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The Glass State: The Technology of the Spectacle - Paris, 1981-1998

From the Gothic to the contemporary, glass has transformed the structural, formal and philosophical principles of architecture. In The Glass State...

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Mail-Order Homes

The rapid westward expansion of the United States in the early twentieth century set the stage for a new industry: mail-order homes. Sold by such...

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The Administration of Fear

We are living under the administration of fear: fear has become an environment, an everyday landscape. There was a time when wars, famines, and...

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their bags. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view...

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American Urban Form: A Representative History

American urban form -- the spaces, places, and boundaries that define city life -- has been evolving since the first settlements of colonial days...

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Why Architects Still Draw  Book by  book cover | Buy Why Architects Still Draw  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Why Architects Still Draw

Why would an architect reach for a pencil when drawing software and AutoCAD are a click away? Use a ruler when 3D-scanners and GPS devices are...

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Plato's Revenge: Politics in the Age of Ecology  Book by  book cover | Buy Plato's Revenge: Politics in the Age of Ecology  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Plato's Revenge: Politics in the Age of Ecology

In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: "sustainability" is impossible. We are on an...

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101 Things to Learn in Art School

What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With 101 Things to Learn in Art School...

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Sidewalks

Urban sidewalks, critical but undervalued public spaces, have been sites for political demonstrations and urban greening, promenades for the...

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Le Corbusier's Hands

Le Corbusier's Hands offers a poetic and personal portrait of Le Corbusier - a nuanced portrayal that is in contrast to the popular image of Le...

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Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America's Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World  Book by  book cover | Buy Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America's Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America's Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World

America's once-vibrant small-to-midsize cities -- Syracuse, Worcester, Akron, Flint, Rockford, and others -- increasingly resemble urban wastelands...

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I Am a Monument: On Learning From Las Vegas

Learning from Las Vegas, originally published by the MIT Press in 1972, was one of the most influential and controversial architectural books of...

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Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building

Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building tells the story of the building of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College in...

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The Future

How the future has been imagined and made, through the work of writers, artists, inventors, and designers. The future is like an unwritten book. It...

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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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Form Follows Libido

Sylvia Lavin's Form Follows Libido argues that by the 1950s, some architects felt an urge to steer the cool abstraction of high modernism away from...

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Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after Modernism

Shortlisted for the 2008 RIBA Sir Nikolaus Pevsner International Book Award for Architecture. In Architecture or Techno-Utopia, Felicity Scott...

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A Landscape of Events

In a Landscape of Events, the celebrated French architect, urban planner, and philosopher Paul Virilio focuses on the cultural chaos of the 1980's...

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Perspecta 36: The Yale School of Architecture Journal (Perspecta)

This 36th volume of Perspecta begins with the assumption that association is a tool of creativity and analysis. The axiomatic modernist oppositions...

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How Architecture Got Its Hump

'How Architecture Got Its Hump', explores the 'interference' of other disciplines with and within contemporary architecture.The author asks whether...

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