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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 69.33
Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904–1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London in the late 1920s, Luke’s long, prolific and highly successful career in China and Hong Kong offers... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 21.45
Architecture is becoming more global and exchangeable. In surprising collages, SHAPE shows how architecture does not depend on scale or location. Consumer consumption icons are taken out of context and set in landscapes and cityscapes. It suddenly becomes possible to visualize a seemingly natural architectural setting. Rem Koolhaas also... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 96.75
This volume of essays on urbanisation explores core themes such as privatisation and vitality. Using exemplars from places as diverse as Brazil and the Middle East, its post-voluntarist perspective rejects neoliberal and determinist planning traditions. more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97
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...
- Birkhäuser 1990; US$ 268.73
"With great accomplishment this book succeeds in making tangible the simplicity and unfathomable character of Aalto?s architecture." more...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.95
In 2008, the Department of Art and Architecture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts developed a new basis for the architecture curriculum. They created five research platforms: Analogue and Digital Production (ADP), Ecology Sustainability Conservation (ESC), History Theory Criticism (HTC), Geography Landscape Cities (GLC) and Construction... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67
Shanghai's illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city's architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai's uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the AHRA, this volume presents contributions from academics,... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
In recent years, questions of space have gained renewed momentum in architecture and urban design, as adaptation, densification and sustainable regeneration have become an increasing priority. While most computing-based design tends to emphasise the formal aspects of architecture, overlooking space and its users, the ‘original’ computational... more...