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  • The Possibility of (an) Architectureby Mark Goulthorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Articulating a radical agenda for the rethinking of the basic precepts of the construction industry in light of digital technologies, this book explores the profound shift that is underway in all aspects of architectural process. Essays and lectures from the last fifteen years discuss these changes in relation to dECOi Architects, created in 1991... more...

  • Embodiments of Powerby Gary B. Cohen; Franz A. J. Szabo

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 90.00

    The period of the baroque (late sixteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries) saw extensive reconfiguration of European cities and their public spaces. Yet, this transformation cannot be limited merely to signifying a style of art, architecture, and decor. Rather, the dynamism, emotionality, and potential for grandeur that were inherent in the baroque... more...

  • Edward James Lennoxby Marilyn M. Litvak

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 11.99

    "Concise, informative and well-illustrated, this short volume speaks reams about a career that included Toronto's first millennial project (Old City Hall), a castle (Casa Loma), as well as the massive generating power station at Niagara Falls (Palace of Power)." - Christopher Hume, The Toronto Star more...

  • Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architectureby Dr Gwendolyn Leick; Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This Dictionary gives a comprehensive survey of the whole range of ancient Near Eastern architecture from the Neolithic round huts in Palestine to the giant temples of Ptolemaic Egypt. Gwendolyn Leick examines the development of the principal styles of ancient architecture within their geographical and historical context, and describes features of... more...

  • Architecture and Orderby Michael Parker Pearson; Colin Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Architecture is a powerful medium for representing, ordering and classifying the world, and understanding the use of space is fundamental to archaeological inquiry. Architecture and Order draws on the work of archaeologists, social theorists and architects to explore the way in which people relate to the architecture which surrounds them. In many... more...

  • Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environmentby Hisham Mortada

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Written with the non-Muslim reader in mind, this book analyses the principles and values established by Islamic tradition to govern the social and physical environments of Muslims. The picture of Islam that emerges from this work is of a way of life with social ideals. Relying on the Qur'an and Sunna , the basic sources of Islamic law, and using... more...

  • Story of the Roman Amphitheatreby David L. Bomgardner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    The Roman amphitheatre was a site both of bloody combat and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the might of Empire; to understand the importance of the amphitheatre is to understand a key element in the social and political life of the Roman ruling classes. Generously illustrated with 141 plans and photographs, The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre ... more...

  • Up from Zeroby Paul Goldberger

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    In Up from Zero, Paul Goldberger, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and culture, Up from Zero takes us inside the controversial... more...

  • Beyond Descriptionby Ryan Bishop; John Phillips; Wei-Wei Yeo

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 103.95

    This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions about global urbanism, postcolonialism, and architectural... more...

  • Chinese Spatial Strategiesby Jianfei Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    Chinese Spatial Strategies presents a study of social spaces of the capital of Ming Qing China (1420-1911). Focusing on early Ming and early and middle Qing, it explores architectural, urban and geographical space of Beijing, in relation to issues of history, geopolitics, urban social structure, imperial rule and authority, symbolism, and aesthetic... more...