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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Rod Hackney

First published in 1990, this title presents the personal reflections of renowned community architect Rod Hackney, who served for many years as President of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and...


The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

by David Ross Scheer

The Death of Drawing explores the causes and effects of the epochal shift from drawing to computation as the chief design and communication medium in architecture. Drawing both framed the thinking of architects...


What Should a Student of Architecture Know?

by Jadwiga Krupinska

It's not just you. Every architecture student is initially confused by architecture school - an education so different that it doesn't compare to anything else. A student's joy at being chosen in stiff competition...


The Making of the American Landscape

by Michael P. Conzen

The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale...


Architecture of Expo 2010 Shanghai

by Multi-authored

This vital book captures and presents more than 60 examples of architecture and design created and built for World Expo 2010 Shanghai in four chapters, with content and design examples submitted by the architects...


The Chinese Treasure: World Heritage in China

by Luo Zhewen & Li Min

The Chinese Treasure World Heritage in China is a full-length academic pictorial album offering unrivalled coverage of the UNESCO World Heritage List entries in China, with detailed specialist content from Chinese...


Super-cute Felt: 35 step-by-step projects to make and give

by Laura Howard

With 35 simple yet striking projects, Super-cute Felt is a must-have book for anyone with an appreciation of adorable, hand-crafted objects. Start with the 'Accessories' chapter, packed with pretty brooches,...


Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy: From Sprezzatura to Satire

by Eugenia Paulicelli

The first comprehensive study on the role of Italian fashion and Italian literature, this book emphasizes the centrality of Italian literature and culture for understanding modern theories of fashion and gauging...


The Anglo-Saxon Church of All Saints, Brixworth, Northamptonshire: Survey, Excavation and Analysis, 1972-2010

by David Parsons & Diana Sutherland

All Saints' Church, Brixworth lies 7 miles north of Northampton. The core of the church is Anglo-Saxon and the research published here provides an unprecedented account of one of the most important buildings...


Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire: The Archaeology and Architecture of a Cathedral, Monastery and Parish Church

by Warwick Rodwell

Dorchester-on-Thames and its abbey have been subjects of antiquarian interest for more than 450 years, and during that time much has been written about them. They are, however, still far from being comprehensively...


Athenian Potters and Painters Volume II

by John H. Oakley, Olga Palagia & Francis Oakley

This volume presents the proceedings of the second Athenian Potters and Painters conference, which was held at the American School of Classical Studies, Athens 2007. Together with the 1994 conference (Volume...


Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World

by Ralf Von den Hoff & Peter Schultz

This volume presents the proceedings of a conference hosted by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athens in 2004. There are additional contributions...


Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East: Archaeology, Epigraphy, Iconography

by Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed & Eva Andersson Strand

In the past, textile production was a key part of all ancient societies. The Ancient Near East stands out in this respect with the overwhelming amount of documentation both in terms of raw materials, line of...


Digital Archetypes: Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

by Sambit Datta & David Beynon

This multi-disciplinary study of early archetypal Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architectures examines how the styles from northwest India were adapted as they spread into Southeast Asia. It unravels...


Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces

by Tonino Griffero

This book examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact...


Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook

by Angela Bartram, Nader El-Bizri & Douglas Gittens

This volume explores the place of the sketchbook in contemporary art and architecture. Drawing upon a diverse range of theories, practices, and reflections common to the contemporary conceptualisation of the...


Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made

by Tom Wilkinson

Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2014

We don't just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and...


Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre and the Remaking of Wellington

by Julia Gatley, Justine Clarke & Damian Skinner

In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realize their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped shape the possibilities of modern...


Architecture Live Projects: Pedagogy Into Practice

by Harriet Harriss & Lynnette Widder

Architecture Live Projects provides a persuasive, evidence-based advocacy for moving a particular kind of architectural learning, known as Live Projects, towards a holistic integration into current and future...


Doing Disability Differently: An alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability and designing for everyday life

by Jos Boys

This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance,...