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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 264.00
Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95
Widely used in architectural circles in the heat of discussion, the recurrent use of particular words and terms has evolved into a language of design jargon. Commonly found in architectural literature and journalism, in critical design debate and especially in student project reviews, Archispeak can seem insular and perplexing to others and -- particularly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
A comprehensive summary of the vocabulary used across the building industry, from the preparation of an architectural brief, through creative and technical design, to construction technology and facilities management. The latest edition has several substantially revised entries as well as many new additions, including new illustrations and terms. Covering... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 69.99
* Why are buildings detailed the way they are? * Why do architects and engineers seem to come to the same kind of solutions to their detailing problems? * Are we satisfied with such a situation? With environmental concerns so high on designers' agendas, the answer to this third question has to be 'no'. Collectively architects, engineers and specifiers... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 17.99
Provides the terms one needs to know when buying, maintaining, renovating or building a home in France. This phrase book includes the technical words for tools and equipment and various aspects of painting, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and drainage. It also includes terminology for planning structural changes, and an appendix of emergency phrases. more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00
The volume examinesfurther questions on the early Byzantine mosaics in the metropolis, and in particular their problematic chronology. A number of mosaics from the entire Mediterranean, which have to date received little attention, are also taken into account. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Whether you're remodeling your house, redesigning your apartment or just looking for a book of design ideas, Japan Home is a beautiful and indispensable resource full of practical information, shopping resources and, of course, inspiration. Filled with light and simplicity and existing in close harmony with the natural world, Japanese interior... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 30.00
Japan has always intrigued the world with its deceptively simple blending of architecture, landscape and design. Zen temples, the famous tea ceremony, formal gardens, the use of wood, paper and other materials in the form of screens and floors all have evolved over the years to create a varied, yet indisputably unique style. Of the 40 homes profiled... more...