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  • The Memory Palaceby Edward Hollis

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00

    The rooms we live in are always more than just four walls. As we decorate these spaces and fill them with objects and friends, they shape our lives and become the backdrop to our sense of self. One day, the houses will be gone, but even then, traces of the stories and the memories they contained will remain. In this dazzling work of imaginative re-construction,... more...

  • Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restorationby Lesley Durbin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies,... more...

  • Translucent Building Skinsby Scott Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Exploring the design of innovative building enclosure systems (or skins) in contemporary architecture and their precedents in earlier twentieth century modern architecture, this book examines the tectonics, the history and the influence of translucency as a defining characteristic in architecture. Highly illustrated throughout with drawings and full... more...

  • Fassadenby Ulrich Knaack; Tillmann Klein; Marcel Bilow; Thomas Auer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 49.00

    Dieses Buch zeigt die Prinzipien des Fassadenaufbaus auf. Die wichtigsten Typen wie Pfosten-Riegel-Fassade, Vorhangfassade, Elementfassade, Doppel- und Komponentenfassade werden vorgestellt und ihre Anforderungen an Entwurf und Konstruktion verdeutlicht. Zeichnungen erläutern die Prinzipien der einzelnen Fassadentypen und veranschaulichen... more...

  • Doorwayby Simon Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Though we may take them for granted, doorways impinge on our lives in many ways. Their powers are even richer and more varied than those of the wall. They can change the ways we behave, and alter how we see our surroundings. They challenge us and protect our territories. They punctuate our experiences as we move from place to place. They set the geometry... more...

  • Ornamentby Antoine Picon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    Antoine Picon is the G Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Co-Director of Doctoral Programs at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). He is also Director of Research at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris. He has published numerous books and articles mostly dealing with the complementary... more...

  • Architectural Detailingby Edward Allen; Patrick Rand

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    EDWARD ALLEN, FAIA , has been a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has frequently lectured and taught at other institutions across the United States over the past thirty years. He is the bestselling author of The Architect's Studio Companion, Shaping Structures: Statics, Fundamentals of Residential... more...

  • Exterior Building Enclosuresby Keith Boswell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 95.00

    C. KEITH BOSWELL, FAIA, serves as Technical Director of the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), orchestrating and overseeing detailed design and construction documentation for all San Francisco projects. His experience includes high-rise office buildings, museums, retail spaces, government projects, amusement parks, and... more...

  • A Dictionary of French Building Termsby Richard Wiles

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 17.99

    Provides the terms one needs to know when buying, maintaining, renovating or building a home in France. This phrase book includes the technical words for tools and equipment and various aspects of painting, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and drainage. It also includes terminology for planning structural changes, and an appendix of emergency phrases. more...

  • Ancient Mosaic Pavementsby Rachel Hachlili

    BRILL 2008; US$ 436.00

    Considers issues, trends, and themes depicted on mosaic pavements discovered in Israel, the Gaza Strip and Petra (the provinces of ancient Palaestina Prima, Secunda and Tertia) with comparable floors in Jordan (Arabia). more...