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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95
The design process of Will Alsop acts as a conduit for the dreams and aspirations of others. Moving from public consultation to the privacy of his painting studio ? here ideas are born in the liquidity of paint, the serendipity of collage and the flourish of line, resulting in the avant-garde and vibrant designs that Alsop is particularly well known... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Piazza San Marco is a dynamic open space organically connected to the buildings which frame it. It shows how much is lost if the ensemble is divided into the individual structures of Doges' Palace, Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and so on, each 'marvellous' in their own right but functionally separate. Here a different story is told... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 120.00
This book explores the planning and architectural histories of the cities across Central and Southeastern Europe transformed into the cultural and political capitals of the new nationstates created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In their introduction, editors Maka? and Conley discuss the interrelated processes of nationalization,... more...
- Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00
Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britains regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britains... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 64.87
James Carpenter is an artist and sculptor whose work focuses on developing new glass and material technologies. His interest in architecture has evolved into a unique design practice that ranges from technical glass and materials consulting to designing curtain walls, roofing systems, bridges, and sculptures. In "James Carpenter: Environmental... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 44.95
The design journal form places special emphasis on design processes, explaining them in thorough and practical terms. Suitable for designers of various stripes and specialties, this title offers tips and background information to assist them in their everyday professional life. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 85.00
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...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 424.99
This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive account of Roman theatre architecture. It contains information, plans, and photographs of every theatre in the Roman Empire for which there is archaeological evidence, together with a full analysis of how Roman theatres were designed, built, and paid for, and how theatres differ in different parts of the... more...
- 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 worlds 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 togetherincluding... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 115.00
Comment construire un bâtiment énergétiquement performant? Quels sont les critères déterminants pour la planification urbaine et la conception des plans ? Quelles proportions le bâtiment doit-il respecter pour être conforme à la gestion de l?énergie et au type d?utilisation ? Quels sont les éléments et systèmes de construction adaptés aux objectifs?... more...