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  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    From Norman Foster?s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London?s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even... more...

  • Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanismby Jonathan Hughes; Simon Sadler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Non-Plan explores ways of involving people in the design of their environments - a goal which transgresses political categories of 'right' and 'left'. Attempts to circumvent planning bureaucracy and architectural inertia have ranged from free-market enterprise zones, to self-build housing, and from squatting to sophisticated technologies of prefabrication.... more...

  • Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume IIby Martin Filler

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through illuminating studies of some of its most important practitioners, from Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright to, in our own time, Renzo Piano... more...

  • How Architecture Worksby Witold Rybczynski

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 27.99

    An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings often overawe us with their beauty. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form?but it remains mysterious... more...

  • Glasshousesby Fiona Grant

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above all show an increasing ability to tailor the buildings to the needs of the plants within. Starting with the Restoration fashion for cultivating... more...

  • Muslim Architecture of South Indiaby Mehrdad Shokoohy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book reinterprets the Muslim architecture and urban planning of South India, looking beyond the Deccan to the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala - the historic coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. more...

  • BEYOND ARCHIGRAM STEINERby Hadas A. Steiner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    An analysis of the far-reaching influence of Archigram , the journal published in London in the 1960s, and the group of the same name that created it. more...

  • Understanding Islamic Architectureby Attilo Petruccioli; Khalil K. Pirani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    This book seeks to energize the ongoing debate in academia and among practitioners on the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture, and explores how the design profession can be employed to build in the spirit of Islam. more...

  • Bricks & Mortalsby Tom Wilkinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    We don?t just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create and destroy it. These aspects of buildings ? economic, erotic, political and psychological ? are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly.... more...

  • The Working Man's Green Spaceby Micheline Nilsen

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long... more...