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The A to Z of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

The A to Z of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology,...


The Tall Buildings Reference Book

by David Parker & Antony Wood

A team of over fifty experts address all the issues of building tall from the procurement stage, through the design and construction process, to new technologies and the building's contribution to the urban...


London's Lost Power Stations and Gasworks

by Ben Pedroche

Many of London's original power stations have either been demolished, converted for other use, or stand derelict awaiting re-development. But in their prime, these mighty 'cathedrals of power' played a vital...


Roof Cooling Techniques: A Design Handbook

by Jose Luis Molina, Evyatar Erell & Simos Yannas

Natural heating and cooling of buildings helps to improve energy efficiency in the built environment. This book considers the principles of roof design and specific systems and cooling techniques. The authors...


Tropical Sustainable Architecture

by Joo Hwa Bay & Boon Lay Ong

The tropical belt - where large areas of South East Asia, India, Africa and parts of both North and South America are located - forms the biggest landmass in the world and has one of the highest numbers of rapidly...


Developments in Structural Form

by Rowland Mainstone

In the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, Mainstone offered a brilliant and highly original account of the structural developments that have made possible the achievements of architects and bridge...


Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers

by Randall Thomas

Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK's leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience...


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...