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  • The Architecture of Happinessby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 17.58

    The Architecture of Happiness is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being Bestselling author Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and how philosophy can console us. Now he turns his attention to one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their... more...

  • Hongkong, Macau und Kantonby Ernst Boerschmann; Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    In 1933, the German architect and China scholar Ernst Boerschmann visited the cities of Hong Kong, Macau and Canton (Guangzhou) and documented their transformation into functionally divided major cities. Boerschmann?s unpublished descriptions of a radical change in the structure of a city still have resonance 80 years later, and many of... more...

  • Architectural History Retoldby Paul Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    How much do you know about Greek architecture? Roman? Gothic? The Renaissance? Modernism? Perhaps more importantly, do you know how these are connected or how one style evolved to become another? Or what happened historically during each of these periods? Architectural History Retold is your roadmap for your journey through architectural history.... more...

  • The City Crown by Bruno Tautby Dr Matthew Mindrup; Dr Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut?s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of ?apolitical socialism? and peaceful collaboration... more...

  • The Historiography of Persian Architectureby Mohammad Gharipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Historiography is the study of the methodology of writing history, the development of the discipline of history, and the changing interpretations of historical events in the works of individual historians. Exploring the historiography of Persian art and architecture requires a closer look at a diverse range of sources, including chronicles, historical... 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$ 38.00

    Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the... more...

  • Ghastly Good Tasteby John Betjeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 17.99

    '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...