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  • 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 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...

  • Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in Chinaby Dr Guanghui Ding

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues that the journal has engaged in the presentation and... more...

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstructionby Dr Tino Mager

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far beyond aesthetic considerations. Taking architecture... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading Architectural Historyby Dana Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 57.95

    Architectural history is more than just the study of buildings. Architecture of the past and present remains an essential emblem of a distinctive social system and set of cultural values and as a result it has been the subject of study of a variety of disciplines. But what is architectural history and how should we read it? Reading Architectural... more...

  • Gender Space Architectureby Iain Borden; Barbara Penner; Jane Rendell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and multi-disciplinary texts to direct considerations of gender in relation to particular architectural... more...