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  • Travels in the History of Architectureby Robert Harbison

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 35.00

    Robert Harbison isprofessor of architecture at London Metropolitan University. He is a regular contributor to Architects? Journal , Architectural Review , Building Design , and the Times Literary Supplement. He is also the author of many books, including Eccentric Spaces ; The Built, the Unbuilt and the Unbuildable ;and Reflections on the... more...

  • Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understandby Simon Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world?s greatest architectural designs came about? What process does an architect go through to design buildings which become world-renowned for their excellence? This book reveals the secrets behind these buildings. He asks you to ?read? the building and understand its starting point by analyzing... more...

  • The Humanities in Architectural Designby Soumyen Bandyopadhyay; Jane Lomholt; Nicholas Temple; Renée Tobe

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 58.95

    Offering an in-depth consideration of the impact which humanities have had on the processes of architecture and design, this book asks how we can restore the traditional dialogue between intellectual enquiry in the humanities and design creativity. Written by leading academics in the fields of history, theory and philosophy of design, these essays... more...

  • The Colour, Light and Contrast Manualby Keith Bright; Geoffrey Cook

    Wiley 2010; US$ 104.00

    Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical book offers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast can be incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. The book provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as a valuable information source for busy professionals involved in the design or management of... more...

  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designersby Christine M. Piotrowski

    Wiley 2011; US$ 60.00

    The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves... more...

  • Isaac Newton's Temple of Solomon and his Reconstruction of Sacred Architectureby Tessa Morrison

    Springer Basel 2010; US$ 99.00

    Contains the first translation of Newtons work "Introduction to the Lexicon of the Prophets, part two: About the appearance of the Jewish Temple" into English Shows Newton as an architect and how his work on the temple interlinks with his other interests of science, chronology, prophecy and theology Recreates Newton's reconstruction of the Temple... more...

  • Reuse Valueby Professor Richard Brilliant; Professor Dale Kinney

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a range of views on spolia and appropriation in art and architecture from fourth-century Rome to the late twentieth century. Using case studies from different historical moments and cultures, contributors test the limits of spolia as a critical category and seek to define its specific character in relation to other forms of artistic... more...

  • Feminist Practicesby Dr Lori A Brown

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    Women continue to be very under-represented in the architectural profession, which has become defined by a narrow middle-class, heterosexual, Eurasian male perspective, out of kilter with today's diverse community. This book brings together a team of up and coming female architects and designers to discuss their work at various scales, from local... more...

  • Old Capitolby Margaret N. Keyes

    University of Iowa Press 1988; US$ 24.95

    Built between 1839 and 1842, the domed structure of Iowa City's Old Capitol served as the third territorial capitol and the first state capitol of Iowa. In 1857, when the state government was moved to Des Moines, Old Capitol became the first building of the new University of Iowa. It remains today the centerpiece of this handsome campus. The story... more...

  • Retailising Spaceby Prof Dr Mattias Kärrholm

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space, such as in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums. This book describes how the retailisation of public domains affects our everyday life and our use of the built environment. Taking an architectural and territorial perspective on this issue, it looks at how retail... more...