Architecture

Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton, from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction, usually of buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

New Releases Tagged "Architecture"

The Tudor Home
The Paris Architect
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Broken Homes (Peter Grant, #4)
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
The Submission
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Building Stories
If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Hap pier
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
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The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance
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  • Towards a New Architecture
    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    The Architecture of Happiness
    A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
    Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
    The Poetics of Space
    The Death and Life of Great American Cities
    Thinking Architecture
    Green Illusions
    Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
    A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
    Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
    Architecture: Forms, Space, & Order
    The Image of the City
    The Fountainhead
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    Hypernatural by Blaine BrownellHieroglyph by Ed FinnDiet for a Hot Planet by Anna LappéSpiritual Growth by Sanaya RomanThe Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation by Chögyam Trungpa
    Connecting Dots
    5 books — 1 voter
    Learning from Las Vegas by Robert VenturiArchitecture by Francis D.K. ChingThe City of Tomorrow and Its Planning by Le CorbusierThe Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsOn Adam's House in Paradise by Joseph Rykwert
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    12 books — 3 voters

    Performing Images by Judith ZeitlinFacing the Modern by Gemma BlackshawGardens of the Renaissance by Bryan C. KeeneRevealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe by Princeton UniversityDegenerate Art by Fritz Kaiser
    Must have exhibition catalogues
    6 books — 3 voters
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    Kate Ascher The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
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    Karl Lagerfeld
    We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both.
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    Rebecca Solnit
    I think one of the primary goals of a feminist landscape architecture would be to work toward a public landscape in which we can roam the streets at midnight, in which every square is available for Virginia Woolf to make up her novels
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