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  • L'art de reconnaître les stylesby Émile Bayard; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le style Louis XIII, attristé par les guerres religieuses, devait sa gravité à cette agitation et, tel un cerveau mûri succédant à une tête de linotte ? car l'art de la Renaissance, au déclin, pouvait succomber à l'élégance et au joli, déments ? le style Louis XIII ramena d'un front sévère la ligne égarée." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN... more...

  • 194Xby Andrew M. Shanken

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    During the Second World War, American architecture was in a state of crisis. The rationing of building materials and restrictions on nonmilitary construction continued the privations that the profession had endured during the Great Depression. At the same time, the dramatic events of the 1930s and 1940s led many architects to believe that their profession—and... 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...

  • How Buildings Learnby Stewart Brand

    Penguin Publishing Group 1995; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • 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 2008; 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...

  • Bauen in Chinaby Bert Bielefeld; Lars-Phillip Rusch

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 62.95

    «Bauen in China»: das Handbuch für Architekten, die im Boommarkt China erfolgreich aktiv werden wollen. more...

  • The Westby Christopher Tadgell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements from Carolingian, Ottonian, Byzantine and northern European traditions, through to the evolution of the Gothic which heralded new, structurally... 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...