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Why Architects Draw: The Social Uses of Drawing
Why Architects Draw: The Social Uses of Drawing
by Edward Robbins
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For nearly twenty years Edward Robbins, an anthropologist, has been studying and writing about the system of architectural education and practice in this country and abroad. In this book he examines the social uses of architectural drawing: how drawing... (read more)

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Next American Metropolis PB
Next American Metropolis PB
by Peter Calthorpe
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Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies.... (read more)

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The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
by Daniel D Chiras
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Permaculture is a verbal marriage of "permanent" and "agriculture." Australian Bill Mollison pioneered its development. Key features include:use of compatible perennials;non-invasive planting techniques;emphasis on biodiversity;specifically adaptable to... (read more)

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Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks)
Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks)
by Christopher Alexander
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"These notes are about the process of design: the process of inventing things which display new physical order, organization, form, in response to function." This book, opening with these words, presents an entirely new theory of the process of design... (read more)

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
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Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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Tschumi
Tschumi
by K. Michael Hayes
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Bernard Tschumi is often touted as one of the world's best modern architects. The architect achieved early fame by winning the competition to design the Parc de la Villette, a 125-acre, $300-million public park on the northeast edge of Paris that... (read more)

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The Getaway Home: Discovering Your Home Away from Home
The Getaway Home: Discovering Your Home Away from Home
by Dale Mulfinger
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Who doesn't dream of the perfect getaway place? Dale Mulfinger, author of The Cabin, addresses the increasing popularity of recreational homes — both new and remodeled — in The Getaway Home. Written for active adults and families who place a... (read more)

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Smart Growth Manual (10 Edition)
Smart Growth Manual (10 Edition)
by Andres Duany
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Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it? In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of... (read more)

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Pocket Neighborhoods
Pocket Neighborhoods
by Ross Chapin
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Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl — small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with... (read more)

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Great Moments in Architecture
Great Moments in Architecture
by David Macaulay
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A wonderous portfolio that has to be seen to be savored-or even believed for that matter. Here are the plans for the Tower of Pisa-on a skewed drafting table, the Eiffel Tower tipped over across from the Seine, the ruins of a McDonald's stand following... (read more)

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Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [473]-480) and index.... (read more)

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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
by Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori
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The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always... (read more)

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Architecture Now!
Architecture Now!
by Philip Jodidio
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The future is now. Let it blow your mind. The crème de la crème of today's most influential architects and architectural firms — the definitive reference guide to contemporary architectural design. Here you'll find familiar names, such as O.... (read more)

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
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Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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Native American Architecture
Native American Architecture
by Peter Nabokov
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Native American Architecture, is the first book-length, fully illustrated study of North American Indian architecture to appear in a century. The product of 15 years of research by an architect and an anthropologist, the book presents the building... (read more)

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Re Views: Artists and Public Space
Re Views: Artists and Public Space
by Edward Allington
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Re Views provides an extensive overview of projects where artists have engaged new thinking and practices for the built environment and public space.... (read more)

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The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building
by John Tauranac
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The Empire State Building is the companion volume to the Museum of the City of New York's definitive exhibition: "A Dream Well Planned: The Empire State Building."... (read more)

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Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mortimer Wheeler
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Sir Mortimer Wheeler describes the architecture and town planning, the sculpture and painting, the silverware, glass, pottery and the other rich artistic achievements of the era.... (read more)

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Lewis Mumford: A Life (Grove Great Lives)
Lewis Mumford: A Life (Grove Great Lives)
by Donald L Miller
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Malcolm Cowley called Lewis Mumford "the last of the great humanists," and indeed, in more than six decades of writing, Mumford made contributions to history, philosophy, literature, art, architectural criticism, and urban planning. The author of some... (read more)

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Tropical Deco: The Architecture and Design of Old Miami Beach
Tropical Deco: The Architecture and Design of Old Miami Beach
by Laura Cerwinske
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Born out of fantasy and speculation, designed for fun and profit, Miami Beach has been, from its inception, a city of mythical composition. Its famed Art Deco District was designated a Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places in 1979,... (read more)

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