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Roman Architecture

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In this comprehensive, accessible and beautifully illustrated book, Frank Sear traces the evolution of Roman architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic to AD 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople.

On Architecture

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In De architectura (c.40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, De architectura has been an invaluable source of information for scholars. The rediscovery of Vitruvius during the Renaissance greatly fuelled the revival of classicism during that and subsequent periods. Numerous architectural treatises were based in part or inspired by Vitruvius, beginning with Leon Battista Alberti's De re aedificatoria (1485).

Gothic Architecture

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Gothic Architecture

Architecture

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N. D'Anvers wrote this popular book that continues to be widely read today despite its age.

Ten Books on Architecture

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Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius.

Architecture and Revolution

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In 1989 Europe witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century, with the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. These original essays address the problems and questions architects, planners and politicians in Central and Eastern Europe have had to consider in formulating a new architecture for a new Europe. The buildings that have been inherited from the communist era bring with them a range of problems, such as environmentally inadequate or structurally unsound architecture, or others, that have been designed to serve a defunct social program. This collection of essays by internationally renowned architects, philosophers and cultural theorists represent a snapshot of informed opinion on these issues.

Representing Landscape Architecture

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Written by a team of renowned practitioners and academics, this book offers a broad investigation of how the designed landscape is and has been represented: for design study, for criticism and even for its realization.

Gothic Architecture

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This book is perfectly adapted and layout, for a pleasant reading on a digital reader, a tablet, or a smartphone.

Medieval Church Architecture

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By the end of the medieval period, Britain's churches already had an architectural heritage of one thousand years, much of which remains on view today. This guide by architectural historian Jon Cannon uses high-quality photographs and diagrams to help us to analyze the leading changes in style from the Anglo-Saxon period, through the Romanesque as far as Gothic and Perpendicular. By identifying various clues left by each period, he enables us to date architectural features and styles, and explains the technical terms applied to them. If you have ever wondered how your church or cathedral developed, and want to know your triforium from your blind arcade or your vault from your hammerbeam, all the answers are here.

Enterprise Architecture Management

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Enterprise Architectures werden auch heute noch in vielen Unternehmen als reines IT-Thema angesehen. Diese Sichtweise führt dazu, dass die Potentiale eine Enterprise Architecture Managements nicht voll ausgeschöpft werden können. Dieses Buch beschreibt zunächst den state-of-the-art zum Thema Enterprise Architecture Management aus praxisorientierter und wissenschaftlicher Sicht. Im AnschluB daran werden Erfolgsfaktoren für die Einführung beschrieben und verschiedene Einführungsstrategien diskutiert. Das Buch richtet sich Manager und Mitarbeiter sowohl der IT als auch von Fachabteilungen, die einen Einstieg in das Thema Enterprise Architecture Management suchen.

Understanding Architecture

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Understanding Architecture" is the first comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history. It explores the experience of architecture in relation to its history and the wider context of cultures, conservation, planning and environmental issues. It introduces issues of urbanism, feminism and ethnicity, concerns which are at the forefront of current debates on architecture.

Knitting Architecture

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Explore the true foundations of knitting design: construction, form following function, stability, and ornamentation. The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect. Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.

Modern Architecture

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This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

Rethinking Architecture

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Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many of the accepted tenets of architecture theory from a broader cultural perspective. The book represents a careful selection of the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and our experiences of architecture. As such, Rethinking Architecture provides invaluable core source material for students on a range of courses.

Architecture in Minutes

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In this concise and comprehensive guide to the world of architecture, art historian Susie Hodge outlines the history and theory of architecture, from the earliest structures and monuments to the cutting-edge concepts of the present day, and profiles dozens of key buildings and celebrated architects. Topics and concepts include the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic architecture, the Renaissance, the Baroque era, Revivalism, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Futurism, and Dynamic architecture. Every concept is accompanied by an illustration.

Sports Architecture

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This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the world. The award-winning work of this firm includes the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, the Wembley National Stadium, London and the Stadium Australia in Sydney, commissioned for the Olympic Games 2000.

Rethinking Architecture

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Rethinking Architecture" offers a refreshing take on the statement of architecture - what we mean by what we build. Brought together for the first time, this collection of core writings on architecture by many of the key philosophers and cultural theorists of the twentieth century reconsiders many of the accepted tenets of architectural theory from a broader cultural perspective. "Rethinking Architecture" represents a careful selection of the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and our experiences around architecture. Neil Leach lays out five sections composing the predominant schools of twentieth century thought. Sectional introductions link important ideas and themes, and surveys of the lives and works of each theorist preface their writings.

Architecture's Odd Couple

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In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history. Differing radically in their views on architecture, Wright and Johnson shared a restless creativity, enormous charisma, and an outspokenness that made each man irresistible to the media. Often publicly at odds, they were the twentieth century's flint and steel; their repeated encounters consistently set off sparks. Yet as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard shows, their rivalry was also a fruitful artistic conversation, one that yielded new directions for both men. It was not despite but rather because of their contentious-and not always admiring-relationship that they were able so powerfully to influence history. In Architecture's Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers readers a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs. Featuring many of the structures that defined modern space-from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass House to the Seagram Building-this book presents an arresting portrait of modern architecture's odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other.

Architecture

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From the pyramids of Ancient Egypt to the Sydney Opera House, Andrew Ballantyne explores the history and cultural significance of architecture. He provides readers with the necessary background to understand the language of architecture and its economic, social, political, and aesthetic significance. Ballantyne eloquently explores what makes a building timeless and what this illuminates about human society.

倫敦現代建築 LONDON ARCHITECTURE

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日不落古城的現代建築超市倫敦,一座多層次、輝煌的老城市。除了詭譎多變的天氣之外,城市裡能直接看見、嗅聞到英國人矛盾性格氣息的象徵,就屬那一棟棟在不同年代裡矗立起來的建築物。如同觀仰建築的不同視角,書中所檢擇的24個作品,從商業大樓、機場、車站、圖書館到私人住宅皆有,風格與形式各具,諸如懸壁形式的古典風貌,或是考驗結構工程師的中空無支點螺旋大樓梯,或是圓弧狀曲面造型,或是全玻璃建材,或與居民、環境共生的綠建築,無一不是視線停駐的好焦點。大英博物館、蘇黎士再保險公司的「小黃瓜大樓」、建築怪人約翰‧索恩爵士博物館、被民眾說成邪惡建築的Channel 4電視台或是位於郊區的在地私房推薦──貝克漢圖書館、仙詩貝瑞視覺藝術中心……多樣貌的建築形式與思考,從詹姆斯‧史特靈到諾曼‧弗斯特,從人文到前衛,從北歐到英式風格……這就是倫敦。
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