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Years with Frank Lloyd Wright: Apprentice to Genius

by Edgar Tafel

Insightful memoir by former apprentice presents a revealing portrait of Wright the man, the inspired teacher, the architect.


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


Towards a New Architecture

by Le Corbusier

Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated....


Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

by Frank D. Prager & Gustina Scaglia

Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.


The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam

by James Adam, Robert Adam & Henry Hope Reed

One of the most celebrated books in architectural history, this volume consists of 106 illustrated plates that influenced generations of British and American architectural and furniture designs.


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.


Henry Hobson Richardson and His Works

by Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer

First important study of leading 19th-century architect, the pioneer of Romanesque Revival. Plans, photographs, drawings, and detailed discussions of all of Richardson's major buildings, including Trinity Church...


Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture

by Donald Hoffmann

Insightful study of principles of Wright's architecture. Over 120 photos, plans, and illustrations of Robie House, Fallingwater, Taliesin, other masterworks.


Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Early Period (1893-1909)

by Frank Lloyd Wright

Complete Wasmuth drawings, reproduced from a rare 1910 edition, feature Wright's early experiments in organic design. Includes 100 plates of public and private buildings from Oak Park period, plus Wright's Introduction...


Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study

by Malcolm Quantrill

"This is a much needed and lively study of the still insufficiently known Finnish modern master Alvar Aalto, whose sensitive and increasingly revelant architectural legacy will surely only increase in stature...


The Fellowship

by Roger Friedland & Harold Zellman

Frank Lloyd Wright was renowned during his life not only as an architectural genius but also as a subject of controversy—from his radical design innovations to his turbulent private life, including a notorious...


Norman Foster

by Deyan Sudjic

Amongst many other buildings, Norman Foster is responsible for the design of Beijing's new airport, one of the world's largest, for the Rossiya tower in Moscow, in contention to be the tallest skyscraper in...


MR Architecture + Decor

by David Mann

MR Architecture + Decor’s work—which, true to its name, straddles the line between architecture and interior design—is driven by the belief that close collaborations with clients lead to personalized and...


Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded...


Antoni Gaudí

by Jeremy Roe

Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction...


50 Literary Masterworks

by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Sinclair Lewis & Thomas Mann et al.

50 Literary Masterworks - Volume #2 brings together the greatest literary fiction ever written.

Featuring:

Jerome, Jerome K.: “Three Men In A Boat”

Joyce, James: “A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man”...


The Punic Wars

by R. Bosworth Smith

The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were some of the largest wars that had ever taken place.The term Punic comes from...


urban corporis

by Mickeal Milocco Borlini & Lelio di Loreto

This pamphlet brings together the contribu- tions of architects, researchers and artists from all over the world. The common ground of di- scussion is the city analyzed in its less explo- red “folds” becoming...


Architects

by Thomas Yarrow

What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal questions spring...