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  • 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...

  • Modern Architectural Theoryby Harry Francis Mallgrave

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Architectureby Hazel Conway; Rowan Roenisch

    Routledge 1994; US$ 44.95

    This remarkable book is the first comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history. Introducing issues of urbanism, feminism and ethnicity, it covers concerns which are at the forefront of current architectural debate. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...