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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Housing policy has been central to the economic success stories of the major East Asian economies as well as a pillar of social and welfare provision. This book explores not only the development of their distinctive approach, but also the challenges posed in recent years, and currently, by rapid socio-economic and demographic change. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Drawing on cutting edge perspectives from urban studies, this book grants renewed, interdisciplinary energy to the housing question. It explores how housing raises a series of vexing issues surrounding rights, identity, and justice in the modern city. Through finely detailed studies that illuminate national and regional particularities- ranging from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
Quarry Hill Flats, once both the pride and shame of its city of Leeds, was an iconic Modernist symbol of the 1930s. First published in 1974, this book is unique in its use of all estate records from conception to destruction, as well as in its comprehensive approach, including aspects usually missing in council housing studies ? notably the intimate... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
Part of the prestigious academic book series Documenting the Image , this is a fascinating survey illustrated by extremely rare photographs of the burned architectural and landscape complex known as the Rape of the Summer Palace. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Architecture can inspire young children; the very shape and form of a daycare center can not only stimulate their imagination but can help children form strong relationships and help promote development. This design guide presents all the elements of building design that combine to create the very best environment for young children and the people... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
Few urban forms have roused as much controversy as the modernist tower block.á While on the surface the style appears universal, it is in fact as diverse in its significance and connotations as its many different cultural contexts.áThe comparison of the projects suggests that success does not depend on a single variable but rather on a complex formula... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
The dwelling is the most fundamental building type, nowhere more so than in the open landscape. This book can be read in a number of ways. It is first a book about houses and particularly the theme ?dwelling and the land?. It examines the poetic and prosaic issues inherent in claiming a piece of the landscape to live on. It could also be seen... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
This charming book portrays domestic life in New England during the century between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on diaries, letters, wills, newspapers, and other sources, Jane C. Nylander provides intimate details about preparing dinner, spinning and weaving textiles, washing and ironing laundry, planning a social outing, and... more...