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The Making of the American Landscape

by Michael P. Conzen

The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale...


Venice: The Anthology Guide

by Milton Grundy

This is the ebook version, specially revised and completely updated in 2013, of Venice: The Anthology Guide, Milton Grundy’s perennially fresh classic travel guide to the city. It is based on the sixth edition,...


Architecture Live Projects: Pedagogy Into Practice

by Harriet Harriss & Lynnette Widder

Architecture Live Projects provides a persuasive, evidence-based advocacy for moving a particular kind of architectural learning, known as Live Projects, towards a holistic integration into current and future...


Doing Disability Differently: An Alternative Handbook on Architecture, Dis/Ability and Designing for Everyday Life

by Jos Boys

This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance,...


Architecture Against the Post-Political: Essays in Reclaiming the Critical Project

by Nadir Lahiji

Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics...


The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew: Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics

by Iain Jackson & Jessica Holland

This book thoroughly examines Fry and Drew's highly influential 'Tropical Architecture' in West Africa and India, whilst also discussing their British work, such as their post World War II projects for the Festival...


Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy: From Sprezzatura to Satire

by Eugenia Paulicelli

The first comprehensive study on the role of Italian fashion and Italian literature, this book emphasizes the centrality of Italian literature and culture for understanding modern theories of fashion and gauging...


American Architects and the Mechanics of Fame

by Roxanne Kuter Williamson

Why does one talented individual win lasting recognition in a particular field, while another equally talented person does not? While there are many possible reasons, one obvious answer is that something more...


Ancient Architecture of the Southwest

by William N. Morgan & Rina Swentzell

During more than a thousand years before Europeans arrived in 1540, the native peoples of what is now the southwestern United States and northern Mexico developed an architecture of rich diversity and beauty....


Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration

by Lesley Durbin

Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide.

Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques...


Designing Sustainability: Making Radical Changes in a Material World

by Stuart Walker

What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism...


The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

by Preston Scott Cohen & Erika Naginski

The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they...


The Dissertation (Third Edition): A Guide for Architecture Students

by Iain Borden & Katerina Rüedi Ray

The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. This classic text provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and...


Super-Cute Felt: 35 Step-By-Step Projects to Make and Give: 35 Step-By-Step Projects to Make and Give

by Laura Howard

With 35 simple yet striking projects, Super-cute Felt is a must-have book for anyone with an appreciation of adorable, hand-crafted objects. Start with the 'Accessories' chapter, packed with pretty brooches,...


Architecture Power National Identit

by Lawrence Vale

The first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, published in 1992, has become a classic, winning the prestigious Spiro Kostof award for the best book in architecture and urbanism. Lawrence Vale...


Solar Air Systems - Built Examples

by Robert Hastings

Thirty-five different buildings with successfully installed solar air systems are described and documented. The building types cover single family houses, apartment buildings, schools, sports halls, and industrial...


Daylight Performance of Buildings

by Marc Fontoynont

As part of Daylight Europe, the daylighting behaviour of 60 buildings was observed and measured during a three year period. Buildings of many different types, sizes and ages were included - from offices to museums,...


Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process

by Peter Szalapaj

Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process introduces the reader to new developments in the computer modelling of design form in contemporary architectural practice through a series of detailed...


FRAMING PLACES 2E DOVEY: Mediating Power in Built Form

by Kim Dovey

Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of...


Solar Thermal Technologies for Buildings: The State of the Art

by M. Santamouris

Solar thermal is now a proven technology in terms of reliability, cost-benefit, and low environmental impact. The integration of solar thermal systems and installations into the design of buildings can provide...