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  • Narrative Architectureby Nigel Coates

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00 US$ 47.67

    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... more...

  • Reformarchitekturby Nils Aschenbeck

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 54.19

    Die Reformarchitektur löste um 1900 den Historismus ab - sie entstand auf der Basis des freudianischen Denkens und wurde angetrieben durch die Überzeugung, dass die Stadt des 19. Jahrhunderts die Menschen krank werden ließ. Reformarchitekten folgten der Überzeugung, dass sie mit gestalterischen Mitteln Einfluss auf Menschen und Gesellschaft... more...

  • The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012by Mario Carpo

    Wiley 2013; US$ 50.00 US$ 43.33

    Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture has already gone through several stages and phases. Architectural Design ( AD ) has captured them all – from folding to cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning to scripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit... more...

  • Stay Coolby Holger Koch-Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 71.95

    In hot dry or warm humid climates, more than half of the urban peak load of energy consumption is used to satisfy air-conditioning demands alone. Since the urbanization rate in developing countries is extreme, the pressure placed on energy resources to satisfy the future requirements of the built environment will be great, unless new, more cost-effective... more...

  • Weather Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill?s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider the weather as an architectural author that affects... more...

  • Buildings and Powerby Thomas A. Markus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 113.95

    The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions. Lavishly illustrated with photographs,... more...

  • The Secret Lives Of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.32

    The plans are drawn up, a site is chosen, foundations are dug: a building comes into being with the expectation that it will stay put and stay for ever. But a building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation. In this radical reimagining of architectural history, Edward Hollis... more...

  • Manufacturing Material Effectsby Branko Kolarevic; Kevin Klinger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.00

    Designers are becoming more directly involved in the fabrication process from the earliest stages of design. This book showcases the design and research work by some of the leading designers, makers and thinkers today. This highly illustrated text brings together a wealth of information and numerous examples from practice which will appeal to both... more...

  • Alvar Aaltoby Malcolm Quantrill

    New Amsterdam Books 1990; US$ 29.99

    "This is a much needed and lively study of the still insufficiently known Finnish modern master Alvar Aalto, whose sensitive and increasingly revelant architectural legacy will surely only increase in stature as the years unfold."?Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University more...

  • Californian Architecture in Santa Barbaraby H. Philip Staats

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 11.99

    Following a devastating earthquake in 1925 that destroyed most of Santa Barbara?s significant buildings, the city became the first in the country to have a controlled building plan using elements of Spanish colonial architecture. Californian architecture is a distinctive style?the product of many architects, it is inspired by the play of sunshine... more...