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  • Behind the Castle Gateby Matthew Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks 'behind the castle gate' to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages. Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between the needs of comfort and of defence, and as statements of wealth or power or both. By encouraging the reader to view castles in relation to... more...

  • Diagrid Structuresby Terri Meyer Boake

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diagrids are advanced framing systems composed of diagonal steel grids. Developed a decade ago for spectacular buildings like the Swiss Re (?the gherkin?) in London, diagrid structures connect a breathtaking appearance with tangible advantages: a massive reduction in material use, a gain of available floor surface area and more flexibility. For the... more...

  • Nineteenth Century Home Architecture of Iowa Cityby Margaret N. Keyes; Irving Weber

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 16.00

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  • EigenArchitectureby Ludger Hovestadt; Vera Bühlmann

    Ambra 2014; US$ 41.95

    A path out of the technological and economical excesses in contemporary architecture:A book on research and education in architecture and information technology, conceived of as philosophical interplay between two species similar in kind. Neither of them is in the least disciplinal: both affect everything, both are arts of structuring. The one 2500... more...

  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn?s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...

  • Life Betweeen the Linesby John Izbicki

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 7.28

    John Izbicki has an exciting story to tell. Berlin-born, he lived through the horrors of Nazi persecution and, on the day after his eighth birthday, he witnessed the Kristallnacht, and the smashing of his parents' shop windows. On the day Germany invaded Poland and Berlin experienced its first wartime blackout, the Izbickis escaped to Holland and... more...

  • Driving Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00

    Driving Desired Futures addresses the question how do individuals in social systems achieve credibility for new ideas? What are the criteria that render the comprehension of new ideas more likely within a group of people with diverse sets of beliefs? What triggers management?s attention to allocate resources to the development of new ideas? To address... more...

  • Starting From Zeroby Michael Sorkin

    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...

  • John H. Kampmann, Master Builderby Maggie Valentine

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Professor Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had on the city. Valentine traces his life from his move to Texas, his involvement in the Civil War (he later received a presidential pardon... more...