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  • 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...

  • Future Details of Architectureby Mark Garcia

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50

    Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely 'death of the detail' by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike and active than ever before. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the nano-bio-information-computation consilience,... more...

  • Alvar Aalto ? Das Gesamtwerk / L'?uvre complète / The Complete Workby Karl Fleig; Elissa Aalto

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 350.00

    "With great accomplishment this book succeeds in making tangible the simplicity and unfathomable character of Aalto?s architecture." 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...

  • Vertical Livingby Julia Gatley; Paul Walker

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realize their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of the capital city of Wellington. More than just an association of architects,... more...

  • Architectural Temperance Spain and Rome, 1700-1759by Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...

  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... 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...

  • History of Ottoman Architectureby J. Freely

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 194.00

    This book is a history of the architecture produced in Turkey under the Ottoman Empire. It focuses on extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey, particularly those in Istanbul and the empire’s earlier capitals in Bursa and Edirne. The book begins with a brief history of the Ottoman Empire, followed by an outline of the main features of Ottoman... more...