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  • Procuring Innovative Architectureby Leon van Schaik; Geoffrey London

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    Case studies in this book describe how clients? promotion of innovative communities of practice has led to important collections of architectural works. Providing an assessment of the effectiveness of their approaches, this book looks at the goals of these projects. This book is for architects and clients wanting to understand what to look for as... more...

  • 194Xby Andrew M. Shanken

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    During the Second World War, American architecture was in a state of crisis. The rationing of building materials and restrictions on nonmilitary construction continued the privations that the profession had endured during the Great Depression. At the same time, the dramatic events of the 1930s and 1940s led many architects to believe that their profession—and... more...

  • The Castles on the Groundby J. M. Richards

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    'There is the puzzle which it is the purpose of this book to try to elucidate. On the one hand, we have the alleged deficiencies of suburban taste; on the other we have the appeal it holds for ninety out of a hundred Englishmen, an appeal which cannot be explained away as some strange instance of mass aberration...' Sir James Richards (1907-1992),... more...

  • Embedded Commissioning of Building Systemsby Ömer Akin

    Artech House 2011; US$ 129.00

    In today’s digital, green, and consumer driven marketplace, it is critical to be knowledgeable about the latest approaches, tools and systems that can help you seamlessly and reliably conduct building performance verification assessments. This groundbreaking book provides you with a solid understanding of the underpinnings of embedded commissioning... more...

  • First and Last Lovesby John Betjeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40

    'Oh prams on concrete balconies, what will your children see? Oh white and antiseptic life in school and home and clinic, oh soul-destroying job with handy pension, oh loveless life of safe monotony, why were you created?' First and Last Loves is a collection of Betjeman's essays on architecture, first published to coincide with an exhibition... more...

  • Norman Fosterby Deyan Sudjic

    Overlook 2010; US$ 16.99

    Norman Foster is a phenomenon - as an architect, but also as an individual. He is responsible for a dozen or more of the most recognizable buildings of the last 30 years. Amongst many other buildings, Norman Foster is responsible for the design of Beijing's new airport, one of the world's largest, for the Rossiya tower in Moscow, in contention to... more...

  • Why We Buildby Rowan Moore

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.34

    Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home. more...

  • Renato Salvi Architectby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.95

    Renato Salvi (b. 1956) completed his studies at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich and at Sapienza University in Rome and served as assistant professor under Flora Ruchat and Vincent Mangeat. In 1998, he started his own architectural firm in Delémont, the capital of the newly created Swiss canton... more...

  • Narrative Architectureby Nigel Coates

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00

    The first book to look architectural narrative in the eye Since the early eighties, many architects have used the term "narrative" to describe their work. To architects the enduring attraction of narrative is that it offers a way of engaging with the way a city feels and works. Rather than reducing architecture to mere style or an overt emphasis on... more...

  • Buildings and Powerby Thomas A. Markus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 113.95

    Focusing on the emergence of new building types between the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, this analyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city. more...