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  • The Australian Uglinessby Robin Boyd; Christos Tsiolkas

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 12.95

    Brilliant, witty, scathing, The Australian Ugliness is the classic postwar account of Australian society, how we live in the environments we create, and the consequences of our failure to think about how we live. more...

  • Design & Intuitionby C. LEWIS KAUSEL

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 238.00

    This book, the result of thirty years of observation and study, examines the interplay between culture, design, and conscious and unconscious thought processes through the development of design observed first in ancient structures and then in interiors and artefacts associated with architecture. more...

  • 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...

  • Peristyl und Polisby Burkhard Emme

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Peristyle buildings that served public functions were a common feature of every Greek city. This is the first work to provide a comprehensive examination of this architectural form. It critically scrutinizes the reconstruction, dating, and interpretation of peristyle buildings. In addition, it addresses the reciprocal relationship between architecture... 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...