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- Transworld 2010; US$ 13.55
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95
This internationally significant book analyzes architectural elements, drawing general principles from the prevailing pluralism of architectural approaches. Von Meiss expertly bridges the gap between history and contemporary work by pinpointing the constant factors that exist in all architecture. A comprehensive analysis of the whole architectural... more...
- The Monacelli Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 6.95
Millions of us want to improve our home and surroundings, and there?s a ton of advice out there to help us; a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. But who?s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from what doesn't? What we need are failsafe short cuts to turning our run-of-the-mill... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99
Have you ever wondered how it's possible to build a skyscraper, a big bridge, a jumbo jet, or a cruise liner? Everything has structure. Structure is the difference between a random pile of components and a fully functional object. Through structure the parts connect to make the whole. Natural structures vary from the very smallest part of an atom... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00
Get the must-have reference on construction contract administration -- and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) Exam. The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide : Takes an in-depth look at standard contract documents and their successful use in construction projects. Provides expert... more...
- Business Expert Press 2011; US$ 19.95
In an age of self-service stores, saturated markets and ever more demanding customers, the careful and science-driven design of the point of sale has become a crucial success factor for both retailers and service businesses. In this book, the interested reader will find a variety of hands-on suggestions on how to optimize the design of retail stores... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99
This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters.Alan... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 54.95
This book advances an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to urban design, whilst recognising that distinctly different traditions exist within its study and practice. It informs users who are grappling with urban design research problems, but who need the inspiration to move from idea to methodological approach. Through the work of 32 urban... more...