Of all building materials in the world, brick is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous. Traces of brickmaking date back to 7500 BC and fired brick first made its appearance in about 3500 BC. Since then, the trusty brick has shown amazing resilience and remains one of the mainstays of contemporary ..
Adventurous Wine Architecture will enlighten and inspire the most dedicated oenophile and the casual wine lover, and will transport you to some of the most idyllic places on earth. Some of the world's best architects are reshaping the winery as a bold expression of innovation and tradition, agricu..
This charming volume is the first history of Alcatraz to be told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, give us an interesting account of the island and its architecture, from its earliest discovery and use as a military fortress, through to its later occupation by ..
Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize.Philippe Starck defines him as a "mystic in a country which is no longer mystic." Philip Drew calls ..
If you've ever wondered what goes through architects' minds when they design buildings, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of brilliant reading material to satisfy your curiosity. Wading through the archives at your local library may prove fruitful to your endeavor, but it won't give y..
Some of the most spectacular architectural designs of the moment have to do with our most basic needs: eating, drinking, and shopping. Restaurants, bars, and boutiques are the substance of this new book that puts an emphasis-like all volumes of the Architecture Now!-series-on the very latest and bes..
Of all the architectural delights of British seaside resorts, the most astonishing and idiosyncratic is the seaside pier. Remarkable visual spectacles, piers are architecturally extraordinary in concept and at times outrageous in execution. They brought together the Victorian genius for technologica..
Art Deco Airports looks at the first airports of the world, specifically airports of the 1920s and early 1930s. The book is illustrated in full color, with line drawings and photographs. With the completion 100 years of commercial aviation coming up in 2019, Art Deco Airports marks that important an..
Islamic gardens are enchanting places. Just the names of some of the most beautiful gardens in the world - the Alhambra, the Generalife, the Shalimar - conjure up images of calm and even divine beauty. No visitor is left untouched by their magic. This new paperback edition of The Art of the Islamic ..
With origins in countries as diverse as Japan, Bali, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, an Asian aesthetic has taken root in the West. Many of the world's leading designers such as John Pawson, Christian Liaigre, and Anouska Hempel have been drawn to it, sharing a desire to create interiors with a sense of ha..
Embrace the Bauhaus centennial with this survey of the movement's energy, rigor, and innovation. With more than 250 new photographs, classroom studies, architectural plans, and more from the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition explores a transformative creative community with a focus on i..
Beaumarly hospitality group, created by father-and-son duo Gilbert and Thierry Costes, encompasses more than 20 ultra-stylish properties dotted around the City of Light. From the Louvre courtyard to the Pompidou Centre rooftop, from Saint-Germain-des-Pres to the Bastille, Beaumarly establishments in..