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  • RIBA Book of British Housingby Ian Colquhoun

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 73.95

    RIBA Book of British Housing Design looks at the design solutions developed during the 20th and the 21st centuries, and illustrates over 200 of the most successful projects. It provides an overview of the evolution of housing development, and includes present day schemes and estate regeneration as well as special sections on housing in Scotland and... more...

  • Rethinking Architectural Historiographyby Dana Arnold; Elvan Altan Ergut; Belgin Turan Ozkaya

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 73.95

    Rather than subscribing to a single position, this collection informs the reader about the current state of the discipline looking at changes across the broad field of methodological, theoretical and geographical plurality. Divided into three sections, Rethinking Architectural Historiography begins by renegotiating foundational and contemporary... more...

  • The Evolution of Designsby Philip Steadman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    This book tells the history of the many analogies that have been made between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts, especially buildings. It examines the effects of these analogies on architectural and design theory and considers how recent biological thinking has relevance for design. Architects and designers have... more...

  • "Portuguese" Style and Luso-African Identityby Peter A. Mark

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions... more...

  • The Transparent Stateby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    Do open societies need transparent architecture? Does transparent architecture help make an open society? This book examines German culture's on-going relationship with Transparency, a relationship which culminates in the new Reichstag building. more...

  • Modern Architectural Theoryby Harry Francis Mallgrave

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development. more...

  • Understanding Architectureby Hazel Conway; Rowan Roenisch

    Routledge 1994; US$ 44.95

    This remarkable book is the first comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history. Introducing issues of urbanism, feminism and ethnicity, it covers concerns which are at the forefront of current architectural debate. more...

  • His Invention So Fertileby Adrian Tinniswood

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    In His Invention So Fertile, Adrian Tinniswood offers the first biography of Christopher Wren in a generation. It is a book that reveals the full depth of Wren's multifaceted genius, not only as one of the greatest architects who ever lived--the designer of St. Paul's Cathedral--but as an influential seventeenth-century scientist. Tinniswood writes... more...

  • Gottfried Semper and the Problem of Historicismby Mari Hvattum

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 106.00

    Using key texts by Gottfried Semper, Mari Hvattum offers a reinterpretation of historicism. more...

  • Conservation of Ruinsby John Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 135.00

    Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about them, these sites continue to be at risk across the globe. Conservation of Ruins defines and describes these risks, which range from neglect,... more...