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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Age of Comfortby Joan DeJean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    Today, it is difficult to imagine a living room without a sofa. When the first sofas on record were delivered in seventeenth-century France, the result was a radical reinvention of interior space. Symptomatic of a new age of casualness and comfort, the sofa ushered in an era known as the golden age of conversation; as the first piece of furniture designed... more...

  • The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drewby Iain Jackson; Jessica Holland

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    This book thoroughly examines Fry and Drew's highly influential 'Tropical Architecture' in West Africa and India, whilst also discussing their British work, such as their post World War II projects for the Festival of Britain, Harlow New Town, Pilkington Brothers’ Headquarters and Coychurch Crematorium. It highlights the collaborative... more...

  • Navy Pierby Douglas Bukowski

    Ivan R. Dee 1996; US$ 14.99

    An entertaining, abundantly illustrated history of a Chicago landmark, inspired by Daniel Burnham and a feat of engineering, now a grand locale for public recreation. more...

  • Muqarnas, Volume 27by Karen Leal; Gülru Necipo?lu

    BRILL 2010; US$ 84.00

    Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The articles in Muqarnas 27 address topics such as spolia in medieval Islamic architecture, Islamic coinage in the seventh century,... more...

  • Renæssancens befæstede byerby Søren Bitsch Christensen; Hans Henrik Appel; Jane Jark Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 33.33

    Det danske rige var i perioder af renæssancen præget af en dyb by- og samfundskrise, og invasioner, belejringer, sygdom og økonomisk nedgang var hverdagskost. Købstæderne var underlagt statsmagten og måtte stille med soldater, penge, skibe og proviant til landets forsvar. Samtidig måtte forarmede byer selv udbygge deres befæstninger og forsvare sig... more...