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Patterns from the Golden Age of Rustic Design: Park and Recreation Structures from the 1930s

by Albert H. Good

In this informative treasure of a design book, you will find that the author reached his principal goal to present structure that appear to belong and be a part of their settings.


The Art-Architecture Complex

by Hal Foster

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced...


Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography

by Robert A. Faleer

Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography presents a thoroughly researched bibliographic guide to monographic, serial, archival, and graphical resources that deal with all aspects...


Towards Universality: Le Corbusier, Mies and de Stijl

by Richard Padovan

There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the...


Devices

by cj Lim

Embedding memories into landscape. Measuring moisture, pressure and wind speed within a bedroom. Drawing power with a potato. These are but a few of the preoccupations described within this book.

'Devices' is...


Architecture and Participation

by Peter Blundell Jones, Doina Petrescu & Jeremy Till

Bringing together leading international practitioners and theorists in the field, ranging from the 1960s pioneers of participation to some of the major contemporary figures in the field, Architecture and Participation...


Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

by Thomas Leslie

A detailed tour, inside and out, of Chicago's distinctive towers from an earlier age


Beyond Environmental Comfort

by Boon Lay Ong

Beyond Environmental Comfort highlights some of the key ideas that form the foundation of the field of environmental comfort and, at the same time, gives voice to some of the concerns and considerations on the...


Intelligent Buildings in South East Asia

by Andrew Harrison, Eric Loe & James Read

The growing demand for high quality office and manufacturing space in South East Asia has led to an increasing awareness of 'intelligent building' concepts. This study is based on a major research project undertaken...


Solar Thermal Systems: Successful Planning and Construction

by Dr Felix A. Peuser, Karl-Heinz Remmers & Martin Schnauss

Solar Thermal Systems summarizes the theoretical and practical knowledge gained from over 20 years of research, implementation and operation of thermal solar installations. This work provides answers to a variety...


An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers, and Industrialization in Britain 1940-1970

by Christine Wall

This book is unique in describing the history of post war reconstruction from an entirely new perspective by focusing on the changing relationship between architects and building workers. It considers individual,...


Glasshouses

by Fiona Grant

The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above...


Walking Jane Austen's London

by Louise Allen

The London of Jane Austen's world and imagination comes to life in this themed guidebook of nine walking tours from well-known landmarks to hidden treasures --each evoking the time and culture of Regency England...


Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

by Joseph Shatzmiller

Demonstrating that similarities between Jewish and Christian art in the Middle Ages were more than coincidental, Cultural Exchange meticulously combines a wide range of sources to show how Jews and Christians...


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

It was the era that produced some of the icons of civilization: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Last Supper and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Piet^, and David. As masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio,...


Architecture and Film

by Mark Lamster

Architecture and Film looks at the ways architecture and architects are treated on screen and, conversely, how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment. It also examines...


Timber Decay in Buildings: The Conservation Approach to Treatment

by Brian Ridout

This is the first book to tackle all the issues relating to timber decay. It presents the facts and explores timber decay problems through case studies. These are illustrated with clear self-explanatory photographs...


The Way We Build Now: Form, Scale and Technique

by Andrew Orton

This book examines the structural and construction design of buildings. The first part presents an overview of materials and structural forms taking the point of view of the designer, architect and engineer....


Muslim Architecture of South India: The Sultanate of Ma'bar and the Traditions of Maritime Settlers on the Malabar and Coromandel Coasts (Tamil Nadu,

by Mehrdad Shokoohy

This book reinterprets the Muslim architecture and urban planning of South India, looking beyond the Deccan to the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala - the historic coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. For the first...


Buildings and Power: Freedom and Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types

by Thomas A. Markus

The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language...