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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Words Between the Spacesby Deborah Cameron; Thomas A. Markus

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    Using language - speaking and understanding it - is a defining ability of human beings, woven into all human activity. It is therefore inevitable that it should be deeply implicated in the design, production and use of buildings. Building legislation, design guides, competition and other briefs, architectural criticism, teaching and scholarly material,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Transparent Stateby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    Do open societies need transparent architecture? Does transparent architecture help make an open society? This book examines German culture's on-going relationship with Transparency, a relationship which culminates in the new Reichstag building. more...

  • Modern Architectural Theoryby Harry Francis Mallgrave

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Architectureby Hazel Conway; Rowan Roenisch

    Routledge 1994; US$ 44.95

    This remarkable book is the first comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history. Introducing issues of urbanism, feminism and ethnicity, it covers concerns which are at the forefront of current architectural debate. more...