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  • The Eyes of the Skinby Juhani Pallasmaa

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically,... more...

  • Traditional Japanese Architectureby Mira Locher; Kengo Kuma; Ben Simmons

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    hick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats?each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In Traditional Japanese Architecture , author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism... more...

  • The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume IIby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication . Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics... more...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own... more...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Architecte et designer barcelonais, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) occupe une large place dans l?histoire de l?art espagnol. L?usage de la couleur, l?emploi de différents matériaux et l?introduction du mouvement dans ses constructions furent une innovation dans le domaine de l?architecture. Il laissa dans ses carnets de nombreuses réflexions à propos de... more...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), Architekt und Künstler aus Barcelona, nimmt einen bedeutenden Platz in der Geschichte der spanischen Gegenwartskunst ein. Sein Umgang mit Farbe, die Verwendung verschiedener Materialien und die Einführung von Bewegung in seine Konstruktionen sind Innovationen auf dem Gebiet der Architektur. Antoni Gaudí hat in seinen Notizbüchern... more...

  • Introduction to Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; James F. Eckler

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00

    A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from... more...

  • Methoden der Standortanalyseby Matthias Ottmann; Hans-Dieter Haas; Stephan Lifka

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 18.40

    Worauf muss man achten, wenn man eine Standortanalyse durchführen möchte? Wie kann man Standortfaktoren gewichten und bewerten? Das vorliegende Buch beantwortet Fragen wie diese und bietet eine branchenübergreifende Anleitung für das systematische Bearbeiten von Standortentscheidungen. Der Aufbau orientiert sich am Ablauf einer Standortanalyse und... more...

  • The Art of Japanese Architectureby David Young; Michiko Young; Tan Hong Yew

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    The Art of Japanese Architecture explores the simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and use of natural materials that are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. These elements are explored and clarified in this cultural and historical overview of the rapidly changing world of Japanese architecture. Beginning with a discussion... more...

  • Burmese Design & Architectureby John Falconer; Elizabeth Moore; Alfred Birnbaum; Daniel Hahrs; Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 34.95

    Burmese design, heavily influenced by its proximity to China and India, is a many-layered thing, interwoven with spiritual, religious and political messages. Burmese Design & Architecture takes an in-depth look at the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to both religious and secular architecture. With over 500 full-color photographs... more...