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Churches of Somerset County
$13.80
ISBN
9781884878060
By
Jopling, Carol F
Publisher
Annapolis Pub. Co
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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627505
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The Best of British Architecture 1980-2000
$7.66
Description
A highly illustrated, personal review of end-of-the-century British architecture, featuring about 150 buildings and projects, grouped into ten main 'directions'.
ISBN
9780419172406
By
Moffett, Neil
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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742745
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City Life: Urban Expectations In A New World
$4.99
Description
In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements to the advent of the skyscraper to the changes wrought by the automobile, the telephone, the airplane, and telecommuting, Rybczynski reveals how our urban spaces have been shaped by the landscapes and lifestyles of the New World.
ISBN
9780684813028
By
Rybczynski, Witold
Publisher
Scribner
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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762646
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Village Walks: Provence: 50 Adventures on Foot (City Walks)
$5.46
Description
Take a stroll off the beaten path and discover the hidden wonders of Provence and the Cte d'Azur.

Walks include:
Cannes
Marseille
Avignon
Pont du Gard Aqueduct
...And more!

ISBN
9780811856881
By
Schrupp, Jim
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
641805
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Treasures of Westminster Abbey
$35.45
Description
The history of Westminster Abbey, with its stories of key people and events, is a fascinating narrative that sets the abbey within the sweep of 1,000 years of English history. This title explores both themes in chapters that depict the distinct parts of the abbey in sequence.
ISBN
9781857594546
By
Trowles, Tony
Publisher
Scala Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706317
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Italian Villas and Gardens: A Corso Di Disegno (Architecture)
$10.62
ISBN
9783791311814
By
Ree, Paul Van Der
Publisher
Prestel Pub
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710007
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B
The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome
$8.89
Description

The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Possessed of enormous talent and ambition, these two artists -- one trained as a sculptor, the other as a stonecutter -- met as contemporaries in the building yards of St. Peter's in Rome and ended their lives as bitter enemies. Over the course of their careers they became the most celebrated architects of their era, designing some of the most beautiful buildings in the world and transforming the city of Rome.

The Genius in the Design is an extraordinary tale of how these two men plotted, schemed, and intrigued to get the better of each other. Full of dramatic tension and great insight into personalities, acclaimed writer Jake Morrissey's engrossing and impeccably researched account also shows that this legendary rivalry defined the Baroque style that immediately succeeded the Renaissance and created the spectacular Roman cityscape of today.

Almost exactly the same age -- Bernini was born at the end of 1598, Borromini nine months later -- they were as alike and as different as any two men could be, each a potent combination of passion and enterprise, energy and imperfection. Bernini was a precocious talent who as a youth caught the attention of Pope Paul V and became Rome's most celebrated artist, whose patrons included the wealthiest families in Europe. The city's greatest sculptor -- the creator of such masterpieces as Apollo and Daphne and the Ecstasy of St. Teresa -- Bernini would also have been Rome's preeminent architect had it not been for Francesco Borromini, the one man whose talent and virtuosity rivaled his own. In contrast to Bernini's easy grace, Borromini was an introvert with a fiery temper who bristled when anyone interfered with his vision; his temperament alienated him from prospective patrons and precipitated his tragic end.

Like Mozart and Salieri, these two masters were inextricably linked, their dazzling work prodding the other to greater achievement while taking merciless advantage of each other's missteps. The Genius in the Design is their story, a fascinating narrative of beauty and tragedy marked at turns by personal animosity and astonishing artistic achievement.

ISBN
9780060525330
By
Morrissey, Jake
Publisher
William Morrow
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745609
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C
Dancing Naked in the Material World
$35.95
Description
A photo-documentary of strip-tease dancers, with commentary on their lives, thoughts, goals and satisfactions, based on freelance photographer Futterman's interviews and observations while working at a club in Atlanta, Georgia. Black-and-white photos. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. P
ISBN
9780879757373
By
Futterman, Marilyn
Publisher
Prometheus Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709160
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Italian Gardens
$29.38
Description
This influential book was long out of print until the appearance of this new edition, which includes 20 additional photographs not found in the original. Devoted to the landscapes surrounding Italian villas, it depicts an indoor-outdoor lifestyle that was of particular appeal to later American landscape designers.
ISBN
9780881922738
By
Platt, Charles Adams
Publisher
Timber Press, Incorporated
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118431
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American Architecture and Urbanism
$5.87
ISBN
9780805008135
By
Scully, Vincent, Jr
Publisher
Henry Holt & Co
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742977
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Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament
$7.21
ISBN
9780393023589
By
Van Zanten, David
Publisher
W.W. Norton
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742945
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Encyclopedia Of Architecture: The Complete Guide to Architecture, from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century [The Classic 1867 Edition] (Illustrated with 1400 Drawings)
$6.74
ISBN
9780517379851
By
Rh Value Publishing
Publisher
Random House Value Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742940
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Home by Design: The Language of The Not So Big House
$6.74
Description

In Home by Design, Sarah Susanka presents the 30 key design concepts that can be applied to any home - no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples: from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to renovating a whole second floor. Home by Design shows homeowners a new way to look at their spaces and provides ideas for how to make each home reach its full potential.

ISBN
9781561587919
By
Susanka, Sarah
Publisher
Taunton Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709281
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A
Millennium House: Peggy Deamer Studio, 2000-2001
$7.60
Description
In the academic year 2000-2001, Yale professor and New York City- based architect Peggy Deamer led two innovative courses: a focused seminar on the state of contemporary residential design and a creative studio offering house designs that drew on the discoveries of the seminar. This book combines work from both courses in a thoughtful and provocative study of the state of the house at the turn of the millennium.
Deamer introduces the volume with an essay on three issues vital to a discussion of millennial design: newness, uniqueness, and design innovation. Designs of visiting seminar critics -- Steven Holl, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, William McDonough, LOT/EK, Winy Maas, and Jacques Herzog -- are showcased along with descriptive and analytical texts. Work from the studio course is divided into various themes explored by the students: image, standardization and modularity, networks and diagrams. The hybrid quality of this volume -- designs by practicing architects and by students; observation and interpretation -- reflects debates and issues at the heart of early-twenty-first-century architecture.
ISBN
9781580931236
Publisher
The Monacelli Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107750
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Rethinking Architecture: A Reader in Cultural Theory (Sociolinguistics)
$6.67
Description
Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century.
Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many of the accepted tenets of architecture theory from a broader cultural perspective.
The book represents a careful selection of the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and our experiences of architecture. As such, Rethinking Architecture provides invaluable core source material for students on a range of courses.
ISBN
9780415128261
By
Leach, Neil
Publisher
Routledge
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107634
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F
Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life (Susanka)
$5.87
Description
Best-selling author of The Not So Big House Sarah Susanka teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners and builders across the country: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there. Susanka and Vassallo focus their lens on the tangible and sometimes intangible details that bring an otherwise ordinary home to life. Incorporating such details as dropped ceilings, built-in shelves, pocket doors, window seats, and well-placed alcoves infuses a home with the character of its owners and conveys a uniqueness that's mising in many homes built or remodeled today. From Rhode Island to San Diego, the 23 homes featured here illustrate exceptional attention to detail. Each offers inspiration for those building or remodeling to transform their home into an expression of all that is important to them.
ISBN
9781561589845
By
Vassallo, Marc
Publisher
Taunton Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107303
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L
Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity
$7.67
Description
Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity provides an entertaining and fascinating look at some of the most ostentatious and creative architecture in America. Whether Classical Revival or Romanesque, Gothic Revival or Art Deco, mausoleums are a time capsule of a specific period in our history. They are often the work of America's foremost architects and in some cases the only surviving examples of a particular architect's work. Finding and photographing mausoleums has become a mission for Douglas Keister. Here he teams up with Xavier A. Cronin, former associate editor of American Cemetery magazine. They have photographed sites in New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland and in the process have gained unprecedented access to some of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in the country, creating a historic record of American culture and attitudes.
ISBN
9780816036493
By
Keister, Douglas
Publisher
Checkmark Books
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106191
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The Right Color
$9.35
Description
The definitive guide to paint by the nation's most sought-after color consultant
When Martha Stewart was developing her first paint collection, the Araucana Colors (based on the hues of her chickens' eggs), she turned to the nation's top color consultant: Eve Ashcraft. Eve helped Martha to pinpoint the colors of that enormously successful paint line, thus assisting in transforming an industry along the way. In her first book, The Right Color, her own curated palette (her paint line launches this fall) and countless other favorite shades and color combinations provide inspiration for every room in the house. Packed with trade secrets, such as how to make a small room look bigger, how to use color to brighten a space, and how to use paint to resolve myriad architectural challenges, this book will give anyone the confidence to choose a palette that will make the most of any space.
ISBN
9781579654085
By
Ashcraft, Eve
Publisher
Artisan
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103247
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L
Cathedrals of the World
$6.74
Description
A useful resource for architecture students, travelers, and anyone interested in our religious heritage, this volume documents the world's most important cathedrals from their early Christian, Romanesque, and Gothic origins through their evolution during the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the styles of the modern age. Spanning the globe, the monuments in this volume have been selected for their exceptional historical value, aesthetic attributes, and architectural significance. From St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, which was constructed in 1050, to the 2003 opening of Richard Meier's Jubilee Church in Rome, these churches embody a vast range of architectural styles. Full-color photographs vividly convey the colorful turban-shaped domes of St. Basil in Moscow, the ornate stone carvings and gargoyles of Notre Dame, and the opulent frescoes and gold gilt ceiling of St. Mark's Basilica. The photography also evokes the unique qualities of the settings of each cathedral, whether situated in the middle of a bustling city square or in a more remote natural setting. From Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, to London's Westminster Cathedral to Helsinki Cathedral in Finland, this book demonstrates the awe-inspiring architecture and interiors that make these churches world treasures.
ISBN
9788854401785
By
Ciaga, Graziella Leyla
Publisher
White Star Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100376
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Conscious Home Design: The Guide to Living Your Best Life by Designing for Happiness Health and Relationship Success
$16.63
Description

There is a paradigm shift happening in home design. Today's homeowners are more design savvy and demand more than what the old world values represent and deliver. For the Conscious Homeowner, gone are the days when a house is deemed adequate simply because it is built in Z architectural style, has Y number of bedrooms, and X number of square feet.

Conscious Homeowners expect more from their homes. They want increased functionality, reduced maintenance, and smaller utility bills. They want a home that maximizes their sense of individual freedom and personal privacy, while at the same time fostering greater family connection. They want highly supportive homes that enhance their lifestyle by removing friction and creating ease and grace.

Just as proper diet, exercise and good relationships are essential components of a happy, successful life, so too is proper home design. Conscious Home Design creates momentum in the lives of those who experience it, helping people more readily achieve their noble hopes and dreams, and bright ambitions. When you place the essential parts of life within the context of a consciously designed home, you and your loved ones will be served and supported night and day.

ISBN
9781733823401
By
Stewart, Talor
Publisher
Conscious Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107456
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F
The New Museum Of Modern Art
$4.99
Description
For the past few years, The Museum of Modern Art has been in the midst of the largest building project in its history. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the new museum will open in midtown Manhattan in November 2004 - 2005 to coincide with MoMA's 75th anniversary. The 630,000-square-foot complex is nearly twice the size of the former facility, with dramatically expanded and redesigned spaces for exhibitions, public programming, educational outreach, and scholarly research. In his initial proposal, Taniguchi explained that his goal was "to create an ideal environment for art and people through the imaginative and disciplined use of light, materials, and space." His stated vision of "a museum that preserves and reinforces MoMA's unique character as the repository of an incomparable collection of modern and contemporary art, as a pioneer of museums of modern art with a unique historical inheritance, and as an urban institution in a midtown Manhattan location" has been resoundingly implemented. The New Museum of Modern Art offers an affordable, concise overview of the new building and its master architect by Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art.
ISBN
9780870701597
Publisher
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119911
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D
Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740 to 1840
$17.42
Description
European sculptors of the Neoclassical period often modeled their works in clay before producing finished pieces in marble. These terracotta models are often more animated and revealing than the finished marbles and provide extraordinary insights into the creative process. This book offers the first comprehensive overview of Neoclassical terracotta models by European artists, featuring the works of Pajou, Houdon, and Canova, among many others. Leading scholars analyse modeling at every stage, from the brusque preliminary impulse to the highly finished statuette that is a work of art in its own right. They also comment on related issues: the model's role in the statuary of great men and in tomb sculpture; the sculptors' depictions of arcadia and the loves of the gods; the centering of activity in Rome, site of the collections of antiquities; and much more. Some 135 terracotta models are presented and reproduced, and short biographies of the artists are also included. This book is the catalogue for an exhibition that will be on view at the Musee du Louvre, Paris (September 15, 2003 to January 5, 2004); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 26 to April 23, 2004); and the Nationalmus"
ISBN
9780300101904
By
Scherf, Guilhem
Publisher
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107306
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L
Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections On Renaissance Italy (Icon Editions)
$7.91
Description
For Italian city builders over the course of a thousand years, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things about who they were and what they longed for. In Timeless Cities, architect David Mayernik reveals how Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, and Pienza emerged from the cultural ideas of humanism that characterized Italian society from late antiquity to the eighteenth century. Cities were literally designed to be models of the mind and images of heaven. Mayernik takes the reader on an architect's tour of these five cities and describes the cultural beliefs and ideas behind the buildings. Not only a journey into the past, Timeless Cities also explains why these city-building ideas are relevant today. Whether travelling on holiday or appreciating the art and architecture of Italy from home, Mayernik helps bring the wonder and beauty of the Italian mind and its great cities a little closer.
ISBN
9780813365923
By
Mayernik, David
Publisher
Basic Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741323
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D
Egypt Style (Icons) (English, French and German Edition)
$11.02
Description
Ancient culture meets modern style in this wide-ranging selection of interiors throughout the magical land of Egypt. From an apartment in Cairo to a house at the foot of the pyramids, a casbah on the banks of the Nile, and an Arabian palace, the homes featured within offer us the chance to explore Egypt's most unique interiors.
ISBN
9783822839119
Publisher
TASCHEN
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
774730
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L
Surface Architecture (The MIT Press)
$8.48
Description

A study of the building surface, architecture's primary instrument of identity and engagement with its surroundings.

Visually, many contemporary buildings either reflect their systems of production or recollect earlier styles and motifs. This division between production and representation is in some ways an extension of that between modernity and tradition. In this book, David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi explore ways that design can take advantage of production methods such that architecture is neither independent of nor dominated by technology. Leatherbarrow and Mostafavi begin with the theoretical and practical isolation of the building surface as the subject of architectural design. The autonomy of the surface, the "free facade," presumes a distinction between the structural and nonstructural elements of the building, between the frame and the cladding. Once the skin of the building became independent of its structure, it could just as well hang like a curtain, or like clothing. The focus of the relationship between structure and skin is the architectural surface. In tracing the handling of this surface, the authors examine both contemporary buildings and those of the recent past. Architects discussed include Albert Kahn, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alison and Peter Smithson, Alejandro de la Sota, Robert Venturi, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron. The properties of a building's surface--whether it is made of concrete, metal, glass, or other materials--are not merely superficial; they construct the spatial effects by which architecture communicates. Through its surfaces a building declares both its autonomy and its participation in its surroundings.

ISBN
9780262621946
By
Mostafavi, Mohsen
Publisher
The MIT Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707155
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A