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Architectural criticism

  • Occupation: ruin, repudiation, revolutionby Assoc Prof Dianne Smith; Dr Lynn Churchill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bringing together an international range of contributors from the fields of practice, theory and history, this book takes a fresh look at occupation. It argues that occupation is a prospect that begins with ruin--a residue from the past, an implied or even a resounding presence of something previous that holds the potential for transformation. This... more...

  • Styria Media Center Grazby Judith Eiblmayr; Walter Titz; Markus Mair

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 49.00

    The spectacular office tower Styria Media Center, designed by architects Hermann Eisenköck and Herfried Peyker (ArchitekturConsult), opened in 2015. The heart of the building is a large integrated newsroom with an area of 3,200 m2. The building will form a new urban landmark for the city of Graz and beyond. The book documents the design... more...

  • Die Stadtby Elisabeth Lichtenberger

    Primus Verlag 2015; US$ 45.01

    Elisabeth Lichtenberger gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Entwicklung, Funktion und Gestalt der Stadt sowie ihre Zukunftsperspektiven. Sie zeigt, dass sich Städte mit der Abfolge politischer Systeme tiefgreifend ändern. Dabei gilt ihr Blick insbesondere der Stadtentwicklung des 20. Jahrhunderts. An zahlreichen, gut illustrierten Beispielen... more...

  • Echoes in Perspective-Essays on Architectureby Daniel Pavlovits

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A political voice to architecture and the architecture profession. more...

  • Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritreaby Dr Sean Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea offers a critical assessment of architecture and urbanism constructed in Eritrea during the Italian colonial period spanning from 1890-1941. Drawing together imperial projects, modernist aesthetics, and fascist motives, the book examines how the merger of these three significant influences... 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... more...

  • UAE and the Gulfby George Katodrytis; Kevin Mitchell

    Wiley 2015; US$ 41.50

    At the end of the 20th century, Dubai attracted international media attention as the world sought to make sense of the city’s extraordinary growth. Exuberant projects such as the Burj Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Islands attracted investment in dreams to transform the region. While the global financial crisis kept dreams from becoming... more...

  • Phenomenologies of the Cityby Dr Henriette Steiner; Dr Maximilian Sternberg; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture brings architecture and urbanism into dialogue with phenomenology. Phenomenology has informed debate about the city from social sciences to cultural studies. Within architecture, however, phenomenological inquiry has been neglecting the question of the city. Addressing... more...

  • Wohnhäuserby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.00

    The intelligent development of new building types is an important task in residential construction. In their typology of residential buildings, the authors have created new systematic presentations of innovative types. Each chapter develops the potential applications and transformations of a particular type of residential dwelling, including... more...

  • Altruism by Designby Adam R. Wilmes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer ? whether a student or practicing professional ? for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities, opportunities, and benefits of creating architecture that... more...