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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject ? such as tectonics, use, and site ? as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95
This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
This is the first writing reference book for designers. Whether you're an architect, landscape architect, interior designers, or an industrial designer How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design. Authors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron present typical writing assignments and explain principles of effective writing by... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.00
This book sets out the essential activities and inter-relationships involving the client organization and multi-disciplinary design team as they progress through each phase of the job. It guides the client through the preliminary steps needed to start up work; seeking out and appraising a site, studying the feasibility of all ideas and proposals,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00
Bio-Architecture studies the natural principles of animal and human constructions from several different perspectives, and presents a great part of the knowledge that gives origin and shape to built form. Organic architecture offers a design approach arising from natural principles, bringing us back to local history, tradition, and cultural roots... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
An invaluable tool for the architect, artist and graphic designer, `Design Drawing Techniques' shows how each element of an orthographic or perspective drawing can be produced in a variety of ways. Enriched with details culled from the work of successful and well known architects, this book provides a much needed alternative to existing texts. more...
- IOS Press 2008; US$ 84.00
First of all, this book is intended to give the reader a simple introduction to the Urban Decision Room (UDR) system in definitions and diagrams. Second, it demonstrates the model-based construction of the system in terms of urban planning. Third, it focu more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Focusing on England between 1935 and 1959, this book examines a selected group of innovative buildings and environments that were designed for children or addressed their needs, such as playgrounds, schools, community centres, hospitals, dwellings and neighbourhoods. It identifies the new aesthetic and spatial order permeating the environments of childhood,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 89.95
This collection of essays reveals a deep alliance between architecture and the performing arts, uncovering its roots in ancient stories, and tracing a continuous tradition of thought that emerges in contemporary practice. With fresh insight, the authors ask how buildings perform with people as partners, rather than how they look as formal compositions.... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00
Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940 reconstitutes the built environment of Berlin during the period of its classical modernity using over two hundred contemporary texts, virtually all of which are published in English translation for the first time. They are from the pens of those who created Berlin as one of the world?s great cities and those who observed... more...