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Death of American Architecture
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
American architecture is dying a slow, agonizing death, akin to a disease that eats away at the human spirit. The individualist creative minds in American architecture flourished between the World Wars - Organic, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco. Now the death toll rings monotonously as artistic endeavors of architectural design melt into mediocrity. Greatness is poorly imitated and rarely improved upon.
Der düstrer Mantel. Über den aus Holz gebauten San Carlino von Lugano von Mario Botta
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: German. Published: July 12, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Ein hölzernes Modell und eine Stadt. Das große Holzmodell einer hochgeschätzten Kirche und eine kleine, vielleicht noch nicht geformte Stadt. Das Zusammentreffen dieser beiden völlig unabhängigen und autonomen Wirklichkeiten öffnet einen Weg der Spekulation, und es lohnt sich, ihn zu verfolgen, wenn auch nur aus einer ganz menschlichen und verständlichen Neugier heraus.
Un mantello tinto d'inchiostro. Note sul ligneo San Carlino di Lugano di Mario Botta
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: Italian. Published: July 12, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Un modello ligneo e una città. Un grande modello di legno di una preziosa chiesa e una piccola, forse ancora incerta, città. Lo scontro tra queste due realtà, assolutamente indipendenti e autonome, apre un sentiero speculativo che merita di essere percorso, almeno per un mortale e legittimo senso di curiosità.
My inky cloak. Notes on the wooden model of the San Carlino in Lugano by Mario Botta
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A wooden model and a city. A large wooden model of a valuable church and a small city that is perhaps still unsure of itself. The clash between these two completely independent and autonomous realities opens up a path of inquiry that deserves to be followed, if only out of a legitimate and very human sense of curiosity.
Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 112,590. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Translated for the first time into English, Kirichenko’s absorbing account brings to life the history of Russia’s largest church--its origins, conception, the fits and starts of its planning and construction, the life that developed in and around the Cathedral, its demise in the Soviet period--and its recent reincarnation.
Practice of Consumption and Spaces for Goods
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Price: $6.48 USD. Words: 37,980. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
The practice of consumption and the spaces for goods are in continuous evolution, constantly eluding typological and functional definition. One of the objectives of this book is to understand what mechanisms are at work, what competences, the roles which have impacted on, still impact on today and will continue to impact on this sector in the future.