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  • German Architecture for a Mass Audienceby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany's most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed,... more...

  • Fashioning Viennaby Janet Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive material and newspaper reports, which serve to shed new... more...

  • Architectureby Andrew Ballantyne

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    This original and sophisticated look at architecture helps to understand the cultural significance of buildings. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. more...

  • Negotiating Domesticityby Hilde Heynen; Gülsüm Baydar

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    In the home the intricate relations between architecture, gender and domesticity become visible.  Negotiating Domesticity  investigates the many and complex themes evoked by the interconnections between these terms. Topics covered include famous as well as less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological,... more...

  • Integrated Strategies in Architectureby Joan Zunde; Hocine Bougdah

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    A thorough introduction to the concepts and technologies underlying the building design process enabling students to develop a holistic understanding of the process, the purpose of buildings and the specialisms and technologies involved. more...

  • A crisis of the objectby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 104.95

    Looking back over the twentieth century, Hartoonian discusses the work of three major architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry and Bernard Tschumi, in reference to their theoretical positions and historicizes present architecture in the context of the ongoing secularization of the myths surrounding the traditions of nineteenth century architecture... more...

  • Architectural Design Portable Handbookby Andy Pressman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 49.95

    Integrate key information to facilitate optimal design solutions Essential for any working architect, Architectural Design Portable Handbook guides you through projects every step of the way, summarizing, synthesizing, and systematizing the core tasks of design. Developed by noted architect Andy Pressman, this handy take-along reference is certain... more...

  • In the Scheme of Thingsby Thomas R. Fisher

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00

    In the Scheme of Things looks at architecture?s need to respond creatively and meaningfully to the extraordinary changes affecting the profession now. In each of the twelve essays that comprise this timely volume, Fisher addresses issues of vital concern to architects and students, offering hard-hitting criticism and proposing innovative and practical... more...

  • Materials, Specification and Detailingby Norman Wienand

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    Continuing in the holistic philosophy of the Technologies of Architecture series, this volume examines the various layers of knowledge, skills and mechanisms that make up the many approaches to the essential function of technical design in the creation of successful buildings. Well-illustrated with case studies, the author draws on his extensive... more...

  • Manhattan Skyscrapersby Eric Peter Nash; Norman McGrath

    Springer 2005; US$ 45.00

    New York City is a lot of things, but most of all it's a city of skyscrapers. From the cake-icing Gothic detailing of the Woolworth Building to the shimmering Art Deco of the Chrysler Building, tall buildings make Manhattan the ideal image of a city. "Manhattan Skyscrapers was the first book to document the highs and highers of the Big Apple's... more...