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  • A Pattern Languageby Christopher Alexander

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 44.99

    Volume 1, The Timeless Way of Building , lays the foundation of the series. It presents a new theory of architecture, building, and planning which forms the bsis for a new traditional post-industrial architecture, created by the people.Read it for inspiration; as a practicing planner, an educator, or a student, you cannot help but be challenged and... more...

  • The Future of the Cityby K. Al-Kodmany; M. M. Ali

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 374.00

    The book discusses spatial planning and sustainable strategies as well as offers pragmatic architectural and urban design guidelines to better design tall buildings for future cities. more...

  • The Seven Lamps of Architectureby John Ruskin

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    In August of 1848, John Ruskin and his new bride visited northern France, for the gifted young critic wished to write a book that would examine the essence of Gothic architecture. By the following April, the book was finished. Titled The Seven Lamps of Architecture, it was far more than a treatise on the Gothic style; instead, it elaborated Ruskin’s... more...

  • German Architecture for a Mass Audienceby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 64.24

    This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany's most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed,... more...

  • Fashioning Viennaby Janet Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.24

    This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive material and newspaper reports, which serve to shed new... more...

  • Architecture: A Very Short Introductionby Andrew Ballantyne

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. more...

  • Integrated Strategies in Architectureby Joan Zunde; Hocine Bougdah

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.26

    This key text presents students with a holistic view of the building design process, bridging the gap between the theory and practice of constructing and assembling buildings. Integrated Strategies in Architecture encourages and enables students to gain a sound understanding of the purpose of buildings, the specialisms that contribute and the... more...

  • Narrating Architectureby James Madge; Andrew Peckham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.06

    This anthology brings together the best and most interesting papers from the first ten years of The Journal of Architecture , published together for the first time in a single volume. Covering a wide range of topics of central importance to architecture today, the papers also address the related topics to which architecture and architectural studies... more...

  • The Classical Orders of Architectureby Robert Chitham

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.68

    This is the only publication that presents a modern interpretation of the Classical Orders. The new edition of this successful title now includes the proportions in both metric and imperial measurements to make the orders more accessible and to provide a valuable reference for designers. The inclusion of both 100-part and 96-part systems of proportion... more...

  • Crisis of the Objectby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.06

    Looking back over the twentieth century, Hartoonian discusses the work of three major architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry and Bernard Tschumi, in reference to their theoretical positions and historicizes present architecture in the context of the ongoing secularization of the myths surrounding the traditions of nineteenth century architecture... more...