Architecture & Design (328)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana House

ISBN: 9780486291208

Author: Donald Hoffmann    Publisher: Dover Publications

"Mr. Hoffmann's magisterial command of the vast Wright literature is matched by his gift for placing the architect in the broader cultural crosscurrents of his ...


"Mr. Hoffmann's magisterial command of the vast Wright literature is matched by his gift for placing the architect in the broader cultural crosscurrents of his time … long a respected Wright authority, [he is in] the very forefront of his peers."—The New York Times Built in Springfield, Illinois, in 1902–04 for socialite Susan Lawrence Dana, the lavish home known as the Dana House was designed for extensive entertaining and for housing the owner's art collection. The house was the largest and most ornamental residence Frank Lloyd Wright had constructed up to that time. The lines, dynamic structure, decorative sculpture, and a thousand other felicities of this magnificent house are captured here in a handsome pictorial essay by noted architectural historian Donald Hoffmann. More than 160 rare photographs and line drawings—including interior and exterior views, plans, elevations, sketches, and studies—clearly document Wright's residential masterpiece. The informative and perceptive text discusses the history and background of the house; its site, plans, and construction; the elements and principles underlying its design, and many other aspects of the home's creation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 235 x 274 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$32.99
Designing Design

ISBN: 9783037784501

Author: Kenya Hara    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much...


Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of "emptiness" in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, among the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as Re-Design: the Daily products of the 21st Century of 2000.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 472


Dimensions: 168 x 240 x 40 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$110.00
Eat and Stay

ISBN: 9788416504091

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Eat and Stay showcases more than 120 outstanding international branding and interior design solutions for restaurants, bars, cafes, and food shops.


Eat and Stay showcases more than 120 outstanding international branding and interior design solutions for restaurants, bars, cafes, and food shops.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 216 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2016


$110.00
Ephemeral Architecture

ISBN: 9788415967705

Author: Alex Sanchez Vidiella    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. ...


The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. Research of materials and, above all, the evolution of design, have made this discipline an essential area of study for scholars and authorities alike. "Ephemeral Architecture" offers a wide and also rigorous selection of the best contemporary projects by some of the most daring and innovative architecture studios. The spectacular projects contained in these pages are profusely illustrated and thoroughly documented with drafts, scale and layout drawings, illustrations, renderings and photographs. The book is divided into content blocks that will allow the reader to enjoy the most innovative interventions, be they pavilions, art installations, interactive constructions, stands and finally, award winning projects within the field of temporary architecture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2016


$89.99
Frank Gehry

ISBN: 9783791354422

Authors: Frederic Migayrou, Aurelien Lemonier    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Arranged chronologically, this book follows the arc of Gehry's later career, during which he has focused mainly on public and cultural facilities. The book expl...


Arranged chronologically, this book follows the arc of Gehry's later career, during which he has focused mainly on public and cultural facilities. The book explores how Gehry has overcome technological setbacks and aesthetic backlash, never wavering from his vision. It examines his work in the context of the urban environment, showing how Gehry continually strives to make cities "less boring" and to create urban buildings that echo their surroundings. The buildings profiled here - including the Vitra International Furniture Manufacturing Facility and Design Museum in Switzerland, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the 8 Spruce Street Skyscraper (Beekman Tower) in New York, and the Fondation Louis Vuitton - are represented in dazzling colour photographs as well as preparatory drawing, plans and models. From his early years working within the L.A. Art Scene, to his Pritzker-winning stardom, to his current fascination with the application of computer-aided-design in such areas as cancer research, Frank Gehry, now in his ninth decade, continues to surprise and inspire the public. This informative, fascinating volume is a must-have for his ardent fans and anyone interested in architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 242 x 289 mm


Publication Date: 05-03-2015


$125.00
Let's Write!

ISBN: 9783791371818

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether you love the feel of pen on paper or are attached to your keyboard, this unique book will open you up to the fascinating world of letters. No skill is r...


Whether you love the feel of pen on paper or are attached to your keyboard, this unique book will open you up to the fascinating world of letters. No skill is required, just an imagination and a willingness to scribble, draw, colour and play. In quirky, uniquely designed spreads, Julia Kaergel demonstrates how entire alphabets can be created with the simplest of tools: pencils, pen and ink, paintbrush, markers, quill, sticks and even junk. Her encouraging step-by-step instructions are accompanied by examples of her own creative expressions that are sure to inspire all doodlers. In addition, she offers great ideas for ways you can incorporate your typeface creations into invitations, posters, t-shirts and even cake decoration! Whether you're a budding graphic artist or obsessed with fonts, this book serves up endless ideas to let your imagination run wild.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 236 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2014


$27.99
Logo Decode

ISBN: 9788416504169

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Branding and visual identity in business can be a powerful marketing tool and logo is an absolute essential. It not only plays an important role in presenting t...


Branding and visual identity in business can be a powerful marketing tool and logo is an absolute essential. It not only plays an important role in presenting the philosophy of a company, but also attracts the consumers by its particular form. Logo Decode focuses on "how a logo comes into being," taking you through some of the decisions designers made and why they made them. It will be a invaluable guide for people engaged in graphic design and marketing, and even brand owners.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2016


$110.00
London Rising

ISBN: 9783791381947

Authors: Bradley L Garrett, Alexander Moss    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Over the course of seven years, a well-respected team of adventurers has embarked on scores of not-quite-legal investigations inside, below, and above the city'...


Over the course of seven years, a well-respected team of adventurers has embarked on scores of not-quite-legal investigations inside, below, and above the city's hidden infrastructures. Their first book published by Prestel, Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital, took readers under the city. Now, they reveal the results of their expeditions scaling the city's heights. Jaw-dropping photographs offer extraordinary views from vantage points that most of us will never reach. Divided into thematic chapters, the book offers personal accounts of various excursions, including travels up freestanding masts, pylons, and chimneys; the tops of public spaces such as the Barbican Centre and the British Museum; voyeuristic glimpses over the rooftop gardens of the rich and famous; and the heights of London "starchitecture": the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Walkie-Talkie. Each chapter includes a new artwork by illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen, who specializes in urban psycho-cartography. This London urban exploration crew's exploits in procuring these photos have received extensive coverage in the worldwide press.Readers will enjoy these indefatigable explorers' quest to make their native city both known and accessible to anyone who shares their curiosity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2016


$69.99
New Portable Architecture

ISBN: 9788415967231

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In re...


This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In revealing the cutting-edge techniques that are allowing static architectural forms to go mobile, the diverse examples provided in this book will capture readers' attention and imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 218 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2014


$125.00
New Structural Packaging - Gold Edition

ISBN: 9788415967071

Author: Studio J. M. Garrofe    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temp...


Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temptation, the brand -and the product- will be imprinted in our memory. Beautiful packaging is the promise of a great delivery and also, in itself, a bonus present. But really beautiful things are also functional. The best packaging design will be always connected with the product, conveying the character of what it contains. Conceived by the creative minds behind the award winning studio Garrofe in Barcelona, the more than 140 designs displayed in New Structural Packaging reveal the incredible possibilities and purposes that this particular discipline may offer. Studio Garrofe's work for clients such as Relais and Chateaux, Cadbury's, Puig, Beiersdorf or Freixenet proves their creative, versatile and refined approach to the field. New Structural Packaging is the new essential reference book and a valuable toolkit for package designers, design students and packaging hobbyists.Each project is illustrated with enlightening, high quality photographs and stencils that reveal the different techniques and simple, clear texts that explain the materials used in the production. 140 original packaging designs, ordered in 3 difficulty levels that show a great variety of functions and contribute to strengthen the identity image of the brand.All the projects are genuine designs created by Studio Garrofe and are also easy to reproduce.Books includes CD-ROM with printable layouts for all designs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 180 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2016


$95.00
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