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  • 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...

  • Architect's Guide to Feng Shuiby Cate Bramble

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    Cate Bramble has devoted her career to highlighting the differences between 'feng shui-lite' as a fashionable pursuit in contrast to the original intentions of the Chinese masters. Here she presents the authentic principles in a technical, no-nonsense pocket book specifically for architects. As clients become more demanding and the competition for... more...

  • Managing Quality in Architectureby Charles Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 78.95

    This handbook addresses the question of how best to manage quality in architecture for the mutual benefit of design practices and their clients. Based on research from the last two decades, it explores the general principles, tools and techniques that can be adapted to the unique culture of any design practice. The book addresses all aspects of quality... 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...

  • 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...

  • Daylighting, Architecture and Healthby Mohamed Boubekri

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 73.95

    Daylighting, Architecture and Health examines the relationship between natural light in buildings and human health, considering both psychological and physiological issues and bringing together a range of research in the field. As we are becoming increasingly conscious of global warming and pushing towards energy efficiency in buildings, the book... more...

  • Eco-Architectureby G. Broadbent; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 330.00

    Unlike the mechanistic buildings it replaces, Eco-Architecture is in harmony with nature, including its immediate environs. Decisions have to be taken on ecological grounds concerning locations, siting and orientation, as well as the well-informed choice of materials.Eco-Architecture is by definition inter-disciplinary; it requires the collaboration... more...

  • The Italian Renaissance Palace Fašadeby Charles Burroughs

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    A theoretical and anthropological study of the Italian Renaissance Palace in the sixteenth century. more...

  • Feng Shui in Chinese Architectureby Evelyn Lip

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.20

    Feng Shui, literally ‘wind and water’, is a Chinese belief system aimed at finding the most harmonious sites for buildings by taking into account the metaphysical energy flow (qi), the influence of the Five Elements of the cosmos and a complex calculation of time cycles. more...

  • Architecture in Detail IIby Graham Bizley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    Following on from Graham Bizley?s successful Architecture in Detail, Architecture in Detail II presents 40 case studies of detailing on recent construction projects. Over 150 full colour drawings and photos provide a reference compendium for the professional architect seeking detailing inspiration. Originally featured in Building Design?s In... more...