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  • Philosophy for Architectsby Branko Mitrovi

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Philosophy for Architects  is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions of interest to students of architectural theory. Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations... more...

  • Complete Book of Home Inspection 4/Eby Norman Becker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 20.00

    INSPECT ANY HOME INSIDE AND OUT--WITH HELP FROM AN EXPERT! Find out the real value of a house or condo using the tested techniques in this step-by-step guide. Written by a professional home inspector and fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection , Fourth Edition, shows you how to determine exactly what's behind, beneath, above,... more...

  • Earthbag Buildingby Kaki Hunter; Donald Kiffmeyer

    New Society Publishers 2004; US$ 29.95

    The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags. more...

  • Irigaray for Architectsby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95

    Specifically for architects, the third title in the Thinkers for Architects series examines the relevance of Luce Irigaray?s work for architecture. Eight thematic chapters explore the bodily, spatio-temporal, political and cultural value of her ideas for making, discussing and experiencing architecture. In particular, each chapter makes accessible... more...

  • Benjamin for Architectsby Brian Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 29.95

    A concise, coherent account of the relevance of Walter Benjamin?s writings to architects, considering figures of modern art and architecture in detail, and locating Benjamin?s critical work within the context of contemporary architecture and urbanism. more...

  • Cities by Designby Fran Tonkiss

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities? This book powerfully shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments. With cities taking a growing share of the global population, urban forms and urban experience are crucial... more...

  • Tony Hunt's Structures Notebookby Tony Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    The purpose of the Structures Notebook is to explain, in the simplest possible terms, about the structure of 'things', and to demonstrate the fact that everything you see and touch, live in and use, living and man-made, has a structure which is acted upon by natural forces and reacts to these forces according to its form and material. The Structures... more...

  • Law and Practice for Architectsby Robert Greenstreet; Karen Greenstreet; Brian Schermer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    Provides a framework for understanding of the legal, contractual and procedural implication of architectural practice. The book acts as a useful aide-memoire for students and practitioners based on the premise that smooth legal administration will provide the conditions under which client relations can be constructive and good design can be achieved.... more...

  • The Tall Buildings Reference Bookby David Parker; Antony Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    As the ever-changing skylines of cities all over the world show, tall buildings are an increasingly important solution to accommodating growth more sustainably in today?s urban areas. Whether it is residential, a workplace or mixed use, the tower is both a statement of intent and the defining image for the new global city. The Tall Buildings Reference... more...

  • The Practice of Modernismby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    In this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design. Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the time, this new book examines the complex relationship... more...