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1 Ahrends Burton and Koralek Blundell-jones, Peter, Introduction
Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. Academy Pr 1991 0312061927 / 9780312061920 Paper Back Very Good No DJ as Issued Octavo 
This is one of the'Architectural Monographs' series from Academy Editions/St. Martin's Press, and is one of their best. The work of this architectural firm is beautifully described and illustrated in this handsome volume. Each of the three principals in this firm has written an essay to introduce their work and the photographs are so great, one wants to book a flight to the nearest on-site product of these fine architects. But failing that, this book is a great choice. And a great, affordable gift. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Alvar Aalto Aalto, Alvar; Cuito, Aurora
New York, New York, U.S.A. Te Neues Pub Group 2002 3823855832 / 9783823855835 Hard Cover As New As New Architecture -- Monograph Octavo 
This great architect was born just before the turn of the century in a small village in Finland. He lived mainly in Helsinki, and his work has become more and more popular throughout the world. He died in 1976, and his art was very broad in interest from buildings to furniture, to glassware, jewelry, and other expressions of art. He is known for his synergistic method, trying to achieve artistic harmony involving people and environment. A wonderful man. This book, a wonderful, affordable introduction to his work. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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3 Alvar Aalto: The Mature Years Schildt, Goran
New York, New York, U.S.A. Rizzoli Intl Pubns 1991 0847813290 / 9780847813292 Cloth Hardcover New New Octavo 
NEW BOOK and DJ with Mylar protection. // The author of this book, and Aalto's biographer, tells us that Aalto "always lived on two levels: he was a realist and a tacticision who solved practical problems with astonishing inventiveness and unfailing diplomacy." Aalto was also, as his expansive work bears witness, an amazing architect, constructing buildings of surprising beauty and almost unparalleled utility. This book reveals much of his more mature work, and will make that special gift for which you've been searching. 
Price: 62.00 USD
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4 Hendrik Petrus Berlage: Complete Works Polano, Sergio
New York, New York, U.S.A. Rizzoli Intl Pubns 1989 0847809013 / 9780847809011 Hard Cover New As New Quatro 
NEW BOOK with As New DJ in new Mylar. // Berlage is without doubt the most important figure in modern Dutch architecture. He worked at this for fifty-plus years, spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book shares with us reports on his complete works, and it does so handsomely. Loaded with illustrations of his work in both color and black and white. A valuable addition to your library, or it would make an excellent gift. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Paul Andreu: The Discovery of Universal Space Andreu, Paul; Gadola, Filippo Bettraimi
Italy l'Arcaedizioni S.p.A. 1998 8878380369 / 9788878380363 Softcover New Quatro 
Paul Andreu is a large-scale architect whose work includes some of the largest airport designs anywhere, but he is not limited to such. He says the entire process of architecture is to serve the community: "Buildings," he says, "are ot just waiting to be looked at or listened to like other forms of art. They are only ever really completed when actually inhabited." In this volume, "The Discovery of Universal Space," you will be greatly impressed and inspired. Great affordable gift. Mint condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Spiritual Space: The Religious Architecture of Pietro Belluschi Clausen, Meredith L.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Univ of Washington Press 1992 0295972130 / 9780295972138 Hardcover New New Quatro 
One of the foremost architects in the country, Bellusschi has done a number of prestige buildings -- the Julliard School and the Pan Am building in New York for starters -- but to this reviewer, he is most favorably known for his religious architecturel, and this book generously explores that side of his professional work. principally St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, and the Portsmouth Abbey Church in Rhode Island plus many, many more. If you are not familiar with Belluschi's work, this book is a great introduction, and if you are familiar, this book will enhance your appreciation. Great gift. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Taro Ashihara Noguchi, Masao; Ashihara, Taro
Italy l'Arcaedizioni S.p.A. 1998 8878380377 / 9788878380370 Softcover New Quatro 
This young architect has many projects which illustrate his maximum respect for the interactive relations "between geometric space and the feelings of the human beings inhabiting it." He engages very actively with his clients -- as all architects should -- and designs buildings that reflect not only his preferences, but primarily theirs. It is an illuminating book on an exciting young architect. Look this over and you will want to know more. An ideal gift. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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