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  • Modern Architectureby Alan Colquhoun

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters.Alan... more...

  • Makeshift Metropolisby Witold Rybczynski

    Scribner 2010; US$ 16.99

    In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance . In Makeshift Metropolis , Rybczynski has drawn upon a lifetime of observing cities to craft... more...

  • If...Thenby Stan Allen

    Springer 2005; US$ 24.95

    If...Then: Architectural Speculation is the sixth in an annual series of publications featuring work by talented architects selected by The Architectural League of New York's Young Architects Competition jury. This year, entrants were asked to explore the process of architectural speculation: the act of imagination that precedes every work, projecting... more...

  • Kengo Kumaby Botond Bognar

    Springer 2005; US$ 65.00

    Evanescent Restrained. Ethereal. These are some of the words used to describe the architecture of Kengo Kuma, one of the most heralded of a new generation of Japanese architects. A recent article in "Architecture writes of Kuma that "he strives to give his buildings the qualities of a rainbow, composed of shimmering particles, more illusion... more...

  • The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practiceby American Institute of Architects

    Wiley 2011; US$ 120.00

    Written by The American Institute of Architects, this is the definitive textbook on practice issues written specifically for architecture students. Specifically written for emerging architects, this is the first unabbreviated guide specifically for architecture students about to begin their careers. It is required reading in a professional practice... more...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales ? that of the individual street ? the Street Section ? and the complex of city streets ? the City Transect ? Urban Section identifies a range... more...

  • Big Design, Small Budgetby Betsy Helmuth; John Ha

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    As seen on the TODAY Show! Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested... more...

  • COST C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes - State of the Artby M.T. Andeweg; S. Brunoro; L.G.W. Verhoef

    IOS Press 2007; US$ 69.00

    As a result of changes in the composition of the population, society changes continuously with respect to various factors including age-structure, family composition and the availability of energy. Changes lead to situations that are reflected in the commissioning of buildings, which is gradually shifted from new construction to the reuse and renovation... more...

  • COST C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes - Needsby E. Melgaard; G. Hadjimichael; M. Almeida

    IOS Press 2007; US$ 69.00

    As a result of changes in the composition of the population, society changes continuously with respect to various factors including age-structure, family composition and the availability of energy. Changes lead to situations that are reflected in the commissioning of buildings, which is gradually shifted from new construction to the reuse and renovation... more...

  • COST C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes - Structuresby R. Di Giulio; Z. Bozinovski; L.G.W. Verhoef

    IOS Press 2007; US$ 69.00

    As a result of changes in the composition of the population, society changes continuously with respect to various factors including age-structure, family composition and the availability of energy. Changes lead to situations that are reflected in the commissioning of buildings, which is gradually shifted from new construction to the reuse and renovation... more...