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  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...

  • Strategies for Sustainable Architectureby Paola Sassi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 99.95

    Provides the reader with a deeper understanding of the design issues involved in delivering sustainable buildings and describes in detail the process of integrating principles into practice. Featuring over 400 illustrations, this highly visual guide will be an invaluable reference. more...

  • Re-forming Britainby Elizabeth Darling

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95

    A study of how architects from the late 1920s onwards sought to establish modernism as the dominant ideology in British architecture and to convert the nation to their ideology. more...

  • Spirit and Placeby Christopher Day

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    Built environment surrounds us for 90% of our lives but only now are we realising its influence on the environment, our health, and how we think, feel and behave both individually and socially. Spirit & Place shows how to work towards a sustainable environment through socially inclusive processes of placemaking, and how to create places that are nourishing... more...

  • 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...

  • Sustainable Urban Housing in Chinaby Leon Glicksman; Lin Juintow

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    There is increasing attention to the need to preserve the global environment. This book summarizes research done in this area based on a number of important collaborative projects in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. It features case studies and recommendations for different approaches to environmentally responsive sustainable building. more...

  • Altering Feminine Practicesby Doina Petrescu

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 59.95

    This volume addresses the question of how interdisciplinary feminist thought and contemporary practice can inform architectural debate on the use and meaning of space. 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...

  • The Practice of Modernismby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects, this new book examines the complex relationship between vision and subsequent practice in the saga of post-war urban reconstruction. 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...