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  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    An invaluable collection of the essays and illustrations of Sim Van der Ryn, charting the development of Sustainability in Architectural Design over the last 50 years. more...

  • Diagrid Structuresby Terri Meyer Boake

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Life Betweeen the Linesby John Izbicki

    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...

  • Driving Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Starting From Zeroby Michael Sorkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Parkhäuser - Garagenby Anton Pech; Klaus Jens; Johannes Zeininger; Günther Warmuth

    Ambra 2009; US$ 126.00

    Der Sonderband der Fachbuchserie "Baukonstruktionen" behandelt alle Aspekte eines funktionsgerechten und wirtschaftlichen Parkhauses. Ausgehend von der Problematik des ruhenden Verkehrs, den Planungsgrundlagen des Entwurfs sowie des Betriebs werden die komplexen Zusammenhänge der Parkhauserrichtung bzw. des Parkhausbetriebes anhand von einfachen Beispielen,... 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...

  • 50 Schlüsselideen Architekturby Philip Wilkinson; Regina Schneider

    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...