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May 26th, 2015 by admin

Eames Book
Book Title:

Eames

by: Taschen

Product rating: 4.7 with 35 reviews


Visual impact: Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design
 
The creative duo Charles Eames (1907–1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912–1988) transformed the visual character of America. Though best known for their furniture, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, textile design, photography, and film.

The Eames’ work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, as well as for the use of modern materials, notably plywood and plastics. The Eames Lounge Chair Wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the twentieth century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.

From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living.

 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

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May 17th, 2015 by admin

The Forever Home: How To Work With An Architect To Design The Home Of Your Dreams Book
Book Title:

The Forever Home: How To Work With An Architect To Design The Home Of Your Dreams

by: Advantage Media Group

Product rating: 5.0 with 21 reviews


The Forever Home provides the foundation to confidently explore what you want, plan your dream home, and find the right professionals to make it a reality. Renowned architect Kevin Harris will guide you through his proven, step-by-step process to design and build a house that fits you so well it becomes your forever home. No matter where you travel, your forever home is the place you feel complete. Inside these pages, you’ll learn how to: • Determine when it makes sense to hire an architect • Evaluate and assemble the design team and construction team that’s right for you • Understand the residential construction process • Use the Hierarchy of Design to make the most important decisions first • Recognize the pitfalls and avoid many common, but ill advised cost-saving schemes The Forever Home will pave the way for you to design and build not only the home of your current dreams, but the home that will be perfect for your children, grandchildren, aging parents, and even you later in life.

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May 17th, 2015 by admin

Thomas Heatherwick: Making Book
Book Title:

Thomas Heatherwick: Making

by: The Monacelli Press

Product rating: 4.9 with 8 reviews


‘Heatherwick is Leonardo da Vinci of our times’ Sir Terence Conran. Still just two decades into his career, British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been heralded as one of the most original creative talents for many decades. He has produced everything from sculptural chairs forged from the world’s largest aluminium extruder, to a bridge that rolls open and closed and an exuberant seed bank, ‘hairy’ with fibre-optic lights (the award-winning UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo). This book is the first to present an exhaustive survey of his studio’s output to date: over 140 projects. Long in development, it has been prepared in close collaboration with Heatherwick himself, offering a highly personal, in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of Heatherwick’s creative, design and manufacturing processes. Projects are organized chronologically and bookended by an introduction setting out the studio’s philosophy and a reference section. Each project is fully illustrated and accompanied by a text explaining, in Heatherwick’s own words, the particular design challenge it posed and the creative and practical processes used to address it.

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