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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...

  • 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...

  • Narrating Architectureby James Madge; Andrew Peckham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 62.95

    This anthology brings together the best and most interesting papers from the first ten years of The Journal of Architecture , published together for the first time in a single volume. Covering a wide range of topics of central importance to architecture today, the papers also address the related topics to which architecture and architectural studies... 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...

  • Architecture and Narrativeby Sophia Psarra

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Architecture is often seen as the art of a thinking mind that arranges, organizes and establishes relationships between the parts and the whole. It is also seen as the art of designing spaces, which we experience through movement and use. Conceptual ordering, spatial and social narrative are fundamental to the ways in which buildings are shaped, used... more...

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

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 380.00

    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 Façadeby Charles Burroughs

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    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...