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Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories

by Patricio del Real & Helen Gyger

Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region's rich and varied architecture. It...


Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style

by William W. Braham & Daniel Willis

Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance?

Architecture and Energy provides...


Foucault for Architects

by Gordana Fontana-Giusti

From the mid-1960s onwards Michel Foucault has had a significant impact on diverse aspects of culture, knowledge and arts including architecture and its critical discourse. The implications for architecture...


Space, Time, and Presence in the Icon: Seeing the World with the Eyes of God

by Clemena Antonova & with a preface by Martin Kemp

This book contributes to the re-emerging field of "theology through the arts" by proposing a way of approaching one of the most challenging theological concepts - divine timelessness - through the principle...


Stories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750-1850

by Margaret Ponsonby

This book provides a fresh look at English domestic furnishings and decoration in the period 1750-1850, focusing on 'ordinary' and 'provincial' homes. Rejecting prevailing attitudes that often reduce interiors...


Regency House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Architectural historian Trevor Yorke, using his own drawings and full colour photographs, describes the features and fittings that have made houses of the Regency period so distinctive.


Southern Baroque Art - Painting-Architecture and Music in Italy and Spain of the 17th & 18th Centuries

by Sacheverell Sitwell

Originally published London, 1924. Contents Include: The Serenade at Caserta "Les Indes Galantes" The King and the Nightingale Biography etc. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the...


Contemporary Library Architecture: A Planning and Design Guide

by Ken Worpole

Focusing on the practical issues which need to be addressed by anyone involved in library design, here Ken Worpole offers his renowned expertise to architects, planners, library professionals, students, local...


Building Mycology: Management of Decay and Health in Buildings

by Dr Jagjit Singh & Jagjit Singh

Biodeterioration is the most common problem of mankind and its record can be traced back to biblical times or probably earlier. Building Mycology deals with the study of fungi in and around the building environment,...


Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and Digital Spaces

by Nicos Komninos

This book is about the environment of innovation, and the major models for creating an environment supporting technology, innovation, learning, and knowledge based development.


Architects' Guide to Fee Bidding

by M. Paul Nicholson

Fee bidding still generates emotive reactions from within many sections of the architectural profession. Fee bidding is not taught in most schools of architecture, so practitioners generally rely on hunches...


Interpretation in Architecture: Design as Way of Thinking

by Adrian Snodgrass & Richard Coyne

Drawing on cultural theory, phenomenology and concepts from Asian art and philosophy, this book reflects on the role of interpretation in the act of architectural creation, bringing an intellectual and scholarly...


Loose Space: Possibility and Diversity in Urban Life

by Karen Franck & Quentin Stevens

With over 100 illustrations and diverse international examples, experts in urban design discuss the theory and practice surrounding under- and undesigned urban spaces.


Form Follows Fun: Modernism and Modernity in British Pleasure Architecture 1925 1940

by Bruce Peter

Authoritative and readable, this excellent text, illustrated by a unique pictorial record of period architecture, surveys and examines how and why the architecture of pleasure related to the stylistic and ideological...


The New England Image

by Samuel Chamberlain

For those who love New England, here is a matchless portrait by one of its most distinguished artists. The image Samuel Chamberlain presents here is a distillation of his finest photographs of New England. From...


The Roman House in Britain

by Dominic Perring

This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings:

* general characteristics...


Understanding Architecture: An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History

by Hazel Conway & Rowan Roenisch

A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider...


Rethinking Architectural Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory

by William W. Braham & Jonathan A. Hale

This essential reference for all students of architecture, design and the built environment provides a convenient single source for all the key texts in the recent literature on architecture and technology....


The Genius in the Design

by Jake Morrissey

The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries...


Architecture in a Climate of Change

by Peter F Smith

Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future...