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Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation: History, Repair and Conservation

by James W. P. Campbell & Michael Tutton

The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history. Virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, has not only contained one or more...


Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City

by Carolyn E. Tate

As archaeologists peel away the jungle covering that has both obscured and preserved the ancient Maya cities of Mexico and Central America, other scholars have only a limited time to study and understand the...


Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...


A Graveyard Preservation Primer

by Lynette Strangstad

A Graveyard Preservation Primer has proven itself to be a time-tested resource for many who are seeking information regarding the protection and preservation of historic graveyards This fresh, updated edition...


Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation

by Kim Erwin

"Communicating radical innovation is very different from discussing marginal change. Erwin's book provides a serious analysis of why, in this era of VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity—we...


What Is Architecture?

by Andrew Ballantyne

What is Architecture? presents a range of understandings and responses to architecture, from architects, philosophers and users of buildings.


CAD Principles for Architectural Design

by Peter Szalapaj

CAD Principles for Architectural Design is aimed at design students and practitioners interested in understanding how CAD is used in architectural practice. This book makes connections between the basic operations...


Solar Installations: Practical Applications for the Built Environment

by Lars Andren

Solar energy will play an important role in our future energy supply, to the advantage of both the environment and the economy. This book focuses on water-based solar heating technology, presenting basic principles...


Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples

by Anne-Grete Hestnes, Robert Hastings & Bjarne Saxhof

Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the...


Women Art Critics in Nineteenth-Century France: Vanishing Acts

by Wendelin Guentner

This book is the first sustained study of a corpus of writings by women art critics active in nineteenth-century France that have all but "vanished" from the historical record. Written by scholars in art history...


Architecture of Modern China Zhu: A Historical Critique

by Jianfei Zhu

A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the 20th century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending...


Passive Cooling of Buildings

by D. Asimakopoulos & M. Santamouris

Energy use in buildings in the EU represents about 40% of the total annual energy consumption. With greater awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption comes a growth of interest in passive cooling, particularly...


Pictorial Narrative in the Nazi Period: Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani

by Deborah Schultz & Edward Timms

This book investigates creative responses to the Nazi period in the work of three artists, Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani, focusing on their use of pictorial narrative. It analyses their...


Wall Works: Selected Writings and Performances

by Silvia Ziranek

Selected writings and performance scripts from visual artist Silvia Ziranek.


A Female Poetics of Empire: From Eliot to Woolf: From Eliot to Woolf

by Julia Kuehn

Many well-known male writers produced fictions about colonial spaces and discussed the advantages of realism over romance, and vice versa, in the 'art of fiction' debate of the 1880s; but how did female writers...


The Design of Lighting, second edition

by Peter Tregenza & David Loe

This fully updated edition of the successful book The Design of Lighting, provides the lighting knowledge needed by the architect in practice, the interior designer and students of both disciplines.

The new...


Roman Empire Vs America

by Joseph Aquilino

The Roman Empire vs. America is an in-depth look at America and the Roman Empire, both in similarity and in diff erence. It discusses opinions of different books, authors, writers and most importantly, it has...


Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II: From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas

by Martin Filler

In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through...


Why We Build

by Rowan Moore

In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—hope, power, sex, our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind architecture,...


Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

by Ross King

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model...