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  • The Seven Lamps of Architectureby John Ruskin

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    In August of 1848, John Ruskin and his new bride visited northern France, for the gifted young critic wished to write a book that would examine the essence of Gothic architecture. By the following April, the book was finished. Titled The Seven Lamps of Architecture, it was far more than a treatise on the Gothic style; instead, it elaborated Ruskin?s... more...

  • German Architecture for a Mass Audienceby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany's most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture (3 Volume Set)by R. Stephen Sennott

    Fitzroy Dearborn 2004; US$ 805.00

    Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture profiles the century's architectural achievements, examining building materials and technologies, planning, building types, schools and movements, and critics and historians. more...

  • Negotiating Domesticityby Hilde Heynen; Gülsüm Baydar

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    In the home the intricate relations between architecture, gender and domesticity become visible.  Negotiating Domesticity  investigates the many and complex themes evoked by the interconnections between these terms. Topics covered include famous as well as less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological,... more...

  • Narrating Architectureby James Madge; Andrew Peckham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 62.95

    This anthology brings together the best and most interesting papers from the first ten years of The Journal of Architecture , published together for the first time in a single volume. Covering a wide range of topics of central importance to architecture today, the papers also address the related topics to which architecture and architectural studies... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Featsby Donald Langmead; Christine Garnaut

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 99.00

    Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present. From the majesty of the Parthenon to the mystery of Easter Island to the mastery of the German Autobahn, man has put an indelible footprint on our planet. more...

  • Managing Quality in Architectureby Charles Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 78.95

    This handbook addresses the question of how best to manage quality in architecture for the mutual benefit of design practices and their clients. Based on research from the last two decades, it explores the general principles, tools and techniques that can be adapted to the unique culture of any design practice. The book addresses all aspects of quality... more...

  • In the Scheme of Thingsby Thomas R. Fisher

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00

    In the Scheme of Things looks at architecture?s need to respond creatively and meaningfully to the extraordinary changes affecting the profession now. In each of the twelve essays that comprise this timely volume, Fisher addresses issues of vital concern to architects and students, offering hard-hitting criticism and proposing innovative and practical... more...

  • St. Paul’s Architectureby Jeffrey A. Hess; Paul Clifford Larson

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    From the grand boulevard of Summit Avenue to the gleaming State Capitol, St. Paul's Architecture presents more than 225 notable surviving buildings and the history of several neighborhoods in the city. With historical photographs and illustrations, this engaging book is a valuable resource not only for those interested in architectural heritage... more...

  • Mechanics and Meaning in Architectureby Lance LaVine

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 90.00

    In Mechanics and Meaning in Architecture, Lance LaVine shows that in architecture, as practiced and taught today, the technological aspect of the profession—how weight is distributed, how heat flow is regulated, and how light is permitted to enter—has bee more...