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  • Crisis of the Objectby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 104.95

    This excellent contribution to current architectural theory/history debates provides a critical analysis of three contemporary architects, which combines with a vigorously held theoretical position to question the state of contemporary architecture. more...

  • Palladio's Childrenby N.J. Habraken; Jonathan Teicher

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    This new work from a recognized authority comprises a series of essays involving the persona of the architect, the structure of everyday environment and the role of the architect's work. 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...

  • Le Corbusier in Detailby Flora Samuel

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...