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  • Gender Studies in Architecture: Space, Power and Differenceby 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...

  • 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...

  • Architecture Against the Post-Politicalby Nadir Lahiji

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies... more...

  • SHAPEby

    Ambra 2014; US$ 28.00

    Architecture is becoming more global and exchangeable. In surprising collages, SHAPE shows how architecture does not depend on scale or location. Consumer consumption icons are taken out of context and set in landscapes and cityscapes. It suddenly becomes possible to visualize a seemingly natural architectural setting. Rem Koolhaas also showed how... more...

  • Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Centuryby Claire Zimmerman

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 103.00

    One hundred years ago, architects found in the medium of photography?so good at representing a building?s lines and planes?a necessary way to promote their practices. It soon became apparent, however, that photography did more than reproduce what it depicted. It altered both subject and reception, as architecture in the twentieth century was enlisted... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Buildingby Philip Wilkinson

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 15.99

    This guide offers everything you?ve ever wanted toknow about buildings?from how they are built and customized to the different materials that are used to keep them standing. With stunning full-color photographs as aids, see incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of, and how a hammer-beam... more...

  • Tales of Two Citiesby Jonathan Conlin

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 30.00

    Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and influence of both cities was such that the story... more...

  • Wohnen im Alterby Jörg-Rüdiger Sieck

    humboldt 2010; US$ 12.44

    Eigene Wohnung, Seniorendomizil, Wohngemeinschaft oder doch betreutes Wohnen? Heute gibt es viele altersgerechte Wohnformen für die zweite Lebenshälfte. Dieses Buch beschreibt attraktive Modelle, zeigt Vor- und Nachteile und gibt Antworten auf alle wichtigen Fragen. Mit Fragebogen: Was passt zu mir? more...

  • Permanente Charaktere nachhaltiger Architektur und Städtebauby Christiano Lepratti; Günter Pfeifer; Guendalina Salimei

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 24.57

    <P>Wir benötigen Energie in sämtlichen Lebensbereichen ? Haushalte verbrauchen riesige Mengen von Wasser und Strom, in unseren Städten ist ein Leben ohne Auto noch immer undenkbar. Doch die kritische Lage unseres Planeten zwingt Architekten und Stadtplaner, neue Wege zu gehen und gesellschaftlich Stellung zu beziehen. Ist unser Leben in hochtechnisierten... more...

  • The Autopoiesis of Architectureby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 50.00

    Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture , which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society. Author Patrik Schumacher offers innovative treatment that enriches architectural theory... more...