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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
For more than twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Kamin treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Terror and Wonder... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00
When championing the commercial buildings and homes that made the Windy City famous, one can’t help but mention the brilliant names of their architects—Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. But few people are aware of Henry Ives Cobb (1859–1931), the man responsible for an extraordinarily rich chapter... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero... more...
- Ambra 2014; US$ 27.00
The exhibition offers insights into the development process of the traveling exhibition on architecture in Vorarlberg, which shall first be opened to the public in September at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald before visiting Austrian cultural venues all over the world. The volume contains the guiding principles, the isometrics of exhibition architecture... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 163.00
The late medieval sukiya tea-house is recognised by scholars and architects as the precursor for the modern and contemporary Japanese architectural tradition. This form is also seen to have contributed significantly to aspects of Western architectural tradition. The daime style is possibly the most distinctively 'Japanese', enigmatic and oldest form... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region?s rich and varied architecture. It will also introduce you to major projects that have not been written about in English. A foreword by historian Kenneth Frampton sets the stage... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
The dwelling is the most fundamental building type, nowhere more so than in the open landscape. This book can be read in a number of ways. It is first a book about houses and particularly the theme ?dwelling and the land?. It examines the poetic and prosaic issues inherent in claiming a piece of the landscape to live on. It could also be seen... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95
How well have architects succeeded in building housing and what lessons can be learned from their triumphs and failures? The Housing Design Handbook will give you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of other UK practices, it illustrates good design... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues of practicality, economy and sustainability. Architecture... more...