Architecture An Introduction

Architecture offers a thorough introduction to the entire field of architecture, outlining the steps that are normally taken in becoming a qualified architect, from initial education right through to professional practice, as well as how to apply this architectural training in other fields. Complete with feature spreads on individual projects, Architecture's broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice....more

Hotel Architecture (eBook)

Nowadays, hotels is not just a place to sleep, but provides many other services. Therefore, hotel design, from facade to interior decoration, has become increasingly complex and is paid more and more attention to. This book selects 37 excellent hotel projects (including hotel designed by Frank O. Gehry) and is categorised into five parts - resort, brand, eco-friend, boutique and luxury. Each project is presented through beautiful images, exquisite drawings and an explanative description....more

Architecture The Groundbreaking Moments

Architecture evolves in response to man's technological advances and environmental demands. Driven by these developments, architects can be seen as the most innovative of artists. In twenty-five beautifully illustrated chapters, this volume for general readers and architecture lovers alike identifies the most important advancements in the field of architecture, and demonstrates how these innovations influenced the development of architecture....more

Architecture A Woman's Profession

What changes in teaching and practice, if any, are created by the increasing number of women entering the profession? Do the similar numbers of men and women students attending architectural schools in the west signal a gender-specific architecture? Well-known women architects from Europe and the USA discuss these matters and report their academic and professional experiences, how they see the way ahead and argue - from individual points of view - for a debate on educational structures and how the practice of architecture is composed....more


Showing you what others only tell you, from airports to Ziggurats, this title explores the world's greatest buildings with fascinating illustrations that take you right to the heart of the world's landmark buildings. Featuring all major historical styles, and covering all parts of the world, it enables you discover how building has evolved from extravagant royal palaces to the towering headquarters of today's global corporations....more

Architecture: Form, Space, & Order [With CDROM]

A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order....more

Architecture From Commission to Construction

This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and construction processes behind 25 leading contemporary buildings. Covering a broad range of international projects, the book illustrates the working methods and creative concerns of both long-established and emerging international architects. Every stage of each project is included, from the demands of the original brief, through early sketches and design development to investigation of building regulations and collaboration with engineers, contractors, builders and clients....more

Architecture Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Fourth Edition

This book examines a period which is far more than a prelude to the age of steel and concrete. The first half-century culminated in the bold iron and glass of the Crystal Palace. There follows the creation of the modern styles of the era based on traditions of the past, and finally, in the 20th century, Art Nouveau and the modern architects in their generations - Perret, Wright, Gropius, Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and others in many parts of the world....more