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Theory of architecture

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  1. Hand & Mind

    Architects and designers reflect on the parts of their practice that are often hidden - their inspiration, the genesis of projects and problems encountered. Through dialogues, interviews, creative reflections and essays, Hand & Mind brings together projects and writing to provide a fascinating insight into the study of architecture. Learn More
    £34.95

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  2. Falling Monuments, Reluctant Ruins

    Explores how, in the era of decolonisation, post-apartheid South Africa reckons with its past in order to shape its future. Architects, historians, artists, social anthropologists and urban planners seek answers in this book to complex and unsettling questions around heritage, ruins and remembrance. Learn More
    £27.50

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  3. Building Natures

    Explores the influence of landscape architecture, city planning, and parks management on American poetry to show how modernists engaged with the green worlds and social playgrounds created in the early twentieth century. Through a combination of ecocriticism, urban studies, and historical geography, this book unveils the neglected urban context for seemingly natural landscapes in modernist poems. Learn More
    £21.95

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  4. The Architecture of Change

    Offers a collection of articles that demonstrates the power of the human spirit to transform the environments in which we live. This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn't change, who saw the possibility of making something better and didn't hesitate to act. Learn More
    £27.50

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  5. After the Deluge

    Serves as a demonstration of the practical imagination applied to the ecology of water. Taking Leonardo da Vinci’s “deluge” drawings of catastrophic floods as its starting point, and inspired by his lifelong study of all aspects of water, the dialogues in this book gather together artists and scientists to discuss the fluidity, rising, contamination, and disappearance of water. Learn More
    £15.95

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  6. The Meaning of the Built Environment

    Discussing the meanings which buildings, their contents and their inhabitants convey, this book provides conclusions which can be used for architectural design. It introduces the notion that the environment influences our actions and our determinations of social order. Learn More
    £24.95

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  7. A Field Guide to the Vernacular Buildings of the San Antonio Area

    The rich, multicultural heritage of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country provide the backdrop for this first comprehensive guide to the culturally significant vernacular buildings of this diverse and historic region: structures designed and constructed by the people who used them rather than by professional architects or builders. Learn More
    £29.95

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  8. Illustrated Glossary of Southern African Architectural Terms

    This glossary is based on the premise that you cannot understand the culture of a people unless you have a grasp of the nuances and hidden meanings of their language and brings together in one single volume the terminologies that are used by southern Africa's rural builders. Learn More
    £18.50

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  9. The Log Cabin

    For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. In her thought-provoking and generously illustrated new book, Alison Hoagland looks at this once-common dwelling as a practical shelter solution, and its evolving place in the public memory. Learn More
    £23.50

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  10. Design and Feminism

    A collection of essays rethinking architecture, design, and technology from feminist perspectives. Each contributor asks how we might think differently and more inclusively about human needs in the environments in which we live and work. Learn More
    £25.95

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  11. Art and Architecture

    Explores the ways art has been an integral part of architecture and building since prehistory. Readers learn what architectural art is, why it is used, and how it is created. They become familiar with different forms of architectural art including painting, sculpture, mosaics, and the decorative arts. They also learn about the often hidden myths and symbolism in architectural art. Learn More
    £94.95

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  12. Visuality for Architects

    Dramatic breakthroughs in philosophy and psychology over the past two decades have shown us that human visuality functions for the most part independently of conceptual thinking and language. This book examines the ways in which new theories of human visuality create a different understanding of architectural design, practice, and education. Learn More
    £19.95

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  13. Fractal Architecture

    Throughout history, nature has served as an inspiration for architecture and designers have tried to incorporate the harmonies and patterns of nature into architectural form. With the development of fractal geometry in the last part of the twentieth century, the quest to replicate nature's creative code took a new turn. In Fractal Architecture, architect James Harris presents a definitive, lavishly illustrated guide that explains both the "how" and "why" of incorporating fractal geometry into architectural design. Learn More
    £58.95

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