The birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is noted for an architectural tradition that has influenced building around the globe Now the authoritative text on the subject is completely redesigned, revised, and expanded to bring the history up to date-with an all-new final chapter on the signature works of the last 20 years, up to and including Frank обянй Gehry's Millennium Park band shell, whose curling ribbons of stainless steel added a dazzling new facet to the city's skyline in July 2004 Some 300 photographs, principally the work of the renowned Chicago studio Hedrich Blessing, illustrate the book More than half of the photos are new Looking at famous structures from the inside out, the book has won praise for its emphasis on the graceful interiors of Chicago's finest buildings The vivid text discusses the life and work of such towering figures as Daniel Burnham, Louis H Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as that of the many lesser-known builders who have contributed to Chicago's reputation as "an architect's city " AUTHOR BIO: Jay Pridmore is a freelance writer and critic George A Larson is chairman and director of design of Larson Associates, Chicago and New York Hedrich Blessing is one of the country's premier architectural photography studios. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 296 стр ISBN 0810958929.
Book DescriptionAn accessible, collectable book on Weegee First immigration American, Weegee (18991968) is the archetypal tabloid photographer of the twentieth century Preferring to photograph under the cover of night, he was known for his aggressive use of flash Weegees photographic eye was unstoppable: drawn to the grotesque, the обянн illicit, the illegal, Weegee delivered both harrowing and poignant photographs of crime scenes and criminals to New Yorks tabloid-reading public in the 1930s and 1940s Named after the Ouija board for his uncanny ability to arrive at the scene of a crime before the police, Weegee recorded the dark side of New Yorks streets No sordid crime seemed to escape his flash and no crime was too gruesome to capture on camera for the papers the next day Weegees understanding of peoples simultaneous repulsion and attraction to vivid photographs of crimes of passion, murder, brutal accidents was well before his time Even today, his photographs still have the power to shock, and the originality of the images has elevated them in importance far beyond the newspapers he worked for. 2004 г 78 стр ISBN 0714842249.
Book Description"To what extent can we love the developing American West? We know the urgency of that question because bitterness has sometimes made us exiles ~My first attempt to describe the region in a book (The New West, 1974) omitted pictures that might have helped I am grateful now to be able to reproduce them They record a geography that обяоа is still in some respects characteristic, one where we could do better but where the rest is faultless ~At about the time I took the pictures I read an interview with Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard's cameraman In it Coutard noted with gratitude that 'daylight has an inhuman faculty for always being perfect ' It is one of the mercies, I believe, by which each of us is allowed to live " --Robert Adams, from Commercial/Residential Hardcover, 9 x 8 in /43 pgs / 0 color 0 BW0 duotone 40 Tritone~ Item D20170. 2003 г 43 стр ISBN 0971548013.
Book DescriptionMotocross--which involves competitors navigating their exotic motorcycles over tortuous terrain, including double- and triple-jumps, whoops, tabletops, hills, rocks, mud, dust, and anything else that Mother Nature can throw at them--is massively popular In the United States alone, more than 1 2 million fans attended the обяог AMA Supercross and National Motocross Championship Series in 2002 The sport has also generated an IMAX film, best-selling video games, and regular programming on ABC andESPN MX: The Way of the Motocrosser is a photo-driven essay that documents this explosive sport, its major personalities--including Jeremy "Showtime" McGrath, X Games champion Travis Pastrana, and record-shattering champion Ricky Carmichael--and the subculture that surrounds the pro circuit This extreme trek through the world of motocross will be sought after by every follower of the sport and offers a great introduction to this rapidly growing phenomenon for new fans. 2003 г 160 стр ISBN 0810942720.
Book Description In 1993, Jeff Dunas set out on the first of many trips crisscrossing the country to photograph scenes representative of small-town America in the 1950s, revisiting the country of his youth after spending the previous two decades in Paris The stunning result is the American Pictures series documenting the architecture, landscape, обяои and people simply living their American dream "Visually speaking," Dunas observes, "the texture of this country has evolved from wood-and-brick buildings to glass structures that don't open Air-conditioning runs in place of fresh air, which in itself is sometimes difficult to find I wanted to take an archive of work from the last century into this century while I still could ". 2003 г 264 стр ISBN 1931788235.
Набор банный "Шашки наголо" артикул 1642a.
Баня - это не просто помывочно-оздоровительный комплекс Баня - это традиция, это встреча друзей, отдых, веселье и разговоры Банный набор "Шашки наголо" поможет приятно обянк провести время в хорошей компании В набор входят: две банные шапки, две пивные кружки, фишки и сумка-трансформер Сумка состоит из двух деталей, одна из которых является полем для игры в шашки Обе детали сумки могут быть использованы как коврики для бани Такой банный набор станет отличным подарком для любителей бани и позволит вам отлично провести свой досуг Характеристики: Материал: войлок, стекло Размер сумки: 43 см х 38,5 см Диаметр фишки: 3,5 см Размер шапки: 30 см х 35 см Объем кружки: 500 мл Высота кружки: 16 см Размер упаковки: 35,5 см х 23,5 см х 11 см Производитель: Россия. Текстильные изделия для бани, купания Амбер 2010 г ; Упаковка: коробка.
Две банные шапки, две пивные кружки, фишки и сумка-трансформер.
Building New York: The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth артикул 1644a.
The evolution of New York's built environment is chronicled in this breathtaking history organized chronologically by site-from architectural masterpieces to engineering marvels Witness New York as it was being built in the years following the Civil War It was during this era when the city spread uptown, landscaped Central Park, engineered обяню the bridges and subways, and scaled ever higher in the form of innovative skyscrapers The New York story unfolds in these pages with an immediacy only photography can capture It allows us to relive the moment when the theaters moved uptown followed by the city's "newspaper of record," and muddy, horse-trodden Longacre Square sprouted its iconic neon signs and was reborn as Times Square Trace the growth by accretion of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as it nibbled away at the park or the transformation of Fifth Avenue into "millionaires row " Along the way, the majestic history of the city unfolds along with the story of the visionaries whose stamp it bears today New York's coming of age coincided with the rise of photography, and this incredible trove of photographs culled from the archives of Time Life and the New-York Historical Society are the very images that created the larger-than-life reputation of New York that continues to dazzle the world today. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 304 стр ISBN 0789313626.
Design Ideas for Home Decorating (Design Ideas Series) артикул 1646a.
Covering an ever-popular topic in the house and home category, Design Ideas for Home Decorating shows readers how to transform an ordinary house into a beautiful home A brand-new title from the best-selling Design Ideas series, this book uses photographic examples to showcase the work of many of todays leading designers Hundreds of color photos обяов inform and inspire homeowners who are looking to redecorate, while savvy tips and professional advice present concise examples of basic design and application concepts Topics include working with space, furniture arrangement, creating a color scheme, and finding a personal style. 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 320 стр ISBN 1580113133.
Grand Hotels of the Jazz Age: The Architecture of Schultze & Weaver артикул 1648a.
The Breakers, the Waldorf, the Biltmore, the Sherry, the Pierre—these landmark hotels are synonymous with grand luxury and style When they were built, in the 1920s, their refined elegance and grandeur set the bar for hotels and resorts the world over Responsible for creating these and countless other hotels throughout the United States, were обяое the partners of a single architectural firm: Schultze & Weaver Together, this duo—an architect and an engineer—virtually invented the glamorous lifestyle made famous in films like Grand Hotel Catering to the social elite of which they were themselves a part, Schultze & Weaver synthesized the Old World style of Renaissance Italy, Moorish Spain, and Georgian England with all of the modern amenities that made hotel living luxurious This book presents portfolios of fifteen of the firm’s most spectacular hotels, culminating in the Art Moderne masterpiece of the Waldorf-Astoria Over two hundred period photographs and hand-colored architectural renderings chart the ascent of the American hotel in all its glory and glamour, before the Great Depression forever changed the lifestyles of America's rich and famous Essays address the cultural and technological developments that underpin the creation of resort and residential hotels, including the elemental role played by Schultze & Weaver This book is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami, held in celebration of their tenth anniversary. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 256 стр ISBN 156898555X.
Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities (Building Type Basics) артикул 1650a.
This Building Type Basics book provides an accessible guide to the essentials of designing these specialized environments—including the underlying issues of financing, feasibility, and the diverse roles of the design and construction team, sponsor, banks, impresario, and manager Complete with a wealth of descriptive floor plans, diagrams, обяок photographs, and case studies, it features need-to-know information on design including such technical topics as lighting, acoustics, and materials. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 208 стр ISBN 0471684384.