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  • Devanthéry & Lamunièreby Joseph Abram

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 65.00

    Dieser Band präsentiert und dokumentiert die letzten 15 realisierten Bauten und eine Auswahl von 12 Projekten des Büros Devanthéry und Lamunière, u.a. die rechtswissenschaftliche Bibliothek Fleuret in Lausanne, die psychiatrische Klinik in Yverdon, das Hotel Guisan in Bern und die Villa Beck in Rolle. In ihren Werken bringen die beiden Schweizer... more...

  • Future Practiceby Rory Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Designers around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education,... more...

  • Reading Architecture and Cultureby Adam Sharr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details, and the documents used to make them, can be read closely... more...

  • Organizing for Changeby Michael Shamiyeh; DOM Research Laboratory

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 52.00

    With the rise of the global economy and the increasing interconnectedness of all fields, architects find themselves confronted with new tasks and fields of activity – the profession is in flux. Renowned international experts from Europe and the United States discuss this development in twenty-five technical papers: What competences do architects... more...

  • Architectural Design Proceduresby Arthur Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explains how architects obtain and administer work from the moment the contract is signed, to the handing over of the finished building to the client and is an indispensible guide to all architecture students. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It now includes significant additions to the section on design constraints,... more...

  • The Architecture of Richter & Dahl Rochaby Jorge Francisco Liernur

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 62.00

    The Argentine architect Ignacio Dahl Rocha and the Swiss architect Jacques Richter have been regarded as prominent champions of an elegant brand of modernity at least since their design of the Espacité Tower on Place Le Corbusier in La Chaux-de-Fonds and their renovation of Jean Tschumi’s Nestlé corporate headquarters on the shores of Lake Geneva.... more...

  • Italyby Diane Ghirardo

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Packed in its dense, historic city centers, Italy holds some of the most prized architecture and art in the world, with which planners and politicians have had to negotiate as they struggle to cope with massive migration from the countryside to the city. Early modern architecture coincided with a sustained drive to transform a country that was still... more...

  • Turkeyby Sibel Bozdogan; Esra Akcan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Turkey: Modern Architectures in History offers a journey through the iconic buildings of Turkey that begins with the end of World War I, when the new Turkish Republic was born out of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, includes its democratization in the midst of the Cold War’s competing ideologies, and concludes with the present day, in which... more...

  • What is Architectural History?by Andrew Leach

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be... more...

  • Towards Universalityby Richard Padovan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book examines the philosophical foundations of their work,... more...