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  • Le Corbusier in Detailby Flora Samuel

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.19

    This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the meaning of detail, on the ways in which detail informs... more...

  • 194Xby Andrew M. Shanken

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    In a major study of American architecture during World War II, Andrew M. Shanken focuses on the culture of anticipation that arose in this period, as out-of-work architects turned their energies from the built to the unbuilt, redefining themselves as planners and creating original designs to excite the public about postwar architecture. Shanken recasts... more...

  • Hong Kong Corner Housesby Michael Wolf

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character. more...

  • Simulationby Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis; Andrea Gleiniger; Thomas Hänsli; Erich Hörl; Nils Röller; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    Die Digitalisierung hat den Diskurs der Architektur verändert: Dieser ist mittlerweile von einer Fülle neuer Begriffe bestimmt, die bislang entweder keine oder doch andere Bedeutungen im Kontext der Architekturtheorie und des architektonischen Entwurfs hatten. Seine Begrifflichkeiten und Strategien werden zunehmend durch Einflüsse geprägt, die an... more...

  • Komplexitätby Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis; Clemens Bellut; Johann Feichter; Andrea Gleiniger; Klaus Mainzer; Denise Scott Brown; Kostas Terzidis; Robert Venturi; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    Die Digitalisierung hat den Diskurs der Architektur verändert: Dieser ist mittlerweile von einer Fülle neuer Begriffe bestimmt, die bislang entweder keine oder doch andere Bedeutungen im Kontext der Architekturtheorie und des architektonischen Entwurfs hatten. Seine Begrifflichkeiten und Strategien werden zunehmend durch Einflüsse geprägt,... more...

  • Bauen in Chinaby Bert Bielefeld; Lars-Phillip Rusch

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 62.95

    «Bauen in China» gibt als erste Publikation auf dem Buchmarkt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Planungstätigkeiten von ausländischen Architekten in China. Dieses praxisnahe Handbuch skizziert rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen, Grundlagen zum chinesischen Baumarkt und die praxisbezogene Durchführung von Projekten vor Ort. Ergänzend geben internationale... more...

  • The Westby Christopher Tadgell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.01

    Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements from Carolingian, Ottonian, Byzantine and northern European traditions, through to the evolution of the Gothic which heralded new, structurally... more...

  • The Picturesqueby John Macarthur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque – when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor – in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what the... more...

  • Architecture Re-assembledby Trevor Garnham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.19

    Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to the present day. It reflects upon history in order to encourage and assist the reader in finding well-founded principles for architectural... more...

  • Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architectureby Dana Buntrock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.06

    In this beautiful and perceptive book, Dana Buntrock examines, for the first time, how tradition is incorporated into contemporary Japanese architecture. Looking at the work of five architects – Fumihiko Maki, Terunobu Fujimori, Ryoji Suzuki, Kengo Kuma, and Jun Aoki – Buntrock reveals the aims influencing many wonderful works barely known in the... more...