This book sets the iconic building in its historic context, details its its initial development, design and construction, its listing and then critically examines the current scheme and the reimagining of a late 20th Century landmark.
20/20 provides an account of modern architecture through the prism of 20 of the most influential houses built over the past century, including examples of the best houses designed by some of the best-known modern architects.
A biography of architect Colin St John Wilson, examining his early life, the development of his architectural philosophy, the physical manifestation of that philosophy in buildings, and its articulation in words.
A reissue in the Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary year of the series of lectures which the celebrated American architect gave in London in 1939 and which outline his core philosophy of 'organic architecture'.
The first book on the Century Guild of Artists (CGA) and its influential periodical, the Century Guild Hobby Horse. The significance of the CGA in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement and its modernist successors is assessed.
There has been a renaissance in the design of stadia, which are often the most expensive and monumental of projects and have become icons of identity and defining presences in the built landscape. This book examines a range of exemplary stadia, including examples from Lina Bo Bardi, Frei Otto, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Herzog and de Meuron, Foster +
Traces man's gradual realisation of the potential of plants for medicinal, nutritional, flavouring and decorative purposes from the ancient and classical worlds, through to the Renaissance and the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This work is illustrated with engraved, lithographed and hand-coloured botanical illustrations.