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Australia Modern Architectures in History
ISBN: PB: 9781789141245, Reaktion Books, October 2019
320 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 200 illus.
This book tells the story of the architects and buildings that have defined Australia's architectural culture since the founding of the modern nation through Federation in 1901. That year marked the beginning of a search for city forms and better bui...
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Corridors Passages of Modernity
ISBN: HB: 9781789140538, Reaktion Books, March 2019
240 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 40 illus.
We spend our lives moving through passages, hallways, corridors and gangways, yet they do not feature in architectural histories, monographs or guidebooks. They are overlooked, undervalued and unregarded; seen as unlovely parts of a building's infras...
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Future Cities Architecture and the Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9781789140644, Reaktion Books, March 2019
272 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 70 illus.
Today, cities are overshadowed by multiple threats: climate change, overpopulation, social division, and urban warfare all endanger our way of life in urban areas. The fundamental way in which we make sense of these uncertain futures is through the i...
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Monsters under Glass A Cultural History of Hothouse Flowers from 1850 to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9781780239750, Reaktion Books, July 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 36 illus.
"Monsters under Glass" explores our enduring fascination with hothouses and exotic blooms, from their rise in ancient times, through the Victorian vogue for plant collecting, to the present day. Our interest in hothouses can be traced back to the R...
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Waterless Sea A Curious History of Mirages
ISBN: HB: 9781780239323, Reaktion Books, May 2018
184 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 42 illus., 16 in colour
Mirages have long astonished travellers and beguiled thirsty desert voyagers. Chinese and Japanese poetry and images depicted mirages as the exhalations of clam-monsters. Indian sources related them to the "thirst of gazelles", a metaphor for the fut...
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Flatness
ISBN: HB: 9781780237299, Reaktion Books, March 2017
264 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
The modern world is dominated by flat surfaces. We write, print and project on flat paper or flat screens, which we stare at all day. We inhabit spaces constructed from flat materials. We play sport on level fields. Engineered planar surfaces have be...
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£16,95
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Landscape Vision of Paul Nash
ISBN: PB: 9780948462023, Reaktion Books, October 2016
136 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 34 colour illus., 38 black&white illus.
Paul Nash (1889-1946) has long been admired as one of the outstanding English landscape painters of the 20th century. Nash had a deep affinity for Southern England – his favourite subjects were locations such as the rolling downland near Swanage, the...
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£14,95
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Space Within ?Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture
ISBN: HB: 9781780236605, Reaktion Books, October 2016
144 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 20 illus.
The architect Alvar Aalto once argued that what mattered in architecture was not what a building "looks like" on the day it opens, but what it "is like" to live in thirty years later. In this book Robert McCarter presents a persuasive defence of why...
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Concrete and Culture A Material History
ISBN: PB: 9781780236360, Reaktion Books, July 2016
304 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 120 illus.
Despite its ancient Roman origins, concrete is considered the ultimate modern material, used everywhere in construction today: the equivalent of three tonnes of concrete per person on the planet is produced each year. Used in our pavements, roads, tu...
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Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men Landscape Revolution in Eighteenth-century England
ISBN: HB: 9781780236445, Reaktion Books, July 2016
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 60 colour illus., 65 black&white illus.
?Lancelot "Capability" Brown is often thought of as an innovative genius who single-handedly pioneered a new, "naturalistic'"style of landscape design. But he was only one of many landscape designers in Georgian England, albeit the most commercially...
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