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CAD Principles for Architectural Design

by Peter Szalapaj

CAD Principles for Architectural Design is aimed at design students and practitioners interested in understanding how CAD is used in architectural practice. This book makes connections between the basic operations...


Solar Installations: Practical Applications for the Built Environment

by Lars Andren

Solar energy will play an important role in our future energy supply, to the advantage of both the environment and the economy. This book focuses on water-based solar heating technology, presenting basic principles...


Art That Moves: The Work of Len Lye

by Roger Horrocks

A companion to the author's bestselling biography of Len Lye, this compelling volume shifts the focus from Lye's life to his art practice and innovative aesthetic theories about "the art of motion," which continue...


Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples

by Anne-Grete Hestnes, Robert Hastings & Bjarne Saxhof

Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the...


Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts

by Silke Knippschild & Marta Garcia Morcillo

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and...


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: 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: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduct

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

The 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies in 2010 drew together historians, art historians, and scholars of literature, religion and philosophy, who discussed shared and discipline-specific approaches to...


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. How women faced the pragmatics of their own creative labour as they pursued vocations,...


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...


Glorious Mud!: Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Western Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia

by Gus W. Van Beek & Ora Van Beek

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples...