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  • Sixteen Acresby Philip Nobel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 6.79

    A no-holds-barred look at the collision of interests behind the ambitious attempt to raise a new national icon at Ground Zero When we stand in downtown Manhattan in the future and look up and ask, "Why?"--Why is it so strange, so rude, so striving, so right, so wrong?--we will have Sixteen Acres to give us the answers. Tracing the redevelopment... more...

  • Workmanshipby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 90.95

    Today, the name RKW Architektur + Städtebau evokes two hundred architects whose work never fails to convince. The reason does not lie in the narrowly defined architectural language of individual leaders of the firm. More than in any other firm, the various teams are given generous latitude for independent initiative. Thus, this documentation... more...

  • Form Follows Performance / Leistungsformby Helmut C. Schulitz

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 90.95

    With a clear analysis of the reasons behind the increasingly arbitrary character of design today, form follows performance. leistungsform takes a position that points out design avenues in a convincing and future-oriented manner. It supports this position by presenting the projects of Schulitz Architekten. This highly respected international... more...

  • Workmanshipby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 90.95

    today, the name RKW Architektur + Städtebau evokes two hundred architects whose work never fails to convince. The reason does not lie in the narrowly defined architectural language of individual leaders of the firm. More than in any other firm, the various teams are given generous latitude for independent initiative. Thus, this documentation... more...

  • Old & Newby Frank Peter Jäger

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 112.00

    Most of the buildings that will be needed in Europe in the coming decades have long since been built. The building tasks of the future lie in the skillful reuse and transformation of existing building stock, whether it be the redevelopment of historic city centers, the building of extensions onto residential structures, the expansion of... more...

  • Stadien der Fussballweltmeisterschaft 2006by Gernot Stick; P. Köster; A. Schnell

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 46.00

    Für die WM 2006 wurden in Deutschland zwölf Stadien teils neu errichtet, teils umgebaut. So prominente Umbauten wie der des Berliner Olympiastadions von 1936 durch von Gerkan, Marg und Partner haben bereits große Aufmerksamkeit erzeugt, und mit der neuen Allianz-Arena von Herzog & de Meuron in München wird ein weiteres Highlight moderner... more...

  • Linking Architecture and Educationby Anne Taylor; Katherine Enggass

    University of New Mexico Press 2009; US$ 125.00

    Taylor argues persuasively for "three dimensional textbooks"--innovative environments that maximize learning. more...

  • Building Ideasby Jay Pridmore; Tom Rossiter

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

     Many books have been written about the University of Chicago over its 120-year history, but most of them focus on the intellectual environment, favoring its great thinkers and their many breakthroughs. Yet for the students and scholars who live and work here, the physical university—its stately buildings and beautiful grounds—forms an important... more...

  • The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architectureby Thomas Barrie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The sacred place was, and still is, an intermediate zone created in the belief that it has the ability to co-join the religious aspirants to their gods. An essential means of understanding this sacred architecture is through the recognition of its role as an ‘in-between’ place. Establishing the contexts, approaches and understandings of architecture... more...

  • Grand Centralby Sam Roberts; Pete Hamill

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 26.00

    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan... more...