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  • Energieeinsparmaßnahmen durch moderne Lichttechnik in Nichtwohngebäudenby Marco Verardi

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 42.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Das vorliegende Buch befasst sich mit der Frage, mit welchen Maßnahmen Nichtwohngebäude auf Dauer effizienter gemacht werden können. Die Lichttechnik ist in der Praxis ein unterschätztes Medium. Diese Arbeit zeigt Wege und Richtlinien auf, die bei einer lichttechnischen Modernisierung eingehalten werden müssen und zum Erfolg führen.... more...

  • A Global History of Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash

    Wiley 2011; US$ 95.00

    Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, evenarchitectural historians who do not teach general survey coursesare likely to enjoy and appreciate it." — Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own theterritory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious taskwith... more...

  • 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

    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$ 34.95

    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...

  • Here Comes the Sunby Ken Worpole

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 35.00

    Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between ? the parks, public squares,... more...

  • Public Monumentsby Sergiusz Michalski

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social pre-occupation, to today when the distinction between public monuments... more...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vistas across the land, the landscape, and the garden are a particular hallmark of the Italian palaces and villas of the early modern era. The author of this book provides the first detailed documentation of the Renaissance reconstruction of the antique discourse on vistas of ideal places and architecturally staged and framed views. ... more...