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Title: Architecture in the United States
ISBN: 9780192842176
Format: BC

Authors: Upton, Dell
Pub. Date: 19980701
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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American architecture is astonishingly varied. From Indian sites in New Mexico and Arizona, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, this book uses the most up-to-date scholarship to engage with themes of community, tec...

Architecture, and the wider built environment, is important to how we negotiate our daily lives; much of the world we inhabit has emerged from a post-colonial/imperial condition. This volume provides an overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Although much research has been carried out on architecture and urban planning in Britain's empire in recent decades, no single, comprehensive reference source exists. The essays compiled here remedy this absence. With its extensive chronological and regional coverage by leading scholars in the field, this volume will quickly become a seminal text for those who study, teach, and research the relationship between empire and the built environment in the British context. It provides an up-to-date account of past and current historiographical approaches toward the study of British imperial and colonial architecture and urbanism, and will prove equally useful to those who study architecture and urbanism in other European imperial and transnational contexts.
A comprehensive overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries, exploring the built heritage of Britain's former colonial empire as a fundamental p...

Title: Architectures of Knowledge
ISBN: 9780199253326
Format: BB

Authors: Amin, Ash Cohendet, Patrick
Pub. Date: 20030801
Publisher: Oxford University Press
RRP: $251.00
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Title: Architecture under Construction
ISBN: 9780226306421
Format: BB

Authors: Stanley Greenberg
Pub. Date: 20100430
Publisher: Wiley University
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Mies van der Rohe once commented, ?Only skyscrapers under construction reveal their bold constructive thoughts, and then the impression made by their soaring skeletal frames is overwhelming.? Never has this statement resonated more than in recent years, when architectural design has undergone a radical transformation, and when powerful computers allow architects and engineers to design and construct buildings that were impossible just a few years ago.  At the same time, what lies underneath these surfaces is more mysterious than ever before. 

In Architecture under Construction, photographer Stanley Greenberg explores the anatomy and engineering of some of our most unusual new buildings, helping us to understand our own fascination with what makes buildings stand up, and what makes them fall down. As designs for new constructions are revealed and the public watches closely as architects and engineers challenge each other with provocative new forms and equally audacious ideas, Greenberg captures penetrating images that reveal the complex mystery?and beauty?found in the transitory moments before the skin of a building covers up the structures that hold it together.  

Framed by a historical and critical essay by Joseph Rosa and including an afterword by the author, the eighty captivating and thought-provoking images collected here?which focus on some of the most high-profile design projects of the past decade, including buildings designed by Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne, and Renzo Piano, among others ?are not to be missed by anyone with an eye for the almost invisible mechanisms that continue to define our relationship with the built world.

Robert A. M. Stern is one of contemporary architecture's most influential figures, with a career encompassing every facet of the profession: he has a flourishing private practice; he is a noted authority on New York architectural history; his own architectural work has been featured in numerous monographs; and as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, he has undeniably shaped the field of architectural education.
As a preeminent force in the discourse of the field, Stern was one of the first critics to use and analyze the term ?postmodern? in architecture. This collection of essays?Stern's first?brackets the years defined by the changes in architectural thinking introduced by Robert Venturi in 1966 and the exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in 1988. Throughout, Stern provides close readings of architectural events and offers firsthand accounts of transformations in architectural thinking during a critical period.

Title: Architecture of the Islamic West
ISBN: 9780300218701
Format: BB

Authors: Jonathan M. Bloom
Pub. Date: 20200623
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $103.95
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An authoritative survey situating some of the Western world’s most renowned buildings within a millennium of Islamic history

Some of the most outstanding examples of world architecture, such as the Mosque of Córdoba, the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, the Giralda tower in Seville, and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, belong to the Western Islamic tradition. This architectural style flourished for over a thousand years along the southern and western shores of the Mediterranean—between Tunisia and Spain—from the 8th century through the 19th, blending new ideas with local building practices from across the region.
Jonathan M. Bloom’s Architecture of the Islamic West introduces readers to the full scope of this vibrant tradition, presenting both famous and little-known buildings in six countries in North Africa and southern Europe. It is richly illustrated with photographs, specially commissioned architectural plans, and historical documents. The result is a personally guided tour of Islamic architecture led by one of the finest scholars in the field and a powerful testament to Muslim cultural achievement.

Title: Architecture of First Societies
ISBN: 9781118142103
Format: BB

Authors: Mark M. Jarzombek
Pub. Date: 20131018
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $233.95
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From the dawn of human society, through early civilizations, to pre-Columbian American societies, Architecture of First Societies traces the different cultural formations that developed in various places throughout the world to form the built environment. It is the first book to explore the beginnings of architecture from a global perspective.

Viewing ancient cultures through a lens of both time and geography, this history of early architecture brings its subjects to life with full-color photographs, maps, and drawings. The author cites the latest discoveries and analyses in archaeology and anthropology and discovers links to the past by examining how indigenous societies build today. ?Encounters with Modernity? sections examine some of the political issues that village life and its architectural traditions face in the modern world.

This fascinating and engaging tour of our architectural past:

  • Fills a gap in architectural education concerning early mankind, the emergence of First Society people, and the rise of early agricultural societies
  • Presents the story of early architecture, written by the coauthor of the acclaimed A Global History of Architecture
  • Uses the most current research to develop a global picture of human interaction and migration
  • Features color and black-and-white photos and drawings that show site conditions as well as huts, houses, and other buildings under construction in cultures that still exist today
  • Highlights global relationships with color maps
  • Analyzes topics ranging in scale from landscape and culture to building techniques
  • Helps us come to terms with our own modern approaches to historical conditions and anthropological pasts

Architecture of First Societies is ideal reading for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the strong relationships between geography, ecology, culture, and architecture.

Title: Architecture in Context
ISBN: 9781118719886
Format: BC

Authors: Hassan Radoine
Pub. Date: 20170426
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $82.95
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Architecture in Context: Designing in the Middle East provides a foundation for understanding the critical context of architecture and design in this region. It does this by:

  • presenting a practical overview of architectural know-how in the Middle East, and its potential for cultivating a sense of place
  • introducing local architectural vocabularies and styles, and how they can still be reactivated in contemporary design
  • exploring the cultural and contextual meaning of forms as references that may influence contemporary architecture
  • discussing important discourses and trends in architecture that allow a rethinking of the current global/local dichotomy.

Highly illustrated, the book covers architecture and design in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf, and Turkey, Iran and Iraq. 

Title: Architecture
ISBN: 9781118745083
Format: BC

Authors: Francis D. K. Ching
Pub. Date: 20140926
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $86.95
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For more than forty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has served as the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated and revised Fourth Edition features the fundamental elements of space and form and is designed to encourage critical thought in order to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture.

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus and brings difficult abstractions to life. The book explains form and space in relation to light, view, openings, and enclosures and explores the organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation, as well as proportion and scale. In addition, the text’s detailed illustrations demonstrate the concepts presented and reveal the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures.

This edition includes an access card with a redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center, which features thirty-five animations, flashcards of key architectural terms, and an image gallery showcasing hundreds of photos that enrich the book’s content.

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