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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 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 unique... more...

  • SHAPEby LIMIT Architects

    Birkhäuser 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... more...

  • Urbanisation, unlimitedby Johannes Fiedler

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Future Details of Architectureby Mark Garcia

    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...

  • Alvar Aalto ? Das Gesamtwerk / L'?uvre complète / The Complete Workby Karl Fleig; Elissa Aalto

    Birkhäuser 1990; US$ 350.00

    "With great accomplishment this book succeeds in making tangible the simplicity and unfathomable character of Aalto?s architecture." more...

  • Research - Observe - Makeby Michelle Howard

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00

    The publication documents the Research - Observe - Make curriculum of the Construction Material Technology research platform of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. After an introduction and an exposé on theory, the "elements", "space" and "material" projects are introduced. An inspiring compendium with numerous expert contributions and creative... more...

  • The Grand Documentationby Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition (1906?1909) through the Chinese Empire and the resulting publications, published in part by De Gruyter. Many of Boerschmann?s sketches, blueprints, and photos are being... more...

  • Empathic Spaceby Christian Derix; Åsmund Izaki

    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 design... more...

  • Building Shanghaiby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    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...