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The Architectural Guides from the tried and trusted Reimer Verlag series are readable, clearly set out and in a handy format. For all their brevity, the texts are informative and critical, a considerable achievement. These guides do not only line out the more or less famous ensembles, places, and buildings but also lead the way to little-known treasures, details, inner courts and gardens. The buildings are documented with informative texts, up-to-date photos, and ground plans. The layout according to tours of city districts, maps and detailed indices make orientation easy, even for strangers to the city.
This lively guidebook surveys four hundred buildings within the Atlanta metropolitan area--from the sleek marble and glass of the Coca-Cola Tower to the lancet arches and onion domes of the Fox Theater, from the quiet stateliness of Roswell's antebellum mansions to the art-deco charms of the Varsity grill. Published in conjunction with the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects, it combines historical, descriptive, and critical commentary with more than 250 photographs and area maps.
As the book makes clear, Atlanta has two faces: the "Traditional City," striving to strike a balance between the preservation of a valuable past and the challenge of modernization, and also the "Invisible Metropolis," a decentralized city shaped more by the isolated ventures of private business than by public intervention. Accordingly, the city's architecture reflects a dichotomy between the northern-emulating boosterism that made Atlanta a boom town and the genteel aesthetic more characteristic of its southern locale. The city's recent development continues the trend; as Atlanta's workplaces become increasingly "high-tech," its residential areas remain resolutely traditional.
In the book's opening section, Dana White places the different stages of Atlanta's growth--from its beginnings as a railroad town to its recent selection as the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics--in their social, cultural, and economic context; Isabelle Gournay then analyzes the major urban and architectural trends from a critical perspective. The main body of the book consists of more than twenty architectural tours organized according to neighborhoods or districts such as Midtown, Druid Hills, West End, Ansley Park, and Buckhead.
The buildings described and pictured capture the full range of architectural styles found in the city. Here are the prominent new buildings that have transformed Atlanta's skyline and neighborhoods: Philip John and John Burgee's revivalist IBM Tower, John Portman's taut Westin Peachtree Plaza, and Richard Meier's gleaming, white-paneled High Museum of Art, among others. Here too are landmarks from another era, such as the elegant residences designed in the early twentieth century by Neel Reid and Philip Shutze, two of the first Atlanta-based architects to achieve national prominence. Included as well are the eclectic skyscrapers near Five Points, the postmodern office clusters along Interstate 285, and the Victorian homes of Inman Park.
Easy-to-follow area maps complement the descriptive entries and photographs; a bibliography, glossary, and indexes to buildings and architects round out the book. Whether first-time visitors or lifelong residents, readers will find in these pages a wealth of fascinating information about Atlanta's built environment.
A milestone in modern thought, "Space, Time and Architecture" has been reissued many times since its first publication in 1941 and translated into half a dozen languages. In this revised edition of Mr. Giedion's classic work, major sections have been added and there are 81 new illustrations.
The chapters on leading contemporary architects have been greatly expanded. There is new material on the later development of Frank Lloyd Wright and the more recent buildings of Walter Gropius, particularly his American Embassy in Athens. In his discussion of Le Corbusier, Mr. Giedion provides detailed analyses of the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Le Corbusier's only building in the United States, and his Priory of La Tourette near Lyons. There is a section on his relations with his clients and an assessment of his influence on contemporary architecture, including a description of the Le Corbusier Center in Zurich (designed just before his death], which houses his works of art. The chapters on Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto have been brought up to date with examples of their buildings in the sixties. There is an entirely new chapter on the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, whose work, as exemplified in his design for the Sydney Opera House, Mr. Giedion considers representative of post-World War II architectural concepts.
A new essay, "Changing Notions of the City," traces the evolution of the structure of the city throughout history and examines current attempts to deal with urban growth, as shown in the work of such architects as Jose Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, and Fumihiko Maki. Mr. Sert's Peabody Terrace is discussed as an example of the interlocking of the collective and individual spheres. Finally, the conclusion has been enlarged to include a survey of the limits of the organic in architecture.
Celebrate the thrill of the open road and the quirkiness and beauty of California, Oregon, and Washington with this illustrated postcard set that showcases West Coast road trips. Inspired by The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas, this fun postcard book contains 32 illustrated postcards, 2 each of 16 designs with quintessentially West Coast scenes and Chandler O'Leary's signature custom hand-lettering. Perfect for your next road trip, bring this postcard deck along to mail cards from the road to your family and friends. Beautifully illustrated, images include illustrated maps, nature, ocean, and city scenes, plus oddball roadside attractions and vintage neon signs. Postcards can be used for mailing, framing, or gift tags.
From ancient and classical masterpieces to contemporary, cutting-edge buildings, architecture has defined our world throughout history. Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture: The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits. For everyone who has ever wished for greater insight into the art of building design, Architecture: The Whole Story provides the analytical tools to appreciate to the fullest the variety of architectural achievement and the built environment in the world.
This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present. It includes case studies of the Habsburg Empire and German colonialism in Africa, Asian case studies of (post)colonial India and the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, China and French Indochina, and a special discussion on 20th-century Cambodia and the temples of Angkor. The themes examined range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration. Taken together, they offer an overview of historical processes spanning two centuries of institutional practices, wherein the concept of cultural heritage was appropriated both by political regimes and for UNESCO World Heritage agendas.
Classic work by the great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions about the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. Timeless observations are required reading for architects, students and lovers of architecture. This authoritative edition includes reproductions of the 14 original plates of Ruskin's superb drawings of architectural details from such structures as the Doge's Palace in Venice, the Cathedral of St.-Lo, Giotto's Campanile in Florence and the Cathedral of Rouen.
Includes articles on architecture, cultural history, the 'Luxury debate' in the eighteenth century, Rousseau, and the manuscript of The Life of John Wilkes with commentary and contextualisation.
This collection is the continuation of the series which began with "MYNY" in 2008. The series provides primers on life in international metropolitan centres. The volume focuses on 44 photographs taken by the Stuttgart architect and urban planner Joerg Esefeld between 1987 and 1988 and 53 photographs taken by the Moscow photographer and graphic artist, Sascho Neroslavsky, between 2003 to 2009. Joerg Esefeld captures scenes from the transitional period of Glasnost and Perestroilka. His photographs document solitary architectural structures in the urban fabric of the crumbling Soviet capital. Sascho Neroslaysky's photographs foreground the erosion of architectural scale. In his photographs, the large scale proclamations of the new consumerism have ousted the appeal of socialism. Here the traditional architecture is sometimes obscured beyond recognition. Inspired by the collection of photographs, a diverse set of authors have written personal stories from their everyday life experiences. They depict scenes which have left an impression on them and which manifest the uniqueness of life in Moscow. This title features 59 texts, sketches and drawings by different authors (artists, musicians, architects, politicians and photographers).
CHANDIGARH RETHINK captures the rich, ongoing discourse on radically transforming urbanities within the Global South with specific reference to India's social, historical, economic and cultural repositioning. It examines urban edge figures and their rural grounds -- relevant not just to Chandigarh, but also to cities in general -- while suggesting narrative strategies via provocative design studio design work. These introspections are framed within themed contributions from a globally recognized group of scholars who represent the diverse disciplines of architecture, planning, urban design, landscape ecologies and the humanities. As a topical publication on global urbanities transforming a signature urban project, CHANDIGARH RETHINK anticipates the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (blc) program and SARUP's efforts to uniquely aligning urban research, pedagogy and critical design practice towards examining global urbanities that continue to defy normative urban analysis. Beyond serving as an exemplar for globally aware architectural schools nationwide and beyond, it is also directed to serve as an instructive primer for design students and instructors examining global urban sites.
Sauerbruch and Hutton are unique among contemporary architects in their redefinition of colour as an essential material of architecture. The polychromatic treatment of their buildings created over the past twenty years reflect and concentrate the colours, forms and energies of the contemporary city. Simultaneously image and sculpture, ornament and text, they allow the complex technical reality of a building to disappear behind a powerful aesthetic experience. Beside Sauerbruch Hutton's renowned buildings such as the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, the Federal Environmental Agency Dessau or Munich's Brandhorst Museum, this book also shows their more recent work. Highlighting the sensual force of colour, Noshe's vibrant photographs reveal the architects' search for the expression of an architecture of sustainability that transcends both technical perfection and energy-efficient performance. Words by Jonathan Glancey, Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch complement the photographs.
This book offers an explanation of why scale models are important to the design process. Albert Smith takes the reader through the history and significance of models in architecture from the magic of the Egyptian scale model to the present day. Through this description of the relationship between architecture and the scale model, Smith demonstrates the most effective process between concept and 'machine', between the idea and the final building. The great value of this book is to reveal the nature of the scale model and to unlock the tremendous potential of this design tool as a thinking and communicative advice. His chronological analysis goes on from Egypt through Rome to the relationship between the Greek paradigm scale model and then on to Medieval and Renaissance models. It concludes with the models of the Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, the Russian Constructivists, the American architect Louis Khan and finally looks at the role of scale models in the present day through the work of the Polish/American architect Daniel Libeskind and the American Frank Gehry.
Lifting the lid on London, Spectacular Vernacular reveals the stories behind its 100 strangest and most enigmatic buildings. Some are open to the public, if you know who to ask. Others remain strictly off-limits, thus heightening the sense of mystery surrounding them. But many are so familiar that few of us ever stop to consider just how curious they are. In the heart of Kensington, for example, a 300ft tower attracts few glances that even most locals don't know it's there. South of the river the city's widest building at nearly 1,000ft has been favourably compared to the Winter Palace at St Petersburg. And in Chelsea a medieval hall, once home to a king and moved brick by brick from the City to excape demolition, is now being remodelled as London's largest private house. Elsewhere one finds an arts centre built of old shipping containers, a Victiorian explorer lying dead in a tent, literally acres of secret undergound government offices, even a private tunnel used for running cable-cars under the Thames. Think you know London? Well, it's time to reconsider.
Throughout Europe, GOLDBECK stands for elementary construction with a system. In its 50-year history, the Bielefeld, Germany based construction firm has set benchmarks in the construction of logistics halls and multi-storey car parks, the development of office buildings and construction-related services, in building management and as a front-runner in digitalisation. This book presents not only the extraordinary range of the GOLDBECK portfolio, but also the impressive story of this second-generation family business. For company founder Ortwin Goldbeck, "Building is one of the supreme disciplines, because it shapes people's perceived environment." In other words, the buildings in which we live inform our everyday experience. GOLDBECK also applies the inverse rule: the experience and requirements of users and residents are the guiding principle for planning and construction. GOLDBECK excels in realising highly individual buildings with the system components of its own production. This GOLDBECK book presents a selection of the most remarkable GOLDBECK buildings through outstanding photography. Up-to-date image spreads and interviews provide first-hand insight into the people and values behind the firm. Discover the innovative solutions that have characterised the company's history and explore the concepts and technologies that will determine the future of building. SELLING POINTS: The world of GOLDBECK construction, vividly presented for professionals and amateurs Attractive design and impressive architectural photography 160 colour and 10 b/w photographs
A Little Bit of Beijing is an architectural graphic novel focused on contemporary Beijing and contains three volumes: Sanlitun, 798 Art District and Nanluoguxiang. It can be best described as a record of a moment in time in the lives of the three areas. The life of each area is documented through the use of architectural-style drawings featuring cut away rooftops, comic book stylized drawings that explore the details inside the buildings, and stories showcasing how people live, work, and visit these spaces. It was awarded the title of "the most beautiful book of China."
Exploring this much-loved public park reveals its story. In the Middle Ages, Gunnersbury belonged to the powerful mistress of a medieval king. Prosperous Tudor merchants and City aldermen followed; its first transformation saw the building of a huge Palladian mansion with formal gardens around 1660. After years of neglect it was reborn as a centre of Georgian society; a merchant politician and art collector and then a Hanoverian princess each softened the landscape and built follies. In 1800 the mansion was demolished and development plots sold off; two neighbouring villas emerged which still survive. From 1835 one was home to the banking family who eventually reunited the estate, and this building is now the Gunnersbury Park Museum. Gunnersbury was opened as a public park in 1926. This book marks the completion of the recent and extensive conservation programme - its 21st century transformation - in the lead-up to the Park centenary. Published to coincide with the Gunnersbury Park Museum's reopening in spring/summer 2018. Gunnersbury Park receives 30,000-40,000 visitors per year, and this is expected to rise to as many as 1 million visitors per year after the renovation and conservation programme is completed.
How Berlin captivated Hitler's imagination, and how he sought to redesign the city to align with his obsessions and ambitions From his first visit to Berlin in 1916, Hitler was preoccupied and fascinated by Germany's great capital city. In this vivid and entirely new account of Hitler's relationship with Berlin, Thomas Friedrich explores how Hitler identified with the city, how his political aspirations were reflected in architectural aspirations for the capital, and how Berlin surprisingly influenced the development of Hitler's political ideas. A leading expert on the twentieth-century history of Berlin, Friedrich employs new and little-known German sources to track Hitler's attitudes and plans for the city. Even while he despised both the cosmopolitan culture of the Weimar Republic and the profound Jewish influence on the city, Hitler was drawn to the grandiosity of its architecture and its imperial spirit. He dreamed of transforming Berlin into a capital that would reflect his autocracy, and he used the city for such varied purposes as testing his anti-Semitic policies and demonstrating the might of the Third Reich. Illuminating Berlin's burdened years under Nazi subjection, Friedrich offers new understandings of Hitler and his politics, architectural views, and artistic opinions.
Experience and learn about London's dynamic skyline with this bold, beautiful accordion book. From St. Pauls's to the Shard, London's skyline is one of its most memorable features. Now you can see it unfold in this fun and durable keepsake created by Yoni Alter. Printed in the magnetic bold colors that Alter is known for, this accordion book opens into a stunning silhouette of the city's most prominent buildings, arranged in chronological order. Printed on the reverse side is a timeline with descriptions of each structure. Alter's works of urban geometry have earned him a huge international following and this book is the perfect vehicle for his visually striking style. Perfect for planning a trip to London, or recollecting a recent visit, this smartly constructed recreation of the city's skyline is as illuminating as it is charming.
In eleven pointed and sometimes provocative conversations, the author - an architect and professor of architecture - tries to use a critique of contemporary urban planning to develop principles for re-establishing the discipline. In seven programmatic projects, he shows how these principles can be implemented in urban fragments and what a fresh start of that kind can look like, as high-quality craftsmanship. Both the conversations and the projects envisage a calm modern city which can measure itself against the historic city, is materially and culturally sustainable, and can provide a home for our multifaceted society.
Since the beginning of the century, the field of architecture has fervently turned its attention to documenting the contemporary urban condition. Every city been has been examined as a repository of architectural concepts, scrutinized as an urban manifesto, and recorded as a series of found objects. The Ordinary articulates a potential genealogy for this practice and for the genre of books derived from it. Organized around conversations with the authors of three seminal texts that document the city-Denise Scott Brown's Learning from Las Vegas (1972), Rem Koolhaas's Delirious New York (1978), and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's Made in Tokyo (2001)-this volume traces the history of these "books on cities" by examining the material they recorded, the findings they established, the arguments they advanced, and the projects they promoted. These conversations also question the assumptions underlying this practice and whether in its ubiquity it still remains a space of opportunity.
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