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- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 139.00
Two of the most ambitious religious edifices of the 20th century are the Our Lady of Peace Basilica in the West African country of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not only provides a substantial architectural and pictorial analysis of the buildings themselves. Using these two buildings as case studies, he also investigates... more...
- WIT Press 2006; US$ 330.00
Unlike the mechanistic buildings it replaces, Eco-Architecture is in harmony with nature, including its immediate environs. Decisions have to be taken on ecological grounds concerning locations, siting and orientation, as well as the well-informed choice of materials.Eco-Architecture is by definition inter-disciplinary; it requires the collaboration... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 90.00
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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 59.95
Bringing together a team of leading scholars this book critically examines the important contribution made by eminent cultural and literary critic Fredric Jameson. This book breaks new ground in architectural criticism and offers insights into the interrelationships between politics, culture, space, and architecture. Fredric Jameson himself provides... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 109.95
The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible... more...