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  • The Built Environmentby Wendy R. McClure; Tom J. Bartuska

    Wiley 2011; US$ 80.00

    This book takes a sweeping view of the ways we build things, beginning at the scale of products and interiors, to that of regions and global systems. In doing so, it answers questions on how we effect and are affected by our environment and explores how components of what we make—from products, buildings, and cities—are interrelated, and... more...

  • Space Planning Basicsby Mark Karlen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 65.00

    Space planning involves much more than sketching a preliminary floor plan. A designer must take a client's programming needs into account and must also consider how other factors such as building codes and environmental factors affect a spatial composition. Space Planning Basics, now in its Third Edition, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach... more...

  • The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawingsby Osamu A. Wakita; Richard M. Linde; Nagy R. Bakhoum

    Wiley 2011; US$ 120.00

    The practical, comprehensive handbook for creating effective architectural drawings In one beautifully illustrated volume, The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings, Fourth Edition presents the complete range of skills, concepts, principles, and applications that are needed to create a full set of architectural working drawings.... more...

  • The Australian Uglinessby Robin Boyd; Christos Tsiolkas

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 12.95

    Brilliant, witty, scathing, The Australian Ugliness is the classic postwar account of Australian society, how we live in the environments we create, and the consequences of our failure to think about how we live. more...

  • Design & Intuitionby C. LEWIS KAUSEL

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 238.00

    This book, the result of thirty years of observation and study, examines the interplay between culture, design, and conscious and unconscious thought processes through the development of design observed first in ancient structures and then in interiors and artefacts associated with architecture. more...

  • Sustainable Environmental Design in Architectureby Stamatina Th. Rassia; Panos M. Pardalos

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    Over the last few decades, there have been dramatic improvements in the understanding and research of environmental design. Numerous methods have been developed to enhance architectural design in order for it to be more energy efficient, sustainable and health enhancing. This book presents several theories and techniques that can be used to improve... more...

  • The Eyes of the Skinby Juhani Pallasmaa

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically,... more...

  • Peristyl und Polisby Burkhard Emme

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Peristyle buildings that served public functions were a common feature of every Greek city. This is the first work to provide a comprehensive examination of this architectural form. It critically scrutinizes the reconstruction, dating, and interpretation of peristyle buildings. In addition, it addresses the reciprocal relationship between architecture... more...

  • Traditional Japanese Architectureby Mira Locher; Kengo Kuma; Ben Simmons

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    hick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats?each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In Traditional Japanese Architecture , author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism... more...

  • Decorative Artby Albert Jaquemart

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defi ned by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms decorative art continues to evolve, originating with pieces as simple as a chair, noted for its utility, to purely ornamental objects, celebrated for their... more...