The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful--and Their Architects--Shape the World

The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful--and Their Architects--Shape the World

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ISBN Code : 9780143038016
Book Author : Deyan Sudjic
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Total Pages : 295

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A provocative look at architecture-exceptionally intelligent and original (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World)Deyan Sudjic-probably the most influential figure in architecture youve never heard of - argues that architecture, far from being auteur art, must be understood as a naked expression of power. From the grandiose projects of Stalin and Hitler to

Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations

Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations

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ISBN Code : 9780393732467
Book Author : Hilary French
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Total Pages : 268

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This book features some ninety of the most influential modern housing designs of the last hundred years by some of the best-known architects in the field. Each project is explained with a concise text and photographs and specially created scale drawings, including floor plans and site plans, sections and elevations where appropriate. The projects are organized in six rough

The Four Books of Architecture

The Four Books of Architecture

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ISBN Code : 9780486213088
Book Author : Andrea Palladio
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Total Pages : 282

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Andrea Palladio (1508�1580) was one of the most celebrated architects of the Renaissance, so important that the term Palladian has been applied to a particular style of architecture that adheres to classical concepts. The wide spread of Palladianism was due partly to the private and public buildings he constructed in Italy, the designs of which were copied throughout Europ

Banister Fletchers a History of Architecture

Banister Fletchers a History of Architecture

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ISBN Code : 9780750622677
Book Author : Banister Fletcher
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Total Pages : 450

Banister Fletchers a History of Architecture Book Detail/ Review :

The 20th edition of Sir Banister Fletchers A History of Architecture is the first major work of history to include an overview of the architectural achievements of the 20th Century. Banister Fletcher has been the standard one volume architectural history for over 100 years and continues to give a concise and factual account of world architecture from the earliest times. I

A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture

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ISBN Code : 9780470402573
Book Author : Francis D.K. Ching
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Total Pages : 455

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From ancient Chinese civilization to the postmodern worldOrganized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture presents an innovative approach to the study of architectural history. Spanning from 3,500 B.C.E. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and

Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn

Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn

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ISBN Code : 9781590306048
Book Author : John Lobell
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Total Pages : 586

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In the development of contemporary architecture, no one has had a greater influence than Louis I. Kahn, whose many buildings include the Salk Institute, the Yale Study Center, and the Exeter Library. He is remembered, however, not only as a master builder, but also as one of the most important and creative thinkers of the twentieth century.For Kahn, the study of architect

Trotzdem, 1900 1930

Trotzdem, 1900 1930

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ISBN Code : 9783853670378
Book Author : Adolf Loos
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Total Pages : 276

Trotzdem, 1900 1930 Book Detail/ Review :

Contains thirty-six original essays by the celebrated Viennese architect, Adolf Loos (1870-1933). Most deal with questions of design in a wide range of areas, from architecture and furniture, to clothes and jewellery, pottery, plumbing, and printing; others are polemics on craft education and training, and on design in general. Loos, the great cultural reformer and moralis

Vitruvius on Architecture

Vitruvius on Architecture

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ISBN Code : 9781885254986
Book Author : Vitruvius Pollio
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Total Pages : 340

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Approximately 2,025 years ago, an aged Roman architect named Vitruvius wrote down on ten scrolls everything he knew about architecture. He presented this work, known today as Ten Books on Architecture, to Emperor Augustus in the hope of changing what he perceived as a rampant lack of professionalism and educational rigor in the practice of architecture. The Ten Books,

Architectural Graphics

Architectural Graphics

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ISBN Code : 9780471209065
Book Author : Francis D.K. Ching
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Total Pages : 558

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The completely updated, illustrated bestseller on architectural graphics with over 500,000 copies soldArchitectural Graphics presents a wide range of basic graphic tools and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. Expanding upon the wealth of illustrations and information that have made this title a classic, this Fourth Edition provides expanded and u

Building the Japanese House Today

Building the Japanese House Today

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ISBN Code : 9780810959316
Book Author : Peggy Landers Rao
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Total Pages : 370

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The traditional Japanese house is universally admired for its clean lines, intricate joinery, and unparalleled woodworking. The authors of this elegant volume, Peggy Landers Rao and Len Brackett, show how a classic Japanese- style house can be built to offer the warmth and comfort that modern homeowners require. Len Brackett, rigorously trained in traditional architecture

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