From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, Asia, Australia, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, and beyond - 102 countries in all. Twentieth-century masters included in the book: marcel breuer, Le Corbusier, Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Louis Kahn, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ernö Goldfinger, Carlo Scarpa, and Paul Rudolph.
Atlas of Brutalist Architecture : New York Times Best Art Book of 2018 #ad - Contemporary architects featured include peter zumthor, alvaro siza, david Chipperfield, SANAA, Jean Nouvel, Coop Himmelblau, Tadao Ando, Diller and Scofidio, Renzo Piano, OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, and Zaha Hadid. From the publisher of This Brutal World.
This Brutal WorldPhaidon Press #ad - A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever builtThis Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. Phaidon press. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world.
It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.
Spomenik Monument DatabaseFUEL Publishing #ad - Each has been extensively photographed and researched by the author, making this book the most comprehensive survey of this obscure and fascinating architectural phenomenon. This allowed yugoslavia to develop its own distinct identity through the monuments, turning them into political tools, articulating Tito's personal vision of a new tomorrow.
Today, following the breakup of the country and the subsequent Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, some have been destroyed or abandoned. Phaidon press. Many have suffered the consequences of ethnic tensions: once viewed as symbols of hope, they are now the focus of resentment and anger. This book brings together the largest collection of spomeniks published to date.
Hundreds were built across the country, from coastal resorts to remote mountains. A guidebook to the wild world of communist minimalism in tito's yugoslaviaspomenik―the Serbo-Croat/Slovenian word for monument―refers to the memorials built in Tito's Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1960s to the 1980s, marking the horror of the occupation and the defeat of Axis forces during World War II.
Spomenik Monument Database #ad - . The inside of the book's dust jacket opens out as a map, giving the exact geographic coordinates for each monument. Through these imaginative forms of concrete and steel, forward-looking socialist society, a classless, free of ethnic tensions, was envisaged. Instead of looking to the ideologically aligned Soviet Union for artistic inspiration, Tito turned to the West and works of abstract expressionism and minimalism.
Soviet Bus StopsFUEL Publishing #ad - Phaidon press. Challenging himself to take one good photograph every hour, Herwig began to notice surprisingly designed bus stops on otherwise deserted stretches of road. The result is an astonishing variety of styles and types across the region, from the strictest Brutalism to exuberant whimsy. Soviet bus stops is the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled, including examples from Kazakhstan, Moldova, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Abkhazia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Lithuania, Belarus and Estonia.
Thames hudson. Photographer christopher herwig first noticed the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St. Twelve years later, bike, herwig had covered more than 18, 000 miles in 14 countries of the former Soviet Union, traveling by car, bus and taxi to hunt down and document these bus stops.
Soviet Bus Stops #ad - The local bus stop proved to be fertile ground for local artistic experimentation in the Soviet period, and was built seemingly without design restrictions or budgetary concerns. Originally published in a quickly sold-out limited edition, is now available in a highly anticipated, Soviet Bus Stops, named one of the best photobooks of 2014 by Martin Parr, expanded smaller-format trade edition.
Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980The Museum of Modern Art, New York #ad - This remarkable body of work has sparked recurrent international interest, yet a rigorous interpretative study never materialized in the United States until now. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition on the architectural production of Yugoslavia between 1948 and 1980, this is the first publication to showcase an understudied but important body of modernist architecture.
By merging a variety of local traditions and contemporary international influences in the context of a unique Yugoslav brand of socialism, often described as the “Third Way, ” local architects produced a veritable “parallel universe” of modern architecture during the 45 years of the country’s existence.
Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 #ad - As a founding nation of the non-aligned Movement, Yugoslavia became a major exporter of modernist architecture to Africa and the Middle East in a postcolonial world. Featuring new scholarship and previously unpublished archival materials, zoran bojovic, vjenceslav richter, this richly illustrated publication sheds light on key ideological concepts of Yugoslav architecture, Svetlana Kana Radevic, Jože Plecnik, Georgi Konstantinovski, Boris Magaš, Edvard Ravnikar, among them Bogdan Bogdanovic, Milica Šteric, urbanism and society by delving into the exceptional projects and key figures of the era, Juraj Neidhardt, Drago Galic, Janko Konstantinov, Niko Kralj, Ivan Štraus and Zlatko Ugljen.
In yugoslavia’s “third way” architecture, Brutalism meets the fantasticalSqueezed between the two rival Cold War blocs, Yugoslav architecture consistently adhered to a modernist trajectory. Phaidon press. Thames hudson.
Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century ArchitecturePrestel #ad - While many of the buildings in this archive often go unrecognized, their forms are prominent in the landscape of modern civilization. Thames hudson. Following the series of full-page images, an index details the location, date, architect and purpose of each building. Phaidon press. At once a reference work and a personal exploration of modernist architecture, North Africa, North and South America, the Middle East, this fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre’s photography covers structures built between 1920 and 1989 in Europe, and Asia.
Derived from his popular blog, and organized by architectural form, churches, especially in public institutions such as banks, libraries, A Subjective Atlas of Modern Architecture, this book reveals how modernist architecture is the embodiment of political and social ideologies, and government buildings.
Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture #ad - Grospierre’s keen eye and enthusiasm for the mundane as well as the sublime will motivate readers to look at the buildings around them in new and exciting ways. Form precedes function in this stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by award-winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre.
. These images range from iconic buildings, such as the gateway arch in saint Louis and the Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development in Kiev, to little-known structures such as the Balneological Hospital in Druskininkai, Lithuania or Oscar Niemeyer’s unfinished International Fair Grounds in Tripoli.
Ruin and Redemption in ArchitecturePhaidon Press #ad - Examples range from victorian gas holders, imposing railway stations, factories, World War II flak towers and bunkers to Gothic churches and belle époque theaters. Thames hudson. Phaidon press. This compelling book also brings to life the fascinating stories behind high-profile projects such as the High Line in New York, and Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the Prada campus in Milan, Tate Modern in London, as well as extraordinary lesser-known abandoned - and regenerated - spaces around the world.
The scale and diversity of abandoned buildings is shown through examples from all around the world, demonstrating the extraordinary ingenuity of their transformation by some of the greatest architectural designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Ruin and redemption in architecture includes a foreward by Dylan Thuras, co-founder of Atlas Obscura, a guide to the world's most obscure places.
Ruin and Redemption in Architecture #ad - Lost, and abandoned architecture has the beauty and power to change lives, as well as the extraordinary designs that can bring them back to life - demonstrating that reimagined, and rescued architecture Ruin and Redemption in Architecture captures the awe-inspiring drama of abandoned, forgotten, reinvented, repurposed, reimagined, and transformed: the compelling beauty of abandoned, and ruined spaces, forgotten, communities, and cities the world over.
Iconic work from the stars of the 20th century including marcel breuer, OMA, Thomas Heatherwick, and Frank Lloyd Wright - as well as extraordinary transformations by such contemporary masters as Jean Nouvel, Louis Sullivan, and Herzog & de Meuron.
Frédéric Chaubin. Cosmic Communist Constructions PhotographedTaschen S-009046 #ad - Thames hudson. Some of the daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of Druzhba Sanatorium, others expressed their imagination in an expressionist way Palace of Weddings, Yalta, Tbilisi. Frederic chaubin Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.
Frédéric chaubin’s cosmic communist constructions photographed was elected best book on architecture of the year 2010 by the International Artbook and Film Festival in Perpignan, France Festival International du Livre d’Art & du Film Perpignan. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union.
Frédéric Chaubin. Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed #ad - Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes in the widening net, architects went far beyond modernism, going back to the roots or freely innovating. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Then comes the “speaking architecture” widespread in the last years of the USSR: a crematorium adorned with concrete flames Crematorium, Kiev, a political center watching you like Big Brother House of Soviets, a technological institute with a flying saucer crashed on the roof Institute of Scientific Research, Kiev, Kaliningrad.
Phaidon press. This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. A summer camp, inspired by sketches of a prototype lunar base, lays claim to Suprematist influence Prometheus youth camp, Bogatyr.
Rem Koolhaas. Elements of ArchitectureTASCHEN #ad - Frederic chaubin Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. Thames hudson. It’s a guide that is long overdue―in koolhaas’s own words, “Never was a book more relevant―at a moment where architecture as we know it is changing beyond recognition. Derived, updated, and expanded from koolhaas’s exhaustive and much-lauded exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, this is an essential toolkit to understanding the fundamentals that comprise structure around the globe.
. Elements of architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, fireplace, corridor, façade, stair, balcony, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail. The result is no single history, regulatory requirements, climatic adaptation, similarities, contaminations, and differences in architectural evolution, but rather the web of origins, including the influence of technological advances, political calculation, economic contexts, and new digital opportunities.
Designed by irma boom and based on research from the harvard graduate school of design, the 2, Stephan Trueby, 600-page monograph contains essays from Rem Koolhaas, Manfredo di Robilant, and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell of Nest; and an exclusive photo essay by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture #ad - In addition to comprehensively updated texts and new images, this edition is designed and produced to visually and physically embody the immense scope of its subject matter: Custom split-spine binding: our printer modified their industrial binding machine to allow for the flexible, eight-centimeter thick spineContains a new introductory chapter with forewords, allowing for the ideal level of opacity needed to realize Boom’s palimpsest-like designTranslucent overlays and personal annotations by Koolhaas and Boom are woven in each chapter to create an alternative, table of contents, and an index, located in the middle of the book where it naturally opens due to its unique spinePrinted on 50g Opakal paper, faster route through the bookPrinted at the originally intended 100% size for full readability Phaidon press.
Black: Architecture in MonochromePhaidon Press #ad - Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1, skyscrapers, and eero saarinen, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, 000 years, churches, Philip Johnson, Peter Marino, libraries, Jean Nouvel, David Adjaye, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, including Mies van der Rohe, and Steven Holl.
. Phaidon press. Frederic chaubin Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1, 000 years. A visually rich book, black: architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world.
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