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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit
How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit
by Witold Rybczynski
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We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form—but it remains mysterious to most of us.   In How Architecture Works,... (read more)

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Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made
Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made
by Tom Wilkinson
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We dont just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces where we live. We are born, work, love, and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent and squat it, create and destroy it. All of these aspects of buildings&... (read more)

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Interior Graphic and Design Standards
Interior Graphic and Design Standards
by S C Reznikoff
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This book, the most comprehensive and basic working tool available to the design professional, encompasses every area of expertise required in the practice of contemporary interior design. Architects, interior designers, drafters, specifiers, and... (read more)

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Why Architects Still Draw
Why Architects Still Draw
by Paolo Belardi
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Why would an architect reach for a pencil when drawing software and AutoCAD are a click away? Use a ruler when 3D-scanners and GPS devices are close at hand? In Why Architects Still Draw, Paolo Belardi offers an elegant and ardent defense of drawing by... (read more)

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Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards #21: Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition
Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards #21: Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition
by Corky Binggeli
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The new student edition of the definitive reference on architectural interiors Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition is a carefully edited treatment of the authoritative Interior Graphic Standards Professional Edition. Designed and organized to... (read more)

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Louis Kahn: Essential Texts
Louis Kahn: Essential Texts
by Louis I. Kahn
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This unique anthology draws from Louis Kahn's speeches, essays, and interviews, some never previously published, to capture the evolution and central tenets of the influential American architect's thinking from his early work of the 1940s to his death in... (read more)

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Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-Century Architecture
Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-Century Architecture
by Ulrich Conrads
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The present volume offers eloquent testimony that many of the master builders of this century have held passionate convictions regarding the philosophic and social basis of their art. Nearly every important development in the modern architectural... (read more)

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Understanding Architecture
Understanding Architecture
by Hazel Conway
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"Understanding Architecture" is the first comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history. It explores the experience of architecture in relation to its history and the wider context of cultures, conservation, planning and... (read more)

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Architectural Theory #02: Architectural Theory, Volume 2: An Anthology from 1871-2005
Architectural Theory #02: Architectural Theory, Volume 2: An Anthology from 1871-2005
by Harry Francis Mallgrave
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This second volume of the landmark Architectural Theory anthology surveys the development of architectural theory from the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 until the end of the twentieth century. The entire two volume anthology follows the full range of... (read more)

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Global History of Architecture (2ND 11 Edition)
Global History of Architecture (2ND 11 Edition)
by Francis D. K. Ching
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Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of... (read more)

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Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
by Bernard Rudofsky
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In this book, out of print since 1980, Bernard Rudofsky steps outside the narrowly defined discipline that has governed our sense of architectural history and discusses the art of building as a universal phenomenon.... (read more)

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
by Francis D K Ching
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This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's... (read more)

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The Situationist City
The Situationist City
by Simon Sadler
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From 1957 to 1972 the artistic and political movement known as the Situationist International (SI) worked aggressively to subvert the conservative ideology of the Western world. The movement's broadside attack on "establishment" institutions and values... (read more)

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Bracket #2: Goes Soft: Bracket 2
Bracket #2: Goes Soft: Bracket 2
by Neeraj (edt) Bhatia
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An in-depth study of soft systems in... (read more)

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Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge
Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge
by Alberto Perez-gomez
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The relationship between the architectural representation and its intended product--a building--has undergone a profound transformation over the centuries. Before the age of modern technology, the systematically predictive role of architectural drawing... (read more)

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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
by Henri Lefebvre
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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment, the first publication of Henri Lefebvre’s only book devoted to architecture, redefines architecture as a mode of imagination rather than a specialized process or a collection of monuments. Lefebvre calls for an... (read more)

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A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams
A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams
by Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences--whether eating, gardening, or building--and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the... (read more)

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Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand. Simon Unwin
Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand. Simon Unwin
by Simon Unwin
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Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world 's greatest architectural designs came about? What process does an architect go through to design buildings which become world-renowned for their excellence? This book reveals the secrets behind these... (read more)

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For an Architecture of Reality
For an Architecture of Reality
by Michael Benedikt
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Michael Benedikt teaches, practices architecture, and writes in Austin, where he is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas. His second book, Deconstructing the Kimbell (0-930829-16-6), is also published by Lumen. "Benedikt has written a... (read more)

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Illustrated dictionary of architecture
Illustrated dictionary of architecture
by Ernest Burden
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Over 4,000 architectural definitions 3,000 defining illustrations Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and unique in the fact that it is a dictionary that can truly be called a visual resource, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture... (read more)

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