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  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • EigenArchitectureby Ludger Hovestadt; Vera Bühlmann

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 33.64

    A path out of the technological and economical excesses in contemporary architecture: A book on research and education in architecture and information technology, conceived of as philosophical interplay between two species similar in kind. Neither of them is in the least disciplinal: both affect everything, both are arts of structuring.... more...

  • Driving Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 44.87

    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... more...

  • Starting From Zeroby Michael Sorkin

    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...

  • At Home in New Englandby Richard Wills; Keith Orlesky

    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...

  • John H. Kampmann, Master Builderby Maggie Valentine

    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...

  • Louise Blanchard Bethuneby Johanna Hays

    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...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 89.80

    Aussichten auf Land, ?Landschaft' und Gärten sind ein bestimmendes Merkmal von Palästen und Villen der Frühen Neuzeit in Italien, deren Diskurse über ideale Orte und architektonisch inszenierte Aussichten in diesem Buch erstmals umfassend rekonstruiert werden. Die Wirkungsgeschichte des antiken Topos des ?Theaters aus Anhöhen' als idealtypische... more...

  • Exploring the Small Towns of Western Virginiaby Mary Burnham; Bill Burnham

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99

    Mineral springs and cooler climes have drawn vacationers to the resorts of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge for more than a century. Civil War campaigns raged up and down the valley, leaving nearly every small town with a tale to tell and a battlefield nearby. Today’s visitors come searching for antique treasures, to explore deep caverns,... more...