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Second Suburb : Levittown, Pennsylvania

Second Suburb : Levittown, Pennsylvania

Dianne Harris Description Carved from eight square miles of Bucks County farmland northeast of Philadelphia, Levittown, Pennsylvania, is a symbol of postwar suburbia and the fulfillment of the American dream…. Read more »

Sites Unseen : Architecture, Race, and American Literature

Sites Unseen : Architecture, Race, and American Literature

William A. Gleason Description Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came… Read more »

Simply Imperfect : Re-Visiting the Wabi-Sabi House

Simply Imperfect : Re-Visiting the Wabi-Sabi House

Robyn Griggs-Lawrence Description Wabi-sabi is about appreciating the simple and letting go of the superficial–the perfect antidote for a society in recovery from a decades-long consumerist binge. In 2004 The… Read more »

[FREE] Small Houses : Contemporary Japanese Dwellings

[FREE] Small Houses : Contemporary Japanese Dwellings

By Claudia Hildner In this book the phrase “small houses” refers to residential ar-chitecture for private clients that is outstanding in terms of space and design.  Although there have been… Read more »

Start Your Own Lawncare and Landscaping Business : Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Start Your Own Lawncare and Landscaping Business : Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Entrepreneur Press Description Successful landscapers and lawn care professionals reveal their secrets to success in this $20 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and… Read more »

In Detail Small Structures : Compact Dwellings, Temporary Structures, Room Modules

In Detail Small Structures : Compact Dwellings, Temporary Structures, Room Modules

Christian Schittich Description Shelters, kiosks, snack bars, market stalls, bus stops, telephone booths, toilets, advertising columns, ticket booths, mobile tents or housing units, emergency shelters, tourist information booths-this list of… Read more »

STEGA : The Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete

STEGA : The Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan Description This volume presents the papers of an international colloquium on the archaeology of houses and households in ancient Crete held in Ierapetra in May 2005. The 38… Read more »

Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg : Energy Concepts and Construction Systems

Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg : Energy Concepts and Construction Systems

Ulrich Dangel Description Die gelungene Verknupfung des regionalen Baustils von raffinierter Einfachheit mit einer nachhaltigen Bauweise verleiht der Vorarlberger Architektur weltweit Modellcharakter. Das Buch stellt gelungene Projekte unterschiedlicher Bautypen mit… Read more »

Temples of the Indus : Studies in the Hindu Architecture of Ancient Pakistan

Temples of the Indus : Studies in the Hindu Architecture of Ancient Pakistan

Michael W. Meister Description In Pakistan's northwest, a sequence of temples built between the sixth and the tenth centuries provides a missing chapter in the evolution of the Hindu temple… Read more »

The Imagining of Community in European Art and Architecture, 1140-1617 : Envisioning Transcendence of, Authority in, and Foundations for Community

The Imagining of Community in European Art and Architecture, 1140-1617 : Envisioning Transcendence of, Authority in, and Foundations for Community

David B. Greene Description This book takes up six sets of works of art that imagine community. These works do not illustrate concepts of community or make community an explicit… Read more »

The Sociology of Architecture : Constructing Identities

The Sociology of Architecture : Constructing Identities

Paul Jones Description States have long been active in commissioning architecture, which affords one way to embed political projects within socially meaningful cultural forms. Such state-led architecture is often designed… Read more »

The Temple of Jerusalem

The Temple of Jerusalem

Simon Goldhill Description Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series (Part I and Part II) It was destroyed nearly 2000 years ago,… Read more »

The Transformation of Vernacular Expression in Early Modern Arts

The Transformation of Vernacular Expression in Early Modern Arts

Joost M. Keizer Description In response to the dominance of Latin as the language of intellectual debate in early modern Europe, regional centers started to develop a new emphasis on… Read more »

Thinking About Architecture : An Introduction to Architectural Theory

Thinking About Architecture : An Introduction to Architectural Theory

Colin Davies Description In order to understand architecture in all its cultural complexity it is necessary to grasp certain basic concepts such as representation, form and space. The aim of… Read more »

Timber-Framed Building Explained

Timber-Framed Building Explained

Trevor Yorke Description Timber framed buildings, whether they are medieval halls, barns, grand houses, or picturesque cottages, form one of the most delightful features of our historic towns and countryside…. Read more »

Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments

Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments

Jacques Kimman Description This book is a compilation of key notes and best papers of the 2010 Sustainable Building Euregional Conference. The book addresses questions on how to design new… Read more »

Triumphs of Change : Architecture Reconsidered

Triumphs of Change : Architecture Reconsidered

Russell Walden Description This book is born out of a sense of scepticism with self-indulgence in architecture. It seeks a new prescription for readdressing architecture as an expression of human… Read more »

Urban Green  :  Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities

Urban Green : Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities

Peter Harnik; Michael R. Bloomberg> For years American urban parks fell into decay due to disinvestment, but as cities began to rebound and evidence of the economic, cultural, and health… Read more »

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

Peter Calthorpe Description From the beginning of his career, Peter Calthorpe has been a leading innovator in sustainable building projects, sustainable development, and walkable communities. A leader in the New… Read more »

UrbanRESET : How to Activate Immanent Potentials of Urban Space

UrbanRESET : How to Activate Immanent Potentials of Urban Space

Angelus Eisinger Description This title deals with the topics of building tomorrow's city by reinterpreting existing urban spaces. In recent years and decades, dealing with the architectural legacy of the… Read more »

The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey, 1060-2010 : Reconstructing Its History and Architecture

The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey, 1060-2010 : Reconstructing Its History and Architecture

Warwick Rodwell Description Westminster Abbey is one of the most important and well-known medieval buildings in Europe but, despite being studied by generations of scholars, there is still much to… Read more »

Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West : A Step by Step Guide for Professionals and Do it Yourselfers

Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West : A Step by Step Guide for Professionals and Do it Yourselfers

Heidi A. Kratsch Description This working manual provides complete information on the technical aspects of designing, building, and maintaining waterwise landscapes in the Mountain West. Written particularly for professionals, including… Read more »

Workmanship : Working Philosophy and Design Practice 2000-2010 / RKW Architektur+stadtebau

Workmanship : Working Philosophy and Design Practice 2000-2010 / RKW Architektur+stadtebau

Klaus-Dieter Weiss Description This documentation of the last ten years presents sixty – five structures and projects from rkw and looks behind the scenes in numerous interviews and essays. The… Read more »

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings : Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings : Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building

Hardback English Designed to provide recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 for medium to big box retail buildings; allows contractors, consulting… Read more »

Acadiana : Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country

Acadiana : Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country

Carl A Brasseaux Description "Acadiana" summons up visions of a legendary and exotic world of moss-draped cypress, cocoa-colored bayous, subtropical wildlife, and spicy indigenous cuisine. The ancestral home of Cajuns… Read more »

Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings : Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building

Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings : Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building

by Christina Helms “Designed to provide recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 for K-12 school buildings; allows contractors, consulting engineers, architects,… Read more »

1000 Ideas

1000 Ideas

100 Architects by Sergi Costa Duran; Mariana R. Eguaras>Architecture is an art form that provides both function and beauty. Each architect brings something uniquely distinct to his or her work…. Read more »

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings : Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings : Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building

Refrigerati American Society of Heating Description "Designed to provide recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 for small to medium office buildings;… Read more »

Architecture for a Free Subjectivity : Deleuze and Guattari at the Horizon of the Real

Architecture for a Free Subjectivity : Deleuze and Guattari at the Horizon of the Real

Siomone Brott Description Architecture for a Free Subjectivity reformulates the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's model of subjectivity for architecture, by surveying the prolific effects of architectural encounter, and the spaces… Read more »

[FREE] The Great Structures in Architecture : Antiquity to Baroque

[FREE] The Great Structures in Architecture : Antiquity to Baroque

By F.P. Escrig Starting in antiquity and finishing in the Baroque, this book provides a complete analysis of significant works of architecture from a structural viewpoint. A distinguished architect and… Read more »

[FREE] The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

[FREE] The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

By John Coles Each element, or fundamental, uses theory and contemporary and historical references to illustrate the richness and diversity of design practice. The book contains five sections which together… Read more »

[FREE] The Modern Airport Terminal : New Approaches to Airport Architecture

[FREE] The Modern Airport Terminal : New Approaches to Airport Architecture

By Brian Edwards This comprehensive guide to the planning and design of airport terminals and their facilities covers all types of airport terminal found around the world and highlights the… Read more »

[FREE] The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment : Non-domestic Buildings

[FREE] The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment : Non-domestic Buildings

By Nick Baker The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large… Read more »

[FREE] The Poetics of Space

[FREE] The Poetics of Space

By Gaston Bachelard Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s “Poetics of Space” remains one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard… Read more »

Architecture in Context : Helin Workshop

Architecture in Context : Helin Workshop

Lead Clinician for Clinical Quality Improvement Quality Safety and Informatics Research Group Peter Davey Description Der finnische Architekt Pekka Helin grundete bereits 1979 in Helsinki sein erstes Buro. In seiner… Read more »

At Home with Apartheid : The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg

At Home with Apartheid : The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg

Rebecca Ginsburg Description Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid's most repressive years. In… Read more »

[FREE] Cairo : Histories of a City

[FREE] Cairo : Histories of a City

By Nezar Alsayyad From its earliest days as a royal settlement fronting the pyramids of Giza to its current manifestation as the largest metropolis in Africa, Cairo has forever captured… Read more »

Chatham Village : Pittsburgh's Garden City

Chatham Village : Pittsburgh's Garden City

Angelique Bamberg Description Chatham Village, located in the heart of Pittsburgh, is an urban oasis that combines Georgian colonial revival architecture with generous greenspaces, recreation facilities, surrounding woodlands, and many… Read more »

Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-arts

Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-arts

Jeffrey W. Cody Description Examines the coalescing of the two major architectural systems, placing significant shifts in architectural theory and practice in China within relevant, contemporary, cultural, and educational contexts…. Read more »

Compelling Form : Architecture as Visual Persuasion

Compelling Form : Architecture as Visual Persuasion

J. Donald Ragsdale Description Compelling Form: Architecture as Visual Persuasion is an assessment of the visual persuasiveness of buildings. It demonstrates that architecture is as capable of social influence as… Read more »