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  • Product Development and Architectureby Uta Pottgiesser; Holger Strauß

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 63.00

    From idea to product In the construction sector, demand is steadily increasing for innovative products. Product Development and Architecture presents selected examples that illustrate how the planning disciplines can contribute to such innovations in building. Introductory essays comprehensively explain the thematic and methodological framework. Case... more...

  • Der urbane Code Chinasby Dieter Hassenpflug

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 51.95

    Was ist das Chinesische an der chinesischen Stadt? Ihre Syntax? Ihr Code? Durch seine Entschlüsselung vermag der Autor die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrücke zu ordnen und auch aktuelle, von europäischen Architekten geplante Stadtgründungen in China neu zu ?lesen?. more...

  • Built to Lastby David Macaulay

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 24.99

         A nomad fashion's a home that?s meant to be built and rebuilt. A family tears down an old house and erects a new one in its place. Even the Eiffel Tower wasn?t meant to be anything more than temporary. As humans, we don?t always build things to endure the test of time. Built to Last brings together the award-winning author and artist David... 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...

  • Network Practicesby Anthony Burke; Therese Tierney

    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...

  • Five Houses, Ten Detailsby Edward R. Ford

    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...

  • Philosophy for Architectsby Branko Mitrovi

    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...

  • Leisure Spaceby Paul Hogben; Judith O'Callaghan

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square?s revolving Summit restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in: mid-20th-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space celebrates the architecture and interior design that transformed the city?s hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers,... more...

  • From Formalism to Weak Formby Stefano Corbo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Eisenman has always been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. He tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomsky’s linguistic theories;... more...