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  • 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...

  • Politics and Preservationby John Delafons; J. Delafons

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 98.95

    This book traces the policy history of urban conservation and its relationship to the town planning process and both are set in their political context. Part One deals with the origins of conservation and its cultural background. Part Two deals with the post-war legislation and the increasing scope of conservation. Part Three deals with churches and... more...

  • Gottfried Semper and the Problem of Historicismby Mari Hvattum

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 106.00

    Using key texts by Gottfried Semper, Mari Hvattum offers a reinterpretation of historicism. more...

  • Understanding Architectureby Hazel Conway; Rowan Roenisch

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration... more...

  • Critical Architecture and Contemporary Cultureby William J. Lillyman; Marilyn F. Moriarty; David J. Neuman

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 119.99

    This volume, evolving from a recent symposium, brings together a group of prominent literary theorists and architects to discuss the entente between postmodernism and architecture. more...

  • Reinventing the Workplaceby John Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    Incorporating a diversity of practices, cultural and organization change, and new building forms, this book provides ideas, inspiration and analysis of the multitude of ways in which an office space can be designed and utilized. Updated to cope with technological advances, as well as including a new series of case studies on recent Australian, North... more...

  • Algorithmic Architectureby Kostas Terzidis

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 57.95

    Why does the word design owe its origin to Latin and not Greek roots? Where do the limits of the human mind lie? How does ambiguity enter the deterministic world of computation? Who was Parmenides and why is his philosophy still puzzling today? This unique volume challenges the reader to tackle all these complex questions and more. Algorithmic Architecture... more...

  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... 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...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor & Francis 2002; US$ 68.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...