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  • The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume IIby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication . Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics... more...

  • Introduction to Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; James F. Eckler

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00

    A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from... more...

  • Crucial Wordsby Gert Wingårdh; Rasmus Wærn

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 39.49

    Zeitgenössische Architektur verstehen heißt, die Bedingungen verstehen, unter denen sie entsteht: «Crucial Words» bietet rund 50 originelle, witzig illustrierte Essays zu Begriffen wie Branding, Collaborators, Corporate, Desire, Future, Everyday, Ornament oder Wheelchair. more...

  • Architecture and Identityby Chris Abel; Norman Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 104.95

    'Instead of tuning the consumer to the machine we can now tune the machine to the consumer' This edited collection of essays, now in its second edition, brings together the author's key writings on the cultural, technological and theoretical developments reshaping Modern architecture into a responsive and diverse movement for the twenty-first century.... more...

  • Architecture & Culture SHARRby Adam Sharr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details, and the documents used to make them, can be read closely... more...

  • Architektenhaftungby Peter Sohn

    Verlag Versicherungswirtschaft 2013; US$ 27.35

    Die Haftung des Architekten für Mängel seines Gewerkes ist vielfältig und kann sich aus unterschiedlichen Gesichtspunkten ergeben. Dr. Peter Sohn, Fachanwalt für Bau- und Architektenrecht und Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht, zeigt die Grundstrukturen sowie die wichtigsten Fallgestaltungen in Haftpflicht und Deckung auf. Die Ausführungen behandeln... more...

  • The Architecture of Changeby Jerilou Hammett; Maggie Wrigley

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    "The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...

  • Relational Architectural Ecologiesby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection hows how the ?habitats?, ?natural milieus?, ?places? or ?shelters? that construct architectural ecologies are composed of complex and dynamic material, spatial, social, political, economic and ecological concerns.... more...

  • The Politics of Makingby Mark Swenarton; Igea Troiani; Helena Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective. more...

  • What is Architecture?by Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Architecture can influence the way we feel, and can help us along as we go about our lives, or sabotage our habitual ways of doing things. The essays collected here challenge, and help to define a view of architecture which ranges from the minimal domesticity of Diogenes' barrel, to the exuberant experiments of the contemporary avant-garde. There are... more...