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Perspecta 50: Urban Divides Book by  book cover | Buy Perspecta 50: Urban Divides from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Perspecta 50: Urban Divides

Globalization promised an interconnected world, yet our cities are increasingly divided. In the past decade, for example, thousands of miles of new...

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Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture  Book by  book cover | Buy Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture

Buildings, although inanimate, are often assumed to have "life." And the architect, through the act of design, is assumed to be their conceiver and...

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Infrastructural Ecologies: Alternative Development Models for Emerging Economies Book by  book cover | Buy Infrastructural Ecologies: Alternative Development Models for Emerging Economies from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Infrastructural Ecologies: Alternative Development Models for Emerging Economies

Many emerging nations, particularly those least developed, lack basic critical infrastructural services -- affordable energy, clean drinking water...

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Architects' Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide Book by  book cover | Buy Architects' Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Architects' Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide

All working architects leave behind a string of monuments to themselves in the form of buildings they have designed. But what about the final...

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Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture Book by  book cover | Buy Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture

In 1960, the renowned architect Philip Johnson championed Frederick Kiesler, calling him "the greatest non-building architect of our time." Kiesler...

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Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China  Book by  book cover | Buy Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Over the past four decades, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and key urban regions of China have emerged as global cities -- in financial, political...

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Designing MIT: Bosworth's New Tech Book by  book cover | Buy Designing MIT: Bosworth's New Tech from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Designing MIT: Bosworth's New Tech

At the end of the nineteenth century, MIT occupied an assortment of laboratories, classrooms, offices, and student facilities scattered across...

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Not Quiet Architecture: Writings around Alison & Peter Smithson Book by  book cover | Buy Not Quiet Architecture: Writings around Alison & Peter Smithson from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Not Quiet Architecture: Writings around Alison & Peter Smithson

The English architects Alison Smithson (1928--1993) and Peter Smithson (1923--2003) were ringleaders of the New Brutalism, active in CIAM and Team...

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Goodbye Things: New Japanese Minimalism Book by  book cover | Buy Goodbye Things: New Japanese Minimalism from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Goodbye Things: New Japanese Minimalism

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo--he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and...

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The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream Book by  book cover | Buy The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream

The Las Vegas Strip has impersonated the Wild West, with saloon doors and wagon wheels; it has decked itself out in midcentury modern sleekness. It...

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Mind in Architecture: Neuroscience, Embodiment, and the Future of Design Book by  book cover | Buy Mind in Architecture: Neuroscience, Embodiment, and the Future of Design from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Mind in Architecture: Neuroscience, Embodiment, and the Future of Design

Although we spend more than ninety percent of our lives inside buildings, we understand very little about how the built environment affects our...

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Maintenance Architecture  Book by  book cover | Buy Maintenance Architecture  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Maintenance Architecture

Maintenance plays a crucial role in the production and endurance of architecture, yet architects for the most part treat maintenance with...

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What a City is for : Remaking the Politics of Displacement Book by  book cover | Buy What a City is for : Remaking the Politics of Displacement from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

What a City is for : Remaking the Politics of Displacement

Portland, Oregon, is one of the most beautiful, livable cities in the United States. It has walkable neighborhoods, bike lanes, low-density housing...

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Designing Publics

Contemporary computing technologies have thoroughly embedded themselves in every aspect of modern life - conducting commerce, maintaining and...

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Driverless: Intelligent Cars & the Road Ahead Book by  book cover | Buy Driverless: Intelligent Cars & the Road Ahead from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Driverless: Intelligent Cars & the Road Ahead

“Smart, wide-ranging, [and] nontechnical.”—Los Angeles Times “Anyone who wants to understand what's coming must read this...

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Perspecta 49: Quote

Every intellectual endeavor relies upon an existing body of knowledge, proven and primed for reuse. Historically, this appropriation has been...

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The Making of Grand Paris: Metropolitan Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century Book by  book cover | Buy The Making of Grand Paris: Metropolitan Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Making of Grand Paris: Metropolitan Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

In 2007 the French government announced the “Grand Paris” initiative. This ambitious project reimagined the Paris region as integrated...

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The Arid Lands: History, Power, Knowledge

Deserts are commonly imagined as barren, defiled, worthless places, wastelands in need of development. This understanding has fueled extensive anti...

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Noah's Ark: Essays on Architecture

Trained as an art historian but viewing architecture from the perspective of a "displaced philosopher," Hubert Damisch in these essays offers a...

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Attunement: Architectural Meaning After the Crisis of Modern Science  Book by  book cover | Buy Attunement: Architectural Meaning After the Crisis of Modern Science  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Attunement: Architectural Meaning After the Crisis of Modern Science

Architecture remains in crisis, its social relevance lost between the two poles of formal innovation and technical sustainability. In Attunement...

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