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The essential Taschen Architecture Book by Philip Jodidio

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture. Beyond the fundamental notion of shelter, what defines a house? The broad-ranging selection of extraordinary dwellings in the Architecture Now (published by TASCHEN) Houses series shows the concept to be infinitely malleable: one house seems to hover above the ground, another is embedded in it; some have stark minimal lines, others have tropical gardens; some are palatial, others monastic—all of them displaying remarkable structural and aesthetic mastery. From postmodern castles to hi-tech cabins, the Architecture Now! Houses series is a connoisseur’s choice of the world’s most remarkable new houses. “This beautifully visual title brings together a broad-ranging selection of extraordinary dwellings from across the globe. From houses that seem to ‘float’ above the ground, to tropical gardens and palatial properties, all of them display remarkable structural and aesthetic mastery at its best.” Magazine, United Kingdom By Helena Morais. * Best Design Books will continue to update you about Architecture, Interior Design, Photography, Best Sellers and much more. Don’t forget to subscribe this blog and to follow us…

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50 Photo Icons, The Story Behind the Pictures

Hans-Michael Koetzle is a Munich-based freelance author and journalist, focusing mainly on history and the aesthetics of photography. He has published numerous books on photography, including Die Zeitschrift twen(1995), Photo Icons (2001), Das Lexikon der Fotografen (2002), and René Burri (2004). 50 Photo Icons, The Story Behind the Pictures (published by Taschen) is a resume of some of the most remarkable and unforgettable photographs of history. “A picture is worth a thousand words” as the saying goes. Taschen‘s beautifully bound edition is a fascinating must read for photographers and photo enthusiasts. Filled with images of the “decisive moment” every photographer strives to capture, “50 Photo Icons. The Story Behind the Pictures“ not only provides a historical account behind the shot but also serves an inspirational and compelling addition to any photographer’s library.” Photographs have a strange and powerful way of shaping the way we see the world and influencing our perceptions of reality. To demonstrate the unique and profound influence on culture and society that photographs have, Photo Icons puts the most important landmarks in the history of photography under the microscope. Each chapter of this special edition focuses on a single image which is described and analyzed in detail, in aesthetic, historical, and artistic contexts. The book begins with the very…

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