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Architectural criticism

  • 1000 Monuments of Geniusby Christopher E.M. Pearson

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Since the mythical Tower of Babel, humans have continuously tried to erect monuments to match their oversized egos. With ancient ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire State Building, man has for centuries demonstrated his force by raising structures for purposes both religious and profane. As international cultural statements without words, symbols... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Michael Schumacherby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    From the age of just four years old when he became the youngest member of his local karting club, it was clear that Michael Schumacher would be a star. Progressing from Junior German Kart Champion through to becoming the greatest F1 driver the world has ever seen, Michael won legions of fans along the way. This fantastic book contains over one hundred... more...

  • 1922 ? Ausblick auf eine Architekturby Fondation Le Corbusier

    Birkhäuser 2000; US$ 39.00

    In seinem ersten Buch fasst Le Corbusier jene anregenden Aufsätze über Architektur zusammen, die er 1920/22 für die Zeitschrift «Esprit Nouveau» schrieb. Vers une Architecture wurde eines der einflussreichsten und zugleich am wenigsten verstandenen Architekturbücher des 20. Jahrhunderts. more...

  • ADA Essentialsby J. J. Keller

    J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 2014; US$ 229.00

    This manual reviews Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and provides plain-English explanations to help you stay in compliance. Includes changes under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) - effective January 1, 2009. Explains ADA accessibility guidelines related to hiring, training, and compensation. Gives valuable answers and guidance... more...

  • Aalto und Wolfsburgby Susanne Müller

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2008; US$ 47.52

    Außerhalb Finnlands ist Wolfsburg heute weltweit die einzige Stadt, die drei bedeutende Werke des Architekten Alvar Aalto besitzt: das Alvar-Aalto-Kulturhaus (1958-62) und die evangelischen Gemeindezentren Heilig-Geist (1959-61) und Stephanus (1962-68). Erst kurz zuvor hatte er mit dem Apartmenthaus für die INTERBAU 1957 in Berlin sein erstes Gebäude... more...

  • Actions of Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware... more...

  • Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Changeby David Crichton; Fergus Nicol; Sue Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 62.95

    From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present... more...

  • Adolf Loosby Joseph Masheck

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Widely regarded as one of the most significant prophets of modern architecture, Adolf Loos was a celebrity in his own day. His work was emblematic of the turn-of-the-century generation that was torn between the traditional culture of the nineteenth century and the innovative modernism of the twentieth. His essay ?Ornament and Crime? equated superfluous... more...

  • Advanced Analysis and Design for Fire Safety of Steel Structuresby Guoqiang Li; Peijun Wang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 179.00

    Advanced Analysis and Design for Fire Safety of Steel Structures systematically presents the latest findings on behaviours of steel structural components in a fire, such as the catenary actions of restrained steel beams, the design methods for restrained steel columns, and the membrane actions of concrete floor slabs with steel decks. Using a... more...

  • Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering IIby Serge Tichkiewitch; M. Tollenaere; Pascal Ray

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 329.00

    This book presents a selection of papers related to the sixth edition of the International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering. This conference was organized within the framework of the activities of the AIP-PRIMECA network whose main scientific field is integrated design applied to both mechanical engineering... more...