• (IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

    By Victor J Jones

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781938740046
    • Publisher: eVolo
    • Published: January 2014
    Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles' primal sources of creation - land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside flurries of uncodified spatial configurations that no high-definition map or satellite image can accurately capture nor present. (IN)formal LA explores a range of unique spatial practices and pedagogies through the lens of politics in Los Angeles. While this book articulates growing skepticism in current design discourse and education, it also provides a spatial awareness that is culturally rooted, socially responsive and vitally connected to the city. Composed of essays, photos, projects and interviews, (IN)formal LA embraces the quirky, celebrates the wide and embellishes the close range to expose the complex social organizations within this contemporary urban network. (IN)formal LA serves as both a textbook for classes in art and architecture, urban design, planning and theory in addition to responding to the increasing interest in the study of Los Angeles by scholars in other fields. The book provides an extended overview of the range and variety of urban issues that are critical to understanding present-day Los Angeles.
  • The 20th Centuy Architcture and Urbanism: Paris

    By Jean-Louis Cohen

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9784900211315
    • Publisher: Architecture and urbanism
    • Published: January 1990
    Text in Japanese and English.
  • 49 Cities, 3rd Ed.

    By WORKac

    Our Price: $32.40
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9781941753057
    • Publisher: Inventory Press
    • Published: November 2015
  • AIA Guide to New York City (Fifth Edition)

    By Norval White

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195383867
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2010
    First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the city's architecture. This Fifth Edition continues its legacy. Moving through all five boroughs, neighborhood by neighborhood, it offers the most complex overview of significant places, past and present. This edition continues to include places of historical importance - including extensive coverage of the WOrld Trade Center site - while also taking full account of the construction boom of the past 10 years. All the buildings included in the Fourth Edition have been revisited and re-photographed and much of the commentary has been rewritten. Heavily illustrated. 1,056p.
  • The Acoustic City

    By Matthew Gandy

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    • ISBN-13: 9783868592719
    • Publisher: Jovis
  • Acrosanti Archetype: The Rebirth of Cities by Renaissance Thinker Paolo Soleri

    By Marie Wilson

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780966808605
    • Publisher: FREEDOM EDITIONS
    • Published: February 1999
  • Aesthetic Occupation: The Immediacy of Architecture and the Palestine Conflict

    By Daniel Bertrand Monk

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780822328148
    • Published: April 2002
    In An Aesthetic Occupation Daniel Bertrand Monk unearths the history of the unquestioned political immediacy of “sacred” architecture in the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. Monk combines groundbreaking archival research with theoretical insights to examine in particular the Mandate era—the period in the first half of the twentieth century when Britain held sovereignty over Palestine. While examining the relation between monuments and mass violence in this context, he documents Palestinian, Zionist, and British attempts to advance competing arguments concerning architecture’s utility to politics. Succumbing neither to the view that monuments are autonomous figures onto which political meaning has been projected, nor to the obverse claim that in Jerusalem shrines are immediate manifestations of the political, Monk traces the reciprocal history of both these positions as well as describes how opponents in the conflict debated and theorized their own participation in its self-representation. Analyzing controversies over the authenticity of holy sites, the restorations of the Dome of the Rock, and the discourse of accusation following the Buraq, or Wailing Wall, riots of 1929, Monk discloses for the first time that, as combatants looked to architecture and invoked the transparency of their own historical situation, they simultaneously advanced—and normalized—the conflict’s inability to account for itself.This balanced and unique study will appeal to anyone interested in Israel or Zionism, the Palestinians, the Middle East conflict, Jerusalem, or its monuments. Scholars of architecture, political theory, and religion, as well as cultural and critical studies will also be informed by its arguments.
  • After the City, This (is How We Live)

    By Tom Marble

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780976316640
    • Published: December 2008
  • After-Images of the City

    By Joan Ramon Resina

    Our Price: $36.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801487897
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: February 2003
  • All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities

    By Michael Sorkin

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844672202
    • Publisher: Verso
    • Published: February 2013
    A response to radical changes in contemporary architecture and the built environment since September 11 contains essays that explore such issues as urban design and public space, sharing provocative arguments that architecture must re-engage with the societies from which it has detached.
  • All the Buildings in New York: That I've Drawn So Far

    By James Gulliver Hancock

    Our Price: $10.00 - $10.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789324672
    • Publisher: Universe
    • Published: April 2013
    A neighborhood-by-neighborhood drawing tour of New York City by the artist of the blog of the same name celebrates its diverse architectural styles and cityscape and is complemented by depictions of iconic landmarks and offbeat details.
  • Alluvium: Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Crossroads of Water

    By James Timberlake

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781941806869
    • Publisher: ORO Editions
    • Published: August 2015
    Imagine the most extreme urban environment on earth—a place three times as dense as Manhattan, enveloped in a constant flow of water, beset by a relentless stream of rural migrants, plagued by annual monsoons, and threatened by climate change. A place where the very earth beneath your feet is constantly shifting from dry to wet, where categories like “dry” and “wet” in fact mean very little, since most of what exists is somewhere in between. This is Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh. Home to 14 million. Since 2007, architects Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake have directed a design-research laboratory on Dhaka for graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. What began as a desire to help a city in need became an immersion in investigating its ebbs and flows, mapping its urban systems, and charting its development via annual visits. The result of this extended study is Alluvium: Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the Crossroads of Water, a cross-genre book that incorporates diverse media and layers of narrative and analysis to encourage new readings and perspectives. The book includes first-person narratives by architects and planners, documentary photographs, and maps and infographics that visually represent the intricate connections between people, water, land, and health in this deltaic megacity. The work proposes a new approach to understanding place that is interwoven with human interest—an intimate, collaborative, research-based model that holds relevance for both the developing and developed worlds.
  • The American Aesthetic

    By Nathaniel Alexander Owings

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199503404
    • Publisher: HARPER & ROW
    • Published: 1969
  • American Architecture and Urbanism

    By Vincent Scully

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805008135
    • Publisher: Henry Holt
    • Published: July 1988
    Illustrated history of American architectural styles and city planning has special emphasis on today's redevelopment and urban sprawl problems
  • American Architecture and Urbanism

    By Vincent Scully

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780900698767
    • Publisher: PRAEGER
    • Published: January 1969