Architecture

The Chapel of St. Ignatius
If the recently completed and highly praised Kiasma museum in Finland is architect Steven Holl's largest and most public work to date, his much smaller Chapel of St. Ignatius in Seattle is his most private and, in many ways, his most inspiring. In...

13.03.2014

Conversations with Frank Gehry
An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last twenty years,...

27.02.2018

OneFiveFour
Lebbeus Woods is a true visionary, whose drawings are among the richest and passionate as any in the history of architecture. For his first monograph, OneFiveFour, Woods painstakingly drew a book of two-page spreads that weave text,...

07.08.2015

Creating Architectural Theory
اشتباهی و با این همه تاکید و عجله که برسم...

01.05.2013

Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings
The first volume of a collection assembled by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation begins with the young architect's previously unpublished lectures on his basic philosophy of architecture, and ends with his famed "Kahn Lectures" given at Princeton...

09.03.2018

Foster + Partners
Now in an updated and expanded edition, this book is an invaluable guide to the work of one of the world s leading architects.Highlighting recent projects, Norman Foster: Catalogue traces the development of the Foster studio from its formation...

09.06.2016

Kit Homes Modern
Explaining everything homeowners need to know, this work offers a comprehensive look at the full range of modern kit homes on the market.

24.03.2015

Morphosis
This monograph documents all of the built work by Morphosis, a Los Angeles-based firm headed by Thom Mayne and one of the most influential American architecture firms in practice since the 1980s. The firm's non-Cartesian forms; beautifully executed,...

25.02.2016

Architecture in Times of Need
Architecture in Times of Need focuses on the redevelopment of New Orleans' vibrant Lower Ninth Ward which was severely devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Invited by the Make It Right Foundation, formed by Brad Pitt and GRAFT, a group of...

01.06.2017

Nox
Rotterdam-based NOX, run by Lars Spuybroek, is the most important digital architecture studio in Europe. This major publication serves as a manifesto of the next techniques in digital design; a manual of instruction, showing how complex spaces can...

29.11.2013

A Place in the Sun
Green living meets good design in this luxuriously illustrated volume. These environmentally responsible, perfectly designed solar-powered houses will inspire readers to see their homes as places that can blend sustainability and beauty. The book...

06.05.2016

Sketches From Japan
"Drawing stimulates the mind to think and can make visible those aspects which cannot be seen by the naked eye or captured on film by a camera." - From the Introduction to Sketches from JapanThe art of the travel sketchbook from one of the...

22.04.2017

Architecture and Film
Architecture and Film looks at the ways architecture and architects are treated on screen and, conversely, how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment. It also examines the significant effect that the...

13.04.2018

A Guide to Archigram 196 - 74
In the decade of the Beatles and the moon landing, cybernetics and megacities, an ambitious group of young British architects burst on the scene with a bold manifesto for urban building. The Archigram group pioneered a playful brand of architecture...

17.05.2014

Re
-Seit 40 Jahren ist der britische Architekt Cedric Price einer der witzigsten Provokateure seines Berufstandes er notigt uns, mit frischem und vorurteilslosem Blick auf die Architektur zu schauen-. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal"

27.12.2015

La Campagne Anglaise
Some of us were really meant for English manor life, but by some error of fate first saw the light of day in Tucson or Saskatoon--c'est la vie. This little book, packed with views of English country houses--their follies and greenhouses,...

17.05.2013

American Architecture and Urbanism
A classic book authored by the foremost architectural historian in America, this fully illustrated history of American architecture and city planning is based on Vincent Scully's conviction that architecture and city planning are inseparably linked...

06.01.2015

Modern Architecture Since 1900
Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic,...

01.01.2013

The Barefoot Architect
A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a "greener" approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor,...

13.04.2016

Design of Cities
"The major contemporary work on urban design . . . Splendidly presented, filled with thoughtful and brilliant intuitive insights." —The New Republic In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical...

24.02.2015

Towards a New Architecture
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier; was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen...

27.04.2017

Lincolnshire
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the twentieth century's most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture. He established his reputation with Pioneers of Modern Design, though he is probably best known for his celebrated series...

14.11.2017

Nightlands
Architecture is a manifestation of the environment in which it is placed, observes distinguished architect and theoretician Christian Norberg-Schulz. A simple enough observation, but one that becomes subtle and nuanced in this landmark book that...

26.10.2013

Century of Interior Design
Interior design has undergone a number of revolutions in the past 100 years and through it all, the concept of design seeped into the general cultural consciousness, touching every aspect of our day-to-day lives, from the bedroom to the office. "A...

18.01.2014

Looking Around
From the opening sentences of his first book on architecture. Home, Witold Rybczynski seduced readers into a new appreciation of the spaces they live in. He also introduced us to "an unerringly lucid writer who knows how to translate architectural...

08.04.2018

Arts and Crafts Houses in the Lake District
This is the first book to fully explore the development of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Lake District. The Arts and Crafts flourished distinctively in the Lake District, as architects, craftsmen and builders responded to the outstandingly...

26.07.2017

Morphosis- Diamond Ranch High School
Morphosis/Diamond Ranch High School presents a detailed story of the design and construction of a single building, Diamond Ranch High School by avant-garde California architecture firm Morphosis. The volume opens with an interview with Thom...

18.05.2016

Architecture in the United States
Contemporary architecture by country TASCHEN's new architecture series brings a unique perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. Each book features 15 to 20 architects?from the firmly established to the...

10.10.2012

Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered
Modernist masterpieces lost and found: Rare photographs by Julius Shulman TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered brought to light for the first time some 300 forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman's personal archives....

06.05.2018

10 X 10 _ 2
Since the release of the critically acclaimed 10x10 five years ago, the world of architecture has evolved: Advances in technology and research continue to produce increasingly sophisticated forms; advances in communication have resulted in...

21.02.2014

New York Architecture and Urbanism
Including over 1500 photographs and plans, this volume investigates one of the most fascinating and popular cities in the world. The book traces the city through a period of unprecedented change when New York took centre position on the world's...

18.11.2017

A History of Western Architecture
This highly acclaimed book, now available for the first time in the United States in simultaneous paperback and hardcover editions, is particularly valuable for its unique approach to architectural history: The author explores structures not as...

06.10.2014

Far from Equilibrium
Far From Equilibrium ponders the complex encounters between technology, culture and architecture, offering an extended meditation on infrastructure, war, computation, the mechanical and material intelligence, and other multivariate facets of...

10.07.2013

Architecture of Truth
Le Thoronet Abbey, one of the wonders of twelfth-century Cistercian architecture and still revered by architects today, nestles in a wooded valley in Provence, south of France.This book is a pictorial appreciation of the abbey, photographed by...

23.03.2017

Santiago Calatrava
"This is the first time that I have made the commitment to give a series of talks with the specific intention of communicating my experience. The things I am saying, I am saying for the next generation-people who will set and invent other styles and...

08.01.2017

Japanese Homes & Their Surround
An exhaustive review of Japanese homes including most of the significant features, I.e., design, roofs, flooring, walls, verandas, gardens, etc. Other books might go into more detail on specific aspects, but this book covers more ground than any...

28.04.2013

Iconic Building
Charles Jencks, the leading architectural critic and writer, takes on "trendiness" in architecture: namely the rise of the "iconic building," instantly famous and distinctively recognizable structures like Norman Foster's "Gherkin" in London or...

28.09.2016

Steven Holl Architect
Kenneth Frampton is a British architect, critic, historian and the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.Frampton studied architecture at Guildford...

28.09.2014

Le Corbusier - An Analysis of Form
This unique appraisal of the famous Swiss architect's major works have now been expanded to include two more buildings. The Villa Shodhan and the Pavilion Suisse round out the coverage of Le Corbusier's significant works. The author critically...

10.01.2014

Fundamentals of Building Construction
Focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete, this book includes coverage of green design...

18.05.2015

The Modern Language of Architecture
'this intelligent work of historical analysis goes a long way toward putting the dialogue between art and criticism on a systematic basis...it will be regarded as a seminal treatment of its topic for years to come.' -San Francisco Review of Books

01.01.2013

Once There Were Castles
In Lost Twin Cities, Larry Millett brought to life the vanished architecture of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Now, in Once There Were Castles, he offers a richly illustrated look at another world of ghosts in our midst: the lost...

08.01.2018

Going Out in Style
Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity provides an entertaining and fascinating look at some of the most ostentatious and creative architecture in America. Whether Classical Revival or Romanesque, Gothic Revival or Art Deco, mausoleums are...

23.06.2017

Steven Holl
Named America's Best Architect by Time magazine in 2001 "for buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye," Steven Holl is known for an experimental approach to architecture that is at once romantic, humanistic, and resplendently...

07.06.2013

Building Codes Illustrated
Get the easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2006 International Building Code®.As the building industry moves toward a single set of construction codes that have no regional limitations, architects, builders, engineers, and interior designers...

10.11.2017

Towards a New Architecture
When I was in architecture school in England, Corb, as we called him, was the master (and Alvar Aalto the disciple). He stated the case for modern architecture so convincingly that it seemed the only possible altenative. In his hands, it was...

22.11.2014

Josef Hoffmann, 1870-1956
ISBN 9783836506939 (Taschen)

16.10.2012

Art Nouveau
Until his death in 1985, Robert Fitzgerald was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Emeritus at Harvard University. He was a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 1984 he was...

10.09.2014

Saper vedere l'architettura. Saggio sull'interpretazione spaziale dell'architettura
Avete mai pensato alla vostra casa, all'ufficio, alla scuola, al cinema, alla trattoria, ai negozi, alle strade che frequentate? Avete riflettuto sul valore specifico dell'architettura, rispetto a quello delle altre arti figurative? Che differenza...

04.10.2017

Tom Kundig
Our 2006 monograph Tom Kundig: Houses was an instant critical and commercial success. Over the past five years, Seattle-based Kundig has continued his meteoric rise, collecting numerous awards, including the 2008 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award...

16.01.2014

Exquisite Corpse
‘Exquisite Corpse’ was a game played by the surrealists in which someone drew on a piece of paper, folded it and passed it to the next person to draw on until, finally, the sheet was opened to reveal a calculated yet random composition. In this...

11.04.2013

Great Buildings
From the mysterious Great Pyramid of Egypt and Turkey's exquisite Hagia Sofia, to the splendid palace at Versailles and Frank Lloyd Wright's graceful Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, "Great Buildings" explores the world's most stunning buildings and...

14.10.2017

The Architecture of the Jumping Universe
This text discusses the basic ideas of complexity and chaos theories and presents many examples of architecture based on these ideas in the work of leading architects - Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Charles Correa and Itsuko Hasegawa -...

28.11.2015

The Story of Post-Modernism
In "The Story of Post-Modernism," Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative...

24.07.2016

The Production of Houses
As an innovative thinker about building and planning, Christopher Alexander has attracted a devoted following. His seminal books--The Timeless Way of Building, A Pattern Language, and The Oregon Experiment--defined a radical and fundamently new...

03.12.2015

Worlds Away
The suburbs have always been a fertile space for imagining both the best and the worst of modern social life. Portrayed alternately as a middle-class domestic utopia and a dystopic world of homogeneity and conformity--with manicured suburban lawns...

20.03.2014

Frank Lloyd Wright Mid-Century Modern
The mid-twentieth century was one of the most productive and inventive periods in Wright's career, producing such masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Usonian houses, and the Loveness House, as well as a vast array of...

25.11.2014

Crib Sheets
Architectural discourse today is characterized by an overlapping conversation between architects and academics, teachers and students, theorists and practitioners. Certain terms -- "diagram, " "extreme form, " "autonomy, " and "the generic, " among...

16.03.2014

Architectural Graphic Standards
For over 70 years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders and engineers. Now comes the most complete design tool yet--the completely updated and expanded Tenth Edition. You'll...

22.07.2014

Architecture of the British Empire
Jan Morris previously wrote under the name James Morris. Jan Morris is a British historian, author and travel writer. Morris was educated at Lancing College, West Sussex,...

31.12.2013

The Oregon Experiment
After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are not publishing a major statement in the form of three works which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to...

16.12.2014

Building Codes Illustrated
An easy-to-use, updated illustrated guide to the 2012 edition of the International Building CodeThis unique reference to the 2012 International Building Code marries the graphic skills of bestselling author Frank Ching with the code expertise of...

23.04.2015

When the Cathedrals Were White
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier; was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen...

14.07.2015

Home Renovation
How to transform your home into a more functional, comfortable, and pleasing environment is fully explained here and illustrated by Frank Ching's delightful graphics. Far more than a "project" book, this guide melds useful construction information...

24.09.2014

Erik Van Egeraat
Dass sich Erick van Egeraat 1995 fA1/4r sein eigenes BA1/4ro (nachdem er wAhrend zwAlf Jahren die Delfter Gruppe "Mecanoo" wesentlich mitgeprAgt hatte) den Standort Rotterdam wAhlte, hat programmatischen Charakter. Der weltoffene, zukunftsfreudige...

26.01.2015

English Architecture
This comprehensive, well-illustrated survey of English architecture provides an evenhanded, straightforward history from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the twentieth century. Concentrating on buildings that can still be seen today, David Watkin...

24.02.2013

Frank Lloyd Wright
This diminutive survey features all aspects of Wright's art, from lowslung Prairie houses to the dramatic, seminal Fallingwater, to larger projects such as his two homes, Taliesin and Taliesin West, culminating in that icon of modernism, New York's...

25.03.2014

Frank Gehry, Architect
New Lower Price This book, the catalogue to the first large-scale retrospective of Frank Gehry's work in 15 years, examines the Los Angeles-based architect's unique vision and audacious accomplishments. "Frank Gehry, Architect" presents nearly 40 of...

03.12.2013

Radiant City
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier; was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen...

11.09.2013

A History of Building Types
This first survey of building types ever written remains an essential guide to vital and often overlooked features of the architectural and social inheritance of the West. Here Nikolaus Pevsner shares his immense erudition and keenly discerning eye...

18.01.2016

Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge
Writing from inside the discipline of architecture, rather than from the more common extrapolations from the history of painting and philosophy, Alberto Perez-Gomez and Louise Pelletier focus on the implications of the tool of perspective (and the...

06.04.2015

Site Planning
This new edition of Kevin Lynch's widely used introductory textbook has been completely revised, and is also enriched by the experience of Lynch's coauthor, Gary Hack. For over two decades, "Site Planning" has remained the only comprehensive source...

23.02.2013

Andrea Palladio 1508-1580
With this introduction to the work of Andrea Palladio (1508 1580), TASCHEN Basic Architecture series shines its spotlight on one of the most influential figures in the history of Western architecture. Palladios Villa Rotonda in Vicenza...

10.12.2013

Ep Vol 1
This long-awaited first title in a new series from design historian Alex

26.04.2016

Silent Screens
The single-screen movie theaters that punctuated small-town America's main streets and city neighborhoods since the 1920s are all but gone. The well-dressed throng of moviegoers has vanished; the facades are boarded. In Silent Screens,...

11.01.2014

Meaning in Western Architecture
Respected history of architecture, with strong theoretical bias; demanding, but usefully comprehensive.

23.07.2015

Steven Holl
Following Written in Water (2002), this is the second publication devoted to Steven Holl’s legendary watercolors. Four hundred watercolors represent the creative process of this renowned and influential American architect and reveal his highly...

05.10.2015

Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book
A never-before-seen presentation of art and architecture from the Renaissance era, in elegant, informative, and engaging three-dimensional form. Accompanied by stunning art and ingenious pop engineering, Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book presents the...

09.09.2015

The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering
"An illustrated field guide to the technology that keeps our cities and towns working. ""The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering" is a useful identification tool to the mysteries of how our cities are built and work.Each spread...

26.10.2017

Le Corbusier
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier; was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen...

08.07.2017

Beyond the Bubble
- An overview of contemporary Japanese architecture since the late 1980s- Includes the work of a selection of the most exciting architects working in Japan today, such as Toyo Ito, Ateller Bow Wow, and Kengo Kuma- Includes essays providing a...

24.04.2015

Frank Lloyd Wright
Tons of great stuff in this book that can be applied to vast and varied fields other than architecture. Written in beautiful language that at times made me feel really dumb and wonder WTF he was talking about, FLW relates insight on the concepts of...

11.02.2015

Hans Ulrich Obrist & Zaha Hadid
The celebrated architect and Pritzker Prize-winner speaks with series editor Hans Ulrich Obrist about the projects that established her distinctive, deconstructivist style, and shares her thoughts about contemporary architecture. Conceptual and...

15.03.2016

Modern Architecture and the Critical Present
Kenneth Frampton is a British architect, critic, historian and the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.Frampton studied architecture at Guildford...

24.03.2013

Five Hundred Buildings of New York
Five hundred stunning duotone photographs showcase the finest, most majestic, and interesting examples of architecture in one of the world's most beloved citiesThe greatest buildings, monuments, and structures of New York...

22.08.2016

Googie Redux
A thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of the popular 1980s original, Googie Redux is the authoritative history of the mid-20th century icon that ignited an architectural revolution: the coffee shop. Emblematic of Southern...

05.05.2013

Architecture, Anyone? Cautionary Tales of the Building Art
If you are ever driving on I-91 through Connecticut, don't miss the Colt Firearms Building on your way to New England diversions. You can't miss it anyway; how many expressways offer a view of a deep cerulean-blue onion dome, gilt-trimmed and...

01.01.2018

Nearest Thing to Heaven
This elegantly written appreciation of the Empire State Building opens up the building’s richness and importance as an icon of America. The book leads us through the facts surrounding the skyscraper’s conception and construction, then enters into a...

09.12.2016

English Country
English Country: Living in England's Private Houses, by Seebohm, Caroline and Christopher Simon Sykes

12.03.2013

Oscar Niemeyer Houses
Oscar Niemeyer is one of the greatest architects of our time. Hugely influential, his work has added a new dimension to modern architecture in the twentieth century. The designer of Brasilia showed that the rhythmic, sensuous lines of Brazilian...

29.03.2015

Great Streets
"Jacobs has been working on this classic -- there's no other word for it -- for a decade. Jacobs rightly believes that good cities are made of good streets and that we're rapidly losing our talent for creating them. He measures and draws many of the...

06.07.2014

Verb Processing
The shift from modern to digital systems of design and production opens up a material work to a deeper relationship between author and perceiver. From the classical work to the modern object and from the modern industrial to 'computerised'...

21.10.2016

Luis Barragan
"Luis Barragan: His House" presents the crowning achievement of the architect who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1980: his own house, considered one of the ten most important houses of the twentieth century. Originally built in 1947 and...

14.01.2013

Texas Log Buildings
Once too numerous to attract attention, the log buildings of Texas now stand out for their rustic beauty. This book preserves a record of the log houses, stores, inns, churches, schools, jails, and barns that have already become all too few in the...

30.12.2012

The Home Within Us
Architect and designer Bobby McAlpine creates idyllic houses that wed historical precedent with gracious modern living. His distinguished firms, McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, are renowned nationwide...

19.06.2018

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Over the past decade, there has been a significant revival of interest in the architecture and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). From Barnsdall Park in Los Angeles to the Zimmerman house in New Hampshire, from Florida Southern College to...

25.06.2018

The City Shaped
Spanning the ages and the globe, Spiro Kostof explores the city as a "repository of cultural meaning" and an embodiment of the community it shelters. Widely used by both architects and students of architecture, The City Shaped won the AIA's...

08.01.2013

Five Architects
Five Architects, originally published in 1975, grew out of a meeting of the CASE group (Conference of Architects for the Study of the Environment) held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1969. The purpose of this gathering was to exhibit and criticize...

17.03.2017

Writing Art and Architecture
In his new book, the eminent philosopher Andrew Benjamin turns his attention to architecture, design, sculpture, painting and writing. Drawing predominantly on a European tradition of modern philosophical criticism running from the German Romantics...

12.11.2016