Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright (Taschen Publishing)
Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright
Taschen Publishing | | 2004
Text is in English, German and French.
Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly made use of them to build private homes. His prairie house concept—that of a low, sprawling home based upon a simple L or T figure—was the driving force behind some of his most famous houses and became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright`s designs for office and public buildings were equally groundbreaking and unique. From Fallingwater to New York`s Guggenheim Museum, his works are among the most famous in the history of architecture.
Architecture Now ! vol.2 - L'architecture d'aujourd'hui - volmue 2
by Philip Jodidio
taille / size : 48.4 Mo
english / français / deutsch
Architecture Now ! / L'architecture d'aujourd'hui
by Philip Jodidio, Taschen
english / français / deutsch
Renzo Piano : Sustainable architectures / arquitecturas sostenibles
Gustavo Gili; Édition : 1 (1998)
The Architecture Of Rasem Badran : Narratives On People And Place
A complete overview of the work of the most important architect in the Middle East today.
Rasem Badran's influence is rapidly spreading throughout the developing world. His work involves the full spectrum of the built environment, from urban planning to individual residences. He concentrates on making architecture that meets the social and cultural requirements of the people who use it, as well as being place-specific in response to environmental conditions. Born in Jerusalem in 1945, Badran was educated in Ramallah and then in Germany, which had a profound impact on his approach to design. His well-balanced education, beginning with a traveling apprenticeship with his father and continuing through a fertile and exciting time of experimental architecture in Europe, has allowed him to weave a systematically rational, Western methodology with the intuitive traditions inherent in his own cultural background.
Badran designs buildings and environments that stand in stark contrast to self-conscious, anonymous architecture devoid of any reference to people, place, or culture. He offers a humane option to the deliberately commodified, blatantly branded, aesthetically objectified, and environmentally inarticulate architecture that is becoming the norm in the developed world today. 300 illustrations, 250 in color.
Norman Foster and the British Museum
A landmark in the history of the British Museum and one of Norman Foster's most significant projects to date, the Great Court has reclaimed and reinvigorated one of London's most important public spaces, transforming the Museum. Published to coincide with a major retrospective of Foster's work held at the British Museum, this volume brings together essays, design drawings and photographs to provide an account of the development and completion of Foster's project. An introductory essay by Deyan Sudjic presents the Great Court as the culmination of centuries of change within the Museum - a reconciliation of past and future which has both restored and transfigured the heart of this public institution. Spencer de Grey, a partner at Foster and Partners, documents the design and construction of the individual elements within the Great Court and the vast glazed canopy which surmounts them. The volume is introduced by Norman Foster and illustrated with photographs of the Great Court during its construction and in its spectacular finished state.
Oscar Niemeyer 100 anos - O globo
O jornal publica um caderno especial com 20 páginas em papel branco e formato diferenciado, uma homenagem e referência à revista Módulo, publicação de arquitetura e urbanismo que teve Niemeyer como editor. Em destaque, um perfil do arquiteto a partir de depoimentos de amigos mais próximos, suas obras no Brasil e no exterior, viagens, os projetos atuais e a história de vida de quem chega aos 100 anos
LOUIS KAHN - The Library at Phillips Exeter Academy
Glenn E. Wiggins
"The Library at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, has won the Twenty-Five Year award from the American Institute of Architects. The award is bestowed annually on an American work of architecture that has proved its merit over a life of at least a quarter of a century. … The Exeter Library, which opened in 1971, was designed by Louis I. Kahn (1901–74). Kahn … accomplished something no one else had quite figured out how to do. He made modern buildings that achieved the timeless, monumental presence of the great works of the past. … Kahn respected books. ‘Nobody ever paid the price of a book; they pay only for the printing,’ he once said. Exeter is his attempt to embody, in brick and teak and marble and concrete, the essence of a particular kind of institution: the house of books, the library." —Robert Campbell, The Boston Globe.
Le Corbusier in Detail
This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the meaning of detail, on the ways in which detail informs the overall architectural narrative of a building. Well illustrated and containing several specially prepared scaled drawings it acts as timely reminder to both students and architects of the possibilities inherent in the most small scale tectonic gestures.
* Lavishly illustrated, with numerous in depth studies this book will be an inspiration to both students and architects
* This is the first book to illustrate Le Corbusier's philosophies through his use of detail
* So innovative was Le Corbusier's approach to design and so influential has he been on the current generation of architects that his work remains as relevant today as it ever did
Monday, July 29, 2013
Le Corbusiers - Complete Works in Eight Volumes
Willy Boesiger, Oscar Stonorov, Max Bill,
Birkhäuser Basel Publishing | | 1995 | PDF | French, English, German
176240 pages | 508 Mb(8 files)
The eight volumes of this extraordinary edition, the 1929 to 1970 was published and since has been reprinted again and again, documenting the wide range of work by Le Corbusier. They document the work of the most influential architects of the 20th Century. In direct collaboration with Le Corbusier in over 40 years, makes the set a unique and exhaustive inventory of its buildings, projects, sketches, books, manifestos, drawings and texts, which the world of architecture have changed.
Alvar Aalto (Obras y Proyectos / Works and Projects)
Publisher: Gustavo Gili (August 1, 1993)
Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, is one of the great architects of the 20th century. Although his early work was influenced by the neoclassic movement, he went on to develop his own individual form of architecture which was functionalist yet expressionist, incorporating humane aspects into his work. This special edition provides a compact overview of his works, complete with plans, illustrations and explanatory texts. It is an ideal introduction to the work of Alvar Aalto and highlights his unique contribution to 20th century architecture.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT A cura di Bruno Zevi : Zanichelli
"Genio eretico, tra i massimi protagonisti della vicenda architettonica di tutti i tempi, Wright ha anticipato e poi oltrepassato i maestri europei del movimento moderno: una lunga e affascinante avventura umana, che si lega strettamente ad una produzione inesauribile che ha costellato l'America di centinaia di capolavori. E chi meglio di Bruno Zevi può guidare a riscoprire e rileggere Wright? Questo libro è una guida per le nuove generazioni, ma anche, finalmente, il compendio che è sempre mancato nella mai completa pubblicistica sul genio di Taliesin." Dalla quarta di copertina.
"Nel 1975, poco prima di partire per la fiera di Francoforte, passai dalla Clup. Francesca Piccarreta, che si occupava del settore di architettura, mi fece vedere delle piccole monografie su Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe e Alvar Aalto da poco pubblicate da un editore svizzero.
Non le conoscevo; lei le trovava molto valide. Così a Francoforte passai dallo stand di Artemis, per chiedere (in verità senza troppa convinzione) se quei titoli erano liberi. La trattativa fu sorprendentemente facile e rapida. Devo dunque a Francesca l'idea della "Serie di Architettura", che negli anni Ottanta sarebbe diventata la più importante collana di varia del catalogo Zanichelli. Il successo dei primi tre titoli tradotti mi convinse a provare anche
con monografie scritte da autori italiani: partirono due lettere a Zevi e Benevolo, e una terza a Pier Luigi Nervi. Benevolo non rispose. Per Nervi invece rispose il figlio. Il libro su Nervi venne poi curato dal nipote, Pier Luigi jr, da un anziano architetto dello studio, Giuseppe Positano, e da Paolo Desideri, che sarebbe più tardi diventato a sua volta uno dei più noti architetti italiani.
Da Zevi speravo di ottenere una monografia su Frank Lloyd Wright; Zevi non solo rispose positivamente, ma rilanciò proponendo, oltre a Wright, anche Mendelsohn e Terragni. Il rilancio aveva tutta l'aria del «tutto o niente», e così mi trovai a lavorare con lui su tre libri. Bruno Zevi è stato certamente la personalità più forte che io abbia conosciuto in trent'anni di lavoro: non andavamo d'accordo quasi su niente, ma c'era (almeno per quanto mi riguarda) una specie di attrazione fatale. Credo che abbia influenzato molto il mio carattere, o almeno mi piace pensarlo oggi che ho un'età vicina a quella che aveva lui negli anni Settanta.
Frank Gehry - MARTa Herford
By MARTa Freunde und Förderer
Birkhäuser Basel | pages 112 | 2005-05-06 | 7,7 MB
Located at the center of the German furniture manufacturing
industry, Marta, the latest European Museum by Frank O.
Gehry, opened in December 2004 to universal acclaim. Conceived
as a laboratory for redefining the relationship between art,
design, and industry, this Gehry masterwork houses art
galleries, a library, educational facilities, and conference
and cultural meeting rooms.While the gallery is, for Gehry,
an uncharacteristic neutral white cube, it is wrapped in a
series of bulging curvatures creating a dome that announces
his distinctive architectural signature. This book, which
contains previously unpublished material on the design and
construction of the museum, offers insight into the working
process of arguably the world's most famous architect, and
his ideas about the shifting boundaries between industry,
design, art, and architecture
Frank Gehry - The City and Music
Frank Gehry: The City and Music is the result of a unique collaboration between the architect and leading critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. It focuses on two projects, Gehry's unrealised proposal for the rehabilitation of Berlin's Museum Island and his soon to be completed Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, while discussing other projects such as the Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Concord, California, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Gehry's much debated relationship to Minimalist sculpture, use of new building materials and attitude to tradition, are discussed with regard to his belief in architecture as a democratic practice which is at once practical and expressive.
Catalogos de Arquitectura Contemporanea - Yves Lion
Catalogos de Arquitectura Contemporanea - Souto de Moura
catalogos de arquitectura contemporanea - Heikkinen & Komonen
Mikko Heikkinen & Markku Komonen Architectes.
Catalogos de Arquitectura Contemporanea - Hans Kollhoff.
Catalogos de arquitectura contemporanea - Francesco Venezia
Catalogos de Arquitectura Contemporanea - Espinet & Ubach.
Miquel Espinet & Antoni Ubach Architectes.
Catalogos de Arquitectura Contemporanea - David Chipperfield
Catalogos de Arquitectura Contemporanea - Claus en Kaan.
Catalogos de Arquitectura Contemporanea - Carrilho da Garça.
Catalogos de arquitectura contemporánea - Carlos Jiménez