Arts & Photography

Theories of the Avant-Garde Theatre: A Casebook from Kleist to Camus

In addition to producing lasting works of drama, some of avant-garde theatre’s most creative practitioners directors, playwrights, performers, and designers also offered profound insights into their art. Their writings, spanning most of the twentieth century and reaching back into the nineteenth, have been gathered together in this uniquely wide-ranging selection.

The New New Home: Getting the house of your dreams with your eyes wide open

Today's new-home buyers face unprecedented opportunity and risk. Thanks to recent builder innovations and lower house payments, buyers have the opportunity of a lifetime to build the house of their dreams. Yet given recent history of unprecedented depreciation in home values, consumers venturing into the new-home market take a big chance.

Sustainable Residential Interiors, 2 edition

An illustrated guide to healthy, sustainable, and high-performing design methodologies. "A great deal of expertise, hands-on experience, and thorough research has gone into the preparation of Annette Stelmack's book. In this era, managing complex issues for healthier, greener, safer, and more resilient communities more effectively has become a major priority. An essential guide and much needed tool, it will enable interior designers to create homes within communities that are better places for our current and next generations."

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2014

The beginnings of recovery? Some materials costs are rising, and so are direct labour costs. Spons Architects and Builders Price Book 2014 gives you the total picture.

RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary

This concise student edition of the most widely used dictionary for construction and design professionals offers clear explanations of essential construction-related terms and concepts. Illustrated throughout with explanatory drawings and photographs, it is an indispensable reference for beginning and advanced students in construction, architecture, design, facility management, real estate, and other related fields. Features include:

Reversing Urban Decline: Why and How Sports, Entertainment, and Culture Turn Cities into Major League Winners, Second Edition

Detroit’s bankruptcy is the most severe example of the financial implications of the movement of wealth to the suburbs. When residents and businesses leave, central cities have a disproportionate share of most regions’ lower-income households. At the same time, many central cities collect less revenue as states cut financial support. So, we are left with the question: can central cities change patterns of economic activity? In Reversing Urban Decline:

Urban Street Design Guide

The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic.

Concerning the Spiritual and the Concrete in Kandinsky’s Art

This book examines the art and writings of Wassily Kandinsky, who is widely regarded as one of the first artists to produce non-representational paintings. Crucial to an understanding of Kandinsky's intentions is On the Spiritual in Art, the celebrated essay he published in 1911. Where most scholars have taken its repeated references to "spirit" as signaling quasi-religious or mystical concerns, Florman argues instead that Kandinsky's primary frame of reference was G.W.F. Hegel's Aesthetics, in which art had similarly been presented as a vehicle for the developing self-consciousness of spirit (or Geist, in German).

Drawing Architecture AD

We are in the second decade of the 21st century and, as with most things, the distinction between digital and analogue has become tired and inappropriate. This is also true in the world of architectural drawing, which paradoxically is enjoying a renaissance supported by the graphic dexterity of the computer. This new fecundity has produced a contemporary glut of stunning architectural drawings and representations that could rival the most recent outpouring of architectural vision in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Indeed, there is much to learn by comparing the then and the now.

Alvar Aalto Houses

During the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) designed nearly one hundred single-family houses. Aalto, also known for his furniture and glassware, worked in a distinctive style that blended modernism and traditional vernacular architecture. Now available in paperback, Alvar Aalto Houses presents twenty-six of Aalto's innovative residences-from small summer homes and postwar standardized housing to large housing complexes for industrial commissions-built between the 1920s and the 1960s.

Architectures for Baseband Signal Processing

This book addresses challenges faced by both the algorithm designer and the chip designer, who need to deal with the ongoing increase of algorithmic complexity and required data throughput for today’s mobile applications. The focus is on implementation aspects and implementation constraints of individual components that are needed in transceivers for current standards, such as UMTS, LTE, WiMAX and DVB-S2. The application domain is the so called outer receiver, which comprises the channel coding, interleaving stages, modulator, and multiple antenna transmission.

Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning

Our societies need to solve difficult issues to attain sustainability. The main challenges include, among others, global warming, demographic change, an energy crisis, and loss of biodiversity. In tackling these issues, a holistic understanding of our living space is important. The field of landscape planning and design is at the core the holistic concept and it makes several contributions to achieving sustainability.

 

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