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  • Modeling Creativity and Knowledge-Based Creative Designby John S. Gero; Mary Lou Maher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Over the last decade research into design processes utilizing ideas and models drawn from artificial intelligence has resulted in a better understanding of design -- particularly routine design -- as a process. Indeed, most of the current research activity directly or indirectly deals only with routine design. Not surprisingly, many practicing designers... more...

  • Interpretation in Architectureby Adrian Snodgrass; Richard Coyne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 103.95

    Drawing on cultural theory, phenomenology and concepts from Asian art and philosophy, this book reflects on the role of interpretation in the act of architectural creation, bringing an intellectual and scholarly dimension to real-world architectural design practice. For practising architects as well as academic researchers, these essays consider interpretation... more...

  • Model Making for Architectsby Matt Driscoll

    Crowood 2013; US$ 28.99

    Model making is a beautiful and skilful craft, and architectural model making is a vital part of the building process. The architectural model is often the first time that a building is visualized in 3D. It can capture the excitement of the architect's vision but can also reveal unforeseen difficulties. Model Making for Architects explains the role... more...

  • Architecture and Embodimentby Harry Francis Mallgrave

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    In recent years we have seen a number of dramatic discoveries within the biological and related sciences. Traditional arguments such as "nature versus nurture" are rapidly disappearing because of the realization that just as we are affecting our environments, so too do these altered environments restructure our cognitive abilities and outlooks. If... more...

  • Towards Universalityby Richard Padovan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book examines the philosophical foundations of their work,... more...

  • Akrotiri, Theraby Clairy Palyvou

    INSTAP Academic Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    This book examines the architecture of Akrotiri, dealing not only with the building technology, but also with issues of typology, form, and function. It provides an overall picture of the architecture of Akrotiri, including an outline of its town plan, a description of the individual houses, and a discussion of its relationship with Crete and its neighbours... more...

  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 127.33

    Recently discovered 16 th -century tax records in Quedlinburg provide the basis for this social-topographical investigation. The work traces the history of residential and financial circumstances as well as topographical, epidemic, and political turning points, some of them dating back to 1310?1330. The presented sources and findings are... more...

  • Relational Architectural Ecologiesby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ?habitats?, ?natural milieus?, ?places? or ?shelters? that construct architectural... more...

  • The Architecture of Changeby Jerilou Hammett; Maggie Wrigley

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    "The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 12,3by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2013; US$ 74.30

    The human tendency to interpret, and create, the environment through numbers is pervasive, with instances from literature and the visual arts too numerous to mention. This special issue of the Nexus Network Journal considers examples in architecture. more...