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  • 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...

  • On Span and Spaceby Bjørn Normann Sandaker

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    In this richly illustrated book with many practical examples, Bjorn Sandaker provides readers with a better understanding of the relationship between technology and architecture. As an experienced teacher and writer, Sandaker offers a well-founded aesthetic theory to support the understanding and evaluation of a structure's form and design, examining... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nothingness: Tadao Ando's Christian Sacred Spaceby Jin Baek

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    Based around an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of nothingness on Ando?s Christian architecture, and sheds new light on the cultural significance of the buildings of one of the world?s leading contemporary architects. Specifically, this book situates Ando?s churches, particularly his world-renowned... more...

  • Spirit and Placeby Christopher Day

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    Built environment surrounds us for 90% of our lives but only now are we realising its influence on the environment, our health, and how we think, feel and behave both individually and socially. Spirit & Place shows how to work towards a sustainable environment through socially inclusive processes of placemaking, and how to create places that are nourishing... more...

  • Great Walls and Linear Barriersby Peter Spring

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Everyone has heard of the Great Wall of China and knows of Hadrian's Wall and the other barriers lining stretches of Rome's imperial frontiers. But Peter Spring's original new study demonstrates that far from being exceptional, the building of walls and other linear defences was commonplace among the peoples and states of pre-modern era.... more...