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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...

  • Architecture From the Outside Inby Robert Gutman; Dana Cuff; John Wriedt

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Architecture and sociology have been fickle friends over the past half century: in the 1960s, architects relied on sociological data for design solutions and sociologists were courted by the most prestigious design schools to lecture and teach. Twenty years later, at the height of postmodernism, it was passe to be concerned with the sociological aspects... more...

  • Architecture of the Everydayby Deborah Berke; Steven Harris

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Ordinary. Banal. Quotidian. These words are rarely used to praise architecture, but in fact they represent the interest of a growing number of architects looking to the everyday to escape the ever-quickening cycles of consumption and fashion that have reduced architecture to a series of stylistic fads. Architecture of the Everyday makes a plea for... 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...

  • Design Ecologiesby Lisa Tilder; Lisa Blotstein

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Contemporary architects are under increasing pressure to offer a sustainable future. But with all the focus on green building there has been little investigation into the meaningful connections between architectural design, ecological systems, and environmentalism. A new generation of architects, landscape architects, designers, and engineers aims... 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...

  • Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric.... more...

  • Behind the Postcolonialby Abidin Kusno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that characterize an emerging as well as a declining social... more...

  • International Architecture Yearbook: No. 8by Australia The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The International Architecture Yearbook series is an invaluable and cutting edge resource featuring work that has been selected by a highly experienced panel of guest editors from across the world. All projects featured are illustrated with stunning photographs, informative plans and detailed text, as well as offering very helpful reviews from well-known... more...

  • Subnatureby David Gissen

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Subnature , David Gissen, author of our critically acclaimed Big and Green, examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature. Each chapter provides an examination... more...