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Architectural criticism

  • Architecture in an Age of Uncertaintyby Benjamin Flowers

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    After two decades which saw the construction industry flourish, has come a sudden period of instability, where architecture firms have been jettisoning employees at an unprecedented rate as building projects dry up. This edited volume brings together scholars, critics, and architects to discuss the present state of uncertainty in the practice and discipline... more...

  • Rawby Solveig Bøe; Hege Charlotte Faber; Brit Strandhagen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of ‘raw’ as a focal point, this book provides new approaches to architecture in a broad sense, as well as other aesthetic and artistic practices,... more...

  • Designing for Hopeby Dominique Hes; Chrisna du Plessis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this... more...

  • The Architecture of Useby Stephen Grabow; Kent Spreckelmeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the authors present these from a new perspective, based on... more...

  • Vertical Livingby Julia Gatley; Paul Walker

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realize their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of the capital city of Wellington. More than just an association of architects,... more...

  • Cognitive Architectureby Ann Sussman; Justin B Hollander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In Cognitive Architecture , the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles---Edges Matter,... more...

  • Eco-Architecture Vby C. A. Brebbia; R. Pulselli

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 558.00

    This book contains the proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature.The papers in this book deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation and many others. more...

  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... more...

  • Alvar Aalto ? Das Gesamtwerk / L'?uvre complète / The Complete Workby Karl Fleig; Elissa Aalto

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 350.00

    "With great accomplishment this book succeeds in making tangible the simplicity and unfathomable character of Aalto?s architecture." more...

  • Architectural Temperanceby Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes... more...