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  • Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservationby Marion Harney

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    This comprehensive guide on historic garden and landscape conservation will help landscape professionals familiarise themselves with what the conservation of historic gardens, garden structures and designed landscapes encompasses.   The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge... more...

  • Architectureby Andrew Ballantyne

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    This original and sophisticated look at architecture helps to understand the cultural significance of buildings. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. more...

  • High Steelby Jim Rasenberger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers. From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York city ironwork, and up through the present, High Steel follows the trajectory of careers inextricably linked to both great accomplishment... more...

  • Drawing the Unbuildableby Nerma Cridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Architecture is conventionally seen as being synonymous with building. In contrast, this book introduces and defines a new category - the unbuildable. The unbuildable involves projects that are not just unbuilt, but cannot be built. This distinct form of architectural project has an important and often surprising role in architectural discourse, working... more...

  • The Secret Lives of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 20.99

    A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Outliving their original contexts and purposes,... 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$ 37.00

    "It's about time somebody wrote this book. This quirky, thoughtful volume, bursting with curiosity and intelligence, may make our everyday world more visible to more Americans. Architecture is too important to be left to architects alone." — Mixed Media "A stunning exploration of the design of design … How Buildings Learn will irrevocably alter... more...

  • Ghastly Good Tasteby John Betjeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40

    'My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages... 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...