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  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s... more...

  • The Architect's Studio Companionby Edward Allen; Joseph Iano

    Wiley 2012; US$ 99.00

    The architect's favorite handbook—now in an up-to-date, new edition! The Architect's Studio Companion is the labor-saving design resource that architects, engineers, and builders have relied on for years. Now in its Fifth Edition, this industry standard maintains its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring,... more...

  • Baltimore Rowhouseby Charles Belfoure; Mary Ellen Hayward

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Baltimore is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city. Why did the rowhouse thrive in Baltimore? How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities? What were the forces that led to the citywide... more...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales ? that of the individual street ? the Street Section ? and the complex of city streets ? the City Transect ? Urban Section identifies a range... more...

  • 128 Farbenby Katrin Trautwein

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 98.00

    Dealing with color is a complex subject: influenced by standards, fashions, and trends, we derive our ideas and concepts from color theories, intuition, and personal preferences. The color swatches and systems for describing color common today are based on purely quantitative principles and include well over 1,500 colors. So how do we choose a particular... more...

  • Fluss.Raum.Entwerfenby Martin Prominski; Antje Stokman; Daniel Stimberg; Hinnerk Voermanek; Susanne Zeller

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 110.00

    Urban riverbanks are attractive locations and highly prized recreational environments. The designs of urban river landscapes must fulfill a broad range of requirements: flood control, open space design, and ecology are as a rule the three dominant themes, and they must often be reconciled within a very restricted space. The river must be understood... more...

  • Grundrissatlas Wohnungsbauby Friederike Schneider; Oliver Heckmann

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 112.00

    Der Entwurfsatlas für den Wohnungsbau stellt Bauprojekte aus 50 Jahren vor: mit Grundrissen in einheitlichem Maßstab (1:200) und Datensteckbriefen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die Grundriss-Idee und die Besonderheit des Wohnungsgrundrisses, die in kurzen, prägnanten Projekttexten anschaulich erklärt werden. Zusätzliche Grundrissdiagramme helfen, die... more...

  • Minkaby John Roderick

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the Associated Press. There, he befriended a Japanese family, the Takishitas. After musing offhandedly that he would like to one day have his own house in Japan, the family?unbeknownst to John?set out to grant his wish. They found Roderick a 250-year-old minka, or hand-built farmhouse, with... more...

  • Fabricating Architectureby Robert Corser

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    In this increasingly digitized world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of fabrication. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, digital design remains a fluid concept, its development and current influence discussed in scattered articles. more...

  • From Autos to Architectureby David Gartman

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 47.99

    One of the most interesting questions in architectural history is why modern architecture emerged from the war-ravaged regions of central Europe and not the United States, whose techniques of mass production and mechanical products so inspired the first generation of modern architects like Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius. In  From... more...