This book has lots of pictures (215 colour illustrations, 93 b&w illustrations, and 148 line drawings to be precise)...
"A collection of 30 recent innovative houses from around the world by notable contemporary architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Richard Meier, OMA, Tadao Ando and Frank Gehry...Houses range from organic structures in desert landscapes to villas in Mallorca and Malibu, and urban houses in Paris, London and Tokyo."
Phaidon has just released a three volume collection "PHAIDON DESIGN CLASICS" which features 999 industrial design products that their panel of design experts and editors consider as "classics"--objects that have attained perfection in design and function.
"At 950 pages and over 4,000 images, PHAIDON DESIGN CLASSICS is a stunning, exhaustive survey of the evolution of industrial design, from the clothespin to the iPod, arranged chronologically from centuries-old tools to contemporary home accessories.
Lushly illustrated with patents, prototypes, old advertisements, original drawings, images showing the process of manufacturing, as well as rare archival photographs, each product spread is also accompanied by a short ...
My friends have a eight year old son who by all definitions, is an architectural prodigy. He builds very precise models from the recycling bin and asked for Dwell magazine for his birthday.
Also in his design arsenal is the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. If you only buy one architecture book in your whole life (even if you're only eight), this book must be it. It features modern buildings from all over the world that were completed after January 1st, 1998.
If you're looking for a gift for someone that seems to already have everything that you can think of, maybe this will solve your dilemma?? I suppose it goes without saying, you should probably know them well enough to know if this particular book would be appropriate.
'In sophisticated, uninhibited language, Sextrology candidly explores each sign of the zodiac through a unique, wholly original astrological philosophy. Featuring brainy, frank, and fearless discussions that are sure to feed the head and tickle the funny bone if not other parts of the anatomy, the authors examine the sexual makeup of each sign ...
Do you get to travel a lot for work? Or even better, just for fun? These Wallpaper City Guides make aimless wandering a thing of the past with these 20 guides which find the best restaurants, bars, hotels, stores, sites, architecture and design.
20 City Guides available including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Paris, Rio De Janero, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo
$8.95 for each guide or $175.95 for all 20 guides
Buy it here.