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  • Architecture of Italyby Jean Castex

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 83.00

    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...

  • Colonial Modernitiesby Peter Scriver; Vikramaditya Prakash

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    A carefully crafted selection of essays from international experts, this book explores the effect of colonial architecture and space on the societies involved – both the colonizer and the colonized. Focusing on British India and Ceylon, the essays explore the discursive tensions between the various different scales and dimensions of such 'empire-building'... more...

  • The Green Braidby Kim Tanzer; Rafael Longoria

    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...

  • 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...

  • Frank Lloyd Wrightby Robert McCarter

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    Kenneth Bendiner journeys from the Renaissance to the present day—through the works of artists from Rembrandt to Manet to Warhol—to make the case that, though understudied, paintings of food are so important that they should be considered a separate classification of art, a genre unto themselves. more...

  • Nothingness: Tadao Ando's Christian Sacred Spaceby Jin Baek

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    Based around an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of nothingness on Ando’s Christian architecture, and sheds new light on the cultural significance of the buildings of one of the world’s leading contemporary architects. Specifically, this book situates Ando’s churches, particularly his world-renowned... more...

  • Precedents in Zero-Energy Designby Michael Zaretsky

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    ‘Michael Zaretsky’s Precedents in Zero-Energy Desig n is such an important book … it will help readers recognize that design comes before technology – and renewable energy systems alone can’t solve the problems we face’ –   John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project Director, University of Virginia The world is... more...

  • Architecture and Power in Africaby Nnamdi Elleh

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 64.00

    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...

  • Third World Modernismby Duanfang Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This set of essays brings together studies that challenge interpretations of the development of modernist architecture in Third World countries during the Cold War. The topics look at modernism’s part in the transnational development of building technologies and the construction of national and cultural identity. Architectural modernism is far more... more...