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Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain

by Robert Hewison

Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic...


Wiremu Pere

by Joseph Te Kani Pere

Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere) lived from 1837 to 1915, leading his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism...


Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas

by Emily G. Makaš, John H. Stubbs & Mounir Bouchenaki

“From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces...


Ben's War with the U. S. Marines

by Peter H Green

Ben's War with the U. S. Marines is biographical account of the humorous but serious World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green--a misplaced Chicago radio producer who battled the system in order to serve...


Raw: Architectural Engagements with Nature

by Solveig Bøe, Hege Charlotte Faber & Brit Strandhagen

Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of 'raw'...


Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

by Francis D. K. Ching

The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models

An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print...


BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

by Chuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz & Rafael Sacks

"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched and meticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work rather than something that has been quickly put together in the course of a few months. It brings...


Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design

by Christopher Meek & Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design provides architects, building designers, and students clear direction for the successful inclusion of daylight and integrated electric light in buildings. It presents...


33 Artists in 3 Acts

Bim Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices

by Robert S. Weygant

A must-have reference to create content-rich BIM objects and models

A cutting-edge technology, Building Information Modeling (BIM) software allows AEC professionals to produce data-intensive 3D building models...


Riverdale: East of the Don

by Elizabeth Gillan Muir & Elizabeth Abbott

A complete history of Toronto's Riverdale community, this book narrates the lives of early inhabitants, (reaching as far back as Simcoe's first settlement of the region), the construction boom of 1915, and the...


Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty

by Benjamin Flowers

After two decades which saw the construction industry flourish, has come a sudden period of instability, where architecture firms have been jettisoning employees at an unprecedented rate as building projects...


The Architecture of Use: Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design

by Stephen Grabow & Kent Spreckelmeyer

By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in...


The Castles of Britain and Ireland

by Rodney Castleden

To many, medieval castles are the essence of Britain and Ireland's fascinating past. Immersed in history and centuries old, each one tells a story of Kings, Queens and feuding lords; war and bloody conflict;...


Ornament and Order: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

by Rafael Schacter

Based on an in-depth ethnographic study working with some of the world's most influential Independent Public Artists, this book takes a completely new approach. Placing these illicit aesthetic practices within...


A Disturbance in the Field

by Steven H Cooper

The field, as Steven Cooper describes it, is comprised of the inextricably related worlds of internalized object relations and interpersonal interaction. Furthermore, the analytic dyad is neither static nor...


University Planning and Architecture

by Jonathan Coulson & Paul Roberts

Exploring the importance of themes such as landscape, architecture, place-making and sustainability within university development, this book consolidates the lessons learnt from the rich tradition of campus...


Stadium Worlds

by Sybille Frank & Silke Steets

Analyzing football as a cultural practice, this book investigates the connection between the sport and its built environment. An international multi-disciplinary range of perspectives are set in four thematic...


Built from Below: British Architecture and the Vernacular

by Peter Guillery

Extending the concept of British vernacular architecture to embrace buildings such as places of worship, villas, hospitals, suburban semis and post-war mass housing, this book is of use to anyone with an interest...


Will Alsop

by Tom Porter

Focusing on the refreshing process of design with which Will Alsop engages, Tom Porter reveals and traces the process, from public consultation to the privacy of Alsop's painting studio, from paint to line to...