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  • Digital Make-Believeby Phil Turner; J. Tuomas Harviainen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 69.99

    Make-believe plays a far stronger role in both the design and use of interfaces, games and services than we have come to believe. This edited volume illustrates ways for grasping and utilising that connection to improve interaction, user experiences, and customer value. Useful for designers, undergraduates and researchers alike, this new research... more...

  • MITby Douglass Shand-Tucci; John Horner; L. Rafael Reif; Mark Jarzombek

    Princeton Architectural Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1861 as the cornerstone of Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay, then the center of a progressive, proto-globalist Brahmin culture committed to intellectual modernism and educational innovation. MIT founder William Barton Rogers's radical vision to teach by "mind and hand" was immediately... more...

  • Urban and Regional Planning Educationby Ashok Kumar; Diwakar S. Meshram; Krishne Gowda

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 99.99

    This is the first volume exclusively dedicated to planning education, with a focus on India and learning from global experiences for India. Prior to the 1990s, planning education in India was largely confined to national and local economic concerns. Within a globalized scenario, such pedagogies and theories have become outmoded. With new concerns... more...

  • Building the Modern Churchby Robert Proctor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council, architectural historian Robert Proctor examines the transformations in British Roman Catholic church architecture that took place in the two decades surrounding this crucial event. Inspired by new thinking in theology and changing practices of worship, and by a growing acceptance of modern art and architecture,... more...

  • Constructing the Colonized Landby Izumi Kuroishi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Despite the precipitous rise of East Asia as a center of architectural production since the Second World War, informed studies remain lacking. The lacuna is particularly conspicuous in terms of regional, cross-national studies, documenting the close ties and parallels between China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea during this period. Examining colonized... more...

  • Demystifying Dohaby Ashraf M. Salama; Florian Wiedmann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Over the past decade or so, the wealth produced by Qatar's oil and gas exports has generated a construction development boom in its capital city of Doha and the surrounding vicinity. Since the late 1990s, the number of inhabitants has grown from less than 400,000 to more than 1.7 million today. In many respects, Doha is portrayed as an important emerging... more...

  • Cityscapes in Historyby Heléna Tóth; Katrina Gulliver

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience explores the ways in which scholars from a variety of disciplines - history, history of art, geography and architecture - think about and study the urban environment. The concept ?cityscapes? refers to three different dynamics that shape the development of the urban environment: the interplay between... more...

  • Style and Seductionby Elana Shapira

    Brandeis University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Explores the central role of Jewish patrons as shapers of Viennese modernism more...

  • Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryearby Doug Taylor

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 10.99

    Relive Toronto?s golden age of local movie houses, when the city boasted over 150 theatres. A night at the movies was the highlight of the week for adults, and the Saturday afternoon matinee the most anticipated event in a child?s life. more...

  • Environmental Design Researchby Wolfgang Preiser

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1973, this two-volume set summarises and structures the contributions by researchers at the Fourth International EDRA Conference, held in April 1973. The first volume focuses on the proceedings of the paper sessions. It summarises and criticises 43 selected paper submissions which communicate contemporary research findings. It also... more...