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  • 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...

  • Environment and Childrenby Christopher Day; Anita Midbjer

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    How does the built environment affect children - their health, their behaviour, education and development? To support them, what do we need to consider and what do we need to do? Can our surroundings foster environmental and social awareness and responsibility? Based on Christopher Day's experiences designing schools and early childhood centres in... 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...

  • Critical Architectureby Jane Rendell; Jonathan Hill; Mark Dorrian; Murray Fraser

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95

    Critical Architecture examines the relationship between critical practice in architecture and architectural criticism. more...

  • Measuring Vorticesby Christopher Hight

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    A theoretical history of anthropomorphism and proportion in modern architecture, challenging the concepts and categories of architectural history and placing the current debates into a broader cultural and technological context. more...

  • The Evolution of Designsby Philip Steadman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    The Evolution of Designs tells the history of the many analogies that have been made, since the end of the eighteenth century, between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts ? especially buildings. 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...

  • Abstract Spaceby Therese Tierney

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    This rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. more...

  • Material Mattersby Katie Lloyd Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 58.95

    This book examines the use of materials in architecture, considering their meaning, implications, influences and practical use, going beyond a simple technical view to discover the forces that shape 'the stuff of building'. more...

  • Architecture and Narrativeby Sophia Psarra

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Conceptual ordering, spatial and social narrative are fundamental to the ways in which buildings are shaped, used and perceived. This intriguing book explores the ways in which these three dimensions interact in the design and life of buildings. more...