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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sustainable Urban Housing in Chinaby Leon Glicksman; Lin Juintow

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    There is increasing attention to the need to preserve the global environment. This book summarizes research done in this area based on a number of important collaborative projects in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. It features case studies and recommendations for different approaches to environmentally responsive sustainable building. 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...

  • 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...

  • Reconstructing Architectureby Thomas A. Dutton; Lian Hurst Mann

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00

    The contributors to this volume question architecture?s complicity with the status quo, moving beyond critique to outline the part architects are playing in building radical social movements and challenging dominant forms of power. more...

  • Reflections on Span & 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...

  • Failed Stoneby Patrick Loughran

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.95

    Concrete and stone seem made to last forever. This book explains how to avoid typical kinds of failure. It systematically analyzes cases of damage in contemporary international architecture. It also offers strategies for minimizing the risk of damage. more...