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World’s New Architectural Books - 2

Transformation
Basic Principles and Methodology of Design

þ Author: Roland Knauer
þ Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
þ Published: 2007

þ Hardcover: 208 pages
þ List Price: $139.00
þ ISBN: 376436761X

þ Bar, surface, body and space are the fundamental elements of the design process. Every form, however complex, may be understood as a variation of them and underlying every concrete design is a design methodology that can be analysed, taught, and learned as a transformation of these four categories.
Taking this theory as its starting point, this book is nothing less than a foundational work for architects, designers and lay people with an interest in cultural history. It details what could be called the un-rivalled grammar of design. With a systematic aim and progressively increasing complexity, it unfolds the creative potential of these categories with succinct texts, uniform drawings, and a broad array of examples from architecture, design and art. … more>>

New Directions in Contemporary Architecture
Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988

þ Author:  Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
þ Publisher: Wiley
þ Published: 2008

þ Paperback: 240 pages
þ List Price: $40.00
þ ISBN: 0470518901

þ A guide for those interested in modern architecture. It looks at buildings in often contrasting styles that have been built almost simultaneously across the world with their roots in very different tendencies and schools of thought. It covers seminal works, such as Guggenheim Bilbao and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. … more>>

Tracing Eisenman
Peter Eisenman Complete Works

þ Editor: Cynthia C. Davidson
þ Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
þ Published: 2006

þ Hardcover: 400 pages
þ List Price: $66.80
þ ISBN: 0500342253

þ This is the long-awaited, complete monograph of legendary and cult architect, Peter Eisenman that sums up and fully illustrates his lifetime's achievement, from his first work, House I (1960), to his most recent projects, currently under construction in the US, Spain and Germany. The book is centred on 63 of Eisenman's most significant projects, interspersed with essays from international architects and critics Greg Lynn, Stan Allen, Sarah Whiting and Guido Zuiliani and is rounded out by a complete projects index and bibliography. … more>>

Apartment Buildings
Plans Atlas

þ Author: Pilar Chueca
þ Publisher: Links International
þ Published: 2008

þ Paperback: 400 pages
þ List Price: $39.95
þ ISBN: 8496424960

þ This work features more than 200 examples of contemporary buildings, showing strategies implemented by the architects to overcome restrictions of space, time and the environment. The projects, organised by type, all employ intriguing and innovative use of space for maximum effect. Guidelines, specifications and environmental considerations are reviewed in theoretical and practical terms. … more>>

Minimal Living

þ Author: Wim Pauwels
þ Publisher: Beta-Plus Publishing
þ Published: 2008

þ Hardcover: 208 pages
þ List Price: $79.44
þ ISBN: 9077213929

þ This book presents fifteen recently completed projects by leading architects and designers who have been influenced by minimalism: they are all worthy ambassadors of the 'less is more' principle. … more>>



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