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Englert, Klaus
Spanish museum architecture has experienced a marked upturn since the 1990s, fired in part by the worldwide acclaim for Frank O. Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Spanish architects have designed unique museums that have changed the look of whole towns, from Rafael Moneo's Museo Nacional de Arte Romano in Merida to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon in Leon in Castille, built by the Madrid architects Mansilla + Tunon. Moneo, who recently completed the annexe for the Museo del Prado in Madrid, may still be the leading figure in Spanish architecture, but architects like Mansilla and Tunon (who trained under Moneo), are now attracting attention internationally as well as in Spain, as are even younger talents who have just left architecture school. Spanish architects use a wide variety of formal languages, yet there are some characteristics that apply to them all: they are uninterested in Postmodernist games; the modern reinterpretation of regional building traditions is prominent in their practice; they are sensitive to particular features of the environment and topography. Kenneth Frampton observed in this context that Spanish architecture essentially runs counter to the globalisation tendencies that are increasingly reducing architectural form to a comfortable (yet formulaic) aesthetic product. This book, which makes an excellent museum guide, shows that this tendency is particularly conspicuous in the new museums, and confirms the world-class nature of new Spanish architecture. Klaus Englert studied philosophy and German. He was academic adviser to the Zollverein development company in Essen. He has worked for several years as free-lance culture correspondent and architecture critic for the Suddeutsche Zeitung, the Neue Zurcher Zeitung and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 199pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 9783936681178
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Inventory #23933
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 54.00 approx. - € 47.70 approx.)
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Werner, Frank R.
This work contains text in English and German. Julia Bolles-Wilson and Peter L Wilson have built a large number of striking, thoroughly detailed cultural and commercial buildings in recent years, all sharing the characteristic that they stubbornly resist superficial stylistic categorisation. Their buildings are articulated and positioned in an unmistakable way in their respective urban spaces, thanks to pointed breaks with rational space configurations, sculptural shapes for architectural silhouettes and the use of polychrome surfaces. 59pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 393069851X
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Inventory #20039
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.60 approx. - € 19.08 approx.)
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Rendel, Martin
A yawning gap between two 1960s buildings is not at all unusual in Cologne. A gap scarcely wide enough to park a few bicycles has been used as an office by the Rendel and Spitz Advertising Agency since 1999. 112pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall.
ISBN: 3932565355
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Inventory #19963
Price: £ 7.99 GBP ($ 9.59 approx. - € 8.47 approx.)
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Bendtsen, Margit
This study looks at the work of Danish architects in Greece from 1818 to 1862. 383pp.
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 1993, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8772885009
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Inventory #19978
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 30.00 approx. - € 26.50 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 ($ 48.00 approx. - € 42.40 approx.)
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