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  • Architecture & Culture SHARRby Adam Sharr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • The Territories of Identityby Soumyen Bandyopadhyay; Guillermo Garma Montiel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The expedited globalised process of exchange and new forms of cultural production have transformed old established notions of identity, calling into question their conceptual foundations. This book explores the spatial and representational dimension of this phenomenon, by addressing how the reshaping of the key themes of place, architecture and memory... 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...

  • The Elements of Architectureby Scott Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The Elements of Architecture is a clear and well structured introduction to sustainable architecture, which concentrates on general principles to make an accessible and comprehensive primer for undergraduate students. The author takes a fresh and logical approach, focusing on the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants... more...

  • Mapping the Emergence of the Global Architectby Michael Jenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • Future Practiceby Rory Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • What is Architecture?by Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Architecture can influence the way we feel, and can help us along as we go about our lives, or sabotage our habitual ways of doing things. The essays collected here challenge, and help to define a view of architecture which ranges from the minimal domesticity of Diogenes' barrel, to the exuberant experiments of the contemporary avant-garde. There are... more...

  • Gender Studies in Architecture: Space, Power and Differenceby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • FRAMING PLACES 2E DOVEYby Kim Dovey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities. These... more...

  • Doing Disability Differentlyby Jos Boys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability ? and ability ? as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working... more...