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  • The Courts of Pre-Colonial South Indiaby Jennifer Howes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous descriptions of space found in court poetry, vastu shastra and... more...

  • Actions of Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Architectureby Liane Lefaivre; Alexander Tzonis

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    A cognitive history of the emergence of modern architecture. Cutting across disciplinarian and institutional divisions as we know them today, this book reconstructs developments within the framework of a cognitive history of the past. Modern is here taken to mean the radical re-thinking of architecture from the end of the tenth century in Europe to... more...

  • Occupying Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 78.95

    Occupying Architecture focuses on the importance of the user of architecture. It emphasises the cross-currents between design, theory and use, and the need for a wider cross-cultural approach to architecture. Beginning with the architect, the book proceeds to explore models for architectural practice that actively engage the issue of use, and concludes... more...

  • Architecture, Technology and Processby Chris Abel

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    This new selection of essays follows Chris Abel's previous best selling collection, Architecture and Identity. Drawing upon a wide range of knowledge and disciplines, the author argues that, underlying technological changes in the process of architectural production are fundamental changes in the way we think about machines and the world we live in.... more...

  • Places of the Soulby Christopher Day

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 36.95

    Revised to incorporate the changes in opinions and attitudes since its first publication, the second edition of 'Places of the Soul' has brought Christopher Day's classic text into the 21st century. This new edition of the seminal text reminds us that true sustainable design does not simply mean energy efficient building. Sustainable buildings must... more...

  • Utopias and Architectureby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    Utopian thought, though commonly characterized as projecting a future without a past, depends on golden models for re-invention of what is . Through a detailed and innovative re-assessment of the work of three architects who sought to represent a utopian content in their work, and a consideration of the thoughts of a range of leading writers, Coleman... more...

  • Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singaporeby Tai-Chee Wong; Belinda Yuen; Charles Goldblum

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 122.69

    In the last four decades, Singapore’s urban development has gradually received an international reputation. From a city of just under two million people in 1960, we replaced squatters and slums with mostly high-rise, high-density public housing as well as industrial estates, commercial centres and parks and gardens. We dem- strated to our earlier well-meaning... more...

  • Finlandby Roger Connah

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    From museums to schools to subsidized housing developments, Roger Connah's Finland is an important survey of the country's architecture. more...

  • Vernacular Architecture and Regional Designby Kingston Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 73.95

    Sustainable design requires that design practitioners respond to a particular set of social, cultural and environmental conditions. 'Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design' defines a set of strategies for understanding the complexities of a regional setting. Through a series of international case studies, it examines how architects and designers... more...