. Through key projects including private homes, museums, apartment complexes, and cultural spaces, churches, we explore a uniquely monumental yet comforting aesthetic that draws as much on the calm restraint of Japanese tradition as the compelling modernist vocabularies of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier. With featured projects in japan, and the united states, and, we see not only Ando’s global reach but also his refined sensitivity for the environs: the play of light through windows, Spain, Italy, France, in particular, the interaction of buildings with water.
Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - With utopian ideals for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, textiles, design, sculpture, ceramics, and technology to be applied across painting, theatre, craftsmanship, photography, film, architecture, and installation. As much an intense personal community as a publicly minded collective, paul klee, wassily Kandinsky, the Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius 1883–1969, Oskar Schlemmer, and counted Josef and Anni Albers, Gunta Stölzl, Marianne Brandt and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe among its members.
. Between its three successive locations in weimar, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, Dessau and Berlin, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media.
Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - This book celebrates the adventurous innovation of the Bauhaus movement, and as a paradigm of art education, both as a trailblazer in the development of modernism, where an all-encompassing freedom of creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to functional and beautiful creations. Bauhaus. In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity.
Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - Some spoke out against this stark approach as the precursor to bland, generic cityscapes. Bauhaus. Famed for his motto “less is more, ” ludwig mies van der Rohe 1886–1969 was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth-century aesthetics and urban experience.
Mies van der rohe’s philosophy was one of underlying truth in pure forms and proportions. Others cite mies van der Rohe as the ultimate master of an abidingly elegant essence. This book presents more than 20 of mies van der Rohe’s projects from the period 1906–1967 to introduce his groundbreaking practise and influence in both America and Europe.
Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Mies van Der Rohe. With the help of contemporary technological and material developments, he sought a stripped-down purity to architecture, showcased by the likes of the Seagram Building and Farnsworth House.
Eames Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN 2724466636662 #ad - Bauhaus. The creative duo charles eames 1907–1978 and Ray Kaiser Eames 1912–1988 transformed the visual character of America. Eames. The eames lounge chair wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.
From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. Though best known for their furniture, photography, textile design, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, and film.
Eames Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - The eameses’ work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, as well as for the use of modern materials, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, notably plywood and plastics. Mies van Der Rohe.
Aalto Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - An adherent to detail, aalto insisted upon the humanity of his work stating: “Modern architecture does not mean using immature new materials; the main thing is to work with materials towards a more human line. Many of aalto’s public buildings such as säynätsalo town hall, the lecture theatre at Otaniemi Technical University, the Helsinki National Pensions Institute and the Helsinki House of Culture may be seen as psychological as well as physical landmarks in the rebuilding of Finland after the ravages of war.
Alvar aalto 1898–1976 made a unique modernist mark. Eames. Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, he designed warm, mechanistic, wholly set apart from the slick, curving, compassionate buildings, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice.
Aalto Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Whether a church, or a public library, wave-like forms, glassware, a sauna, which would also appear in his chair, Aalto’s organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and wood, a villa, often incorporating undulating, and lamp designs. Bauhaus. Mies van Der Rohe. Aalto.
Zaha Hadid Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - Zaha hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. Taschen. Eames. She was an artist, as much as an architect, who fought to break the old rules and crafted her own 21st-century universe. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable.
During the latter years of her life, hadid’s daring visions became a reality, bringing a unique new architectural language to cities and structures as varied as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, hailed by The New York Times as “the most important new building in America since the Cold War”; the MAXXI Museum in Rome; the Guangzhou Opera House in China; and the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre.
Zaha Hadid Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - At the time of her unexpected death in 2016, but above all as a giver of new forms, Hadid was firmly established among the elite of world architecture, recognized as the first woman to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, the first great architect of the noughties.
From her early sharply angled buildings to later more fluid architecture that made floors, and furniture part of an overall design, walls, ceilings, this essential introduction presents key examples of Hadid’s pioneering practice. Bauhaus. Aalto. Mies van Der Rohe.
Louis I. Kahn : 1901-1974- Enlightened SpaceTASCHEN #ad - Bauhaus. Across the united states, his designs combined the sleek, in India, Pakistan, and Israel, Bangladesh, utilitarian surfaces of modernism with a devotion to geometric forms and a reverence for natural light that suffused his stuctures with a monumental and breathtaking spirituality. This essential introduction brings together 17 of Kahn’s most important buildings across his cultural, governmental, religious, and residential repertoire.
. Kahn. Plans, descriptions, and quality photographs trace the context and development of each project, views, while an introductory essay explores Kahn’s unique architectural ideology and his legacy as one of the most important 20th-century American architects since Frank Lloyd Wright. Through kahn masterworks, greece, such as the national assembly building in dhaka, and egypt; and his unique vocabulary of mass, void, or Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, we’ll explore Kahn’s his “back to basics” grammar inspired by ancient sites in Italy, Texas, Bangladesh, and light that suffused the International Style with a near-celestial luminescence.
Louis I. Kahn : 1901-1974- Enlightened Space #ad - Aalto. Mies van Der Rohe. Eames. Louis isadore kahn 1901–1974 treated each building like a temple. Taschen.
Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - Bauhaus. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world. The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world.
Taschen. Eames. This compact guide includes all of the case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. Case Study Houses. The case study house program 1945–1966 was a unique event in the history of American architecture.
Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Mies van Der Rohe. Aalto. Kahn. Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson. Sponsored by arts & architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the los angeles area, charles and ray eames, the case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen, Pierre Koenig, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, A.
Le Corbusier Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - He was a founding member of the congrès international d’architecture moderne CIAM, which championed “architecture as a social art. This book presents some of le corbusier’s landmark projects to introduce an architect, and modern pioneer who, thinker, even in his unrealized projects, offered discussion and inspiration for generations to come.
Bauhaus. Mies van Der Rohe. Taschen. Case Study Houses. Kahn. From private villas to mass social housing projects, his radical ideas, designs, and writings presented a whole-scale reinvention not only of individual structures, but of entire concepts of modern living. Le corbusier’s work made distinct developments over the years, purist villas to dynamic syntheses of art and architecture such as the chapel at Ronchamp and the civic buildings in Chandigarh, from early vernacular houses in Switzerland through dazzling white, India.
Le Corbusier Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Eames. Taschen. A hallmark throughout was his ability to combine functionalist aspirations with a strong sense of expressionism, as well as a broader and empathetic understanding of urban planning. Born charles-Édouard jeanneret, le corbusier 1887–1965 is widely acclaimed as the most influential architect of the 20th century.
Wright Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - Bauhaus. Wright was also often involved in many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass, paying particular attention to the balance between individual needs and community activity. Exploring wright’s aspirations to augment American society through architecture, this book offers a concise introduction to his at once technological and Romantic response to the practical challenges of middle-class Americans.
Wright. He believed in giving cultivated american life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent, offices, skyscrapers, from suburban homes to churches, and the celebrated Guggenheim Museum. Wright’s work is distinguished by its harmony with humanity and its environment, and which found its paradigm at Fallingwater, a philosophy he called organic architecture, a house in rural Pennsylvania, cited by the American Institute of Architects as “the best all-time work of American architecture.
Wright Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Wright also made a particular mark with his use of industrial materials, and by the simple L or T plan of his Prairie House which became a model for rural architecture across America. Case Study Houses. Eames. Taschen. Mies van Der Rohe.
Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - As the californian sun glints off sleek building surfaces, vast glass panel walls allow panoramic views over mountains, palm trees, gardens, and pools. Neutra moved to the united States from his native Vienna in 1923 and settled in Los Angeles. Aalto. Wright. As crisp structures nestle amid natural wonders, we celebrate a particularly holistic brand of modernism which incorporated the ragged lines and changing colors of nature as much as the pared down geometries of the International Style.
Case Study Houses. Taschen. Neutra. Later projects such as the kaufmann house and Nesbitt House would continue this blend of art, and living comfort, landscape, with Neutra’s clients often receiving detailed questionnaires to define their precise needs. This richly illustrated architect introduction presents the defining projects of Neutra’s career.
Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Eames. Kahn. Mies van Der Rohe. Taschen. He displayed his affinity with architectural settings early on with the Lovell House, set on a landscaped hill with views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains. In the architecture of richard Neutra 1892–1970, inside and outside find their perfect modernist harmony.