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African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia
African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia
by Manuel Herz
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The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a large number of central and sub-Saharan African countries gaining independence, and one of the key ways in which they expressed their newly established national identity was through distinctive architecture... (read more)

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The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
by Alain de Botton
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What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one? Throughout history most of us have looked to our faith, our relationships, or our deeds for the answer. But in A Significant Life, philosopher Todd May offers... (read more)

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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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An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both the setting for our everyday... (read more)

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
by Matthew Frederick
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This small, pocket-size book, 101 Things I Learned in Architectural School, is a surprise smash hit — over 100,00 copies have been sold since it was published in September 2007. As a working architect and urban planner, Matthew Frederick distills... (read more)

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Place of My Own: the Architecture of Daydreams (09 Edition)
Place of My Own: the Architecture of Daydreams (09 Edition)
by Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan is a professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, a contributing writer for The New York Times, and a bestselling author of witty, offbeat nonfiction that examines various aspects of the agricultural industry, the... (read more)

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Perspecta 48: Amnesia (Perspecta)
Perspecta 48: Amnesia (Perspecta)
by Aaron Dresben
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Architecture, the most durable of the arts, is inextricably linked to issues of memory, nostalgia, and history. Yet, in this impatient century, the discipline's relationship to the past has become increasingly fraught. The stream of readily accessible... (read more)

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Interior Graphic and Design Standards
Interior Graphic and Design Standards
by S C Reznikoff
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Design Museum: Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed the World (Design Museum)
Design Museum: Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed the World (Design Museum)
by Design Museum
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One of two new titles in the Design Museum Fifty series published in conjunction with London's prestigious Design Museum. The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Here Deyan... (read more)

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100 Ideas That Changed Architecture
100 Ideas That Changed Architecture
by Richard Weston
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This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history of the subject, and is also a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order... (read more)

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Architecture and Modernity : Critique (99 Edition)
Architecture and Modernity : Critique (99 Edition)
by Hilde Heynen
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Critical theories such as those of the Frankfurt School of the twentiesand thirties gave rise to a complex and sophisticated critique of modernity andmodernism. The history and theory of twentieth-century architecture, which developedrather independently... (read more)

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Architecture and Feminism
Architecture and Feminism
by Princeton Architectural Press
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A rich range of feminist viewpoints. Jane Rendell, Architects... (read more)

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The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems
The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems
by Christopher Alexander
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The purpose of all architecture, writes Christopher Alexander, is to encourage and support life-giving activity, dreams, and playfulness. But in recent decades, while our buildings are technically better--more sturdy, more waterproof, more energy... (read more)

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Ten Books on Architecture
Ten Books on Architecture
by Vitruvius
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The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as... (read more)

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Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (Writing Architecture)
Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (Writing Architecture)
by Giuliana Bruno
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What is the place of materialityand#8212;the expression or condition of physical substanceand#8212;in our visual age of rapidly changing materials and media? How is it fashioned in the arts or manifested in virtual forms? In Surface, cultural critic and... (read more)

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Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film
Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film
by Martino Stierli
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Learning from Las Vegas, published in 1972 by the architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, marks the turn in architectural theory from modern to post-modern. Martino Stierli explores the significance of this controversial... (read more)

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Siteless: 1001 Building Forms
Siteless: 1001 Building Forms
by Francois Blanciak
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andlt;Pandgt;Some may call it the first manifesto of the twenty-first century, for it lays down a new way to think about architecture. Others may think of it as the last architectural treatise, for it provides a discursive container for ideas that would... (read more)

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Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City
Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City
by William J. Mitchell
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"Mitchell is onto something that most architectural writers ignore: Design permeates our daily life, and it is changing, just as quickly." Architectural Record The MIT... (read more)

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The Architecture Reference + Specification Book: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day
The Architecture Reference + Specification Book: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day
by Julia Mcmorrough
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Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details—overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The Architecture Reference and Specification Book contains vital information that's essential... (read more)

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City Life
City Life
by Witold Rybczynski
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Witold Rybczynski, born in Edinburgh, raised in Canada, and currently living in Philadelphia, is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on architecture and urbanism for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The... (read more)

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A Geneaology of Modern Architecture: A Comparitive Critical Analysis of Built Form
A Geneaology of Modern Architecture: A Comparitive Critical Analysis of Built Form
by Kenneth Frampton
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Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today's leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen... (read more)

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