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  • Fashioning Viennaby Janet Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive material and newspaper reports, which serve to shed new... more...

  • American Domestic Architecture 1600--1900by Roger H. Wood; Richard J. Wood

    Infosential Press 2001; US$ 36.95

    A history of American domestic architecture from 1600 through t0 1990 is presented by the authors in this electronic work. The influence of English and European models of architectural design on domestic (United States) house designs is emphasized. How a preference for English, French, and Spanish designs conferred social status and family heritage... more...

  • Spaces of Global Culturesby Anthony King

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts:... more...

  • Practical Experienceby Jane Tankard; Katerina Ruedi Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    The year out, or internship, in a professional practice can be the most rewarding experience in an architectural student's education. It can also be a shock to the system to find that architectural working practices are very different to architectural study. This book provides a beginner's guide to professional practice and a step-by-step guide on... 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...

  • Standard Letters in Architectural Practiceby David Chappell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 115.00

    Architects and contract administrators spend a great deal of time writing letters of various types. Many of them are routine and repetitive in character, but they require proper consideration if potentially dangerous liability situations are to be avoided. This book provides some 285 standard letters for use at all stages of project administration.... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planningby C. Mark Hamilton

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 169.99

    This book is the first comprehensive study of Mormon architecture. It centers on the doctrine of Zion which led to over 500 planned settlements in Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Canada, and Mexico. This doctrine also led to a hierarchy of building types from temples and tabernacles to meetinghouses... more...

  • Changing Architectural Educationby David Nicol; Simon Pilling

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 99.95

    Architectural education is under pressure to meet the demands of an evolving construction industry and to cater to the increasingly varied career destinations of graduates. How should architectural education respond to these professional challenges? How can students be better prepared for professional practice? These questions are the focus of this... more...

  • Negotiating Domesticityby Hilde Heynen; Gülsüm Baydar

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    In the home the intricate relations between architecture, gender and domesticity become visible.  Negotiating Domesticity  investigates the many and complex themes evoked by the interconnections between these terms. Topics covered include famous as well as less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological,... more...

  • Accessible Housingby Rob Imrie

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 104.95

    Considering the interrelationships between disability and housing design with a focus on the role of policy in addressing the housing needs of disabled people, this book sets out some of the broader debates about the nature of housing, quality and design. In what ways are domestic design and architecture implicated in inhibiting or facilitating mobility... more...