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- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 109.00
Two of the most ambitious religious edifices of the 20th century are the Our Lady of Peace Basilica in the West African country of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not only provides a substantial architectural and pictorial analysis of the buildings themselves. Using these two buildings as case studies, he also investigates... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
For more than twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Kamin treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Terror and Wonder... more...
- WIT Press 2011; US$ 194.00
This book is a history of the architecture produced in Turkey under the Ottoman Empire. It focuses on extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey, particularly those in Istanbul and the empires earlier capitals in Bursa and Edirne. The book begins with a brief history of the Ottoman Empire, followed by an outline of the main features of Ottoman... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 75.00
“Ready or not, it’s high time to make BIM a part ofyour practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has asmuch to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of buildinginformation modeling software.” —Chicago Architect The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affectsindividuals and organizations working within... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 84.00
In 1961, reacting to U.S. government plans to survey, design, and build fallout shelters, the president of the American Institute of Architects, Philip Will, told the organization's members that "all practicing architects should prepare themselves to render this vital service to the nation and to their clients." In an era of nuclear weapons,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
"The best book on Japanese architecture ever produced by a Westerner." ? The American Architect Japanese architecture is undoubtedly less well known and less appreciated than the architecture of any other civilized nation. Not only this, but it is almost universally misjudged, and while the world has by degrees come to know and admire the pictorial... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...
- CRC Press 2011; US$ 109.95
The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95
This volume presents the discipline?s best thinking on sustainability in written, drawn, and built form, drawing on over fifteen years of peer-reviewed essays and national design awards published by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Providing a primer on sustainability, useful to teachers and students alike, the selected... more...