1654 books (83 pages) in this category
Architectural Theories from Vitruvius to Jefferson and Beyond
by Professor Carroll William Westfall
<p>This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary ...eBook
Facing Complexity in Post-9/11 New York
by Joel McKim
<p><em>Architecture, Media and Memory</em> examines the wide range of urban sites impacted by September 11 and its aftermath – from the spontaneous memorials that emerged in Union Square in the hours after the attacks, to the reconstruction at ...eBook
by Dan Cruickshank
This stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings. Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers ...
by Andrew Ballantyne
<p>This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about ...eBook
<i>Architecture </i>tells the story of the world's most incredible buildings, from the ancient world to the present day.<br>Take a closer look at the beautiful details, principal elements, and decorative features of every architectural style, ...
by Yeoryia Manolopoulou
<p>Architectural discourse and practice are dominated by a false dichotomy between design and chance, and governed by the belief that the architect’s role is to defend against the indeterminate. In Architectures of Chance Yeoryia Manolopoulou ...eBook
The World s Best Architecture
Aesthetics, Politics and Desire in Early Islam
by Mohammed Hamdouni Alami
<p>What is 'art' in the sense of the Islamic tradition? Mohammed Hamdouni Alami argues that Islamic art has historically been excluded from Western notions of art; that the Western aesthetic tradition's preoccupation with the human body has ...eBook
The Twentieth Century's Iconic Decorative Style from Paris, London, and Brussels to New York, Sydney, and Santa Monica
by Arnold Schwartzman
Art deco is the 20th century’s most glamorous architectural style, and the one that shaped popular ideas of modern luxury. With over 200 photographs, this is a visual celebration of this very popular style. Unlike most other books on the ...
The Interwar Period
by Mike Hope
<p>Art Deco burst upon the world for a brief but unforgettable existence during the 1920s and 1930s. It embraced new media, such as the cinema and radio, as well as new forms of transport and the associated buildings, and above all brought a ...eBook
by Bevis Hillier
by Guzowski Mary
by Michiko Kimura Young
<p>Simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and the use of <span style="line-height: 1.45em;">natural materials are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. This book provides </span><span style="line-height: ...
Desert Modern Design
by Adele Cygelman
The first monograph on Arthur Elrod, design king of the desert in the 1950s,'60s, and '70s. Arthur Elrod was the most successful interior designer working in the Palm Springs area from 1954 to 1974. His forward-thinking midcentury interior ...
A Selected Reprint of Industrial Arts Design
by William H. Varnum
Originally published in 1916 when the Arts & Crafts movement was in its heyday, this is a virtual textbook of materials, color, techniques, and designs. Arts & Crafts Design is a practical guide to the creation of high-quality, high-style ...
by Isabelle Anscombe
by Enrico Ronchi & Daniel Nilsson
<p>This SpringerBrief focuses on the use of egress models to assess the optimal strategy for total evacuation in high-rise buildings. It investigates occupant relocation and evacuation strategies involving the exit stairs, elevators, sky bridgeseBook
by Lise Anne Couture