American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture
Название: Rural Modern: Rural Residential Architecture ISBN: 186470487X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781864704877 Издательство: Images Рейтинг: Цена: 3058 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Modernism crashed into the American consciousness right after the Second World War, although it had existed in the minds and works of American and German-born architects for almost 40 years prior. While it offered a new design paradigm that would transform the urban landscape from New York to New Delhi, modernism was a slow burn for residential architects. The sharp edges and simple geometries were a hard sell for the American design psyche. A group of innovative architects in the USA took Bauhaus modernism and gave it a vernacular face. They borrowed forms from the simple utilitarian buildings found in rural environments and created a new strain of modernism. Russell Abraham dubs this style 'rural modernism' - a modern aesthetic with a vernacular palette. The result of several ingenious ideas blended together to create a contemporary, sustainable and highly liveable architecture, these houses respect the past while looking forward to the future. Orienting windows to capture heat in winter and provide sun protection in summer is standard, while other sustainable design features include solar-thermal systems, subterranean heat sinks, geothermal trenches and rainwater collection systems -all of which are incorporated to make the most of the natural resources available in rural settings.
Описание: A colouring book of Art Deco design, including wallpapers, fashion plates, textiles, vases and fashion accessories, and featuring designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Georges Barbier and Robert Bonfils, among many others.
Автор: Quinto, Enrico Название: Italian Glamour ISBN: 8857224287 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788857224282 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4133 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The fashion archive of Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli has been painstakingly assembled over the last twenty years and traces the international evolution of costume from the mid-19th century to the present day. This quintessential volume on Italian Style narrates the development of fashion through around three hundred dresses, chronologically ordered and selected from an international collection of over six thousand pieces, enriched by commentary by historians, journalists and fashion designers, but also by photography, film and personal testimony: a concrete resource for historians of costume, students and passionates. The idea of departing from a purely chronological sequence springs from a desire to demonstrate the vitality and ongoing relevance of historical pieces through their juxtaposition with contemporary examples. Most of the displayed dresses were documented by photographers when they first appeared worn by famous actresses, models and jet set personalities of the time: from the Duchess of Windsor to Queen Paola of Belgium, from Princess Grace of Monaco to Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Veruschka, Marisa Berenson, Grace Jones amongst many others.
Описание: This innovative book presents dynamic and interpretive photographs of British ballgowns spanning 60 years and includes designs by Alexander McQueen, Bellville Sassoon, Bill Gibb, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Stella McCartney and Zandra Rhodes. The specially commissioned photographs, by fashion photographer David Hughes, are supplemented by essays exploring the ballgown as a particularly British garment, with designers, clients and occasions unique to Britain. The social season of debutante parties and private balls, weddings and charity events have long provided Britain's fashion designers with opportunities to design elaborate, tour de force eveningwear. In more recent years the ballroom has been replaced by the red carpet. Though the context has changed, the ballgown remains a staple in many designers' collections and continues to serve as an expression of status, protocol and taste, while simultaneously embodying elements of drama and fantasy.
Описание: Published to accompany the major V&A exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion showcases the fashions that turned 'Made in Italy' into an internationally recognized mark of style. It brings together stunning fashion photography, archival material, and previously unseen objects from private collections to explore Italian style from the post-war couturiers of the 'Sala Bianca' to the outstanding success of its ready-to-wear brands. Artisanal leather and fur production, exquisite knitwear and fine tailoring have all contributed to Italy's unique position in the consciousness of stylish people everywhere. Here essays from experts working in the UK and Italy reveal the inspiration, reputation and craftsmanship of the Italian fashion industry. Designers and labels featured include Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Fendi, Missoni, Valentino, Franco Moschino, Gianni Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Miuccia Prada and Roberto Capucci as well as bespoke tailors and ready-to-wear menswear specialists such as Carlo Palazzi and Ermenegildo Zegna.
Автор: Steele, Valerie Park, Jennifer Название: Gothic: Dark Glamour ISBN: 0300136943 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300136944 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2743 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From its origins in the eighteenth-century literature of terror to its contemporary manifestations in vampire fiction, cinema and art, the gothic has embraced the powers of horror and the erotic macabre. This book suggests that gothic fashion has deep cultural roots that give it an enduring potency.
Автор: Rogers, Richard Название: Architecture: A Modern View ISBN: 0500342938 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500342930 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1680 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The crisis of modern architecture is part of a much larger crisis involving the whole question of the way we live and how we use the resources of our planet. Poor design, monotony, and inhuman scale are the results not of lack of talent nor the failures of the Modern Movement, but of a surrender to selfish interests and short-sighted economies. Richard Rogers, perhaps the most original and inventive architect at work today, is a frequent commentator on the contemporary scene. In this book, available again after some years out of print, it is especially valuable to have his philosophy of design so succinctly summarized. As a practising architect, he is in the best possible position to appreciate how economic forces can create or frustrate good design. His book is illustrated largely by examples drawn from his own work, making it a professional record as well as a manifesto for the future.
Автор: Rosen Название: Glamour icons: perfume bottle design ISBN: 1851496602 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851496600 Издательство: Antique Collectors Club Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 3931 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Conceived of and written by seven-time FiFi Award winner, internationally renowned packaging designer Marc Rosen, `Glamour Icons` is a book that both recognises and celebrates perfume bottle design as an art form. Rosen calls them "small pieces of glass architecture."
Название: Glamour of Bellville Sassoon ISBN: 1851495754 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851495757 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2780 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A story of David Sassoon, the fashion designer whose name has been synonymous with the world of glamour over the years. It is also a personal recollection of a career spanning 5 decades, dressing some of the world`s most beautiful and charismatic women of their day, among them Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Ava Gardner.