343180
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Organized geographically, this remarkable study covers a rich variety of cultures and building types, from temples and churches to houses and airports, offering fascinating insights into the aesthetic and technical diversity of wooden architecture worldwide.

Brick: A World History

Brick: A World History

DKK 299.00

James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce
Thames & Hudson
9780500343197
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This original and absorbing survey follows the story of brick from 10,000 BC to its use in modern and contemporary buildings by such masters as Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano. It explores over 100 subjects and themes, including the vast baths and basilicas of ancient Rome, the wonders of medieval cathedrals in Europe, the majestic Mughal mosques of Iran and the Art Deco skyscrapers of North America. The versatility and beauty of brick is clearly demonstrated in this landmark publication.

Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local

Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local

DKK 675.00

Gülru Necipoglu, Alina Payne
Princeton University Press
9780691167282
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This lavishly illustrated volume is the first major global history of ornament from the Middle Ages to today. Crossing historical and geographical boundaries in unprecedented ways and considering the role of ornament in both art and architecture, Histories of Ornament offers a nuanced examination that integrates medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and modern Euroamerican traditions with their Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and Mesoamerican counterparts. At a time when ornament has re-emerged in architectural practice and is a topic of growing interest to art and architectural historians, the book reveals how the long history of ornament illuminates its global resurgence today.

Where Are the Women Architects?

Where Are the Women Architects?

DKK 225.00

Despina Stratigakos
Princeton University Press
9780691170138
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For a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared. Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer women become. Law and medicine, two equally demanding and traditionally male professions, have been much more successful in retaining and integrating women. So why do women still struggle to keep a toehold in architecture? Where Are the Women Architects? tells the story of women''s stagnating numbers in a profession that remains a male citadel, and explores how a new generation of activists is fighting back, grabbing headlines, and building coalitions that promise to bring about change.

The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

DKK 499.00

Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten
Gestalten
9783899555707
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The retro-futuristic epoch is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture''s history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. This book compiles radical ideas and visionary structures. The notion of utopia proves as diverse as it does universal. From exuberant master plans to singular architectural expressions, the rise of the utopian architectural movement in the 1960s and 1970s represents a critical shift in ideology away from mid-century traditionalism. This period shakes off the conformity and conventions of the 1950s in favor of a more experimental post-war agenda. Marked by groundbreaking reinterpretations of both the single family house as well as more large scale developments, the embrace of utopian and generally progressive thinking mirrored the cultural revolution of the times. These daring, charming, futuristic, and hopeful designs were not isolated to a particular part of the world. Visionary voices longing for a

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

DKK 215.00

Klaus-Jürgen Sembach
Taschen
9783836520966
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For a fruitful period between the 1880s and the First World War, European and North American culture deferred to nature. With a symphony of flowing lines and organic shapes, Art Nouveau (''New Art'') inflected architecture, design, painting, graphic work, applied arts, and illustration. This fresh TASCHEN edition considers Art Nouveau as a broad historical phenomenon with distinct local features.

Outlaw Territories - 
Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency

Outlaw Territories - Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency

DKK 449.00

Felicity D. Scott
MIT Press
9781935408734
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In Outlaw Territories, Felicity Scott traces the relation of architecture and urbanism to human unsettlement and territorial insecurity during the 1960s and 1970s. Investigating a set of responses to the growing urban unrest in the developed and developing worlds, Scott revisits an era when the discipline of architecture staked out a role in global environmental governance and the biopolitical management of populations. She describes architecture''s response to the displacement of persons brought on by migration, urbanization, environmental catastrophe, and warfare, and she traces architecture''s relationship to the material, environmental, psychological, and geopolitical transformations brought on by postindustrial technologies and neoliberal capitalism after World War II. Scott investigates and questions how and to what ends architecture and the environment came to be intimately connected to the expanded exercise of power within the shifting geopolitical frameworks at this time.

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Updated 30. April 2017