Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl

Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl

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In Making Dystopia, distinguished architectural historian James Stevens Curl tells the story of the advent of architectural Modernism in the aftermath of the First World War, its protagonists, and its astonishing, almost global acceptance after 1945.

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Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent by Owen Hatherley

Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent by Owen Hatherley

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'A scathing, lively and timely look at the "European city", from one of our most provocative voices on culture and architecture today' Owen Jones

A searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities

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Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

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A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet.

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Atlas of Emotion Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film by Giuliana Bruno

Atlas of Emotion Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film by Giuliana Bruno

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An award-winning cultural history of how we experience the world through art, film and architecture.

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gt2P: Manufactured Landscapes at Friedman Benda

gt2P: Manufactured Landscapes at Friedman Benda

3 May - 9 June ‘18

Friedman Benda is pleased to present “gt2P: Manufactured Landscapes,” the Chilean collective’s first solo gallery exhibition and a culmination of their four-year research project and collaboration with Friedman Benda. Emerging as pioneers of contemporary craft, gt2P combine digital production with traditional techniques driven by their cultural heritage.

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 Welcome (to The Teknival) E-1027 By Eileen Gray

Welcome (to The Teknival) E-1027 By Eileen Gray

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For this book, Danish artist and photographer Kasper Akhoj documented the ongoing restoration of E-1027, Eileen Gray's modernist villa in France.

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Cairo Desert Cities

Cairo Desert Cities

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Since the 1950s, Egypt has developed a dozen new towns in the desert around Cairo. This book offers the first systematic exploration of these cities, analyzing their urban form, their promise, and their shortcomings. Originally intended to satisfy growing demand for housing, most of the desert towns have never been completed.

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The Office On The Grass - The Evolution Of The Workplace

The Office On The Grass - The Evolution Of The Workplace

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In the digital era the office is ubiquitous, without a defined space or time. Everything can be done at any moment of the day and in any location. Caruso St John Architects and Javier Mozas (a+t research group) attempt to define the character of the contemporary office through paradigm-changing buildings and their sources of inspiration.

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What Is Different? Jahresring 64 by Wolfgang Tilllmans

What Is Different? Jahresring 64 by Wolfgang Tilllmans

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What Is Different? is the title of this year’s edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans. Since the early 2000s Tillmans has been working on truth study centre, a cycle of works concerned with absolute claims of truth in social and political contexts.

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Pseudo-Georgian London - Pablo Bronstein

Pseudo-Georgian London - Pablo Bronstein

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Following of from his best selling,Postmodern Architecture in London (2007), Bronstein turns his focus to the subsequent style which has dominated London – the pseudo-Georgian.

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"Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space" by Keller Easterling

"Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space" by Keller Easterling

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Extrastatecraft is the operating system of the modern world: the skyline of Dubai, the subterranean pipes and cables sustaining urban life, free-trade zones, the standardized dimensions of credit cards, and hyper-consumerist shopping malls. It is all this and more.

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Convergence: Ross Lovegrove

Convergence: Ross Lovegrove

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Ross Lovegrove is an internationally renowned designer and visionary, whose works are celebrated as the new aesthetic expression of the twenty-first century. His industrial design is inspired by the logic and beauty of nature. It connects technology and innovative production methods with new materials and an intelligent, organic vocabulary of forms, in an inimitable way.

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Eileen Gray Intimate Architecture

Eileen Gray Intimate Architecture

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Eileen Gray was one of the most emblematic figures of the art deco and modernist movements, having developed a new and intimate form of architecture over her 50-year career.

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Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia by Patience Gray

Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia by Patience Gray

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Within a few months of its first appearance in 1986 it was hailed as a modern classic. Fiona MacCarthy wrote in The Times that, the book is a large and grandiose life history, a passionate narrative of extremes of experience. Jeremy Round called Patience Gray the high priestess of cooking , whose book pushes the form of the cookery book as far as it can go.

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Displacements: Architecture and Refugee by Andrew Herscher

Displacements: Architecture and Refugee by Andrew Herscher

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In architectural history, just as in global politics, refugees have tended to exist as mere human surplus; histories of architecture, then, have usually reproduced the nation-state’s exclusion of refugees as people out of place.

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