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Architectural criticism

  • Design with Climateby Victor Olgyay; Donlyn Lyndon; Victor Olgyay; John Reynolds; Ken Yeang

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting?and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun?presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Stadt und Sicherheitby Felix Hoepner

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Können Architektur und Städtebau zu einer positiven Identitätsbildung und im Weiteren zu Sicherheitserfahrungen und Kriminalprävention beitragen? Felix Hoepner stellt die Herausbildung maßgeblicher und bis in die Gegenwart wirksamer Leitbilder städtischer Architekturen um 1970 dar und geht ihren Wirkungen auf zeitgenössische Diskurse und architekturbezogene... 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...

  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Orderby Professor Carroll William Westfall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order... more...

  • The Design of Frontier Spacesby Assoc Prof Carolyn Loeb; Professor Andreas Luescher; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in which distinctive architectural, graphic, and other design elements are deployed to signal the nature of the space and to guide, if not actually... more...

  • Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstrationby Dr Roger Samuel Ridgway; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Marco Frascari believed that architects should design thoughtful buildings capable of inspiring their inhabitants to have pleasurable and happy lives. A visionary Italian architect, academic and theorist, Frascari is best-known for his extraordinary texts, which explore the intellectual, theoretical and practical substance of the architectural discipline.... more...

  • 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...