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  • The Architecture of Changeby Jerilou Hammett; Maggie Wrigley

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    "The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...

  • The People's Sculptorby John Stansfeld

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52

    Tracing the life and work the life of Scottish sculptor William Lamb (1893 - 1951) this is a story of indomitable will and irrepressible creativity. The son of an alcoholic father and a survivor of the 'lost generation' who came of age in 1914, it was with courage and determination that Lamb overcame the obstacles life put in his path. Traumatised... more...

  • The Politics of Makingby Mark Swenarton; Igea Troiani; Helena Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective. more...

  • Making Etched Metal Jewelryby Kristen Robinson; Ruth Rae

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 26.99

    Copper, brass, and silver! Looking to take your jewelry skills and experience to the next level? With Making Etched Metal Jewelry you will become an alchemist, a magician, a historian, a storyteller.... The rewards of making etched metal jewelry are plenty. There really is no other way to create jewelry that holds such depth, texture, romance... more...

  • Gaudíby Victoria Charles; Zsófia Medgyesy

    Parkstone International 2013; US$ 5.00

    A rendkívül szép fotóanyaggal illusztrált kötet bemutatja a világhír? katalán építész legismertebb munkáit, ugyanakkor olyan, meg nem valósult terveket is tárgyal, amelyek jórészt ismeretlenek az érdekl?d? nagyközönség el?tt. Gaudí életének fontos mozzanatai mellett meg ismertet a korabeli Barcelona társadalmi életével, városfejlesztési terveivel csak... more...

  • In Perfect Timingby Peter Caddy

    Findhorn Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this book, Peter, a master storyteller, takes us on a journey of inspiration, action and spirit. We also participate in his struggles, hardships and initiations, but with Peter, problems and challenges are met head-on with indomitable positive thought and action. His legacy to us all is the knowledge that following our inner guidance -- God's will... more...

  • Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architectureby Ahmad Hamid

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.99

    Hassan Fathy, the Egyptian architect known for his recognition of the potential of vernacular forms as a vital force in contemporary architectural design, sought to integrate the traditions of Islamic art with his modern visions for living. Guided by Fathy?s principles, Ahmad Hamid, an architect who collaborated with Hassan Fathy in the Institute for... more...

  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Architectureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book deals with the history of Persian architecture, its geometry and orientation, architectural and urban functions, and climatic adaptability in Persian vernacular architecture. Not just a reference work, the book also presents theory. The book is written so as to appeal to practicing engineers as well as students and researchers. more...

  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Structureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book describes the construction materials used in Persian heritage structures and the traditional construction technology employed. It also provides structural analysis of architectural heritage, arches, and domes. Serving as a reference work the book will appeal to practising engineers, students and researchers, in the way it presents theory. more...

  • Designing for the Third Ageby Lorraine Farrelly

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can... more...