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  • The Buildings of Peter Harrisonby John Fitzhugh Millar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing... more...

  • Density & Atmosphereby Eberhard Tröger; Dietmar Eberle

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    This book offers a thorough study of the relationship between the characteristics of construction density and the ensuing atmospheres, distribution of uses and their value. 36 case study examples in Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Berlin were documented and assessed, from the outskirts to the center of the city with photographs and detailed... more...

  • Mies van der Rohe's Krefeld Villasby Kent Kleinman; Leslie Duzer

    Springer 2005; US$ 35.00

    With all of the attention Mies van der Rohe has recived over the last few years, it's hard to believe that there could be a pair of "undiscovered" buildings begging for even the slightest consideration--and receiving none. Such has been the fate, however, of Mies's Krefeld Villas, a pair of neighboring brick residences of typically... more...

  • Proceed and Be Boldby Andrea Oppenheimer Dean

    Springer 2005; US$ 30.00

    Since Samuel Mockbee's death in 2001, the Rural Studio has continued to thrive, a tribute to its founder's vision. Under Mockbee's successor, Andrew Freear, the studio has seeded southwest Alabama with an additional seventeen architectural landmarks, and all are shown here. Andrea Oppenheimer Dean is author of several books on architecture... more...

  • From Formalism to Weak Formby Stefano Corbo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Eisenman has always been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. He tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomsky’s linguistic theories;... more...

  • Building Type Basics for Research Laboratoriesby Daniel D. Watch

    Wiley 2002; US$ 75.00

    Planning to initiate designs for government, academic, and private research laboratories? Here's the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, Combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical,... more...

  • Modern Airport Terminalby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    This comprehensive guide to the planning and design of airport terminals and their facilities covers all types of airport terminal found around the world and highlights the environmental and technical issues that the designer has to address. Contemporary examples are critically reviewed through a series of case studies. This new edition covers the... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planningby C. Mark Hamilton

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 149.99

    This book is the first comprehensive study of Mormon architecture. It centers on the doctrine of Zion which led to over 500 planned settlements in Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Canada, and Mexico. This doctrine also led to a hierarchy of building types from temples and tabernacles to meetinghouses... more...

  • Transportable Environments 3by Robert Kronenburg; Filiz Klassen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 115.95

    The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on... more...

  • A Devon Houseby Jocelyn Hemming; Peter Howard

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    A DEVON HOUSE relates the story of one of Devon's great houses through the people and events which have coloured its existence over the past 400 years. The book traces the architectural progression of Poltimore from Tudor manor to grand 20th century mansion, records its historic role in England's tempestuous Civil War and details its use after 1920... more...