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  • Cold War Hothousesby Beatriz Colomina; Annemarie Brennan; Jeannie Kim

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as... more...

  • Five Flights Upby Toni Schlesinger

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine?just a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the past eight years writer Toni Schlesinger has been bringing us these "conversation places" in her weekly... more...

  • Sustainable Designby David Bergman

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can-do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything... more...

  • Urban Compositionby Mark C. Childs

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Cities and towns are among humanity's greatest achievements, yet no single individual or organization creates them. The buildings, streets, and gardens of even a small town embody substantial investments of money, natural resources, and political capital. Much more than the sum of its parts, a settlement's vitality comes from its collective composition.... more...

  • The Ethical Architectby Tom Spector

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Many believe that the moral mission of architecture has been in serious decline for the last 25 years. In this important new book, Tom Spector points out the dilemmas of architectural practice and offers a theoretical and practical basis for an examination and transformation of the quandaries the profession now faces. What makes a good building or... more...

  • Conversations with Paolo Soleriby Lissa McCullough

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Conversations with Paolo Soleri , the newest volume in our popular Conversations series, offers timely thinking in response to our global environmental crisis. Drawn from the visionary architect's personal notebooks and sketchbooks, Soleri's most recently (2004?2009) documented ideas respond to contemporary issues such as climate change, oil dependence,... more...

  • The Dissertationby Iain Borden; Katerina Ruedi Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. This classic text provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and what the major pitfalls are. This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about undertaking the... more...

  • The Good Boatmanby Rajmohan Gandhi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 18.68

    A new and illuminating portrait of one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has been the subject of over a dozen well-regarded biographies, yet key aspects of the man still prove elusive. In this book, Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and an acclaimed biographer and scholar, attempts to understand... more...

  • Symbolizing Existenceby Ludger Hovestadt; Vera Bühlmann

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 38.05

    Symbolizing Existence deals with the current rapidly happening ?deterritorialization? of everything which was once regarded stable and binding. more...

  • Architectural Security Codes and Guidelinesby Robert Wible

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 92.00 US$ 80.50

    In-depth, ?what-to-do-now? building strategies to secure structures against natural forces as well as terrorism This unique, practical resource is written for building owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and other building professionals who must meet today's urgent security needs. Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines ... more...