Childlike retreat? Arts and crafts challenge? Frugal and eco-friendly living option? The notion of the "tiny house" has the surprising potential to fire the imagination. In this exuberant volume of sketches, plans, and commentary, the artist Derek Diedricksen shares his infectious enthusiasm for the idea of the micro-mansion.
In this iconic Pennsylvania house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, modernity and sylvan nature are combined in a building that still embodies, for many, the pinnacle of a uniquely American architectural vision. In honor of the house's seventy-fifth birthday and its life-saving restoration, this volume, edited by Lynda Waggoner and with gorgeous photographs by Christopher Little, takes readers on a breathtaking tour of Wright's creation, now gloriously renewed.
The revised third edition of this 1999 classic survey of Manhattan's concrete and steel magnificence includes eight new entries on recent buildings likely destined for landmark status. Contemporary monuments such as the climbable new headquarters of The New York Times receive lavish exegesis in savvy words and stirring pictures.
From Rome and Venice to Paris and Prague, Spain and Portugal, England and New England, New York and the Northwest, architect Gatje captures the urbane glories of urban public spaces in words, pictures, and computer generated plans.
May 20: Blue jeans celebrate their unofficial 140th birthday today, the dry goods merchant Levi Strauss and the tailor Jacob Davis receiving a patent on May 20, 1873 for "a new article of manufacture, a pair of pantaloons having the…