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  • Brunelleschi's Dome

    The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence

    by Ross King ...
    Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began in 1296, the proposed dome was regarded as all but ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Brunel

    The Man Who Built the World

    A celebration of the life and engineering achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by two of the world's foremost authorities.In his lifetime, Isambard Kingdom Brunel towered over his profession. Today, he remains the most famous engineer in history, the epitome of the volcanic creative forces which brought about the Industrial Revolution - and brought modern society into being.Brunel's ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Making Magic: The Marion Mahony Griffin Story

    She was the American woman who changed Australian history. She broke through barriers for women in architecture and spent 15 years working for Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in the formative years of the Prairie School of Architecture. Then she teamed up with Walter Burley Griffin working with him in winning the design contest for the new Australian capital city, Canberra. She was an ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • The Man Cave Book

    The Man Cave Book by Mike Yost and Jeff Wilser is a tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them. Complete with instructions and insights into creating your own unique refuge and shrine to beer, sports, and everything else that's right with the world, The Man Cave Book is an essential manual for any man cave enthusiast. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Michelangelo

    Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded his draughtsmanship, bent it, twisted it, and stretched it to the extreme limits of possibility. There are not any landscapes in Michelangelo's painting. All the emotions, all the passions, all ... Read more

    $6.37 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture

    series Dover Architecture
    "May be the best book on Wright ever written, with the exception of the master's own incomparable autobiography." — New York Times Book ReviewDespite the vast literature about Frank Lloyd Wright, noted Wright scholar Donald Hoffmann contends that observations about Wright commonly fail to reach any understanding of his art and few commentaries deal with the principles of his architecture. What ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ornament and Crime

    by Adolf Loos ...
    Revolutionary essays on design, aesthetics and materialism - from one of the great masters of modern architectureAdolf Loos, the great Viennese pioneer of modern architecture, was a hater of the fake, the fussy and the lavishly decorated, and a lover of stripped down, clean simplicity. He was also a writer of effervescent, caustic wit, as shown in this selection of essays on all aspects of design ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The See-Through House

    My Father in Full Colour

    by Shelley Klein ...
    'A charming account of a daughter, a house and a fastidious dad' Sunday TimesShelley Klein grew up in the Scottish Borders, in a house designed on a modernist open-plan grid. With colourful glass panels set against a forest of trees, it was like living in a work of art. Her father, Bernat Klein, was a textile designer whose pioneering colours and textures were a major contribution to 1960s and 70s ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    series Critical Lives
    A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas. In this new biography, Robert McCarter distills Wright’s ... Read more

    $31.78 AUD

  • Building Art

    The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

    From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • Antoni Gaudí

    by Jeremy Roe ...
    Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own feelings on art, “the colours used in ... Read more

    $14.84 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Bernini

    Sculptor and architect Bernini was the virtual creator and greatest exponent of Baroque in 17th century Italy. He has left his greatest mark on Rome where Papal patronage provided him with enormous architectural commissions. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Gaudí

    Spanish architect and designer Antoni Gaudí (18521926) was an important and influential figure in the history of modern Spanish art. The use of colour, wide-ranging materials and introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal Gaudí freely expressed his own feelings on art: The colours used in architecture have to be intense, ... Read more

    $12.86 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Bruce Goff

    Architecture of Discipline in Freedom

    by Arn Henderson ...
    Renowned today as one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, Bruce Goff (1904–1982) was only twelve years old when a Tulsa architectural firm took him on as an apprentice. Throughout his career he defied expectations, not only as a designer of innovative buildings but also as a gifted educator and painter. This beautifully illustrated volume, featuring more than 150 photographs ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Alvar Aalto

    A Critical Study

    Alvar Aalto was remarkably inventive in architecture and industrial design. Moreover, his command of technology was integrated with a humanistic style of building, and like Saarinen and Frank Lloyd Wright he sought an organic synthesis of his structures with their surroundings. Aalto's success in approaching these ideals may account for the extraordinary spread of his influence on an international ... Read more

    $35.19 AUD

  • Walter Gropius

    Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus

    *A Times and New Statesman Book of the Year**BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*Illustrated with over 130 colour photographs and drawings'A masterpiece.' Edmund de Waal'Commanding, intelligent, gripping.' The Times***From 1910 to 1930 Gropius was at the very centre of European modern art and design, as the founder of the German art school, the Ba... ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • ARCHITECTURE IS PARTICIPATION

    Die Baupiloten-Methods and Projects

    In our society there is an increasing demand for participation in shaping our built environment. Without civic participation, few major building projects can go ahead. Furthermore, the knowledge of the users with regard to utilization and how spaces are experienced is in fact an important tool for architects during the design process. This volume presents examples of successful participation, ... Read more

    $32.30 AUD

  • Phantom Architecture

    A skyscraper one mile high, a dome covering most of downtown Manhattan, a triumphal arch in the form of an elephant: some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that never got built.These are the projects in which architects took materials to the limits, explored challenging new ideas, defied conventions, and pointed the way towards the future. Some of them are ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Pier Luigi Nervi negli Stati Uniti. 1952-1979. Master Builder of the Modern Age

    series Studi e saggi #116
    Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) è l'ingegnere italiano più celebre del XX secolo. A partire dal 1952, raggiunto l'apice della propria carriera di progettista e di imprenditore in Italia, Nervi decide di inserirsi nel mondo accademico e professionale degli Stati Uniti. Intraprende così un percorso che lo porta a costruirsi una fama oltreoceano: promuove la diffusione dei suoi scritti e delle sue opere ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • On Architecture

    Collected Reflections on a Century of Change

    Known for her well-reasoned and passionately held beliefs about architecture, Ada Louise Huxtable has captivated readers across the country for decades, in the process becoming one of the best known critics in the United States. Her brilliance over so many years is unmatched, and her range has always been vast-from a plea to save a particular architectural treasure to an ongoing discussion about ... Read more

    $25.95 AUD $22.32 AUD

  • Where Are the Women Architects?

    series Places Books #1
    A timely and important search for architecture's missing womenFor a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared. Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer women become. Law and medicine, two equally ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Delphi Complete Paintings of Georges Seurat (Illustrated)

    by Peter Russell ...
    series Delphi Masters of Art #54
    The founder of the nineteenth century French school of Neo-Impressionism, Georges Seurat devised the technique of Pointillism, portraying the play of light with tiny brushstrokes of contrasting colours. A man of studious habits and a scientific mind, Seurat employed his original technique to create huge compositions with tiny, detached strokes of pure colour too small to be distinguished when ... Read more

    $4.32 AUD

  • Palladio

    Palladio (1508-80) combined classical restraint with constant inventiveness. In this study, Professor Ackerman sets Palladio in the context of his age - the Humanist era of Michelangelo and Raphael, Titian and Veronese - and examines each of the villas, churches and palaces in turn and tries to penetrate to the heart of the Palladian miracle. Palladio's theoretical writings are important and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • God's Architect

    Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain

    by Rosemary Hill ...
    Pugin was one of Britain’s greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of the soi-disant Comte de Pugin, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and disillusioned, having changed the face and the mind ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD