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  • COST C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes - Facades and Roofsby L. Braganca; C. Wetzel; V. Buhagiar

    IOS Press 2007; US$ 69.00

    Based on a support by COST, an intergovernmental European framework for international cooperation between nationally funded research activities, this work, which is within the COST Transport and Urban Development Domain, looks at improving the techniques for envelopes of buildings constructed in the last half of the 20th century in COST countries. more...

  • Guide to the Architecture of Minnesotaby David Gebhard; Tom Martinson

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 84.00

    Traces Minnesota’s architectural development in eight regions of the state from territorial days to the present and outlines tours of the state’s landmarks. A perfect companion for sight-seeing trips. more...

  • FOBAby Katsu Umebayashi

    Springer 2005; US$ 40.00

    Pure. Minimal. Simple. These are the words commonly used to describe the work of contemporary Japanese architects. FOBA, an internationally celebrated architectural practice based in Kyoto, looks beyond the aesthetics of minimalism, instead finding inspiration in the relationships between structure and site. "FOBA: Buildings," the first monograph... more...

  • Julie Snow Architectsby Julie Snow

    Springer 2005; US$ 40.00

    It's an unfortunate reality that architects practicing in the great expanse between the East and West coasts all too often find themselves beyond the radar of the profession's so-called "tastemakers." And it's especially a shame in the case of Julie Snow, a Minneapolis-based architect who has, over the past decade, developed one... more...

  • Quonset Hutby Julie Decker; Chris Chiei

    Springer 2005; US$ 24.95

    When World War II came along, the American military found itself in need of a prefabricated, lightweight shelter that could be easily shipped and quickly assembled. The quonset hut, that sliced tube of corrugated metal, was the answer. Over a hundred thousand were produced as part of the war effort. In its aftermath, even more were built and existing... more...

  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 2by Terry Kirk

    Springer 2005; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume II: Visions of Utopia,... more...

  • A Guide to Port Sunlight Villageby Edward Hubbard; Michael Shippobottom

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The model industrial village of Port Sunlight was founded by the soap manufacturer W. H. Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) in 1888 for the factory workers of his firm of Lever Brothers. The village was acclaimed from the first as exemplifying the best in English town planning and house design, and greatly influenced subsequent industrial villages such... more...

  • Architect's Legal Pocket Bookby Matthew Cousins

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.95

    A little book that?s big on information. The Architect?s Legal Pocket Book is the definitive pocket reference guide on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket book provides key legal principles and the latest legal developments that will help you quickly understand the law and where to go for further information.... more...

  • Maya Lin: A Biographyby Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book provides an informal biography of the wunderkind who became one of America's greatest living artists and most well-known architects. more...

  • A Visual Dictionary of Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching

    Wiley 2011; US$ 55.00

    The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded! An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept,... more...