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  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... more...

  • The Experience of Modernismby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 98.95

    Making extensive use of information gained from in-depth interviews with architects active in the period between 1928-1953, the author provides a sympathetic understanding of the Modern Movement's architectural role in reshaping the fabric and structure of British metropolitan cities in the post-war period and traces the links between the experience... more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... 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...

  • How Buildings Learnby Stewart Brand

    Penguin Publishing Group 1995; US$ 37.00

    Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the... 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...

  • Ghastly Good Tasteby John Betjeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40

    'My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages... more...

  • Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940by Sean Rothery

    The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 18.94

    Every future account of architecture in Ireland should be indebted to this book.' - Edward McParland, Times Literary Supplement ' Rothery's book sheds an illuminating light on Ireland's progress in the first four decades of this century' - Frank McDonald, The Irish Times 'There is now a significantly better foundation for our assessment of the architecture... more...

  • Simulationby Andrea Gleiniger; Thomas Hänsli; Erich Hörl; Nils Röller; Georg Vrachliotis; Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    Die Reihe «Kontext Architektur» stellt eine kritische Auswahl jener Begriffe zur Debatte, die im aktuellen Diskurs eine Rolle spielen. «Simulation» erörtert, welche Potenziale aber auch Grenzen uns die verschiedenen Verständnismöglichkeiten des heutigen Simulationsbegriffes eröffnen. more...

  • Komplexitätby Clemens Bellut; Johann Feichter; Andrea Gleiniger; Klaus Mainzer; Denise Scott Brown; Kostas Terzidis; Robert Venturi; Georg Vrachliotis; Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 32.00

    Today it is complexity studies, with their starting point in physics, that define the current approach to the concept of complexity. They have established a new connection between the natural sciences and information technology and have thus become a central premise of computer-based approaches to design. more...