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  • A Life in Architectureby James Birrell

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    In A Life In Architecture James Birrell reflects on his life in architecture: the influence of architect Roy Grounds; his respect for Walter Burley Griffin's original Canberra plan and his emphasis on the value of incorporating the landscape in its entirely into building design and planning; and his own significant contribution to Australia's post-war... more...

  • Bell Watchingby Edmund W. Jupp

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching.... more...

  • Asia's New Institutional Architectureby Vinod Aggarwal; Min Gyo Koo

    Springer 2007; US$ 69.99

    Investigates the origins and evolution of Asia's institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. This book aims to provide policymakers and analysts with an institutional road map for the future. more...

  • At Homeby Bill Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    From the author of that classic of modern science writing, A Short History of Nearly Everything , comes a work of what you might call domestic science: our homes, how they work, and the fascinating history of how they got that way. Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance... more...

  • 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...

  • Working Toward Sustainabilityby Charles J. Kibert; Martha C. Monroe; Anna L. Peterson; Richard R. Plate; Leslie Paul Thiele

    Wiley 2011; US$ 70.00

    A comprehensive introduction to the ethics of sustainability for empowering professionals and practitioners in many different fields By building the framework for balancing technological developments with their social and environmental effects, sustainable practices have grounded the vision of the green movement for the past few decades. Now deeply... 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...

  • God's Architectby Rosemary Hill

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Pugin was one of Britain?s greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of the soi-disant Comte de Pugin, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and... more...

  • Small Green Roofsby Nigel Dunnett; Dusty Gedge; John Little; Edmund C. Snodgrass

    Timber Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Until now, the green roof movement has been limited to large-scale, professional endeavors and public buildings. But homeowners everywhere are catching onto the benefits of a green roof ? water conservation, energy savings, and storm water management. In Small Green Roofs authors Dunnett, Gedge, Little, and Snodgrass profile ordinary homeowners who... more...