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Ultimate Restaurant Design

Each of the more than sixty restaurants and bars featured in this compendium was carefully chosen for its remarkable interior design. Hundreds of colour photographs highlight the groundbreaking work of the world's most distinguished architects and designers - their use of of startlingly new combinations of colour and texture to create unique, often other-worldly environments. Destinations covered are located throughout North and Sout...

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Global Undergrounds : Exploring Cities Within

“Global Undergrounds serves as a catalog that positions eighty underground sites of urban, suburban, and rural development, and most segments offer a connection to the culture of the present and the past. . . . Diverse authors offer approaches as academics, official visitors, tourists, or adventurers, engaging with spaces and places that usually remain hidden from both sight and mind.”

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Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

This book gives great detail to the open ends of the negative effects of our market, and where to turn to correct them. I love this book. If you are interested in Green Building, I would highly recommend purchasing it. Also, when I found this book on Amazon, I did a lot of searching on the web to see if there was a lower price. There absolutely wasn't. Everywhere I found this book, they were charging $100+ for it. BUY IT FROM AMAZON!...

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Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays

Urbanization is transforming the planet, within and beyond cities, at all spatial scales. In this book, Neil Brenner mobilizes the tools of critical urban theory to deconstruct some of the dominant urban discourses of our time, which naturalize, and thus depoliticize, the enclosures, exclusions, injustices and irrationalities of neoliberal urbanism. In so doing, Brenner advocates a constant reinvention of the framing categories, meth...

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Mies van der Rohe's Krefeld Villas

With all of the attention Mies van der Rohe has received over the last few years, it's hard to believe that there could be a pair of "undiscovered" buildings begging for even the slightest considerationand receiving none. Such has been the fate, however, of Mies's Krefeld Villas, a pair of neighboring brickresidences of typically restrained elegance built from 1927 to 1930. Their anonymity is, to some degree, Mies's own doing; in 195...

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The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History

The Power of Place is a well-timed, well-reasoned call forfusing history and the environment to create a more democratic andinclusive interpretation of the places in which most of us live andwork. Ms. Hayden greatly strengthens preservation with arguments that give the historic environment a critical dimension beyond beauty and rarity.

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The Fair-Line and the Good Frontage: Surface and Effect

This book offers an extended consideration of the fairground showfront. It combines archival material, contemporary examples of fairs, and a sustained theoretical engagement with influential philosophies of surface, including recent work by Avrum Stroll and Andrew Benjamin, as well as the nineteenth century author Gottfried Semper. Semper’s work on the origin of architectural enclosure ―formed from woven mats and carpets― anticipates...

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Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?: Experiencing Aural Architecture

Since I first heard Stevie Winwood sing about his choice between deafness and blindness, I have known that my ears where primary. This book is the authoritative confirmation. Barry Blesser defines a "New Science" in this book, which mirrors his leading-edge career. This is a shining example of Nexialism (the Science of Everything) because it integrates conventional divisions of science and painstakingly assembled factoids into a raft...

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The Glass State: The Technology of the Spectacle, Paris 1981-1998

From the Gothic to the contemporary, glass has transformed the structural, formal, and philosophical principles of architecture. In The Glass State, Annette Fierro views the many meanings of transparency in architecture. Specifically, she analyzes the transparent monumental buildings that were built in Paris between 1981 and 1998 as part of Francois Mitterrand's program of Grands Projets. The Grands Projets provide a rare opportunity...