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    DescriptionThis book is about castles and caves. Though there may be distinctions between a house and a home, the fact remains that the fundamental ideas of shelter, life and death are intertwined with the architecture of the commonplace in every dwelling, from cave to castle. The house can be a measure of civilization, wealth or, indeed, intelligence; it is a barometer of existence. Depending on the architect and the client, a house can be at the very cutting edge of architecture, casting aside notions of the past in search of a new paradigm; it can accept the rules of urbanism while standing them on their head. It can float in the air or emerge from the depths of the earth. Where factors of cost may limit civic architecture to tried and trusted methods, some houses break all the rules, and help architecture to move forward. This book is not about decoration, nor is it a practical guide to building one's own house. It is, rather, a search that may lead the willing reader from Patagonia in Argentina to the cliffs of Dover Heights, Australia to see some of the most remarkable houses built in the past five years.


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    Title
    Architecture Now! Houses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Jodidio
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,642 g
    Language
    English
    French
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783836503747
    ISBN 10: 3836503743
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    DC22: 728
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BIC subject category V2: AMKD
    Abridged Dewey: 728
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005080
    DC22: 728.370222
    Libri: HAUS0100
    Thema V1.0: AMK, AMX
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was editor-in-chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books on contemporary architecture, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Alvaro Siza.