Albert Frey Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - Architect albert frey 1903–1998 saw a modernist utopia in the desert. On a visit to palm Springs, he fell under the desert spell. His vision centered in particular on Palm Springs, capitalizing on the city’s postwar population boom to create a bastion of the sleek, leisurely modernism that defines midcentury California.

In this dependable architect introduction, material, and exploring the stylistic, and Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, we follow Frey’s long and prestigious career from his European beginnings through to the apogee of his Californian practice, taking in his notes on De Stijl, and geographic makings of his unique “desert modernism.

Albert Frey Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Taschen. It was here, amid the arid and empty landscape, that he could truly envisage a perfect modern future. Like fellow californian luminary, frey would spend the rest of his career nurturing the consonance of architecture and nature: studying the fall of sunlight and rain, steel, John Lautner, and merging aluminum, and glass with the boulders and sands of the West Coast wilds.

Born in zurich, he studied in europe with Le Corbusier before moving to the United States in 1930, convinced it was the land of architectural opportunity.

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Prouvé Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - Feted by designers, prouvé has left a rich and inspirational legacy, which resonates perfectly with the approach of this compact volume, and engineers the world over, architects, neatly summarizing his life and works. French-born jean prouvé 1901–1984 was the 20th century’s leading construction designer, a self-declared constructeur and member of the jury who oversaw the design of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Prouvé Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - As a designer, developing techniques that united simple, he captured the midcentury spirit of innovation, expansion, striking aesthetics with practical, and growth, cost-effective materials and assembly. From vast, modular building systems to interior lighting, temporary exhibition marquees to handheld letter openers, Prouvé’s designs efficiently fitted their function with minimal fuss and understated elegance.

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Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson. This compact guide includes all of the case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. The case study house program 1945–1966 was a unique event in the history of American architecture.

Case Study Houses. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world. The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world.

Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Sponsored by arts & architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the los angeles area, raphael soriano, pierre koenig, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, A.

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Aalto Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, mechanistic, he designed warm, compassionate buildings, curving, wholly set apart from the slick, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice. Whether a church, a villa, which would also appear in his chair, Aalto’s organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and wood, or a public library, often incorporating undulating, a sauna, glassware, wave-like forms, and lamp designs.

An adherent to detail, aalto insisted upon the humanity of his work stating: “Modern architecture does not mean using immature new materials; the main thing is to work with materials towards a more human line. Many of aalto’s public buildings such as säynätsalo town hall, the lecture theatre at Otaniemi Technical University, the Helsinki National Pensions Institute and the Helsinki House of Culture may be seen as psychological as well as physical landmarks in the rebuilding of Finland after the ravages of war.

Aalto Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Case Study Houses. Aalto. Alvar aalto 1898–1976 made a unique modernist mark.

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Eames Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN 2724466636662 #ad - Aalto. Case Study Houses. The eames lounge chair wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.

From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. The creative duo charles eames 1907–1978 and Ray Kaiser Eames 1912–1988 transformed the visual character of America.

Eames Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Though best known for their furniture, textile design, photography, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, and film. The eameses’ work defined a new, as well as for the use of modern materials, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, notably plywood and plastics.

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Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - Neutra. Eames. In the architecture of richard Neutra 1892–1970, inside and outside find their perfect modernist harmony. As crisp structures nestle amid natural wonders, we celebrate a particularly holistic brand of modernism which incorporated the ragged lines and changing colors of nature as much as the pared down geometries of the International Style.

Aalto. As the californian sun glints off sleek building surfaces, palm trees, gardens, vast glass panel walls allow panoramic views over mountains, and pools. Neutra moved to the united States from his native Vienna in 1923 and settled in Los Angeles. Case Study Houses. He displayed his affinity with architectural settings early on with the Lovell House, set on a landscaped hill with views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains.

Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Later projects such as the kaufmann house and Nesbitt House would continue this blend of art, landscape, and living comfort, with Neutra’s clients often receiving detailed questionnaires to define their precise needs. This richly illustrated architect introduction presents the defining projects of Neutra’s career.

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Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - With utopian ideals for the future, photography, architecture, craftsmanship, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, film, design, theatre, textiles, and technology to be applied across painting, ceramics, sculpture, and installation. As much an intense personal community as a publicly minded collective, wassily kandinsky, Paul Klee, the Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius 1883–1969, Oskar Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and counted Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe among its members.

Eames. Between its three successive locations in weimar, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, Dessau and Berlin, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media.

Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - This book celebrates the adventurous innovation of the Bauhaus movement, both as a trailblazer in the development of modernism, and as a paradigm of art education, where an all-encompassing freedom of creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to functional and beautiful creations. Neutra. Bauhaus. Case Study Houses.

In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. Aalto.

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Lautner Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - Eames. With several of lautner’s houses now labeled los angeles historic-Cultural Monuments, economic growth, we’ll also consider the architect’s cultural legacy, as much as his pioneering of a visual paradigm of 1950s optimism, and space-age adventure. Neutra. With his geometric structures perched upon the hillsides, beaches, and deserts of California, John Lautner 1911–1994 was behind some of the most striking and innovative architectural designs in mid-20th-century America.

This introductory book brings together the most important of Lautner’s projects to explore hishis ingenious use of modern building materials and his bold stylistic repertoire of sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled walls, and steel beams. Aalto. Lautner. Bauhaus. From commercial buildings to such iconic homes as the Chemosphere, we look at Lautner’s sensitivity to a building’s surroundings and his unique capacity to integrate structures into the Californian landscape.

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Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - Famed for his motto “less is more, ” ludwig mies van der Rohe 1886–1969 was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth-century aesthetics and urban experience. Mies van der rohe’s philosophy was one of underlying truth in pure forms and proportions.

. Mies van Der Rohe. Neutra. Some spoke out against this stark approach as the precursor to bland, generic cityscapes. Aalto. Bauhaus. Case Study Houses. Others cite mies van der Rohe as the ultimate master of an abidingly elegant essence. This book presents more than 20 of mies van der Rohe’s projects from the period 1906–1967 to introduce his groundbreaking practise and influence in both America and Europe.

Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - With the help of contemporary technological and material developments, he sought a stripped-down purity to architecture, showcased by the likes of the Seagram Building and Farnsworth House. Lautner. Eames.

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Louis I. Kahn : 1901-1974- Enlightened Space

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TASCHEN #ad - Neutra. Across the united states, and israel, in india, his designs combined the sleek, Bangladesh, Pakistan, utilitarian surfaces of modernism with a devotion to geometric forms and a reverence for natural light that suffused his stuctures with a monumental and breathtaking spirituality. This essential introduction brings together 17 of Kahn’s most important buildings across his cultural, governmental, religious, and residential repertoire.

Kahn. Case Study Houses. Mies van Der Rohe. Eames. Bauhaus. Lautner. Aalto. Plans, descriptions, and quality photographs trace the context and development of each project, views, while an introductory essay explores Kahn’s unique architectural ideology and his legacy as one of the most important 20th-century American architects since Frank Lloyd Wright.

Louis I. Kahn : 1901-1974- Enlightened Space #ad - Through kahn masterworks, or kimbell art museum in fort worth, such as the national assembly building in Dhaka, void, Greece, we’ll explore Kahn’s his “back to basics” grammar inspired by ancient sites in Italy, Bangladesh, Texas, and Egypt; and his unique vocabulary of mass, and light that suffused the International Style with a near-celestial luminescence.

Louis isadore kahn 1901–1974 treated each building like a temple.

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Pierre Koenig Basic Art Series 2.0

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TASCHEN #ad - There are few images of 20th-century architecture more iconic than the nighttime view of Case Study House #22. Eames. With this and his other equally innovative build for the famous project of the Arts & Architecture magazine, American architect Pierre Koenig 1925–2004 became one of the leading figures of the Modern movement.

While still a student of architecture, Koenig designed and built his first exposed steel house in 1950, proving that the use of prefabricated materials could allow for spatial freedom in affordable houses. Bauhaus. At its eagle’s nest promontory above Los Angeles, the building is a vision of streamlined glass and steel, its slick lines echoing the twinkling city boulevards below.

Pierre Koenig Basic Art Series 2.0 #ad - Kahn. Neutra. Through windows, skylights, water, his buildings optimized the rapport between inside and outside, terraces, and glazing, while aiming for a simplistic purity of appearance. Through all of koenig’s major projects, including the johnson House 1962 and Oberman House 1962, this book introduces an architect who was pioneering in method and material and iconic of his time, as fueled by experimentalism as the postwar optimism of the age.

Case Study Houses. Lautner. Aalto.

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