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  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 1by 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 I: The Challenge... more...

  • The Green Houseby Alanna Stang; Christopher Hawthorne

    Springer 2005; US$ 45.00

    From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes.... more...

  • Toolingby Benjamin Aranda; Chris Lasch

    Springer 2006; US$ 16.95

    The latest instalment in the renowned Pamphlet Architecture series features the technologically progressive young firm Aranda/Lasch, illustrating their use of advanced computational methods and algorithmic code in architectural design. Tooling is broken down into seven sections: blending, cracking, flocking, losing, packing, spiralling, and weaving,... more...

  • Architecture and Mathematicsby Kim Williams

    Springer 2007; US$ 64.95

    This issue is dedicated to various kinds of patterns in architecture. Buthayna Eilouti and Amer Al-Jokhadar address patterns in shape grammars in the ground plans of Mamluk madrasas, religious schools. Giulio Magli goes back further in history, to the age of Greek colonies in Italy before they were conquered by the Romans, to examine patterns in urban... more...

  • Grand Avenuesby Scott W. Berg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L?Enfant?a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers?to design the new nation's capital. L?Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his... more...

  • Curating Architecture and the Cityby Sarah Chaplin; Alexandra Stara

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Addressing the collection, representation and exhibition of architecture and the built environment, this book explores current practices, historical precedents, theoretical issues and future possibilities arising from the meeting of a curatorial ?subject? and an architectural ?object?. Striking a balance between theoretical investigations and... more...

  • Site Furnishingsby Bill Main; Gail Greet Hannah

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    Introducing the first all-in-one guide to site furniture principles, processes, and best practices Furniture matters—outdoors as well as in. Understanding the connections between site and site furniture enhances the creative opportunities for designers of outdoor spaces and increases their ability to influence the long-term success of the spaces... more...

  • Real World Google SketchUp 7by Mike Tadros

    Pearson Education 2010; US$ 39.99

    Expert SketchUp instructor Mike Tadros shows you his techniques for using SketchUp in a professional, production-oriented environment, allowing you to finish drawings faster and get better results, whether you work alone or in a multiperson studio. Starting with customizing SketchUp preferences for maximum efficiency, Mike takes you through a professional... more...

  • The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Managementby Rena M. Klein

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    The definitive guide to management success for sole practitioners and leaders of small design firms Owning and operating a small architectural design firm can be challenging, with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly meetings, rush proposals, and fluctuating workloads as part of the firm's day-to-day activities. To help small firm owners cope with... more...

  • Architecture; A Spotter's Guideby Sarah Cunliffe

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 17.49

    Confused about the difference between Baroque and Rococo? Curious about the latest architectural trends (organic houses, critical regionalism, conceptual architecture and more) or maybe the ancient traditions of Japan? Wondering if the White House has Doric or Corinthian columns? "Architecture: A Spotter's Guide" takes you on a whirlwind... more...