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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...

  • Great Planning Disastersby Peter Hall

    University of California Press 1982; US$ 21.56

    In this "pathology of planning," Peter Hall briskly recounts the histories of five great planning disasters and two near-disasters and analyzes the decisions of the professional bureaucrats, community activists, and politicians involved in the planning process. He draws on an eclectic body of theory from political science, economics, ethics, and long-range... more...

  • Japan Housesby Marcia Iwatate; Geeta K. Mehta; Takeshi Nakasa

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    Japanese residential design has evolved as a distinctive response to social, political, and climatic pressures?along with the powerful individual ideas of its architects. Japan Houses presents 26 of the country's finest contemporary houses in breathtaking photographs and with insightful text. more...

  • The Devil In The White Cityby Erik Larson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.11

    The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary... 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...

  • 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...

  • Covered Bridgesby Joseph Conwill

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Georgia an north to eastern Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber examples, born out of the traditions of medieval times,... 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...