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Japan Modern
ISBN: PB: 9783037785188, Lars Muller Publishers, March 2020
900 pp., 16.5x12 cm, illus.
This book is a genealogy of Japanese architecture, crystalizing in the work of Toyo Ito as a pivotal point between the past, the present, and the future. Iwan Baan's photographic essay, which covers forty-five projects by thirteen Japanese architects...
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£30,00
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Urban Improvise Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities
ISBN: HB: 9780300243048, Yale University Press, February 2020
240 pp., 21x14 cm, 8 black&white illus.
The built environment in today's hybrid cities is changing radically. The pervasiveness of networked mobile and embedded devices has transformed a predominantly stable background for human activity into spaces that have a more fluid behavior. Based o...
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£27,50
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Sarnath A Critical History of the Place Where Buddhism Began
ISBN: PB: 9781606066164, Getty Publications, February 2020
192 pp., 25x15 cm, illus.
Sarnath has long been regarded as the place where the Buddha preached his first sermon and established the Buddhist monastic order. Excavations at Sarnath have yielded the foundations of temples and monastic dwellings, two Buddhist reliquary mounds (...
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Shenzhen Experiment The Story of China's Instant City
ISBN: HB: 9780674975286, Harvard University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 32 colour photos, 12 colour maps
Shenzhen is ground zero for the economic transformation China has seen in recent decades. In 1979, driven by China's widespread poverty, Deng Xiaoping supported a bold proposal to experiment with economic policies in a rural borderland next to Hong K...
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£28,95
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Connecting People, Place and Design
ISBN: HB: 9781789381320, Intellect, January 2020
290 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 16 colour plates
"Connecting People, Place and Design" examines the human relationship with place, how its significance has evolved over time, and how contemporary systems for participation shape the places around us in our daily lives. Divided into three parts – pla...
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£65,00
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Giuseppe Pagano Design for Social Change in Fascist Italy
ISBN: PB: 9781789381009, Intellect, January 2020
350 pp., 22.8x22.8 cm, 106 halftones
Giuseppe Pagano-Pogatschnig (1896-1945) was a twentieth-century polymath operating at the intersection between architecture, media, design, and the arts. He was an exhibition and furniture designer, curator, photographer, editor, writer, and architec...
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£42,00
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Patch Atlas Integrating Design Practices and Ecological Knowledge for Cities as Complex Systems
ISBN: PB: 9780300239935, Yale University Press, January 2020
128 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 104 colour illus.
Using a new, hybrid approach to urban land cover classification as an impetus to bring ecologists and urban designers together, this atlas is a unique conceptual tool to describe and analyze cities as complex systems. It brings together over a decade...
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£27,50
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Science for the Sustainable City Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology
ISBN: PB: 9780300246285, ISBN: HB: 9780300238327, Yale University Press, January 2020
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 73 black&white illus.
In a world of more than seven billion people – who mostly reside in cities and towns – the Baltimore Ecosystem Study is recognized as a pioneer in modern urban social-ecological science. After two decades of research, education, and community engagem...
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£22,00
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£50,00
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Thomas Jefferson, Architect Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals
ISBN: HB: 9780300246209, Yale University Press, January 2020
208 pp., 27.6x21.6 cm, 88 colour illus., 86 black&white illus.
Renowned as a politician and statesman, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was also one of the premier architects of the early United States. Adept at reworking Renaissance – particularly Palladian – and Enlightenment ideals to the needs of the new republi...
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£35,00
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Exploring the Architecture of Place in America's Public and Farmers Markets
ISBN: PB: 9781947602663, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati Press, January 2020
180 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 75 colour illus., 23 line drawings and figures
"Exploring the Architecture of Place in America's Public and Farmers Markets" draws attention to the simple but elusive architectural space of public and farmers markets. It discusses three seminal types of markets – heritage building, open-air pavil...
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£29,00
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