Brokers of Modernity: East Central Europe and the Rise of Modernist Architects, 1910–1950 by Martin Kohlrausch
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Brokers of Modernity: East Central Europe and the Rise of Modernist Architects, 1910–1950 by Martin Kohlrausch

The first half of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of modernist architects. Brokers of Modernity reveals how East Central Europe turned into one of the re-eminent testing grounds of the new belief system of modernism. By combining the internationalism of the CIAM organization and the modernising aspirations of the new states built after 1918, the reach of modernist architects extended far beyond their established fields. Yet,...

Landscape Detailing Volume 3:, Third Edition: Structures  Ed 3
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Landscape Detailing Volume 3:, Third Edition: Structures Ed 3

Michael Littlewood's Landscape Detailing is now well established as a valuable source of reference for architects, landscape architects, other professionals and students designing external works. For this third edition it has been split into three volumes to give a greater depth of coverage than ever before. Volume 3 covers pergolas, arbours, arches, gazebos, summer houses, sheds, shelters, decks, footbridges, furniture and roofs. Ea...

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens
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The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

“A boon to all those who plant, care for, and love trees.”—Nina Bassuk, author of Trees in the Urban Landscape The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture—Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the nursery trade, some new and promising choices, and a selection of overlooked options that deserve renewed i...

Allegheny Riverfront Park: Source Books in Landscape Architecture
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Allegheny Riverfront Park: Source Books in Landscape Architecture

In the field of landscape architecture, there is no more distinguished voice than Michael Van Valkenburgh, and so it is appropriate that we begin this new Source Books in Landscape Architecture series with his recently completed Allegheny Riverfront Park project for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As part of the city's efforts to restore its downtown district and riverfront, Van Valkenburgh, along with artists Ann Hamilton and Michael Merc...

Carbon Management in the Built Environment
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Carbon Management in the Built Environment

Three broad sectors of the economy are generally recognized as key to a low carbon future: energy, construction and transportation. Of these, carbon management in the built environment remains the least well-studied. This much-neededbook brings togetherthe latestdevelopments in the field of climate change science, building design, materials science, energy and policy in a form readily accessible to both studentsof the builtenvironmen...

Riverine : Architecture and Rivers
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Riverine : Architecture and Rivers

Riverscapes are the main arteries of the world’s largest cities, and have, for millennia, been the lifeblood of the urban communities that have developed around them. These human settlements – given life through the space of the local waterscape – soon developed into ritualised spaces that sought to harness the dynamism of the watercourse and create the local architectural landscape. Theorised via a sophisticated understanding of his...

Illinois Institute of Technology: Campus Guide (The Campus Guide)
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Illinois Institute of Technology: Campus Guide

Better photography wouldn't be amiss and longer descriptions would be helpful, but a great introduction to a Modernist masterpiece and an American architectural treasure. Compared to other volumes in this collection, the Illinois Institute of Technology text seems a bit light on information.

Doing Things with Things: The Design and Use of Everyday Objects
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Doing Things with Things

It has been claimed that the natural sciences have abstracted for themselves a 'material world' set apart from human concerns, and social sciences, in their turn, constructed 'a world of actors devoid of things'. While a subject such as archaeology, by its very nature, takes objects into account, other disciplines, such as psychology, emphasize internal mental structures and other non-material issues. This book brings together a team...

Dominique Setzepfandt, "François Mitterrand grand architecte de l'univers"
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François Mitterrand grand architecte de l'univers

La Pyramide du Louvre, les colonnes de Buren, l'Arche de la Défense, l'autel maçonnique du Champs de Mars : autant de Grands Travaux (très coûteux) décidés, conçus et commandés par François Mitterrand pour immortaliser à jamais son règne de quatorze années. Même si chacun perçoit intuitivement que tous ces monuments ont une dimension symbolique cachée, nul ne s'était réellement intéressé jusqu'alors à leur véritable sens. Dominique S...

Prefabs: The history of the UK Temporary Housing Programme (Studies in History, Planning and the Environment Series)
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Prefabs: The history of the UK Temporary Housing Programme

'The book is meticulously researched, and provides detailed insights into the political debate at the time, and criticisms from the professional press. It is an enthralling story at the very heart of the New Jerusalem that politicians and ambitious professionals, filled with postwar idealism, wished to create.' - Journal of Architectural Conservation