The USA is one of the most varied and fascinating countries in the world. Its areas of natural beauty such as the Pacific Coast, the Yosemite National Park, and Monument Valley are the stuff of great cinema (Hollywood finds its best settings practically in its backyard). For everyone who explores the USA beyond its big cities on a classic road trip, on the trail of Native Americans and pioneers, in the mountains or by lakes and beaches, unforgettable moments are guaranteed.
In Great Escapes USA, Angelika Taschen presents remarkable places to stay through impressive photography, entertaining texts, and practical details on how to get there, prices, and tips for books and films. Her journey starts on the East Coast, where intellectuals and artists once met in idyllically located country houses such as the Twin Farms in Vermont and Troutbeck in New York State. It continues to the South, where The Moorings Village and Hôtel Peter & Paul, for example, tell of the history of Florida and Louisiana, and Southern belles such as the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, Texas reveal their glamor.
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 12.2" L x 9.8" W Hardcover Weight: 5.3 lbs 360 pages Written by Angelika Taschen Publisher: Taschen
Great Escapes Yoga
Looking for a vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored, and uplifted? In this gorgeous updated guide, Angelika Taschen gathers the most exquisite and inspirational yoga retreats around the world, from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan to a spiritual ashram in India, a beach resort in Mexico to a tucked-away treasure in Brazil's tropical forests.
Dimensions: 11.4" H x 12.2" L x 9.7" W Hardcover Weight: 5.35 lbs 360 pages Written by Angelika Taschen Publisher: Taschen
Nomadic Homes. Architecture on the move
Nomadic Homes from Taschen is written and edited by Philip Jodidio of the Architecture Now! series and illustrated by Russ Gray. The book showcases a diverse array of spectacular nomadic homes around the world including moveable homes on wheels, tents, vacation getaways and innovative refugee housing. Some of the homes shown include redesigned Airstream mobile homes, movable vacation homes, marine dwellings and shelters designed by architect Shigeru Ban.
The most exciting new buildings today are almost all environmentally aware, sustainable, and conceived to consume less energy than ever before. Discover the best examples of green projects from the Architecture Now! series in this handy Bibliotheca Universalis edition.
Dimensions: 1.75" H x 8.0" L x 5.8" W Hardcover Weight: 2.7 lbs 624 pages Written by Philip Jodidio Publisher: Taschen
Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, eco-friendly, mindful living.
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 7.8" L x 5.5" W Hardcover Weight: 2.3 lbs 640 pages Written by Philip Jodidio Publisher: Taschen
Over the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with the challenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating works that may be diminutive in their dimensions, but are definitely big when it comes to trendsetting ideas. Whether in Japanese cities, where large sites are hard to come by, or at the frontier between art and architecture, small buildings present many advantages, and push their designers to do more with less.
Dimensions: 1.6" H x 8.0" L x 5.9" W Hardcover Weight: 2.55 lbs 584 pages Written by Philip Jodidio Publisher: Taschen
Great Escapes Europe
Through ancient wonders, world capitals, and tiny places with infectious personalities, Europe packs some serious travel punches. The world's second-smallest continent makes up for size with its intricate cultures and abundant charms, boasting artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels as much as natural splendor.
This revised and updated edition brings you a curated selection of the most unique hotels and atmospheric guesthouses across the European continent. Selected for their breathtaking locations and interiors, each haven offers the surroundings of style and the serenity in which everyday life can melt away. Angelika Taschen reveals such gems as Der Seehof, an idyllic site on an Austrian lake where guests can fish for their dinner; a 150-year old Portuguese estate refurbished by Pritzker Prize-winner Eduardo Souto De Moura, which remains a working farm to this day; and Budsjord, last stop on one of the loneliest pilgrimage routes in the world, situated at the edge of the Dovrefjell National Park in Norway--to name just a few.
A treasure trove of travel inspiration, this must-have guide profiles each hotel through postcard-ready photography as well as key information like directions, contact details, and reading inspiration for each destination.
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 12.1" L x 9.6" W Hardcover Weight: 5.1 lbs 360 pages Written by Angelika Taschen Publisher: Taschen
100 Contemporary Houses
Designing private residences has its own very special challenges and nuances for the architect. The scale may be more modest than public projects, the technical fittings less complex than an industrial site, but the preferences, requirements and vision of particular personalities becomes priority. The delicate task is to translate all the emotive associations and practical requirements of "home" into a workable, constructed reality.
This publication rounds up 100 of the world's most interesting and pioneering homes designed in the past two decades, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, and Peter Zumthor. Accommodating daily routines of eating, sleeping, and shelter, as well as offering the space for personal experience and relationships, this is architecture at its most elementary and its most intimate.
Dimensions: 11.8" H x 7.9" L x 6.0" W Hardcover Weight: 2.45 lbs 688 pages Written by Philip Jodidio Publisher: Taschen
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