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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...


Tate Introductions: Mir

by Iria Candela

The bright colours and graphic strength of paintings by Joan Miro have made him an immensely popular modern painter, but the artist would have been extremely disappointed to see his work treated as little more...


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...


Large-Scale Solar Power System Design (GreenSource Books): An Engineering Guide for Grid-Connected Solar Power Generation

by Peter Gevorkian

The Definitive Guide to Large-Scale, Grid-Connected Solar Power System Design and Construction

This GreenSource book provides comprehensive engineering design and construction guidelines for large-scale solar...


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...


Greening Brownfields: Remediation Through Sustainable Development: Remediation Through Sustainable Development

by William Sarni

Transform brownfields into green development projects

This forward-looking resource discusses sustainable remediation methods for converting a land liability into a high-value asset. Greening Brownfields presents...


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...


Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination

by Marsha Meskimmon

Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination offers a challenging new direction in the current literature on cosmopolitanism, globalisation and art.


Archi.Pop: Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

by D. Medina Lasansky

How have architecture and design been represented in popular culture? How do these fictional reflections feed back into and influence 'the real world'? Archi.Pop: Architecture and Design in Popular Culture offers...


The Architecture of David Lynch

by Richard Martin

From the Red Room in Twin Peaks to Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive, the work of David Lynch contains some of the most remarkable spaces in contemporary culture. Richard Martin's compelling study is the first...


The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty

by Alexander Lee

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic...


For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture

by Joan Grierson

A fascinating illustrated history that profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto, 1920-60.


Renaissance Art: A Beginner's Guide

by Tom Nichols

The 15th century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European culture. But what does the familiar phrase “Renaissance Art” actually describe? Through engaging discussion of timeless...


Postmodernism: A Beginner's Guide

by Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart introduces the reader to all of the major figures and issues in the field, including Derrida, Baudrillard and Foucault, as well as explaining what makes a thinker or writer postmodern.


Art Deco

by Eric Knowles

Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression...


Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History

by Charles Lockwood

This fascinating chronicle traces New York City's growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century. Documenting the frantic construction and speculative...