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  • 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...

  • Future Details of Architectureby Mark Garcia

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50

    Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely 'death of the detail' by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike and active than ever before. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the nano-bio-information-computation consilience,... 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...

  • Permutation Designby Kostas Terzidis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In design, the problems that designers are called upon to solve can be regarded as a problem of permutations. A permutation is an ordered arrangement of elements in a set. In our case, the set is design and the elements are design components, such as lines, shapes, forms, or spaces. Traditionally, such arrangements are done by human designers who... more...

  • Fassadenby Ulrich Knaack; Marcel Bilow; Thomas Auer; Tillmann Klein

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 49.00

    Dieses Buch zeigt die Prinzipien des Fassadenaufbaus auf. Die wichtigsten Typen wie Pfosten-Riegel-Fassade, Vorhangfassade, Elementfassade, Doppel- und Komponentenfassade werden vorgestellt und ihre Anforderungen an Entwurf und Konstruktion verdeutlicht. Zeichnungen erläutern die Prinzipien der einzelnen Fassadentypen und veranschaulichen diese am... more...

  • Alvar Aalto ? Das Gesamtwerk / L'?uvre complète / The Complete Workby Karl Fleig; Elissa Aalto

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 350.00

    "With great accomplishment this book succeeds in making tangible the simplicity and unfathomable character of Aalto?s architecture." more...

  • Salmela Architectby Thomas Fisher; David Salmela; Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 105.00

    Salmela Architect showcases twenty-six completed buildings and sixteen current projects in lavish color photographs and architectural drawings of one of America's leading ?critical regionalist? architects, enabling readers to get a sense of the practicality, ethnicity, and playfulness in David Salmela's work. Architecture critic Thomas Fisher... more...

  • Sustainable Preservationby Jean Carroon; Richard Moe

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptive reuse—and the power of preservation/reuse as a green strategy. Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energy use and carbon emissions in the United States. With one of the country's leading preservation architects as your guide, Sustainable Preservation explores the... more...

  • In the Wake of a Local Government Initiativeby S. RAMAZANOGULLARI TURGUT; E.Ç. CEYLAN

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 160.00

    This book is the first and, so far, only publication to elaborate on all the stages of one of the many “Urban Regeneration” projects implemented in Turkey in recent years.The authors detail the operation and management processes of the municipality where the initiative is taking place, in addition to the people involved and the duties they... more...

  • Der Kaiser im Kriegby Johannes Griebel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    With its richly figurative friezes, the column of Marcus Aurelius is a key monument of Roman art concerned withrepresenting power. Yet it has always been regarded and interpreted as being overshadowed by Trajan?s column. The present study abandons this point of view. Starting from a systematic analysis of the visual material, it investigates the forms... more...