Entryways of Milan - Ingressi Di Milano


Author: Penny Sparke

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836564182

Category: Photography

Page: 384

View: 1719

Bella Figura Milan's sumptuous modernist hallways First impressions count, especially in Milano. In this unprecedented photographic journey, editor Karl Kolbitz opens the door to 140 of the city's most sumptuous entrance halls, captivating in their diversity and splendor. These vibrant Milanese entryways, until now hidden away behind often restrained facades, are revealed as dazzling examples of Italian modernism, mediating public and private space with vivid configurations of color and form, from floors of juxtaposed stones to murals of minimalist geometry. The collection spans buildings from 1920 to 1970 and showcases the work of some of the city's most illustrious architects and designers, including , and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest. The photographs for the publication were exclusively created by the Delfino Sisto Legnani, Paola Pansini and Matthew Billings, each evoking the entryways with individual sensibility and a stylistic interplay of detail shots - such as stones, door handles, and handrails - with larger architectural views. The images are accompanied by outstanding written contributions from Penny Sparke, Fabrizio Ballabio, Lisa Hockemeyer, Daniel Sherer, Brain Kish, and Grazia Signori, together bring a wealth of architecture, design, and natural stone expertise to guide the reader through the art-historical, social, and technical intricacies of the ingressi. As much an architectural city guide as an architectural study, the book provides the exact address and an annotated Milan map for all featured entryways, as well as the architect name and date of construction. In the well-documented realm of 20th-century Italian design, Kolbitz has stepped over the threshold and delivered a brand new area of enquiry in Milanese modernism. With the rigor of its multi-faceted research, poised photography, and breadth of its featured hallways, this is an invigorating new reference work and an inside look at the city's design DNA across high to low architecture. Text in English and Italian

MCM. Milan, Capital of the Modern


Author: Lorenzo Degli Esposti

Publisher: Actar

ISBN: 9781945150708

Category: Architecture

Page: 608

View: 7276

Modern architecture articulated itself in specific centers of propulsion, revision and critique during the 20th century. The case of Milan is exemplary: Terragni and Razionalismo, the reconstruction (Ponti, Rogers, Moretti, Viganò, etc.), the Tendenza of Rossi, product design, up to the current research. MCM traces this history from several contributors' points of view.

Cafes and Bars

The Architecture of Public Display


Author: Christoph Grafe,Franziska Bollerey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134228171

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 7273

The design of bars and cafes has played an important role in the development of architecture in the twentieth century. This influence has been felt particularly strongly over the past thirty years, in a time when these social spaces have contributed significantly to the rediscovery and reinvention of cities across Europe and North America. This volume presents and examines this significant urban architectural production, and discusses it against a background of the design of cafes and bars across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Major themes and developments are discussed and illustrated with case studies, from the functionalist pre-World War Two architects in Central Europe representing modern society through the design of public spaces, right up to the design of sophisticated bars and cafes as part of the recent urban renaissance of Barcelona and Paris in 1980s and London in the '90s.


America's Campus


Author: William Barksdale Maynard

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271050853

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 3367

"Explores the architectural and cultural history of Princeton University from 1750 to the present. Includes 150 historical illustrations"--Provided by publisher.

Gloria Cortina: Mexico


Author: N.A

Publisher: Editorial Rm

ISBN: 9788416282326

Category: Design

Page: 292

View: 5156

This lavishly oversized book is about Gloria Cortina's very individual approach to design as an expression of the Mexican culture and craft. Her work evokes the harmony that exists in complexity and contrast. She manipulates volume and proportion, space and texture, colour, shadow and light to motivate the senses and to provoke comment. This monograph wiil be sought-after as a reference for designers, and will appeal to art lovers and book collectors. It is produced to the highest possible printing and binding standards, with lavish gold and silver papers as well as multi coloured inks and ultra high-spec paper.

Studio KO


Author: Karl Fornier,Pierre Bergé

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847860500

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 240

View: 7137

A debut monograph on the highly sought-after French architecture duo renowned for a signature aesthetic infused with clean lines and raw minimalism. Founded by French architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty in 2000, Studio KO has quickly secured its status in the world of architectural design. A refreshing modernist aesthetic imbued with subtle references to history and culture defines their work. While Marty and Fournier are best known for their minimalist villas set in awe-inspiring landscapes, recent commissions also include restaurants, boutiques, and hotels across New York, Paris, and London. The first monograph dedicated to Studio KO, this beautifully illustrated book spotlights a diverse array of their work, from private residences in breathtaking scenery, ranging from the Moroccan mountains to Provence and Brittany in France, to the highly anticipated Yves Saint Laurent Museum, due to open in Marrakech in 2017. Boasting never-before-seen architectural plans, personal photos, and sumptuous photographs of finished spaces, this book offers a fascinating look at the most in-demand architectural designers of today.

Carlo Scarpa

Architecture and Design


Author: Guido Beltramini,Italo Zannier,Václav Šedý

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847829118

Category: Architecture

Page: 318

View: 5480

"Carlo Scarpa was a virtuoso of light, a master of detail, and a connoisseur of materials. Today he is known as a master of twentieth-century architecture. To mark the centenary of Scarpa's birth, his complete oeuvre are presented here for the first time. The 250 illustrations cover all 58 of his built works, including the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, the Olivetti showroom in Piazza San Marco in Venice, and the Brion Tomb in San Vito d'Altivole (Treviso). The book includes essays by leading architects and architectural critics, offering an extensive overview of Scarpa's life as well as interpretations of his architecture."--BOOK JACKET

Pierre Chareau

Modern Architecture and Design


Author: Esther Da Costa Meyer

Publisher: Jewish Museum New York

ISBN: 9780300165791


Page: 288

View: 1076

A revealing look at the visionary French furniture designer and architect, highlighting his virtuoso designs and versatile creativity The designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883 1950) was a pivotal figure in modernism. His extraordinary Art Deco furniture is avidly collected and his visionary glass house, the Maison de Verre, is celebrated, but the breadth of his design genius has been little explored. Chareau linked architecture, fine arts, and style; designed furniture for avant-garde films and chic homes; collected artists such as Picasso and Mondrian; and was a radical innovator in the use of materials. Essays by leading scholars embrace the full scope of his invention, offering detailed analyses of individual projects, the interdisciplinary nature of his work, his Jewish background, his place in the avant-garde of Paris between the wars, and his more recent reception. Extensive illustrations present a rich sampling of Chareau s furniture, architecture, interiors, fabrics, and wallpapers, as well as his own important art collection."

Achille Castiglioni


Author: Sergio Polano

Publisher: Electa

ISBN: 9781904313045

Category: Architecture

Page: 476

View: 4928

A comprehensive review of the most influential designer of the twentieth century.

Contemporary World Interiors


Author: Susan Yelavich

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714843360

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 8326

Similar in format to Phaidon's Contemporary World Architecture, Contemporary World Interiors is a thorough survey of the current state of international interior design, presenting some 450 projects around the world completed within the past 25 years. Organized by category into 11 chapters, the book goes far beyond the traditional emphasis on residences and commercial spaces to include religious interiors, performance halls and cultural centers, civic spaces, restaurants, and hospitals and therapeutic spaces, among others. Each chapter is heavily illustrated with color photographs and plans reproduced at a generous size. In its variety and scope, the book depicts the expanding purview and impact of the interior designer, product designer, decorator and, of course, architect, as well as the public's growing fascination with, and investment in, the designed interior.




Author: Floris Heyne,Joel Meter,Simon Phillipson,Delano Steenmeijer

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961711321

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 4251

Over 225 colour and black and white photographs from the NASA archives celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. These pictures, all taken by the Apollo astronauts, create a vivid documentary of one of the most seminal events of the 20th Century. The accompanying text is filled with little--known insider facts and fascinating insights into the Apollo missions.

The Art of Arranging Flowers

A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana


Author: Shōzō Satō

Publisher: N.A


Category: Flower arrangement, Japanese

Page: 366

View: 6995

Frida Kahlo

Fashion As the Art of Being


Author: Susana Martínez Vidal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614282631

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 2068

Frida Kahlo was not only an iconic artist, she was also a bold beauty and an avant-garde fashionista whose timeless sense of style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fashion, media, and art today.

Architecture of truth

the Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet


Author: Lucien Hervé,François Cali

Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd


Category: Architecture

Page: 159

View: 3605

The Abbey of Le Thoronet in Provence, one of the wonders of 12th-centuryistercian architecture, was restored in the 19th century and consists of anustere church, a cloister and 12th-century monastic buildings. This book is pictorial appreciation of Le Thoronet, photogrmaphed by the Frenchhotographer Lucien Herve in the mid-1950s and introduced by Le Corbusier,aster of 12th-century architecture and admirer of the Romanesque abbey.erve's study presents the building throughout the course of a day, depictinghe changing play of light and shadow on its stone vaulted exterior andnterior. An essay is included by Father Samuel of the Abbey of Notre-Dame deept-Fons, and an afterword by John Pawson.

Architecture in Its Continuums


Author: Leon Van Schaik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994269799

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 7761

This book is about the nature of architecture, its relation to society, and the ways in which it is practiced, researched, and taught.

Hans Feurer. Ediz. Inglese


Author: Gianni Jetzer

Publisher: Damiani Editore

ISBN: 9788862082921

Category: Photography

Page: 200

View: 7157

This is the first monograph on the fashion photography of Swiss born Hans Feurer who has been shooting fashion since the late 60s. This book, designed by Fabien Baron, presents his most iconic images from throughout the years.

Inside Utopia

Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes


Author: Gestalten

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899556964

Category: Architecture and society

Page: 304

View: 1366

Radical. Visionary. Poetic. Inside Utopia shows the future of living that architects and designers have envisioned. Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future. Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today. The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic-- we may not realize it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew. Previously it has been difficult to attain access to these preserved interiors, but Inside Utopia unearths what was before unseen.

Don't Be a Tourist in Paris

The Messy Nessy Chic Guide


Author: Vanessa Grall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909399976

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 9160

- Off-beat, eclectic guide to Paris from famed blogger Vanessa Grall - creator of MessyNessyChic.com- Nessy shows you how to walk Paris's streets like a local: find the most eccentric architecture, get cozy in hidden cafes, party in the catacombs, tour the city with a broken heart, and wander like a true bohemian- A lively, eccentric and esoteric guide to the hidden Paris of your dreams, from an outsider who's made it her homeVanessa Grall is a London girl who moved to Paris and never looked back. Her blog Messy Nessy Chic is described as a 'chic cabinet of curiosities', and it records her bohemian adventures in the city. Her eye for style, both classic and kitsch, has won her a huge, dedicated following, with over 1.5 million unique visitors to her website per month, and 400,000 subscribers on social media. In addition, Vanessa's charisma has seen her profiled in Porter, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller, and The Daily Mail. Don't be a Tourist is Grall's off-beat guide to her adopted home, in which she looks past the cliches and tourist traps, and uncovers the true heart of Paris. Join her to walk in Hemingway's footsteps, to uncover catacomb parties, and to find the city's most authentic dishes. With tips for visiting on a shoestring, with your parents, or with a broken heart, Don't be a Tourist in Paris is a uniquely warm and insightful guide that affirms Audrey Hepburn's famous statement that "Paris is always a good idea." 1. The Paris Runaways 2. Paris like it is in the Movies (and on Instagram) 3. Anywhere but the Louvre 4. Lonely Hearts Club 5. I hate to say I'm a hipster but... 6. I Know this Great Little Place 7. Parents are Coming to Town 8. Paris in Wonderland: Down the Deep, Dark Rabbit Hole 9. 10 Hour Layover 10. Forget Pinterest Paris