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Krier, Léon

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The architecture of community by Léon Krier( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a contemporary road map for designing or completing the fragmented communities of today. Illustrated throughout with original drawings, explains theories on classical and vernacular urbanism and architecture, while providing practical design guidelines for creating livable towns. Includes drawings, diagrams, and photographs of built works by Krier, which have not been widely seen until now. From publisher description
Rediscovering the Hindu temple : the sacred architecture and urbanism of India by Vinayak Bharne( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the multifarious dimensions that constitute the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural and urban built form. Eleven chapters reflect on Hindu temples from multiple standpoints tracing their elusive evolution from wayside shrines as well as canonization into classical objects; questioning the role of treatises containing their building rules; analyzing their prescribed proportions and orders; examining their presence in, and as, larger sacred habitats and ritualistic settings; and affirming their influential role in the contemporary Indian metropolis. Going beyond stereotypical presentations of Hindu temples dominated by chronological and stylistic themes, this study, addressed to architects, urbanists, and builders, combines historic scholarship, documentation, personal observations and fieldwork to expand the idea of the Hindu temple as a complex and contradictory cultural entity, that is both formal and informal, monumental and modest, historic and modern, and deserving of a far broader and deeper understanding
Get your house right : architectural elements to use & avoid by Marianne Cusato( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this comprehensive and authoritative guide, Marianne Cusato explains why so many of today's traditional-style buildings miss the mark; describes the essential elements of a house, how they work together, and how to use them appropriately; and shows how to avoid common mistakes at every stage of the design and construction process"--Page 2 of cover
Architecture : choice or fate by Léon Krier( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Speer : architecture, 1932-1942 by Albert Speer( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect Leon Krier asks, "Can a war criminal be a great artist?" Speer, Adolf Hitler's architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest architectural and urban oeuvres of modern times. First published in 1985 to an acute and critical reception, this title is a lucid, wide-ranging study of an important neoclassical architect. Yet is is simultaneously much more: a philosophical rumination on art and politics, good and evil. With aid from a new introduction by influential American architect Robert A.M. Stern, Krier candidly confronts the great difficulty of disentangling the architecture and urbanism of Albert Speer from its political intentions. Krier bases his study on interviews with Speer just before his death. The projects presented center on his plan for Berlin, an unprecedented modernization of the city intended to be the capital of Europe
Traditional architecture : timeless building for the twenty-first century by Alireza Sagharchi( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive overview of current trends in classicist and vernacular architecture. This book presents 130 projects that reconsider what it means to practice as a traditional architect in the twenty-first century, including a substantial body of work from non-Western countries as well as work by contemporary masters of classical design such as Robert A.M. Stern, Allan Greenberg, Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Quinlan and Francis Terry. The projects assembled here highlight the awareness of a sustainable localism and the continuity of traditional building crafts on a global scale and reveal the resilience and originality of traditional building cultures despite the enormous economic and cultural pressures of contemporary development. This is an optimistic vision of a new breed of traditional architects who endeavor to enrich the future while honoring the past", viewed March 4, 2014
An essay on the nature, the end, and the means of imitation in the fine arts by Quatremère de Quincy( Book )

19 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architects & mimetic rivalry by the mimetic psychology of architects Rivaling desires( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardo Bofill and Léon Krier : architecture, urbanism, and history by Museum of modern art (N.Y.)( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tradition of serenity : the tropical houses of Ong-Ard Satrabhandhu by Ong-Ard Satrabhandhu( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architektur : Freiheit oder Fatalismus by Léon Krier( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantis : a Tenerife Islas Canarias by Léon Krier( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture : choix ou fatalité by Léon Krier( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in French and Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers un langage et des dessins accessibles à tous, l'auteur propose une simplification fondamentale des législations, pour retrouver les archétypes d'un art de faire les villes qui nous conviennent et en même temps nous font rêver
Durability in construction : tradition and sustainability in 21st century architecture by Durability in construction( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries the idea of durability was central to the practice of architecture. Today ephemeral, short-term construction has become normative. With the topic of sustainability now at the top of professional, academic, and political agendas, a building s ability to endure longer than the immediate requirements of its user for the benefit of future generations is being recognized again as critical. Assembled here are the thoughts, experiences and examples of finished work and projects under construction by architects who embrace the notion of durability in their buildings and promote it in their writings. The essays underscore the importance of the notion of an enduring architecture, and reveal the principles at stake; they highlight the many obstacles and difficulties encountered by traditional architects in their efforts to achieve permanence in construction. The works and writings showcased in this beautifully illustrated, informative book present a genuine spirit of stewardship with regard to the environment and the making of sustainable buildings and cities
Contreprojets : prefaces = Controprogetti : prefazioni = Counterprojects : forewords by Léon Krier( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture, 1932-1942 by Albert Speer( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imitation & innovation : [Leon Krier, Allan Greenberg, Robert Stern, Quinlan Terry( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garden and the grid by Robert A. M Stern( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of modern city planning, urban renewal, pedestrian-scaled urbanism, etc., focusing especially on their architectural aspects
Atlantis : centre international culturel, scientifique, politique, et économique à Tenerife, Islas Canarias by Léon Krier( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Get your house right : architectural elements to use & avoid
Get your house right : architectural elements to use & avoidArchitecture : choice or fateAtlantis : a Tenerife Islas CanariasAtlantis : centre international culturel, scientifique, politique, et économique à Tenerife, Islas CanariasLeon Krier : architecture and urban design, 1967-1992Eisenman-Krier : two ideologies : a conference at the Yale School of ArchitecturePiazza nuova : Place de Toscane, Val d'Europe, Marne-la-Vallée, France
Alternative Names
Krier, Leo

Krier, Léon

Léon Krier

Léon Krier architetto e urbanista lussemburghese

Léon Krier arquitecte luxemburguès

Léon Krier arquitecto luxemburgués

Léon Krier Luxembourgian architect

Léon Krier luxemburgischer Architekt und Stadtplaner

Léon Krier Luxemburgs architect

Леон Крир

לאון קרייר ארכיטקט הפועל בלוקסמבורג

لئون کرییر معمار اهل لوکزامبورگ




English (150)

French (69)

Italian (18)

German (13)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (2)

Czech (2)

Polish (1)