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  • Buildings and Landmarks of 19th-Century America: American Society Revealedby Elizabeth Greene

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 100.00

    America has always been a nation of thinkers, believers, creators, and builders. Evidence of this is plentiful among the landmarks constructed in the 19th century. Buildings and Landmarks of 19th-Century America: American Society Revealed examines many examples that include homes, office buildings, recreational spaces, military sites, religious... more...

  • Transmaterial Nextby Blaine Brownell

    Princeton Architectural Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, concrete, plastics, or composites. What is the next revolutionary material that will reshape the very nature of architecture? A solid that's lighter than air, metal latticework so delicate it rests on a dandelion, building insulation... more...

  • Change Here Nowby Adam Brock

    North Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 21.95

    Award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist Adam Brock draws from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over to present more than eighty proven solutions for building healthy communities. Using the "pattern language" framework developed by architect Christopher Alexander and his colleagues... more...

  • Seizing Jerusalemby Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    After seizing Jerusalem?s eastern precincts from Jordan at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel unilaterally unified the city and plunged into an ambitious building program, eager to transform the very meaning of one of the world?s most emotionally charged urban spaces. The goal was as simple as it was controversial: to both Judaize... more...

  • Shopping Townby Victor Gruen; Anette Baldauf

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Victor Gruen was one of the twentieth century?s most influential architects and is regarded as the father of the U.S. shopping mall. In spring 1979, less than a year before his death, he began reconstructing his life story. Now available in English for the first time, Shopping Town is the long overdue account of a man whose work fundamentally altered... more...

  • Traditional Chinese Architectureby Xinian Fu; Nancy S. Steinhardt; Alexandra Harrer

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 49.95 US$ 45.45

    A groundbreaking book by one of the world's leading historians of Chinese architecture Translated by Alexandra Harrer Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the nineteenth century, and his work is at the cutting... more...

  • The Upholsterer's Handbookby Nicole Fulton; Stuart Weston

    Octopus 2017; US$ 21.99

    In eye-capturing style The Upholsterer's Handbook offers everything you need and more, in order to prepare and inspire you to create beautifully upholstered furniture. The upholstered pieces range in skill level from simple seats to more complex items such as a button-back chair. Various styles of furniture are covered, from classic and elegant to... more...

  • Basics Site Managementby Lars-Phillip Rusch

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Site management is an important and interesting field of activity for architects. This volume describes the various tasks that fall to architects in construction supervision in practical and understandable terms. It addresses construction supervision and quality control in general as well as individual subjects such as quantity survey,... more...

  • Basics Tenderingby Tim Brandt; Sebastian Franssen

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Die Ausschreibung stellt den Übergang von zeichnerischen Planungsleistungen zu konkreten Bauleistungen dar. Neben der wirtschaftlichen und vertragsrechtlichen Komponente ist sie ein wesentliches Mittel, die Entwurfsqualität in gebaute Qualität umzusetzen. Es werden verschiedene Möglichkeiten präsentiert, wie Bauleistungen ausgeschrieben... more...

  • Basics Design and Livingby Jan Krebs

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Residential Buildings are normally the first design projects encountered by the student in his or her training. The focus at this point is on the different conceptual possibilities that allow one to take the first step toward an actual idea. Themes: Concepts and kinds of cohabitation and dwelling Residential functions The creation... more...