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  • 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...

  • Golden Gate Bridgeby Donald MacDonald; Ira Nadel

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 12.99

    Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of "international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architect Donald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and... more...

  • No Nails, No Lumberby Jeffrey Head

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895?1982) developed... more...

  • Seventy-nine Short Essays on Designby Michael Bierut

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design  brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writing?serious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts... more...

  • Toyo Itoby Jessie Turnbull

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    The work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito explores the dynamic relationship between buildings and their environments. His principal focus is on developing an architecture free of the grid system, which he believes homogenizes people and their lives. Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature  documents the architect's 2009 Kassler lecture at the Princeton University... more...

  • The Dissertation (Third edition)by Iain Borden; Katerina Rüedi 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... more...

  • The Return of Natureby Preston Scott Cohen; Erika Naginski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they unintended design replacements? The book is divided into five parts giving you multiple viewpoints on the role of the relations between... more...

  • Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Processby Dana Buntrock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    Architects throughout the world hold Japan's best architecture in high regard, considering the country's buildings among the world's most carefully crafted and innovative. While many books, magazines, and exhibitions have focused on the results of architectural practice in Japan, this book is the first to explain the reasons for Japan's remarkable... more...

  • Hauswartungby Ignaz Strebel

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00

    Hauswartung ist mehr als das Ersetzen von Teilen unddie Wiederherstellung des Originalzustandes einesGebäudes.Hauswarte tragen wesentlich zur Lebensqualität in Wohnsiedlungen bei. Für dieaktuelle Studie des ETH Wohnforums wurdenein Jahr lang die Profihauswartung einer grossen Wohnbaugenossenschaft, ein mobiler Hauswartdienst und zwei stationäre Hauswarte... more...

  • The Colours of ...by Erik Mattie

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    Colour both as aesthetic and formal medium in architecture and design is a crucial element of each building. It is treated within this book comprehensively and as it relates to practice by looking at decisive examples.The result is an account by and about three of internationally most renowned architects. It provides a compendium showing colour design... more...