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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
As Ruskin suggests in his Seven Lamps of Architecture: "We may live without [architecture], and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her." We remember best when we experience an event in a place. But what happens when we leave that place, or that place no longer exists? This book addresses the relationship between memory and place and... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 49.00
Over the last two decades, the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) have undergone significant political and economic reforms. As part of this reform agenda, they have started modernising their public administrations and expenditure management practices, bringing them closer to international standards. However, the recent... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00
First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically,... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00 US$ 52.00
This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication . Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00 US$ 38.50
A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from... more...
- Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 39.49
Zeitgenössische Architektur verstehen heißt, die Bedingungen verstehen, unter denen sie entsteht: «Crucial Words» bietet rund 50 originelle, witzig illustrierte Essays zu Begriffen wie Branding, Collaborators, Corporate, Desire, Future, Everyday, Ornament oder Wheelchair. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details, and the documents used to make them, can be read closely... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ?habitats?, ?natural milieus?, ?places? or ?shelters? that construct architectural... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95
"The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective Taking a broad view of the word ?politics?, the essays address a range of questions, including: What is the relationship between politics and the making... more...