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- Leiden University Press 2011; US$ 52.50
Cities are full of symbols that bear the meanings that together constitute urban culture. These interdisciplinary case studies, from Jogjakarta to Leiden and from Buenos Aires to New York, employ urban symbolism theory and a focus on such symbols as the city's layout, statues, street names and popular culture. more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 52.00
Now available in paperback, this is a cutting edge, detailed and comprehensive exploration of architectural theory. Its focus on interdisplinarity and cross-cultural ties ensures the discipline's relationship with the social sciences is fully explored. more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 159.00
A habitat in outer space has to fulfill various specifications. With all very precise physiological, psychological, social and technological specifications connected to limitations such as transport, a very tight framework for creativity of living and working spaces is created. This work presents the research results at the interface between people,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
The idea that buildings could be used to reform human behaviour and improve society was fundamental to the 'modern' movement in architecture and planning. However, as these approaches came under attack from the 1950s onwards, it was thought that the environmental determinist strand of the architectural discourse had been killed off. Illustrated... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 14.57
Reducing energy consumption and costs is an issue of ever-increasing importance, and European and national legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions is tightening up minimum energy standards for new buildings as well as those being extended or renovated. Energy-saving measures in the home will, therefore, become ever more cost-effective throughout... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
When architects judge the success or failure of a building, the range of ways and criteria which can be used for this evaluation causes many contentious and discordant arguments. Proposing that the increase in number and intensity of such arguments threatens to destabilize the very grounds upon which judgment is supposed to rest, this book examines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations ? through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. The book is full of tips and tricks of the trade, from complying with the Building Regs, to helping with planning, measurement and detailing. This third edition is fully updated and includes new information and guidance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
International scholars from architecture, design, urban planning, and interior design here reappraise modern life in the context of practices of dwelling over the span of the postwar period. Reassessing culture and the economic and political effects on civilian life, this collection looks at what role material objects, interior spaces, and architecture... more...