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  • Feng Shui in Chinese Architectureby Evelyn Lip

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.20

    Feng Shui, literally ‘wind and water’, is a Chinese belief system aimed at finding the most harmonious sites for buildings by taking into account the metaphysical energy flow (qi), the influence of the Five Elements of the cosmos and a complex calculation of time cycles. 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...

  • Immaterial Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 69.95

    This fascinating argument from Jonathan Hill presents the case for the significance and importance of the immaterial in architecture. Architecture is generally perceived as the solid, physical matter that it unarguably creates, but what of the spaces it creates? This issue drives Hill's explorative look at the immaterial aspects of architecture.... 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...

  • Indigenous Modernitiesby Jyoti Hosagrahar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    This book examines how a historic and so-called 'traditional' city quietly evolved into one that was modern in its own terms; in form, use and meaning. Through a focused study of Delhi, the author challenges prevalent assumptions in architecture and urbanism to identify an interpretation of modernism that goes beyond conventional understanding. ... more...

  • Indispensable Eyesoresby Melanie van der Hoorn

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00

    Collapsing concrete colossuses, run-down overgrown skeletons, immutable architectural misfits: the outcasts from our built environment, which we are dying to dispose of - and yet cannot do without - have inspired many ghost stories, crime novels and urban legends. Such narratives reveal the significance of architectural eyesores for the people who... more...

  • Le Corbusierby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of Balthus and Patron Saints ?the first full-scale life of le Corbusier, one of the most influential, admired, and maligned architects of the twentieth century, heralded is a prophet in his lifetime, revered as a god after his death. He was a leader of the modernist movement that sought to... 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...

  • Material Mattersby Katie Lloyd Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 58.95

    Bringing together texts and work by theorists and practitioners who are making material central to their work, this book reflects the diverse areas of inquiry which are expanding current material discourse. Focusing on the cultural, political, economic, technological and intellectual forces which shape material practices in architecture, the contributors... 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...