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Earth Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Earth Architecture

Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ecological and economic imperatives. Features over 40 projects.

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1104

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

Details in Architecture 5
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 216

Details in Architecture 5

Looks at the techniques of architectural detailing and finishing.

Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts

8 lectures plus extracts and notes (CW 286) This collection introduces Rudolf Steiner's vision of architecture as a culmination of the arts. Such architecture unites sculpture, painting, and engraving as well as drama, music and dance--a vital synthesis of all the arts working in cooperation through the common ideal of awakening us to our individuality and task in life. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Steiner's ideas did not remain abstract. Within his lifetime he was able to design and construct a number of buildings, including his architectural masterpiece, the Goetheanum--a center for culture and arts near Basle, Switzerland. In these lectures Steiner describes, with reference to the G...

A Theory of Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

A Theory of Architecture

More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture rich with design techniques and useful for every architect whether a first-year students or experienced practicing architects. The book teaches the reader how to design by adapting to human needs and sensibilities, yet independently of any particular style. It explains much of what people instinctively know about architecture, and puts that knowledge for the first time in a concise, understandable form. There has not been such a book treating the very essence of architecture. Preface by the Prince of Wales

Lessons for Students in Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

Lessons for Students in Architecture

This is a broad elaboration of the esteemed Dutch architect's lectures, given since 1973 at Delft University, crafted by the architect himself. It is divided into three parts: Public Domain, Making Space Leaving Space, and Inviting Form. More than 750 illustrations give broad insight into Hertzberger's "library"- as well as to those sources in which he finds inspiration.

The Architecture of the French Enlightenment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Architecture of the French Enlightenment

  • Categories: Art

Allan Braham's comprehensive treatment of this brilliant and complex period introduces the reader to the major buildings, architects, and architectural patrons of the day. At the same time, it explores the broader determinants of architectural production: the rapid economic expansion of Paris and the main provincial centers and the increasing demand for improved public amenities--theaters, schools, markets, and hospitals. This generously illustrated book provides a vivid commentary on society and manners in pre-Revolutionary France.

Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 254

Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Learn how other libraries are using LibQUAL+(tm) data to improve their services and programs This book focuses on the value of the 2002 LibQUAL+(tm) survey data to help librarians provide better services for users. This unique work highlights the continued efforts of participating libraries that used this Web-based marketing instrument to assess and evaluate their service quality, resource allocations, staffing, technology, and policies. Library professionals dealing with--or interested in--library service quality assessment will benefit from the practical examples and graphical representations found in this vital book. With Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+(tm) Findings, you will gain a bette...

Details in Architecture 2
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 216

Details in Architecture 2

Extensive research over a number of years pointed to the need for a comprehensive easy to follow guide to architectural details. Details in Architecture, Volume Two, depicts drawings and concept sketches alongside succinct summaries, and a photograph of

Architecture of France
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 333

Architecture of France

a reference guide to the most significant architectural structures in France.