E-books: Architecture

  • On Surface and Place: Between Architecture, Textiles and Photography book cover

    On Surface and Place

    Between Architecture, Textiles and Photography, 1st Edition

    By Peta Carlin

    On Surface and Place is a rich and poetic exploration of surfaces which foregrounds their significance in our understanding and experience of place. Adopting weaving as its overarching metaphor, it departs from Gottfried Semper’s discussion of correspondences between architecture and textiles, and…

    eBook – 2018-03-21
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Captured Landscape: Architecture and the Enclosed Garden book cover

    Captured Landscape

    Architecture and the Enclosed Garden, 2nd Edition

    By Kate Baker

    The enclosed garden, or hortus conclusus, is a place where architecture and landscape come together. It has a long and varied history, ranging from the early paradise garden and cloister, the botanic garden and giardini segreto, the kitchen garden and as a stage for social display. The enclosed…

    eBook – 2018-03-20

  • Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning book cover

    Understanding Architecture

    Its Elements, History, and Meaning, 3rd Edition

    By Leland M. Roth

    This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging.…

    eBook – 2018-03-13

  • Why Architects Matter: Evidencing and Communicating the Value of Architects book cover

    Why Architects Matter

    Evidencing and Communicating the Value of Architects, 1st Edition

    By Flora Samuel

    Why Architects Matter examines the key role of research- led, ethical architects in promoting wellbeing, sustainability and innovation. It argues that the profession needs to be clear about what it knows and the value of what it knows if it is to work successfully with others. Without this clarity,…

    eBook – 2018-03-09

  • The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alexandra Staub

    The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender reframes the discussion of modernity, space and gender by examining how "modernity" has been defined in various cultural contexts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, how this definition has been expressed spatially and architecturally,…

    eBook – 2018-03-09

  • Aalto, Utzon, Fehn: Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture book cover

    Aalto, Utzon, Fehn

    Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Roger Tyrrell

    This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jørn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the…

    eBook – 2018-02-28

  • Byzantine Athens, 10th - 12th Centuries book cover

    Byzantine Athens, 10th - 12th Centuries

    1st Edition

    By Charalambos Bouras

    In this masterful synthesis, Charalambos Bouras draws together material and textual evidence for Athens in the Middle Byzantine period, from the mid-tenth century to 1204, when it was conquered by Crusaders. What emerges from his meticulous investigation is an urban fabric surprisingly makeshift in…

    eBook – 2018-02-28

  • Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data book cover

    Metric Handbook

    Planning and Design Data, 6th Edition

    Edited by Pamela Buxton

    Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over half of the entire book has now been updated since 2015 Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers…

    eBook – 2018-02-23

  • Mexico Megacity book cover

    Mexico Megacity

    1st Edition

    By James B Pick

    This book describes and analyzes a wealth of data about Mexico Citys growth, change, and spatial patterns. Applying modern techniques of geographic information systems and cluster analysis, the authors reveal many previously unknown or unrecognized trends and patterns. The authors provide…

    eBook – 2018-02-23

  • Virtual Reality and the Built Environment book cover

    Virtual Reality and the Built Environment

    2nd Edition

    By Jennifer Whyte, Dragana Nikolić

    Like the first edition, the central question this book addresses is how virtual reality can be used in the design, production and management of the built environment. The book aims to consider three key questions. What are the business drivers for the use of virtual reality? What are its…

    eBook – 2018-02-21

  • Place and Experience: A Philosophical Topography book cover

    Place and Experience

    A Philosophical Topography, 2nd Edition

    By Jeff Malpas

    The first edition of Place and Experience established Jeff Malpas as one of the leading philosophers and thinkers of place and space and provided a creative and refreshing alternative to prevailing post-structuralist and postmodern theories of place. It is a foundational and ground-breaking book in…

    eBook – 2018-02-19

  • The Fractured Metropolis: Improving The New City, Restoring The Old City, Reshaping The Region book cover

    The Fractured Metropolis

    Improving The New City, Restoring The Old City, Reshaping The Region, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Barnett

    This book provides a thorough analysis of cities and the entire metropolitan region, considering how both are intrinsically linked and influence one other, targeted at architects, students, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, and city and regional officials.…

    eBook – 2018-02-19

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