November 2016 (43)

100 Years 100 Buildings

ISBN: 9783791382128

Author: John Hill    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, John Hill, is obsessed with his subject and determined to expose his fellow citizens to the glorious struc...


The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, John Hill, is obsessed with his subject and determined to expose his fellow citizens to the glorious structures that shape our environment. In this beautifully designed compendium Hill presents his selection of the most significant building to be built each year from 1916 to 2015. Each two-page spread includes one or two large color photos and text that explains the importance of each structure. Starting with H. P. Berlage’s Holland House in London and closing with Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s newly completed Broad museum in Los Angeles, Hill has combed the globe for iconic buildings. Notable inclusions are Helsinki Railroad Station; the Solimar Building in Cuba; Le Corbusier’s Mill Owners’ Association building in Ahmadabad, India; Habitat 67, a housing complex in Montreal; and Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light in Osaka, Japan. What makes this collection so extraordinary is Hill’s criteria for the buildings included: each must be able to be seen, approached, or explored by the average person. An introductory essay and a timeline that highlights important architectural events round out this engrossing survey that demonstrates the underlying themes and developments in the world of architecture today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 248 x 280 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2016


$79.99
Eighty Four Rooms -Alpine Edition

ISBN: 9783832734077

Publisher: TeNeues

Once again, the winter edition of Eighty Four Rooms highlights select hotels and luxurious places to vacation. This time, the focus is on the Alps and its attra...


Once again, the winter edition of Eighty Four Rooms highlights select hotels and luxurious places to vacation. This time, the focus is on the Alps and its attractive opportunities for skiing and snow play. These carefully chosen accommodations have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a laid-back ski vacation or a snowy locale the whole family can enjoy. The Local Guides include notes on ski slopes and trails, regional snowfall totals, and tips on other local wintertime activities. Special dining picks and information on the culinary scene are also included.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 246 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2016


Tags: November 2016   Travel
$115.00
Rome : Art & Architecture

ISBN: 9783848003204

Author: Brigitte Hintzen-Bohlen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

The magnificent panorama of the Eternal City unfolds before the readers’ eyes this richly illustrated guide. Even into the twentieth century, artists from eve...


The magnificent panorama of the Eternal City unfolds before the readers’ eyes this richly illustrated guide. Even into the twentieth century, artists from every corner of the globe were magically drawn to Rome, which served as their model and inspiration. If you are planning to visit Rome or you want to remember the great architecture that you visited, this resource is for you.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 626


Dimensions: 163 x 146 mm


$24.99 $12.99
Tuscany : Art & Architecture

ISBN: 9783848003211

Author: Anne Mueller von der Haegen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Tuscany is a fascinating region to experience art and architecture in a unique and personal way. In every corner of Tuscany you CAN find century-old churches, c...


Tuscany is a fascinating region to experience art and architecture in a unique and personal way. In every corner of Tuscany you CAN find century-old churches, castles, beautiful manor houses, and villas. The museums in Tuscany are loaded with incredible masterpieces of art starting from Etruscan to Roman culture to medieval art of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Piero Della Francesca. This richly illustrated guide is the perfect introduction to visiting Tuscany.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 626


Dimensions: 146 x 163 mm


$24.99 $12.99
Paris : Art & Architecture

ISBN: 9783848009794

Author: Martina Padberg    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Paris is one of the artistic capitals of Europe. For centuries the city has produced, and been home to, countless artists and artistic movements. This volume wi...


Paris is one of the artistic capitals of Europe. For centuries the city has produced, and been home to, countless artists and artistic movements. This volume will help you find the best examples of each period in the city’s museums and architecture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 146 x 163 mm


$24.99 $12.99
Creatures of the Deep : The Pop-Up Book

ISBN: 9783791372310

Author: Ernst Haeckel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The book Art Forms in Nature is a collection of prints, made by the scientist Ernst Haeckel, of an enormous variety of flora and fauna from the sea—including ...


The book Art Forms in Nature is a collection of prints, made by the scientist Ernst Haeckel, of an enormous variety of flora and fauna from the sea—including microscopic Radiolaria, starfish, and jelly fish. Since Prestel published it in 1998, the book has been a favorite with artists, designers, illustrators, and anyone who enjoys the wondrous forms of the natural world. Now paper engineer Maike Biederstädt has transformed Haeckel’s transcendent work into a three-dimensional book that allows readers to appreciate Haeckel’s vivid colors, exceptional precision, and fascination with patterns and geometry. This stunning book features seven pop-ups that allow readers to see nature’s brilliance the way that Haeckel did—as marvelous, mathematically based creations that support his theory of the unity of all living things. Certain to appeal to his huge variety of fans, this pop-up version of a timeless classic will be treasured for years to come.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 210 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$59.99
New York Sleeps

ISBN: 9783791382272

Author: Christopher Thomas    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new and expanded edition with previously unpublished photographs, this serene and beautiful paean to New York paints a unique picture of the ...


Now available in a new and expanded edition with previously unpublished photographs, this serene and beautiful paean to New York paints a unique picture of the world’s most vibrant city, from Central Park to Katz’s delicatessen, the Flatiron Building to Battery Park. Imagine a New York devoid of people, its empty streets, bridges, and waterways as silent and magnificent as an Anselm Adams landscape. This is the New York that Christopher Thomas reveals in duotone photographs that are at once haunting and nostalgic. Employing a large-format Polaroid camera, Thomas shot many of these images in the early hours of the day or with long exposures. The result is a rare glimpse of the Brooklyn Bridge without pedestrians; Grand Central Station without commuters; Fifth Avenue without cars, vendors, workers, or shoppers. Not only do Thomas’s photographs allow viewers to appreciate the spatial and architectural splendor of these New York City icons, but they also evoke a dreamlike feeling that is unusual in visual depictions of the city. Timeless, yet unmistakably contemporary, this collection by an internationally acclaimed photographer is an important addition to the pantheon of photographic essays of New York’s most beloved settings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 300 x 280 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


$110.00
Forms of Japan

ISBN: 9783791381626

Author: Michael Kenna    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internati...


This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water—these are a few images from this remarkable collection of photographs by Michael Kenna, whose black-and-white work is highly renowned. Forms of Japan, brilliantly designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organized into chapters simply titled, “Sea,” “Land,” “Trees,”, “Spirit,” and “Sky.” The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa, and others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country betterknown for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna’s traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 280 mm


$140.00
Bruce Davidson : An Illustrated Biography

ISBN: 9783791381350

Author: Vicki Goldberg    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The second in an acclaimed series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, this volume chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly Americ...


The second in an acclaimed series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, this volume chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly American artist, iconoclast, and humanist. Bruce Davidson began his love affair with photography at age ten. The son of a hardworking divorced mother, he was a loner who disliked school and had difficulty conforming to the world around him. His camera released him from the boundaries of his youth and opened the doors to a lifetime’s work. Vicki Goldberg's authoritative text explores the wide range of his vision and technique, and reveals how his work has played a critical role in twentieth-century photography. This lushly illustrated text includes images from his most iconic series such as "Brooklyn Gang", "East 100th Street", "Subway", and "Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs", along with never-before seen archival material from Davidson’s private archive. Beautifully reproduced, these pictures reveal Davidson’s curiosity about, and empathy for, his subjects. Whether he is documenting circuses, gangs, East Harlem tenements, Jewish cafeterias, Welsh miners, or Central Park, Davidson imbues his work with an eye for narrative. His pictures tell stories—and he lets them speak for themselves. The result is a comprehensive and elegantly presented portrait of an artist’s life and work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 235 x 273 mm


$110.00
Beyond Bling

ISBN: 9783791355627

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Consisting of over 300 objects from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the collection is by turns edgy, experimental, and even disturbing. O...


Consisting of over 300 objects from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the collection is by turns edgy, experimental, and even disturbing. Objects range from a necklace featuring a gold cast of a rodent skull to a ring made from a hand-wrought, white-gold nail, bent and thrust through a large smoky quartz. With hundreds of new images and five incisive essays, the book brings this little-known collection to light.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 216 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 21-11-2016


$95.00
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