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  • Conventionby David Lewis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 44.95

    Convention was immediately recognized as a major contribution to the subject and its significance has remained undiminished since its first publication in 1969. Lewis analyzes social conventions as regularities in the resolution of recurring coordination problems-situations characterized by interdependent decision processes in which common interests... more...

  • Sustainable Environmental Design in Architectureby Stamatina Th. Rassia; Panos M. Pardalos

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    Over the last few decades, there have been dramatic improvements in the understanding and research of environmental design. Numerous methods have been developed to enhance architectural design in order for it to be more energy efficient, sustainable and health enhancing. This book presents several theories and techniques that can be used to improve... more...

  • Traditional Japanese Architectureby Mira Locher; Kengo Kuma; Ben Simmons

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    hick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats?each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In Traditional Japanese Architecture , author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism... more...

  • Exterior Building Enclosuresby Keith Boswell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    A comprehensive guide to the design and execution of sophisticated exterior building enclosures Focused on the design process for architects and related professionals, this book addresses the design and execution of sophisticated exterior building enclosures for a number of commercial building types and in a variety of building materials. It focuses... more...

  • The Eyes of the Skinby Juhani Pallasmaa

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically,... more...

  • Decorative Artby Albert Jaquemart

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defi ned by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms decorative art continues to evolve, originating with pieces as simple as a chair, noted for its utility, to purely ornamental objects, celebrated for their... more...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own... more...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Architecte et designer barcelonais, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) occupe une large place dans l?histoire de l?art espagnol. L?usage de la couleur, l?emploi de différents matériaux et l?introduction du mouvement dans ses constructions furent une innovation dans le domaine de l?architecture. Il laissa dans ses carnets de nombreuses réflexions à propos de... more...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), Architekt und Künstler aus Barcelona, nimmt einen bedeutenden Platz in der Geschichte der spanischen Gegenwartskunst ein. Sein Umgang mit Farbe, die Verwendung verschiedener Materialien und die Einführung von Bewegung in seine Konstruktionen sind Innovationen auf dem Gebiet der Architektur. Antoni Gaudí hat in seinen Notizbüchern... more...

  • Greek Sculptureby Edmund von Mach

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Greek Sculpture is probably the most well known aspect of Greek art, for a contemporary it expresses the most beautiful ideal and plastic perfection. It is the first of the Ancient Arts that looked to free itself from the imitative constraints, of the faithful representation of nature. Only a small part of the production of Greek Sculpture is known... more...