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- Random House 2010; US$ 14.09
Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 66.95
Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 75.00 US$ 65.00
A must-have reference to more than 100 common residential conditions—from accessibility issues to working with zinc Practical information that the architect, engineer, contractor and homeowner can access quickly, with over 230 supporting tables photos and details Identifies frequently used reference standards, acceptable practices, and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 70.54
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...