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Architectural theory

67,00 zł Cena

If you’ve ever wondered what goes through architects’ minds when they design buildings, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no shortage of brilliant reading material to satisfy your curiosity. Wading through the archives at your local library may prove fruitful to your endeavor, but it won’t give you the instant gratification that Architecture Theory will. This book brings together all of the most important and influential essays about architecture written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically by country. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, the best treatises by architecture’s greatest masters are gathered here, each accompanied by an essay discussing its historical context and significance. 

100 Contemporary Wood...

209,90 zł Cena

Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction. This double-volume survey explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material. Featuring follies, very large buildings, and ambitious urban renewal schemes, it celebrates the diverse deployment of wood by architects around the world.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT,...

690,00 zł Cena

This title deals with the Wright stuff. This is the definitive publication on America's greatest architect. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is widely considered to be the greatest American architect of all time; indeed, his work virtually ushered in the modern era and remains highly influential today. His wide-ranging and paradigm-shifting oeuvre is the subject of Taschen's three-volume monograph that covers all of his designs (numbering approximately 1100), both realized and unrealized. Made in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, this collection leaves no stone unturned in examining and paying tribute to Wright's life and work.

Architecture Now! Eat Shop...

146,90 zł Cena
Hot Spots Some of the most spectacular architectural designs of the moment have to do with our most basic needs: eating, drinking, and shopping. Restaurants, bars, and boutiques are the substance of this new book that puts an emphasis—like all volumes of the Architecture Now!-series—on the very latest and best creations. This is where you will find the likes of David Chipperfield and Peter Marino in the same book, where Jean Nouvel and BIG star Bjarke Ingels meet. But it is also the place to discover new talents like the designer of London’s Late Night Chameleon Café, Gary Card, to see how the director David Lynch imagined the subterranean Paris nightclub Silencio, or what designer Tom Dixon conjured up for the Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong. Also included is A Cantina, in Galicia, Spain, winner of Best Overall Restaurant at the 2012 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. From Kobe, Japan to Turku, Finland to São Paulo, Brazil, Eat Shop Drink rounds up the newest and brightest places to see and be seen. The author: Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

Landscape Architecture Now!

145,95 zł Cena
Architecture outside the box Designing the great outdoors One of the hottest areas of contemporary design is landscape architecture. No matter what the architectural style of the moment, the green areas around houses, stadiums or corporate headquarters have taken on a considerable importance, all the more so with the emphasis on ecology and green design. This book calls on the work of the top designers of the moment, from Ken Smith, author of the Museum of Modern Art’s rooftop garden, to West 8 from Rotterdam, but also on architects ranging from Steven Holl to Tadao Ando, who have long been fascinated by the environments of their buildings. There are new names like the Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic and well-known ones like Renzo Piano. There are established firms, like the Wirtz family from Belgium or Gustafson Porter from the United States, and young creators like Sophie Agata Ambroise from Lugano. Landscape architecture may not always be easy to delimit, but this new book opens the doors and windows of today’s architecture into the gardens of tomorrow. The author: Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

ARCHITECTURE NOW! SHOPPING

146,90 zł Cena
Let's talk shop! The latest volume in the world's most successful architecture series Shops are the one place where the stars of the world of architecture, from David Adjaye to Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid encounter the people who make the world of design turn, from Jurgen Bey to Tom Dixon, Ingo Maurer, or Philippe Starck. This book is full of the most recent retail spaces in the world, ranging from astonishing shopping centers by Daniel Libeskind or the young Swiss firm HHF to interactive store windows or a tiny jewel-like chocolate store in the heart of Paris. A pop-up store for Dr. Martens shoes, a unique newsstand designed for London by Thomas Heatherwick or flagship stores for the likes of Armani, Balenciaga, or Joseph are all part of what makes Retail Architecture one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of contemporary creativity. Apple computers, Uniqlo clothes, or Nike shoes can all be found here in a spirit of perfect harmony with the best that today's architecture and design can offer. Books, jewelry, fine foods and handbags are glorified and amplified by glass, steel, and the latest, most sophisticated techniques in design and branding. This is where Peter Marino meets Karl Lagerfeld, and where Yoshioka Tokujin breaths life into Hermès scarves. Ephemeral by design in many cases, Shopping Architecture Now! is also the place where the makers of dreams finally find a solid home.

LE CORBUSIER

36,75 zł Cena
Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the review L'Esprit Nouveau in 1920. The few buildings he was able to design during the 1920s, when he also spent much of his time painting and writing, brought him to the forefront of modern architecture, though it wasn't until after World War II that his epoch-making buildings were constructed, such as the Unite d'Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp.

Renzo Piano

38,85 zł Cena
The mechanics of lightness. The wide-ranging career of the Italian virtuoso. "The array of buildings by Renzo Piano is staggering in scope and comprehensive in the diversity of scale, material, and form. He is truly an architect whose sensibilities represent the widest range of this and earlier centuries." Such was the description of Renzo Piano given by the Pritzker Prize jury citation as they bestowed the prestigious award on him in 1998. Whereas some architects have a signature style, what sets Piano apart is that he seeks simply to apply a coherent set of ideas to new projects in extraordinarily different ways. "One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again," Piano says. "Like a movie director doing a love story, a Western, or a murder mystery, a new world confronts an architect with each project." This explains why it takes more than a superficial glance to recognize Piano's fingerprints on such varied projects as the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Kansai airport in Osaka, Japan, the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia, The New York Times Building in New York, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland, and the Morgan Library in New York. Every book in TASCHEN's "Basic Architecture Series" features: approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans; introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects; the most important works presented in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes as well as construction problems and resolutions; and, an appendix including a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography and a map indicating the locations of the architect's most famous buildings.

Jean Nouvel

37,80 zł Cena
Nouvel vague. France's leading architect. Jean Nouvel, winner of the 2008 Pritzker Prize, is widely regarded as France's most original and important contemporary architect. From 1967 to 1970 he assisted influential architects Claude Parent and Paul Virilio, before creating his own practice in Paris. His first widely acclaimed project was the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (1981-87). Since then he has completed the Lyon Opera House, the Euralille Shopping Center, Lille, and the Fondation Cartier, Paris. His major completed projects since 2000 include the Culture and Convention Center in Lucerne, Switzerland, the spectacular Agbar Tower in Barcelona, the extension of the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nouvel won the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Gold Medal in 2001 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. Every book in TASCHEN's "Basic Architecture Series" features: approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans; introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects; the most important works presented in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes as well as construction problems and resolutions; and an appendix including a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography and a map indicating the locations of the architect's most famous buildings.

The Woodbook

94,40 zł Cena
Culled and assembled by Romeyn Beck Hough between 1888 and 1913 in what still remains a stunning and unparalleled achievement, American Woods —originally published in 14 volumes, with actual specimens mounted on card stock—is a work of breathtaking beauty that has set the standard for the study of trees and wood. TASCHEN`s Wood Book reproduces, in painstaking facsimile, all of the specimen pages from the original volumes; for this purpose we have obtained the use of an extremely rare original set of volumes in very good condition, with minimal damage to the wood cuts. For all trees, now arranged in alphabetical order, three different cross-section cuts of wood are represented (radial, horizontal, and vertical), demonstrating the particular characteristics of the grain and the wealth of colors and textures to be found among the many different wood types. Also included in this special edition are lithographs by Charles Sprague Sargent of the leaves and nuts of most trees, as well as texts describing the trees` geographical origins and physical characteristics. Interior designers, craftsmen, nature enthusiasts, and artists alike will enjoy this beautiful collection of wood samples which includes many trees that are now very rare or completely extinct. "The specimens, as things of beauty, are greatly to be prized…. The work is valuable and unique." — The Boston Globe, on the original edition.

Piranesi vol.1 +2

187,95 zł Cena
Piranesi's fantastic worlds The great 18th century architectural artist and master engraver "Piranesi was as savage as Salvator Rosa, fierce as Michelangelo, and exuberant as Rubens… he has imagined scenes that would startle geometry and exhaust the Indies to realize." - Horace Walpole One of the greatest architectural artists of all time, and certainly the most famous copper engraver of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is best known for his terrifyingly original series of etchings of labyrinthine and megalomaniac prisons, Carceri d'Invenzione. In his own day, he was most celebrated for his Vedute, 137 etchings of ancient and modern Rome; so renowned were these startling and dramatic chiaroscuro images, imbued with Piranesi's romantic feeling for archaeological ruins, that they formed the mental picture of Rome for generations after. Indeed, Piranesi could be said to have shaped a whole strain of contemporary architecture, as well as the wider visualization of antiquity itself. In our time, he has had a direct influence on writers such as Borges and Kafka and on filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam and Peter Greenaway. Anyone who contemplates Piranesi's etchings will confront the existential nightmare of human existence and its infinite mysteries. "An artistic homage to a genius." - Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurt

Architecture Now! 8

144,90 zł Cena
Today's starchitects Currents in architecture around the world Architecture Now! 8 reviews new and exciting projects completed and under construction in the whole world. No style, no building type is ignored, making this volume a true compendium of what anybody interested in buildings today needs to know. From well-known figures such as Zaha Hadid, Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA fame and Thom Mayne of Morphosis, to rising stars like Joshua Prince-Ramus (REX) and Sou Fujimoto and on to less-known architects who are the “stars” of tomorrow, like the Indians of Studio Mumbai, the Norwegian Todd Saunders, the Burkinabe Diébédo Francis Kéré, and the Colombian Giancarlo Mazzanti, or the Chinese architect Li Xiaodong, they are all here and many more as well. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best of what architecture has to offer… Now! For anyone interested in the zeitgeist and building design in the 21st century, the Architecture Now! series is an essential work of reference. Easy-to-navigate illustrated A–Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and websites. Featured architects and practices include: 2012Architecten, 24H Architecture, Effan Adhiwira, AFF Architekten, al bordE, Aparicio + Donaire, Ron Arad, Birk & Heilmeyer, Odile Decq Benoît Cornette, FELIX-DELUBAC, Foster + Partners, Sou Fujimoto, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Manuelle Gautrand, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Hapsitus, HplusF Architects, IA+B, Arata Isozaki, Jakob + MacFarlane, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Kengo Kuma, Li Xiaodong, LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi, Luis Longhi, LOT-EK, Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Maurer United, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Morphosis, Neri & Hu, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Ryue Nishizawa, Jean Nouvel, Bassam El Okeily, Olson Kundig Architects, Carlos Ott, Muti Randolph, rare architecture, REX, Fernando Romero, Todd Saunders, Savioz Fabrizzi, Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Studio Mumbai, Terrain, Undurraga Deves, UNStudio, Urbana, Various Architects, Vo Trong Nghia, Isay Weinfeld, Changki Yun, Peter Zumthor The author: Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

Eileen Gray: A Woman Among...

92,40 zł Cena
Though her work has often been overshadowed by that of her peers such as Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer, Irish designer, lacquer-artist, and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is now widely recognized as a designer of great talent and individuality. She first excelled in the exacting craft of lacquer, creating screens, panels, furniture, and objects of technical virtuosity and poetic strength. Eileen Gray then developed an interest in architecture, designing two houses, "E-1027" (completed 1929) and "Tempe a Pailla" (completed 1934) in the south of France, which are seminal examples of the spirit of the Modern movement. This book analyses and illustrates the full range of her furniture, interiors, and completed architectural projects. This is the reprint of the edition of 1993.

Case Study Houses

231,00 zł Cena
The Case Study House Program was initiated in 1945 by John Entenza who personally requested architects to contribute models for low-cost modern homes. This book presents the final 36 designs which reflect the aspirations of the post-war generation of American architects involved.

ISLAM

71,40 zł Cena
"This illustrated volume surveys over 600 years of Islamic architecture, from the late 7th century to the mid-13th century. It places mosques, Koran schools and palaces in their cultural, religious and political contexts. Buildings featured include Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, and the mosque in cordoba. This reference should appeal to the expert as well as the travel-hungry reader."

International Style...

71,40 zł Cena
"Assessing the masters of modern architecture, this volume includes such figures as Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto. The text takes a critical look at the development of urban centres around the world."

Egypt (Taschen's World...

71,40 zł Cena
"This volume presents an illustrated record of the architecture of the pharaohs, ranging from 3000 BC to the Egyptian style of today, from the Sudan to the Mediterranean. The meanings of wall hieroglyphics are deciphered."

O'Keeffe

52,40 zł Cena
Flowers in the desert Sensuality and color fuse with nature The art of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is splendid with color and laden with hidden sensuality. O'Keeffe's fame was largely earned by her large-format flower pictures that have assured her an unusual place in the annals of art, between realist and abstract. Our Basic Art Series study traces the idiosyncratic of O'Keeffe's career, and numerous illustrations document the most important periods in her lengthy life in art. About the Series: Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions a concise biography

Beckmann

73,40 zł Cena
Max Beckmann (1884-1950) found his central theme in the loneliness of the twentieth century man, threatened by catastrophe and torn between materialism and freedom of mind and spirit. His early pictures showed the influence of Impressionism, with a preponderance of biblical, historical, and allegorical themes. World War I made a deep impression on him: somewhere between Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), the succinct forms and hard contours in his memorable paintings and graphic works showed man at the limit of physical and mental endurance. Later, the harshness and severity of his style softened and his colors became more radiant, but the monumentality remained. Theater, circus, and music hall became parables of human existence. Beckmann's work is concerned with the fundamental conditions of human existence and the tragic entanglement of the human being dependant on the whims of gods, sexuality, and society. His relentless search for knowledge, his uncompromising commitment to the picture, and his belief in the power of its form and color give his work its distinctive, fascinating character, and have earned him a high-ranking place among the artists of the twentieth century. This monograph features more than 180 images of works from 1907 to 1950, including many of Beckmann's famous self-portraits and triptychs (such as Temptation of 1936/1937). Biographical essays cover his war years, the twenties in Frankfurt, his exile years in Amsterdam, and his emigration to the United States where he died; additional material includes photographs on which many of his paintings are based, several exhibition shots, and images from other artists as Pablo Picasso, Eugène Delacroix, Max Ernst, and Edvard Munch that visualize Beckmann's inspirations and context.

Living in Greece

52,40 zł Cena
Mythical homes in the land of the gods Discover the best of Greece's hidden treats Barbara and René Stoeltie bring you yet another excursion to the best of the worlds country homes—this time to the mythical land of Greece. Go island hopping with the Stoelties and discover the best of Greece's hidden treats, such as the hilltop vacation house of Robert Browning, descendent of the English poet, in Hydra, a stunning 18th century Turkish-Greek palace—the former residence of a Turkish governor, now inhabited by a farmer and his family—on the Argo-Saronic Islands, and the cozy, romantic home of Onassiss ex-pilot Basile Touloumtzoglou and his wife, Tilly. The magic of Greece's old-world charm drips from the pages of this book, which features 22 homes throughout the country. The author: Barbara & René Stoeltie both began their careers as artists and gallery owners. With René as photographer and Barbara as writer, they have been collaborating on interior design articles since 1984, contributing to such influential magazines as Vogue, The World of Interiors, AD, Elle, House and Garden, Country Living and House Beautiful. The editor: Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

Temporary Architecture Now!

134,40 zł Cena
"Here today, gone tomorrow Architecture on the move As economic problems make some shy away from grandiose, long-lasting buildings, a wave of new temporary buildings and architectural is sweeping over the planet. These can have uses from emergency relief to concert or performance venues. Another fascinating area that is covered here is exhibition and fair design, a veritable treasure trove of exciting designs that come and go in the space of a week or less, to show fashion, jewelry or design. Fashion shows or art displays are all part of this dynamic trend that includes some of the great names in contemporary architecture like Zaha Hadid or Rem Koolhaas, but also many architects that you have never heard of until now! Featured architects and practices include: Werner Aisslinger, Atelier Bow Wow, Aybar Mateos, Cecil Balmond, Shigeru Ban, Bernardes Jacobsen, BIG, Alberto Campo Baeza, Carmody Groarke, Santiago Cirugeda, Coop Himmelblau, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ecosistema Urbano, Olafur Eliasson, Ammar Eloueini, Essentia, Established & Sons, Fantastic Norway, Mark Fisher, Massimiliano Fuksas, Laurent Grasso & Pascal Grasso, Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick, Institute of Computational Design, Toyo Ito, Adam Kalkin, Ken Min Architects, Koers Mulder, Adolf Krischanitz, Liu Jiakun, LOT-EK, MAPT, Miralles Tagliabue, MOS, Eric Owen Moss, NASA, Ivan Navarro, Jean Nouvel, OBRA Architects, OMA, OMD, John Pawson, Philippe Rahm, Raumlabor Berlin, Francesc Rifé, Michael Rojkind, Rotor, Tomas Saraceno, SO-IL, Tamassociati, Javier Terrados Cepeda, UNStudio, Helena Willemeit, Tokujin Yoshioka The author: Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture."