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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Suspending Modernity  :  The Architecture of Franco Albini

Suspending Modernity : The Architecture of Franco Albini

By (author) Kay Bea Jones , Series edited by Dr. Eamonn Canniffe Franco Albini s works of architecture and design, produced between 1930 and 1977, have enjoyed a recent revival… Read more »

[FREE] Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel : Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America

[FREE] Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel : Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America

By (author) Carla Blank , By (author) Tania Martin This book focuses on the lives and works of two of the very first women of European American ancestry to practice… Read more »

Stones of Dublin : A History of Dublin in Ten Buildings

Stones of Dublin : A History of Dublin in Ten Buildings

By (author) Lisa Marie Griffith Stand on any street in Dublin and one is confronted with history, with a story set in stone. In presenting 10 of Dublin’s most historic… Read more »

Recto Verso : Redefining the Sketchbook

Recto Verso : Redefining the Sketchbook

Edited by Angela Bartram , Edited by Nader El-Bizri , Edited by Douglas Gittens , Series edited by Dr. Eamonn Canniffe Bringing together a broad range of contributors including art,… Read more »

Reconstructing Italy : The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era

Reconstructing Italy : The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era

By (author) Stephanie Zeier Pilat , Series edited by Dr. Eamonn Canniffe Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for… Read more »

Planning for Community Resilience  :  A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

Planning for Community Resilience : A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

By (author) Jaimie Hicks Masterson , By (author) Walter Gillis Peacock , By (author) Shannon S. Van Zandt , By (author) Himanshu Grover , By (author) Lori Feild Schwarz ,… Read more »

People Habitat  :  25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities

People Habitat : 25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities

By F. Kaid Benfield With over 80 percent of Americans now living in cities and suburbs, getting our communities right has never been more important, more complicated, or more fascinating…. Read more »

Ornament and Order : Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

Ornament and Order : Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

By (author) Rafael Schacter Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the… Read more »

[FREE] Architecture : An Introduction

[FREE] Architecture : An Introduction

By (author) Geoffrey Makstutis “Architecture” offers a thorough introduction to the entire field of architecture, outlining the steps that are normally taken in becoming a qualified architect, from initial education… Read more »

Thematic Museums

Thematic Museums

By Arthur Gao; Catherin Chang This book takes the architecture and display features of museums as its content, displaying various thematic museums’ features in modeling and space design. From the… Read more »

Seats of Power in Europe During the Hundred Years War : An Architectural Study from 1330 to 1480

Seats of Power in Europe During the Hundred Years War : An Architectural Study from 1330 to 1480

By (author) Anthony Emery The Hundred Years’ War between England and France is a story of an epic conflict between two nations whose destinies became inextricably entwined throughout the later… Read more »

Radical Space  :  Exploring Politics and Practice

Radical Space : Exploring Politics and Practice

by Fae Brauer , Edited by Maggie Humm , Edited by Debra Benita  The spatial turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences has produced a considerable body of work which… Read more »

Great Walls and Linear Barriers

Great Walls and Linear Barriers

By (author) Peter Spring Everyone has heard of the Great Wall of China and knows of Hadrian’s Wall and the other barriers lining stretches of Rome’s imperial frontiers. But Peter… Read more »

Eco-Homes  :  People, Place and Politics

Eco-Homes : People, Place and Politics

By (author) Jenny Pickerill As a civilization, we are now very aware of what steps we need to take in order to have any hope of mitigating climate change. Yet… Read more »

[FREE] City of the Soul : Rome and the Romantics

[FREE] City of the Soul : Rome and the Romantics

By (author) John A. Pinto City of the Soul critically examines how an international cast of visitors fashioned Rome s image, visual and literary, in the century between 1770 and… Read more »

City and Citizens in Modern China  :  Towards a Scientific Approach to Urban Development

City and Citizens in Modern China : Towards a Scientific Approach to Urban Development

By (author) China City Development Academy , By (author) China Real Estate Association , By (author) China Center For International China City Development Academy; China Real Estate Restate Research Association… Read more »

Capitol Story, Third Edition

Capitol Story, Third Edition

By (author) C. R. Roseberry , By (author) New York State Office of General Services , By (author) Diana S. Waite , Photographs by Gary David Gold , Foreword by… Read more »

Building the Past  :  Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes

Building the Past : Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes

by Brian G. Redmond , Edited by Robert A. Genheimer The study of ancient architecture reveals much about the social constructs and culture of the planners, builders, and inhabitants of… Read more »

An Amish Garden  :  A Year in the Life of an Amish Garden

An Amish Garden : A Year in the Life of an Amish Garden

By (author) Laura Anne Lapp Gorgeous photographs illustrate an Amish woman’s diary of six working Amish gardens, from January through December. This close-up of a world seldom seen shows how… Read more »

Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrass  :  The Development of Residential Architecture in Fayette County, Kentucky

Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrass : The Development of Residential Architecture in Fayette County, Kentucky

By (author) Clay Lancaster The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar… Read more »

Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales

Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales

By (author) Janet Burton , By (author) Karen Stober Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the rPreview Changeseligious houses of Wales from the twelfth… Read more »

Wild by Design : Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Wild by Design : Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

By (author) Margie Ruddick This book offers a revealing look into the approach of one of sustainable landscape design’s most innovative practitioners. Can nature, in all its unruly wildness, be an… Read more »

Yin Yu Tang  :  The Architecture and Daily Life of a Chinese House

Yin Yu Tang : The Architecture and Daily Life of a Chinese House

By (author) Nancy Berliner In the late Qing dynasty, around the year 1800, a prosperous Chinese merchant named Huang built a house for his family in a remote village southwest… Read more »

[FREE] Wind Towers : Architecture, Climate and Sustainability

[FREE] Wind Towers : Architecture, Climate and Sustainability

By (author) Mehdi N. Bahadori , By (author) Alireza Dehghani-Sanij , By (author) Ali Sayigh This unique volume provides the only holistic treatment of wind towers, a core aspect of… Read more »

Wetlands : Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts

Wetlands : Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts

Edited by Ben A. LePage The science of wetlands and our understanding of these complex ecosystems have improved considerably. The emergence of multidisciplinary strategies is providing new opportunities and innovative… Read more »

[FREE] Well-Traveled Home

[FREE] Well-Traveled Home

by Sandra Espinet  Sandra Espinet Luxury homes with international panache “The essence of my interior design work seeks to reflect the evolving interplay of the domestic and the international, while… Read more »

Visualizing Sustainable Planning

Visualizing Sustainable Planning

by Gerhard Steinebach , Edited by Subhrajit Guhathakurta , Edited by Hans Hagen We are a part of, the current discussions of global recession in the media alerts us to… Read more »

Vertical Living : The Architectural Centre and the Remaking of Wellington

Vertical Living : The Architectural Centre and the Remaking of Wellington

By (author) Julia Gatley , By (author) Paul Walker In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realise their visions for a modern city. Over the following… Read more »

Urban Revolution Now : Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture

Urban Revolution Now : Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture

By (author) Christian Schmid , Edited by Lukasz Stanek , Edited by Akos Moravanszky When Henri Lefebvre published The Urban Revolution in 1970, he sketched a research itinerary on the… Read more »

Vastu for Home and Office

Vastu for Home and Office

By (author) Sudhir Sharma This book brings out various aspects of Vastu from its origin, terminology used and meaning. It specifically brings out Vastu aspects in designing and planning a… Read more »

Tropical Hotels : Thailand, Bali, Java, Malaysia, Singapore

Tropical Hotels : Thailand, Bali, Java, Malaysia, Singapore

By (author) Kim Inglis , By (photographer) Jacob Termansen , By (photographer) Pia Marie Molbech “Tropical Hotels” showcases the best boutique hotels and resorts in Bali, Java, Singapore, Malaysia and… Read more »

[FREE] Tropical Home : Inspirational Design Ideas

[FREE] Tropical Home : Inspirational Design Ideas

By (author) Kim Inglis , By (author) Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Asia has emerged as the global leader in tropical villa design. “Tropical Home” showcases innovative indoor /outdoor architecture engineered to… Read more »

Traditional Interiors  :  Leta Austin Foster, Sallie Giordano & India Foster

Traditional Interiors : Leta Austin Foster, Sallie Giordano & India Foster

By (author) Brian D. Coleman , By (author) Erik Kvalsvik Leta Austin Foster is among House Beautiful’s most influential interior designers of the 20th century, and has been hailed by… Read more »

Total Interaction : Theory and Practice of a New Paradigm for the Design Disciplines

Total Interaction : Theory and Practice of a New Paradigm for the Design Disciplines

Edited by Gerhard M. Buurman Interaktivitat beschreibt eine dynamische Kooperation von Mensch und Technik und bedingt ein neues Denken unter der Annahme von einem -Leben in Technik-. Das Buch fuhrt Wissenschaftler… Read more »

Syntax of Landscape : The Landscape Architecture of Peter Latz and Partners

Syntax of Landscape : The Landscape Architecture of Peter Latz and Partners

By (author) Udo Weilacher Peter Latz and Partners specialize in a contemporary, intelligent use of alternative technologies and the regeneration of industrial wastelands. The trademark of the works of the… Read more »

The Suburban Church : Modernism and Community in Postwar America

The Suburban Church : Modernism and Community in Postwar America

By (author) Gretchen Buggeln After World War II, America s religious denominations spent billions on church architecture as they spread into the suburbs. In this richly illustrated history of midcentury… Read more »

[FREE] New Indonesian House

[FREE] New Indonesian House

by Powell, Robert  “The New Indonesian House” presents twenty-eight homes in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Bali that illustrate the remarkable advances that have taken place in residential design in Indonesia… Read more »

The Kitchen : Life World, Usage, Perspectives

The Kitchen : Life World, Usage, Perspectives

Edited by Klaus Spechtenhauser Das Buch erschliesst den Lesern die Kuche als zentralen Wohnraum des hauslichen Lebens. Die Autorinnen und Autoren untersuchen die Kuche – die sie in den 90er… Read more »

The Interior Designer’s Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

The Interior Designer’s Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

By (author) Theo Stephan Williams This second edition is updated throughout and includes additional material on time management and numerous interviews with leading designers. Empowered by the step-by-step guidance in… Read more »

Sustainable Built Environments

Sustainable Built Environments

Edited by Vivian Loftness , Edited by Dagmar Haase Sustainable design is a collective process whereby the built environment achieves unprecedented levels of ecological balance through new and retrofit construction,… Read more »