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  • Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architectureby Paul Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 80.00

    The study of vernacular architecture explores the characteristics of domestic buildings in particular regions or localities, and the many social and cultural factors that have contributed to their evolution. In this book, vernacular architecture specialist Paul Oliver brings together a wealth of information that spans over two decades, and the whole... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Housing in Chinaby Leon Glicksman; Juintow Lin

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 106.30

    ENCOUNTERING SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA Yung-Ho Chang What I am writing is by no means a typical foreword. Instead of introducing the work outside of Beijing, we enclosed a courtyard with buildings and hillside to create a of my colleagues in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of milder microclimate. We also employed two traditional... more...

  • Becoming Placesby Kim Dovey

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 51.95

    About the practices and politics of place and identity formation – the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are – this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu in a very readable manner. This is a book that takes the social... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Architectureby Allison Lee Palmer

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 119.50

    The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge,... more...

  • Architectuur en geschiedenisby Lex Bosman

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 12.25

    De (re-)constructies van het verleden in historische disciplines zoals de kunst- en architectuurgeschiedenis veranderen regelmatig. Dit gebeurt onder invloed van uiteenlopende factoren binnen en buiten de eigen discipline. In het verleden werden echter ook constructies van een verder weg gelegen geschiedenis gemaakt om de positie van een opdrachtgever... more...

  • Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sitesby Kenneth Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    This is the first book to provide readers with the skills to assess development potential from a holistic standpoint. Until now, architectural books on conservation matters have focused on preservation at a strategic level and restoration at a technical level. This book offers the architect, developer or planner the rules and tools needed to gauge... more...

  • Eco-Architecture IIIby S. Hernandez; C.A. Brebbia; W.P De Wilde

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 474.00

    This book contains most of the papers presented in the Eco-Architecture 2010 conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature. Previous editions, that were very successful were held previously in the New Forest, UK, in 2006 and the Algarve, Portugal in 2008 and demonstrated the... more...

  • Terror and Wonderby Blair Kamin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    For more than twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Kamin treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Terror and Wonder... more...

  • Building A Revolutionby Charlie Q.L. Xue

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 40.00

    Building a Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980 presents a picture of Chinese architecture in transition, as the entire economy shifted from being planned and state-controlled to being market-led. The book also examines the "national form" and Chinese identity, the impact of international architecture, housing reform, and the emergence of architects... more...

  • The Autopoiesis of Architectureby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 50.00 US$ 45.00

    Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture , which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society. Author Patrik Schumacher offers innovative treatment that enriches architectural theory... more...