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- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 84.00
In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York Citys historic preservation movement. As Randall Mason reveals, however, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development of New York since the 1890s, when the citys leading politicians, planners, and architects... more...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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
This timeless guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture. Pioneering Japanologist 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... 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...