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  • Tradition Todayby R Adam; M. Hardy

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 59.00

    In January 2002, after a two year gestation period, the International Network for Traditional Buildings, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) was launched. To celebrate the launch, a conference was held to debate the place of tradition in modern society. While INTBAU was specifically concerned with building and urbanism, if tradition was indeed relevant... more...

  • Eco-Architecture IIby G Broadbent; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 242.00

    This book contains papers presented at the second International Conference on Eco-Architecture. The original Conference was the first to be held worldwide on the subject of sustainable architecture in order to define what ECO-ARCHITECTURE actually is, i.e. "Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature". The subject has matured in the two... more...

  • Transculturationby Felipe Hernandez; Mark Millington

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 78.40

    Transculturation: Cities, Spaces and Architectures in Latin America explores thecritical potential inherent in the notion of “transculturation” in order to understand contemporary architectural practices and their cultural realities in Latin America. Despite its enormous theoretical potential and its importance within Latin American cultural... more...

  • Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering IIby Serge Tichkiewitch; M. Tollenaere; Pascal Ray

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    This book presents a selection of papers related to the sixth edition of the International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering. This conference was organized within the framework of the activities of the AIP-PRIMECA network whose main scientific field is integrated design applied to both mechanical engineering... more...

  • Architecture and Philosophyby Jean-Jacques Lecercle; Francoise Kral

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 64.00

    Architecture and Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins is a collection of essays on the work of artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins and in particular their book Architectural Body (2000). The essays approach their cutting edge and ambitious project to design 'an architecture against death' from various... more...

  • Women and the Everyday Cityby Jessica Ellen Sewell

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    In Women and the Everyday City , Jessica Ellen Sewell explores the lives of women in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. A period of transformation of both gender roles and American cities, she shows how changes in the city affected women's ability to negotiate shifting gender norms as well as how women's increasing use of the city played a... more...

  • Architecture of Thoughtby Andrzej Piotrowski

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 105.00

    In "Architecture of Thought," Andrzej Piotrowski maps and conceptually explores material practices of the past, showing how physical artifacts and visual environments manifest culturally rooted modes of thought and participate in the most nuanced processes of negotiations and ideological exchanges. According to Piotrowski, material structures... more...

  • Reuse Valueby Richard Brilliant; Dale Kinney

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a range of views on spolia and appropriation in art and architecture from fourth-century Rome to the late twentieth century. Using case studies from different historical moments and cultures, contributors test the limits of spolia as a critical category and seek to define its specific character in relation to other forms of artistic... more...

  • Materan Contradictionsby Anne Parmly Toxey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Illustrated with a detailed study of the ancient World Heritage city of Matera and its 'Sassi', this book analyses the contemporary effects of preservation on the city and surrounding province. More broadly, it examines the relationship between and interdependence of preservation and modernism within architectural thought. The work asserts... more...

  • Feminist Practicesby Lori A. Brown

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Women continue to be very under-represented in the architectural profession, which has become defined by a narrow middle-class, heterosexual, Eurasian male perspective, out of kilter with today's diverse community. This book brings together a team of up and coming female architects and designers to discuss their work at various scales, from local... more...