Alvar Aalto remains Finland's greatest architect, retains his place among the Modern Masters of twentieth-century architecture and is now recognized internationally as one of the world's greatest architects of all time. This is the first, frank and fully-comprehensive biography of Alvar Aalto.
As Buckfast Abbey prepares to celebrate its millennium in 2018, this new book chronicles the remarkable history of this famous English abbey. Essays by a dozen distinguished historians explore Buckfast's Saxon origins, its medieval architecture, the rebuilding, its silver, metalwork and art.
Southern California is the birthplace of skateboard culture. The artist Amir Zaki grew up skateboarding and so has a deep appreciation of the large concrete structures as sculptural forms, landscape, architecture and art. The importance of his photographs are underlined by Tony Hawk and Peter Zellner.
Chateau La Coste, near Aix-en-Provence, is a unique estate that combines sculptural artworks by leading contemporary artists alongside works by some of the world's best-known architects, all within the grounds of a working organic vineyard.
Georgetown's architecture was molded by the French, Dutch, British and Spanish during the C18th/C19th and built in a classical style reinterpreted by local craftsmen largely in wood. The book gives a brief history of Georgetown, explaining the various house types with photographs of the buildings and their particular features
Ed Kluz has a fascination for the sites of lost once-celebrated houses. His highly original works are a combination of watercolour and delicate painted collage elements. Tim Knox describes Kluz's artistry and draws parallels with Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Olivia Horsfall Turner introduces each house, detailing its history and fate.