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- 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...
- 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...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95
From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius?Doric, Ionic and Corinthian?to... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00
Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid?s most repressive years. In At Home with Apartheid, Rebecca Ginsburg provides an intimate examination of the cultural landscapes of Johannesburg?s middle- and upper-middle-class neighborhoods... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 40.00
What is more important in architectural works?their form, shape, and color, or the meanings and symbolism that can be associated with them? Can aesthetic judgments of architecture be independent of the stories one can tell about buildings? Do non-architects perceive buildings in the same way as do architects? For the greater part of the twentieth... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99
On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome....shall do so before the end of the month of September." The proposed dome was regarded far and wide... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 21.99
We don?t just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces where we live. We are born, work, love, and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent and squat it, create and destroy it. All of these aspects of buildings?economic, erotic, political, and psychological?are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly.... more...