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  • Marble Past, Monumental Presentby Michael Greenhalgh

    BRILL 2008; US$ 230.00

    This survey and synthesis of the structural and decorative uses of Roman remains, particularly marble, throughout the mediaeval Mediterranean, deals with the Christian West - but also Byzantium and Islam, each the inheritor of much Roman territory. more...

  • Analysing Buildings from Context to Detail in Timeby H. Zijlstra

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 79.00

    Uses technology to develop a more comprehensive research method to assess buildings. In this book the focus is on construction engineering, the study of the requirements associated with constructing buildings. more...

  • Beehive Metaphorby Juan Ramírez

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 45.00

    Since time immemorial, bees have been associated with all manner of virtues. The beehive has served as the model for an ideal society, while honey and wax have provided the basis for countless positive metaphors of sweetness and productivity. The natural architecture created by bees in their hives can be said to approach perfection. In The Beehive... more...

  • Kenzo Tange and the Metabolist Movementby Zhongjie Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 58.95

    Metabolism, the Japanese architectural avant-garde movement of the 1960s, profoundly influenced contemporary architecture and urbanism. This book focuses on the Metabolists’ utopian concept of the city and investigates the design and political implications of their visionary planning in the postwar society. At the root of the group’s urban utopias... more...

  • Architecture of Franceby David Hanser

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 87.00

    Covering all regions of France—from Avignon's Palace of the Popes to Versailles' Petit Trianon—and all periods of French architecture—from the Roman theater at Orange to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris—this volume examines more than 60 of France's most important architectural landmarks. Writing in a clear and engaging style, David Hanser, professor of... more...

  • Traditional Architecture of the Arabian Gulfby R. Hawker

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 198.00

    This book chronicles the florescence of architecture in the Arabian Gulf after the expulsion of the Portuguese in the early 1600s. It demonstrates how the power vacuum created by the collapse of Portuguese control over the trade routes in the Indian Ocean encouraged a growth in fortified architecture, especially in Oman, that radiated out to the surrounding... more...

  • Eco-Architecture IIby G Broadbent; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 278.00

    This book contains papers presented at the second International Conference on Eco-Architecture. The original Conference was the first to be held worldwide on the subject of sustainable architecture in order to define what ECO-ARCHITECTURE actually is, i.e. "Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature". The subject has matured in the two... more...

  • Transculturationby Felipe Hernandez; Mark Millington

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 78.40

    Transculturation: Cities, Spaces and Architectures in Latin America explores thecritical potential inherent in the notion of “transculturation” in order to understand contemporary architectural practices and their cultural realities in Latin America. Despite its enormous theoretical potential and its importance within Latin American cultural... more...

  • Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2010by A.V. Samsonovich; K.R. Jóhannsdóttir; A. Chella

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 174.00

    This book presents the proceedings of the First International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2010), which is also the First Annual Meeting of the BICA Society (http://bicasociety.org). A cognitive architecture is a computational framework for the design of intelligent, even conscious, agents. It may draw inspiration... more...

  • For the Recordby Joan Grierson

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating illustrated history that profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto, 1920-60. more...