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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95
This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the meaning of detail, on the ways in which detail informs... more...
- 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...
- 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 professionhow weight is distributed, how heat flow is regulated, and how light is permitted to enterhas bee more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 60.95
Critical Architecture examines the relationship between critical practice in architecture and architectural criticism. Placing architecture in an interdisciplinary context, the book explores architectural criticism with reference to modes of criticism in other disciplines - specifically art criticism - and considers how critical practice in architecture... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
This book tells the history of the many analogies that have been made between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts, especially buildings. It examines the effects of these analogies on architectural and design theory and considers how recent biological thinking has relevance for design. Architects and designers have... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 70.00
This visually stunning, conceptually rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. Through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects, Tierney explores notions of what the architectural image means today. Within the book's visually imaginative design... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Architecture is often seen as the art of a thinking mind that arranges, organizes and establishes relationships between the parts and the whole. It is also seen as the art of designing spaces, which we experience through movement and use. Conceptual ordering, spatial and social narrative are fundamental to the ways in which buildings are shaped, used... more...