100 Houses 100 Years

Author: Twentieth Century Society

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944539

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 8070

A fascinating insight into Britain’s built heritage and the diverse housing styles of the twentieth and twenty-first century. This book showcases 100 houses – one from each year from 1914 – that represent the range of architectural styles throughout the years and show how housing has adapted to suit urban life. Each house is accompanied by stunning photography and texts written by leading architectural critics and design historians, including Gavin Stamp, Elain Harwood, Barnabas Calder, Ellis Woodman and Gillian Darley. From specially commissioned architect-designed houses for individuals and for families to housing built for increased workforces, each of the 100 houses brings a different design style or historical story. There are houses built as part of garden cities, semi-detached suburban houses, housing estates, eco-houses, almshouses, converted factories and affordable post-war homes. The architectural styles encompass mock Tudor, modernist, Arts & Crafts and brutalist and the featured architects include Giles Gilbert Scott, Walter Gropius, Edwin Lutyens, Powell and Moya and David Chipperfield. The book also contains essays that explore the social and political aspects of housing design in Britain over the last 100 years, looking at the impact the World Wars had on housing, exploring domestic technology and building materials and asking how the modern house came about. Whether exploring Grayson Perry’s folly-like House for Essex, Patrick Gwynne’s modernist glass villa in Surrey, Sarah Wigglesworth’s Straw Bale House or Simon Conder’s black rubber-clad fisherman’s hut in Dungeness, this book gives a glimpse into the wonderful housing in Britain and is a must-have for all fans of design history and architecture.

100 Churches 100 Years

Author: Twentieth Century Society

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945141

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 1629

Following on from 100 Buildings 100 Years and 100 Houses 100 Years, this book features 100 churches built since 1914, showing the development of modern church architecture in Britain. They include some of the most iconic buildings of the period, from Basil Spence’s Coventry Cathedral of 1962 to Giles Gilbert Scott’s Liverpool Cathedral in 1978. Alongside the more famous churches, there is the abandoned brutalist St Peter’s Seminary of 1966 and more recently built churches, such as the light-filled Bishop Edward King Chapel of 2013. The book features churches, mosques and synagogues, and the featured architects include George Pace, Eric Gill and Frederick Gibberd. The book also includes essays about prolific architecture practices, particular aspects of the buildings such as stained glass, twentieth-century fixtures and fittings, the art and artefacts found in the churches, and the influence of European architects such as Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto on modern churches. The texts are written by leading design and architecture historians including Elain Harwood, Alan Powers and Clare Price. Beautiful photography throughout showcases the very best of British church design, whether it is the minimal symmetry of a timber-framed altar, or light streaming in through a multi-coloured stained glass panel.

The new 100 houses and 100 architects

Author: Robyn Beaver

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864702664

Category: Architecture

Page: 348

View: 9430

"This coffee-table-style book features 100 architect-designed homes from around the world. Descriptive text, floor plans, and photos describe each project. Exteriors and interiors are featured.' -- Publisher.


Author: Rebecca Makkai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548611341


Page: 367

View: 8384

Die Brut - Die Zeit läuft

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037248

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1035

Sie sind da. Und sie sind nicht aufzuhalten. +++ Fleischfressende Spinnen haben Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi und Rio de Janeiro befallen. +++ Millionen von Menschen sind weltweit gestorben. +++ Da gibt die Wissenschaftlerin Melanie Guyer Entwarnung. Die Spinnen sterben, die Plage scheint überstanden. +++ In Japan wird ein Kokon gefunden, der Spinneneier gigantischen Ausmaßes enthält. +++ In Los Angeles verlassenen Überlebende die Quarantänezone mit Waffengewalt. Weltweit müssen die Regierungen einsehen: Der Ausnahmezustand kann nicht aufgehoben werden. +++ Jetzt muss die Präsidentin der USA mit einer schrecklichen Nachricht an die Presse: Jeder ist auf sich alleine gestellt. +++ Nervenzerreißende Spannung - Gegen diesen Thriller haben Sie keine Chance!


Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4594

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition

Dublin is building, 1935 - 1975

Author: Ellen Rowley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351592319

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

View: 5146

This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin’s mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city’s edge, while tentatively building four-storey flat blocks in the city centre. Author Ellen Rowley examines how and why this endeavour occurred. Asking questions around architectural and urban obsolescence, she draws on national political and social histories, as well as looking at international architectural histories and the influence of post-war reconstruction programmes in Britain or the symbolisation of the modern dwelling within the formation of the modern nation. Critically, the book tackles this housing history as an architectural and design narrative. It explores the role of the architectural community in this frenzied provision of housing for the populace. Richly illustrated with architectural drawings and photographs from contemporary journals and the private archives of Dublin-based architectural practices, this book will appeal to academics and researchers interested in the conditions surrounding Dublin’s housing history.

Pure Luxury

100 Great Houses

Author: Driss Fatih

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864704969

Category: Design

Page: 348

View: 2660

A book showcasing luxury houses around the world.

Parliamentary Debates

House of Representatives

Author: New Zealand. Parliament

Publisher: N.A


Category: New Zealand

Page: N.A

View: 7870

100 of the World's Best Houses

Author: Catherine Slessor,The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1876907428

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

View: 2699

Distinctive architecture reflecting lifestyles from around the world. Many designs by famous architects. Reflects traditional and contemporary design. Stunning photographic images.

A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

Author: Larry Haun,Kevin Ireton

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600854028

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 9503

Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home--projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with Masonry Complete, today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves deeply into everything, including buying the right tools, setting up safety precautions, digging a footing, pouring concrete, building a stone fireplace, repairing old masonry, and more. With Cody Macfie's step-by-step approach and you-can-do-it attitude, readers will feel empowered and confident to tackle any project, deal with challenges should they arise, and proudly net a finished product in less time than imagined.

Current Housing Reports

Annual housing survey, Sacramento, Calif., standard metropolitan statistical area. Housing characteristics for selected metropolitan areas. H-170

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Housing

Page: N.A

View: 3592

Im Alleingang

Meine Erlebnisse in der Fremde

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499236815


Page: 220

View: 6196

The Making of Home

The 500-year story of how our houses became homes

Author: Judith Flanders

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393781

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8083

The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is no place like home', she was expressing a view that was a culmination of 300 years of economic, physical and emotional change. In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house across northern Europe and America from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, and paints a striking picture of how the homes we know today differ from homes through history. The transformation of houses into homes, she argues, was not a private matter, but an essential ingredient in the rise of capitalism and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Without 'home', the modern world as we know it would not exist, and as Flanders charts the development of ordinary household objects - from cutlery, chairs and curtains, to fitted kitchens, plumbing and windows - she also peels back the myths that surround some of our most basic assumptions, including our entire notion of what it is that makes a family. As full of fascinating detail as her previous bestsellers, The Making of Home is also a book teeming with original and provocative ideas.


Die Welt von Eis und Feuer - GAME OF THRONES - [Bildband]

Author: George R.R. Martin,Elio M. Garcia, Jr.,Linda Antonsson

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641155142

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5542

Um eine fantastische Welt lebendig erscheinen zu lassen, benötigt sie eine Vergangenheit. Daher erschuf Bestsellerautor George R.R. Martin den fiktiven Kontinent Westeros, auf dem sein Meisterwerk Das Lied von Eis und Feuer / Game of Thrones spielt, in jahrelanger Detailarbeit. Dieser prachtvoll ausgestattete Bildband präsentiert erstmals die Geschichte von Westeros – beginnend in der Zeit, in der die ersten Menschen den Kontinent betraten, über die Ankunft von Aegon dem Eroberer und seinen Drachen bis zu Robert Baratheons Rebellion gegen den wahnsinnigen König Aerys II. Targaryen. Damit ist WESTEROS – Die Welt von Eis und Feuer der wahre Prolog der erfolgreichsten Fantasyserie unserer Zeit.

Die Mütter

Author: Brit Bennett

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001243

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6482

«Die Mütter», so nennen sie die alten Frauen in der kleinen kalifornischen Gemeinde Oceanside. Sie sind Zeugen des Skandals, mit dem dieser Roman beginnt. Ein Skandal ist es, wenigstens aus ihrer Sicht: dass Nadia Turner, deren Mutter sich das Leben genommen hat, mit Luke, dem Sohn des Pastors ... dass Nadia Turner ein Baby bekommt ... oder vielmehr beschließt, es nicht zu bekommen. Und das ist erst der Anfang der Geschichte. Anders als Luke kehrt Nadia der Kleinstadtenge bald den Rücken. Aber Aubrey, ihre beste Freundin, bleibt und stellt sich auf ihre Weise gegen den Chor der alten Frauen, deren Stimmen mit der Zeit merklich auseinandergehen. Es dauert nicht lange, und sie feiern ein neues Paar in Oceanside: Aubrey und Luke Sheppard. Und das beschäftigt die vom College heimgekehrte Nadia mehr, als sie vor der besten Freundin zugeben kann. Brit Bennett fragt nach dem, was uns hält und was uns bindet: Freundschaft, eine gemeinsame Vergangenheit, eine nicht gelebte Geschichte. In «Die Mütter» erzählt sie voller Respekt und mit der nötigen Respektlosigkeit von Herkunft, Hautfarbe und Geschlecht, erzählt mit einer gelassenen Genauigkeit, die staunen macht. Ein lebenskluger Roman über das Amerika von heute und das Amerika von morgen.



Author: Jasper Fforde

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641233577

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 4479

In einer Welt, die der unseren gar nicht so unähnlich ist, hat die Eiszeit nie aufgehört. Jedes Jahr versinkt während der Wintermonate alles in Eis, Schnee und Dunkelheit. Selbst die Menschen ziehen sich zurück und halten Winterschlaf – außer die Winterkonsuln. Sie wachen über den Schlaf der Menschen, denn draußen in der Dunkelheit treiben heulende Bestien ihr Unwesen. Hier tritt der junge Charlie seine erste Arbeitsstelle an, und sie entwickelt sich schon bald zu einem Albtraum. Denn wenn Charlie diesen Winter überleben will, muss er wach bleiben. Um jeden Preis ...

Industry in the Landscape, 1700-1900

Author: Peter Neaverson,Marilyn Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134832192

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 2817

Two hundred years of industry have transformed the British landscape. This book enables the reader to reconstruct the landscape of past industry. The authors are industrial archaeologists of national standing whose concern is to use surviving material evidence and contemporary sources to study the former working conditions of men and women. Comprehensive in coverage, the book examines fuels, metals, clothing, food, building and transport. It makes clear the tangible elements which form the basis for recreation of past landscapes and demonstrates both their function and the context in which they should be considered.