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- Springer 2010; US$ 279.00
This book presents a selection of papers related to the sixth edition of the International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering. This conference was organized within the framework of the activities of the AIP-PRIMECA network whose main scientific field is integrated design applied to both mechanical engineering... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 64.00
Architecture and Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins is a collection of essays on the work of artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins and in particular their book Architectural Body (2000). The essays approach their cutting edge and ambitious project to design 'an architecture against death' from various... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
In Women and the Everyday City , Jessica Ellen Sewell explores the lives of women in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. A period of transformation of both gender roles and American cities, she shows how changes in the city affected women's ability to negotiate shifting gender norms as well as how women's increasing use of the city played a... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 105.00
In "Architecture of Thought," Andrzej Piotrowski maps and conceptually explores material practices of the past, showing how physical artifacts and visual environments manifest culturally rooted modes of thought and participate in the most nuanced processes of negotiations and ideological exchanges. According to Piotrowski, material structures... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
This book offers a range of views on spolia and appropriation in art and architecture from fourth-century Rome to the late twentieth century. Using case studies from different historical moments and cultures, contributors test the limits of spolia as a critical category and seek to define its specific character in relation to other forms of artistic... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95
Illustrated with a detailed study of the ancient World Heritage city of Matera and its 'Sassi', this book analyses the contemporary effects of preservation on the city and surrounding province. More broadly, it examines the relationship between and interdependence of preservation and modernism within architectural thought. The work asserts... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95
Women continue to be very under-represented in the architectural profession, which has become defined by a narrow middle-class, heterosexual, Eurasian male perspective, out of kilter with today's diverse community. This book brings together a team of up and coming female architects and designers to discuss their work at various scales, from local... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
This unique book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing development in Rome. It begins with one of the original theorists of modern urbanisation and architecture, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, looking... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 90.00
Architecture/Interior Design An in-depth look at the most innovative aged care facilities today With the world's population aging at a rapid pace, there is a growing need for new ways to provide residential care for older people. Design for Aging explores some of the most successful examples of elderly housing today, focusing on integrating architectural... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00
"When nature inspires our architecture-not just how it looks but how buildings and communities actually function-we will have made great strides as a society. Biophilic Design provides us with tremendous insight into the 'why,' then builds us a road map for what is sure to be the next great design journey of our times." -Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO... more...