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Thinking the Contemporary Landscape

by Christophe Girot & Dora Imhof

On the heels of our groundbreaking books in landscape architecture, James Corner's Recovering Landscape and Charles Waldheim's Landscape Urbanism Reader, comes another essential reader, . Examining our shifting...

Home Security Exposed

by Anthony Ekanem

It has been reported that a burglary now happens every 15 seconds. As such, the chances of your own home actually being at risk from a break-in are greatly increased, and it does not matter where you live. When...

Open Enclosed: Donald Judd

by Guillermo Zuaznabar

Taking "Specific Objects," the seminal text written by Judd in the mid-sixties, as the central theme, the author analyzes the artist's main concepts and his whole career from a new perspective: "what one seeks...

Hidden Johannesburg

by Paul Duncan & Alain Proust

Johannesburg: Egoli to some, Jozi to others. Once a mining town, now the most important commercial city in Africa. It's been home to renegades and rogues, colonialists and capitalists, the dispossessed and the...

The Art of Lead Burning

by C. H. Fay

The mystery which has always surrounded the work of the lead burner, like that of all other handicrafts outside of ordinary occupations, dissolves under the light of a full knowledge of the causes and effects...

From Birdhouses to Tiny Houses: Courage Changes Everything

by Linda C. Pope, Rio Hibler-Kerr & Guy Boster

Linda Pope is a practical environmentalist with a sense of urgency. Her research has led her to understand that solutions are already abundant. What’s needed are doers who can step outside their comfort zones...

Bell's Cathedrals

by Philip A. Robson

This treatise is little more than a careful digest of numerous works, of the more important of which a list is given. A sincere note of obligation is due to Messrs. Jones and Freeman's scholarly and accurate...

Planning Chicago

by D. Bradford Hunt & Jon B. DeVries

Urban planning was born in Chicago, but today’s city is not the product of Daniel Burnham or Mrs. O'Leary's cow. It’s the Rust Belt metropolis that has shouldered its way onto the list of global cities....

Junkspace / Running Room

by Rem Koolhaas & Hal Foster

Junkspace first appeared in the Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping (2001), a vast compendium of text, images, and data concerning the consumerist transformation of city and suburb from the first department...

Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments

by Suzanne J.M. van Eekelen & Marijn H.A. Brugman

A basal reinforced piled embankment consists of a reinforced embankment on a pile foundation. The reinforcement consists of one or more horizontal layers of geosynthetic reinforcement installed at the base of...

Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure

by Ingrid Burrington

A guided tour of the physical Internet, as seen on, above, and below the city’s streets


What does the Internet look like?


It’s the single most essentail aspect of modern life, and yet, for many of...

A Book of Vintage Lamp Making Designs

by Anon.

This text comprises a comprehensive handbook pertaining to the designing and making of vintage lamps and light fixtures. Complete with detailed diagrams and step-by-step instructions for each piece, this text...

Coal Mining in Britain

by Richard Hayman

Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields – distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames,...

Manual of Section

by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsutumaki & David J. Lewis

Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense....

Civil Engineering Systems Analysis

by Luis Amador-Jimenez

This textbook covers tools and applications in civil engineering systems. It begins by revising the mathematical and statistical background for the adequate formulation of civil engineering problems. Then it...

Sustainability of Construction Materials

by Jamal Khatib

Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues...

Cities That Think like Planets: Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems

by Marina Alberti

As human activity and environmental change come to be increasingly recognized as intertwined phenomena on a rapidly urbanizing planet, the field of urban ecology has risen to offer useful ways of thinking about...

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

by Kapila D. Silva & Amita Sinha

The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian-in their capacity to...

Target Cost Contracting Strategy in Construction: Principles, Practices and Case Studies

by Daniel W.M. Chan & Joseph H.L. Chan

The problems inherent in the traditional design-bid-build procurement method often lead to the adversarial working relationships within the construction industry. Target cost contracts, accompanied by a gain-share/pain-share...

Power at Ground Zero