Great American City: Chicago And The Enduring Neighborhood Effect

For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. Some would have us believe that we act solely as individuals choosing our own fates regardless of our surroundings, while other theories place us at the mercy of global forces beyond our control. These two perspectives dominate contemporary views of society, but by rejecting the importance of place they are both deeply flawed...

Architecture Since 1400

The first global history of architecture to give equal attention to Western and non-Western structures and built landscapes, Architecture since 1400 is unprecedented in its range, approach, and insight. From Tenochtitlan’s Great Pyramid in Mexico City and the Duomo in Florence to Levittown’s suburban tract housing and the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, its coverage includes the world’s most celebrated structures and spaces along wit...

The Complete Guide To Building With Rocks & Stone: Stonework Projects And Techniques Explained Simply

This book is designed to walk homeowners through the process of developing, planning, and implementing a stone building project. Starting with the basics, you will learn about the common types of stone and where natural stone is found throughout the United States, as well as how to gather your own fieldstone. You will learn how to use stone as a building material, including where to acquire it, as well as how it is cut, sold, and use...

Bleak Houses: Disappointment And Failure In Architecture

The usual history of architecture is a grand narrative of soaring monuments and heroic makers. But it is also a false narrative in many ways, rarely acknowledging the personal failures and disappointments of architects. In Bleak Houses, Timothy Brittain-Catlin investigates the underside of architecture, the stories of losers and unfulfillment often ignored by an architectural criticism that values novelty, fame, and virility over fal...

Rethinking The American City: An International Dialogue

Whether struggling in the wake of postindustrial decay or reinventing themselves with new technologies and populations, cities have once again moved to the center of intellectual and political concern. Rethinking the American City brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines to examine an array of topics that illuminate the past, present, and future of cities. Rethinking the American City offers a lively and fascinati...

Classic Golf Hole Design 1st Edition

Golf course construction continues to burgeon in the United States, Asia, and around the world. This book meets the needs of practicing landscape architects and other practicing professionals involved in the design or re-design of golf courses. Each classic hole is described in terms relevant to the designer including its basic design, its maintenance, and its impact on the golfer's game. Three samples accompany each classic hole ill...

International Competition (architecture Works)

The focus of this title is some 100 international projects divided into six categories: Commercial & Office, Complex, Culture & Sports, Planning, Public Facilities, Residential. The innovative concepts and ideas revealed in the architects' works serve as an up-to-date account of the latest developments in building design and the use of materials. Among the featured architects are: 5_1AA. Atelier DATA/MOOV, Chris Dyson. Hennin...

Thatched Roofs And Open Sides: The Architecture Of Chickees And Their Changing Role In Seminole Society

“Takes us on a journey to the heart and soul of Seminole life—the chickee. Dilley ably navigates archaeology, architecture, and oral history to tell the story of the Seminole house, from its origins, through its persistence in the face of modernization, and ending with a glimpse into the future.”—Ryan Wheeler, director, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology “Here we have as close as we can get to an inside view of life in a chickee...

The Cottage Under The Big Pines: Memories And Details From Foxglove Spires

Susan Southam allows readers to look through the window of 'Foxgloves Spires' - her former home of 30 years, located in rural Australia - and into the lushly romantic and soul-filled interior within. The Cottage Under the Big Pines tells the nostalgic love story between Southam and her restored century - old timber cottage in a collection of essay - like chapters, themed around seasons and colours and supported by an abundance of pho...

How To Read A Building: Interpret A Building’s Character And Style

Designed for novices to the field, this is a complete and informative introduction to the study of architecture. The primary characteristics of the main architectural styles are all addressed as are the differences between them. Images of a variety of public and private buildings—including homes, museums, and monuments—are included to illustrate the key traits of various schools. Additionally, the general history of architecture is c...