Описание: A comprehensive overview of current trends in classicist and vernacular architecture. This book presents 130 projects that reconsider what it means to practice as a traditional architect in the twenty-first century, including a substantial body of work from non-Western countries as well as work by contemporary masters of classical design such as Robert A. M. Stern, Allan Greenberg, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Quinlan and Francis Terry. The projects assembled here highlight the awareness of a sustainable localism and the continuity of traditional building crafts on a global scale and reveal the resilience and originality of traditional building cultures despite the enormous economic and cultural pressures of contemporary development. This is an optimistic vision of a new breed of traditional architects who endeavor to enrich the future while honoring the past.
Описание: This latest addition to IMAGES 21st Century series brings together more than 45 of the world's most stylish contemporary houses. From the Adriatic Coast in Greece to the rugged mountains of Switzerland; from the suburbs of Japan, to the glittering views from the Hollywood Hills, this diverse selection of modern houses have all been designed by some of the best residential architects working today. Complete with stunning professional colour photography, floor plans, and informative project descriptions, 21st Century Architecture: Designer Houses will be of interest to those who love beautiful houses, are looking for inspiration, or just like to dream. Designers featured include Caramel, idea, Humberto Hermeto Arquitetura, Parque Humano, Balance Associates Architects, Abramson Teiger Architects, alterstudio, LineBox Studio, Drozdov & Partners, Axis Architects, Mac Interactive, McClean Design, Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects, Minarc, Buerger Katsota Architects, bento + azevedo arquitetos associados, Takashi Yamaguchi, Steinmetzdemeyer, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, David Jameson Architect, Mojo Sumer, Belzberg Architects, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Arkkitehdit NRT, Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, Barilari Architetti, Feldman, genius loci, Bates and Masi Architects, CplusC, Paramita Abirama Itasadhya, Morris Partnership, Saaj Design, Base Architecture, Creative Arch, JVA, Connor + Solomon Architects, Godwardguthrie, clavienrossier architectes, 123DV, Paddle Creek Design, Zecc Architects, BBP Architects, Nervegna Reed Architecture, Paul+O Architects, stanic harding and atmos studio.
Описание: During the nineteenth century, New Orleans thrived as the epicentre of classical music in America. Until now, no study has offered a thorough history of this exciting and momentous era in American musical performance history. John Baron`s Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans impressively fills that gap.
Описание: In Place of a Show is a compelling account of Western theatre buildings in the 21st century: theatres stripped of their primary purpose, lying empty, preserved as museums, or demolished. Playfully combining first-person narratives, scholarly research and visual documents, Augusto Corrieri explores the material and imaginative potentials of these places, charting interconnections between humans, birds, vegetation, and the beguiling animations of inanimate things, such as walls, curtains and seats. Across four chapters we learn of the uncanny dismantling and reconstitution of a German Baroque auditorium during the Second World War; the phantasmal remains of a demolished music hall in London’s East End; a Renaissance Italian theatre, fleetingly transformed into an aviary by the appearance of a swallow; and a lavish opera house emerging from the Amazon rainforest. In these pages we are invited to discover theatres as sites of anomalous encounters and surprising coincidences: places that might reveal the performative entanglement of human and nonhuman worlds.
Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the 'classic' postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the twenty-first century engages more overtly with meaning, politics and society. It involves a newly pronounced form of personal experience, often implicating the body and/or one's sense of self.
This volume examines a range of performance events, including work by both emergent and internationally significant companies and artists such as Rimini Protokoll, Blast Theory, dreamthinkspeak, Zecora Ura, Punchdrunk, Ontroerend Goed, Kris Verdonck, Dries Verhoeven, Rabih Mrou , Derren Brown and David Blaine. It also considers a wider range of cultural phenomena such as online social networking, sports events, installations, games-based work and theme parks, where principles of performance are in play.
Performance in the Twenty-First Century is a compelling and provocative resource for anybody interested in discovering how performance theory can be applied to cutting-edge culture, and indeed the world around them.
Описание: Challenges established opinions on modern Iberian theatre by considering the roles of contrasting figures and companies who have impacted upon both the practice and the perception of Spanish and European stages -- .
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