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  • The Buildings of Peter Harrisonby John Fitzhugh Millar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing... more...

  • Maya Lin: A Biographyby Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

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

  • Oscar Niemeyerby P. Andreas; M. Bill; L. Cavalcanti; E. Kossel; C. Krohn; N. Maak; O. Niemeyer; J.C. Sussekind; Paul Andreas; Ingeborg Flagge

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 52.00

    Niemeyer became world renowned for planning and building the capital Brasilia, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. His buildings are deeply respectful of the site and are characterized by an unmistakable, almost Baroque design impulse. He was highly prolific up until his death (2012) and is one of the most productive architects in history.... more...

  • The Architect in Practiceby David Chappell; Andrew Willis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The Architect in Practice was first published in 1952. Originally written by a quantity surveyor and an architect it has remained, through its nine editions, a leading textbook used in the education of architects world-wide. While the format of the book has developed, the message and philosophy remains the same as the original: to provide the student... 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...

  • Density & Atmosphereby Eberhard Tröger; Dietmar Eberle

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    This book offers a thorough study of the relationship between the characteristics of construction density and the ensuing atmospheres, distribution of uses and their value. 36 case study examples in Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Berlin were documented and assessed, from the outskirts to the center of the city with photographs and detailed... more...

  • Innovation in Architectureby Alan J. Brookes; Dominique Poole

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.95

    In this highly original book, through a series of essays, key architects and engineers in Europe, Australia, and the USA describe the ideas and development behind the innovative technology in their chosen projects, with the emphasis being on the means of production and the links between design and the manufacturing process. more...

  • Rethinking Architectureby Neil Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many... more...

  • Design and Construction in Romanesque Architectureby C. Edson Armi

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    In this 2003 study, Edson Armi offers a fresh interpretation of Romanesque architecture. more...

  • The Company Townby John Garner

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99

    A survey of those towns traditionally associated with textiles, mining or tool manufacturing, particularly those which sprang up during the Industrial Revolution. The text describes and compares the concurrent development of selected towns in Europe and North America. more...