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  • Sustainable Materials without the hot airby Julian Allwood; Jonathan Cullen

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 29.15

    Materials, transformed from natural resources into the buildings, equipment, vehicles and goods that underpin our remarkable lifestyle, are made with amazing efficiency. But our growing demand is not sustainable. This optimistic and richly-informed book evaluates all the options and explains how we can greatly reduce the amount of material demanded... more...

  • Clay and lime renders, plasters and paintsby Katy Bryce; Adam Weismann

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 29.15

    This book was previously published under the title Using Natural Finishes. With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing... more...

  • The Sustainable City Xby C. A. Brebbia; W. F. Florez-Escobar

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 434.00

    Containing the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this book addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. more...

  • Design with Climateby Victor Olgyay; Donlyn Lyndon; Victor Olgyay; John Reynolds; Ken Yeang

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting?and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun?presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Edward Priorby Martin Godfrey Cook

    Crowood 2015; US$ 36.46

    Edward Schroder Prior designed the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement (St Andrew's Church, Roker), perfected the popular butterfly plan in his houses, and published what is still the seminal work on medieval gothic art in England in 1900. Highly regarded by critics such as Ian Nairn, Prior is sometimes considered to have narrowly missed out... more...

  • The City Crown by Bruno Tautby Dr Matthew Mindrup; Dr Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut?s early twentieth century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of ?apolitical socialism? and peaceful collaboration... more...

  • The Meaning of Modern Architectureby Dr Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding the forms and spaces of Modern buildings. This method was first developed... more...

  • Pevsner: The BBC Yearsby Mr Stephen Games

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 154.95

    Pevsner: The BBC Years gives the first full account of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner?s engagement with the BBC at a time when both were the dominant institutions in their own fields -- Pevsner as the most persuasive figure in architecture and art history, the BBC as the country's sole broadcaster. A German emigré, Pevsner was not at first trusted to speak... more...

  • In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditionsby Assoc Prof Hooman Koliji; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Contemporary technical architectural drawings, in establishing a direct relationship between the drawing and its object, tend to privilege the visible physical world at the expense of the invisible intangible ideas and concepts, including that of the designer?s imagination. As a result, drawing may become a utilitarian tool for documentation, devoid... more...

  • Architectural History Retoldby Paul Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    How much do you know about Greek architecture? Roman? Gothic? The Renaissance? Modernism? Perhaps more importantly, do you know how these are connected or how one style evolved to become another? Or what happened historically during each of these periods? Architectural History Retold is your roadmap for your journey through architectural history.... more...