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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...

  • 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...

  • SHAPEby LIMIT Architects

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 21.18

    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...

  • Transgressionby Louis Rice; David Littlefield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the AHRA, this volume presents contributions from academics,... more...

  • Architecture Beyond Criticismby Wolfgang F. E. Preiser; Aaron T. Davis; Ashraf M. Salama; Andrea Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works. As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to social, cultural, and economic activism, this book examines... more...

  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    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...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 92.34

    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...

  • Introduction to Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; James F. Eckler

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00 US$ 48.50

    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...

  • Designing for the Third Ageby Lorraine Farrelly

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97

    Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can... more...