Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Architecture + McDonalds

Today I ordered thee great books from Amazon. The first two are  architecture related and the third one...well, it's also an architecture book, what the heck.

Eames House: Charles and Ray Eames (Architecture in Detail) by James Steele

Eames House is the house that Charles and Ray Eames build and lived. This book collects the plans and pictures as well as the story behind the building. 

Phaidon Press  / 60 pages /  English
2002.04.24
ISBN-10: 0714842125
ISBN-13: 978-0714842127







Le Corbusier: Moments in the Life  by Arthur Rüegg (Editor), René Burri (Photographer)


An awesome compilation of pictures of some of LeCorbusier' s most iconic buildings. Magnum photographer René Burri shows us the buildings the way magazines never do, once they are used and deteriorated, once people have lived in the buildings.


Birkhäuser Architecture / 181 pages / German & English
Publishing date: 1995.06.27
ISBN-10: 3764359994
ISBN-13: 978-3764359997


Ray Crock's biography that tells the story of how he met the McDonald's Brothers and took their restaurant to a globalized franchise as we know today.

St. Martin's Paperbacks / 218 pages / English
Publishing date:1992.04.15
ISBN-10: 0312929870
ISBN-13: 978-0312929879