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  • Relational Architectural Ecologiesby Peg Rawes

    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...

  • The Architecture of Changeby Jerilou Hammett; Maggie Wrigley

    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...

  • The Politics of Makingby Mark Swenarton; Igea Troiani; Helena Webster

    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... more...

  • Stadtby Harald A. Mieg; Christoph Heyl

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2013; US$ 59.13

    Das Phänomen ?Stadt? in der Gesamtschau. Von Architektur über Geschichte, Geografie, Politik- und Rechtswissenschaften bis Stadtsoziologie und -ethnologie: In diesem Handbuch kommen sämtliche Disziplinen zur Sprache, die sich mit dem Thema Stadtforschung befassen. Ein Überblickskapitel verdeutlicht multidisziplinäre Parallelen und Differenzen. Im zweiten... more...

  • What is Architecture?by Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Architecture can influence the way we feel, and can help us along as we go about our lives, or sabotage our habitual ways of doing things. The essays collected here challenge, and help to define a view of architecture which ranges from the minimal domesticity of Diogenes' barrel, to the exuberant experiments of the contemporary avant-garde. There are... more...

  • The Territories of Identityby Soumyen Bandyopadhyay; Guillermo Garma Montiel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The expedited globalised process of exchange and new forms of cultural production have transformed old established notions of identity, calling into question their conceptual foundations. This book explores the spatial and representational dimension of this phenomenon, by addressing how the reshaping of the key themes of place, architecture and memory... more...

  • In Perfect Timingby Peter Caddy

    Findhorn Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this book, Peter, a master storyteller, takes us on a journey of inspiration, action and spirit. We also participate in his struggles, hardships and initiations, but with Peter, problems and challenges are met head-on with indomitable positive thought and action. His legacy to us all is the knowledge that following our inner guidance -- God's will... more...

  • The Elements of Architectureby Scott Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The Elements of Architecture is a clear and well structured introduction to sustainable architecture, which concentrates on general principles to make an accessible and comprehensive primer for undergraduate students. The author takes a fresh and logical approach, focusing on the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants... more...

  • Toward an Integral Practice of Architectureby Richter - Dahl Rocha & Associés

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 98.00

    The integration of functions, technology and aesthetic quality is the architect?s core qualification. In this book, the partners of Richter & Dahl Rocha provide a detailed and comprehensive account of today?s state of the art of architectural design. Offering the knowledge of 20 years of high-class practice to the architectural community,... more...

  • Architektur verstehenby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 30.52

    Ob Gotik oder Großraumbüro: "Architektur verstehen" macht mit den wichtigsten Techniken, Gestaltungsmethoden und Aufgaben der Baukunst bekannt. Zentrale Themen sind die Baumaterialien, der Werkprozess, die sakralen und profanen Grundtypen der Architektur, die Stadtplanung sowie die Symbolik. Den Abschluss bilden einige grundsätzliche Überlegungen... more...