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Architectural criticism

  • Suspending Modernityby Kay Bea Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Kay Bea Jones’ illuminating study of selected works by Studio Albini will reintroduce his contributions to one of the most productive periods in Italian design. Suspending Modernity follows the evolution of Albini’s most important buildings and projects, even as they reveal his apprehensive attitudes about the modern condition. Albini clarified... more...

  • Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classesby Nnamdi Elleh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates how the architecture of the economically underprivileged classes goes beyond culturally-inspired tectonic interpretations of vernacular traditions... more...

  • A Forgers Progressby Alasdair McGregor

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 29.99

    Talented, well trained and confident in his own abilities and worth, Australia’s first government architect was also hot-headed and tactless. Sentenced to death for forgery, then granted a last-minute reprieve, Francis Greenway was transported to New South Wales in 1814. Within a single eventful decade, Greenway’s and Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s... more...

  • Architecture in an Age of Uncertaintyby Benjamin Flowers

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    After two decades which saw the construction industry flourish, has come a sudden period of instability, where architecture firms have been jettisoning employees at an unprecedented rate as building projects dry up. This edited volume brings together scholars, critics, and architects to discuss the present state of uncertainty in the practice and discipline... more...

  • Rawby Solveig Bøe; Hege Charlotte Faber; Brit Strandhagen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of ‘raw’ as a focal point, this book provides new approaches to architecture in a broad sense, as well as other aesthetic and artistic practices,... more...

  • Architektonische Formenlehreby Günther Binding

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 16.69

    Die ?Architektonische Formenlehre? von Günther Binding gilt längst als Standardwerk. Der Band bietet einen einzigartigen Überblick über die Typen und die Entwicklung der wichtigsten europäischen Bauformen von den Merowingern bis zum 19. Jahrhundert. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Architektur des Kirchenbaus mit Kloster und Hospital. Ein umfassendes Kapitel... more...

  • Designing for Hopeby Dominique Hes; Chrisna du Plessis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this... more...

  • The Architecture of Useby Stephen Grabow; Kent Spreckelmeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the authors present these from a new perspective, based on... more...

  • Vertical Livingby Julia Gatley; Paul Walker

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realize their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of the capital city of Wellington. More than just an association of architects,... more...

  • Cognitive Architectureby Ann Sussman; Justin B Hollander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In Cognitive Architecture , the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles---Edges Matter,... more...