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  • 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$ 10.29

    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...

  • Weather Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations... more...

  • All Over the Mapby Michael Sorkin

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as ?unique in America??brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.? All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults ?the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear.? more...

  • The Secret Lives Of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90

    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...

  • Elements of Architectureby Pierre von Meiss

    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...