"Global Details" is a showcase of vibrant cultural fusion that mixes influences from East and West, North and South resulting in an eclectic blend of ingredients and flavours bringing a new sense of vitality to the home. 13 projects capture the global style from Mexico to Morocco, India to Indonesia, and African stools, intricate saris, and Moorish tiles are just some of the delights used to great effect. This is a contemporary ethnic style that maintains the modern ideals of space, light and comfort using furniture and accessories that are increasingly available at a reasonable price close to home.
New Hotels for Global Nomads combines architecture, interior design, photography, film and works of art to show just how varied and dynamic international hotels can be today. With 200 arresting images, including plans and computer renderings, and an authoritative text, this is the best guide available to contemporary and future trends in hotel design.
Future Systems presents a selection of ground-breaking and original work by this pioneering architectural and design practice from the last twenty-five years. Over fifty projects are presented by type of building, culminating in landmark schemes such as Selfridges in Birmingham, completed in 2003. The text gives a detailed description of each project and the design process behind it. The book features four-hundred photographs and drawings, many of which have not been published before.
This work presents the most comprehensive selection available of Arata Isozaki's built and unbuilt projects from the beginning of his career to the present day and is extensively illustrated with drawings, silkscreens, sketches and models from the Isozaki Office Archive.
Beauty provides the dynamic catalyst for sixteen very charged and individual discussions about architecture and design. Based on a series of interviews by Yael Reisner, "Architecture and Beauty" has been developed into sixteen individual chapter/portraits, written up by Fleur Watson, that eloquently recount the thoughts of some of the world's most creative designers. Each interviewee candidly expresses their beliefs and experiences and espouses their own distinctive position on aesthetics. Offering up rare and often highly personal insights into the minds of today's most progressive and high-profile architects, the book is lusciously illustrated with the works that the architects discuss. Featured architects: Will Alsop, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Peter Cook, Odile Decq, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Zvi Hecker, Mark Goulthorpe, Kolatan/MacDonald Studio, Greg Lynn, Tom Mayne, Juhani Pallasmaa, Gaetano Pesce, Eric Owen Moss, Wolf Prix and Lebbeus Woods.
The first complete monograph on the work of Swiss graphic designer Max Huber (1919-92), planned to coincide with the opening of the m.a.x.Museo in November 2005 in Chiasso, Switzerland. Three essays will cover the career of one of the most significant designers of the twentieth century who managed to bring avant-garde aesthetics to a corporate and commercial environment. Illustrated with a wealth of archival material from the Max Huber.Kono Foundation, this book will be treasured by design enthusiasts and collectors alike.
This 330-page tome contains seven essays and more than 300 illustrations. The catalog of an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, it is not a history of 20th-century architecture, per se. But there is enough information, both visual and verbal, to ground any thoroughgoing reader in the architectural theory of the century. All the classics are covered: the Chrysler building; Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater; Bauhaus buildings; world's fair pavilions, including Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67; Saarinen's sweeping rooflines; Sutemi Horiguchi's measured modernism; the Sydney Opera House; Pompidou Center in Paris; and hundreds of other iconic images.
Some of the written material lacks the crisp, clean style of the architecture, but the book is brainy and provocative, and some of the essays are brilliant. French architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen, a specialist on the international impact of modernism and "Americanism," contributed a multifaceted chapter in which he analyses urban architecture, urban planning, political forces fomenting or forbidding change, new towns, the vertical city and its effects on individualism, and more.
The pictures are often small but always clear, many in color, including plans, paintings and drawings, maps, and movie stills. --Peggy Moorman --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
'Global Hotel Design' is a stunning collection of photography displaying the very best accommodations around the globe. Each hotel is introduced through a concise summary of the hotel and its surroundings, complemented by gorgeous illustrations of both the exterior and interior. Details of the location, amenities, public areas, bars, restaurants, meeting rooms, foyers and even several conference rooms are included. From trendy city business hotels to innovative elegant boutique hotels and fashionable luxury resorts, the modern and sleek lodgings within will appeal to all who wish to keep up with the latest in hospitality chic.
Leon Krier, theorist and reformer of modern traditional architecture and urbanism, reveals in this layman's manifesto why, in matters of democracy, architecture is far behind politics. The fact that modernism has never been a popular choice is not, according to Krier, due to people's ignorance but to modernism's own conceptual poverty. This polemic is essential reading for anyone concerned with architecture and urban planning today. It will be a vital tool in the renaissance of the art of building cities that are pleasant and agreeable to live in, an art that we are in danger of losing
Antonio Berardi's clothes are renowned not only for their unashamed glamour and sexiness, but also for their impeccable tailoring and detailed craftsmanship. A former assistant to John Galliano, Berardi showed his first collection in 1994 and has since put many memorable creations on the catwalk - from his signature pierced leather trouser-suits to the famous bobbin-lace dress worn by Naomi Campbell. This book examines his style and looks at the making of a collection, featuring the designer's own sketches and specially commissioned behind-the-scenes photographs of the run-up to the Spring/Summer 1999 show.