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Architectural criticism

  • The Grand Documentationby Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition (1906?1909) through the Chinese Empire and the resulting publications, published in part by De Gruyter. Many of Boerschmann?s sketches, blueprints, and photos... more...

  • Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in Chinaby Dr Guanghui Ding

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues that the journal has engaged in the presentation and... more...

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstructionby Dr Tino Mager

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far beyond aesthetic considerations. Taking architecture... more...

  • Image, Text, Architectureby Dr Robin Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role of journal editors. It covers examples as diverse as an article by British artist Paul Nash in The Architectural Review, 1940, an early project by... more...

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operationsby L. Mahdjoubi; C. A. Brebbia; R. Laing

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 538.00

    The proceedings of the BIM 2015 conference give details of how Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and techniques have fundamentally altered the manner in which modern construction teams operate, the processes through which designs are evolved, and the relationships between conceptual, detail, construction and life cycle stages. more...

  • Design with Climateby Victor Olgyay; Donlyn Lyndon; Victor Olgyay; John Reynolds; Ken Yeang

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting?and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun?presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Architectural History Retoldby Paul Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    How much do you know about Greek architecture? Roman? Gothic? The Renaissance? Modernism? Perhaps more importantly, do you know how these are connected or how one style evolved to become another? Or what happened historically during each of these periods? Architectural History Retold is your roadmap for your journey through architectural history.... more...

  • Enamored with Placeby Wendy Bertrand; Lisa Zure; Ellen Perry Berkeley

    Eye on Place Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Most of us grow, with our struggles and (hopefully) triumphs.Wendy Bertrand tells us how she grew to be firm, outspoken,hard-hitting, and confident. Her story is most certainly a woman’stale, but it will touch all readers. It will invigorate anyone who seeksto remedy the ills and imperfections of our society, our environment,and our professions. more...

  • Stadt und Sicherheitby Felix Hoepner

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Können Architektur und Städtebau zu einer positiven Identitätsbildung und im Weiteren zu Sicherheitserfahrungen und Kriminalprävention beitragen? Felix Hoepner stellt die Herausbildung maßgeblicher und bis in die Gegenwart wirksamer Leitbilder städtischer Architekturen um 1970 dar und geht ihren Wirkungen auf zeitgenössische Diskurse und architekturbezogene... more...

  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Orderby Professor Carroll William Westfall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order... more...