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  • Crisis of the Objectby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 104.95

    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...

  • Integral Urbanismby Nan Ellin

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture—and architecture—of fear in cities, and a disregard for environmental... more...

  • Designing the City of Reasonby Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    With a practical approach to theory, Designing the City of Reason offers new perspectives on how differing belief systems and philosophical approaches impact on city design and development, exploring how this has changed before, during and after the impact of modernism in all its rationalism. Looking at the connections between abstract ideas and... more...

  • The Access Manualby Ann Sawyer; Keith Bright

    Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00 US$ 94.50

    The Access Manual was first published in November 2003 and has been used by architects and facilities managers needing to meet the requirements of new legislation in 2004. It was well received by design, management, access, and health professionals. more...

  • Managing Quality in Architectureby Charles Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 78.95

    This handbook addresses the question of how best to manage quality in architecture for the mutual benefit of design practices and their clients. Based on research from the last two decades, it explores the general principles, tools and techniques that can be adapted to the unique culture of any design practice. The book addresses all aspects of quality... more...

  • Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiorsby Sam Kubba

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 98.00

    * A single-source, on-the-job resource to help interior designers and architects solve any space planning problem * Simplifies code compliance (International Building Code, ADA, and more) * Includes hundreds of plans and details for every building type * Checklists and guidelines throughout more...

  • Architect's Guide to Feng Shuiby Cate Bramble

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    Cate Bramble has devoted her career to highlighting the differences between 'feng shui-lite' as a fashionable pursuit in contrast to the original intentions of the Chinese masters. Here she presents the authentic principles in a technical, no-nonsense pocket book specifically for architects. As clients become more demanding and the competition for... more...

  • The Portfolioby Lesley Lokko; Katerina Ruedi Ray; Igor Marjanovic

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    The portfolio is the single most important part of every architectural student's education. This book proides a complete guide to preparing, compiling and presenting this crucial element of the architecture course. The experienced author team gives practical advice for the creation of the portfolio covering issues of size, storage, layout and order.... more...

  • Palladio's Childrenby N.J. Habraken; Jonathan Teicher

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Based on many years of personal observation,  Palladio's Children  critically examines the role of the architect as a professional descendent of Palladio, and as an heir to his architectural legacy. Seven innovative and carefully crafted essays explore the widening ideological schism between today’s architects whose core values, identity and education... more...

  • Boutiques and Other Retail Spacesby David Vernet; Leontine de Wit

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Presenting a critical and theoretical dimension to retail design,  Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces links the ideas behind it to real practice in this innovative and important contribution to architectural/interior theory literature. Retail structure has been subject to a dramatic and ongoing transformation over the past thirty years, materializing... more...