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  • Indispensable Eyesoresby Melanie van der Hoorn

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Feng Shui in Chinese Architectureby Evelyn Lip

    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...

  • The Political Unconscious of Architectureby Professor Nadir Lahiji

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; 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...

  • The Grand Documentationby Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition (1906?1909) through the Chinese Empire and the resulting publications, published in part by De Gruyter. Many of Boerschmann?s sketches, blueprints, and photos... more...

  • Wohnhäuserby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.00

    The intelligent development of new building types is an important task in residential construction. In their typology of residential buildings, the authors have created new systematic presentations of innovative types. Each chapter develops the potential applications and transformations of a particular type of residential dwelling, including... more...

  • On Altering Architectureby Fred Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    Bringing together interior design and architectural theory, this exciting text looks at the common practices of building alteration, reconsidering established ideas and methods, to initiate the creation of a theory of the interior or interventional design. Fred Scott examines in-depth case studies of interventional design from architectural history... more...

  • The Dynamics of Delightby Peter F. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level. In laying the foundations for an appreciation... more...

  • Ethics and the Built Environmentby Warwick Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Much has been written in recent years on environmental ethics relating to the more general 'natural' environment but little specifically written about ethics of the built environment. Ethics and the Built Environment responds to this need and offers a debate on the ethical dimension of building in all its forms from a variety of disciplinary perspectives... more...

  • Design, Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environmentby Tom Collier

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    This second book in the BEST series explores the fundamental generators and contextual issues - philosophical, physical and political - that influence built environments. It draws on international examples to show how societies and cultures in different parts of the world react to similar problems. It contrasts dramatically different types of buildings... more...