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Architectural criticism

  • Spatial Design Educationby Ashraf M. Salama

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    In this book, design education is dealt with as a paradigm whose evolutionary processes, underpinning theories, contents, methods, tools, are questioned and critically examined. Building on twenty-five years of research and explorations into design pedagogy in architecture and urban design, this book authoritatively offers a critical analysis of a... more...

  • The Architecture of Home in Cairoby Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context... more...

  • Architectural Temperanceby Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes... more...

  • Reckoning with Colin Roweby Emmanuel Petit

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    While the first half of the 20th century in architecture was, to a large extent, characterized by innovations in aesthetics (accompanied by succinct and polemical manifestoes), the post-war decades saw emerge a more refined and intellectual disciplinary framework that eventually metamorphosed into the highly theory-focused moment of the 'postmodern'.... more...

  • Architectural Agentsby Annabel Jane Wharton

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order... more...

  • Architecture's Appealby Marc J. Neveu; Negin Djavaherian

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    This collection of previously unpublished essays from a diverse range of well-known scholars and architects builds on the architectural tradition of phenomenological hermeneutics as developed by Dalibor Veseley and Joseph Rykwert and carried on by David Leatherbarrow, Peter Carl and Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and drawing... more...

  • Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Buildingby Marian Keeler; Bill Burke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.00

    Marian Keeler , Associate AIA, LeEED AP, is a San Francisco-based green building consultant with Simon & Associates and a writer on sustainable buildings. She specialized in green building consulting at SMWM and as an independent consultant. Bill Burke , AIA, is the Architectural Program Coordinator at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco,... more...

  • WBG Architekturgeschichte ? Die Moderne (1800 bis heute)by Christian Freigang; Christian Freigang

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 72.73

    Von der Französischen Revolution bis heute, vom Klassizismus bis zur Postmoderne spannt sich der Bogen dieser Architekturgeschichte. Sie verbindet die Vorstellung prominenter Schlüsselwerke mit einer allgemeinen Charakteristik der historischen und baukünstlerischen Entwicklung. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf Europa, doch kommen auch Beispiele von... more...

  • Architekturfotografieby Adrian Schulz

    dpunkt.verlag 2015; US$ 32.73

    Eine gelungene Architekturaufnahme kann das Aussehen und die Wirkung eines Gebäudes besser transportieren als jedes andere Medium. Doch welche Ausstattung wird dafür benötigt? Was sind die Voraussetzungen für eine gelungene Aufnahme? Warum sieht ein Gebäude auf einem Foto ganz anders aus als in der Realität? Welche Methoden gibt es, die eigenen Aufnahmen... more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...