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An Architecture of Ineloquence

A Study in Modern Architecture and Religion

by J.K. Birksted

<p>Set on a hillside near Cluny, in a region associated with religious institutions and sacred architecture (including Le Corbusier's La Tourette), Le Carmel de la Paix, designed by José Luis Sert, remains tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased

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Architecture That Speaks

S. C. P. Vosper and Ten Remarkable Buildings at Texas A&M

by Nancy T. McCoy, David G. Woodcock, Lilia Y. Gonzales & others

<p>When the A&amp;M College of Texas opened its doors in 1876, its early buildings followed a Victorian architectural style. Classical architecture came to the campus with the Academic Building, after the 1912 fire that destroyed Old Main. ...

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Beauty's Rigor

Patterns of Production in the Work of Pier Luigi Nervi

by Thomas Leslie

<p>Born in Sondrio, Italy, in 1891, Per Luigi Nervi was a pioneer in the engineering and architecture of reinforced concrete. His buildings showed how the use of reinforced concrete expanded the possibilities of form and structure. His methods, ...

ISBN: 9780252099687

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Boundaries

by Maya Lin

<p>Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook—a unique view into her artwork and philosophy.</p> <p>Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long, polished black stone wall,

ISBN: 9781501146565

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Bruce Goff

Architecture of Discipline in Freedom

by Arn Henderson

<p>Renowned today as one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, Bruce Goff (1904–1982) was only twelve years old when a Tulsa architectural firm took him on as an apprentice. Throughout his career he defied expectations, not ...

ISBN: 9780806158297

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California Contemporary

The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick and KAA Design

by Grant Kirkpatrick

<p>The stunning houses of Grant Kirkpatrick and his firm, KAA Design, exemplify why so many of us look to Southern California as the pinnacle of sophisticated modern living. Two dozen magnificent custom homes,modern in style, are built of ...

ISBN: 9781616897383

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Connections

Exploring Contemporary Planning Theory and Practice with Patsy Healey

by Jean Hillier & Jonathan Metzger

<p>The professional practice as well as the academic discipline of planning has been fundamentally re-invented all over the world in recent decades. In this astonishing transition, the thinking and scholarship of Patsy Healey appears as a ...

ISBN: 9781317161974

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Cultures of Glass Architecture

by Hisham Elkadi

<p>When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of ...

ISBN: 9781317155676

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Designing Detroit

Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture

by Michael G. Smith

In the early 1900s, Detroit was leading the nation in architectural innovation and designer Wirt Rowland was at the forefront of this advancement, yet few are even aware of his substantial contribution to the evolution of architectural style. It

ISBN: 9780814339800

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Follow the Sun

A Field Guide to Architectural Photography in the Digital Age

by James Ewing

<p><em>Follow the Sun</em> will guide you through all aspects of architectural photography, from the genre’s rich history to the exciting new approaches brought by the advent of the digital age. It explains how to use the powerful tools of ...

ISBN: 9781317753070

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Frank Lloyd Wright

by Robert McCarter

<p>A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his ...

ISBN: 9781861895387

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From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman

by Stefano Corbo

<p>Peter Eisenman is one of the most controversial protagonists of the architectural scene, who is known as much for his theoretical essays as he is for his architecture. While much has been written about his built works and his philosophies, ...

ISBN: 9781317132301

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From the Shadows

The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

by Owen Hopkins

<p>Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662–1736) is one of English history’s greatest architects, outshone only by Christopher Wren, under whom he served as an apprentice. A major figure in his own time, he was involved in nearly all the grandest architectural

ISBN: 9781780235363

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Heirloom Houses

The Architecture of Wade Weissmann

by Steven Stolman

<p><em>An architectural monograph of lyrical, bespoke homes built to last.</em></p> <p>The houses designed by Wade Weissmann and his firm tell the stories of the homeowners. Like beautiful music, a Wade Weissmann house is composed of notes and ...

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John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York

by Mardges Bacon

<p><em>John McAndrew's Modernist Vision</em> tells the compelling story of the architect, scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who played a key role in redefining modernism in the United States from the 1930s onward. The designer of the Vassar ...

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John Vassos

Industrial Design for Modern Life

by Danielle Shapiro

<DIV><P>What should a television look like? How should a dial on a radio feel to the touch? These were questions John Vassos asked when the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) asked him to design the first mass-produced television receiver, the ...

ISBN: 9781452951751

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Luke Him Sau, Architect

China's Missing Modern

by Edward Denison & Guang Yu Ren

<p>Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904–1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London ...

ISBN: 9781118449004

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Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II

From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas

by Martin Filler

<p>In the first volume of <em>Makers of Modern Architecture</em> (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through illuminating studies ...

ISBN: 9781590177013

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Making Magic: The Marion Mahony Griffin Story

by Glenda Korporaal

She was the American woman who changed Australian history. She broke through barriers for women in architecture and spent 15 years working for Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in the formative years of the Prairie School of Architecture. ...

ISBN: 9780992476915

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Manual of Section

by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki & David J. Lewis

<p>Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense. Until now, however, there has ...

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