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  • Architecture and its Ethical Dilemmasby Nicholas Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 78.95

    A cast of leading writers and practitioners tackle the ethical questions that architects are increasingly facing in their work, from practical considerations in construction to the wider social context of buildings, their appearance, use and place in the narrative of the environment. This book gives an account of these ethical questions from the perspectives... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Gargoyles of Notre-Dameby Michael Camille

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 44.00

    Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century. The first comprehensive history of these world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they transformed... more...

  • A 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...

  • 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...

  • Modern Architecture in Historic Citiesby Sebastian Loew

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 165.00

    Modern Architecture in Historic Cities illustrates why France has been so successful in combining conservation and modernity, and points to important lessons for other countries which can be drawn from the French experience. Beginning with an empirical review of particular events which have affected attitudes towards heritage in France, this book... 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...