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  • 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...

  • Understanding Sustainable Architectureby Helen Bennetts; Antony Radford; Terry Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95

    Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual... 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...

  • The Transparent Stateby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    Examining the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, this book   questions the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy. The Transparent State... more...

  • Modern Architectural Theoryby Harry Francis Mallgrave

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development. more...

  • Environmentally Sustainable Buildingsby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 67.00

    Building is an important but poorly explored part of sustainable development. The building sector has major impacts not only on economic and social life, but also on the natural and built environment. Various building activities, such as the design, construction, use, refurbishment and demolition of buildings, directly and indirectly affect the environmental... more...

  • Architecture, Animal, Humanby Catherine T. Ingraham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 63.95

    This book looks at specific instances in the Renaissance, Enlightenment and our own time when architectural ideas and ideas of biological life come into close proximity with each other. These convergences are fascinating and complex, offering new insights into architecture and its role. Establishing architecture as a product of the ascendancy of the... more...

  • Site Mattersby Carol Burns; Andrea Kahn

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    One of the trends in twentieth century architecture and planning has been to denigrate and ignore the site, or larger context (both physical and social), surrounding a building or set of buildings. Focussing on Le Corbusier's designs, Site Matters presents that first considered theory and vocabulary for the inevitable reaction against Modernism in... more...

  • Gottfried Semper and the Problem of Historicismby Mari Hvattum

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 106.00

    Using key texts by Gottfried Semper, Mari Hvattum offers a reinterpretation of historicism. more...

  • Understanding Architectureby Hazel Conway; Rowan Roenisch

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration... more...