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Stanford White: Decorator in Opulence and Dealer in Antiquities

by Wayne Craven

The designer of such landmarks as the Washington Square Arch, the New York Herald and Tiffany Buildings, and the homes of captains of American industry, Stanford White is a legendary figure in the history of...


Rome and Religion in the Medieval World: Studies in Honor of Thomas F.X. Noble

by Valerie L. Garver & Owen M. Phelan

The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble's interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing...


Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration

by Lesley Durbin

Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide.

Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques...


Building Ventilation: The State of the Art

by Mat Santamouris & Peter Wouters

Ensuring optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. Prepared by recognized experts from Europe and the US, and published in association with the International Energy Agency's Air Infiltration...


Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice

by Karen Kensek & Douglas Noble

The bright future and exciting possibilities of BIM

Many architects and engineers regard BIM as a disruptive force, changing the way building professionals design, build, and ultimately manage a built structure....


Designing Sustainability: Making Radical Changes in a Material World

by Stuart Walker

What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism...


The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

by Preston Scott Cohen & Erika Naginski

The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they...


The Dissertation: A Guide for Architecture Students

by Iain Borden & Katerina Rüedi Ray

The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. This classic text provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and...


Architecture, Power and National Identity

by Lawrence Vale

The first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, published in 1992, has become a classic, winning the prestigious Spiro Kostof award for the best book in architecture and urbanism. Lawrence Vale...


The Architect's Eye

by Tom Porter

This book explores the important relationship between the way we see and the way we draw architectural ideas. The text deals with sensory experience of space, the spatial cues represented in architectural drawing...


Solar Air Systems - Built Examples

by Robert Hastings

Thirty-five different buildings with successfully installed solar air systems are described and documented. The building types cover single family houses, apartment buildings, schools, sports halls, and industrial...


Daylight Performance of Buildings

by Marc Fontoynont

As part of Daylight Europe, the daylighting behaviour of 60 buildings was observed and measured during a three year period. Buildings of many different types, sizes and ages were included - from offices to museums,...


Architecture and the Historical Imagination: Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, 1814-1879

by Martin Bressani

The importance of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) within modern architecture cannot be overstated. Key theoretician of modernism, renowned restoration architect, medieval archaeologist and champion...


New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

by Beryl Graham

New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the...


The Architecture of Luxury

by Annette Condello

Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America and the United States, this book traces the myths and application of luxury within architecture, interiors and designed landscapes. Spanning...


Building the Modern Church: Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975

by Robert Proctor

The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. Based on meticulous historical research...


The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1

by Leonardo Da Vinci

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional...


Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process

by Peter Szalapaj

Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process introduces the reader to new developments in the computer modelling of design form in contemporary architectural practice through a series of detailed...


Framing Places: Mediating Power in Built Form

by Kim Dovey

Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of...


Solar Thermal Technologies for Buildings: The State of the Art

by M. Santamouris

Solar thermal is now a proven technology in terms of reliability, cost-benefit, and low environmental impact. The integration of solar thermal systems and installations into the design of buildings can provide...