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  • Luke Him Sau, Architectby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 72.00

    Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904–1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London in the late 1920s, Luke’s long, prolific and highly successful career in China and Hong Kong offers unique... more...

  • Architect's Essentials of Cost Managementby Michael D. Dell'Isola

    Wiley 2002; US$ 50.00 US$ 45.00

    Written by a cost-control expert with more than thirty years of design and building expertise, this volume in the Professional Practice Essentials Series gives you practical, user-friendly guidance on how to better manager costs through all phases of a project. Dell'Isola first explains the basics of cost management-from estimating costs during the... more...

  • Architect's Essentials of Professional Developmentby Jean R. Valence

    Wiley 2003; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.50

    The architect's interest in continuing education has increased as a result of the national trend of state initiatives requiring continuing education for architect registration. Architect's Essentials of Professional Development assists registered architects and architecture firms in designing their own professional development programme in the context... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Architect's Essentials of Starting, Assessing and Transitioning a Design Firmby Peter Piven; Bradford Perkins

    Wiley 2003; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.50

    Written by two leading experts in the field this essential volume offers a step-by-step guide to understanding and evaluating the goals, risks and the rewards of starting a firm. Covers the basics of firm organisation, personnel requirements, legal considerations, fee setting, marketing issues and the essentials of strategic and business plans... 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...