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  • Re-Forming Britainby Elizabeth Darling

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95

    Re-forming Britain considers the nature and practice of architectural modernism in inter-war Britain in a new light. Bringing hitherto little considered protagonists and projects to the fore, it argues that rather than being an imported idiom, the new architecture in Britain formed part of an ongoing attempt to make a modern nation. Spanning... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Altering Feminine Practicesby Doina Petrescu

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 59.95

    This collection of essays addresses and defines the state of contemporary theories and practices of space: it is concerned with the growing importance of technology and communications, the effects of globalization and the change of social demands. Within the current urban and geopolitical contexts, it addresses the emergence of new social and political... more...

  • The Practice of Modernismby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    In this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design. Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the time, this new book examines the complex relationship... 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...

  • Reflections on Span & Spaceby Bjørn Normann Sandaker

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    In this richly illustrated book with many practical examples, Bjorn Sandaker provides readers with a better understanding of the relationship between technology and architecture. As an experienced teacher and writer, Sandaker offers a well-founded aesthetic theory to support the understanding and evaluation of a structure's form and design, examining... more...