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City Life

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (September 23, 2014)

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski, bestselling author of Now I Sit Me Down, looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of...


Signs of Grace: Meditations on the Notre Dame Campus

by S. S. C. Ayo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2007)

In Signs of Grace Father Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest and a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame explores some of the places on the campus made famous by television and movies,...


The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self

by Scott A. Lukas Lexington Books (October 07, 2007)

The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation and Self is the first edited collection focused on the subject of the themed space. Twelve authors address a range of themed spaces, including restaurants, casinos,...


Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

by Michael Sorkin North Point Press (March 11, 2013)

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square to his Tribeca office. Sorkin isn't in a hurry, and he never ignores his surroundings....


Architect

by Ruth Peltason & Grace Ong Yan Black Dog & Leventhal (November 06, 2017)

In this completely revised and up-to-date edition, the world's most accomplished architects -- Gehry, Pei, Meier, Nouvel, Piano, and 37 more-express their views on creativity, inspiration, and legacy in this...


The Most Beautiful House in the World

by Witold Rybczynski & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

Witold Rybczynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building his own house. His project began as a workshed, but through a series of “happy accidents,” the structure...


The Architecture of Happiness

by Alain De Botton & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2009)

The Architecture of Happiness is a dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.

One of the great but often unmentioned...


Constructing Community: Configurations of the Social in Contemporary Philosophy and Urbanism

by Brian Elliott Lexington Books (August 20, 2010)

Constructing Community is a provocative and original analysis of the question of urban politics in contemporary liberal democracies.This book examines community from the particular perspective of the shaping...


New Carbon Architecture

by Bruce King New Society Publishers (November 27, 2017)

It’s time to move past “green buildings,” which alone aren’t enough to halt climate change. The New Carbon Architecture explores how biomimicry-inspired innovations in architecture and construction –...


New Delhi

by Robert Byron Index ebooks (June 26, 2017)

"THAT New Delhi exists, and that, twenty years ago, it did not exist, are facts known to anyone who is at all aware of the British connection with India. It is expected, and assumed, that the representatives...


The Self-Sufficient City

by Vicente Guallart Actar (April 01, 2014)

Internet has changed our lives but it has not yet changed our cities. Any technological revolution takes paired radical transformations in the life styles. If the age of the car and the oil shaped the cities...


Architect

by Ruth Peltason & Grace Ong-Yan Hachette Books (November 07, 2017)

The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Architect includes all 42 recipients of the Pritzker Prize, and captures in pictures and their own words their awe-inspiring achievements....


Public Space Acupuncture

by Helena Casanova & Jesús Hernández Actar (February 15, 2015)

As the financial crisis deepens in many European countries and the construction sector remains in a slump, many plans for urban regeneration have been shelved. Cities are cutting their spending on large public...


Open Enclosed: Donald Judd

by Gillermo Actar (October 01, 2016)

Taking "Specific Objects," the seminal text written by Judd in the mid-sixties, as the central theme, the author analyzes the artist's main concepts and his whole career from a new perspective: "what one seeks...


The Secret Lives of Buildings

by Edward Hollis Metropolitan Books (November 09, 2009)

A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents

Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable,...


The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner Simon & Schuster/ Ted (March 10, 2015)

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture....