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..
Architect Albert Frey (1903-1998) saw a modernist utopia in the desert. Born in Zurich, he studied in Europe with Le Corbusier before moving to the United States in 1930, convinced it was the land of architectural opportunity. On a visit to Palm Springs, he fell under the desert spell. It was here, ..
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 ..
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..