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New Architects

Author : Lee Mallet
ISBN : UOM:39015056950440
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Compiled by the Architecture Foundation New Architects is a survey of the best emerging British architectural practices, with the aim of promoting young designers and bringing architecture to as wide an audience as possible. New Architects is designed as a resource to help facilitate the procurement process for non-expert clients, especially those commissioning buildings with public funds. Geographically and stylistically wide-ranging, the book features more than 70 practices with a proven track record of high-quality architecture.

New Architects 2

Author : Architecture Foundation
ISBN : UOM:39015054410587
Genre : Architecture
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Compiled by the Architecture Foundation, New Architects 2 offers a complete survey and directory of new architectural talent in Britain today.

New Architects 3

Author : Architecture Foundation
ISBN : 185894645X
Genre : Architectural firms
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Published in association with the Architecture Foundation, NEW ARCHITECTS 3 showcases the wealth of emerging architectural talent in the UK. It provides a unique guide to over 85 of the most innovative and talented young architectural practices, many of which are destined to become the leading practices tomorrow. With this publication, the third in a groundbreaking series that began in 1998, the Architecture Foundation continues its tradition of championing new generations of architects and helping the development of many young practices. The first edition of NEW ARCHITECTS was cited by architects and clients alike as the one key reference source for the commissioning of public and private projects, offering a critical outlook on the buoyant UK architectural scene. The Observer newspaper said of NEW ARCHITECTS 2, published in 2001 by Merrell, 'In terms of providing an insight into future trends in architecture, it is hard to beat.' Today the UK scene remains lively and diverse with London marked out as arguably the pre-eminent international city for ambitious and innovative design. Yet it is still difficult for young practices to gain commissions. This brand new book, featuring practices selected by a jury of architectural professionals, represents the next generation of talent, and will be invaluable for all those interested in the best new additions to our built environment. The book arranges the featured practices in alphabetical order, and provides a comprehensive, independent expert assessment of each practice, along with contact details and a total of 450 colour illustrations of recent projects. Offering both practical information on how to get the most out of the client/architect relationship and an overview of the architecture scene in the UK, this book will not only serve as a reference for clients, advisers and urban planners, but also as resource to inspire readers and celebrate the value of high-quality contemporary architecture.

Studio Downie Architecture

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ISBN : 1864701552
Genre : Architecture
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Presents the work of Studio Downie, a young practice whose work to date has mostly appeared in the UK, but is poised to make its mark on the world scene. Craig Downie studied architecture within the layered environment of fine art, sculpture, graphics and textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.

Britain S Lost Cities

Author : Gavin Stamp
ISBN : PSU:000062644037
Genre : Architecture
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The destruction meted out on Britain's city centres during the twentieth century, by the combined efforts of the Luftwaffe and city-planners. This volume reproduces hundreds of photographs of cities from Plymouth to Dundee, all of streets and buildings that are gone for ever. It is also an evocation of Britain's architectural past.

Britain S Lost Railways

Author : John Minnis
ISBN : 1781313326
Genre : Transportation
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A striking photographic record of how the Beeching cuts and modernisation saw our grand terminal stations, soaring viaducts and cavernous locomotive works wiped from the landscape The current restoration of St Pancras Station and its Midland Hotel is a glorious exception to a melancholy rule – that the finer our railway architecture, the more likely it was to be demolished in the name of progress. Who would know that the ugly, low concrete bunker of Birmingham New Street station replaced a handsome glass-roofed train shed, or that until the 1960s the stupendously high Belah viaduct swept across a remote Cumbrian valley – or that the outlet mall in Swindon selling cheap designer clothing used to be he great GWR locomotive works? – or that on little bucolic branch lines in the West Country or Essex an old bus body was the waiting-room? In over 200 fascinating and often rare images John Minnis documents the remarkably rich architectural heritage of our railways, from quaint country halts to distinguished railway hotels – all of which exists now only in photographs.

An Imperial Vision

Author : Thomas R. Metcalf
ISBN : UOM:39015056505707
Genre : Architecture
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The imposing buildings constructed by the British in India did not spring from the fancy of the architects or from purely aesthetic concerns: rather, they embodied a vision the British had of themselves as rulers of India. An Imperial Vision examines the relationship between culture and power expressed in the architectural forms the British employed in India. From the great monuments of New Delhi to the most obsure structures in dusty country towns, these buildings visibly representedin stone the choices the British made in politics as imperial rulers. Viewed together they enhanced the hold of the empire over the ruler and the ruled alike. Much of this architecture drew on European classical forms, for these had long evoked a vision of empire in Europe. But the British also constructed, in the years after the uprising of 1857, a vision of themselves not as mere foreign conquerors but as legitimate, almost indigenous rulers, linked directly to the Mughals and henceto India's own past. In so doing they created the distinctive forms known as Indo-Saracenic architecture. For half a century this building sustained a new ideology of empire. With Victoria as empress and India's cities dotted with imposing Indo-Saracenic colleges and courts, post offices and railway stations, the British could proclaim their supremacy as they sought to reshape India, and at the same time assert a claim to knowledge-and hence to power-from within. But this self-confidence could not endure forever. By the 1920s, despite the massive building projects under way on the plains of Delhi, the knowledge and the power that upheld the Raj had begun to slip away. By its focus on the relationships of culture and power that underlay the colonial order, An Imperial Vision throws light on the distinctive nature of late nineteenth-century imperialism and, more generally, on the way political authority takes shape in monumental architecture. Those interested in questions of discourse and representation, so far largely studied in the field of literature, will also find here a new way of approaching their subject. _

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