• Architecture
      August 2015

      The Architecture School Survival Guide

      by Iain Jackson

      Oops! Forgot to include a door! Every year new architecture students make the same mistakes, forgetting the same essential elements in their studio work. This handy guide provides basic tips and hints to help students make the most of their work, all accompanied by the author's witty and beautiful illustrations. The Architecture School Survival Guide is a life-saving and entertaining resource for any first-year student.

    • Architecture
      April 2017

      Nairn's Paris

      by Iain Nairn, Andrew Hussey

      'This book is an invitation not to argument but to discovery.' Out of print since 1968, this is a unique guide book from the late, great architectural writer, Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author's snaps of the city, Nairn gives his readers an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the 'collective masterpiece' that is Paris. With an introduction by Andrew Hussey

    • Architecture
      April 2017

      Nairn's Paris

      by Iain Nairn, Andrew Hussey

      'This book is an invitation not to argument but to discovery.' Out of print since 1968, this is a unique guide book from the late, great architectural writer, Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author's snaps of the city, Nairn gives his readers an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the 'collective masterpiece' that is Paris.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Reading Room

      Re-Lektüren des Innenraums

      by Christine Göttler, Peter J. Schneemann, Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Norberto Gramaccini, Peter W. Marx, Bernd Nicolai

      Reading Room erprobt Entwürfe, Theorien und Lektüren des Innenraums von der Frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart. Ausgangspunkt ist ein dynamisches und relationales Raumkonzept, das die Vielfalt historischer Medien, Kontexte und Diskurse berücksichtigt. Die Beiträge untersuchen die Erzeugung und Umformung von Innenräumen durch soziale Praktiken und visuelle und materielle Strategien. Sie bieten exemplarische Lektüren heterotopischer, dystopischer und utopischer Raumsituationen in Kunst, Architektur und Theater im Spannungsfeld von Innen und Außen, Realität und Repräsentation. Das Buch entwickelt Fragestellungen weiter, die gegenwärtig in der Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte und der Theaterwissenschaft verhandelt werden.

    • The Arts
      June 2019

      China's New Architecture

      Return to the context

      by Christian Schittich

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Architecture | Design | Data

      Practice Competency in the Era of Computation

      by Phillip Bernstein

      Im architektonischen Entwerfen und Konstruieren und im Ingenieurwesen ereignet sich gerade eine systematische Transformation. Die Vermittlung zwischen Information, Kreation und Produktion findet im architektonischen Schaffensprozess nicht mehr länger wesentlich über das Medium der Zeichnung statt. Andere, erstmals in vollem Umfang digitale Technologien bringen fundamental andere Workflows, Verantwortlichkeiten und Geschäftsmodelle mit sich. Auf dem Hintergrund umfassender Erfahrung unternimmt der Autor eine detaillierte Analyse und kritische Einschätzung der aktuellen Entwicklungen und entwirft Handlungsstrategien für eine neue Ära der Architekturproduktion – für eine Profession, die sich besser aufstellen muss, um ihre Zukunft im digitalen Zeitalter selbst zu bestimmen.

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Modern Construction Handbook

      by Andrew Watts

      Owing to regular revision, the Modern Construction Handbook has become a classic in advanced building construction literature, not least because of its clear structure covering the chapters "Material", "Wall", "Roof", "Structure", "Environment", and "Applications". For the fifth edition, a large part of the 3D presentations has been redrawn, all six chapters have been revised and updated. New standards have been established for this handbook, which is a basic resource for many architectural study courses, by adding more component details, new examples with a focus on sustainability and energy consumption, and a major update on finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Glimpses of Gardens in Eastern China

      by TUNG Jun, TUNG Ming (translator)

      The architect Chuin Tung introduced the classic beauty of Chinese gardens to the world through this book The interest of garden appreciation: profound interpretation of the spirit and connotation of Chinese gardens The method of gardening: comprehensive analysis of the details and techniques of garden construction (including architectural and planning, ornament and furniture, rockery, planting) The history of gardens: detailing the difference between garden history and Eastern and Western gardens 建筑学界一代宗师童寯向世界介绍中国园林之美的经典著作 赏园之趣:深刻解读中国园林的精神与内涵 造园之法:全面分析园林营造的细节与技法(建筑与布局,装修与家具,叠石,植物配置) 园林之史:细述园林历史及东西方园林的区别

    • Architecture
      March 2008

      Wittgenstein's House

      Language, Space, and Architecture

      by Nana Last

    • Theory of architecture

      Historic Preservation For Professionals

      by Virginia Benson (author), Richard Klein (author)

      A broad-based approach to preservationAfter completing an extensive survey of preservation programs throughout the United States, authors Virginia O. Benson and Richard Klein saw the need for this comprehensive approach to historic preservation, examining where it has been and where it is going, anticipating that historic preservation must encourage collaborative projects among planning, design, and development professionals.This text focuses on complex economic, political, and social realities facing the profession today. Specifically, Historic Preservation for Professionals provides an in-depth historic analysis of the profession, a summary of legal issues, an architectural synopsis, a discussion of career opportunities in the public and private sectors, and examples of innovative nonprofit leadership and preservation trends.Design professionals—architecture, interior, and landscape—and those interested in urban design and urban studies, real estate development, and nonprofit management will find Historic Preservation for Professionals a valuable addition to the fields of architecture, urban design, and preservation.

    • Music

      Bridge Between Music, Art & Architecture: Boxed Set

      by Owen Waldschlagel

      Book, 2 Pyramid Books & 2 CDs.The nature of beginning is to connect. The result of connecting intellectually or physically is some form of development. This publication describes a life of connections involving the natural physical world with music and art. The stimulations of the progressive effects among the three brought forth the logical steps of architecture and self sustaining vocation. It begins with a young boy exploring and interacting with nature. His family and society allow his abilities and imagination to develop and flourish. The freedom of seizing opportunities and fates adventures allow his various talents to expand. Geography and the ocean become an integral part of his existence as he becomes a man. He often believes as he travels in solitude over land and sea toward his destiny that he exists in another time, perhaps hundreds of years earlier. As a young adult he reconstructs a sailing vessel that he found under the Brooklyn Bridge, in NYC. The sailboat is capable of ocean voyages. He sails and discovers interesting attributes combining the muses of natural science with those of music and philosophy. His interactions with people within and without his life bring him an awareness of the human condition. He is a song writer turning his thoughts into lyrics and music. He returns home to NY and discovers the high attributes of applying knowledge and logic to problems to create solutions. Involved in the everyday possibilities of hopes and dreams either through creating music, producing artwork or constructing dwellings he aspires to elevate destinies. A central theme of this book is the affability of the relationships between the different talented personalities and their abilities to share a logical or artistic quest as their paths crossed. Often the group would be thinking or creating in tandem or as one. The end results connect the reader to the sources of creativity that produce a bridge between Music, Art and Architecture. All inspired with creative communication being the only impetus. This tome describes how they developed a philosophical approach to solve some problems of the human condition through innovative architecture and vocation. The CDs feature 18 songs. Also includes two Pyramid Books -- "Sol-Ra" and "Returning Origin".

    • Individual architects & architectural firms


      The Work of William P. Ginther, Ecclesiastical Architect

      by Anthony J. Valleriano (author)

      Akron-based architect William P. Ginther (1858–1933) designed sixty-three Roman Catholic churches, primarily in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Dedication is the first book to document his architectural designs. By combining historical images with twenty-first-century photographs, author Anthony J. Valleriano presents the most comprehensive overview of Ginther’s architectural career available today.The son of German immigrants, Ginther demonstrated considerable drawing skills at an early age. In grade school, he was known for illustrating pictures of the school building and grounds. As his skills advanced, Ginther was encouraged to study architecture as a profession at Buchtel College (now the University of Akron). Frank Wheary, a leading Akron architect of the time, spotted Ginther’s drawing talents and promptly put him to work. Under Wheary’s guidance, Ginther learned the craft of architectural drafting and engineering and helped design and supervise the construction of his first building, McKinley Church, in Canton, Ohio.Ginther became one of the most influential ecclesiastical architects in Ohio during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The designer of churches in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Erie, and many other communities, he defined the sense of sacred space for countless worshipers and enriched the aesthetic and religious lives of the region’s residents.Those interested in religious architecture or in Ohio historical architecture will find Dedication a valuable addition to their libraries.

    • Castles & fortifications

      Castles of South Wales

      by Chris S. Stephens

    • Individual architects & architectural firms

      The Wright Experience

      A Master Architect's Vision

      by Sara Hunt

      This sumptuous volume is unique: its format and presentation take the reader right inside the buildings that reveal Frank Lloyd Wright's genius. Wright revolutionised building design, pushing boundaries until walls dissolved into windows, roofs appeared to float, and confining rooms gave way to open-plan living. Always innovative and radical, as technically brilliant as he was creative, Wright's vision of a truly organic architecture was far ahead of its time.

    • Concert halls, arenas, stadia

      Apollo Memories

      The Venue, the Story, the Legend

      by Martin. Kielty

    • Local history

      Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles

      by Nigel G. Tranter

      Nigel Tranter's gift for bringing Scottish history to life is demonstrated in this lively book which details 45 of the nation's castles with associated tales and traditions. With a broad geographical spread, Tranter breathes life into many of Scotland's gaunt and shadowy ruins with a lively mix of anecdote, fact, myth and legend. An essential holiday companion when visiting Scotland.

    • Professional interior design

      The Light Revolution

      by Richard Hobday

    • Castles & fortifications

      A Company of Forts

      A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales

      by Paul R. Davis

    • Biography: general

      Sir John Soane Architect

      by Dorothy Stroud

      Sir John Soane (1753-1837) has come to be regarded as one of the great architects of late 18th and early 19th century Europe, and contemporary architects and designers are becoming increasingly influenced by the subtleties of the unique 'Soane style'. Dorothy Stroud's classic book, which is appearing in paperback for the first time, in an updated second edition, is the culmination of a lifetime's research. It brings together all the threads in her previous writings on Soane, combining a concise biography of the architect with a comprehensive and fully illustrated survey of his works.;After studying in Italy, Soane built up a considerable private practice and a reputation that secured his appointment in 1788 as architect to the Bank of England, where over a period of forty-five years he designed a vast complex of courts and offices. With his appointment to the Office of Works in 1815, he became responsible for public buildings in Whitehall and Westminster, which entailed the designing of a Royal entrance and gallery in the House of Lords, new Law Courts, Privy Council Offices and a State Paper Office. As professor of architecture at the Royal Academy from 1806, he was to play a leading role in the improvement of architectural education in Britain; and he was active in the founding of what is now the Royal Institute of British Architects. Although much of his work was thoughtlessly destroyed towards the end of the 19th century, a substantial number of buildings and parts of buildings survive, especially outside London, as a testimony to his genius

    • Religious buildings

      Romanesque Churches of France

      A Traveller's Guide

      by Peter. Strafford

      The Romanesque churches to be found in every corner of France are one of the wonders of Europe. They were built between about 1000 and 1200 and were contemporary with English Norman architecture. Their architectural style varies from region to region, as do their size, shape and layout. The period saw the first revival of the art of sculpture since Roman times, and many of the churches such as Moissac, Autun, Vezelay and Chauvigny contain outstanding sculpture. Some, like St-Savin-sur-Gartempe and Tavant, have superb frescoes, and a few like Ganagobie have fine mosaics. It was the age of pilgrimages and a number of the churches were built along the four great pilgrim routes through France to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. Many have links to Romanesque churches in Italy, England and Germany, since Romanesque was a style that was admired throughout Europe. "Romanesque Churches of France", which covers a hundred or so churches in ten geographical sections from Normandy and Burgundy in the north to Provence, Roussillon and Languedoc in the south, is the first comprehensive book to be published on the subject.;This book is an ideal companion for travellers, with its many maps and its regional arrangement, and will be a stimulus for the exploration of remote and beautiful areas that are less familiar, such as Auvergne and the Pyrenees. It will also be invaluable as a reference book for all those with a general interest in the history of French architecture and sculpture.

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