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- Routledge 1994; US$ 44.95
This remarkable book is the first comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history. Introducing issues of urbanism, feminism and ethnicity, it covers concerns which are at the forefront of current architectural debate. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95
Fee bidding still generates emotive reactions from within many sections of the architectural profession. Fee bidding is not taught in most schools of architecture, so practitioners generally rely on hunches and guesswork. It is these wild card guesses, which exacerbate the poor levels of income for which the architectural profession is renowned. This... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 102.00
Using key texts by Gottfried Semper, Mari Hvattum offers a reinterpretation of historicism. Hvattum focuses on Semper's two major concerns: an understanding of the ontological significance of art and architecture, and the rendering of art and architecture as the objects of scientific investigation and prediction. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 75.00
Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Why does the word design owe its origin to Latin and not Greek roots? Where do the limits of the human mind lie? How does ambiguity enter the deterministic world of computation? Who was Parmenides and why is his philosophy still puzzling today? This unique volume challenges the reader to tackle all these complex questions and more. Algorithmic Architecture... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 70.00
From the targeted demolition of Mostar?s Stari-Most Bridge in 1993 to the physical and social havoc caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the history of cities is often a history of destruction and reconstruction. But what political and aesthetic criteria should guide us in the rebuilding of cities devastated by war and natural calamities? The title... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 70.00
Built environment surrounds us for 90% of our lives but only now are we realising its influence on the environment, our health, and how we think, feel and behave both individually and socially. Spirit & Place shows how to work towards a sustainable environment through socially inclusive processes of placemaking, and how to create places that are nourishing... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
'Taking Shape' explores the evolution of scientific and academic theories that have resulted in the concept of sustainability. Susannah Hagan uses this as a basis to argue for developments in the future and argues that these theories are not 'just an intellectual and aesthetic regression' as they are often perceived to be. By focusing on the impact... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.99
There is increasing attention to the need to preserve the global environment. This book summarizes research done in this area based on a number of important collaborative projects in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. It features case studies and recommendations for different approaches to environmentally responsive sustainable building. more...