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  • 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...

  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s... more...

  • Mediterranean Urbanismby Besim Hakim

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book brings together historic urban / building rules and codes for the geographic areas including Greece, Italy and Spain. The author achieved his ambitious goal of finding pertinent rules and codes that were followed in previous societies for the processes that formed the built environment of their towns and cities, including building activities... more...

  • Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciencesby Danbi Lee; Eduardo Dias; Henk J. Scholten

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    In Europe, the emerging discipline of geodesign was earmarked by the first Geodesign Summit held in 2013 at the GeoFort, the Netherlands. Here researchers and practitioners from 28 different countries gathered to exchange ideas on how to merge the spatial sciences and design worlds. This book brings together experiences from this international group... more...

  • SHAPEby LIMITarchitects

    Birkhäuser 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... 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...

  • Architekturtheorie für Architektenby Günther Fischer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    Architekten müssen sich immer wieder auch mit der theoretischen Grundlage ihres Faches auseinandersetzen, die über eine kunsthistorische Betrachtung hinausgeht. ?Was ist Architektur?? oder ?Was ist ein Architekt?? kann nur von der Produzentenseite unter historischen und vergleichenden Gesichtspunkten beantwortet werden. more...

  • Architecturally Speakingby Alan Read

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    Architecturally Speaking is an international collection of essays by leading architects, artists and theorists of locality and space. Together these essays build to reflect not only what it might mean to 'speak architecturally' but also the innate relations between the artist's and architect's work, how they are distinct, and in inspiring ways, how... more...

  • Constructing Placeby Sarah Menin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    This book is a cutting edge study examining the attitudes to both nature and the built environment of the designer, the client and the society in which an intervention (be it architecture, landscape design or a piece of art) is made. The legacy of the Modernist view of nature and the environment is also addressed, and the degree to which such ideas... more...

  • Environmental Diversity in Architectureby Mary Ann Steane; Koen Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    This book takes the position that the dynamic of the architectural environment is a key aspect of good design, yet one which is not well anticipated or understood. Environmental variety is a design characteristic closely related to our experience of architecture - an architecture of the senses. Each chapter demonstrates how an understanding of a particular... more...