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  • The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildingsby Simon Thurley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. more...

  • Brazil Builtby Zilah Quezado Deckker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    Brazil Built is an examination of the architecture of the Modern Movement in Brazil. In the 1940s and 1950s, Brazil acquired unprecedented prestige in the world of Modern architecture. Brazil was regarded as the country which had inherited the progressive Modernism of the pre-war period in Europe, and which, furthermore, had initiated a new phase... more...

  • The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movementby Colin Porteous

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    The New Eco-Architecture builds a historical bridge between architectural science and design. It seeks to address neglected aspects of the Modern Movement as a prelude to supporting a diversity of architectural insight and experimentation aimed at twenty-first century environmental needs and priorities. The attitudes and influences of renowned figures... more...

  • Empire Buildingby Mark Crinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    The colonial architecture of the nineteenth century has much to tell us of the history of colonialism and cultural exchange. Yet, these buildings can be read in many ways. Do they stand as witnesses to the rapacity and self-delusion of empire? Are they monuments to a world of lost glory and forgotten convictions? Do they reveal battles won by indigenous... more...

  • ARCHITECTURE OF MODERN CHINA ZHUby Jianfei Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Acollection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on thetwentieth century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending of ?critical? and ?historical? research, taking a long-range perspective transcending the current scene and the Maoist period.This is ashort,... more...

  • Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservationby Marion Harney

    Wiley 2014; US$ 107.50

    This comprehensive guide on historic garden and landscape conservation will help landscape professionals familiarise themselves with what the conservation of historic gardens, garden structures and designed landscapes encompasses.   The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date... more...

  • Architecture and Filmby Mark Lamster

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Architecture and Film looks at the ways architecture and architects are treated on screen and, conversely, how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment. It also examines the significant effect that the film industry has had on the American public's perception of urban, suburban, and rural spaces. Contributors to... more...

  • Philosophy for Architectsby Branko Mitrovi

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Philosophy for Architects is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions of interest to students of architectural theory. Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations... 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$ 43.95

    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...