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Visuality for Architects: Architectural Creativity and Modern Theories of Perception and Imagination

by Branko Mitrovic

What is more important in architectural works-their form, shape, and color, or the meanings and symbolism that can be associated with them? Can aesthetic judgments of architecture be independent of the stories...


The A to Z of Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer

The A to Z 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...


Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers

by Ronald G. Knapp, Wang Gungwu & A. Chester Ong

The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes...


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,...


1001 Architectural Expressions Of Psyche, Soul, & Spirit

by Mr. Frank Azzopardi

Throughout time architectural structures have reflected the psyche of the cultures that created them. This is not true of today's architecture. We live in a time when social interaction has just about ceased....


Historical Dictionary of Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer

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,...


A.C. Swinburne and the Singing Word: New Perspectives on the Mature Work

by Yisrael Levin

Focusing on Algernon Charles Swinburne's later writings, this collection makes a case for the seriousness and significance of the writer's mature work. Among the key features of the collection is the contextualizing...


Jeremias Drexel's 'Christian Zodiac': Seventeenth-Century Publishing Sensation. a Critical Edition, Translated and with an Introduction & Notes

by Nicholas J. Crowe

First published in 1622, Jeremias Drexel's 'Zodiacus christianus' (or 'Christian Zodiac') was a remarkable work of religious iconography and spiritual self-help. Offering the first modern translation into English...


Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture

by Elma Brenner & Meredith Cohen

Focusing on France but incorporating studies from further afield, this collection of essays marks an important new contribution to the study of medieval memory and commemoration. Arranged thematically, each...


Historic Preservation and the Livable City

by Eric W. Allison & Lauren Peters

For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic...


Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon

by Donald MacDonald & Ira Nadel

Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of "international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design?...


Global City Regions: Their Emerging Forms

by Gary Hack & Roger Simmonds

A unique comparative study based on funded research, of eleven city regions across three continents looking at changes over the last 30 years. Detailed changes in land use are presented here with series of maps...


Building in Value: Pre-Design Issues

by Rick Best & Gerard de Valence

The concept of value in projects is a key issue for everyone involved in the construction industry. Building in Value brings together many experts in the field to outline the wide range of tools, techniques...


The Picturesque: Architecture, Disgust and Other Irregularities

by John MacArthur

In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque - when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels...


The Designer's Workspace

by Douglas Caywood

The Designer's Workspace presents an extensive resource of distinguished firms' responses to the design of their own offices. Featuring everything

from technical detail to interior design, it illustrates what...


Architecture and Construction in Steel

by Alan Blanc, Michael McEvoy & Roger Plank

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the successful use of steel in building and will form a unique source of inspiration and reference for all those concerned with architecture in steel.


The West: From the Advent of Christendom to the Eve of Reformation

by Christopher Tadgell

Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements...


This is Not Architecture: Media Constructions

by Kester Rattenbury

This is Not Architecture assembles architectural writers of different kinds - historians, theorists, journalists, computer game designers, technologists, film-makers and architects - to discuss the characteristics,...


Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas

by Heather Green Wooten

Tucked away in a corner of the University of Texas Medical Branch campus stands a majestic relic of an era long past. Constructed of red pressed brick, sandstone, and ruddy Texas granite, the Ashbel Smith Building,...


John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscape

by Jody Beck

"A model city, the hope of democracy" - John Nolen on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin

This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive...