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  • Constructing the Colonized Landby Izumi Kuroishi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Examining colonized cities in East Asia, this book brings together a range of different perspectives across both space and time. European, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese discourses are examined, with a range of complementary and conflicting views on the design of urban and architectural forms; the political, institutional, religious and economical... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theoryby Greig Crysler; Stephen Cairns; Hilde Heynen

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 52.00

    Now available in paperback, this is a cutting edge, detailed and comprehensive exploration of architectural theory. Its focus on interdisplinarity and cross-cultural ties ensures the discipline's relationship with the social sciences is fully explored. more...

  • Urban Design for an Urban Centuryby Lance Jay Brown; David Dixon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised... more...

  • Oscar Niemeyerby Ingeborg Flagge; Paul Andreas; P. Andreas; M. Bill; L. Cavalcanti; E. Kossel; C. Krohn; N. Maak; O. Niemeyer; J.C. Sussekind

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 52.00

    Niemeyer became world renowned for planning and building the capital Brasilia, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. His buildings are deeply respectful of the site and are characterized by an unmistakable, almost Baroque design impulse. He was highly prolific up until his death (2012) and is one of the most productive architects in history.... more...

  • Grand Avenuesby Scott W. Berg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L?Enfant?a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers?to design the new nation's capital. L?Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his... more...

  • Historic Preservation and the Livable Cityby Eric W. Allison; Lauren Peters

    Wiley 2010; US$ 80.00

    For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from... more...

  • The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environmentsby Casakin Hernan; Bernardo Fatima

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 29.00

    Readers of this e-book will gain an insight on the role of identity as a basis for the perception, experience, and appreciation of the form of built structures. It explains knowledge in relation to place identity, focusing both on people's identity, and related factors which play a part in this process, and most of all on a science of identity in the... more...

  • Here Comes the Sunby Ken Worpole

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 35.00

    Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between – the parks, public squares,... more...

  • Public Monumentsby Sergiusz Michalski

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social pre-occupation, to today when the distinction between public monuments... 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...