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  • Niche Tacticsby Caroline O'Donnell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment. Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical moments when relationships between architecture... more...

  • Drawing from Practiceby J. Michael Welton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from initial parti to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the creative process in action. The book features... more...

  • Architectural Design Portable Handbookby Andy Pressman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 49.95

    Architect's Portable Handbook by Pat Guthrie initiated the Portable Handbook series and has been very successful. It is essentially a technical guide--organized by CSI MasterFormat, it covers key code and standard information for building elements such as roofs and walls and key materials such as wood, concrete, and steel. Architect's Portable Design... more...

  • Altruism by Designby Adam R. Wilmes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer ? whether a student or practicing professional ? for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities, opportunities, and benefits of creating architecture that... more...

  • Public Interest Design Practice Guidebookby Lisa M. Abendroth; Bryan Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 74.95

    Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: Seed Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues is the first book to demonstrate that public interest design has emerged as a distinct profession. It provides clear professional standards of practice following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) methodology, the first step-by-step process... more...

  • Gender Space Architectureby Iain Borden; Barbara Penner; Jane Rendell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and multi-disciplinary texts to direct considerations of gender in relation to particular architectural... more...

  • Selling Architectural Ideasby Tom Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 99.95

    As 'visual animals' architects continue to live and work in a pictorial age in which image-making remains the central activity of environmental design. Selling Architectural Ideas explores the promotional role of architectural graphics and drawing at the point of communication, i.e. at their point of sale. By substituting the words 'communication'... more...

  • Design, Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environmentby Tom Collier

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    This second book in the BEST series explores the fundamental generators and contextual issues - philosophical, physical and political - that influence built environments. It draws on international examples to show how societies and cultures in different parts of the world react to similar problems. It contrasts dramatically different types of buildings... more...

  • Understanding Sustainable Architectureby Helen Bennetts; Antony Radford; Terry Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95

    Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual... more...

  • Modern Architectural Theoryby Harry Francis Mallgrave

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development. more...