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ALVAR AALTO | DESIGNER
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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 240
Size: 230 x 290 mm
Publisher: Alvar Aalto Museum
Text: English

Recently published by the Alvar Aalto Museum, this is the first comprehensively illustrated book on the designs of Alvar Aalto. Through the unique innovations in form and line born out of his furniture designs, Aalto’s name has become important in the history of design. His collection of pieces continue to inspire and influence contemporary designers and design. Articles written by experts will shed light on many aspects of Aalto’s wide-ranging scope as a designer of furniture, glass and light fittings.

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AINO AALTO | WORKS
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Date of Edition: 2004
Pages: 232
Size: 240 x 300 mm, HB
Publisher: Alvar Aalto Museum
Text: Finnish / English

This comprehensive publication sheds light on previously unknown aspects of Aino Marsio-Aalto’s (1894-1949) life and work. It is the first major book to deal so extensively with Aino Aalto's work. Aino Aalto is known mainly as a designer who worked alongside her husband Alvar Aalto. Nevertheless she was also a gifted, independent designer. Aino Aalto had a distinguished career, particularly in the field of glassware design, and also as a furniture and interior designer, an architect and a photographer. 

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ALVAR AALTO | PHAIDON
NZ$70 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 1997
Pages: 240
Size: 2500 x 290 mm, SB
Publisher: Phaidon
Text: English

Internationally renowned as one of the major overall achievements of modern architecture, the work of Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is deeply rooted in the culture and landscape of his native Finland. Throughout a long and fertile career his work embraced almost all of the key public institutions as well as social housing and private dwellings. This monograph places Aalto clearly in the context of both international Modernism and Finnish culture, exploring in depth his key inspirations and the complete range of his architectural work, from the Paimio Sanatorium to the Congress Centre, Helsinki. 

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INSIDE VILLA MAIREA | ALVAR AALTO
NZ$240 - OUT OF STOCK

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Date of Edition: 2009
Pages: 312
Size: 220 x 280 mm
Publisher: Alvar Aalto Museum
Text: English

A handsome book on the interior design of this legendary house. The design process of Villa Mairea involved vivid interaction between the architects and the clients, and the inhabitants' personalities had a great effect on the end result: the Gullichsens knew how to demand a unique outcome. Focusing on the interiors of Villa Mairea, this book deals with its furnishings, works of art and design objects as well as the underlying ideology of beauty for everyday, which had emerged in Sweden. Fresh contributions discussing the relationship of art and living are written by architect Kristian Gullichsen, artist Carolus Enckell, interior designer Ben af Schultén and art historian Renja Suominen-Kokkonen.

This is an amazing book with rare images of the exquisite interiors and art work of this stunning home. 

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ALVAR AALTO ARCHITECT | VOLUME 6: THE AALTO HOUSE 1935-36
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ALVAR AALTO ARCHITECT | VOLUME 16: JYVÄSKYLÄ UNIVERSITY 1951 - 71
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ALVAR AALTO ARCHITECT | VOLUME 20: MAISON LOUIS CARRE 1956 - 63
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A+U | ISSUE 535 CHRIST AND GANTENBEIN
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Date of Edition: 2015
Pages: 136
Size: 220 x 290 mm
Publisher: A+U Publishing
Text: English / Japanese

Swiss architects Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein established their office in 1998. Many of their realised projects are the result of competition wins, and their portfolio covers private and public commissions in Switzerland and abroad. Parallel to this activity, they are regularly involved in academic teaching. This issue is dedicated to their body of work and features nineteen projects, among which are five museums, such as the Swiss National Museum, Weltkulturen Museum, and Kunstmuseum Basel. Other exemplary works include the Dreispitz School of Art and Design and VoltaMitte Urban Housing. With essays by Philip Ursprung, Sam Jacob, and Mark Lee.

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A+U | ISSUE 488 RECENT PROJECTS AND VINCENT VAN DUYSEN
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Date of Edition: 2011
Pages: 124
Size: 220 x 290 mm
Publisher: A+U Publishing
Text: English / Japanese

The Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen offers tactility as one of his themes. The act of touching is characteristic of his approach as an architect who has designed many interiors and pieces of furniture. He uses many materials including plaster, wood, steel, glass and concrete. The simple, pure proportions and play of light and shadow in his work are born from these materials and from his sensitive handling of details. This issue details some of his work: Concordia Offices in Waregem, a Cascade for Swarovski, VVD Residences in Dendermonde and in Antwerp, and a Private Residence in Antwerp. 

Also included are projects by Aires Mateus, Felipe Assadi+Francisca Pulido Architects, KARO*architekten with Architektur+Netwerk, Arturo Franco Architecture Studio, Manuel Maia Gomes, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Clément Vergély Architectes, meck architekten, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí Galí/OAB, Krueck + Sexton Architects.

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GA HOUSES | 128
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Date of Edition: 2012
Pages: 160
Size: 230 x 300 mm
Publisher: A.D.A Edita 
Text: English / Japanese

Filled with stunning colour and black-and-white photographs of ten remarkable residences from around the globe, this installment of ‘GA Houses’ presents Paul Rudolph’s masterful Deane Residence as its top feature. Also highlighted are two homes by Smiljan Radic, Kengo Kuma’s Jejuball, the House in Takamatsu by Tadao Ando, as well as notable residences by Barclay & Crousse, Hiroyuki Arima, Ricardo Torrejón Schellhorn and Masaki Endoh. A detailed project description accompanies each residential profile, plus architectural plans and drawings.

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GA HOUSES | 134
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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 160
Size: 230 x 300 mm
Publisher: A.D.A Edita 
Text: English / Japanese

‘GA Houses’ documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. Included in each issue also are retrospective looks at residential works of the past which are now considered epoch-making. This issue features projects by Doublenegatives architecture, Yutaka Saito, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Yusuke Karasawa and others.

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KAZUNARI SAKAMOTO | HOUSE: POETICS IN THE ORDINARY
NZ$79 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2001
Pages: 280
Size: 160 x 220 mm
Publisher: Toto
Text: English / Japanese

By concentrating on the home, Sakamoto has focussed his desire to put thought into form and establish spaces that intimately change the way we think. His first project ‘The House in Sanda’ (1969), to his more recent ‘Hut T’ (2001) are all documented with short descriptions, ground plans and full page spread photographs of both interiors and exteriors revealing the story of a Japanese architect who turned aestheticism into modern functionality.

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R.M. SCHINDLER | R.M. SCHINDLER
NZ$85 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2001
Pages: 303
Size: 220 x 220 mm
Publisher: Phaidon
Text: English

R M Schindler (1887-1953) was a pivotal Modernist architect who remained largely unrecognised by the critical establishment of his time. A pragmatist and theoretician, Schindler designed more than 500 projects - over 150 of which were built - mostly in the Los Angeles area, where he settled in 1920. Trained in Vienna and influenced by two teachers, Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner, Schindler emigrated to Chicago in 1914, hoping to work for Frank Lloyd Wright. By 1918 he had attained that goal, and two years later he moved to Los Angeles as project architect for Wright's famous Barnsdall House. In his own practice, which began in 1922, Schindler synthesized the ideas of Loos, Wagner and Wright into his own original and distinct approach, which he called 'space architecture'. This book focuses on Schindler's influences and on an analysis of his buildings. It includes rare archival material and new photography by Grant Mudford, as well as over 150 redrawn plans, sections and diagrams.

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SIGURD LEWERENTZ | ARCHITECT
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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 204
Size: 205 x 330 mm
Publisher: Park Books
Text: English

Renowned Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885–1975) was educated as a mechanical engineer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, but it was an architectural apprenticeship in Munich that set him on his career path—a path that led him to be revered as one of Sweden’s most eminent architects. 'Sigurd Lewerentz, architect' is a new facsimile reprint of the first monograph ever written on Lewerentz and his work. Originally published in 1985 in Swedish, this legendary book tells the story of his life and presents his entire body of work through a combination of texts, photographs, drawings, and plans. This edition sets Lewerentz in a contemporary context through a concluding essay on his work and legacy by the German-Chinese architect, critic, and professor Wilfried Wang.

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BRUNO MUNARI | LOOK INTO MY EYES
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BRUNO MUNARI | IN THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT
NZD$75 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2011
Pages: 60
Size: 160 x 230 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English


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This intricately presented book was published for the first time in 1956. Thanks to its intrinsic strength and the exceptional timelessness of the pictures, the book has now become a cult and a reference point in children's publishing. The different types of paper used, simplicity of the images and holes that echo the story lead the reader along the mysterious path of the "darkness of the night". Munari has used textured, tactile surfaces and cut-outs to create a book that teaches about touch, movement, and color through kinesthetic learning.

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity. Munari was also a huge contributor to the field of children's books and toys in his late life, though he had been producing books for children since the 1930s. 

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