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When the excavations at Pompeii were first placed on a scholarly archaeological footing in the 19th century, brothers Fausto and Felice Niccolini were close at hand and ready to respond. Making use of the newly introduced technique of color lithography, they documented the buildings, frescos, statues, as well as the most ordinary everyday objects, of the city buried in just 24 hours by the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius and preserved for over 1,600 years under a mantle of volcanic ash. The Niccolinis' goal was to illustrate all aspects of life in the antique city. Their publication, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei ("The Houses and Monuments of Pompeii"), which was issued in installments between 1854 and 1896 in Naples, presented over 400 color plates providing not only views, maps, and groundplans of the city and its public buildings, but also offered unprecedented access to Pompeii's private residences. They revealed the astonishing painted wall decorations that adorned these long-buried abodes, their intricate works of art, and the practical utensils of everyday use, conjuring up a vivid picture of each house as a real domestic space. In total, the plates illustrated more than 1,000 items, each extensively specified and located for the first time, making the publication a major reference in Pompeii research. In addition, "animated" representations visualized daily life in Pompeii's workshops, taverns, and shops, on its public squares, and in its temples, theaters, and baths. This meticulous facsimile revives the Niccolinis' extraordinary achievement with all color plates and two introductory essays setting the project in its contemporary context and presenting the historical protagonists of the Vesuvian excavations. In addition, we explore the remarkable influence exerted by Pompeian art-and by the haunting plaster casts made of victims of the eruption-on the visual arts. Across painting, sculpture, and interior design, we trace the Pompeii legacy in the work of Robert Adam, Anton Raphael Mengs, Angelika Kaufmann, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Pablo Picasso, and Giorgio de Chirico, right through to recent masters Duane Hanson and George Segal.
This classic survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods. The heart of the study, however, lies in the architecture and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman High Baroque, when Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona were all at work under a series of enlightened popes. Wittkower's text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and substantial new bibliography. This edition will also include color illustrations for the first time. This is the second book in the three volume survey.
When Prince Albert died in 1861 at the age of forty-two, his wife Queen Victoria followed this tragic event by an elaborate mourning period in which she surrounded herself as well as her people with memorials of the Prince Consort. Of these, the three most elaborate, the Albert Memorial Chapel, the Royal Mausoleum and the National Memorial to the Prince Consort, all included mosaic decoration. In close connection to current architectural theories such as polychromy or the ideal of the complete decoration as well as the research and experimentation that was carried out with and about the medium mosaic, the memorial mosaics were planned and designed. The medium Queen Victoria chose for these monuments served to underline and strengthen the image of Prince Albert that she created and through this also helped to secure her own claim to power as female sovereign. This book presents an overview of the history of mosaic in England up to the 1860s and a detailed description of the processes of planning and creating the mosaics. Queen Victorias memorial program as a whole will be described and compared to contemporary mourning rituals as well as British precedents for initiating similar cults.
Historically, in the old architecture of Qatar, the urban development of cities and villages was based on the creation of agglomerations of housing units. These agglomerations were the essence of traditional Qatari architecture which can be defined as architecture of social values, derived from a combination of different factors such as religion, privacy, and the extended family. After the discovery of oil, Qatar became a wealthy country and saw the introduction of a new modern language which did not reflect the vernacular architecture. The purpose of this book is to tell the history of Qatari architecture through the description of old cities and villages, public buildings and domestic spaces declared as cultural heritage. Following a multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes sociological aspects, it examines the architecture of individual houses, and also structural materials used for their construction, in addition to those of palaces, funerary monuments, and mosques. The drawings depict the best examples of Qatari architecture. The text, easy and relatively concise, is comprehensive and complete enough even for students of architecture.
"This extremely informative guide should prove useful even to those well acquainted with the University of Virginia campus. Other visitors to Charlottesville can rely upon it to guide them on a thoughtful inspection of Jefferson's last great architectural work." -- "Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians"
This is a text born out of defiance. Often, architecture books that are conceived in universities and that collate the results of this or that lecturer's teachings do not succeed in arousing any real interest from the architecturally-minded public, and even less from insiders. These are exercises and examples that are more concerned with expressing correct positions than with venturing into unfathomed terrain. This volume, rather, aims to take up the challenge of simplifying the texts as much as possible and maximising the seductiveness of the images, turning educational experimentation into a story displaying architecture inspired by novels. It is not a question of illustrating books, but of reviving stories and spaces that are related to them, and that no one has ever seen as urban and landscape environments. This text has deliberately omitted notes and captions on the designs, to help the reader perceive them in a more fluid and immediate manner and to take the reader directly to the centre of worlds unknown.
The relationship between politics and the public relations industry is controversial and, at times, polemic. However, one component of this relationship that has yet to be investigated is the role of architecture. Arguing for a fundamental reconfiguration of our understanding of 'political architecture', this book suggests it is not only a question of constructed buildings, but equally a case of mediated imagery. Considered through examples of architecture as a backdrop for photo shoots by politicians in the democracies of the United States and the United Kingdom, this book suggests these images give us both a better understanding of recent developments in the Western political economy and the architectural and urban developments of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. Using case studies of Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, this book represents a ground-breaking triangular analysis that will be essential reading for scholars in architecture, politics, media and communication studies.
Impressive photographs by Stefan Boness convey the unique atmosphere of Asmara as a living museum of modernity. Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, has one of the most extensive surviving ensembles of modernist architecture in the world. To this day, the influence of the former colonial power of Italy from the early 20th century remains visible. Many of the buildings, erected in the futuristic, expressionist, cubist or rationalistic style have been preserved and dominate the cityscape of Asmara. In 2017 UNESCO made the city a World Heritage Site in recognition of its outstanding modernist architecture. New, changed and revised edition of Asmara The Frozen City (2006). Text in English and German.
A photo-led coffee-table compendium of 50 buildings and structures that have helped to create the Wales we know today. Written by architectural historian Greg Stevenson, with images by acclaimed photographer David Wilson, the book explores the idea of identity as expressed through a nation's 'bricks and mortar'. There are even a couple of buildings outside of Wales, a couple that have been lost, and one that moves every year to a different location.
Since the early times of travelling architecture does constitute an important force of attraction and a vital element in marketing. Until today destinations try to increase their market positions by means of the development and restoration of the built environment. However, architecture is characterised by an enduring presence with impacts on visitors and residents alike. Hence, on a sustainable basis it needs to chime with place and situation. Where modesty might be suitable for one destination, spectacular architecture could be a transformation catalyst or unique selling proposition for another. Destination developers have to be aware of the local requirements as well as the reciprocal relationship between the modern practice of tourism and the built environment. To address the complexity of architectural tourism, throughout the book this topic is subject of a controversial discussion and approached with a contextual and interdisciplinary view.
Paris is the most personal of cities. There is a Paris for the medievalist, and another for the modernist-a Paris for expatriates, philosophers, artists, romantics, and revolutionaries of every stripe. James H. S. McGregor brings these multiple perspectives into focus throughout this concise, unique history of the City of Light. His panorama begins with an ancient Gallic fortress on the Seine, burned to the ground by its own defenders in a vain effort to starve out Caesar's legions. After ninth-century raids by the Vikings ended, Parisians expanded the walls of their tiny sanctuary on the Ile de la Cite, turning the river's right bank into a thriving commercial district and the Rive Gauche into a college town. Gothic spires expressed a taste for architectural novelty, matched only by the palaces and pleasure gardens of successive monarchs whose ingenuity made Paris the epitome of everything French. The fires of Revolution threatened all that had come before, but Baron Haussmann saw opportunity in the wreckage. No planned city in the world is more famous than his. Paris from the Ground Up allows readers to trace the city's evolution in its architecture and art-from the Roman arena to the Musee d'Orsay, from the Louvre's defensive foundations to I. M. Pei's transparent pyramids. Color maps, along with identifying illustrations, make the city accessible to visitors by foot, Metro, or riverboat.
An extra-large (37 7/16 x 49 5/8") adult colouring poster by the artist Victor Escandell. Colour and dive into the details of one of the masterpieces of 20th century architecture, Casa MIla (also known as La Pedrera) by famous architect Gaudi in Barcelona. Poster is folded, wrapped in cardboard with a spine and shrink wrapped.
How do digital photography and Photoshop influence the representation of architecture? "Fiction & Fabrication" assembles fascinating contemporary photographic works from all over the world. From fictional constructions to real buildings which sometimes seem more fantastic than fiction, the works show an impressive portrait of contemporary architecture and the urban landscape that surrounds us. An exciting change is currently taking place in architecture photography: apparently neutral, realistic illustrations are giving way to the creation of an individual reality. New techniques permit unusual angles and perspectives, and digital processing allows for the manipulation of reality. Fine artists have long discovered the formal language of architecture as a subject. By means of a wide range of contemporary artworks this volume shows the visual bandwidth which architecture photography demonstrates in our post-digital age. With works by: Doug Aitken, Thomas Demand, Filip Dujardin, Roland Fischer, Andreas Gursky, Edgar Martins, Erwin Olaf, Hans Op de Beeck, Bas Princen, Thomas Ruff, Philipp Schaerer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall and many more.
"The Architects' Handbook" provides a comprehensive range of visual and technical information covering the great majority of building types likely to be encountered by architects, designers, building surveyors and others involved in the construction industry. It is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples.
Including over 300 case studies, the Handbook is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. It includes:
- a brief introduction to the key design considerations for each
- numerous plans, sections and elevations for the building
- references to key technical standards and design
- a comprehensive bibliography for most building types
The book also includes sections on designing for accessibility,
drawing practice, and metric and imperial conversion tables.
To browse sample pages please see http: //www.blackwellpublishing.com/architectsdata
At the end of the Second World War, Italian architects began to pay increasing attention to examples imported from the United States, with the 'American model' becoming a reference for many Italian designers, planners, and critics. Post-war US intervention in Italy provided ample institutional support for the dissemination of models and ideas concerning architecture. This effort manifested itself through housing programs, publications, exhibitions, and exchanges between scholars, engineers, and architects. Nevertheless, the relationship between Italy and the United States remained, in many respects, inconclusive, as circulation and adoption of American models were subjected to alteration, often faced resistance, or were used for their potential ideological implications. This book questions how effective the circulation of US-originated knowledge was: regarding the Italian-American exchange, identifying what was exported from America is as interesting and significant as recognizing what was received or rejected. It reconsiders the means and effects of the circulation of cultural and formal models between the two countries, analyzes the way in which these models were developed in one context and then modified when transferred to a new one, and examines the fortune of this cultural exchange in terms of circulation, amplification, simplification and misinterpretation. This investigation into the Italian-American exchange in architecture and planning is situated in the larger context of post-war dissemination and diffusion of American cultural models.
This is a special limited two volume edition compiled by Frdric Edelmann. In the Chinese City illustrates the history of urban China, from its acceleration over the 20th century to its metamorphosis over the last decade. It also explores 8 contemporary cities, including Beijing and Shanghai. Positions draws a portrait of the new generation of Chinese architects, through over 40 remarkable architectonic projects, from 2003 to 2008. These architects are making their mark within the backdrop of world class architecture stars like Koolhaas, Herzog et De Meuron, Foster, Andreu....
Building Happiness discusses the nature of happiness within our built environment. In association with Building Futures, the book includes ideas and debates informed by architects such as Herman Hertzberger and Aldo van Eyck, with these brought up to date through the work of contemporary architects and commentators. The nature of our environment and how we use it and how we are conditioned by it is considered in detail, particularly the ways this affects our sense of wellbeing or happiness. Is this a personal feeling or is it how space is used in our community that constructs happiness? Is it green eco-houses, traditional cottages or 1970s modernism that makes you happy? Building Happiness comprises both short commentaries and longer essays concerned with the impact of our built environment. The book also provides a visual representation of the themes addressed through evocative illustrations, sketches and photography. With an introduction contributions by architectural and social critics such as Jeremy Till, Shami Chakrabarti, and Kirsty Wark, as well as commentaries from Glenda Jackson and prestigious architects and artists such as Richard Rogers and Richard Wentworth, amongst others.
This volume looks at nineteen of the most striking and famous works from the much-lauded Swiss architecture firm Bearth & Deplazes Architects. Bearth & Deplazes Architects have labored over an eclectic mix of projects, including the Gantenbein Winery in Flasch, the oKK insurance firm headquarters, and the courtroom in Bellinzona, which is well known for its unique ceiling. In "Amurs," the architects of the firm pick their personal favorites from Bearth & Deplazes's portfolio. Each building is presented in lush, large-format photography, and the Swiss writer Iso Camartin has contributed an introductory essay that provides a comprehensive introduction to the architects' careers.
The architectural inventory documents all the structures of the Sacred Centre of Vijayanagara, the great ruined Hindu capital on the Tungabhadra River in central Karnataka. The Sacred Centre is of outstanding interest from the historical and religious point of view, since it is the oldest part of the Vijayanagara site, with shrines dating back to the ninth century AD. With the establishment of the capital by the Sangamas in the fourteenth century, it was the Sacred Centre that was first developed, with much building activity occurring around the Virupaksha sanctuary in Hampi. As the capital expanded under the Sangamas and Tuluvas in the course of the fifteenth and first half of the sixteenth centuries, other significant religious monuments were establishmed in the Sacred Centre, especially in the urban quarters of Hampi, Krishnapura, Achyutapura and Vitthalapura. Scattered along the south bank of the Tungabhadra over a distance of some 5 km, these monuments fully illustrate the evolution of the Vijayanagara architectural style. The inventory is based on more than twenty years of fieldwork conducted by teams of architects and art historians under the guidance of the authors. It describes more than 400 structures, ranging from large-scale temple complexes, such as those dedicated to Virupaksha, Balakrishna, Tiruvengalanatha and Vitthala, to simpler and smaller shrines consecrated to a variety of deities, as well as mandapas, gateways, water features and other structures, most of which are reproduced here for the first time. The architectural descriptions, location maps, measured drawings and photographs are divided into three volumes.
Steve Fitch is among America's most well-known chroniclers of the American West since the days of Easy Rider. He has been photographing examples of the West's changing vernacular landscape and vanishing roadside landmarks for more than 40 years. In his new book, he presents both the ancient and the modern by way of petroglyphs, neon motel signs and hand-painted business signs, drive-in movie theater screens, and radio and cell towers. All of them are now endangered because of the advent of the Interstate Highway System and corporate franchises. In this fascinating and comprehensive account, we are able to join in Fitch's expansive journey, truly an odyssey, as represented in the book's 120 unforgettable photographs, all sequenced to mimic the open road-both during day and night. Fitch explains the project in his informative introduction, in which, interestingly, he suggests that the petroglyphs of the ancient Pueblo people have endured far better and longer than anything made during the last sixty years. Curator Toby Jurovics, in his insightful concluding essay, positions Fitch's work in relation to that of the practitioners of the photographic style known as the "New Topographics" and Fitch's own view of photography as a visual form of cultural anthropology. Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landmarks is sure to become a modern-day classic, a book that will be all the more revered as America and Americans move farther away from the highways of the past. That economy and roadside culture are vanishing like endangered species, but Fitch was along for the ride. In sharing that past, he has been witness to his own form of historic preservation.
Abstract is the yearly publication of work and research from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester. Abstract 2018 extends a familiar narrative: multiple, interspersed covers and wire-o-binding allow readers to choose their own sequence and a sticker sheet encourages further customization. Beyond the cover, student work continues to populate spreads with ample breathing room. But the visuals are now supplemented with concise descriptions, ideas, and questions. The ever-evolving relationship between the School's print and digital worlds is the focus of a new section of yellow half-page inserts, which preserve a selection of other-wise fleeting social media moments in print: hashtag-worthy quotes, studding #GSAPPtravels posts, and even a selfie of Dean Amale Andraos and Ai Weiwei.
AUDC's first book captures three moments in modern culture that offer glimpses into our increasingly perverse relationship to architecture, cities, and objects. "Ether" explores the Los Angeles telecom hotel, One Wilshire; a 39 story building of utter banality and complete mystery. "The Stimulus Progression" examines the strange story of the Muzak Corporation and the invention of a culture of horizontality. "Quartzsite, Arizona" visits a desert town of 3,000 people that swells to over 1 million residents every summer when modern nomads in Recreational Vehicles descend upon in it in hordes. This book is a lively mix of philosophy, photography, architectural drawings and models, and new media.
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