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  • 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...

  • History of Ottoman Architectureby J. Freely

    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 empire’s 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...

  • BIM and Integrated Designby Randy Deutsch

    Wiley 2011; US$ 75.00

    “Ready or not, it’s high time to make BIM a part of your practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has as much to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of building information modeling software.” —Chicago Architect The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working... more...

  • Japanese Architecture: A Short Historyby A.L. Sadler; Mira Locher

    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...

  • Fallout Shelterby David Monteyne

    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...

  • The Political Unconscious of Architectureby Professor Nadir Lahiji

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 59.95

    Bringing together a team of leading scholars this book critically examines the important contribution made by eminent cultural and literary critic Fredric Jameson. This book breaks new ground in architectural criticism and offers insights into the interrelationships between politics, culture, space, and architecture. Fredric Jameson himself provides... more...

  • Impressions of Japanese Architectureby Ralph Adams Cram; Mira Locher

    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...

  • Carbon-Neutral Architectural Designby Pablo M. La Roche

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 115.95

    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...

  • Dimensions of Sustainabilityby Andrew MIT Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 115.95

    This illustrated book gives a comprehensive view of _ contemporary ideas, innovations and emerging attitudes to sustainability that emanated from the MIT symposium. 16 leading contributors with demonstrable track records in architectural practice, engineering and academia give their insights into the way we need to think about architecture in... more...