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  • Leisure Spaceby Paul Hogben; Judith O'Callaghan

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square?s revolving Summit restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in: mid-20th-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space celebrates the architecture and interior design that transformed the city?s hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers,... more...

  • Niche Tacticsby Caroline O'Donnell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment. Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical moments when relationships between architecture... more...

  • Drawing from Practiceby J. Michael Welton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from initial parti to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the creative process in action. The book features... more...

  • Building Acousticsby Marc Asselineau

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Introduction Acoustics Definition of Acoustics Brief History Notions of Levels Notions of Propagation Basics of Sound Insulation and Attenuation Basics of Reverberation Time Notions of Intelligibility Notions of Annoyance and Disturbance Standardization in Acoustics Basics of Regulations Laboratory and In Situ Measurements... more...

  • Learning with Natureby Marina Robb; Victoria Mew; Anna Richardson

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 22.99

    Marina Robb is the founder and managing director of Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC, a leading outdoor organization. She draws upon many years of working with young people of all ages and backgrounds to create unique and fun learning experiences. Victoria Mew founded Cultivating Curiosity, an organization that works outdoors with people of all... more...

  • The Architecture of Home in Cairoby Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context... more...

  • Spatial Design Educationby Ashraf M. Salama

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    In this book, design education is dealt with as a paradigm whose evolutionary processes, underpinning theories, contents, methods, tools, are questioned and critically examined. Building on twenty-five years of research and explorations into design pedagogy in architecture and urban design, this book authoritatively offers a critical analysis of a... more...

  • Architectural Temperanceby Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes... more...

  • Zur Sache des Buchesby Michael Hagner

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 12.70

    Das gedruckte Buch galt lange Zeit unangefochten als das wichtigste Organ geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschung. Doch in den letzten Jahren ist ein ganzes Gefüge von Medien, Werten und Praktiken in Bewegung geraten. Mit den Möglichkeiten digitaler Forschung und Kommunikation sowie Forderungen nach einer Standardisierung von Publikationen wirkt das Schreiben... more...