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  • 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...

  • Taking Shape: A New Contract Between Architecture and Natureby Susannah Hagan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 52.95

    'Taking Shape' explores the evolution of scientific and academic theories that have resulted in the concept of sustainability. Susannah Hagan uses this as a basis to argue for developments in the future and argues that these theories are not 'just an intellectual and aesthetic regression' as they are often perceived to be. By focusing on the impact... more...

  • Architecture and the Urban Environmentby Derek Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    This well illustrated text forms a critical appraisal of the place and direction of architecture and urban design in a new world order at the start of the 21st century. The book defines architectural and environmental goals for the New Age by analysing recent contemporary work for its responsiveness to important social and environmental issues and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Inhabiting the Doubled Interiorby Charles Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 69.95

    The first book to study the interior as a specific concept, this fresh new interpretation of a contemporary situation brings together an eclectic and novel array of historical and theoretical material in a wide-ranging account of the domestic interior. more...