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One of the most visited sites in Italy, the Roman Forum is also one of the best-known wonders of the Roman world. Though a highpoint on the tourist route around Rome, for many visitors the site can be a baffling disappointment. Several of the monuments turn out to be nineteenth- or twentieth-century reconstructions, while the rubble and the holes made by archaeologists have an unclear relationship to the standing remains, and, to all but... more...

The Piazza San Marco, one of the most famous and instantly recognizable townscapes in the West, if not the world, has been described as a stage set, as Europe’s drawing room, as a painter’s canvas. This book traces the changing shape and function of the piazza, from its beginnings in the ninth century to its present day ubiquity in the Venetian, European, as well as global imagination. Through its long history, the Piazza San... more...

Alvaro Siza, Neutelings & Riedijk, Bevk Perovi', Delugan Meissl and Eduardo Souto de Moura are among the distinguished archiects whose work is featured in this dynamic collection. Centring on residential architecture it considers the finest achievements of the world's most prestigious architects in recent times. From supremely innovative and avant-garde proposals for new apartment buildings, to those that aim to create residential spaces which... more...

An attempt to free architecture from site and program constraints and to counter the profusion of ever bigger architecture books with ever smaller content. 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... more...

Nothing gives a home personality like a dramatic front door. "Spence shows how to select and install... exterior and interior doors as well as their components (such as lock sets, hinges, and glazing). Security and energy efficiency are important concerns that Spence covers in detail. Profusely illustrated, this title is appropriate for every public library..."--Library Journal.


Over the last decade or so, the widespread adoption of digital techniques have greatly expanded the possibilities of applying ornament in design. As well as looking at the c topic of ornament, the book reflects on what is currently happening in the light of current theoretical and historical research. The author is a theorist and historian who also has a deep knowledge of the effects that digital culture has on architecture - his most recent book deals... more...

Why would an architect reach for a pencil when drawing software and AutoCAD are a click away? Use a ruler when 3D-scanners and GPS devices are close at hand? In Why Architects Still Draw, Paolo Belardi offers an elegant and ardent defense of drawing by hand as a way of thinking. Belardi is no Luddite; he doesn't urge architects to give up digital devices for watercolors and a measuring tape. Rather, he makes a case for drawing as the... more...

This publication discusses sustainability as it directly concerns the potentials of the different approaches for World Heritage and for Intangible Heritage. The inclusion of the four dimensions of sustainability, which are environmental, economic, social and cultural, into Heritage Studies discourse opens a new perspective on the discourse itself.

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the dominant design and drawing tool used in architecture, and all students need to acquire basic skills in using it. This book explains the key CAD skills required to create plans, 3D models, and perspectives. Detailed text and hundreds of screengrabs and visuals are used to demonstrate the various techniques and processes. 2D skills are shown using AutoCAD, SketchUp and Vectorworks, while 3D modelling and presentation... more...

Paul Ott is one of the most prominent modern European architectural photographers. His documentations of contemporary architecture have been published in numerous international books and journals. Yet Otts images always convey more than the pure physiognomy of the buildings he photographs. In free photo series, he explores the structures that influence how we perceive our surroundings at least as much as does the architects skill: anonymous... more...