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- NYU Press 1990; US$ 26.00
Frederick Law Olmsted is famous for his urban landscape designs: Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Franklin Park in Boston. Olmsted devoted much of his later life to this work. What was the source of this creative energy and imagination in his fascinating years? Melvin Kalfus is the first author to examine Olmsted's troubled,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.95
In this highly original book, through a series of essays, key architects and engineers in Europe, Australia, and the USA describe the ideas and development behind the innovative technology in their chosen projects, with the emphasis being on the means of production and the links between design and the manufacturing process. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 79.95
These essays make a unique contribution to the documentation of twentieth century landscape architecture. They address key moments in history that have sometimes been overlooked or forgotten, emerging moments, and potential moments of leverage. The essays present contemporary examples in architecture, landscape architecture and garden design that offer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 70.95
This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95
Bringing together leading international practitioners and theorists in the field, ranging from the 1960s pioneers of participation to some of the major contemporary figures in the field, Architecture and Participation opens up the social and political aspects of our built environment, and the way that the eventual users may shape it. Divided into... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95
Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52
In this 2003 study, Edson Armi offers a fresh interpretation of Romanesque architecture. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 69.95
The sketch is a window into the architects mind. As creative designers, architects are interested in how other architects, particularly successful ones, think through the use of drawings to approach their work. Historically designers have sought inspiration for their own work through an insight into the minds and workings of people they often regard... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95
This lively text provides a candid inquiry into the contemporary means by which architects get work and (for better or worse) become famous. In response to the reciprocal relationship between publicity and everyday architectural practice, this book examines the mechanisms by which architects seek publicity and manage to establish themselves and their... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69
Farmhouse plans designed by 19th-century rural American men and women are vital indicators of the work patterns, social interactions, and cultural values of the era. This study demonstrates the ingenious ways in which Americans designed farmhouses in keeping with their vision of a dynamic, reformed culture. more...