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Roberts-Jones, Philippe
Europe at the end of the 19th century was a time of upheaval and tension, particularly in art and culture. Art nouveau, symbolism and decadent art were an assault on the traditional, and Brussels found itself at the core of these innovations. This book provides a history of this cultural milieu. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine slightly bumped. 279pp.
Evergreen, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First British Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 3822870234
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Inventory #22485
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Von Moos, Stanislaus
"Designing has less to do with inventing than with recombining stored architectural memories." By saying this, architects Heinz Hilmer and Christoph Sattler are trying to express that they are not inclined to give into the hope that is especially raised in Modernism of being able to invent something really new, but that instead they consciously take their bearings from constantly recurring forms of architecture and urbanism. They neither desire nor aim to design a quite different building or a quite different town, but to develop the building and the city as well as they possibly can from their particular context, literally building on the experience of the past. Another of the two architects' credos is that architecture is an independent discipline with its own laws, and that therefore it should not draw from other areas: "A building is neither a cave nor a tent, neither a tree nor an umbrella, neither a stand nor a machine, neither structure nor construction. A building is a building." Leafing through this book about Hilmer and Sattler's work over the last 25 years - from their first private house, built for philosopher Jurgen Habermas, a reflection on the white, cubic architecture of early Modernism, via the block-edge development in the centre of Karlsruhe and the Gemaldegalerie in the Tiergarten in Berlin down to the urban design for the area around Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, which helped to gain acceptance for the principle of the European city as a living tissue of buildings, streets and squares rather than an ultimately city-hostile agglomeration of high-rise buildings in this part of Berlin - what is conveyed as well as precision of detail, diversity and proportionality is above all the self-confidence of these two architects who are so sure of themselves. 243pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 3930698773
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Inventory #20023
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Duttmann, Martina
This work contains text in English and German. The new Leipzig/Halle airport has not just one, but two predecessors. One was Leipzig-Mockau airport, opened in 1923 and often still used after the Second World War in the GDR days to serve the Leipziger Messe. The other was Leipzig/Halle airport which opened in 1927 and by 1937 was already the second-largest airport in Germany. Passenger numbers had increased fourfold by 1994. A master plan was worked out for a second runway, intended for 3.5 million passengers per year. An open architectural competition followed and was won by Brunnert und Partner from Stuttgart. They won with a risky concept that ran counter to the master plan. Instead of filling the site between the two runways the architects designed a huge bridge structure spanning the railway track and integrating the car-park, the mall, the check-in hall, the access road and the transfer to the railway station. This concludes the first building phase, which begins at the existing terminal and ends beyond the railway lines. The concept of the bridge will not be complete until the second building phase, although it can already be made out quite clearly. 69pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 3930698528
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Inventory #20046
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Eldridge, H.J.
D/J is complete but faded and rubbed..Small architect name stamp on ffep.486pp.
HMSO, 1976, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Poor. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0116705809
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Inventory #28310
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.12 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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Urban Land Institute
With practical information on how to plan, develop, and manage office buildings, this classic reference explains feasibility analysis, financing, planning and design, marketing and leasing, and operations and management.356pp.
Urban Land Institute, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. Second Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 087420822X
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Inventory #20739
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 78.18 approx. - € 66.30 approx.)
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