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A spectacular visual tour of the world's greatest buildings Great Buildings takes you to an amazing tour of 50 of the world's architectural masterpieces from the Houses of Parliament to the Sydney Opera House.
Discover how to "read" a building, identify key characteristics of architecture and get underneath the bricks a... read more
Pure Luxury: World's Best Houses is a celebration of residential living at its finest and best. Satisfying our natural and abiding curiosity about how other people live, and our endless quest to add a special something to our own homes, this latest volume in IMAGES' 100 Houses series showcases contemporary arch... read more
The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow. This stunningly-illustrated study offers a tour of the best tree ... read more
New, practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK's favourite design guru. In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin's beautifully written text brings insight and understanding ... read more
Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, "150 Best Eco House Ideas" features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are t... read more
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Scotland's greatest architect and arguably one of the world's most admired. He had far fewer commissions than his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright but with a few bold and innovative structures - the Glasgow School of Art and Hill House among them - he had a profound influence on art and architectu... read more
Like its successfu1 predecessor (published in 2000), 10x10 (Volume 2) is a comprehensive overview of new architecture today. This generously illustrated volume presents 100 of the world
|Author:||Anne Stewart O'Donnell|
Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941) could easily have made a career out of pattern design alone, so celebrated were his ingenious textiles and wall coverings. By the mid-1890s, however, he also was hailed as one of Britain's most innovative architects. Like other Arts and Crafts practitioners, Voysey believed that no ... read more
Full of creative and affordable ideas for interior design and decoration.
Australians and New Zealanders are drawn to the coast. Whether it's a permanent abode or a simple fibro shack, the sound of the surf and the feel of sand beneath one's feet are perennially appealing. This latest beach house book by Stephen Crafti features 50 architect-designed homes along the coast. From the simple to the mon... read more
This visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world is divided into nine clear sections, and each movement in architecture from 1900 to the present day is represented: Arts and Crafts, Classicism, Organic, Modernism, Postmodernism, Robotic, Cities, a... read more
|Series:||At Home With...|
Classic, timeless, easily adapted to changing fashions and brilliant for maximizing light, white can work in every home. In At Home With White, Atlanta Bartlett and Karena Callen show you how to use white to create a multitude of environments.
"Draw Me a House" is a playbook for budding architects and anyone interested in the built environment. Illustrated by Thibaud Herem, it invites people of all ages to colour in, think about, doodle and engage with architectural elements. Both educational and entertaining, "Draw Me a House" takes the reader on a journey through... read more
|Author:||Philippe de Baeck|
Tectum's earliest bestselling books were those devoted to the fashion for loft living - converting large one-storey spaces within buildings into open plan living spaces. Each volume was a showcase for desirable modern loft spaces in London, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Brussels, Scandinavia, Paris, Berlin and even China. This new ph... read more
Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights o... read more
There can be no doubt about it: this is a magnificent achievement. The illustrated volume Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and easily understood texts with an abundance of opulent color illustrations into a first class cultural experience. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the rea... read more
Architecture, good and bad, is shaped by emotions.
In Why We Build Rowan Moore shows how buildings are driven by human emotions and desires -- such as hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home -- and how buildings then shape our experiences. He explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation, and re... read more
This lovely illustrated book tells the story of competing neighbours who build their houses so elaborate and tall they become skyscrapers in danger of toppling over. When one finally falls, the neighbour left standing orders a celebratory pizza from the highest tower of his skyscraper, to his front door. With its distin... read more
An Almost off the Grid house functions on a fraction of the energy required by most homes. It's more comfortable; its air is healthier; it's quieter inside, requires less maintenance and is far cheaper to operate. As oil continues to diminish in availability and rise in price, the Almost off the Grid house proves its worth. T... read more
All that stuff you're tempted to throw away isn't rubbish, it's a new beginning! If it's broken, Judith Miller will show you how to fix it; if it's past its prime, learn how to give it a stylish revamp for next to nothing; and if it's in good nick or a valuable antique but you just don't want it anymore, discover how to turn ... read more