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- CRC Press 2013; US$ 293.00
In a continuously changing world, there has been a growing interest in the protection of vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. The need to protect and enhance this fragile heritage via intelligent responses to threats from nature and the environment has become evident. Historically, vernacular heritage research focussed on philosophical aspects... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99
The twin revolutions of the global economy and omnipresent Internet connectivity have had a profound impact on architectural design. Geographical gaps and, in many cases, architecture's tie to the built world itself have evaporated in the face of our new networked society. Form is now conceptualized by architects, engineers, and artists as reflexive,... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99
Edward Ford's forty years of practicing and teaching architecture have focused on one area: the architectural detail. Yet, despite two hugely influential books ( The Details of Modern Architecture , volumes 1 and 2), numerous articles, and lectures given from Vancouver to Vienna, there are two questions Ford has, remarkably, never answered: "What is... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99
Philosophy for Architects is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions of interest to students of architectural theory. Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations... more...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 32.20
Urban space is a commons: simultaneously a sphere of human cooperation and negotiation and its product. Understanding urban space as a commons means that the much sought-after productivity of the city precedes rather than results from strategies of the state and capital. This approach challenges assumptions of urbanization as capital-driven,... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Architectural Reflections: Studies in the Philosophy and Practice of Architecture focuses on the principles, techniques, and the philosophical context and practice of architecture. The book first ponders on natural imagination, ethics of architecture, and an interpretation of Wittgenstein's comments on architecture. Topics include the meaning of... more...
- Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2015; US$ 15.35
Das seit 1970 als Handbuch für Architekten und Bauingenieure etablierte Standardwerk STÄDTEBAU erscheint jetzt in der auf den neuesten Stand gebrachten Fassung in seiner 5. Auflage. Der Erfolg der letzten Auflage hat den Herausgeber und den Verlag bestätigt und zu einer Überarbeitung ermutigt. Damit steht dieses Fachbuch wieder allen Planerinnen und... more...
- 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...