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- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 55.95
Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99
A survey of those towns traditionally associated with textiles, mining or tool manufacturing, particularly those which sprang up during the Industrial Revolution. The text describes and compares the concurrent development of selected towns in Europe and North America. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
This lively text provides a candid inquiry into the contemporary means by which architects get work and (for better or worse) become famous. In response to the reciprocal relationship between publicity and everyday architectural practice, this book examines the mechanisms by which architects seek publicity and manage to establish themselves and their... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99
A look at the changing design of 19th-century American farmhouses, collected from a wide range of agricultural periodicals of the time. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 28.95
Specifically for architects, the third title in the Thinkers for Architects series examines the relevance of Luce Irigaray?s work for architecture. Eight thematic chapters explore the bodily, spatio-temporal, political and cultural value of her ideas for making, discussing and experiencing architecture. In particular, each chapter makes accessible... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 59.95
Emergency Design ist ein von Yana Milev Anfang 2006 initiiertes Label für interdisziplinäre Forschung. Der Begriff der Emergency gewinnt zunehmend an gesellschaftlicher und politischer Bedeutung. Er bezieht sich einerseits auf den Ausnahmezustand, welcher in erster Hinsicht ein Privileg von Staaten zur Regelung ihrer Kriegsökonomie ist. Andererseits... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years?creating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95
Intimate Metropolis explores connections between the modern city, its architecture, and its citizens, by questioning traditional conceptualizations of public and private. Rather than focusing purely on public spaces?such as streets, cafés, gardens, or department stores?or on the domestic sphere, the book investigates those spaces and practices... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99
Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi , or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 35.00
This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume I: The Challenge... more...