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  • The Australian Uglinessby Robin Boyd; Christos Tsiolkas

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 12.95

    Brilliant, witty, scathing, The Australian Ugliness is the classic postwar account of Australian society, how we live in the environments we create, and the consequences of our failure to think about how we live. more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theoryby Greig Crysler; Stephen Cairns; Hilde Heynen

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 52.00

    Now available in paperback, this is a cutting edge, detailed and comprehensive exploration of architectural theory. Its focus on interdisplinarity and cross-cultural ties ensures the discipline's relationship with the social sciences is fully explored. more...

  • Salmela Architectby Thomas Fisher; David Salmela; Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

    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...

  • Emerging Landscapesby Davide Deriu; Krystallia Kamvasinou; Eugenie Shinkle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Drawing on the synergies between the fields of architecture and photography, this collection takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining practice-based research with scholarly essays. It explores and critically reassesses the interface between representation - the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment - and production - the physical... more...

  • Constructing the Colonized Landby Izumi Kuroishi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Examining colonized cities in East Asia, this book brings together a range of different perspectives across both space and time. European, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese discourses are examined, with a range of complementary and conflicting views on the design of urban and architectural forms; the political, institutional, religious and economical... more...

  • Mapping the Global Architect of Alterityby Michael Jenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Due to globalization, cultural spaces are now developing with no tangible connection to geographical place. The territorial logic traditionally used to underpin architecture and envision our built environment is being radically altered, forcing the adoption of a new method of conceptualizing space/geography and what constitutes architectural practice.... more...

  • Gender Studies in Architectureby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...

  • Die kurfürstlichen Marmorkamine des 18. Jahrhunderts im Schloss Augustusburg in Brühlby Ilona Glade

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    24 stattliche Marmorkamine zieren die fünf Appartements des Schlosses Augustusburg in Brühl. In einer reich bebilderten und detailreichen Studie stellt Ilona Glade diese Kamine vor und betrachtet sie aus kunsthistorischer und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Die im 18. Jahrhundert entstandenen Marmorverkleidungen der Kamine wurden nach Bedürfnissen... more...

  • New Waterscapesby Herbert Dreiseitl

    Springer 2005; US$ 83.95

    Attractive international projects with, by and in water. After decades of being banished from residential areas, water is now becoming an increasingly significant feature in urban design. Whether it is the integration of natural water courses into the built environment rainwater management, the incorporation of water elements in urban areas for climatic... more...

  • Evidenceby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Once a crime has been committed, police search for evidence to identify, catch, and convict the perpetrators. This new title examines different types of evidence, how police identify and use them, and how that evidence is then applied in court. Evidence also looks at how key types of evidence have affected real-life criminal cases, the increasing role... more...