Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture by Victoria Hammond

By Victoria Hammond

There's an airy magic to status underneath a dome, neck craned, having a look up at a imaginative and prescient of the heavens created by means of a few long-ago determine of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the facility of the dome turns out transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic photographs of dome interiors catch this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven probably the most spectacularly appealing books we've ever produced.
Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, between different nations, and photographing church buildings, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second one to the early 20th century, Stephenson's paintings quantities to a veritable typology of the cupola. His photographs current advanced geometrical buildings, wealthy stucco undefined, and problematic work as they've got by no means been obvious sooner than. Brilliantly calibrated exposures show information and colours that will differently stay hidden in those dimly lit areas.
Visions of Heaven exhibits greater than one hundred twenty photos, together with the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine church buildings of Turkey, the good domes of the Renaissance, the ornamental cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo a while, and a nineteenth-century synagogue in Hungary.

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The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture by Alanna Stang, Christopher Hawthorne

By Alanna Stang, Christopher Hawthorne

Now to be had in paperback, The eco-friendly House vividly illustrates the rising collaboration among trendy structure, inside layout, and environmental accountability. This groundbreaking ebook good points greater than thirty-five apartments in fifteen countries—and approximately each achievable typical environment—designed by means of a mixture of big name architects and lesser-known practitioners, all of whom positioned "greenness" within the provider of caliber layout, and never the wrong way round.

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Kisho Kurokawa - Selected and Current Works by Kisho Kurokawa

By Kisho Kurokawa

Kisho Kurokawa has continually aimed to create an structure of, what he calls, 'the age of lifestyles' precept, which employs the recommendations and vocabularies of lifestyles platforms, biology and ecology. at the same time, his goal while designing a constitution is to handle how cultural identification may be integrated into modern structure in order that humans all over will comprehend it. those tough demanding situations do certainly breathe lifestyles and produce intending to his various and targeted portfolio of labor, a variety of that's featured during this booklet.

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Small Environments by Yenna Chan

By Yenna Chan

Take a visible examine the architectural info of smaller residential areas. This booklet makes a speciality of the kind of architectural information that make up certain residential areas lower than 1,200 sq. ft [120 sq. meters]. It provides contemporary paintings by means of architects from all over the world in colour photos and architectural drawings.

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Divided We Stand: A Biography of the World Trade Center (2nd by Eric Darton

By Eric Darton

Whilst the area exchange heart was once erected on the Hudson River’s part, it eternally replaced the nature of the yankee urban. In Divided We Stand, cultural critic Eric Darton chronicles the lifetime of this billion-dollar construction, utilizing it as a lens in which to view the wider twentieth-century development towards urbanized, international tradition. Drawing on political and social heritage, Darton pioneers a brand new hybrid style of architectural biography, revealing the convergence of 4 risky parts in modern city existence: tremendous tall constructions, monetary hypothesis, globalization, and terrorism.

Now with a brand new creation and afterword, Divided We Stand is still the definitive paintings at the beginning and lifetime of the area alternate heart.

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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

By Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

Word from the writer: Now in its 6th variation, this bestselling reference makes a speciality of the fundamental fabrics and strategies utilized in construction development. Emphasizing universal building structures reminiscent of mild wooden body, masonry bearing wall, metal body, and strengthened concrete building, the recent version comprises new details on construction fabrics homes; the newest on "pre-engineered" construction elements and sustainability matters; and displays the newest construction codes and criteria. It additionally positive factors an extended sequence of case reviews in addition to extra axonometric element drawings and revised photos for a completely illustrated technique.

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Wrightscapes: Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs by Berdeana Aguar, Charles Aguar

By Berdeana Aguar, Charles Aguar

This is the 1st booklet to check the environmental panorama designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, most likely the world's most sensible recognized and so much influential architect. WRIGHTSCAPES analyzes eighty five of his works, and will pay specific consciousness to web site making plans, panorama layout, group scale, and neighborhood planning.

The authors comprise many unique diagrams, infrequent archival fabric, and a few 2 hundred images, many by no means released ahead of. WRIGHTSCAPES additionally chronicles how and means Wright's recognized ecological sensabilities have been tested and the way his layout aspirations went a ways past approved definitions of architecture.

WRIGHTSCAPES is perfect for required or supplemental studying inside of many curriculums of structure, panorama structure, and town making plans or city layout.

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Tadao Ando: The Complete Works (1969-1994) by Philip Jodidio, Tadao Ando

By Philip Jodidio, Tadao Ando

Great test of an extremely great ebook from Phaidon. so much photographs in e-book have been great, excessive distinction, top of the range modern b/w photographs to focus on Ando's interiors and exteriors, in addition to his initial paintings. there are many complete colour images to boot. at complete reveal, those glance great. whilst zooming in, there's after all pixellation. i don't imagine it poses a problem.

**please observe, this experiment is of the 1st version, that includes the whole works via 1995. the outline less than is for the up-to-date version, published in 2012.

The Tadao contact. Ando’s whole works thus far 1975-2012

Philippe Starck describes him as a “mystic in a rustic that is now not mystic.” Philip Drew calls his constructions “land art” as they “struggle to emerge from the earth.” he's the single architect to have received the discipline’s 4 so much prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. His identify is Tadao Ando, and he's one of many maximum residing architects. Combining affects from eastern culture with the simplest of Modernism, Ando has constructed a unique development aesthetic that uses concrete, wooden, water, gentle, house, and nature in a manner that hasn't ever been witnessed in structure. His designs comprise award-winning deepest houses, church buildings, museums, house complexes, and cultural areas all through Japan, in addition to in France, Italy, Spain, and the USA.This ebook, created on the top of Ando’s illustrious profession, and punctiliously up to date for this new 2012 variation, provides his entire works to date.

The author:
Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied paintings background and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over twenty years. His books contain TASCHEN’s structure Now! sequence, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. he's across the world well known as probably the most renowned writers almost about architecture.

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Tall Buildings: Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form by Mehmet Halis Günel, Hüseyin Emre Ilgin

By Mehmet Halis Günel, Hüseyin Emre Ilgin

The structural demanding situations of creating 800 metres into the sky are colossal, and contain numerous elements which don't impact low-rise building. This ebook focusses on those components particularly to supply the architectural and structural wisdom which needs to be taken into consideration so that it will layout tall constructions effectively. In featuring examples of metal, strengthened concrete, and composite structural structures for such constructions, it really is proven that wind load has a crucial influence at the architectural and structural layout. The aerodynamic method of tall structures is taken into account during this context, as is earthquake brought on lateral loading.

Case stories of a few of the world’s so much iconic constructions, illustrated with complete color photos, structural plans and axonometrics, will carry to lifestyles the layout demanding situations which they awarded to architects and structural engineers. The Empire country construction, the Burj Khalifa, Taipei one hundred and one and the HSB Turning Torso are only a number of examples of the structures whose real-life requisites are used to give an explanation for and illustrate middle layout rules, and their next impact at the complete constitution.

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