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Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon by Owen Hopkins
2012 | ISBN: 1856697363 | English | 176 pages | PDF | 26 MB

This innovative and unique book is a visual guide to the buildings that surround us, naming all the visible architectural features. Unlike other architectural dictionaries, the reader doesn't have to know the name before looking it up. An original and accessible take on the architectural dictionary, this book takes you on a visual tour of the buildings and structures around us.



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Modern Architecture (Oxford History of Art)
Oxford University Press | 2002 | ISBN: 0192842269 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 26.9 MB


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Understanding Sustainable Architecture by Helen Bennetts
English | December 6, 2002 | ISBN: 0415283515 | 176 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments.


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Urban Avant-Gardes: Art, Architecture and Change by Malcolm Miles
English | April 10, 2004 | ISBN: 0415266882, 0415266874 | 288 pages | PDF | 9 MB

Urban Avant-Gardes presents original research on a range of recent contemporary practices in and between art and architecture giving perspectives from a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences that are seldom juxtaposed, it questions many assumptions and accepted positions.


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Utopias and Architecture by Nathaniel Coleman
English | November 13, 2005 | ISBN: 041570085X, 0203536878 | 352 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Utopian thought, though commonly characterized as projecting a future without a past, depends on golden models for re-invention of what is.


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Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Century: Theory, Education and Practice by Lindsay Asquith
English | January 13, 2006 | ISBN: 0415357810 | 312 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The issues surrounding the function and meaning of vernacular architecture in the twenty-first century are complex and extensive. Taking a distinctively rigorous theoretical approach, this book considers these issues from a number of perspectives, broadening current debate to a wider multidisciplinary audience.


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Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design by Kingston Heath
English | April 15, 2009 | ISBN: 0750659335 | 210 pages | PDF | 29 MB

Sustainable design requires that design practitioners respond to a particular set of social, cultural and environmental conditions. 'Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design' defines a set of strategies for understanding the complexities of a regional setting.


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The Dessau Bauhaus Building by Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
English | December 1, 1999 | ISBN: 3764352906, 0817652906 | 208 pages | PDF | 12 MB

With the Bauhaus in Dessau, Walter Gropius created a building in 1925/26 that represented a "demonstration of architectural Modernism". (Wolfgang Pehnt). During the few years of its original use as a school with studios, until it was closed down by the Nazis in 1932, it had also become a center of crystalization for the creative forces of its times.


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Visions of Mind: Architectures for Cognition and Affect by
English | February 22, 2005 | ISBN: 1591404827 | 340 pages | PDF | 61 MB

"What is mind?" "Can we build synthetic or artificial minds?" Think these questions are only reserved for Science Fiction? Well, not anymore. This collection presents a diverse overview of where the development of artificial minds is as the twenty first century begins.


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Von der Burg zum Blob by Simone Jeska
German | March 17, 2006 | ISBN: 376437473X | 51 pages | PDF | 35 MB

Anhand einer Auswahl von 18 bekannten Gebäuden entsteht eine spielerische Reise durch die Architektur der letzten Jahrhunderte, ihre Formen, Stilrichtungen und baulichen Besonderheiten.


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Walter Dietl Arnold Gapp Werner Tscholl: Drei Vinschgauer Architekten im Portrait / Ritratto di tre architetti Venostani / Portraits of Three Val Venosta ... by Bettina Schlorhaufer
German, Italian, English | January 8, 2008 | ISBN: 3211327673 | 311 pages | PDF | 47 MB

Überraschend viele der zuletzt im Südtiroler Vinschgau entstandenen Bauten trägt die Handschrift der Architekten Walter Dietl, Arnold Gapp oder Werner Tscholl. Die drei Architekturbüros gestalten reguläre als auch höchst ungewöhnliche Projekte.


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Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture by Anthony Vidler
English | September 18, 2000 | ISBN: 026222061X | 301 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Named one of The Art Book's Best Books of the Decade (March 2003). Beginning with agoraphobia and claustrophobia in the late nineteenth century, followed by shell shock and panic fear after World War I, phobias and anxiety came to be seen as the mental condition of modern life.


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What is Japanese Architecture?: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture by Kazuo Hozumi
English | April 15, 1996 | ISBN: 4770019920 | 144 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Traditional Japanese architecture-whether Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines, residences, castles, or teahouses-has become increasingly familiar around the world. Through the media of motion pictures, art books, T.V. documentaries and dramas such as Shogun, as well as through personal experience, more and more people have gained an acquaintance and appreciation of the architecture of premodern Japan.


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What People Want: New Populist Tendencies in Architecture by Michael Shamiyeh
English | March 11, 2005 | ISBN: 3764372761 | 395 pages | PDF | 488 MB

In today's society architects are subject to the dictates of the free market, the global trend towards privatization and the gradual dismantlement of state institutions and authorities. The pressure to alter their projects to conform to market and popular taste is increasing.


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White Papers, Black Marks: Architecture, Race, Culture by Lesley Naa Norle Lokko
English | November 1, 2000 | ISBN: 0816637776, 0816637768 | 384 pages | PDF | 18 MB

The first sustained examination of the hidden and explicit ways racial ideology is expressed in the built environment.