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  • 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$ 46.95

    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... 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...

  • Antoni Gaudíby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Exterior Building Enclosuresby Keith Boswell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 95.00

    A comprehensive guide to the design and execution of sophisticated exterior building enclosures Focused on the design process for architects and related professionals, this book addresses the design and execution of sophisticated exterior building enclosures for a number of commercial building types and in a variety of building materials. It focuses... more...

  • The Eyes of the Skinby Juhani Pallasmaa

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland’s most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. His previous positions include: Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has also held... more...

  • The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume IIby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication . Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics... 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...