The world´s most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domestic living. ´´Houses: Extraordinary Living´´ celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from Modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial innovation in the 21st century. Explore the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned architects past and present, as well as dozens of awe-inspiring houses by lesser-known and emerging talents.
Im Big Eye Haus ist Annie die einzige noch übrig gebliebene weibliche Teilnehmerin in einer Reality Fernsehshow. Die Zuschauer verfolgen jede Bewegung der Kandidaten und stimmen ab, wer als Nächster rausfliegt. Für den Gewinner soll ein großer Preis winken und ein weiterer für eine hier entstandene Romanze. Was wird Annie über die vier verbliebenen männlichen Bewerber erfahren und was über sich selbst?
Richly imagined, weaving in anecdote with recipes and gossip, ´´House of Day, House of Night´´ is an epic of a small place. In Nowa Ruda, a small town in Silesia, Poland, the narrator learns that the history of one´s house is limitless - one can feel at home everywhere. Nowa Ruda is a small town in Silesia, an area that has been a part of Poland, Germany and the former Czechoslovakia in the past. When the narrator of this novel moves into the area, she discovers everyone - and everything - has its own story.
House of Trump, House of Putin offers the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian Mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House. It is a chilling story that begins in the 1970s, when Trump made his first splash in the booming, money-drenched world of New York real estate, and ends with Trump´s inauguration as president of the United States. That moment was the culmination of Vladimir Putin´s long mission to undermine Western democracy, a mission that he and his hand-selected group of oligarchs and associates had ensnared Trump in, starting more than twenty years ago with the massive bailout of a string of sensational Trump hotel and casino failures in Atlantic City. This book confirms the most incredible American paranoias about Russian malevolence. To most, it will be a hair-raising revelation that the Cold War did not end in 1991-that it merely evolved, with Trump´s apartments offering the perfect vehicle for billions of dollars to leave the collapsing Soviet Union. In House of Trump, House of Putin, Craig Unger methodically traces the deep-rooted alliance between the highest echelons of American political operatives and the biggest players in the frightening underworld of the Russian Mafia. He traces Donald Trump´s sordid ascent from foundering real estate tycoon to leader of the free world. He traces Russia´s phoenixlike rise from the ashes of the post-Cold War Soviet Union as well as its ceaseless covert efforts to retaliate against the West and reclaim its status as a global superpower. Without Trump, Russia would have lacked a key component in its attempts to return to imperial greatness. Without Russia, Trump would not be president. This essential book is crucial to understanding the real powers at play in the shadows of today´s world.
House as a Mirror of Self presents an unprecedented examination of our relationship to where we live, interwoven with compelling personal stories of the search for a place for the soul. Marcus takes us on a reverie of the special places of childhood--the forts we made and secret hiding places we had--to growing up and expressing ourselves in the homes of adulthood. She explores how the self-image is reflected in our homes; power struggles in making a home together with a partner; territory, control, and privacy at home; self-image and location; disruptions in the boding with home; and beyond the ´´house as ego´´ to the call of the soul. As our culture is swept up in home improvement to the extent of having an entire TV network devoted to it, this book is essential for understanding why the surroundings that we call home make us feel the way we do. With this information we can embark on home improvement that truly makes room for our soul.