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  • What is Architectural History?by Andrew Leach

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be... more...

  • Lehrbuch der Bauphysikby Heinz-Martin Fischer; Peter Lutz; Richard Jenisch; Ekkehard Richter; Heinz Klopfer; Hanns Freymuth; Karl Petzold; Martin Stohrer

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 38.82

    Das Nachschlagewerk der Bauphysik erscheint nun bereits in der 5. Auflage und wurde nach dem neuesten Stand von Wissenschaft und Technik aktualisiert. Das Buch vermittelt alle notwendigen bauphysikalischen Grundlagen für das schadenfreie Bauen. Zu den Kapiteln: Das Kapitel "Wärme" ist im Hinblick auf die Energieeinsparverordnung vollständig überarbeitet... more...

  • Towards Universalityby Richard Padovan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.42

    There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book examines the philosophical foundations of their work,... more...

  • Handbuch Vorrichtungenby Matuszewski Heinrich

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 41.73

    Inhaltverzeichnis.- 1 Vorrichtungen—Allgemein.- 1.1 Einleitung.- 1.2 Der Begriff „Vorrichtung“.- 1.3 Vorteile durch den Einsatz von Vorrichtungen in der Fertigung.- 1.4 Arten der Vorrichtungen—Einteilung.- 1.5 Vorrichtungsbenennung und Abkürzungen nach DIN-Norm 6300.- 1.6 Vorrichtungsklassifizierung.- 2 Kosten der Vorrichtung.- 2.1 Anteil der Vorrichtungskosten... more...

  • Relational Architectural Ecologiesby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.82

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘places’ or ‘shelters’ that construct architectural... more...

  • The Architecture of Changeby Jerilou Hammett; Maggie Wrigley

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    "The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...

  • Architectural Atmospheresby Christian Borch; Gernot Böhme; Olafur Eliasson; Juhani Pallasmaa

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    Architektur wird vermehrt als ein sinnlicher Erfahrungsraum verstanden. So ist das Erleben von Bauten und Raumkonstellationen immer auch ein Wahrnehmen von positiv oder negativ gewerteten Atmosphären. Architekten, Planer, Investoren und Politiker sind darauf angewiesen, solche Wirkungen nicht intuitiv oder zufällig, sondern nach intersubjektiven... more...

  • The Politics of Makingby Mark Swenarton; Igea Troiani; Helena Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.82

    A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective Taking a broad view of the word ‘politics’, the essays address a range of questions, including: What is the relationship between politics and the making... more...

  • The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practiceby American Institute of Architects

    Wiley 2013; US$ 250.00 US$ 225.00

    The definitive guide to architectural practice Business, legal, and technical trends in architecture are constantly changing. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has offered firms the latest guidance on those trends since 1920. The Fifteenth Edition of this indispensable guide features nearly two-thirds new content and covers... more...

  • What is Architecture?by Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.68

    Architecture can influence the way we feel, and can help us along as we go about our lives, or sabotage our habitual ways of doing things. The essays collected here challenge, and help to define a view of architecture which ranges from the minimal domesticity of Diogenes' barrel, to the exuberant experiments of the contemporary avant-garde. There are... more...