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The Selective Environment

by Dean Hawkes, with Jane McDonald & Koen Steemers

The complex art of architecture embraces all of the concerns of the world's cultures. It meets the fundamental needs for shelter from the elements, but, almost from its origins, has acquired other purposes and...


Climate Responsive Design: A Study of Buildings in Moderate and Hot Humid Climates

by Richard Hyde

Climate Responsive Design provides a unique source for students and practising architects requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application it provides examples of innovative and best practice...


The Modern Station: New Approaches to Railway Architecture

by Brian Edwards

An exciting new generation of railway architecture has emerged in Europe and elsewhere over the past decade. This book explains the reasons for the renaissance of the station as a building type and the current...


Elements of Architecture: From Form to Place

by Pierre von Meiss

This internationally significant book analyzes architectural elements, drawing general principles from the prevailing pluralism of architectural approaches. Von Meiss expertly bridges the gap between history...


Nurseries: A Design Guide

by Mark Dudek

Architecture can inspire young children; the very shape and form of a daycare center can not only stimulate their imagination but can help children form strong relationships and help promote development.

This...


For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

by Harriet Hawkins

This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the...


Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

by Tom Verebes

Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through...


Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture

by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa & Aaron Sprecher

Experimental architects, architectural theorists, and historians discuss how to process and present information.


Abbeys Monasteries and Priories Explained: Britain's Living History

by Trevor Yorke

Trevor Yorke, using photographs and diagrams, describes the history of these graceful and splendid medieval buildings, and explains the functions of their individual parts.


Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

by Henry Adams & Raymond Carney

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the...


Tudor Houses Explained: Britain's Living History

by Trevor Yorke

The rich range of Tudor domestic buildings between 1485 and 1603, is explained in detail by architectural historian Trevor Yorke, with his own illustrations and photographs.


Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices

by Jutta Gisela Sperling

The premise of this volume is that the ubiquity of lactation imagery in early modern visual culture and the discourse on breastfeeding in humanist, religious, medical, and literary writings is a distinct cultural...


Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape

by Dom Holdaway & Filippo Trentin

Until the mid-twentieth century the Western imagination seemed intent on viewing Rome purely in terms of its classical past or as a stop on the Grand Tour. This collection of essays looks at Rome from a postmodern...


Blake, Gender and Culture

by Helen P Bruder & Tristanne J Connolly

Blake's combination of verse and design invites interdisciplinary study. The essays in this collection approach his work from a variety of perspectives including masculinity, performance, plant biology, empire,...


Robert and James Adam, Architects of the Age of Enlightenment

by Ariyuki Kondo

During the second half of the eighteenth century British architecture moved away from the dominant school of classicism in favour of a more creative freedom of expression. At the forefront of this change were...


The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

by Mark TEWDWR-JONES, Nicholas Phelps & Robert Freestone

A book devoted to town planner Professor Sir Peter Hall's breadth of academic work, covering the history of cities and planning, London, spatial planning, connectivity and mobility, and urban globalization....


Architecture Post Mortem: The Diastolic Architecture of Decline, Dystopia, and Death

by Donald Kunze & David Bertolini

Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture's encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital,...


Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court

by Sarah D.P. Cockram

In this first full length scholarly study of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga, Sarah Cockram casts new light on a long misunderstood relationship and shows the couple's strategic teamwork in action. Drawing...


Roman Antiquities in Renaissance France, 1515-65

by Richard Cooper

Making use of new and original material based on first-hand sources, this book interrogates the vogue for collecting, discussing, depicting and putting to political and cultural use Roman antiquities in the...


Easter Island's Silent Sentinels: The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui

by Kenneth Treister, Patricia Vargas Casanova & Claudio Cristino

This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues.