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  • Convivial Urban Spacesby Henry Shaftoe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Despite developments in urban design during the last few decades, architects, urban planners and designers often continue to produce areas of bland, commercially led urban fabric that deliver the basic functional requirements of shelter, work and leisure but are socially unsustainable and likely generators of future problems. Convivial Urban Spaces... more...

  • Urban Designby William S. Saunders; Alex Krieger

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    Fifty years ago a landmark conference at Harvard University established urban design as a distinct architectural and planning practice. Today, with the world’s urban population surpassing three billion people, urban design has become more crucial than ever. Indeed, the concerns that initially brought leading architects and city planners together—including... more...

  • Becoming Placesby Kim Dovey

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 51.95

    About the practices and politics of place and identity formation ? the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are ? this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu in a very readable manner. This is a book that takes the social... more...

  • Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Designby Michael Barron

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 180.00

    Modern concert halls and opera houses are now very specialized buildings with special acoustical characteristics. With new contemporary case-studies, this updated book explores these characteristics as an important resource for architects, engineers and auditorium technicians. Supported by over 40 detailed case studies and architectural drawings... more...

  • Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2010by Mark Gerhard; Jeffrey Harper; Jon McFarland

    Wiley 2011; US$ 69.99

    The only comprehensive tutorial/reference exclusively devoted to Autodesk's robust architectural visualization software 3ds Max Design is a powerful real-time 3D design, modeling, and animation tool for architectural visualizations. This book covers all the software's crucial features, including how to simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Architectureby Allison Lee Palmer

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 109.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge,... more...

  • Architectuur en geschiedenisby Lex Bosman

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 12.25

    De (re-)constructies van het verleden in historische disciplines zoals de kunst- en architectuurgeschiedenis veranderen regelmatig. Dit gebeurt onder invloed van uiteenlopende factoren binnen en buiten de eigen discipline. In het verleden werden echter ook constructies van een verder weg gelegen geschiedenis gemaakt om de positie van een opdrachtgever... more...

  • Designing the Seasideby Fred Gray

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 40.00

    Surprisingly, the common notion of taking a seaside vacation has only existed since the eighteenth century, with a growing acceptance of the idea that fresh air and sea water are good for one?s health. Since then, seaside resorts for all budgets have sprung up around the world. In Designing the Seaside , Fred Gray offers a richly illustrated history... more...

  • Brazilby Richard J. Williams

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, Brazil?s striking modernist architecture has long garnered international acclaim. But these well-known works are not fully reflective of the built environment of Brazil, and with this volume, Richard Williams unearths the rich architectural heritage of Brazil. Spanning from 1945 through today,... more...

  • I.M. Peiby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00

    In 1935, 17-year-old I M Pei left his family in Shanghai, China, to study architecture in the United States. Following the Communist takeover of China in 1949, Pei decided to remain in America to develop his budding architectural career. Over the next half century, Pei would establish himself as one of the leading architects in the world. more...