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  • Architecture Against the Post-Politicalby Nadir Lahiji

    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...

  • Luke Him Sau, Architectby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • SHAPEby

    Ambra 2014; US$ 28.00

    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 showed how... more...

  • Future Details of Architectureby Mark Garcia

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50

    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...

  • Space, Planning, and Designby Elke Pahl-Weber; Frank Schwartze

    JOVIS Verlag 2014; US$ 21.39

    Im Fokus dieser Veröffentlichung stehen fünf aufstrebende Megastädte und mega-urbane Regionen auf der ganzen Welt. In unterschiedlichen Klimazonen gelegen, von unterschiedlichen ökonomischen Entwicklungsbedingungen und politischen Rahmenbedingungen bestimmt, ist jede der Städte mit unterschiedlichen regionalen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Ausgehend... more...

  • Architekturby Hans Kollhoff

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 12.22

    Die Architektur scheint verzichtbar geworden, sie droht zusehends hinter die Belange von Marketing, Konsumstreben, Entertainment und Investoreninteressen zurückzutreten. Der damit einhergehende Verfall unseres Lebensumfeldes wird von der mehrheit schweigend in Kauf genommen. Sollte Architektur sich zufrieden geben mit der Abbildung der Welt, wie sie... more...

  • Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Centuryby Claire Zimmerman

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 103.00

    One hundred years ago, architects found in the medium of photography?so good at representing a building?s lines and planes?a necessary way to promote their practices. It soon became apparent, however, that photography did more than reproduce what it depicted. It altered both subject and reception, as architecture in the twentieth century was enlisted... more...

  • Wohnen im Alterby Jörg-Rüdiger Sieck

    humboldt 2010; US$ 12.22

    Eigene Wohnung, Seniorendomizil, Wohngemeinschaft oder doch betreutes Wohnen? Heute gibt es viele altersgerechte Wohnformen für die zweite Lebenshälfte. Dieses Buch beschreibt attraktive Modelle, zeigt Vor- und Nachteile und gibt Antworten auf alle wichtigen Fragen. Mit Fragebogen: Was passt zu mir? more...

  • Building Shanghaiby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Transgressionby Louis Rice; David Littlefield

    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... more...