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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Based on many years of personal observation,  Palladio's Children  critically examines the role of the architect as a professional descendent of Palladio, and as an heir to his architectural legacy. Seven innovative and carefully crafted essays explore the widening ideological schism between today?s architects whose core values, identity and education... 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. 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...

  • Measuring Vorticesby Christopher Hight

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    A theoretical history of anthropomorphism and proportion in modern architecture, this volume brings into focus the discourse around proportion with current problems of post-humanism in architecture alongside the new possibilities made available through digital technologies. The book examines how the body and its ordering has served as a central... more...

  • The Evolution of Designsby Philip Steadman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    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...

  • 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 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...