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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
Understanding the theatre space on both the practical and theoretical level is becoming increasingly important to people working in drama, in whatever capacity. Theatre architecture is one of the most vital ingredients of the theatrical experience and one of the least discussed or understood. In Architecture, Actor and Audience Mackintosh explores... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 40.00
The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe are among the most astonishing achievements of Western culture. Evoking feelings of awe and humility, they make us want to understand what inspired the people who had the audacity to build them. This engrossing book surveys an era that has fired the historical imagination for centuries. In it Robert A. Scott explores... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00
Immediately on its publication in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas, by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, was hailed as a transformative work in the history and theory of architecture, liberating those in architecture who were trying to find a way out of the straitjacket of architectural orthodoxies. Resonating far beyond the professional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 75.00
The design principles necessary to create functional and dynamic contemporary mosques can be hard to grasp for those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith. 'Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers' provides an easy-to-use and practical set of guidelines for mosque design, illustrated with 300 line drawings. Case studies of urban mosques in New... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical... more...
- Reaktion Books 1998; US$ 28.95
In Terminal Architecture, Martin Pawley argues that nearly all modern architecture is misconceived. To embrace a genuinely innovative architectural future would entail a radical shift in values and Pawley considers new vocabularies to achieve this aim. The vision described in Terminal Architecture is an apocalyptic one, spelling the end of architecture... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 119.00
The building of religious structures represents a rare opportunity for the architect to concentrate on the creation of volume, space, and form. Sacred architecture is far less determined than other building tasks by functional requirements, norms, and standards. As a rule, it is free to unfold as pure architecture. Thus in design terms this building... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 79.95
Die Architekten Profile 2009/2010" pr√§sentieren 150 ausgew√§hlte Architekten aus Deutschland, √?sterreich und der Schweiz mit ihren aktuellen Arbeiten und zukunftsweisenden Projekten in den Bereichen Architektur, Innenarchitektur und Landschaftsarchitektur. Durch umfassende Informationen und zahlreiche Farbabbildungen bietet das Buch ein klares Bild... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
Architectural postmodernism had a significant impact on the broader development of postmodern thought: Utopias Ghost is a critical reconsideration of their relationship. Combining discourse analysis, historical reconstruction, and close readings of buildings, projects, and texts from the 1970s and 1980s, Reinhold Martin argues that retheorizing... more...