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Conjuring the Real : The Role of Architecture in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Conjuring the Real : The Role of Architecture in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Rumiko Handa Description In the Western world the period from the mid-eighteenth through the nineteenth century was a time of expanding historical consciousness, a period that saw the birth of… Read more »

Constructing Shadows : Pergolas, Pavilions, Tents, Cables, and Plants

Constructing Shadows : Pergolas, Pavilions, Tents, Cables, and Plants

Siegfried Gass Description This is the first practical handbook on the constructional aspects of shade-giving structures.show more Download

[FREE] Arts and Crafts House Styles

[FREE] Arts and Crafts House Styles

By MR Trevor Yorke In England the Arts and Crafts influence upon house building was far-reaching between 1870 and 1914. The result was some superb buildings by key architects like… Read more »

Construction for Landscape Architecture

Construction for Landscape Architecture

Robert Holden Description Construction for Landscape Architecture cConstruction for Landscape Architecture covers all aspects of landscape construction, giving a good understanding of building materials and assembly. It is heavily illustrated… Read more »

Deciding About Design Quality : Value Judgements and Decision Making in the Selection of Architects by Public Clients Under European Tendering Regulations

Deciding About Design Quality : Value Judgements and Decision Making in the Selection of Architects by Public Clients Under European Tendering Regulations

L. Volker Description In the past few years the image of tender procedures in which Dutch public clients selected an architect has been dominated by distressing newspaper headlines. Architects fear… Read more »

Construction Manual for Polymers + Membranes : Materials/Semi-finished Products/Form Finding/Design

Construction Manual for Polymers + Membranes : Materials/Semi-finished Products/Form Finding/Design

Jan Knippers Description Whether it be as translucent sheets, broadly stretched membranes, and inflated foil cushions or in graceful, organic curves, architecture today is utilizing plastics in the most disparate… Read more »

Designing for Play

Designing for Play

Barbara E. Hendricks Description Architects, landscape designers, builders, gardeners and teachers have all at some time been called upon to design a play area. Unfortunately, this diversity has not resulted… Read more »

Digital Processes : Planning, Designing, Production

Digital Processes : Planning, Designing, Production

Rudiger Karzel Description these days a computer is as much a part of every household's standard equipment as a refrigerator, and yet the explosion of computer technology in the last… Read more »

Deliciae Fictiles IV : Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy – Images of Gods, Monsters and Heroes

Deliciae Fictiles IV : Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy – Images of Gods, Monsters and Heroes

Patricia S. Lulof Description In Ancient Italy, temples were adorned with full-figure architectural terracotta images such as acroteria, statuary groups and high reliefs. These terracottas mostly show complex scenes of… Read more »

[FREE] Drawing for Urban Design

[FREE] Drawing for Urban Design

By Lorraine Farrelly “Drawing for Urban Design” explores a range of ways to represent the city, from freehand sketching to the sophisticated interactive computer model of the city of the… Read more »

Embedded Commissioning of Building Systems

Embedded Commissioning of Building Systems

Omer Akin Description In today's digital, green, and consumer driven marketplace, AEC (Architecture, engineering and construction) professionals are looking for sophisticated approaches, tools and systems to help them seamlessly and… Read more »

Exploring the Visual Landscape : Advances in Physiognomic Landscape Research in the Netherlands

Exploring the Visual Landscape : Advances in Physiognomic Landscape Research in the Netherlands

Edited by  S. Nijhuis , Edited by  R. Van Lammeren , Edited by  F. van der Hoeven “Exploring the Visual Landscape” is about the combination of landscape research and planning,… Read more »

Feminist Practices : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture

Feminist Practices : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture

Lori A. Brown Description Women continue to be extremely under-represented in the architectural profession. Despite equal numbers of male and female students entering architectural studies, there is at least 17-25%… Read more »

Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities

Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Peter G Rowe Description This book presents current developments in city planning and architecture in East Asia. It describes the many neighborhoods… Read more »

Genius of Place : The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Genius of Place : The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Justin Martin Description Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's… Read more »

Floor Plan Manual : Housing

Floor Plan Manual : Housing

Friederike Schneider Description This housing construction design manual documents and analyzes some 130 international residential structures from the last fifty years. From the standardized floor plans of the 1960s to… Read more »

Green Cities  :  An A-To-Z Guide

Green Cities : An A-To-Z Guide

Nevin Cohen>Via 150 signed articles, Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide” “provides an overview of the key concepts that urban planners, policy makers, architects, engineers, and developers use to understand the… Read more »

Greening the City  :  Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century

Greening the City : Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century

Dorothee Brantz; Sonja Dumpelmann>The modern city is not only pavement and concrete. Parks, gardens, trees, and other plants are an integral part of the urban environment. Often the focal points… Read more »

A Guide to Planning for Community Character

A Guide to Planning for Community Character

Lane H Kendig Description A Guide to Planning for Community Character adds a wealth of practical applications to the framework that Lane Kendig describes in his previous book, Community Character…. Read more »

Humanism and the Urban World : Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City

Humanism and the Urban World : Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City

Caspar Pearson Description In Humanism and the Urban World, Caspar Pearson offers a profoundly revisionist account of Leon Battista Alberti s approach to the urban environment as exemplified in the… Read more »

Heirloom Gardening in the South : Yesterday's Plants for Today's Gardens

Heirloom Gardening in the South : Yesterday's Plants for Today's Gardens

William C. Welch Description New edition of a classic work on Southern heirloom gardening …Heirloom plants belong in Southern gardens. Tough and adapted, tried and true, pretty and useful, these… Read more »

Imagining and Making the World : Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia

Imagining and Making the World : Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia

Nathaniel Coleman Description Although the association between architecture and utopia (the relationship between imagining a new world and exploring how its new conditions can best be organized) might appear obvious… Read more »

In Search of a Soul

In Search of a Soul

Raymond Moriyama A great architect’s personal account of conceiving, designing and building the new Canadian War Museum, a homage to the courage of all Canadians. “It’s astonishing,” says historian Jack… Read more »

In Detail: Work Environments : Spatial Concepts Usage Strategies Communications

In Detail: Work Environments : Spatial Concepts Usage Strategies Communications

Christian Schittich Description The requirements confronting our workplaces have recently undergone a dramatic transformation. Constantly shifting workspace populations and varying uses of workspace call for flexible spatial structures, and so… Read more »

Insulating Materials : Principles, Materials, Applications

Insulating Materials : Principles, Materials, Applications

Margit Pfundstein Description Ein umfassender Uberblick zu Dammstoffen fur den Hochbau und Leitfaden furderen richtige Auswahl und Anwendung. Dieser Band liefert Informationen zu den enthaltenen Rohstoffen, typischen Eigenschaften, Anwendungsbereichen und… Read more »

[FREE] Introduction to Architectural Technology

[FREE] Introduction to Architectural Technology

By Peter Silver This book provides an accessible introduction for architecture students to all aspects of architectural technology: structural physics, structural elements and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control, and computer… Read more »

Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment : Europeans, Asians, Settlers and Indigenous Societies

Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment : Europeans, Asians, Settlers and Indigenous Societies

Carole Shammas Description Today the bulk of tangible wealth around the globe resides in buildings and physical infrastructure rather than moveable goods. This situation was not always the case. Investing… Read more »

Italian Interiors

Italian Interiors

By Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi Italienische Innenarchitektur zeichnet sich seit Jahrzehnten durch eine besondere Innovationskraft und Risikobereitschaft aus, nicht nur auf der asthetischen Ebene, sondern auch bei der Verwendung von neuen… Read more »

[FREE] Japan : Architekten, Konstruktionen, Stimmungen

[FREE] Japan : Architekten, Konstruktionen, Stimmungen

By Christian Schittich Japan entwickelt sich zunehmend zu einem Traumziel fur Architekten. Die vielfaltige Architektur fasziniert und inspiriert gleichermassen. Als einzige deutschsprachige Zeitschrift dokumentiert DETAIL seit Jahren konsequent das Baugeschehen… Read more »

Interior Gardens  :  Designing and Constructing Green Spaces in Private and Public Buildings

Interior Gardens : Designing and Constructing Green Spaces in Private and Public Buildings

Haike Falkenberg>Gardens inside buildings represent a sustainable vehicle for a host of ecological and economic advantages: factors such as improving the indoor climate and the workplace situation and hence increasing… Read more »

Jens Jensen : Writings Inspired by Nature

Jens Jensen : Writings Inspired by Nature

Jens Jensen Description Jens Jensen (1860 1951) was one of America's most distinguished landscape architects and a pioneering conservationist. During his long and productive career, this Danish-born visionary worked for… Read more »

Jesuits and Fortifications : The Contribution of the Jesuits to Military Architecture in the Baroque Age

Jesuits and Fortifications : The Contribution of the Jesuits to Military Architecture in the Baroque Age

Denis De Lucca Description This book sets out to explore the contribution of the Society of Jesus to the dissemination of knowledge about military architecture in the Baroque age. It… Read more »

John Gaw Meem at Acoma : The Restoration of San Esteban Del Rey Mission

John Gaw Meem at Acoma : The Restoration of San Esteban Del Rey Mission

Kate Wingert-playdon Description Built by Spanish Franciscan missionaries in the seventeenth century, the magnificent mission church at Acoma Pueblo in west-central New Mexico is the oldest and largest intact adobe… Read more »

[FREE] Kissing Architecture

[FREE] Kissing Architecture

By Sylvia Lavin Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art. In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar… Read more »

Landscape and Garden Design : Lessons from History

Landscape and Garden Design : Lessons from History

Gordon Haynes Description This book presents a chronological review of garden design which both simplifies the big picture and supplies a rationale, with examples, of the merits and demerits of… Read more »

Japanese Buddhist Temples of Hawai'i : An Illustrated Guide

Japanese Buddhist Temples of Hawai'i : An Illustrated Guide

George J. Tanabe Description Upon entering a Japanese Buddhist temple in Hawai'i, most people – whether first-time visitors or lifelong members – are overwhelmed by the elaborate and complex display… Read more »

Landscape Infrastructure : Case Studies by SWA

Landscape Infrastructure : Case Studies by SWA

Ying-Yu Hung Description Infrastructure, as we know it, no longer belongs in the exclusive realm of engineers and transportation planners. This book, now available in a second revised edition, examines… Read more »

Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents : Dissimulating the Sustainable City

Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents : Dissimulating the Sustainable City

tgkeycozh58rso –> var ue_hoe = +new Date(); Description In contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy… Read more »

Landscapes of Mobility : Culture, Politics, and Placemaking

Landscapes of Mobility : Culture, Politics, and Placemaking

Jennifer Johung Description Our world is unquestionably one in which ubiquitous movements of people, goods, technologies, media, money, and ideas produce systems of flows. Comparing case studies from across the… Read more »

Life Between Buildings : Using Public Space

Life Between Buildings : Using Public Space

Jan Gehl Description The first Danish language version of this book, published in 1971, was very much a protest against the functionalistic principles for planning cities and residential areas that… Read more »