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Under One Roof EPFL ArtLab in Lausanne by Kengo Kuma
ISBN: HB: 9783791358055, Prestel Publishing, December 2019
176 pp., 30x24 cm, 200 colour illus.
This superbly illustrated volume presents the ArtLab project, which highlights the intersection of science, art, and the public at the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Switzerland. Designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kengo K...
Central Leinster: Kildare, Laois, and Offaly Buildings of Ireland
ISBN: HB: 9780300232042, Yale University Press, July 2019
800 pp., 21.6x12.1 cm, 120 colour illus., 80 black&white illus.
This comprehensive guide covers the historically rich and nuanced territory of Central Leinster, from the western borderlands of the medieval English Pale to the wild expanse of the Bog of Allen and further west to Clonmacnoise, cradle of early monas...
Charleston Fancy Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City
ISBN: HB: 9780300229073, Yale University Press, July 2019
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 43 black&white illus.
Charleston, South Carolina, which boasts America's first historic district, is known for its palmetto-lined streets and picturesque houses. The Holy City, named for its profusion of churches, exudes an irresistible charm. Award-winning author and cul...
Henry van de Velde Designing Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9780300226669, Yale University Press, July 2019
224 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 52 colour illus., 89 black&white illus.
The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthet...
Historic Cities Issues in Urban Conservation
ISBN: PB: 9781606065938, Getty Publications, July 2019
632 pp., 25x15 cm, colour illus.
This book, the eighth in the Getty Conservation Institute's Readings in Conservation series, fills a significant gap in the published literature on urban conservation. This topic is distinct from both heritage conservation and urban planning, and des...
Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage Understanding and Characterization
ISBN: PB: 9781606066058, Getty Publications, July 2019
176 pp., 25x15 cm, colour illus.
The proliferation of new metals-such as stainless steels, aluminium alloys and metallic coatings-in modern and contemporary art and architecture has made the need for professionals who can address their conservation more critical than ever. This volu...
Small Houses Big Ideas for Today's Small Homes
ISBN: PB: 9781641550628, Taunton Press, July 2019
224 pp., 27.4x21.6 cm, 300 colour illus.
With the growing popularity of small, micro, and tiny houses, it's no surprise that average house size is actually trending smaller in recent years. More and more people are seeing the benefits of the smaller house, for both economic and environmenta...
Design for the Crowd Patriotism and Protest in Union Square
ISBN: HB: 9780226080826, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
312 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 43 halftones
Situated on Broadway between Fourteenth and Seventeenth Streets, Union Square occupies a central place in both the geography and the history of New York City. Though this compact space was originally designed in 1830 to beautify a residential neighbo...
Wright and New York The Making of America's Architect
ISBN: HB: 9780300238853, Yale University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 65 black&white illus.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) took his first major trip to New York in 1909, fleeing a failed marriage and artistic stagnation. He returned a decade later, his personal life and architectural career again in crisis. Booming 1920s New York served as...
Landscape and the Academy
ISBN: HB: 9780884024545, Harvard University Press, June 2019
360 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 188 photos, 8 illus., 7 colour illus., 3 maps
Universities are custodians of some of the most significant designed landscapes in the world. The planning of the academic campus has historically underscored the relationship between an institution's faculty and its students. The campus creates spa...