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  • Traditional Buildingsby Allen Noble

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Based on a lifelong professional and personal interest, "Traditional Buildings" presents a unique survey of vernacular architecture across the globe. The reader is taken on a fascinating tour of traditional building around the world, which includes the loess cave homes of central China, the stilt houses on the shores of Dahomey, the housebarns of Europe... more...

  • First and Last Lovesby John Betjeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.41

    'Oh prams on concrete balconies, what will your children see? Oh white and antiseptic life in school and home and clinic, oh soul-destroying job with handy pension, oh loveless life of safe monotony, why were you created?' First and Last Loves is a collection of Betjeman's essays on architecture, first published to coincide with an exhibition at... more...

  • Ghastly Good Tasteby John Betjeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.41

    'My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages ran... more...

  • Star Commercial Spacesby Francesc Zamora; Julio Fajardo

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Star Commercial Spaces is a complete catalog of some of the world's most innovative contemporary commercial spaces. Featuring the work of renowned architects and interior designers, this comprehensive volume is chock-full of full-color illustrations, floor plans, aerial plans, and vivid photographs of the most inviting, daring, and chic establishments... more...

  • Brutalismby Alexander Clement

    Crowood 2012; US$ 28.99

    The term Brutalism is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945-1975. Uncompromisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and, perhaps like no other style before or since, aroused extremes of emotion and debate. Some regarded Brutalist buildings as monstrous soulless structures... more...

  • Sixteen Acresby Philip Nobel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 6.79

    A no-holds-barred look at the collision of interests behind the ambitious attempt to raise a new national icon at Ground Zero When we stand in downtown Manhattan in the future and look up and ask, "Why?"--Why is it so strange, so rude, so striving, so right, so wrong?--we will have Sixteen Acres to give us the answers. Tracing the redevelopment... more...

  • Workmanshipby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 68.65

    Today, the name RKW Architektur + Städtebau evokes two hundred architects whose work never fails to convince. The reason does not lie in the narrowly defined architectural language of individual leaders of the firm. More than in any other firm, the various teams are given generous latitude for independent initiative. Thus, this documentation... more...

  • Form Follows Performance / Leistungsformby Helmut C. Schulitz

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 68.65

    Mit einer klaren Analyse der Hintergründe für die heute immer stärker spürbare allgemeine Beliebigkeit im Entwerfen bezieht form follows performance. leistungsform eine Position, die schlüssig und zukunftsorientiert Wege in der Gestaltung aufzeigt. Das Buch untermauert diese Position mit einer Darstellung der Projekte von Schulitz Architekten.... more...

  • Workmanshipby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 68.65

    Today, the name RKW Architektur + Städtebau evokes two hundred architects whose work never fails to convince. The reason does not lie in the narrowly defined architectural language of individual leaders of the firm. More than in any other firm, the various teams are given generous latitude for independent initiative. Thus, this documentation... more...

  • Old & Newby Frank Peter Jäger

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 84.50

    Most of the buildings that will be needed in Europe in the coming decades have long since been built. The building tasks of the future lie in the skillful reuse and transformation of existing building stock, whether it be the redevelopment of historic city centers, the building of extensions onto residential structures, the expansion of... more...