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- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 28.95
The antagonism between urbanist and writer Jane Jacobs and master builder Robert Moses may frame debates over urban form, but in "Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind," Scott Larson aims to use the Moses-Jacobs rivalry as a means for examining and understanding the New York City administration's redevelopment strategies and actions.... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 28.00
Hochkomplexe Muster beruhen auf einfachen Regeln. Muster und Musterbildung bekommen heute als Grundlage der Systematisierung und der Beschreibung hochkomplexer Vorgänge und Phänomene eine neue, zentrale Bedeutung. Welche Vorstellung von Muster muss im derzeitigen Architekturdiskurs verwendet werden? more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95
In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 16.99
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock?s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 1.49
This quick-read guide introduces the reader to ten of the most amazing bridges in the world. Including photographs of every bridge and a brief description of the history of the structure, this ebook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. more...
- Agate Publishing 2013; US$ 35.00
10 Buildings that Changed America is the story of our country's most influential works of architecture and the people who imagined them. It is a journey across America and inside these groundbreaking works of art and engineering. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95
The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly cheap yet increasingly costly and fast depleting oil.... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 14.95
"There's evil in the world." George W. Bush And lots of it. The question is, just what does it look like? A politician? An ex-girlfriend? Your landlord? Your boss? Hanna Arendt said it was banal. The Red Sox think of the Yankees. And in this hilarious, disturbing, quirky, and brilliant little book, noted illustrators Nicholas Blechman... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
The world of the fashionista is brought to vivid life with 101 introductory lessons on such topics as how a designer anticipates cultural trends and "sees" the fashion consumer, the workings of the fashion calendar, the ways a designer collection is conceived, the manufacture of fabric, fashion illustration, and more. Illustrated in the distinctly... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
In this unique primer, an experienced civil engineer and instructor presents the physics and fundamentals that underlie the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, however, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL probes real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can-and sometimes cannot-inform... more...