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  • The Forest and the Cityby Cecil C. Konijnendijk

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 129.00

    In some cases, cities have even developed, and in some cases are promoting, a distinct forest identity. This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes and shows that cities and forests can be mutually beneficial. more...

  • Vienna ? A Doctor?s Guideby Wolfgang Regal; Michael Nanut

    Springer Vienna 2007; US$ 29.99

    This guide offers 15 walks through the old medical Vienna: Freud?s private practice and apartment, the workplaces of famous physicians, the old General Hospital, and more. Little-known details and anecdotes are included as well as a short history and some gourmet tips. more...

  • Standard Letters in Architectural Practiceby David Chappell

    Wiley 2009; US$ 124.00

    This book provides over 300 standard letters for architects and contract administrators to use at all stages of contract administration. The letters are grouped into sections which correspond with the RIBA Plan of Work: the aim is to cover all the common situations encountered in practice. This Fourth Edition has been revised to take account... more...

  • Methodology for Product Development in Architectureby M. Eekhout

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 87.00

    Focuses on the methodology and processes of designing, developments and research of standard building products, building product systems and special building components, as well as to their applications in buildings. This book is suitable for designers and product developers, who are mainly concerned with developing products. more...

  • Architecture, Ethics and Globalizationby Graham Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 66.95

    Bridging the gap between architectural theory and professional practice studies, this book offers critical inquiry into the shifting ground of ethical thought in the changing climate of the global economy. Looking at issues of contemporary significance to architectural critics, practitioners, educators, and students, the book also examines the role... more...

  • Architectural Bodyby Madeline Gins; Shusaku Arakawa

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    This manifesto is a verbal articulation of the authors' visionary theory of how the human body, architecture, and creativity define and sustain one another. This revolutionary work by artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins demonstrates the inter-connectedness of innovative architectural design, the poetic process, and philosophical inquiry.... more...

  • The Global Architectby Donald McNeill

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility,... more...

  • Environment, Technology and Sustainabilityby Hocine Bougdah; Stephen Sharples

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series ? the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus ? explores the environmental influences on building design. Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence of any one set of choices on other areas ? such as the trade-off... more...

  • The Possibility of (an) Architectureby Mark Goulthorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Articulating a radical agenda for the rethinking of the basic precepts of the construction industry in light of digital technologies, this book explores the profound shift that is underway in all aspects of architectural process. Essays and lectures from the last fifteen years discuss these changes in relation to dECOi Architects, created in 1991... more...

  • Architecture, Participation and Societyby Paul Jenkins; Leslie Forsyth

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    How can architects best increase their engagement with building users and wider society to provide better architecture? Since the mid 1990s government policy has promoted the idea of greater social participation in the production and management of the built environment but there has been limited direction to the practising architect. Reviewing international... more...