Landscape architecture is comprised of a wide and multifaceted range of very diverse outdoor space designs – stern or playful, shrill or romantic, straightforward or low key. As their main building materials are trees and shrubs, flowers and grass, landscape architecture projects are in a constant state of flux. As opposed to architectural buildings, projects in this sector are therefore never quite 'finished' or completely developed. This compendium is a reference book and source of inspiration in one, presenting around 350 current projects from around the world. They range from expansive natural and cultivated landscapes, via picturesque front yards and courtyards, spectacular greened facades and roofs, up to innovative outdoor designs that nearly or completely make do without any vegetation. They all share the fact that they constitute and provide ecologically and socially intact living spaces for human beings.
Author: Markus Sebastian Braun,Chris van Uffelen
Publisher: Braun Pub Ag
Featuring many of the world's most highly acclaimed landscape architects, this book presents 40 of the most recently completed and influential landscape designs. Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans and sections as well as numerous consistently styled construction details. Intended for architects, engineers and landscape architects, the book will also be invaluable for architecture, garden and landscape design students, for whom it will be a resource not only for understanding the work of the best contemporary landscape architects, but also as a tool for their own design work.
Author: Virginia McLeod
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
In so doing, she touches on the art of Gerhard Richter and Annette Messager; the filmmaking of Peter Greenaway and Michelangelo Antonioni; the architecture of cinema and its precursors - the curiosity cabinet, georama, garden design, view painting, the arts of memory and mapping; and on her own journeys to her native Italy. Visually luscious and daring in conception, the voyage for which Bruno is our cicerone opens new vistas and understandings at every turn. This is an affective mapping that ultimately puts us in touch with mental landscapes and inner worlds."--Jacket
Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film
Author: Giuliana Bruno
Publisher: Verso Books
The spirit of an era is reftected by its architecture. The worldwide turbulences of the past years have led to a correspondingly unparalleled diversity of buildings. This compendium presents an international exhibition of contemporary architecture against a backdrop of global trends, local traditions, functional demands, economical constraints and individual styles. The selection includes stunning designs from the most sought-after architecte and talented up-and-coming companies, demonstrating new interpretations of forms to suit anticipated future demands. The Atlas of World Architecture sets a benchmark for buildings of all typologies from the past five years that have earned their place in architectural history.
Author: Markus Sebastian Braun,Chris van Uffelen
Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi
Vernacular architecture comprises the dwellings and all other buildings of the people. Related to their environmental contexts and available resources, vernacular buildings are customarily made utilizing traditional technologies, to meet specific needs, accommodating the values, economies and ways of living of the cultures that produce them. Augmenting the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, the Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of the World constitutes a unique and unparalleled resource for anyone involved in the growing field of vernacular architecture studies, including architects, geographers, art historians, planners, folklorists, conservationists, builders, and anthropologists. It will be of interest and of use to all those working in the fields of heritage conservation, architecture, regeneration, energy efficient building, resources management, development and sustainability.
Author: Marcel Vellinga,Paul Oliver,Alexander Bridge
The tension between interior and exterior has always been present in architecture, differently articulated over the centuries, and expressed through several means of representation. Contemporary architecture is often characterized by the total interpenetration of interior and exterior configurations: often the differentiation between these two dialectical poles has become undistinguishable, boundaries blurry and the result of any design process is a hybrid product, based on the superposition of different and heterogeneous layers. Starting from the 18th century, Interior Landscapes describes the principles of the relationship between interior and exterior landscapes in architecture. It unveils the invariant forms that have crossed the History of Architecture, and which have periodically re-emerged to shape contemporary design episodes. By borrowing different interpretative elements—drawings, photographs, illustrations—Interior Landscapes is configured as a visual atlas, aimed to demonstrate how, through the contamination of interior and exterior, always- new architectural insights emerge. Comprising detailed essays that contribute insightfully to the international discourse, Stefano Corbo unpacks the general re-organization of topics internal to the territory of architecture. This book distinguishes itself with almost 70 unique plates of etchings, sketches, illustrations and photographs, each linking carefully and directly the visual with the theory, providing unique entry points and examinations of this text’s fascinating observations.
A Visual Atlas
Author: Stefano Corbo
Publisher: Images Publishing
Form precedes function in this stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by award-winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre. At once a reference work and a personal exploration of modernist architecture, this fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre's photography covers structures built between 1920 and 1989 in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. These images range from iconic buildings, such as the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis and the Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development in Kiev, to little-known structures such as the Balneological Hospital in Druskininkai, Lithuania or Oscar Niemeyer's unfinished International Fair Grounds in Tripoli. Derived from his popular blog, A Subjective Atlas of Modern Architecture, and organized by architectural form, this book reveals how modernist architecture is the embodiment of political and social ideologies, especially in public institutions such as banks, churches, libraries, and government buildings. Following the series of full-page images, an index details the location, date, architect and purpose of each building. While many of the buildings in this archive often go unrecognized, their forms are prominent in the landscape of modern civilization. Grospierre's keen eye and enthusiasm for the mundane as well as the sublime will motivate readers to look at the buildings around them in new and exciting ways.
A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture
Author: Nicolas Grospierre
The Phaidon Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces. Divided into six world regions, the collection is the result of a rigorous selection process and the input of more than 150 specialists from around the world. Each building is fully illustrated and described by a short text. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided. This includes details of architects' practices and extensive indexes. Comprehensive world data illustrates the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout the century.
The Phaidon Atlas
Author: Editors of Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press
"This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by the leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full color atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Included are the first detailed estimates of changes in mangrove forestcover worldwide and at regional and national levels, an assessment of these changes and a country-by-country examination of biodiversity protection. The book also presents a wealth of global statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts, provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management."--Pub. desc.
Author: Mark Spalding,Mami Kainuma,Lorna Collins
Europe has always been a continent of cultural diversity, a fact that is particularly reflected in its art and architecture. However, the appearance of European cities is not only shaped by traditional and local building forms, modern European architecture has also added a wide scope of constructional styles. These are influenced in equal terms by regional factors ; such as the multifarious climatic and landscape zones of the continent, and international trends. This volume presents European architecture in all its multitude – from private residences via residential and office complexes up to cultural, educational, research, and religious institutions, and infrastructure projects. Unexpected materials and modern designs are presented along with new interpretations of centuries-old building traditions, while modern building methods focus on highly topical themes such as sustainability, re-use, and recycling methods. The compilation of buildings from such a wide scope of typologies makes the Atlas of European Architecture not only a comprehensive general reference work but primarily also a nearly inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Author: Markus Sebastian Braun,Chris Van Uffelen
Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi
This volume examines Le Corbusier's relationship with the topographies of five continents, in essays by thirty of the formeost scholars of his work and with contemporary photographs by Richard Pare.
An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Author: Jean-Louis Cohen
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Encompassing more than 350 color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, including ten foldouts, a historical overview of New York City's architectural heritage profiles more than three hundred diverse buildings, including bridges, skyscrapers, museums, churches, parks, monuments, and historic homes, all organized into a timeline format. Original.
A Historical Atlas of Architecture
Author: Alejandro Bahamón,Agata Losantos
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Combines a survey of world art with maps showing the associations and dissemination of culture across the globe.
Author: John Onians
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Examines different cities from all over the world and looks at their physical, economic, social, and political structure, as well as their relationships to each other and where future urbanization might be headed.
Author: Paul Knox
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
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Author: Rafael Schacter,John Fekner
Publisher: Yale University Press
Lush and green, the beauty of Ireland's landscape is legendary. "The Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape" has harnessed the expertise of dozens of specialists to produce an exciting and pioneering study which aims to increase understanding and appreciation for the landscape as an important element of Irish national heritage, and to provide a much needed basis for an understanding of landscape conservation and planning. Essentially cartographic in approach, the Atlas is supplemented by diagrams, photographs, paintings, and explanatory text. Regional case studies, covering the whole of Ireland from north to south, are included, along with historical background. The impact of human civilization upon Ireland's geography and environment is well documented, and the contributors to the Atlas deal with contemporary changes in the landscape resulting from developments in Irish agriculture, forestry, bog exploitation, tourism, housing, urban expansion, and other forces. "The Atlas of the Rural Irish Landscape" is a book which aims to educate and inform the general reader and student about the relationship between human activity and the landscape. It is a richly illustrated, beautifully written, and immensely authoritative work that will be the guide to Ireland's geography for many years to come.
Author: F. H. A. Aalen,Kevin Whelan,Matthew Stout
Publisher: University of Toronto Press