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One Thousand Buildings Of Paris

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ISBN : 1579123163
Genre : Photography
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Features photographs, history, and anecdotes of one thousand Paris buildings, and includes keyed maps of each building's neighborhood.
Category: Photography

All The Buildings In Los Angeles

Author : James Gulliver Hancock
ISBN : 0789339501
Genre : Design
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A new collection from the author/illustrator of the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey to the City of Angels that is sure to delight and inspire not only longtime Angelenos but also newbies and armchair travelers of all ages. Told through James Gulliver Hancock's unique and charming drawings, All the Buildings in Los Angeles offers a winsome, transporting journey through the streets of La La Land. From Griffith Observatory and the Getty Museum to the Chateau Marmont and Rodeo Drive, this book will allow readers to experience the sun-kissed pleasures of this cultural capital without having to deal with its famously terrible traffic. Including classic landmarks like Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Capital Records Building, as well as new favorites such as the Broad contemporary art museum and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, it captures the city as it is today, and the cultural musings, accessible histories, anecdotes, and informative details that accompany the illustrations throughout make this volume truly as practical as it is beautiful.
Category: Design

All The Flowers In Paris

Author : Sarah Jio
ISBN : 9781101885062
Genre : Fiction
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Two women are connected across time by the city of Paris, a mysterious stack of love letters, and shocking secrets sweeping from World War II to the present—for readers of Sarah’s Key and The Nightingale. “Sarah Jio weaves past and present in this eminently readable novel about love, gratitude, and forgiveness. I tore through the pages!”—New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline When Caroline wakes up in a Paris hospital with no memory of her past, she’s confused to learn that for years she’s lived a sad, reclusive life in a sprawling apartment on the rue Cler. Slowly regaining vague memories of a man and a young child, she vows to piece her life back together—though she can’t help but feel she may be in danger. A budding friendship with the chef of a charming nearby restaurant takes her mind off her foggy past, as does a startling mystery from decades prior. In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young widow named Céline is trying to build a new life for her daughter while working in her father’s flower shop and hoping to find love again. Then a ruthless German officer discovers her Jewish ancestry and Céline is forced to play a dangerous game to secure the safety of her loved ones. When her worst fears come true, she must fight back in order to save the person she loves most: her daughter. When Caroline discovers Céline’s letters tucked away in a closet, she realizes that her apartment harbors dark secrets—and that she may have more in common with Céline than she could have ever imagined. All the Flowers in Paris is an emotionally captivating novel rooted in the resiliency and strength of the human spirit, the steadfastness of a mother’s love, and the many complex layers of the heart—especially its capacity to forgive. “Heart-stopping . . . Fans of emotional, romantic stories set during World War II will enjoy this heartbreaking tale of love and loss.”—Booklist
Category: Fiction

The Buildings Of Peter Harrison

Author : John Fitzhugh Millar
ISBN : 9780786479627
Genre : Art
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Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing some of the most iconic buildings of the continent. In a clandestine operation, he procured the plans for the French Canadian fortress of Louisbourg, enabling Massachusetts Governor William Shirley to capture it in 1745. This setback forced the French to halt their operation to capture all of British America and to give up British territory they had captured in India. As a result, he was rewarded with commissions to design important buildings in Britain and in nearly all British colonies around the world, and he became the first person ever to have designed buildings on six continents. He designed mostly in a neo-Palladian style, and invented a way of building wooden structures so as to look like carved stone--"wooden rustication." He also designed some of America's most valuable furniture, including inventing the coveted "block-front," and introducing the bombe motif. In America, he lived in Newport, Rhode Island, and in New Haven, Connecticut, where he died at the beginning of the War of Independence.
Category: Art

How Buildings Learn

Author : Stewart Brand
ISBN : 9781101562642
Genre : Architecture
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Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei's Media Lab, from "satisficing" to "form follows funding," from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like Chatsworth—this is a far-ranging survey of unexplored essential territory. More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time—if they're allowed to. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it.
Category: Architecture

The Building Of The City

Author : Thomas Adams
ISBN : PSU:000016715745
Genre : Regional planning
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Category: Regional planning

The Buildings Around Us

Author : Thom Gorst
ISBN : 9781135823283
Genre : Architecture
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Buildings surround and affect us all. In this clear and concise introduction to buildings Thom Gorst demystifies the culture of architecture and shows how an interest in our environment - whatever our cultural position - can be of great value to us.
Category: Architecture


Author : Anthony Sutcliffe
ISBN : 0300068867
Genre : Architecture
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In this extensively illustrated work, one of Paris' leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
Category: Architecture