Книги издательства Lund Humphries
In May 1939, the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited London and gave four lectures at the Royal Institute of British Architects. The meetings were hailed at the time as the most remarkable events of recent architectural affairs in England, and the lectures were published as 'An Organic Architecture' in September 1939 by Lund Humphries. The texts remain an important expression of the architect's core philosophy and are being reissued now in a new edition to commemorate the 150th anniversary in 2017 of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth. In the lectures, Frank Lloyd Wright covers a wide range of topics including his Usonian houses, his visions for the future of cities both in North America and elsewhere, particularly in Britain, Taliesin and the Johnson Waxworks factory, the then-imminent Second World War, and the 'Future'. In doing so, his charismatic, flamboyant character leaps to life from the pages, not to mention his hugely creative intelligence, making these essays very enjoyable and entertaining.This new edition includes an insightful new essay by esteemed architectural historian, Professor Andrew Saint, which sets the lectures within context and highlights their continued resonance and appeal.
Architectural practice Conran + Partners aim to create spaces and places that improve the quality of people's lives and the built fabric of our towns and cities. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach which embraces architecture and interiors, the practice's portfolio encompasses residential projects, hotels and restaurants, as well as work and retail spaces, mixed-use developments and master planning, with commissions across the UK, Europe and Asia. The practice benefits from a long and prestigious history, with decades of experience gained under the leadership of Sir Terence Conran. Under his stewardship, the firm was responsible for iconic London designs ranging from Bluebird Cafe and Quaglinos through to Butler's Wharf and The Design Museum. This book shows how the current team at Conran + Partners is building upon this rich heritage, while also taking the firm onwards into new sectors and fresh parts of the world, embracing 21st-century challenges.