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21st Century Design: New Design Icons from Mass Market to Avant- Garde
A fully comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the contemporary design landscape, 21st Century Design guides the reader through the often bewildering array of contemporary movements, styles and trends and identifying the most important designers working in the world today as well as the projects that are pivot-points for the future of design. Intelligently and provocatively written, it places the contemporary scene in a historic framework and explores the cultural and technological forces shaping design now and in the future. The text explains the vigorous debates under way in - and between - areas including architectur...
A Decade of Art and Architecture 1992-2002
For the last ten years the ICA has taught classical architecture and design to a new generation of practitioners, contributing to an exciting body of contemporary work showcased in this exquisite book. A portfolio of projects that vary in size, scope, and budget, it is a unique resource for professionals and public alike.
A Gentleman's Refuge: A Work by Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster receives an invite from a dear friend, a horse lover (and for this reason a 'knight') to re-design, decorate and buy artworks for a 'shelter', a villa, starting the job from scratch. For Anthony Foster, the task provides an opportunity to work in complete freedom, having a dialogue with the linguistic variety of our times, free from any obligation with respect to periods and genres. The result is a structured space, which is at the same time eccentric and fluid, characterised by a clear atmosphere and a simple formality, classic in terms of symmetry, layout and brightness. The majority of the artworks ...
A House in Town: 22 Arlington Street, Its Owners and Builders
This book tells the story of 22 Arlington Street, the great town house designed by William Kent for Henry Pelham in the 1740s. Prints, drawings, plans and photographs enhance the book's documentary value. Very good condition with dustwrapper. Out of Print.
A Lyric Architecture: Selected Works of John Malick & Associates: New Classicist...
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, the classically trained architects of John Malick and Associates draw from numerous historical styles, including English Arts and Crafts, Mediterranean, and Georgian Colonial. Each project reflects the spirit of a unique time and place, while also addressing current needs and budgets. The projects featured in this monograph abandon the modern idiom and return to a time when buildings reflected noble achievements, pastoral visions, and sacred resonances. They embrace construction methods that revive the lost art of craftsmanship. Time-tested materials and picturesque det...
A.W.N.Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was one of the most influential architects and designers of the 19th century. He pioneered an appreciation of medieval art and architecture and established in his polemical writings and design manuals the principles upon which the 19th-century Gothic Revival was based. His ideas were adopted and developed by followers as diverse as William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright. Pugin virtually invented modern concepts of interior and industrial design. A master in the use of colour, pattern and ornament, with no fear of modern technology, he was also a prolific product designer, creati...
Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect
A leading exponent of classical architecture, Allan Greenberg has drawn on a vast knowledge of ancient styles in the design of his illustrious list of projects. His work is renowned for its historically styled facades, its classical detail, and the highest level of craftsmanship. This monograph celebrates Greenberg's esteemed career by showcasing in-depth his private houses, apartments, university buildings and civic buildings that demonstrate his lifelong commitment to traditional styles, unparalleled quality and decorative expression.
An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams: The Americans who Revived the Country House in...
To a modern visitor nothing will seem more British than a classic country house like Cliveden or Leeds Castle. But the truth is actually very different. That such fabulous places exist in their present form – or in the case of, say, Blenheim, survive in the ownership of the family – is as much as anything down to American money and taste. Now, for the first time, Clive Aslet’s magnificent book reveals the extent of this remarkable phenomenon. Covering eighteen Americans and their houses – from the captivating May Goelet and Floors Castle in Scotland to the big game hunter Willie James and West Dean Park on th...
An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau
An indispensable reference source for anyone with an interest in period styles of furniture and decoration, this renowned book comprises a complete survey of domestic interiors portrayed in art from the ancient world to the late 19th century. Available again after some years out of print, it presents a wonderfully rich collection of pictures of a type seldom reproduced anywhere. Around 400 paintings and watercolours from all over Europe, Russia and America record with faithful accuracy rooms of all periods and their contents: the furniture, fabrics, carpets, pictures and wall-coverings. A classic text goes beyond schola...
Andrea Palladio: The Architect in His Time
This is an excellent book on Andrea Palladio. The author has done extensive research on the famous renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio. The author goes into more detail than I wanted to know but nevertheless, extensive and detailed information was provided on Palladio's clients. The author did a good job of analyzing the influences of architects such as Vitruvius, Raphael, Serlio & Sanmicheli. This book takes you on the journey thru Palladio's career covering his early works from Vicenza to Venice to include his palaces, civic buildings (Basilica), churches (San Giorgio Maggiore) & villas (Villa Rotunda). The author ...
Architec tural Design Sketchbook 2: The Systems of Proportion
In order to have a great place, one must create architecture that embodies the best traditions of design through proportion, material selection, and architecture style. Classical details combined with clean lines and artful form brings the art in architecture, merging tradition with contemporary design concepts. Proportion, scale, and composition are key concepts in architectural design. Through massing studies and mathematical calculations, including the Golden Ratio, the architecture and decorative details seen in this highly illustrated book seamlessly join discipline and functionality with artistry. Rigorous studies...
Architect's Dream Houses
In this sumptuously illustrated volume, architect Jean-Claude Delorme explores ten exceptional houses constructed by the precursors and pioneers of twentieth-century architecture. Each of these extraordinary residences is utterly unique and affirms the strong individual vision of its creator. Ranging from the iconoclastic house Sir John Soane built for himself in London in the 1790s to the austere yet dramatic villa Adalberto Libera constructed for writer Curzio Malaparte atop a rocky spur on Capri in the 1930s, Architects' Dream Houses tells the compelling stories of these dwellings, of the visionaries who conceived th...
Architectural Colour in British Interiors, 1615-1840
This study of architectural colour in British interiors between 1615 and 1840 uses information from documentary sources and data obtained from technical investigation of work by architects of the period. It considers the move from the drabness of the 1600s to the exotic colours of the early 1800s. Excellent condition in slipcase.
Architectural Details Sketchbook Volume 1: The Virtues of Divine Proportion
This richly illustrated book is a must-have visual study for design practitioners wanting to disentangle various design styles and learn how artisanal traditions can fuse with contemporary architectural and decorative motifs. Offering a wide-ranging collection of striking, full-colour, detailed sketches and illustrations, including comparison studies, diagrams of traditional patterns and strong geometric designs, this impressive volume shows how recognised signatures and refined systems of proportion work across various architectural styles. The rigorous research for this title depicts examples of architectural illu...
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis D.K. Ching
The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.    (∗∗∗If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may ha...
Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line
A richly detailed history of the baronial splendor of the Philadelphia Main Line estate Ardrossan and of the Montgomery family who built it. Real-life American counterparts of the Granthams of Downton Abbey, the Montgomerys are best known as the family on which Philip Barry based his 1939 play, The Philadelphia Story, featuring Katharine Hepburn who also starred in the later Hollywood film. The Montgomerys entertained in the grand manner, hosting fox hunts and dinner dances. Guests included diplomat W. Averell Harriman; First Lady Edith Roosevelt; and famed vaudevillians the Duncan sisters. Essentially unaltered sinc...
Arts and Crafts Architecture
For about three decades at the turn of the century, Arts and Crafts architecture and the theories behind it caught the attention of the Western world as the Gothic revival was set on a new and vigorous course by the ideas of Pugin, Ruskin and Morris. Looking back to an idealised medieval world in which the artist was also a craftsman, they opposed the inhumanity of the Industrial Revolution and showed the way to a new future in which the Gothic spirit could serve people's needs. A whole generation of architects, artists and craftsmen was inspired by their ideals of truth to tradition, to materials and to function to cre...
Authentic Design: Lauren Rottet and Rottet Studio
This book features the work of Lauren Rottet over the past fifteen years and includes the interiors of houses, apartments, hotels, and design studio offices in the wide range of styles at which Rottet Studio is adept, from elegant Modernism to Beaux-Arts classicism. Rottet-designed spaces are artfully curated living/working spaces that transcend their formal use and become places in which people ponder, experience, and are inspired. These environments, though immediately beautiful to the eye, are not meant to be one-moment impacts and instead are designed to reveal themselves over time. Above all, her elegant, contempor...
Baldassare Longhena and Venetian Baroque Architecture
This fascinating book offers the first comprehensive study in English of Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682), the indispensable architect of the Venetian Baroque. While Longhena's legacy is most visible in his iconic Madonna della Salute, the 17th-century basilica devoted to the Virgin Mary in gratitude for Venice's deliverance from the plague, and in the Pesaro and Rezzonico palaces along the Grand Canal, he created a plethora of other works over the course of a career that spanned half a century. Andrew Hopkins's lucid and thought-provoking text considers the full span of Longhena's illustrious career, from his monumental...
Bali: Sustainable Visions
Discover how visionary architects and designers are pioneering a new, environmentally sustainable style of tropical living. Justly famous for its artistic expressions, Balinese culture is also uniquely adapted to the natural conditions of this small volcanic island just a few degrees south of the equator. The subak system, maintained cooperatively for more than a millennium, channels fresh water from high in the mountains to the terraced rice fields below. And the vernacular architecture, made from renewable materials like wood and bamboo, is designed to accommodate the indoor-outdoor tropical lifestyle--and to withstan...
Baroque Architecture: 1600-1750
A comprehensive monograph on the most lavish, whimsical, and inventive era in the history of architecture, from the cathedrals of Rome to the palaces of Russia. This book, beautifully illustrated and written by two authorities on sixteenth- and seventeenthcentury art and architecture, leads the reader through the major styles and trends of Baroque architecture throughout Europe and beyond, and p r ovides a fascinating account of how the Baroque developed in relation to the unique urban culture of each nation where the style became popular. To admire the undulating façade of Romes San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, to walk...
Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
During the baroque period, architecture and the other fine arts were the instruments of a staging of "world theater" on a grand scale. The baroque art of the popes in Rome, the displays of power and opulence in the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and Dutch painting - they all reflect different aspects of the underlying tension between pleasure in life and fear of death that was such a prominent feature of the baroque world view. This volume portrays the entire span of the fine arts of the baroque era, from rich splendor to religious asceticism
Belvoir Castle: A Thousand Years of Family Art and Architecture
Belvoir Castle is one of the least known great houses in Britain. Rising like a fairy palace over the plains of the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire, and dating back originally to 1067, it is the home of the Duke of Rutland and both one of the finest regency homes in England, and a treasure trove of great paintings and furniture. Hardback.
British Embassies: Their Diplomatic and Architectural History
British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed – at least in the eyes of foreigners – our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, or secure compounds in the Middle East, they all have stories to tell and reveal the changing face of British diplomacy. A mixture of history, architectural description, diplomacy and anecdote, this large format picture book covers Residences and embassies in twenty-six countries to provide an authoritative tex...
C F A Voysey
From the 1890s until the outbreak of World War I, C F A Voysey (1857-1914) was one of the most successful and renowned British Arts and Crafts architects. His elegant, white-rendered houses with stone window dressings and sweeping green-slate roofs combined clarity with a sensual appreciation of natural materials. A designer of all things domestic, as well as an architect, he was often involved in every aspect of a house's interior from wallpaper, curtains and furniture to fire grates. Moreover, the fluid curves of his decorative designs and the elongated simplicity of his furniture prove him to be a vital historical li...
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