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  • Libraries: A Design Manualby Nolan Lushington; Wolfgang Rudorf; Liliane Wong

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 95.57

    Libraries as a building type have been subjected to substantial changes in particular in the past ten years. Milestones such as Rem Koolhaas? Seattle Central Library from 2004 reinvented the typology completely and reflected a development from elitist temple of learning to a public living room. Hybrids between library and department store... more...

  • Fabricating Architectureby Robert Corser

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    In this increasingly digitized world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of fabrication. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, digital design remains a fluid concept, its development and current influence discussed in scattered articles. more...

  • Alcatrazby Donald MacDonald; Ira Nadel

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99

    Shrouded in mystery and rich with history, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors each year. This enlightening volume provides the first complete history of Alcatraz told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel reveal the design decisions that have shaped the island from its first... more...

  • Lincoln Memorialby Jay Sacher; Chad Gowey

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 12.99

    Though Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most beloved figures in American history and millions of people visit the Lincoln Memorial each year, few are familiar with the intriguing stories behind this national monument. In authoritative yet friendly text and handsome watercolor illustrations, this volume reveals fascinating facts about the monument's... more...

  • The Holy City of Medinaby Harry Munt

    Cambridge University Press 1920; US$ 78.00

    Examines the emergence of Medina as a holy city, focusing on the historical developments of the first three Islamic centuries. more...

  • The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildingsby Marc Kushner

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99

    The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture. We?re asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future. A pavilion made from paper. A building that eats... more...

  • Making Better Placesby Richard Hayward

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Making Better Places: Urban Design Now discusses how to make better places: how monotonous or rich urban development can be, how appropriate to traffic requirements urban improvements are, or how sustainable an urban design approach can be to existing and future urban dispersal. The book reviews the gap existing between the various environmental disciplines... more...

  • City Landscapeby A. B. Grove; R. W. Cresswell

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    City Landscape emerged from the City Landscape Conference held in Bath in 1981. The conference formed a contribution to the Council of Europe's campaign for Urban Renaissance and was organized in association with The Civic Trust, The Landscape Institute, The Royal Town Planning Institute, and The Society of Industrial Artists and Designers. The book... more...

  • The Architecture of Englandby Frederick Gibberd

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Architecture of England: From Norman Times to the Present Day provides information pertinent to the evolution of English architecture. This book shows why different building types are erected and explains their significance and characteristics. This book begins with an overview of the architecture of the ancient civilizations of Rome and Greece,... more...

  • Guide to London's Contemporary Architectureby Kenneth Allinson; Victoria Thornton

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Guide to London's Contemporary Architecture provides a guide to the wealth of architecture completed in London. The book first offers information on the buildings located in the City of London and the Docklands. These include the Broadgate Complex, Alban Gate, Bracken House, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Queen Street offices, Girozentrale Vienna, Minster... more...