From the swooping concrete vaults of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the iconic designs of Eero Saarinen (1910?1961) captured the aspirations and values of mid-20th-century America.
Eileen Gray monograph Caroline Constant
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Extremely private and unprepossessing, Irish-born designer Eileen Gray (1878-1976) has remained an elusive subject despite her lasting influence. Known primarily for her highly original furniture and interior design, Gray realized nine buildings in her lifetime and recorded more than forty-five architectural projects in her archive, although until recently several of her built projects were attributed solely to her collaborator, Romanian architect Jean Badovici.
A comprehensive, richly illustrated study on the life and work of stalwartly independent interior designer Eileen Gray, a radical modernist who created icons of modern living. Largely forgotten when peers like Le Corbusier were lionized as visionaries, she was rediscovered in the 1970s.
Exhibition Design David Derne
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A survey of the conceptual themes and practical concerns -display, lighting, color, sound, and graphics- of exhibition design. Competing in an increasingly sophisticated leisure market, contemporary exhibitions use technologies and techniques more commonly associated with film and retail. Exhibition Design features the works of internationally renowned architects and designers' from major trade and commerce fairs to well-known fine-art institutions, to small-scale artist-designed displays.
The Walker Art Center recently opened its expanded space, which includes a new theater, a new restaurant, and more galleries, but is best known for being Herzog & de Meuron's first public building in the United States. The project drew national coverage from media including The New York Times. Expanding the Center caters to and piques public interest in the building with a generous selection of images, including sketches, renderings, and photographs of the construction process and the completed work.
Extensions survey Adam Mornement
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The vast majority of architects cut their teeth designing small-scale additions to private homes. Extensions can be added to roofs, gardens, and underneath buildings or can even be strapped on to the sides. The book also raises issues that clients ought to consider when commissioning an architect to design an extension, from developing a brief to the finished product. At the end of the book there is practical advice for anyone thinking about extending their own property.