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Built from Below: British Architecture and the Vernacular

by Peter Guillery

Extending the concept of British vernacular architecture to embrace buildings such as places of worship, villas, hospitals, suburban semis and post-war mass housing, this book is of use to anyone with an interest...


Will Alsop

by Tom Porter

Focusing on the refreshing process of design with which Will Alsop engages, Tom Porter reveals and traces the process, from public consultation to the privacy of Alsop's painting studio, from paint to line to...


Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination

by Marsha Meskimmon

Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination offers a challenging new direction in the current literature on cosmopolitanism, globalisation and art.


For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture

by Joan Grierson

A fascinating illustrated history that profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto, 1920-60.


Reinventing Brantford: A University Comes Downtown

by Leo Groarke

In Reinventing Brantford, Leo Groarke revisits the grandeur of Brantford's past, explores its economic collapse, and tells the story of the arrival of Wilfred Laurier University, its early struggles, its commitment...


Entourage 5th Edition: A Tracing File and Color Sourcebook

by Ernest Burden

The definitive tracing file for design professionals--updated and expanded

Packed with hundreds of traceable drawings and more than 1000 photographic images, Entourage, Fifth Edition, provides a quick and easy...


Bartram Covered Bridge: Spanning History

by George D. Christopher P. Driscoll Conn

Bartram Covered Bridge: Spanning History chronicles the complete history of Bartram Covered Bridge, located in Newtown Square (southeastern PA), including color and rare photos, community remembrances and much...


Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920

by Estill Pennington

From 1802, when the young artist William Edward West began painting portraits on a downriver trip to New Orleans, to 1918, when John Alberts, the last of Frank Duveneck's students, worked in Louisville, a wide...


Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century

by Georgina Adam

This highly readable and timely book explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century from a niche trade to a globalised operation worth an estimated $50 billion a year....


A Field Guide to the Buildings of Ireland: Illustrating the Smaller Buildings of Town and Countryside

by Sean Rothery & Maurice Craig

The history of building in Ireland spans more than five thousand years. The evidence of these years of building persists thoughout the intricate and richly textured landscape of the island. In the course of...


Traces of Peter Rice

by Kevin Barry

Peter Rice (1935–1992) is widely regarded as the most distinguished structural engineer of the late twentieth century. Following early work on the Sydney Opera House, he defined the structural elements of significant...


Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature

by John Dougill

Visit the most compelling cultural and nature sites in all of Japan!

In Japan's World Heritage Sites, readers are introduced to the temples, gardens, castles and natural wonders for which Japan is so justly renowned—all...


Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction

by JoAnne Mancini & Keith Bresnahan

Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields,...


The Paradoxes of Planning: A Psycho-Analytical Perspective

by Sara Westin

Using a philosophical and psychoanalytical approach, this book critically examines expert knowledge within architecture and urban planning. Its point of departure is the 'gap' between visions and realities,...


The Life of the City: Space, Humour, and the Experience of Truth in Fin-de-siècle Montmartre

by Julian Brigstocke

The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical...


School Design Together

by Pamela Woolner

The time is ripe for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to school design. Whatever the current funding limitations, we still need to think about how we design, organise and use space in schools for...


Investigating Sex: Surrealist Research 1928-1932

by Jose Pierre & Dawn Ades

In January 1928, the surrealists initiated their remarkable “researches into sexuality” with a series of round-table conversations involving key figures such as André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Louis...


Gaeta, Italy: The Ultimate Travel Destination (Russian Edition)

by Nicola Tarallo

Gaeta is a small, sleepy fishing village on the western coast of Italy. It is a hidden treasure for anyone who is enamored with anything Italian. In this guide book you will learn the history of the village...


Microgeneration:: Low energy strategies for larger buildings

by Dave Parker

Spiraling fuel costs, frequent power cuts, "energy wars” with fuel-rich countries holding consumers to ransom--these are just some of the issues that are helping to ensure that microgeneration of power, at...


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,...