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  • Acoustic Designby Duncan Templeton; David Saunders

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Architectural Press Library of Design and Detailing: Acoustic Design focuses on the techniques and principles employed in acoustic design, as well as room acoustics, hearing, speech, sound insulation, and noise control and design. The book first elaborates on the perception of sound, properties of sound, and sound in the built form. Concerns cover... more...

  • The Buildings Around Usby Thom Gorst

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 98.95

    Buildings surround and affect us all. In this clear and concise introduction to buildings Thom Gorst demystifies the culture of architecture and shows how an interest in our environment - whatever our cultural position - can be of great value to us. more...

  • The Copaby Mickey Podell-Raber; Charles Pignone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    This beautifully illustrated history of Jules Podell's legendary club Copacabana features colorful characters, romance, and intrigue from the golden age of nightclubs. In this fascinating look behind the scenes of one of the world's most legendary nightclubs, the story of the Copa begins and ends with its fiery owner, Jules Podell. A Russian immigrant,... more...

  • Buildings for the Performing Artsby Ian Appleton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95

    This Design and Development Guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary in the design... more...

  • Convivial Urban Spacesby Henry Shaftoe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Despite developments in urban design during the last few decades, architects, urban planners and designers often continue to produce areas of bland, commercially led urban fabric that deliver the basic functional requirements of shelter, work and leisure but are socially unsustainable and likely generators of future problems. Convivial Urban Spaces... more...

  • Christopher Wrenby Kerry Downes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 6.99

    Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical... more...

  • Urban Designby William S. Saunders; Alex Krieger

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00 US$ 63.75

    Fifty years ago a landmark conference at Harvard University established urban design as a distinct architectural and planning practice. Today, with the world’s urban population surpassing three billion people, urban design has become more crucial than ever. Indeed, the concerns that initially brought leading architects and city planners together—including... more...

  • The Urban Projectby L. Van Duin; R. Cavallo; F. Claessens

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 116.00

    Summarizes the experiences particularly significant to those involved in design, building, thinking and managing the urban scene. more...

  • Precedents in Zero-Energy Designby Michael Zaretsky

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    ‘Michael Zaretsky’s Precedents in Zero-Energy Desig n is such an important book … it will help readers recognize that design comes before technology – and renewable energy systems alone can’t solve the problems we face’ –   John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project Director, University of Virginia The world is... more...

  • Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Designby Michael Barron

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Modern concert halls and opera houses are now very specialized buildings with special acoustical characteristics. With new contemporary case-studies, this updated book explores these characteristics as an important resource for architects, engineers and auditorium technicians. Supported by over 40 detailed case studies and architectural drawings... more...