Oh, to have the opportunity of doing just as the title says! This captivating book is even better to look at in the company of another person with Parisian sympathies, so remembrances can be compared as contents are browsed. With the aid of stunning photography by Christian Sarramon and Nicolas Bruant, text author Alvarez virtually makes love to Paris--its history, its charms--within these luscious pages, first presenting a tour of the districts of the City of Lights, then offering specific focus on different aspects of the appearance and joie de vivre of Paris, including parks and gardens, building interiors, and rendezvous places. A practical guide for travelers is appended, providing information on hotels, restaurants, etc. Brad Hooper
With the aid of stunning photography by Christian Sarramon and Nicolas Bruant, text author Alvarez virtually makes love to Paris-its history, its charms-within these luscious pages, first presenting a tour of the districts of the City of Lights, then offering specific focus on different aspects of the appearance and joie de vivre of Paris.
The Living in... series takes you on an armchair visit of the houses, gardens, museums and palaces of the world's most beautiful countries and cities. From Norway to Istanbul, from Portugal to London, discover the neglected treasures and hidden delights of regions which still harbor secrets to enchant even the most world-weary traveler. And for those inspired to visit, each volume includes an exclusive traveler's guide.
In Living in Paris, José Alvarez provides the context-historical, literary, artistic, etc.-while Christian Sarramon and Nicolas Bruant provide 400 color photos of the buildings, the interior design, the neighborhoods, parks, gardens, shops, ateliers, museums and hangouts preferred by those who live in the city of lights. The book ends with a lengthy Visitor's Guide listing addresses, phone numbers and descriptions for hotels, shops, restaurants, stores and more for each neighborhood.
Scandinavian Style is an international sourcebook of the design and interior traditions of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. There are chapters on architecture, furniture and 20th century movements from Functionalism to Danish Modernism as well as modern living and the decorative traditions that influence Scandinavian Style: Gustavian, Neoclassical, Chinoiserie as well as the Middle East and Asia Minor. Finally a chapter on materials explores how modern Scandinavian designers such as Gunilla Allard, Thomas Sandell, and Pia Wallen have used new materials and updated traditional materials to create innovative furniture and products for the home. This is essentially an unrivalled source of Scandinavian designs that can be drawn together, adapted and applied to the modern interior.
Very few designers of this century-- a century dominated by specialization and fragmentation-- can be called universal, but Santiago Calatrava is one of these few. In his numerous buildings, engineering projects, sculptures, and furniture designs, this Spanish architect whose practice is based in Switzerland has developed a unique poetics of morphology that overlaps structure and movement.
Combining art and science, technology and architecture, Calatrava's bridges and buildings create a sublime elegance in their urban contexts. With dynamic curves, leaning vertical elements, and mechanically operable roofs, they embody potential motion. In this book, Alexander Tzonis explores Calatrava's "poetics of movement" not only in the architect's large-scale work, but also in his drawings and sculptures.
The book features thirty-five projects, fully documented with photographs, drawings, and sketches. Included are Calatrava's most recent works-- the Milwaukee Art Museum Addition and the Orient Station in Lisbon-- and his best known, from the Montjuic Tower to the Alameda Bridge.