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  • 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...

  • Primitiveby Jo Odgers; Flora Samuel; Adam Sharr

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    This innovative edited collection charts the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive. The word primitive is fundamental to the discipline of architecture in the west, providing a convenient starting point for the many myths of architecture's origins. Since the almost legendary 1970s conference on the Primitive, with the advent of post-modernism... more...

  • Urban Design Readerby Steve Tiesdell; Matthew Carmona

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Essential reading for students and practitioners of urban design, this collection of essays introduces the 6 dimensions of urban design through a range of the most important classic and contemporary key texts. Urban design as a form of place making has become an increasingly significant area of academic endeavour, of public policy and professional... more...

  • A Devon Houseby Jocelyn Hemming

    Intellect Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.00

    A DEVON HOUSE relates the story of one of Devon's great houses through the people and events which have coloured its existence over the past 400 years. The book traces the architectural progression of Poltimore from Tudor manor to grand 20th century mansion, records its historic role in England's tempestuous Civil War and details its use after 1920... more...

  • The Classical Orders of Architectureby Robert Chitham

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    This is the only publication that presents a modern interpretation of the Classical Orders. The new edition of this successful title now includes the proportions in both metric and imperial measurements to make the orders more accessible and to provide a valuable reference for designers. The inclusion of both 100-part and 96-part systems of proportion... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Featsby Donald Langmead; Christine Garnaut

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 99.00

    Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present. From the majesty of the Parthenon to the mystery of Easter Island to the mastery of the German Autobahn, man has put an indelible footprint on our planet. more...

  • Careers in Architectureby Blythe Camenson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 14.95

    Ideal for college-bound students or anyone thinking about making a career change Careers in Architecture offers all the information career seekers need to explore and choose a profession and then narrow it down to a job that suits them. The book provides an overview of architecture, outlines job options, and shows how to plan and prepare for... more...

  • Introduction to Residential Layoutby Mike Biddulph

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 58.95

    Introduction to Residential Layout is ideal for students and practitioners of urban design, planning, engineering, architecture and landscape seeking a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of designing and laying out residential areas. Mike Biddulph provides a clear and coherent framework from which he offers comprehensive practical advice... more...

  • Crisis of the Objectby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 104.95

    Looking back over the twentieth century, Hartoonian discusses the work of three major architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry and Bernard Tschumi, in reference to their theoretical positions and historicizes present architecture in the context of the ongoing secularization of the myths surrounding the traditions of nineteenth century architecture... more...

  • Integral Urbanismby Nan Ellin

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture—and architecture—of fear in cities, and a disregard for environmental... more...