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Literature and Architecture in Early Modern England

Literature and Architecture in Early Modern England

Anne M. Myers Description Buildings tell stories. Castles, country homes, churches, and monasteries are "documents" of the people who built them, owned them, lived and died in them, inherited and… Read more »

Losing Site : Architecture, Memory and Place

Losing Site : Architecture, Memory and Place

Shelley Hornstein Description As Ruskin suggests in his Seven Lamps of Architecture: "We may live without [architecture], and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her." We remember best… Read more »

Light Volumes  :  Art and Landscape

Light Volumes : Art and Landscape

Monika Gora by Lisa Diedrich>Moving beyond the seriousness of classical landscape architecture, Monika Gora’s work reveals a playful approach to the environment and proves that the built landscape need not… Read more »

Making Healthy Places : Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Making Healthy Places : Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Andrew L. Danneberg Description The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to… Read more »

Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal

Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal

Cleo Cantone Description This book constitutes a seminal contribution to the fields of Islamic architectural history and gender studies. It is the first major empirical study of the history and… Read more »

Making Place : Space and Embodiment in the City

Making Place : Space and Embodiment in the City

Arijit Sen Description Space and place have become central to analysis of culture and history in the humanities and social sciences. Making Place examines how people engage the material and… Read more »

[FREE] Room Acoustics

[FREE] Room Acoustics

By Heinrich Kuttruff Since publication of the first edition in 1973, this professional and scientific reference has become the standard work in the field, providing detailed analysis of the state… Read more »

[FREE] Rethinking Technology : A Reader in Architectural Theory

[FREE] Rethinking Technology : A Reader in Architectural Theory

By William W. Braham This essential reference for all students of architecture, design and the built environment provides a convenient single source for all the key texts in the recent… Read more »

Seeking the Sacred in Contemporary Religious Architecture

Seeking the Sacred in Contemporary Religious Architecture

Douglas R. Hoffman Description A collaborative publishing venture between the Kent State University Press and Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs' Center for Sacred Landmarks, "The… Read more »

Shanghai Expo  :  An International Forum on the Future of Cities

Shanghai Expo : An International Forum on the Future of Cities

Tim Winter>In 2010 Shanghai hosted the largest, most spectacular and most expensive expo ever. Attracting a staggering 73 million visitors, and costing around US$45 billion dollars, Shanghai Expo broke the… Read more »

[FREE] Solar Domestic Water Heating : The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

[FREE] Solar Domestic Water Heating : The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

By Chris Laughton Solar Domestic Water Heating is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of solar domestic water heating systems. As fossil fuel prices continue to rise and awareness of… Read more »

[FREE] Sound Insulation : Theory into Practice

[FREE] Sound Insulation : Theory into Practice

By Carl Hopkins Sound insulation is an important aspect of building performance. This book is a comprehensive guide to sound and vibration theory and its application to the measurement and… Read more »

Stability of Structures : Principles and Applications

Stability of Structures : Principles and Applications

Chai H Yoo Description The current trend of building more streamlined structures has made stability analysis a subject of extreme importance. It is mostly a safety issue because Stability loss… Read more »

[FREE] State, Space, World : Selected Essays

[FREE] State, Space, World : Selected Essays

By Henri Lefebvre One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, Henri Lefebvre pioneered the study of the modern state in an age of accelerating global economic… Read more »

[FREE] Steel Designer’s Manual

[FREE] Steel Designer’s Manual

By Institute Steel Construction This classic manual for structural steelwork design was first published in 1956, since when it has sold many thousands of copies worldwide. The fifth edition is… Read more »

Terror and Wonder : Architecture in a Tumultuous Age

Terror and Wonder : Architecture in a Tumultuous Age

Blair Kamin Description For nearly twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the… Read more »

Sustainable Solar Housing: Exemplary Buildings and Technologies Volume 2

Sustainable Solar Housing: Exemplary Buildings and Technologies Volume 2

S.Robert Hastings Description This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating… Read more »

[FREE] The Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges : Concepts and Principles

[FREE] The Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges : Concepts and Principles

By Robert Benaim Examining the fundamental differences between design and analysis, Robert Benaim explores the close relationship between aesthetic and technical creativity and the importance of the intuitive, more imaginative… Read more »

The Building Environment  : Active and Passive Control Systems

The Building Environment : Active and Passive Control Systems

Vaughn Bradshaw Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings. To capitalize on today’s rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, architects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to… Read more »

Commercial Drafting and Detailing

Commercial Drafting and Detailing

Alan Jefferis Description The only book of its kind on the market today, COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DETAILING, 4E will give you everything you need to gain a solid understanding of… Read more »

Wonder Wood : A Favorite Material for Design, Architecture and Art

Wonder Wood : A Favorite Material for Design, Architecture and Art

Barbara Glasner Description This title deals with the wonderful world of wood.show more Download

Urban Structure in Hot Arid Environments 2016 : Strategies for Sustainable Development

Urban Structure in Hot Arid Environments 2016 : Strategies for Sustainable Development

By Mahmoud Tavassoli This essential reference guide to strategies and solutions for urban planning in hot arid environments reflects the journey toward many cities, towns and villages in Iran, which… Read more »

Urban Public Housing in Northern Nigeria 2016 : The Search for Indigeneity and Cultural Practices in Design

Urban Public Housing in Northern Nigeria 2016 : The Search for Indigeneity and Cultural Practices in Design

By Abubakar Danladi Isah This book provides readers with two major practical insights. Firstly, on the basis of statistical inquiry it identifies the significance of socio-cultural elements that encourage user-instigated… Read more »

Understanding Heritage : Perspectives in Heritage Studies

Understanding Heritage : Perspectives in Heritage Studies

Marie-Theres Albert Description The present publication is the first in a new series on existing and innovative paradigms in Heritage Studies. It offers its own emphasis by developing heritage studies… Read more »

Mapping Controversies in Architecture

Mapping Controversies in Architecture

Albena Yaneva Description The book tackles a number of challenging questions: How can we conceptualize architectural objects and practices without falling into the divides architecture/society, nature/culture, materiality/meaning? How can we… Read more »

[FREE] Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings

[FREE] Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings

By Alexander J. Hahn From the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Sydney Opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the mathematics… Read more »

Meetinghouses of Early New England

Meetinghouses of Early New England

Peter Benes Description The definitive study of a hallmark of early American vernacular architectureshow more Download

Memories of Cities : Trips and Manifestoes

Memories of Cities : Trips and Manifestoes

Jonathan Charley Description Memories of Cities is a collection of essays that explore different ways of writing about the political and economic history of the built environment. Drawing upon fiction… Read more »

[FREE] Material Design : Informing Architecture by Materiality

[FREE] Material Design : Informing Architecture by Materiality

By Thomas Schröpfer The approach of Material Design opens the way to an innovative use of materials in the design professions. Taking material qualities and properties such as texture, elasticity… Read more »

Modernity and Early Cultures : Reconsidering Non Western References for Modern Architecture in a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Modernity and Early Cultures : Reconsidering Non Western References for Modern Architecture in a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Anna Minta Description At the beginning of the 20th century, the discovery of early cultures exerted a formative influence on modern architecture. Discussions on early civilizations in the Middle East,… Read more »

No Matter  :  Theories and Practices of the Ephemeral in Architecture

No Matter : Theories and Practices of the Ephemeral in Architecture

Anastasia Karandinou>How do digital media (mobile phones, GPS, iPods, portable computers, internet, virtual realities, etc.) affect the way we perceive, inhabit and design space? Why do architects traditionally design, draw… Read more »

Modern Construction Handbook

Modern Construction Handbook

Consultant in Anaesthesia Head of Transplant Anaesthesia Andrew Watts Description The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic and is used as a textbook in many courses. Its… Read more »

Old Red  :  Pioneering Medical Education in Texas

Old Red : Pioneering Medical Education in Texas

Heather Green Wooten>Tucked away in a corner of the University of Texas Medical Branch campus stands a majestic relic of an era long past. Constructed of red pressed brick, sandstone,… Read more »

Open Access : Contextualizing the Archivolted Portals of Northern Spain and Western France Within the Theology and Politics of Entry

Open Access : Contextualizing the Archivolted Portals of Northern Spain and Western France Within the Theology and Politics of Entry

Mickey Abel Description Open Access: Contextualizing the Archivolted Portals of Northern Spain and Western France within the Theology and Politics of Entry explores the history, development, and accrued connotations of… Read more »

Original Copies : Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China

Original Copies : Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China

Bianca Bosker Description A 108-meter high Eiffel Tower rises above Champs Elysees Square in Hangzhou. A Chengdu residential complex for 200,000 recreates Dorchester, England. An ersatz Queen's Guard patrols Shanghai's… Read more »

Palimpsests : Biographies of 50 City Districts. International Case Studies of Urban Change

Palimpsests : Biographies of 50 City Districts. International Case Studies of Urban Change

Paul Knox Description What benefits do city districts offer their users?show more Download

Parallel Patterns of Shrinking Cities and Urban Growth : Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development of City Regions and Rural Areas

Parallel Patterns of Shrinking Cities and Urban Growth : Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development of City Regions and Rural Areas

Rocky Piro Description Focussing particularly on urban fringe and rural areas, this book addresses the parallel phenomena of growth and decline. In doing so, it not only broadens a debate… Read more »

Parking Reform Made Easy

Parking Reform Made Easy

Richard C. Willson Description Today, there are more than three parking spaces for every car in the United States. No one likes searching for a space, but in many areas,… Read more »

The Passivhaus Handbook : A Practical Guide to Constructing and Retrofitting Buildings for Ultra-Low-Energy Performance

The Passivhaus Handbook : A Practical Guide to Constructing and Retrofitting Buildings for Ultra-Low-Energy Performance

Adam Dadeby Description 'As we move towards the 2016 zero carbon target in house building, Passivhaus construction looks like becoming not just popular in the UK, but commonplace. This is… Read more »

Planning as If People Matter : Governing for Social Equity

Planning as If People Matter : Governing for Social Equity

Marc Brenman Description Communities are changing fast: ethnic minority populations are growing; home ownership is falling; the number of people per household is going up; and salaries are going down…. Read more »