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Management and Business Skills in the Built Environment

by Geoff Crook & Mike Waterhouse

The third book in this series is written by a team of interdisciplinary teachers and professionals, led by Mike Waterhouse and Geoff Crook, is aimed at students and professionals in the built environment who...


Autogenic Structures

by Evan Douglis

This book offers an alternative vision for the future of architecture, a timely and invaluable contribution to the debate concerning emergent surfaces and the next generation of building membranes in this era...


Architecture of Modern China: A Historical Critique

by Jianfei Zhu

A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the twentieth century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending...


A Female Poetics of Empire: From Eliot to Woolf

by Julia Kuehn

Many well-known male writers produced fictions about colonial spaces and discussed the advantages of realism over romance, and vice versa, in the 'art of fiction' debate of the 1880s; but how did female writers...


The Design of Lighting

by Peter Tregenza & David Loe

This fully updated edition of the successful book The Design of Lighting, provides the lighting knowledge needed by the architect in practice, the interior designer and students of both disciplines.

The new...


Passive Cooling of Buildings

by D. Asimakopoulos & M. Santamouris

Energy use in buildings in the EU represents about 40% of the total annual energy consumption. With greater awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption comes a growth of interest in passive cooling, particularly...


Pictorial Narrative in the Nazi Period: Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani

by Deborah Schultz & Edward Timms

This book investigates creative responses to the Nazi period in the work of three artists, Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani, focusing on their use of pictorial narrative. It analyses their...


Design Brooklyn: Renovation, Restoration, Innovation, Industry

by Anne Hellman & Michel Arnaud

Design Brooklyn is a visual exploration of the unique and diverse architecture, interiors, and design of public and private spaces in today's Brooklyn, from mechanics' shops renovated into restaurants, to newly...


The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

by David Wengrow

It has often been claimed that "monsters"--supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species--play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. The Origins of Monsters...


Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City

by Jonathan Conlin

Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan...


Experiencing Byzantium: Papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011

by Claire Nesbitt & Mark Jackson

From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation...


Power and Subversion in Byzantium: Papers from the 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 2010

by Dimiter Angelov & Michael Saxby

This volume addresses a theme of special significance for Byzantine studies. Byzantium has traditionally been deemed a civilisation which deferred to authority and set special store by orthodoxy, canon and proper...


Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century: Artistry and Industry in Britain

by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi & Patricia Zakreski

Over the course of the nineteenth century, women in Britain participated in diverse and prolific forms of artistic labour. As they created objects and commodities that blurred the boundaries between domestic...


Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth: Vico and Neapolitan Painting

by Malcolm Bull

Can painting transform philosophy? In Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth, Malcolm Bull looks at Neapolitan art around 1700 through the eyes of the philosopher Giambattista Vico. Surrounded by extravagant examples...


Anti-Ugly: Excursions in English Architecture and Design

by Gavin Stamp

Since 2004 Gavin Stamp, one of Britain's most eminent and readable architectural historians, has written a monthly column for Apollo, the esteemed architecture and fine art magazine. The subject is simply whatever...


The Image of Christ in Modern Art

by Richard Harries

The Image of Christ in Modern Art explores the challenges, presented by the radical and rapid changes of artistic style in the 20th century, to artists who wished to relate to traditional Christian imagery....


Pathologies of Modern Space: Empty Space, Urban Anxiety, and the Recovery of the Public Self

by Kathryn Milun

Pathologies of Modern Space traces the rise of agoraphobia and ties its astonishing growth to the emergence of urban modernity. In contrast to traditional medical conceptions of the disorder, Kathryn Milun shows...


Master Narratives and their Discontents

by James Elkins

In this bracing engagement with the many versions of art history, James Elkins argues that the story of modernism and postmodernism is almost always told in terms of four narratives. Works of art are either...


Modern Movement Heritage

by Allen Cunningham

This collection of essays serves as an introduction to modern architectural heritage and the specific problems related to the conservation of modern structures. It covers policy, planning and construction. A...


Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings

by AK Athienitis & M. Santamouris

Passive solar design techniques are becoming increasingly important in building design. This design reference book takes the building engineer or physicist step-by-step through the thermal analysis and design...