Автор: Lyons, Martyn Название: Books: A Living History ISBN: 0500291152 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500291153 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1709 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: This ambitious volume, newly available in paperback, explores the rich history of the book, one of the most efficient, influential and enduring technologies ever invented. For more than 2,500 years, the book, in a wide range of forms, has been used to document, to educate and to entertain. The eminent authority Martyn Lyons charts its worldwide evolution through the centuries, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumer through the development of moveable type and the emergence of the modern information revolution. Among the carefully selected illustrations are Maya codices, Egyptian papyrus scrolls, medieval illuminated manuscripts, masterpieces of early printing from Gutenberg and Aldus Manutius, atlases from the great age of travel and exploration, primers and childrens books, dime novels and Japanese manga, and works of fiction ranging from Don Quixote to Level 26 , the worlds first digi-novel, and beyond.
Описание: A follow-up to the successful series Rooms to Inspire, this inspirational design guide presents a selection of novel urban interiors by the leading interior designers of our time.
City living evokes cosmopolitan sophistication and artistic expression. This presentation of trend-setting ways to design residences by leading tastemakers such as Muriel Brandolini, Peter Dunham, Jonathan Adler, and Mary McDonald, shows an impressive mix of styles—from eclectic and exotic to neo-traditional. The variety of beautifully photographed dwellings—from townhouses and apartments to lofts in such vibrant locales as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London, and Jakarta—were chosen for their fresh design perspectives. This inspiring medley ranges from Carolina Irving’s Upper East Side–chic New York apartment with custom molding influenced by Gothic architecture to Robert Couturier’s elegant residence with curved walls, decorated by Paulin Paris. Universal design issues fundamental to living quarters are addressed, including color and comfort, as well as innovative approaches to tight spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms. Sections devoted to bookshelves, home entertaining, and tabletop display, along with a useful resource list, complete this guide to city style. For professionals and novices alike, Rooms to Inspire in the City encourages us to decorate our urban living spaces with panache.
Автор: Wheeler, Emily Название: Creative Living: London ISBN: 0500516979 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500516973 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: от 2281 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: London is the world's leading creative hub, aided by the winning combination of British sophistication and capital cosmopolitanism not to mention the energy generated by the Olympic Games and talents from around the world make the city their home. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the spaces in which they dwell. The thirty-four houses in Creative Living London are arranged by location West to East taking in the city's grooviest, on-the-edge neighbourhoods, from Shoreditch to Shepherds Bush, London Fields to Hampstead Heath. Whether in a charming mews cottage, converted piano factory, even a revamped fire station, London's creatives are injecting funkiness and bright ideas into their highly individualistic and inspirational interiors.
Описание: Tapping into today’s trend to return to unstructured playtime and move away from over-scheduling and electronic games, Playful Home is perfectly suited to the times. Andrew Weaving celebrates the best of childhood, from his favorite games and crafts projects to the whimsical dйcor that kids love. The result is kids’ rooms designed to feed and inspire the imagination, as well as to hold fabulous collections of toys and books.
With the philosophy of integrating play into our daily lives, Playful Home looks at twelve family homes designed with children in mind, from the foyer to the back door, which stylishly embrace kids’ activities and interests. The featured spaces are the kids’ rooms, which combine flair and fun so successfully that they end up being the hub of the entire house.
Including design ideas for displaying toys and collectibles, plus clever ways of storing them, as well as great tips on how to make murals and unique wall decorations, Playful Home inspires creativity as well as good design.
Описание: This book is the result of pioneering research work at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM, German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt-on-the-Main. Investigated is the architectural model as distinct means and method of creating and presenting architecture or architectural ideas and concepts, rather than the model merely representing a specific building e.g. as part of an architect's oeuvre. While architectural photography and drawing has been subject of countless exhibitions and publications, no comparable research on the architectural model has been done so far. This book coincides with an exhibition at the DAM in summer 2012. The authors and curators have drawn from the museum's own vast collection of models created by over 400 architects from 25 countries. The book presents 100 models, featuring works of renowned architects such as Norman Foster, Arata Isozaki, Louis I. Kahn, Rem Koolhaas, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frei Otto, Aldo Rossi, Skidmore Owings & Merrill and James Stirling. The images are complemented by detailed descriptions of each item and by comprehensive essays on the results of the entire research project.
Автор: Michelle Galindo Название: Beach Houses: Living at the Sea ISBN: 3037681322 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783037681329 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Цена: 4568 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Beach Houses" features a stunning array of the most ambitious examples of residential design at the sea. From a minimalist dwelling on a remote island to an apartment complex high above the sea to a luxurious holiday villa in an urban setting, this volume brings together a collection of remarkable houses designed by well-known architectural firms as well as interesting approaches by local architects. The contemporary beach houses from across the world featured in this volume harmoniously adapt to their surrounding landscape while embracing the seaside lifestyle with sumptuous interiors and outdoor living spaces and balancing casual-cool and opulence.
They answer todays aesthetic, functional and ecological demands, while at the same time underscoring the uniqueness of the seaside location.
Автор: Turkina, Olesya Название: Soviet Space Dogs ISBN: 0956896286 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780956896285 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: от 2573 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: This book is dedicated to the Soviet Space Dogs, who played a crucial part in the Soviet Space programme. These homeless dogs, plucked from the streets of Moscow, were selected because they fitted the programmes criteria: weighing no more than 7kg, measuring no more than 35cm in length, robust, photogenic and with a calm temperament. These characteristics enabled the dogs to withstand the extensive training that was needed to prepare them for suborbital, then for orbital space fights. On 3 November 1957, the dog Laika was the first Earth-born creature to enter space, making her instantly famous around the world. She did not return. Her death, a few hours after launching, transformed her into a legendary symbol of sacrifice. Two further strays, Belka and Strelka, were the first beings to make it back from space, and were swiftly immortalized in childrens books and cartoons. Images of the Space Dogs proliferated, reproduced on everyday goods across the Soviet Union: cigarette packets, tins of sweets, badges, stamps and postcards all bore their likeness. This book uses these unique items to illustrate the story (in fact and fiction) of how they became fairy-tale idols. Monuments now commemorate their pioneering role in conquering the final frontier: their heroism will never be forgotten
Автор: Pesando, Fabrizio Название: Pompeii: The Art Of Living ISBN: 8866481289 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788866481287 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2183 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 'Pompeii: The Art of Living' explains and illustrates all peculiarities of Pompeian dwellings, rich middle class houses as well as the poor ones. The book details the dimensions of the rooms, the objects in those rooms, frescos, statues, marbles, vases, gardens, it reveals the secrets of ancient Pompeian everyday life - secrets that will surprise and delight.
Название: Home Series 29: Cosmopolitan Living ISBN: 9089440836 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789089440839 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: от 809 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The Homes Featured In This Volume Represent Real Luxury With A Cosmopolitan Edge.
Описание: Is a visual exploration of world-renowned builder John Finton's most outstanding houses, with a breathtaking range of styles from French Normandy to Traditional Malibu Beach, and Italian Modern to Asian Contemporary. More than just houses, many of these estates are complete with bowling alleys, vineyards, polo fields, movie theaters and more.
Among the firm's discerning and often repeat clientele are captains of industry and international business executives, along with a bevy of A-list celebrities.
Known as the Indiana Jones of the building industry, John Finton regularly travels the world to source the most appropriate and unique reclaimed materials - from Chinese cobblestones to centuries-old Indonesian teak - to augment his stunning constructions.
Описание: Block and solid wood make up one of the oldest construction methods and one that ever more people are opting for when building their homes. Not only are contemporary log homes environmentally sustainable and planet-friendly, they provide comfortable and healthy living. In addition, many of these buildings use sustainable heating and power systems, taking advantage of renewable energies and raw materials. Their natural beauty enhances the quality of life for both home and work. In over 300 photos and plans, this book offers 30 ambitious, contemporary block and solid wood houses that have been built around the globe. They show the diversity of available designs that can be achieved in todays wooden homes. If you are fascinated with building with logs and living closer to nature, this book is for you.
Автор: Powers, Richard Название: Living Modern ISBN: 0500516987 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500516980 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2281 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Understanding modern as much more than modernist, Living Modern is all about clean lines, elegant colour combinations, maximizing indoor-outdoor relationships, showcasing great design objects and creating open areas for lounging, cooking and dining. Hundreds of photographs have been drawn from stylish residences around the world, particularly from places where easy modern living has achieved its best expression, such as Brazil, California, Scandinavia and Australia, but also from places where streamlined forms have been fused with vernacular styles. From desert to jungle, from city to country, modern has a wide spectrum. With clean, elegant design and thematic structure, together with a comprehensive index of designers and architects, and directory of stockists, this book offers anyone looking to create their own stylish and contemporary interior a complete source of inspiration.
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