Architecture: Architect Monographs

  • Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown: Learning from Las Vegas: SuperCrit #2 book cover

    Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown: Learning from Las Vegas

    SuperCrit #2, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kester Rattenbury, Samantha Hardingham

    The Supercrit series revisits some of the most influential architectural projects of the recent past and examines their impact on the way we think and design today. Based on live studio debates between protagonists and critics, the books describe, explore and criticise these major projects. This&…

    Paperback – 2007-12-24

  • Le Corbusier in Detail book cover

    Le Corbusier in Detail

    1st Edition

    By Flora Samuel

    This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the…

    Paperback – 2007-07-16

  • Modern Architecture Through Case Studies 1945 to 1990 book cover

    Modern Architecture Through Case Studies 1945 to 1990

    1st Edition

    By Peter Blundell Jones, Eamonn Canniffe

    Once again, new interpretations are presented of some of the most famous architecture of the period. Work by lesser-known architects, whose influence and role have been overlooked by conventional histories of the subject, is discussed. The case study structure allows each example to be discussed…

    Hardback – 2007-03-21

  • The Organization and Architecture of Innovation book cover

    The Organization and Architecture of Innovation

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Allen, Gunter Henn

    Building on his pioneering work on the management of technology and innovation in his first book, Managing the Flow of Technology, Thomas J. Allen of MIT has joined with award-winning German architect Gunter Henn of HENN Architekten to produce a book that explores the combined use of two management…

    Paperback – 2006-10-19

  • The Saga of Sydney Opera House: The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia book cover

    The Saga of Sydney Opera House

    The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia, 1st Edition

    By Peter Murray

    Peter Murray's compelling and highly readable biography of the building presents both sides of the story. Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing architectural controversies of recent times - what really happened when they built Sydney…

    Paperback – 2003-11-20

  • Nature and Space: Aalto and Le Corbusier book cover

    Nature and Space

    Aalto and Le Corbusier, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Menin, Flora Samuel

    This book is a unique comparative study of two of the very greatest figures in modern architecture - Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto. In assessing the historical, personal and intellectual influences of their attitudes to nature and the creative direction of their work, this book offers a…

    Paperback – 2002-10-31

  • Frank Gehry: The City and Music book cover

    Frank Gehry

    The City and Music, 2nd Edition

    By Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

    Frank Gehry: The City and Music is the result of a unique collaboration between the architect and leading critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. It focuses on two projects, Gehry's unrealised proposal for the rehabilitation of Berlin's Museum Island and his soon to be completed Disney Concert Hall in Los…

    Paperback – 2002-08-29

  • Towards Universality: Le Corbusier, Mies and De Stijl book cover

    Towards Universality

    Le Corbusier, Mies and De Stijl, 1st Edition

    By Richard Padovan

    There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book…

    Paperback – 2001-12-13

  • Fashioning Vienna: Adolf Loos's Cultural Criticism book cover

    Fashioning Vienna

    Adolf Loos's Cultural Criticism, 1st Edition

    By Janet Stewart

    This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive…

    Paperback – 2000-06-01

  • The Norman Foster Studio: Consistency Through Diversity book cover

    The Norman Foster Studio

    Consistency Through Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Quantrill

    This unique critical appraisal of the work of Foster & Partners offers a number of original revelations about the philosophy and design methods that have generated the designs and reputation of the Foster studio over the past three decades. The author begins with a distinctly personal account of…

    Hardback – 1999-12-23
    Taylor & Francis

  • Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook book cover

    Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture

    A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, 1st Edition

    By Donald Leslie Johnson, Donald Langmead

    Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture is an indispensable reference book for the scholar, student, architect or layman interested in the architects who initiated, developed, or advanced modern architecture. The book is amply illustrated and features the most prominent and influential people in…

    Hardback – 1997-04-01

  • The British Building Industry since 1800: An economic history book cover

    The British Building Industry since 1800

    An economic history, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Powell

    This scholarly and well-researched study of the building industry documents the interplay of new materials and technologies, costs and the changing social and economic forces that affected the decision-making about our built environment over the last two centuries. The author provides a succinct…

    Paperback – 1996-10-31

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