The very best from the seminal architecture and design journal (1928-1999) For over seventy-five years, domus has been hailed as the world's most influential architecture and design journal Founded in 1928 by the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti, the magazine's central agenda has always remained that of creating a privileged insight into обэъж identifying the style of a particular age, from Art Deco, Modern Movement Functionalism and Postwar to Pop, Post-Modernism and Late Modern Beautifully designed and comprehensively documented, domus presents page after page some of the most exciting design and architecture projects from around the world A truly comprehensive lexicon of styles and movements, the volumes are accompanied by specially commissioned introductory texts that not only outline the history of the magazine but also describe what was happening in design and architecture during each era covered These texts have been written by many of the magazine's renowned past editors: Mario Bellini, FranA§ois Burkhardt, Cesare Maria Casati, Stefano Casciani, Germano Celant, Manolo De Giorgi, Fulvio Irace, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Alessandro Mendini, Lisa Licitra Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Luigi Spinelli, and Deyan Sudjic. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 6960 стр ISBN 3822830275.
Book DescriptionWho says only the British can act Shakespeare? In this unique guide, a veteran acting coach shatters that myth with a boldly American approach to the Bard Written in the form of a play, this volume's "characters" include a master teacherand 16 students grappling with the challenges of acting Shakespeare Using actual обэър speeches from 32 of Shakespeare's plays, each of the book's six "scenes" offer proven solutions to such acting problems as delivering spoken subtext, using physical actionsto orchestrate a speech, creating images within a speech, dividing a speech into measures, and much more. 2004 г 256 стр ISBN 1581153082.
With the advent of Prairie style architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright embarked on a journey that would forever change the course of architecture During this extraordinarily prolific period, roughly the first quarter of the twentieth century, Wright built the first great modern American houses He cast aside many of the conventions of the past, opening обэъц up interior spaces so that there might be a more subtle flow of rooms The plans for Prairie style architecture were based on a tartan plaid of main spaces and secondary spaces, of public rooms and circulation spaces Their decentralized asymmetry did not follow the Beaux Arts insistence on a primary, often dominating, focal point - a vestige of its roots as a symbolic architecture for divine-right royalty Following Wright's philosophy, Prairie design was emphatically democratic and non-hierarchical "Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Houses" comprehensively demonstrates this philosophy Focusing on interiors and details, the book features more than 70 Prairie style houses and other buildings, still extant, in lavish, full-color photography Автор Alan Hess. Издательство: Rizzoli, 2006 г Твердый переплет, 272 стр ISBN 0847828581 Язык: Английский.
Book Description A generation of Australians have conquered Hollywood, and this collection showcases the wealth and diversity of talent they bring to both sides of the camera The A-list of stars includes critically acclaimed actor Geoffrey Rush, bigand small screen actress Portia di Rossi, character actor Hugo Weaving, award-winning director обэыб Phillip Noyce, and blockbuster star Nicole Kidman In-depth interviews are provided in which the stars describe the glamour as well as the business of Hollywood, how they shot—or climbed—to the top, and how they've dealt with fame Some, it is revealed, ambitiously pursued fame while for others Hollywood came knocking Moving beyond personal stories, the book explores why so many of the best and brightest of Oz have risen to stardom in the States Filled with red carpet moments and board room details, this thoughtful exposé sheds new light on a trend that shows no signs of letting up. 2005 г 320 стр ISBN 1865089710.
Book DescriptionIn a search for more vibrant and exciting ways of presenting performance, actors are increasingly turning to non-western traditions, In this essential handbook for the actor, John Martin introduces students and practitioners to the physical, vocal and improvisational techniques needed to perform non-Western theatre forms обэые The chapters provide exercises, games and information on energy and breathing, tension and gesture, and balance Clearly illustrated with diagrams and line drawings, this book will prove invaluable to the actor looking to expand his repertoire, and to the student looking to explore new directions. 2003 г 208 стр ISBN 0415281881.
Fall-Out Shelters for the Human Spirit : American Art and the Cold War артикул 1162a.
Book DescriptionDuring the Cold War, culture became another weapon in America's battle against communism Part of that effort in cultural diplomacy included a program to arrange the exhibition of hundreds of American paintings overseas Michael L Krenn studies the successes, failures, contradictions, and controversies that arose when the обэък U S government and the American art world sought to work together to make an international art program a reality between the 1940s and the 1970s The Department of State, then the United States Information Agency, and eventually the Smithsonian Institution directed this effort, relying heavily on the assistance of major American art organizations, museums, curators, and artists What the government hoped to accomplish and what the art community had I mind, however, were often at odds Intense domestic controversies resulted, particularly surrounding the promotion of modern or abstract expressionist art Ultimately, the exhibition of American art overseas was one of the most controversial Cold War initiatives undertaken by the United States Krenn's investigation deepens our understanding of the cultural dimensions of America's postwar diplomacy and explores how unexpected elements of the Cold War led to a redefinition of what is, and is not, "American ". 2005 г 320 стр ISBN 0807829455.
Performing Architecture: Opera Houses, Theatres and Concert Halls for the Twenty-first Century артикул 1164a.
Even in this age of varied home entertainment and fast-paced mass media, immense creative energy is being directed towards new space for live performance Profusely illustrated with photographs, computer renderings and architectural drawings, Performing Architecture explores fifty of today’s finest performance spaces, as well as recently обэъх refurbished, restored and transformed buildings A brief introduction traces the post-war development of theatre and concert hall design, and sets out the circumstances today that have led to such a rich provision for performance Buildings featured range from Frank Gehry’s landmark Disney Opera House in Los Angeles to the quieter Unicorn Theatre for Children in London; and from the Tenerife Opera House by Santiago Calatrava to the Guangzhou Opera House, China, by Zaha Hadid A celebratory study, this book showcases some of the most exhilarating buildings of our time Автор Michael Hammond. Издательство: Merrell, 2006 г Твердый переплет, 239 стр ISBN 1858942799 Язык: Английский.
Sarasota Modern артикул 1166a.
Sarasota in the 1950s was a small community graced with an alluring natural beauty What set it apart from so many Florida beachfront towns was the concentration of artists, writers, and architects who gathered thereA?A€A”including author MacKinley Kantor and architects Paul Rudolf and Ralph TwitchellA?A€A”a unique confluence of обэъю talented and daring architects coupled with a hip crowd willing to take risks Sarasota was a place in which innovation and experimentation were the order of the day, a place where an architect might run into the local watering hole to shout: "I just invented the sliding glass door " Such was the confluence of art and architecture that laid the groundwork for the Sarasota School of Architecture, so named after the fact by architect Gene Leedy at an American Institute of Architecture (AIA) conference in the 1980s to refer to the unique architecture of this region, an architecture that is wonderfully responsive to Sarasota's sub-tropical environment and which has achieved international importance for its beauty, intelligence, and style Today, Sarasota's treasures are being rediscovered by lovers of innovative architecture, who are buying and restoring these prized homes; but also, unfortunately, by developers, who are recklessly knocking them down Sarasota Modern, the first book of its kind to focus exclusively on this vibrant community, offers the reader an intimate look into the stunning houses as they are lived in today. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 208 стр ISBN 0847828727.
The Smaller Home: Creating the Perfect Fit артикул 1168a.
The Smaller Home offers interesting new ways of thinking about the home Innovative and efficient use of space can make living easier, more economical, and more enjoyable The Smaller Home includes the latest ideas for layout options, flow patterns, space conversions, creative storage, and putting technology to work It is a useful and imaginative обэыд guide for making the most out of less space without compromising comfort, convenience, or style. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 176 стр ISBN 0060891890.
A House in the South: Old-Fashioned Graciousness for New-Fashioned Times артикул 1170a.
Though times have changed, the charm and grace of Southern style endures It’s a design tradition that values gentility and gracious living above conspicuous consumption; history and mystery above the cutting edge; and hospitality above all else Today’s Southern homes reflect a sense of style that remains in touch with the past as it embraces обэыж the present In this affectionate portrait of Southern homes, Frances Schultz and Paula S Wallace lead a tour of more than twenty of the South’s proudest houses and most remarkable modern domiciles, proving that the legendary graciousness of the Southern home lives on in all forms–from seaside cottages to some truly over-the-top domains Despite the differences among these diverse homes, the most timeless aspects of Southern style abound, including: • Using wrought iron for decorative elements both inside and outside the home •Incorporating the porch as an essential room of the house • Collecting antique silver to complement the contemporary table Magnificent full-color photographs of each house show everything from the grand and elegant to the quaint and quirky, making this unique book a visual treat for anyone enchanted by the eternal grace of the American South. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 160 стр ISBN 030723651X.