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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...


Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems

by George Baird

The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems examines the way project teams can approach the design and expression of both active and passive environmental control systems in a more creative...


Sports Turf: Science, Construction and Maintenance

by V.I. Stewart

A detailed, practical guide (with the backing of the main UK authorities) to the construction and maintenance of sports grounds.


Weather Architecture

by Jonathan Hill

Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill's investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim...


Stay Cool: A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

by Holger Koch-Nielsen

In hot dry or warm humid climates, more than half of the urban peak load of energy consumption is used to satisfy air-conditioning demands alone. Since the urbanization rate in developing countries is extreme,...


Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment

by M. Santamouris

Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over 170 cities...


Disclosing Horizons: Architecture, Perspective and Redemptive Space

by Nicholas Temple

This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design.

Since...


The Architecture of McKim, Mead, and White: 1879-1915

by Michael George & Allan Greenberg

For nearly forty years the legendary firm led by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White was responsible for many of the finest buildings in America, including the Boston Public Library,...


Patios and Gardens of Mexico

by Patricia W. O'Gorman & Bob Schalkwijk

The Mexican garden is a serene oasis that displays a diversity and ingenuity that is truly astonishing. Mexico’s temperate climate, conducive to outdoor living, combined with its Indian and Spanish heritage...


Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Dynamic Patterns in Texts and Images

by Giselle de Nie & Thomas F.X. Noble

These six essays seek to uncover the dynamic patterns in verbal and pictorial images and to evaluate their potentialities and limitations. Thematically ordered, the essays begin with material images and move...


Utopian Adventure: The Corviale Void

by Victoria Watson

This unique book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing...