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  • Noise Ordersby David P. Brown

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    In Noise Orders, David Brown locates jazz music within the broad aesthetic, political, and theoretical upheavals of our time, asserting that modern architecture can be strongly influenced by jazz improvisation. Comparing artists and architects with individuals and groups in jazz?including Piet Mondrian and boogie-woogie, John Cage and Rahsaan Roland... more...

  • Reconstructing Architectureby Thomas A. Dutton; Lian Hurst Mann

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00

    The contributors to this volume question architecture?s complicity with the status quo, moving beyond critique to outline the part architects are playing in building radical social movements and challenging dominant forms of power. more...

  • Some Assembly Requiredby Michael Sorkin

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50

    Michael Sorkin is widely hailed as one of the best architecture critics writing today. Iconoclastic and often controversial, he is a witty, entertaining, yet ultimately serious writer. In this new collection, Sorkin reviews the state of contemporary architecture and surveys the dramatic changes in the urban environment of the past decade. From New... more...

  • The Environments of Architectureby Randall Thomas; Trevor Garnham

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions... more...

  • Architecture of Italyby Jean Castex

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00

    Covering all regions of Italy?from Turin's Palace of Labor in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily?and all periods of Italian architecture?from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica apartments built in Milan in the 1930s?this volume examines over 70 of Italy's most important architectural landmarks. Writing... more...

  • Collection - Laboratory - Theaterby Ludger Schwarte; Helmar Schramm; Jan Lazardzig

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 280.00

    This volume launches a new, eight-volume series entitled Theatrum Scientiarum on the history of science and the media which has arisen from the work of the Berlin special research project on "Performative Cultures" under the aegis of the Theatre Studies Department of the Free University. The volume examines the role of space in the constitution of... more...

  • Design Culture in Liverpool 1888-1914by Christopher Crouch

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 72.50

    By the 1930s the Liverpool School of Architecture was the most famous British school of architecture in the world, promoting modern architecture and city planning internationally. This book looks at the cultural environment in Liverpool at the turn of the twentieth century which enabled such an important institution to come to fruition. It examines... more...

  • Marketing Modernismsby Peter Richmond

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 75.00

    Architect, teacher, journalist, town planner and cultural entrepreneur, Sir Charles Reilly (1874–1948) was a leading figure of the early twentieth-century British architectural scene. Marketing Modernisms is the first book to take an in-depth look at Reilly’s career, tracing his evolving architectural ethos via a series of case studies of... more...

  • The Challenge of Changeby D. van den Heuvel; M. Mesman; W. Quist

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 135.00

    Conservation of architecture - and the conversation of modern architecture in particular - has assumed new challenges. Rather than attempting to return a modern building to its resumed original state, the challenge of these proceedings is to revalue the essence of the manifold manifestations of modern architecture and redefine its meanings in a rapidly... more...

  • Building Jaipurby Vibhuti Tillotson; Giles Sachdev

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    An architectural biography of Jaipur, and a concise history of Indian architectural theory over the last 300 years. more...