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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...

  • 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

    A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the twentieth 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 a short,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Philip Wilkinson

    Quercus 2013; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Timeby Anne Bordeleau

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on how an important nineteenth-century architect addressed the already shifting relation between architecture, time and history, this book offers insights on issues still relevant today-the struggle between imitation and innovation, the definition (or rejection) of aesthetic experience, the grounds of architectural judgment (who decides and... more...

  • The Image of the Cityby Kevin Lynch

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte. more...

  • Lernen von Las Vegasby Robert Venturi; Denise S. Brown; Steven Izenour

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Ausgangspunkt für diese Veröffentlichung, die sich schon lange zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie entwickelt hat, war ein Seminar mit dem Titel «Learning from Las Vegas, or Form Analysis as Design Research» an der Fakultät für Kunst und Architektur der Yale University 1968. more...