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  • Roman Architectureby Frank Sear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In this comprehensive, accessible and beautifully illustrated book, Frank Sear traces the evolution of Roman architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic to AD 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. With over 200 diagrams, maps and photos, this lucid and eminently readable account is a detailed overview... more...

  • Rethinking Architectureby Neil Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    This book brings together the core writings on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorists of the twentieth century - the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and experiences of architecture. more...

  • Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Sally McMurry

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99

    A look at the changing design of 19th-century American farmhouses, collected from a wide range of agricultural periodicals of the time. more...

  • The Company Townby John Garner

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99

    A survey of those towns traditionally associated with textiles, mining or tool manufacturing, particularly those which sprang up during the Industrial Revolution. The text describes and compares the concurrent development of selected towns in Europe and North America. more...

  • An Architect's Guide to Fameby Paul Davies; Torsten Schmiedeknecht

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    This lively text provides a candid inquiry into the contemporary means by which architects get work and (for better or worse) become famous. In response to the reciprocal relationship between publicity and everyday architectural practice, this book examines the mechanisms by which architects seek publicity and manage to establish themselves and their... more...

  • Irigaray for Architectsby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95

    Written specifically for architects, this short book introduces practitioners and students to Irigaray?s work, enabling them to understand the value of historically informed cross- and inter-disciplinary modes of architectural practice. more...

  • Intimate Metropolisby Vittoria Di Palma; Diana Periton; Marina Lathouri

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 66.95

    Intimate Metropolis explores connections between the modern city, its architecture, and its citizens, by questioning traditional conceptualizations of public and private. more...

  • The Secret of the Great Pyramidby Bob Brier; Jean-Pierre Houdin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years?creating... more...

  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 1by Terry Kirk

    Springer 2005; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume I: The Challenge... more...

  • The Green Houseby Alanna Stang; Christopher Hawthorne

    Springer 2005; US$ 45.00

    From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes.... more...