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Theory of architecture

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Ornament and Crime

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Ornament and Crime

Adolf Loos

Art & Architecture; History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960; Decorative arts; Theory of architecture

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'But art has nothing to do with forgery, with lies. The paths of art may be thorny, but they are clean.' Ornament and Crime... [more]

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Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Sharr (Professor of Architecture, and Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK)

Architecture; Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design; Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial

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Adam Sharr tells the story of how modern architecture developed and produced its powerful cultural images. Considering the... [more]

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International Space Station: Architecture Beyond Earth

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International Space Station: Architecture Beyond Earth

David Nixon, Nicole Stott

Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan gave NASA the go-ahead to build a Space Station. A generation later, the International Space... [more]

$145.00

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The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War

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The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War

Robert Bevan

Architecture; Theory of architecture; History of architecture; General & world history; Military history

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Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war. [more]

$24.99

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Architectural Theory

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Architectural Theory

TASCHEN

Architecture; Theory of architecture

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The most influential architectural essays written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically... [more]

$40.00

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The Architecture of Happiness

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The Architecture of Happiness

Alain de Botton

Theory of architecture; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures... [more]

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Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture

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Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture

Therese Lichtenstein

Man-made objects depicted in art (cityscapes & machines); Photographic equipment & techniques; Architecture; Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design

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This generously illustrated examination of architectural photography from the 1930s to the present shows how the medium has... [more]

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The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity

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The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity

Inaki Abalos

Architecture; Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design; Houses, apartments, flats, units

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A revised edition of the 2001 original, this is an intellectual introduction to iconic ideas of modern living by Inaki Abalos... [more]

$73.00

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The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

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The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

Harry Francis Mallgrave

Theory of architecture; Mathematics & Sciences

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This richly detailed study explores the issue of how architects view the phenomenal world. Mallgrave sketches various moments... [more]

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Suffragette City: Women, Politics, and the Built Environment

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Suffragette City: Women, Politics, and the Built Environment

Elizabeth Darling (Oxford Brookes University, UK), Nathaniel Robert Walker (The College of Charleston, USA)

Theory of architecture; History of architecture; Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women

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Suffragette City brings together a collection of illustrated essays dedicated to exploring and analysing cases in which women... [more]

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Environmental Design of Urban Buildings: An Integrated Approach

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Environmental Design of Urban Buildings: An Integrated Approach

Mat Santamouris

Theory of architecture; Applied ecology; Environmental monitoring

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The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome... [more]

$116.00

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Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action

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Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and...

Sandra Karina Loschke (University of Sydney, Australia)

Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design; Architecture: professional practice

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This book captures concepts and projects that reshape the discipline of architecture by prioritizing people over buildings.... [more]

$69.99

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Civic Spaces and Desire

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Civic Spaces and Desire

Charles Drozynski, Diana Beljaars

Theory of architecture; Urban communities; Human geography

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Civic Spaces and Desire presents an original and critical appraisal of civic spaces for a novel theoretical intersection of... [more]

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Architecture on the Borderline: Boundary Politics and Built Space

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Architecture on the Borderline: Boundary Politics and Built Space

Anoma Pieris (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Theory of architecture; Human geography

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Architecture on the Borderline interrogates space and territory in a turbulent present where nation-state borders are porous... [more]

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Shifting Patterns: Christopher Alexander and the Eishin Campus

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Shifting Patterns: Christopher Alexander and the Eishin Campus

Eva Guttmann, Gabriele Kaiser, Claudia Mazanek

Theory of architecture; Landscape art & architecture

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The Eishin Campus near Tokyo is Christopher Alexander's largest and most significant project based on the Pattern Language... [more]

$76.00

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Architects: Portraits of a Practice

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Architects: Portraits of a Practice

Thomas Yarrow

Theory of architecture; Social & cultural anthropology

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What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in... [more]

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How to Read Architecture: An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment

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How to Read Architecture: An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment...

Paulette Singley (Woodbury University, Burbank, California, USA)

Theory of architecture; Environmentally-friendly architecture & design

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How to Read Architecture is based on the fundamental premise that reading and interpreting architecture is something we already... [more]

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Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe

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Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and...

Daniel E. Coslett (Western Washington University, USA)

Theory of architecture; History of architecture; Literary studies: post-colonial literature; Colonialism & imperialism; Conservation of buildings & building materials

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Architectural relics of nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism dot cityscapes throughout our globalizing world, just... [more]

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Experimental Architecture: Designing the Unknown

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Experimental Architecture: Designing the Unknown

Rachel Armstrong (University of Newcastle, UK)

Theory of architecture; Architecture: professional practice

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In this ground-breaking book, the first to provide an overview of the theory and practice of experimental architecture, Rachel... [more]

$62.99

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The University as a Settlement Principle: Territorialising Knowledge in Late 1960s Italy

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The University as a Settlement Principle: Territorialising Knowledge in...

Francesco Zuddas (Leeds Beckett University, UK)

Theory of architecture; Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial; History of architecture; Urban & municipal planning

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The 1960s and the 1970s marked a generational shift in architectural discourse at a time when the revolts inside universities... [more]

$242.00

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CARTHA  - On the Form of Form

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CARTHA - On the Form of Form

Elena Chiavi, Pablo Garrido Arnaiz, Matilde Girao, Francisco Moura Veiga, Francisco Ramos Ordonez

Theory of architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms

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Since 2014, CARTHA has provided a platform for critical thinking on architecture and society. Each year, CARTHA initiates... [more]

$59.99

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Three Cultural Ecologies

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Three Cultural Ecologies

David Leatherbarrow, Richard Wesley

Theory of architecture; Environmentally-friendly architecture & design; Cultural studies

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Three Cultural Ecologies reverses common conceptions of modern architecture. It reveals how selected works of two modern architects,... [more]

$77.99

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Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape

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Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape

Gunter Gassner (Cardiff University, UK)

Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design; City & town planning - architectural aspects; Urban communities; Urban & municipal planning

Hardback

This book examines the skyline as a space for radical urban politics. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and... [more]

$242.00

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Civic Spaces and Desire

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Civic Spaces and Desire

Charles Drozynski, Diana Beljaars

Theory of architecture; Urban communities; Human geography

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Civic Spaces and Desire presents an original and critical appraisal of civic spaces for a novel theoretical intersection of... [more]

$242.00

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Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action

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Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and...

Sandra Karina Loschke (University of Sydney, Australia)

Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design; Architecture: professional practice

Hardback

This book captures concepts and projects that reshape the discipline of architecture by prioritizing people over buildings.... [more]

$242.00

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