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  • Architecture's Evil Empire?by Miles Glendinning

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 27.95

    From Chicago to Toronto to Shanghai, cities around the world have sprouted “iconic” buildings by celebrity architects like Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind that compete for attention both on the skyline and in the media. But in recent years, criticism of these extreme “gestural” structures, known for their often-exaggerated forms, has been growing.... more...

  • Interior Design Illustratedby Francis D. K. Ching; Corky Binggeli

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00 US$ 48.50

    The bestselling guide to interior design updated and expanded for a new generation For over three decades, Francis D.K. Ching's integrated, comprehensive approach to presenting the elements of architecture and design has helped millions of students and professionals alike visualize and make sense of complex concepts. As functional as it is beautiful,... more...

  • Exercises in Architectureby Simon Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Architecture is a doing word. You can learn a great deal about the workings of architecture through analysing examples but a fuller understanding of its powers and potential comes through practice, by trying to do it... This book offers student architects a series of exercises that will develop their capacity for doing architecture. Exercises... more...

  • The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environmentsby Casakin Hernan; Bernardo Fatima

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 29.00

    Readers of this e-book will gain an insight on the role of identity as a basis for the perception, experience, and appreciation of the form of built structures. It explains knowledge in relation to place identity, focusing both on people's identity, and related factors which play a part in this process, and most of all on a science of identity in the... more...

  • The Future of the Cityby K. Al-Kodmany; M. M. Ali

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 374.00

    The book discusses spatial planning and sustainable strategies as well as offers pragmatic architectural and urban design guidelines to better design tall buildings for future cities. more...

  • Urban Commonsby Mary Dellenbaugh; Markus Kip; Majken Bieniok; Agnes Müller; Martin Schwegmann

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    Städtischer Raum ist ein Gemeingut, ein „commons“: ein Ort der Zusammenarbeit und des Verhandelns von Menschen und zugleich deren Ergebnis. Städtischen Raum als ein Gemeingut zu verstehen folgt der Annahme, dass die begehrte Produktivität der Städte den Strategien des Staates und des Kapitals vorausgeht, also gerade nicht aus ihnen resultiert.... more...

  • The Seven Lamps of Architectureby John Ruskin

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    In August of 1848, John Ruskin and his new bride visited northern France, for the gifted young critic wished to write a book that would examine the essence of Gothic architecture. By the following April, the book was finished. Titled The Seven Lamps of Architecture, it was far more than a treatise on the Gothic style; instead, it elaborated Ruskin’s... more...

  • Building Type Basics for Research Laboratoriesby Daniel D. Watch

    Wiley 2002; US$ 75.00 US$ 65.00

    Planning to initiate designs for government, academic, and private research laboratories? Here's the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, Combines in-depth coverage of the structural,... more...

  • German Architecture for a Mass Audienceby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany's most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed,... more...

  • Communication in the Design Processby Stephen A. Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 99.95

    The Design and Construction industry is in a state of attempted change. Improvement is a key word for employer, consultant and contractor. Real steps forward are slow, and most damning is the continuous repetition of the same mistakes. Communication in the Design Process considers the gap that can exist between client expectation and realisation... more...