Architecture & Design (255)

The Hinterland

ISBN: 9783899556636

Publisher: Gestalten

Escaping from the city and the everyday. Making a home within the forest’s foliage. Using architectural remains as a foundation for a new retreat. These are t...


Escaping from the city and the everyday. Making a home within the forest’s foliage. Using architectural remains as a foundation for a new retreat. These are the makings of many daydreams and the realities present in The Hinterland. For, even if it only lasts a moment, we all need a change of scenery. Cabins provide that coveted change. Located on mountain tops, nestled in villages, or ensconced in lush forests, The Hinterland showcases homey hide-outs and charming cabins from shelter to domicile. These getaways free us from the distracting and unessential, and offer to put us back in touch with nature and reclaim our own inner peace. Thoughtfully crafted and built, the stories behind these structures are just as curious as the walls themselves. Through portraits of the inhabitants and their invitingly inventive homes, The Hinterland explores architecture and design approaches to creating works that refresh and revitalize amidst the beauty of nature. With the right materials and mindset, this stirring collection reveals that we can all create our own radiant refuge and follow the call of The Hinterland.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$120.00
Bauhaus

ISBN: 9783791382104

Author: Boris Friedewald    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This lively introduction to the Bauhaus tells the story of a radical concept of artistic expression that would transcend the boundaries among the arts. Written ...


This lively introduction to the Bauhaus tells the story of a radical concept of artistic expression that would transcend the boundaries among the arts. Written in an engaging style, the book sheds light on the unconventional lives of the people involved with the Bauhaus, examines the experimental teachings of the movement, and profiles its major figures. It gives an overview of the developments and ideas of the Bauhaus and offers new perspectives on the art and personalities of this important era. Including approximately 100 illustrations, this book presents the historical context that fostered the movement and introduces readers to the major Bauhaus artworks and artists.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


$34.99
Efficient Offices

ISBN: 9788416500253

Author: Octavi Mestre    Publisher: Monsa

Today, nobody doubts that in the same way we can parameterize a building, to know its height, its weight (the famous question that Buckminster Fuller made to No...


Today, nobody doubts that in the same way we can parameterize a building, to know its height, its weight (the famous question that Buckminster Fuller made to Norman Foster, “How much does your building weigh Mr Foster?”), today, we should know how much do our buildings spend and what to do to improve their energetic efficiency. In fact, our last buildings are all “passive house” (the CERN buildings are adjusted to the specifications of the RT-2012, the strict French regulation and that of CERN itself) and the last two reforms in Barcelona (the buildings at Travesera-Amigó and the Diagonal 409) have obtained the CS LEED ORO Certificate and the Calener GT Nivel B energetic qualification in rehabilitation), something that is always harder than when it is applied on brand new buildings and we can play with the thermal coating. Within the environmental concern that should distinguish us and in order to make our buildings worth of the GREEN BUILDING consideration, at the Geoda de Travesera Building, we have projected installations in order to allow the reduction of 40% and 45% of the energetic consumption of a building of similar characteristics and to minimize the carbon emissions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


$49.99
Type Hybrid

ISBN: 9789881320391

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

With increased globalization comes increased sharing of ideas — a cultural exchange than can lead to new and diverse possibilities. This hybridization has lon...


With increased globalization comes increased sharing of ideas — a cultural exchange than can lead to new and diverse possibilities. This hybridization has long been at work not only on the foods we eat and the music we listen to, but the very words we speak. Type Hybrid examines its impact on the written aspects of our languages. Appealing to an audience that speaks more than one language, multilingual designers are able to broaden their reach and that of their clients at the same time as expanding the arsenal of characters at their disposal. Divided into two chapters and showcasing logos and visual communication, this book is revolutionary in its exposŽ of a growing trend in typography, one that is demonstrably here to stay.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 184 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2016


$99.00
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Ars Sacra

ISBN: 9783848008957

Author: Rolf Toman    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Ars Sacra is an unique tribute to 2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality. This glorious tome takes the reader on a tour through seventeen ce...


Ars Sacra is an unique tribute to 2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality. This glorious tome takes the reader on a tour through seventeen centuries of sacral art, architecture, and culture, from the late antiquity to the middle ages, renaissance, baroque, art nouveau to works by contemporary artists such as Marc Chagall and Gerhard Richter.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 800


Dimensions: 250 x 380 mm


$240.00
Islam: Art and Architecture

ISBN: 9783848008384

Author: Markus Hattstein    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Islam, the second largest and the youngest of the major world religions, has changed the world and left its mark on human history since the appearance of the pr...


Islam, the second largest and the youngest of the major world religions, has changed the world and left its mark on human history since the appearance of the prophet Mohammed in the seventh century. This book follows the historical development of the Islamic dynasties and regions, showing the variety of their forms of artistic expression from the beginning until today. From decorative elements of buildings to calligraphy and the embellishment of everyday objects, ornamentation, that most characteristic Islamic art form, is displayed in an extraordinary rich range of ways. The contributions of important scholars bring to life before our very eyes this culture, which belongs next to Greek and Roman antiquity as one of the pillars of our modern society.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 624


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$49.99
Handmade Shoes for Men

ISBN: 9783848003686

Author: Lazlo Vass    Publisher: h f Ullmann

A man’s shoes are the most important items in his wardrobe. However, a pair of custom-made welted shoes goes beyond mere items of apparel. They are the creati...


A man’s shoes are the most important items in his wardrobe. However, a pair of custom-made welted shoes goes beyond mere items of apparel. They are the creation of a master craftsman, expressing the social standing of the wearer while simultaneously providing the delicate structure of the feet with optimum protection from the stress and strain of everyday life. Custom-made shoes are also a work of art in leather, designed for the distinctive feet and the individual taste of the fashion-conscious gentleman. This book takes an expert look into the workshops of internationally renowned shoemakers. The many detailed photographs in this book reveal the closely-guarded secrets and tricks of the trade that come between the taking of measurements and the completion of the shoe. This book is for those with a sense of both fashion and tradition, for those who love shoes. It is also a worthy introduction, for both the professional and the layman, to the wealth of tradition that is waiting to be discovered in the shoemaker’s workshop.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$49.99
Monasteries and Monastic Orders

ISBN: 9783848000630

Author: Kristina Kruger    Publisher: h f Ullmann

How did the monks, nuns, and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the rela...


How did the monks, nuns, and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the relationship between the monasteries and worldly authorities? And what was the source of the power that the religious orders were able to exercise in political affairs at various times? Are the remarkable cultural accomplishments of the cloisters simply the fruits of great self-discipline, or did they also result from a privileged way of life? Who were the men and women who entered monasteries? Knowledgeable responses to these and many other questions, in conjunction with opulent illustrations, make this an impressive volume that is destined to become a standard on the subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 432


Dimensions: 234 x 324 mm


$49.99
A Guy's Guide to Style

ISBN: 9783848000289

Author: Berhard Roetzel    Publisher: h f Ullmann

A Guy’s Guide to Style illustrates the basic, generally appropriate and long-term fundamentals of a good fashion style for every man, and gives practical tips...


A Guy’s Guide to Style illustrates the basic, generally appropriate and long-term fundamentals of a good fashion style for every man, and gives practical tips for all situations from business meetings and festive occasions to recreational activities. Outfit examples assist with the right combinations of clothing. The Guy’s Guide to Style thus will actually be a style advisor and should be in every men’s pocket.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 122 x 180 mm


$34.99
Florence: Art and Architecture

ISBN: 9783848000081

Author: Antonio Paolucci    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and clearly written texts with an abundance of pictures. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors ...


Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and clearly written texts with an abundance of pictures. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the reader on a journey to the unique artistic treasures of the city on the Arno. They introduce historical buildings and sculptures in their historical contexts, and lead you through world famous painting galleries such as the Accademia and the Palazzo Pitti.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 528


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


$59.99
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