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- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00
Immediately on its publication in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas, by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, was hailed as a transformative work in the history and theory of architecture, liberating those in architecture who were trying to find a way out of the straitjacket of architectural orthodoxies. Resonating far beyond the professional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 78.95
The design principles necessary to create functional and dynamic contemporary mosques can be hard to grasp for those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith. 'Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers' provides an easy-to-use and practical set of guidelines for mosque design, illustrated with 300 line drawings. Case studies of urban mosques in New... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95
Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95
Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world?s greatest architecture came about? Or the process an architect goes through to design buildings which then become world-renowned for their excellence? Simon Unwin reveals the secrets behind twenty such buildings, introducing a unique method which can be used every time you look at a building.... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 79.95
Die "Architekten Profile 2009/2010" prasentieren 150 ausgewahlte Architekten aus Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz mit ihren aktuellen Arbeiten und zukunftsweisenden Projekten in den Bereichen Architektur, Innenarchitektur und Landschaftsarchitektur. Durch umfassende Informationen und zahlreiche Farbabbildungen bietet das Buch ein klares... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 119.00
The building of religious structures represents a rare opportunity for the architect to concentrate on the creation of volume, space, and form. Sacred architecture is far less determined than other building tasks by functional requirements, norms, and standards. As a rule, it is free to unfold as pure architecture. Thus in design terms this building... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
Architectural postmodernism had a significant impact on the broader development of postmodern thought: Utopia?s Ghost is a critical reconsideration of their relationship. Combining discourse analysis, historical reconstruction, and close readings of buildings, projects, and texts from the 1970s and 1980s, Reinhold Martin argues that retheorizing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
The environment of a university ? what we term a campus ? has long been the setting for some of history?s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Thomas Jefferson at Virginia, Le Corbusier at Harvard, Louis Kahn at Yale and Norman Foster in Berlin: the calibre of practitioners that have worked... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 22.50
À travers les épopées de l'édification et de la conservation des églises, les auteurs nous convient à un récit sur l'imaginaire québécois. Et sur ses avatars qui nous ramènent aux mésaventures universelles du patrimoine; Les églises du Québec. Un patrimoine à réinventer... more...