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Contemporary Museums

A critical survey of contemporary museums, as well as a reference in the field of architecture. The book analyzes the design and production of museum complexes all over the world in the last decade, and gives a critical interpretation of one of the most challenging subjects in the recent architectural panorama. The author organizes 89 [&hellip

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Art Spaces: The Architecture of Four Tates

Markedly different in location and appearance, the four Tate Galleries, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives, and Tate Modern, nevertheless share certain features: their waterside settings, their distance from fashionable city centers, and their role in the regeneration of their neighborhoods. In this beautifully illustrated book, Helen Searing traces the architectural history of each [&hellip

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American Art Museum Architecture: Documents and Design

Museum interior spaces must be as carefully designed as their facades if not more so to meet the needs of both the art on display and the viewers. The design and construction of art museums in America thus is a complex process, and one rarely undertaken lightly. The architect must design a building that effectively [&hellip

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Museums in the 21st Century

The twenty-first century has seen a boom in museum construction, both in new buildings and renovations or additions to existing ones. Nearly thirty museums are given close inspection in this generously illustrated volume. Each entry includes a discussion of the building’s cultural and geographic environment, complemented by color photographs, sketches, and architectural plans. The book [&hellip

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Building Type Basics for Museums

Here’s the essential information you need to initiate designs for art, science, and natural history museums, ethnic art and cultural centers, youth museums, and more.Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details.Combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and safety issues that are unique to museums and cultural facilities with the [&hellip

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Contemporary Museums: Architecture, History, Collections

Museums are some of the great architectural hallmarks of any place. Since the discovery of the Bilbao Effect, triggered at the end of the last century by the Frank O. Gehry’s building, new museums have been emerging all over the world. The volume presents the most varied forms of exhibition buildings of the last decade [&hellip

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Architecture Now! Museums

Innovation and inspiration in today’s museum architecture Star architects from Zaha Hadid to Herzog &de Meuron have shaken up the formerly staid world of museum architecture, bringing bravura to new buildings and extensions. But the trend for new museums to opt for bold contemporary architecture goes well beyond the stunning work of Renzo Piano or [&hellip

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21st Century Hotel

Newly built hotels are being admired throughout the world by travelers andarchitects, and this strikingly illustrated survey features the best new designs. In the past several years, hoteliers have responded ever more boldly to their guests demands for both luxury and aesthetic sophistication. The result has been the emergence of new trends in hotel design, [&hellip

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Hip Hotels Atlas

“Profiles inspirational locations on six continents…an atlas, a guide, a reason to daydream.”—Cincinnati Enquirer With Hip Hotels Atlas, Herbert Ypma created the ultimate guide to the world’s best places to stay. Now in a travel-friendly new format, the book is ready to be tucked into a carry-on as you venture off to one of these [&hellip

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Hip Hotels: City, Revised Edition

Hip Hotels: City didn’t just identify a trend, it led it. This revised edition reflects that, introducing around a dozen stunning new hotels (all of which have opened since first publication) and at least three new city destinations (Delhi, Marrakesh and Tokyo). New hotels include One Aldwych, a superb example of the new contemporary luxury; [&hellip

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Stylish Hotel Design

With ever-increasing numbers of savvy customers, and the growing exchange of information on destinations, hotels have discovered that they must constantly keep upgrading and improving in order to hold their appeal for discriminating travelers. The innovative designs in Hotel Design redefine the concept of what a hotel should be, from a design standpoint as well [&hellip

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Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan

Sex creates odd cultural conventions everywhere, but nowhere has an institution quite like the Japanese love hotel. To be rented by the hour for amorous liaisons, the theme rooms revealed in this provocative collection of photographs are steeped in fantasy, their elaborate dcor ranging from simulated subway cars to religious bondage with much kink in [&hellip

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Exotic Retreats: Eco Resort Design From Barefoot Sophistication to Luxury Pad

With more people embracing the concept of responsible travel, ecotourism is the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry. Exotic Retreats is a sumptuous collection of gorgeous holiday retreats. It features 40 remarkable hotels, ecolodges, and resorts from around the world… from the tops of mountains to tiny secluded islands, and from five-star luxury pads to [&hellip

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Best Designed Ecological Hotel

Hi-tech, environmental compatibility and good design are no longer a contradiction in terms. In fact, they can complement one another splendidly. Business with nature and the number of “Eco lodges” on offer is huge. Often this type of accommodation is lacking in style. And yet, particularly travel in harmony with nature should be something that [&hellip

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Luxury Hotels Spa&Wellness

At these luxury hostelries, you?ll receive the levels of comfort and convenience you?d expect from the finest hotels, but you?ll also feel revitalized thanks to their emphasis on relaxation and wellness. Whether a fully equipped spa, where you?ll receive an array of pampering treatments, or a kitchen that emphasizes healthy and invigorating menus, here are [&hellip

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Spectacular Hotels: The Most Remarkable Places on Earth

Showcasing 30 hotels on five continents, this beautifully photographed travel book conducts a tour through some of the world’s most extravagant and lavish lodges, including the Four Seasons, the Peninsula, Aman Resorts, the Ritz-Carlton, and other famously luxurious hotels. The photographs visit world-class hotels in a variety of cities—from Bangkok and Capetown to New York [&hellip

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The World’s Coolest Hotel Rooms

Written by one of the world’s leading trend spotters and proprietor of the widely-read www.coolhunter.net, Bill Tikos, The World’s Coolest Hotel Rooms opens the doors to more than fifty of the hippest, sexiest, newest, and most unusual rooms across the seven continents. Featuring the work of today’s top architects and interior designers, this book offers [&hellip

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Hotel Spaces

More than 400 international hotels are featuredHotel owners and designers recognize that the range of style options now available to appeal to hotel customers is not only endless but that creativity and distinction in this area of the hotel business is essential to success. Everyday, hotel owners give more and more freedom to today’s most [&hellip

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UltraLuxe Hotels: The experience awaits

Ultraluxe. A byword for comfort, where the ambience is comprised of carefully crafted interiors, unrivalled amenities and superlative service; in which the most discreet of staff attend to their guest’s every wish – in locations ranging from the international hot spots of Paris and New York to far flung villages in Cambodia, to exclusive island [&hellip

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The Design Hotels Book

The Design Hotels Book: Edition 2009 is the most comprehensive encyclopedia to date featuring the most attractive international design hotels the world over. The book presents 170 luxurious, original and distinctive properties that are setting new standards in high-end hospitality. This rich compendium contains portraits of each member hotel through stunning photographs of its architecture [&hellip

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Barcelona Pavilion

Mies van der Rohe’s famous and often-reproduced Barcelona Pavilion, built for the 1928 World’s Fair–then demolished in 1930 and reconstructed as a permanent installation in 1986–was an important building in the history of modern architecture. Known for its simple form and extravagant materials, such as marble and travertine, the Pavilion stood on a large podium [&hellip

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Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s

In the midst of the Great Depression, America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s gave hope to millions, sustaining the assembled with visions of future progress. These grand expositions in Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, New York, and San Francisco showcased an optimistic, consumerist future society and symbolized the Modernist message of progress through design. Designing [&hellip

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Architecture at the Expo: An Urban Project in Zaragoza

The International Exposition, Expo Zaragoza 2008, is one of the greatest international events of the year, featuring large scale urban projects. With water as the central theme, the building designs of acclaimed architects Enrique de Teresa, Nieto y Sobejano, Francisco Mangado, Olano y Mendo Arquitectos, Álvaro Planchuelo, Torres y Martinez Lapeña, ACXT and Zaha Hadid [&hellip

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Architecture Expo 02

Five iconic installations: one mobile and four fixed “Arteplage” locations; 500 individual structures in transition from experimental architecture to scenographics; 45 international designer teams. Fascinating illustrations, exact detailed plans and instructive texts portray the architecture of the Expo in all its complexity: from Pipilotti Rist’s Laboratory of Ideas, the visionary models of 1998 and the [&hellip

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Shanghai Expo

This is the only book on the World Expo authorized by the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book is divided into three parts. Part I – Reviews the history of the World Expo and analyzes China’s connection with it. Part II – Is a focused introduction to Shanghai as an [&hellip

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Great Vision for the Future: World Expo 2010 Shanghai

With a history of over 150 years, the World Expo has always been presented through exhibitions and displays in physical pavilions (uniquely featuring a wide and extensive distribution of pavilions, a huge variety of exhibitions and displays, and a long period of running time). In this book, we will introduce the competition projects from different [&hellip

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And Guide Shanghai: Architecture And Design

Shanghai is a city of juxtapositions with a long and complicated history. Once a magnet for foreigners because of its sophistication and exoticism, it has re-emerged after decades of eclipse to become the economic powerhouse fuelling much of Chinas fevered growth. This attractively designed little guide gives tourists and professionals alike an overview of notable [&hellip

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The USA Pavilion Expo 2010 Shanghai: Rising to the Challenge

Capturing the thrilling experiences inside America’s great hall at the USA Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo, this souvenir guidebook is packed with eye-catching images, facts, and first-person accounts. From early Pavilion drawings to images of Opening Day excitement to a tour of the Pavilion itself, this official commemorative book highlights the spirit of America [&hellip

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Expo Guide 2010

The most comprehensive and thoroughly researched bilingual guide to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, including pavilions introductions, event calendars, maps, cultural tips, traffic tips and information on accommodation, business and leisure activities. This guide will assist guests from around the world achieve a more satisfying visit to Shanghai while attending the most exciting international [&hellip

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Shanghai Transforming

Over the last few years, architects from around the world are discovering China as the perfect place to develop their architecture. By contrast to the restrictions and limitations of European and American cities, Shanghai, with its seemingly boundless possibilities, represents a bold new opportunity for architecture and urbanism. Shanghai, with the upcoming 2010 World Expo, [&hellip

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Blur: The Making of Nothing

When the visionary American architectural team of Diller + Scofidio won a commission for Swiss EXPO 2002, they re-invented the tradition of designing spectacular buildings for World’s Fairs by creating an empty one — an ephemerally beautiful yet eerily vacant pavilion. Consisting of a mist formed by 30,000 fog nozzles mounted on an immense structure [&hellip

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China Today, Shanghai EXPO 2010

Special feature of Shanghai Expo 2010 and also includes some of the latest architectural works by prominent Chinese architects.   RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE:

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Expo: International Expositions 1851-2010

A vibrant and engaging history colorfully illustrated with posters, ephemera, photographs, and catalogs, this book traces the past, present, and future of expositions across the globe, from Europe to Asia to America.   From Paris’s Eiffel Tower to Seattle’s Space Needle, some of the world’s most recognizable monuments to innovation have been created for international [&hellip

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