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Architectural criticism

  • Stadtökosystemeby Jürgen Breuste; Stephan Pauleit; Dagmar Haase; Martin Sauerwein; Martin Lay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 44.99

    Dieses Lehrbuch zu Stadtökosystemen beantwortet wichtige Fragen, die sich zum ökologischen Aufbau, zu den Funktionen und zur sozial-ökologischen Entwicklung von Städten weltweit stellen. Ausgehend davon, wie sich Städte heute in einer immer stärker urban werdenden Welt entwickeln, werden ökologische Herausforderungen für Städte des 21. Jahrhunderts... more...

  • Obsolescenceby Daniel M. Abramson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient?and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The... more...

  • Building Modern Turkeyby Zeynep Kezer

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Building Modern Turkey offers a critical account of how the built environment mediated Turkey?s transition from a pluralistic (multiethnic and multireligious) empire into a modern, homogenized nation-state following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. Zeynep Kezer argues that the deliberate dismantling of ethnic and religious... more...

  • Betriebswirtschaftliche Herausforderungen im Planungsbüroby Dietmar Goldammer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 9.99

    DietmarGoldammer zeigt wie sich Architektur- und Ingenieurbüros auf veränderteArbeitswelten, soziale Verantwortung und Nachhaltigkeit als neueHerausforderungen einstellen müssen. Der Autor beschreibt Frühwarnsysteme,Zertifizierungen und neue Organisationsformen, die dabei helfen. Erthematisiert auch, wie die Regelung der Nachfolge des Unternehmers... 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...

  • Untersuchungen zur Resttragfähigkeit von gebrochenen Verglasungenby Johannes Franz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 44.99

    Im vorliegenden Band werden der Through-Cracked-Bending (TCB) Test und der Through-Cracked-Tensile (TCT) Test als zentrale Prüfmethoden zur Beurteilung des Resttragverhaltens von Verbundgläsern wie VSG und TVG beschrieben. Beide ermöglichen eine Klassifizierung der Zwischenschicht von VSG über den Vergleich mit der im Bauwesen üblicherweise verwendeten... more...

  • Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in Chinaby Dr Guanghui Ding

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues that the journal has engaged in the presentation and... more...

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstructionby Dr Tino Mager

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far beyond aesthetic considerations. Taking architecture... more...

  • Image, Text, Architectureby Dr Robin Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role of journal editors. It covers examples as diverse as an article by British artist Paul Nash in The Architectural Review, 1940, an early project by... more...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own... more...