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Brief History of the Bodleian Library Revised Edition
ISBN: HB: 9781851245444, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 colour illus.
How did a library founded over 400 years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home to over thirteen million items? From its foundation by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 to the opening of the Weston Library in 2015, this illustra...
Temple of Science The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford University Museum of Natural History
ISBN: HB: 9781851245567, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2020
192 pp., 25x21 cm, 100 colour illus.
Built between 1855 and 1860, Oxford University Museum of Natural History is the extraordinary result of close collaboration between artists and scientists. Inspired by John Ruskin, the architect Benjamin Woodward and the Oxford scientists worked with...
Merton College Library
ISBN: PB: 9781851245390, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2020
144 pp., 22x17.3 cm, 85 colour illus.
The Merton library is rightly known for its antiquity, its beautiful medieval and early modern architecture and fittings and for its remarkable and important collection of manuscripts and rare books, yet a nineteenth-century plan to tear the medieval...
Dross City: Urban Metabolism Resilence and Drosscapes Recycling Project
ISBN: PB: 9788899854195, Bookport, ListLab, July 2020
334 pp., 24x17 cm, colour illus.
Dross is waste: solid impurities that form on the surface of the smelting pot. While most is thrown away, some is reusable or recyclable. Hence 'DrossScape', a term conceived by land economist Alan Berger. Working off Berger's theories, this book exp...
Fringe Shifts Transforming Planning for New Suburban Habitats
ISBN: PB: 9788899854300, Bookport, ListLab, July 2020
208 pp., 23x16 cm, colour illus.
The fringe is the contemporary city 'in-between space', in which urban and periurban features interweave. In European cities, this transitional belt often matches with the Post World War II expansion. Nowadays, the urban fringe, generally in decline,...
Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace
ISBN: HB: 9783791358376, Prestel Publishing, July 2020
248 pp., 32x24 cm, 150 colour and black&white illus.
The 2019 opening of the Humboldt Forum heralds a massive achievement in cultural understanding. Bringing together more than 20,000 objects and designed to offer diverse exhibitions, events, and venues, this enormous complex will use state-of-the-art...
Japan Modern
ISBN: PB: 9783037785188, Lars Muller Publishers, June 2020
900 pp., 16.5x12 cm, illus.
This book is a genealogy of Japanese architecture, crystalizing in the work of Toyo Ito as a pivotal point between the past, the present, and the future. Iwan Baan's photographic essay, which covers forty-five projects by thirteen Japanese architects...
Kazuo Shinohara On the Threshold of Space-Making
ISBN: HB: 9783037785331, Lars Muller Publishers, June 2020
200 pp., 24.8x21 cm, illus.
One of the greatest and most influential architects of Japan's postwar generation, Shinohara Kazuo (1925-2006) has remained virtually unknown outside the small community of devoted followers. As one of the leaders of architectural movement Metabolism...
In Search of African American Space Redressing Racism
ISBN: PB: 9783037786338, Lars Muller Publishers, June 2020
220 pp., 24x16.5 cm, 125 illus.
"In Search of African American Space" explores the relationship between the African diaspora and contemporary spatial practice from multiple critical vantages in order to locate a transhistorical moment in the afterlife of slavery. Traditional notion...
Robert Irwin: Getty Garden Revised Edition
ISBN: HB: 9781606066560, Getty Publications, June 2020
144 pp., 22.7x19.1 cm, 75 colour illus.
Among the most beloved sites at the Getty Center, the Central Garden has aroused intense interest from the moment artist Robert Irwin was awarded the commission. First published in 2002, "Robert Irwin: Getty Garden" is comprised of a series of discus...