Oculos Calatrava Santiago As one of the biggest names in contemporary architecture, engineer-cum-architect Santiago Calatrava is internationally famous for the conception and masterful execution of structures akin to high art. Taking inspiration from nature, his work mimics the shapes and motions of organic entities, as can be witnessed in the Turning Torso skyscraper in Sweden, the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin, and the recently completed World Trade Center Transportation Hub in downtown Manhattan. Calatrava: Oculus New York is the authority on the already-iconic building, sure to be canonized as one of the most beautiful public buildings of the twenty first century.
Portraits of the New Architecture 2
Following the success of the first volume, Portraits of the New Architecture 2 introduces thirty two exciting architects and architectural firms whose projects are shaping the architectural landscape of tomorrow, including David Adjaye, Asymptote, Tatiana Bilbao, Annabelle Selldorf, and Dominique Perrault. This volume features Richard Schulman's stunning architect portraits and photographs of the architects projects, as well as sketches and designs, and an introduction by discerning critic Paul Goldberger.
The Impossible Collection of Fashion Steele Valerie In this magnificent COLLECTION of the most iconic dresses of the twentieth century, Valerie Steele flexes her curatorial muscle. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, she selects the 100 dresses that caused a stir on the runway or as they entered a room and ultimately inspired a new direction in fashion. Steele's selections include Fortuny's streamlined Delphos gown circa 1907, Madame Gres's sublimely draped goddess creations from 1938, Issey Miyake's 1982 evening ensemble with a rattan top that appeared on the cover of ArtForum, and Hussein Chalayan's awe-inspiring table skirt from 2000. The COLLECTION, while certainly subjective, is sure to receive nods of recognition, along with a gasp (or two) of surprise.