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  • Heathrow's Terminal 5by Sharon Doherty

    Wiley 2008; US$ 75.00

    This book reveals the inside track on the making of Terminal 5: the courage, the ground-breaking management thinking and the many lessons learnt from the leaders, the client and integrated supply chain teams, - involving over 50,000 people from 20,000 companies - which led to the successful delivery of this mega project on time, on budget, and safely.... more...

  • Enclaves of Americaby Ron Theodore Robin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated... more...

  • London's Contemporary Architectureby Ken Allinson; Victoria Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world?s most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights into London?s finest contemporary architecture. features more than 400 buildings including key venues from the 2012 Olympic Park... more...

  • The Language of Housesby Alison Lurie

    Delphinium Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    In 1981, Alison Lurie published  The Language of Clothes , a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized. Now Lurie has returned with a companion book,  The Language of Houses , a lucid,... more...

  • A Global History of Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    From ancient Chinese civilization to the postmodern world Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture presents an innovative approach to the study of architectural history. Spanning from 3,500 B.C.E. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the... more...

  • The Secret Lives of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 18.99

    A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents   Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Outliving their original contexts and purposes,... more...

  • Hong Kong Corner Housesby Michael Wolf

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character. more...

  • Out of the Realby Johan Linton

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 74.95

    Bolle Tham (b. 1970) and Martin Videgård (b. 1968) founded their architecture firm in Stockholm in 1999. Their House K and Double House (both completed in 2005) received widespread attention; they finally won international recognition with the Kalmar Museum of Art (which opened in 2008). They are among the young architects invited by Herzog & de Meuron... more...

  • The Westby Christopher Tadgell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    The fourth book in the Architecture in Context series, Tadgell covers all the major architectural traditions of European Architecture in the Middle Ages, from the destruction of Rome to the rediscovery of Classical values in 15 th -century Italy. more...

  • The Picturesqueby John Macarthur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque ? when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor ? in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what... more...