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- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99
Subnature , David Gissen, author of our critically acclaimed Big and Green, examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature. Each chapter provides an examination... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99
In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Louis I. Kahn is widely known as an architect of powerful buildings. But although much has been said about his buildings, almost nothing has been written about Kahn as an unconventional teacher and philosopher whose influence on his students was far-reaching. Teaching was vitally important for Kahn, and through his Master?s Class at the University... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67
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...
- Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
In California, authentic Spanish colonial houses were built with local materials, using the traditions of both Spanish and New England settlers. This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance to view photos, sketches, and 26 full pages of measured drawings of interior and exterior doorways, paneling, balconies, wrought-iron, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95
This pocket-sized Dictionary offers huge coverage for the 40,000+ people studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. From Abaciscus to Zophorus, the reader is able to quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as... more...
- Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 64.32
This housing construction design manual documents and analyzes some 130 international residential structures from the last fifty years. From the standardized floor plans of the 1960s to the more individual concepts of the 1980s and the changed requirements and housing types of recent years, example structures by famous and lesser known... more...
- Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 40.71
Die Gestalt der chinesischen Stadt entschlüsseln Es geht in diesem urbanistischen Fachbuch nicht primär um bekannte Städte wie Peking, Shanghai oder Shenzhen, sondern um jene Formen, Strukturen, Zeichen und Botschaften, die das Chinesische der chinesischen Stadt ausmachen. Erst die Dekodierung der Sinität der chinesischen Stadt eröffnet... more...
- Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 46.08
Innovative, flexible and pragmatic: the award-winning office of Galletti & Matter.Claude Matter and Olivier Galletti, two young Swiss architects, have developed an essentially pragmatic approach based on sensitivity to location. They begin with an initial concept, not a definitive answer, open to modification during the construction process. The creation... more...