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- 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...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 27.00
A provocative look at architecture-"exceptionally intelligent and original" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World ) Deyan Sudjic-"probably the most influential figure in architecture you've never heard of" - argues that architecture, far from being auteur art, must be understood as a naked expression of power. From the grandiose projects... 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$ 45.00
From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L?Enfant?a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers?to design the new nation's capital. L?Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 40.00
Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-three years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photography). The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This is the decisive conclusion that renowned public intellectual Nathan Glazer has drawn from two decades of writing and thinking about what this architectural movement will bequeath to future generations. In From a Cause to a Style , he proclaims his disappointment with modernism... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 99.99
This book is the third in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials &... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 40.00
A rich, fascinating saga of the most influential, far-reaching architectural firm of their time and of the dazzling triumvirate?Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stanford White?who came together, bound by the notion that architecture could help shape a nation in transition. They helped to refine America?s idea of beauty, elevated its architectural practice,... more...
- The Disinformation Company 2008; US$ 19.95
The Orion Mystery, published in 1994, introduced the world to a highly original, and now internationally famous, star-correlation theory about the Giza pyramids in Egypt, and sent a huge shock wave of controversy throughout the scientific community, the effects of which are still felt today. The Egypt Code not only develops this pyramid-stars correlation,... more...