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- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00
Diagrids are advanced framing systems composed of diagonal steel grids. Developed a decade ago for spectacular buildings like the Swiss Re (?the gherkin?) in London, diagrid structures connect a breathtaking appearance with tangible advantages: a massive reduction in material use, a gain of available floor surface area and more flexibility. For the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn?s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 7.28
John Izbicki has an exciting story to tell. Berlin-born, he lived through the horrors of Nazi persecution and, on the day after his eighth birthday, he witnessed the Kristallnacht, and the smashing of his parents' shop windows. On the day Germany invaded Poland and Berlin experienced its first wartime blackout, the Izbickis escaped to Holland and... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00
Driving Desired Futures addresses the question how do individuals in social systems achieve credibility for new ideas? What are the criteria that render the comprehension of new ideas more likely within a group of people with diverse sets of beliefs? What triggers management?s attention to allocate resources to the development of new ideas? To address... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 19.99
Royal Barry Wills was the founder and namesake of one of America?s most famous architecture firms. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the Boston firm has been designing elegant private homes in the Colonial New England tradition for over 85 years. This fully illustrated, handsome book features examples of the firm?s work from the beginning to the... more...
- Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95
Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Professor Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had on the city. Valentine traces his life from his move to Texas, his involvement in the Civil War (he later received a presidential pardon... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Louise Blanchard Bethune was the United States' first female professional architect. Bethune belonged to the influential group of pioneer architects--Daniel Burnham, John Root and Louis Sullivan--who supported her in becoming a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. In the booming industrial city of Buffalo, she preceded Frank Lloyd Wright... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 19.99
Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Ideenwelt der Baukunst von der griechischen Antike bis heute _____ Worin besteht der Unterschied zwischen einer dorischen und einer ionischen Säule? Welche Funktion hat ein Strebebogen? Was sind die Leitmotive der modernen Architektur? Wie unterscheidet sich Restaurierung von Konservierung? Wann ist ein Bauwerk bloß... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 179.00
The Palazzo Barbarigo has always featured a characteristic façade with a terrace looking out on the Grand Canal. The main façade is located on the Rio di San Polo. This study explains the origin of this unusual architectural hallmark and examines the multi-epochal features of the Palazzo?s interior decoration and the Barbarigo family?s once renowned... more...