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  • Conventionby David Lewis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 46.95

    Convention was immediately recognized as a major contribution to the subject and its significance has remained undiminished since its first publication in 1969. Lewis analyzes social conventions as regularities in the resolution of recurring coordination problems-situations characterized by interdependent decision processes in which common... more...

  • Material Revolutionby Sascha Peters

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 84.00

    Since it is now clear that in the future many raw materials will only be available to us in limited quantities, scientists have for some time been conducting intensive research into possible alternatives. Sustainability is the order of the day and the magic word for a better future in politics and industry. Moreover, environmental consciousness... more...

  • refabricating ARCHITECTUREby Stephen Kieran; James Timberlake

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 27.00

    This thought-provoking book presents a compelling argument for moving architecture from a part-by-part, linear approach to an integrated one that brings together technology, materials, and production methods. Using examples from several industries that have successfully made the change to an integrated component approach, these visionary authors lay... more...

  • Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845?2010by Ivan Bicík; Lucie Kupková; Leo? Jelecek; Jan Kabrda; Premysl ?tych; Zbynek Janou?ek; Jana Winklerová

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    The objective of this book is to analyze changes in the landscape of Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic since the first half of the 19th century. The text focuses not only on describing these considerable changes by means of statistical and spatial data, but also on explaining the processes, societal, economic, political and institutional forces... more...

  • Building a Roll-Off Roof or Dome Observatoryby John Stephen Hicks

    Springer New York 2015; US$ 34.99

    Almost every practical astronomer eventually aspires to have a fixed, permanent observatory for his or her telescope. A roll-off roof or dome observatory is the answer for the most popular home observatory design. Building a Roll-Off or Dome Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly increase your enthusiasm... more...

  • Sustainable Preservationby Jean Carroon; Richard Moe

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptive reuse—and the power of preservation/reuse as a green strategy. Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energy use and carbon emissions in the United States. With one of the country's leading preservation architects as your guide, Sustainable Preservation explores the... more...

  • Architects' Guide to Fee Biddingby M. Paul Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    Fee bidding still generates emotive reactions from within many sections of the architectural profession. Fee bidding is not taught in most schools of architecture, so practitioners generally rely on hunches and guesswork. It is these wild card guesses, which exacerbate the poor levels of income for which the architectural profession is renowned. This... more...

  • Architects Without Frontiersby Esther Charlesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    From the targeted demolition of Mostar?s Stari-Most Bridge in 1993 to the physical and social havoc caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the history of cities is often a history of destruction and reconstruction. But what political and aesthetic criteria should guide us in the rebuilding of cities devastated by war and natural calamities? The title... more...

  • Architectural Managementby Stephen Emmitt; Matthijs Prins; Ad den Otter

    Wiley 2009; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Management represents the state of the art of research and practice in the field and includes contributions from leading international figures. The book looks back at over a decade of research into architectural management, considers the present challenges and opportunities, and looks to the future. You'll find a review of earlier work... more...

  • Theatre Buildingsby Association of British Theatre Technicians; Judith Strong

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 85.00

    The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard reference work for anyone involved in building, refurbishing, or creating a performance space. Theatre Buildings ? a design guide is its successor. Written and illustrated by a highly experienced... more...