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  • BIM and Integrated Designby Randy Deutsch

    Wiley 2011; US$ 75.00

    “Ready or not, it’s high time to make BIM a part ofyour practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has asmuch to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of buildinginformation modeling software.” —Chicago Architect The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affectsindividuals and organizations working within... more...

  • Japanese Architecture: A Short Historyby A.L. Sadler; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    This timeless guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture. Pioneering Japanologist A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History... more...

  • Fallout Shelterby David Monteyne

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 84.00

    In 1961, reacting to U.S. government plans to survey, design, and build fallout shelters, the president of the American Institute of Architects, Philip Will, told the organization's members that "all practicing architects should prepare themselves to render this vital service to the nation and to their clients." In an era of nuclear weapons,... more...

  • Losing Siteby Dr Shelley Hornstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    This book addresses the relationship between memory and place and asks how architecture captures and triggers memory. It examines how architecture exists as a physical entity and how it registers as a place that we come to remember, as well as whether it can exist or be found beyond the physical site itself in our recollection of it. more...

  • Impressions of Japanese Architectureby Ralph Adams Cram; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    "The best book on Japanese architecture ever produced by a Westerner." ? The American Architect Japanese architecture is undoubtedly less well known and less appreciated than the architecture of any other civilized nation. Not only this, but it is almost universally misjudged, and while the world has by degrees come to know and admire the pictorial... more...

  • Carbon-Neutral Architectural Designby Pablo M. La Roche

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 115.95

    Buildings and Greenhouse Gas Emissions The Greenhouse Effect Anthropogenic Emissions and Climate Change Effects of Anthropogenic Emissions on Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Buildings Carbon-Counting Tools Comparison of Carbon-Counting Tools References Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design Architectural Design Process Carbon-Neutral... more...

  • Dimensions of Sustainabilityby Andrew MIT Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 115.95

    This illustrated book gives a comprehensive view of _ contemporary ideas, innovations and emerging attitudes to sustainability that emanated from the MIT symposium. 16 leading contributors with demonstrable track records in architectural practice, engineering and academia give their insights into the way we need to think about architecture in... more...

  • The Courts of Pre-Colonial South Indiaby Jennifer Howes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous descriptions of space found in court poetry, vastu shastra and... more...

  • This is Not Architectureby Kester Rattenbury

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 78.95

    This is Not Architecture assembles architectural writers of different kinds - historians, theorists, journalists, computer game designers, technologists, film-makers and architects - to discuss the characteristics, cultures, limitations and bias of the different kinds of media, and to build up an argument as to how this complex culture of representations... more...

  • Moderns Abroadby Mia Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 58.95

    This volume studies the architecture and urbanism of modern-era Italian colonialism (1869-1943) as it sought to build colonies in North and East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Mia Fuller follows, not only the design of the physical architecture, but also the development of colonial design theory, based on the assumptions made about the colonized,... more...