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  • The Architect's Brainby Harry Francis Mallgrave

    Wiley 2011; US$ 143.95

    The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture  is the first book to consider the relationship between the neurosciences and architecture, offering a compelling and provocative study in the field of architectural theory. Explores various moments of architectural thought over the last 500 years as a cognitive manifestation... more...

  • Architects Sketchesby Kendra Schank Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    Concepts from architects? minds evolve through sketches and as a mode of transference are conveyed to the finished building. This book compares qualities of sketches to reveal unique approaches to the instruments of thinking in which all architects engage. It provides new insight into the relationship between architectural sketches and the process... more...

  • Architectural Design Portable Handbookby Andy Pressman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 49.95

    Integrate key information to facilitate optimal design solutions Essential for any working architect, Architectural Design Portable Handbook guides you through projects every step of the way, summarizing, synthesizing, and systematizing the core tasks of design. Developed by noted architect Andy Pressman, this handy take-along reference is certain... more...

  • Architectural Principles in the Age of Cyberneticsby Christopher Hight

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    A theoretical history of anthropomorphism and proportion in modern architecture, this volume brings into focus the discourse around proportion with current problems of post-humanism in architecture alongside the new possibilities made available through digital technologies. The book examines how the body and its ordering has served as a central... more...

  • Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restorationby Lesley Durbin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies,... more...

  • Architectureby Andrew Ballantyne

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 7.99

    This original and sophisticated look at architecture helps to understand the cultural significance of buildings. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. more...

  • Architecture For Dummiesby Deborah K. Dietsch; Robert A. M. Stern

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it—even to an architect. Just... more...

  • Architecture and Narrativeby Sophia Psarra

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Architecture is often seen as the art of a thinking mind that arranges, organizes and establishes relationships between the parts and the whole. It is also seen as the art of designing spaces, which we experience through movement and use. Conceptual ordering, spatial and social narrative are fundamental to the ways in which buildings are shaped, used... more...

  • Architecture in Detail IIby Graham Bizley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    Following on from Graham Bizley?s successful Architecture in Detail, Architecture in Detail II presents 40 case studies of detailing on recent construction projects. Over 150 full colour drawings and photos provide a reference compendium for the professional architect seeking detailing inspiration. Originally featured in Building Design?s In... more...

  • Architecture in Wordsby Louise Pelletier

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    What if the house you are about to enter was built with the confessed purpose of seducing you, of creating various sensations destined to touch your soul and make you reflect on who you are? Could architecture have such power? This was the assumption of generations of architects at the beginning of modernity. Exploring the role of theatre and fiction... more...