Architecture & Design (357)

Wiener Werkstatte 1903 1932 The Luxury of Beauty

ISBN: 9783791357164

Authors: Christian Witt-Dorring, Janis Staggs    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The Wiener Werkstätte, founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waerndorfer, was an artists’ and craftsmen’s collective that existed in Vienna f...


The Wiener Werkstätte, founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waerndorfer, was an artists’ and craftsmen’s collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. The artists’ goal was to bring high-quality design and craft into all areas of life and to elevate everyday objects into pieces of art. During that time, the collective produced items in a variety of media including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, metalwork, and textiles. The Wiener Werkstätte style influenced generations of architects from Bauhaus to Art Deco. This book features the work of well-known Wiener Werkstätte members such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche along with lesser known designers such as Gudrun Baudisch, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Ugo Zovetti. It also includes in-depth essays that explore the Wiener Werkstätte’s long history and legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2017


$150.00
Colorama

ISBN: 9783791373287

Author: Cruschiform    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves int...


What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves into the nuances of the universal palette while also explaining the history behind some of the terms used to describe certain hues. Elegantly designed it offers two-page spreads for 133 different shades. Each full-page of brilliant color faces a charming explanatory illustration and text of technical, scientific, historic, etymological, or linguistic terms. Two helpful indices present the colors in the order in which they appear in the book and also sorts them thematically in categories such as "Birds," "Cloth," "Modes of Transport," and "Formulas." The book also offers inspiration and guidance to painters and illustrators. Young lovers of art can understand why artists chose a particular shade over another. As fun to peruse as it is informative, this unique, cleverly designed book offers a wealth of surprises about the colors around us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 160 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$55.00
Africa

ISBN: 9783832798666

Authors: Michael Poliza, -   

World-renowned photographer Michael Poliza’s best seller re-released—now in a smaller format and as an inexpensive hardcover edition Discover the impressive...


World-renowned photographer Michael Poliza’s best seller re-released—now in a smaller format and as an inexpensive hardcover edition Discover the impressive continent in all its fascinating beauty Breathtaking photographs that simply have to be seen Africa is a source of amazing bio-diversity and home to some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes. The sights of this awe-inspiring continent are captured with consummate skill and sensitivity by master lensman Michael Poliza. With extensive experience photographing the animals and terrain of Africa, Poliza's viewpoint is shaped by his concern for the fragile eco-systems he chronicles. These images embody the soul of Africa's flora and fauna with a true artist's eye for color and composition. This book will be enjoyed for years to come. Poliza started as a child actor on German TV, then founded several highly successful IT ventures in the US and Germany. His "STARSHIP MILLENNIUM VOYAGE," around the world on a 75 ft expedition yacht, was avidly followed by millions via internet. Poliza now focuses mainly on filming and photography, including work for the Discovery Channel. He spends a great deal of time based in Cape Town, and is a pioneer in the use of digital photography for coffee table books.


Bind: hardback


$115.00 $89.99
Stay With Me

ISBN: 9781584235729

Author: Catherine Harvey    Publisher: Gingko Press

The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of boutique hotels the world over. Through clever branding and unique interiors, they capture our dreams and...


The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of boutique hotels the world over. Through clever branding and unique interiors, they capture our dreams and yearnings, providing refuge for vacationers and weary business travelers alike. No longer satisfied with the trappings of yesteryear, today’s visitors require more places that speak to their sense of self or aesthetic leanings. Stay With Me features some of the most brilliant brand strategies of recent years campaigns that integrate mission with material expression. Some of the hotels profiled evoke earlier century opulence, others a quiet minimalism. Both exhibit experiential differentiation through the interplay of design elements. Many house onsite eateries that will appeal to the most discerning foodies and provide even more opportunities for identity work. From creative “do not disturb”signs, to menus, wayfinding, stationery, bath product packaging and more, no potential canvas is overlooked. Includes the NoMad Hotel, Hotel Americano, The Standard High Line, Wythe Hotel, Palihouse Santa Monica, Hotel Lincoln, citizenM, Claridge’s, The Ampersand Hotel, The London Edition, Hotel Wiesler, Hotel Daniel Vienna, Mama Shelter, Casa Camper Berlin, Michelberger Hotel, Hotel the Exchange, The Student Hotel, The Thief, Hotel OMM, Ett Hem Stockholm, Scandic Grand Central, Lux Maldives, Bulgari Hotel, Nine Hours Hotel, Wanderlust Hotel, QT Hotel, Art Series Hotel Group, and The Oyster Inn.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$95.00
Railway Houses of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780908573950

Author: Bruce Shalders    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railw...


The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railways pushed the rail network about New Zealand, opening new country for development, a challenge presented itself to house railwaymen in country areas where infrastructure didn’t exist or was newly formed. Railways only alternative was to construct houses for their employees. Initially part of the Public Works Department responsibilities, eventually an Architectural Branch within New Zealand Railways was formed under George Troup. This development lead to new designs of railway houses, a design that was to become symbolic in the New Zealand landscape. To manufacture these houses, Railways set up a sawmill and special factory in Frankton, kit-setting houses, delivering them by rail as parts packs and ultimately erecting them about the country. As well as far-flung reaches of the railway system, Railways ended up developing “model” railway settlements at places as diverse as Otahuhu, Newmarket, Frankton, TeKuiti, Taumarunui, Ohakune, Taihape, Palmerston North, Napier, Eastown, Kaiwharawhara, Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass, Otira, Dunedin and other places around the country. These houses were supplemented in later years by newer designs. This book covers the housing scheme, sawmill and house factory, the railway settlements, the maintenance programme, the house numbering system, and as a railwayman and his family, what it was like living in a railway house, and how railway families interacted socially, often located in distant isolation from towns and cities. The book closes with Government’s exit from railway house ownership in the 1990s and a chapter on the railway house survivors that have been lovingly restored by current owners. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era and current day. Railway houses and the nearby railway environment where they were located are extensively featured.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 142


Dimensions: 273 x 213 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2017


$49.99
Le Corbusier : The Complete Buildings

ISBN: 9783791384023

Author: Cemal Emden    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden ph...


In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden photographed all the 52 buildings that remain standing. Each of these buildings is featured in the book and captured from multiple angles, with images revealing their exterior and interior details. Interspersed throughout the book are texts by leading architects and scholars, whose commentaries are as fascinating and varied as the buildings themselves. The book closes with an illustrated, annotated index. From the early Villa Vallet, built in Switzerland in 1905, to his groundbreaking Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, completed in 1947, this ambitious project presents the entirety and diversity of Le Corbusier’s architectural output. Visually arresting and endlessly engaging, it will appeal to the architect’s many fans, as well as anyone interested in the foundation of modern architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 216 x 324 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$125.00
50 Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383620

Author: Claudia Hellman    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is ev...


Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is everywhere, and this volume profiles fifty of the most influential figures over the past one hundred years. From the first bentwood chairs by Thonet to the holistically designed worlds of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, and from the signature styles of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, and Philippe Starck to internationally known brands like Swatch, Muji, and Apple, the designers presented here are profiled in double-page spreads packed with fascinating background information, photographs, and illustrations. As inspiring as it is informative, this far-reaching book celebrates the impact that design has on our daily life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$45.00
The Big Book of Small Home Plans

ISBN: 9781580117944

Author: Design America    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility and fewer possessio...


Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility and fewer possessions. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact. Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself. This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking to build the ideal cabin, cottage, small home or tiny house, you’re sure to find it here. Select from a catalogue of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building a variety of small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success. Big Book of Small Home Plans is also packed with advice for rightsizing your house while maximizing your living space, with useful tips on small home organizing, decorating and smart storage.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$29.99
Modular Loft

ISBN: 9788416500567

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In the projects presented in this book, besides being ingenious and capable, planners make creative use of construction techniques, often artisanal, to create f...


In the projects presented in this book, besides being ingenious and capable, planners make creative use of construction techniques, often artisanal, to create flexible-use living environments that optimize the use of space. Some recurring elements in this type planning are enclosures that integrate and conceal furnishings, new lofts that take advantage of underutilized interior height, furniture that can be moved to differentiate areas, and independent volumes that focus functional areas.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$49.99
Clever Solutions For Small Apartments

ISBN: 9788416500598

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choo...


Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choosing good storage options. All resources come into play when conceiving and designing functional and versatile rooms that adapt to their inhabitants and lend a coherent decor to the whole, all to one’s personal taste. This book explores various storage solutions for apartments of different sizes. It is structured from the lowest to the highest available surface, and they all have aspects in common: the style of each house, the space available, the entrance of light and how to take advantage of it, and finally the color.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$49.99
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