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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95
Architectural Design and Ethics offers both professional architects and architecture students a theoretical base and numerous suggestions as to how we might rethink our responsibilities to the natural world and design a more sustainable future for ourselves. As we find ourselves on the steep slope of several exponential growth curves ? in global... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of housing prices, all stem from what author Thomas Fisher... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99
In this new Architecture Brief, Ethics for Architects , Thomas Fisher presents fifty case studies representing a broad range of ethical dilemmas facing today's architects, from questions regarding which clients to work for, to the moral imperatives of reclaiming building materials for construction instead of sending them to landfills. This timely... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available
Envisioning what we need, when it doesn?t yet exist: this, Thomas Fisher tells us, is what design does. And if what we need now is a better world?functioning schools, working infrastructure, thriving cities?why not design one? Fisher shows how the principles of design apply to services and systems that seem to evolve naturally, systems whose failures... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00
In the Scheme of Things looks at architecture?s need to respond creatively and meaningfully to the extraordinary changes affecting the profession now. In each of the twelve essays that comprise this timely volume, Fisher addresses issues of vital concern to architects and students, offering hard-hitting criticism and proposing innovative and practical... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 40.00
"Even though it's bold, it doesn't shout at you," David Salmela says of the silvery house he designed for a woodsy setting in Deephaven, Minnesota. "It's not a barking dog. It's a resting, very gentle animal." The American Institute of Architects, conferring its 2008 Housing Award, was more direct: the house was,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 105.00
Salmela Architect showcases twenty-six completed buildings and sixteen current projects in lavish color photographs and architectural drawings of one of America's leading ?critical regionalist? architects, enabling readers to get a sense of the practicality, ethnicity, and playfulness in David Salmela's work. Architecture critic Thomas Fisher... more...
- Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99
A visionary survey of urbanism from the Middle Ages to the late 1930s, with a new introduction by Thomas Fisher Considered among the greatest works of Lewis Mumford?a prolific historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and longtime architecture critic for the New Yorker?The Culture of Cities is a call for communal action to ?rebuild... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 74.99 US$ 64.49
For the most part, groups and nations have blamed competition for scarce and coveted resources as an important source of conflict, claiming that resolution depends on mutual agreement concerning how to divide these resources. The present volume focuses on the removal of psychological barriers (e.g., lack of trust, feelings of victimization, perceived... more...
- Pearson Education 2008; US$ 19.99
Stop dreading Monday morning! Wherever you work, whatever you do, you can make your work life more fulfilling, more joyful...and it starts right here, right now, with this book. You?re holding the first practical, start-to-finish program for transforming your work life: all the tools, tricks, ideas, examples, and proven research you need to make... more...