Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it? In "The Smart Growth Manual," two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice a..
Beloved and contemplated by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike, Bachelard's lyrical, landmark work examines the places in which we place our conscious and unconscious thoughts and guides us through a stream of cerebral meditations on poetry, art, and the blooming of cons..
The author of the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property...
This comprehensive examination of 18th and 19th-century architecture explores its extreme diversity within the context of tremendous social, economic and political upheaval. Barry Bergdolls offers a penetrating analysis of the very ways issues of style functioned to make architecture one of the most..
You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. Aft..
This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture...
Some may call it the first manifesto of the twenty-first century, for it lays down a new way to think about architecture. Others may think of it as the last architectural treatise, for it provides a discursive container for ideas that would otherwise be lost. Whatever genre it belongs to, SITELESS i..
This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise le..
Architecture depends -- on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy,..
What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--im..
Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments.This revision includes the full texts of Part I of th..
"Why Architecture Matters" is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of "Why Architecture Matters" is to "come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architect..
For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse
under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way
under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design
of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and
answer your questio..
In this title, celebrity photographers give readers a tour of 36 of the most exclusive gardens and interiors, offering an intimate view of the owners and their lives. Featured are Madonna's English rural retreat, Donna Karan's Manhattan abode, Karl Lagerfeld's endlessly surprising houses, and many m..
"The Achitecture of Happiness "is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our..
Perfection is overrated.Popular blogger and self-taught decorator Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) is all about embracing reality-especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life.In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorat..
Art deco architecture flourished in urban areas thropughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examples - office buildings, cinemas, hotels and churches - are still in use. Deco architects, artists and designers drew on European styles but were committed to a style that grew organicall..
Hotel Design, Planning, and Development, Second Edition, is a thorough overview of the important and fast-growing hospitality industry. It is revised and expanded from the previous edition the bible for designers, developers, planners, and students. This edition, updated to include significant hotel..
The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as the ancients' methods, materials, and aesthetics. A..
Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) was one of the most celebrated architects of the Renaissance, so important that the term Palladian has been applied to a particular style of architecture which adheres to classical concepts. The wide spread of Palladianism was due partly to the private and public building..
One of the famed architect's earliest published works, the Wasmuth drawings capture Wright's first great experiments in organic design and thought. These 100 plates were reproduced from a rare 1910 first edition. The full-page illustrations depict plans for homes, banks, cottages, offices, temples, ..
This pioneering proclamation by the great architect expounds Le Corbusier's technical and aesthetic theories, views on industry, economics, the relation of form to function, "mass-production spirit," and much more. Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of Le Corbusier's b..
The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris, and the more developed scheme for a "City of Three Million Inhabitants." Introduction. Foreword. 133 black-and-white illustrati..
Baroque art and architecture -- extravagant in concept, exuberant in spirit, elaborate in detail -- flourished in seventeenth-century Europe, and through the ages has continued to stir us with its vitality and dynamism and its mood of barely suppressed passion. In the architecture of St. Peter's in ..
For colorists of all ages -- 16 boldly outlined stained glass window designs, derived from motifs originally created by master artisans of the Art Nouveau tradition. Translucent illustrations depict florals, vines and leaves, birds, mythical creatures, and more. For coloring with crayon, felt-tip pe..
Originally published in 1878, this now-rare collection of designs supplies views of a remarkable variety of modestly priced structures: houses, villas, cottages, many others. Handsome drawings of perspective views and elevations, some of which include floor plans, plus suggestions for interior desig..