Wright Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Wright was also often involved in many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass, paying particular attention to the balance between individual needs and community activity. Exploring wright’s aspirations to augment American society through architecture, this book offers a concise introduction to his at once technological and Romantic response to the practical challenges of middle-class Americans.

Wright. Acclaimed as the “father of skyscrapers, ” the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright 1867–1959 was an architect of aspiration. He believed in giving cultivated american life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent, from suburban homes to churches, offices, skyscrapers, and the celebrated Guggenheim Museum.

Wright Basic Art Series 2.0 - Wright’s work is distinguished by its harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture, and which found its paradigm at Fallingwater, a house in rural Pennsylvania, cited by the American Institute of Architects as “the best all-time work of American architecture.

Wright also made a particular mark with his use of industrial materials, and by the simple L or T plan of his Prairie House which became a model for rural architecture across America.

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Eames Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN 2724466636662 - Eames. Though best known for their furniture, textile design, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, photography, and film. The eameses’ work defined a new, as well as for the use of modern materials, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, multifunctional modernity, notably plywood and plastics.

The eames lounge chair wood, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, designed with molded plywood technology, 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.

Eames Basic Art Series 2.0 - 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.

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Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Mies van Der Rohe. 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. Some spoke out against this stark approach as the precursor to bland, generic cityscapes. 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. Eames. 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.

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Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. Bauhaus. With utopian ideals for the future, film, photography, ceramics, sculpture, theatre, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, architecture, design, craftsmanship, and technology to be applied across painting, textiles, 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. Mies van Der Rohe.

Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0 - Between its three successive locations in weimar, dessau and berlin, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media.

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.

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Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Eames. 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. 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. The case study house program 1945–1966 was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Case Study Houses. Mies van Der Rohe. Bauhaus. Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson.

Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0 - 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, the case study houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Craig Ellwood, A.

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Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Mies van Der Rohe. 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. Later projects such as the kaufmann house and Nesbitt House would continue this blend of art, and living comfort, landscape, 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. Neutra. Bauhaus. In the architecture of richard Neutra 1892–1970, inside and outside find their perfect modernist harmony. Case Study Houses. As the californian sun glints off sleek building surfaces, palm trees, gardens, vast glass panel walls allow panoramic views over mountains, and pools.

Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0 - Neutra moved to the united States from his native Vienna in 1923 and settled in Los Angeles. 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. Eames.

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Aalto Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Bauhaus. Alvar aalto 1898–1976 made a unique modernist mark. Neutra. Mies van Der Rohe. Aalto. 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.

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

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Zaha Hadid Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Bauhaus. Zaha hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. She was an artist, as much as an architect, who fought to break the old rules and crafted her own 21st-century universe. Neutra. Aalto. Mies van Der Rohe. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable.

During the latter years of her life, hadid’s daring visions became a reality, bringing a unique new architectural language to cities and structures as varied as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, hailed by The New York Times as “the most important new building in America since the Cold War”; the MAXXI Museum in Rome; the Guangzhou Opera House in China; and the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre.

Zaha Hadid Basic Art Series 2.0 - At the time of her unexpected death in 2016, hadid was firmly established among the elite of world architecture, but above all as a giver of new forms, recognized as the first woman to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, the first great architect of the noughties.

From her early sharply angled buildings to later more fluid architecture that made floors, ceilings, and furniture part of an overall design, walls, this essential introduction presents key examples of Hadid’s pioneering practice. Case Study Houses. Eames. Taschen.

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Le Corbusier Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Born charles-Édouard jeanneret, le corbusier 1887–1965 is widely acclaimed as the most influential architect of the 20th century. Mies van Der Rohe. From private villas to mass social housing projects, designs, his radical ideas, and writings presented a whole-scale reinvention not only of individual structures, but of entire concepts of modern living.

Le corbusier’s work made distinct developments over the years, from early vernacular houses in Switzerland through dazzling white, purist villas to dynamic syntheses of art and architecture such as the chapel at Ronchamp and the civic buildings in Chandigarh, India. Bauhaus. Eames. Aalto. Neutra. He was a founding member of the congrès international d’architecture moderne CIAM, which championed “architecture as a social art.

Le Corbusier Basic Art Series 2.0 - This book presents some of le corbusier’s landmark projects to introduce an architect, and modern pioneer who, even in his unrealized projects, thinker, offered discussion and inspiration for generations to come. A hallmark throughout was his ability to combine functionalist aspirations with a strong sense of expressionism, as well as a broader and empathetic understanding of urban planning.

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Saarinen Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Mies van Der Rohe. Bauhaus. Eames. Neutra. Taschen. The creator of the ubiquitous knoll “tulip” chairs and tables, Eero Saarinen 1910–1961 was one of the 20th century’s most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across architecture and design. Among saarinen’s greatest accomplishments are Washington D.

C. S dulles international airport, the very sculptural and fluid TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, and the 630 ft. Louis, missouri, each of them defining structures of postwar America. Aalto. Case Study Houses. During his long association with knoll, Saarinen’s other famous furniture pieces included the “Grasshopper” lounge chair and the “Womb” settee.

Saarinen Basic Art Series 2.0 - Catenary curves were present in many of his structural designs. Taschen. 192 m high gateway Arch of St. Married to aline bernstein saarinen, saarinen also collaborated with Charles Eames, a well-known critic of art and architecture, with whom he designed his first prize-winning chair. With rich illustration tracing his life and career, this introduction follows Saarinen from his studies across his training all the way to his most prestigious projects, and explores how each of his designs brought a new dimension to the modernist landscape.

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Pierre Koenig Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - 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.

Mies van Der Rohe. There are few images of 20th-century architecture more iconic than the nighttime view of Case Study House #22. Bauhaus. Taschen. Throughout his career, he would champion socially responsible design, as well as buildings that responded deftly and directly to the Southern California climate. Through windows, and glazing, his buildings optimized the rapport between inside and outside, water, terraces, skylights, while aiming for a simplistic purity of appearance.

Pierre Koenig Basic Art Series 2.0 - Through all of koenig’s major projects, this book introduces an architect who was pioneering in method and material and iconic of his time, including the Johnson House 1962 and Oberman House 1962, as fueled by experimentalism as the postwar optimism of the age. Taschen. Aalto. Eames. Case Study Houses.

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