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  • 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 Taking a broad view of the word ?politics?, the essays address a range of questions, including: What is the relationship between politics and the making... 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...

  • The Territories of Identityby Soumyen Bandyopadhyay; Guillermo Garma Montiel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The expedited globalised process of exchange and new forms of cultural production have transformed old established notions of identity, calling into question their conceptual foundations. This book explores the spatial and representational dimension of this phenomenon, by addressing how the reshaping of the key themes of place, architecture and memory... more...

  • Technopolisby Deog-Seong Oh; Fred Phillips

    Springer London 2013; US$ 127.37

    Reviewing six years of UNESCO World Technopolis Association workshops, this compilation of reports on science park and science city projects worldwide enables a comparative assessment of knowledge-sector development that will enrich future decision-making. more...

  • The Elements of Architectureby Scott Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The Elements of Architecture is a clear and well structured introduction to sustainable architecture, which concentrates on general principles to make an accessible and comprehensive primer for undergraduate students. The author takes a fresh and logical approach, focusing on the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants... more...

  • Toward an Integral Practice of Architectureby Richter - Dahl Rocha & Associés

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 74.26

    Architektur ist eine Integrationsaufgabe: die Integration funktionaler Anforderungen, kontextueller Vorgaben und technologischer Mittel in ein Werk architektonischer Kultur. Die Partner des Schweizer Büros Richter ?Dahl Rocha & Associés haben es nach zwanzig Jahren integrativer Architekturpraxis unternommen, ihr Wissen in einem umfassenden... more...

  • Architekturtheorie für Architektenby Günther Fischer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 26.49

    Das Wort ?Architektur?? wird heute in unterschiedlichsten Bedeutungen und Kontexten gebraucht und hat so jede begriffliche Schärfe verloren. Unter diesen Umständen müssen Diskussionen über Architektur und Baukultur von vornherein ins Leere laufen. Konsequenterweise wird in der derzeitigen Architekturtheorie gar nicht mehr danach gefragt,... more...

  • Gender Studies in Architectureby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...

  • Framing Placesby Kim Dovey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities. These... more...

  • Doing Disability Differentlyby Jos Boys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability ? and ability ? as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working... more...