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  • Architectural Temperance Spain and Rome, 1700-1759by Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes... more...

  • Shanghai Urbanism at the Medium Scaleby Yongjie Sha; Jiang Wu; Yan Ji; Sara Li Ting Chan; Wei Qi Lim

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book focuses on observing and understanding the urban planning and relevant development patterns applied to the creation of urban districts against the backdrop of the current rapid urbanization and transformation of Shanghai on its way to becoming a world city. Based on a review of the four stages of city evolution, a series of case studies on... more...

  • Space Unveiled Invisible Cultures in the Design Studioby Carla Jackson Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Since the early 1800s, African Americans have designed signature buildings; however, in the mainstream marketplace, African American architects, especially women, have remained invisible in architecture history, theory and practice. Traditional architecture design studio education has been based on the historical models of the Beaux-Arts and... more...

  • A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S.by Rudi Hartmann; Jing'ai Wang; Tao Ye

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The book is the outcome of a unique venture: a team of Chinese geographers and a team of American geographers collaborated on a new Comparative Geography of China and the United States. The book meets a high demand for comparative information about China and the United States, as the home of the two leading economies in a globalizing world. Comparisons... more...

  • Architecture and Armed Conflictby JoAnne Mancini; Keith Bresnahan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields, and with knowledge of case studies across time and space, it provides the first synthetic body of research on the complex, multifaceted... more...

  • SHAPEby LIMITarchitects

    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...

  • Architectural System Structures - Integrating Design Complexity in Industrialised Constructionby Kasper Sánchez Vibćk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book proposes a system structure in architectural design that conceptualises a systemic level in architecture and construction that lies between general construction techniques and specific architectural results. In order to make such a system structure operational, the elaboration of a model seeks on the one hand to analytically grasp and on... 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...

  • Jugendstilby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Der Jugendstil (französisch : Art nouveau) bezeichnet einen in den 1880er und 1890er Jahren entwickelten Stil in der angewandten Kunst und der Architektur der westlichen Welt. Er stellte eine Reaktion auf die industrielle Revolution und das kreative Vakuum in ihrem Gefolge dar und bildete den Nukleus der ?Renaissance? der angewandten Künste. Das Hauptziel... more...