The Architecture of the Roman Empire

The Architecture of the Roman Empire
Author: William Lloyd MacDonald
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780300034707
ISBN 13: 0300034709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Architecture of the Roman Empire Book Review:

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets

Rethinking Architecture

Rethinking Architecture
Author: MELISSA LEACH
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780415128261
ISBN 13: 0415128269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Rethinking Architecture Book Review:

This book brings together the core writings on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorists of the 20th century - the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and experiences of architecture.

Advanced Computer Architecture and Computing

Advanced Computer Architecture and Computing
Author: S.S.Jadhav
Publsiher: Technical Publications
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9788184315721
ISBN 13: 8184315724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Advanced Computer Architecture and Computing Book Review:

Philosophy and Architecture

Philosophy and Architecture
Author: Michael H. Mitias
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9789051837667
ISBN 13: 9051837666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Philosophy and Architecture Book Review:

Architecture and Film

Architecture and Film
Author: Mark Lamster
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781568982076
ISBN 13: 1568982070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Architecture and Film Book Review:

Architecture and Film looks at the ways architecture and architects are treated on screen and how the film industry perceives them. It then examines how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment and explains the significant effect that the film industry has had on the American public's perception of urban, suburban, and rural spaces.

Computer Organization And Architecture

Computer Organization And Architecture
Author: A.P.Godse,D.A.Godse
Publsiher: Technical Publications
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9788184317718
ISBN 13: 8184317719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Computer Organization And Architecture Book Review:

Architecture

Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-07-16
ISBN 10: 1118004825
ISBN 13: 9781118004821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Architecture Book Review:

A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture. In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Arab Region

Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Arab Region
Author: Friedrich Ragette
Publsiher: Edition Axel Menges
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 3932565304
ISBN 13: 9783932565304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Arab Region Book Review:

For the first time the domestic architecture of the whole Arab region is being considered. An extensive analytical part is supported by a collection of more than 200 examples from thirteen countries.

Computer System Architecture

Computer System Architecture
Author: P. V. S. RAO
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN 10: 9788120335943
ISBN 13: 8120335945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Computer System Architecture Book Review:

Intended as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering in Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, and students pursuing courses in computer applications (BCA/MCA) and computer science (B.Sc./M.Sc.), this state-of-the-art study acquaints the students with concepts and implementations in computer architectures. Though a new title, it is a completely reorganized, thoroughly revised and fully updated version of the author’s earlier book Perspectives in Computer Architecture. The text begins with a brief account of the very early history of computers and describes the von Neumann IAS type of computers; then it goes on to give a brief introduction to the subsequent advances in computer systems covering device technologies, operational aspects, system organization and applications. This is followed by an analysis of the advances and innovations that have taken place in these areas. Advanced concepts such as look-ahead, pipelining, RISC architectures, and multi-programming are fully analyzed. The text concludes with a discussion on such topical subjects as computer networks, microprocessors and microcomputers, microprocessor families, Intel Pentium series, and newer high-power processors. HALLMARKS OF THE BOOK The text fully reflects Professor P.V.S. Rao’s long experience as an eminent academic and his professional experience as an adviser to leading telecommunications/software companies. Gives a systematic account of the evolution of computers Provides a large number of exercises to drill the students in self-study. The five Appendices at the end of the text, cover the basic concepts to enable the students to have a better understanding of the subject. Besides students, practising engineers should also find this book to be of immense value to them.

Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism
Author: Dominique Gauzin-Müller
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2002-07-01
ISBN 10: 9783764366599
ISBN 13: 3764366591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism Book Review:

Since the mid-1980s, and in particular the 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, sustainability has become a global issue and the subject of international debate. In the context of architecture sustainability implies the use of intelligent technology, innovative construction methods, ecologically friendly materials and use of environmentally-friendly energy resources. This book begins with an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by an in-depth section on urbanism looking at several European towns. In the third section the technologies, materials and methods of ecological architecture are examined. Concluding the volume are 23 sophisticated and innovative European case studies. The author and architect Dominique Gauzin-Müller has specialised on energy and environmental issues and ecological architecture for over 15 years.

Architecture of Mughal India

Architecture of Mughal India
Author: CATHERINE ASHER,Catherine Blanshard Asher,Catherine Ella Blanshard Asher,Catherine B. Asher
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1992-09-24
ISBN 10: 9780521267281
ISBN 13: 0521267285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Architecture of Mughal India Book Review:

In Architecture of Mughal India Catherine Asher presents the first comprehensive study of Mughal architectural achievements. The work is lavishly illustrated and will be widely read by students and specialists of South Asian history and architecture as well as by anyone interested in the magnificent buildings of the Mughal empire.

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
Author: Robert Venturi
Publsiher: The Museum of Modern Art
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780870702822
ISBN 13: 0870702823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture Book Review:

A practicing architect discusses the theoretical background of modern architecture

Modern Architecture and Other Essays

Modern Architecture and Other Essays
Author: Vincent Joseph Scully
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780691074429
ISBN 13: 0691074429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Modern Architecture and Other Essays Book Review:

Vincent Scully has shaped not only how we view the evolution of architecture in the twentieth century but also the course of that evolution itself. Combining the modes of historian and critic in unique and compelling ways--with an audience that reaches from students and scholars to professional architects and ardent amateurs--Scully has profoundly influenced the way architecture is thought about and made. This extensively illustrated and elegantly designed volume distills Scully's incalculable contribution. Neil Levine, a former student of Scully's, selects twenty essays that reveal the breadth and depth of Scully's work from the 1950s through the 1990s. The pieces are included for their singular contribution to our understanding of modern architecture as well as their relative unavailability to current readers. Levine offers a perceptive overview of Scully's distinguished career and introduces each essay, skillfully setting the scholarly and cultural scene. The selections address almost all of modern architecture's major themes and together go a long way toward defining what constitutes the contemporary experience of architecture and urbanism. Each is characteristically Scully--provocative, yet precise in detail and observation, written with passionate clarity. They document Scully's seminal views on the relationship between the natural and the built environment and trace his progressively intense concern with the fabric of the street and of our communities. The essays also highlight Scully's engagement with the careers of so many of the twentieth century's most significant architects, from Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn to Robert Venturi. In the tradition of great intellectual biographies, this finely made book chronicles our most influential architectural historian and critic. It is a gift to architecture and its history.

The Architecture of the Museum

The Architecture of the Museum
Author: Michaela Giebelhausen
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2003-11-08
ISBN 10: 9780719056109
ISBN 13: 0719056101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Architecture of the Museum Book Review:

This volume examines the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering important issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration of and cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture
Author: Barry Wasserman,Patrick J. Sullivan,Gregory Palermo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-03-07
ISBN 10: 9780471298229
ISBN 13: 0471298220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ethics and the Practice of Architecture Book Review:

From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics fortoday s architect How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternativedesigns? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account aproject s impact on the natural environment? When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about whatought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requiresmore than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. Itdemands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at theheart of architectural practice. Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete,broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, itexamines basic ethical theories and their application toarchitecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethicalcontent in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory andpractice, the second part of the book surveys differentprofessional settings and building project processes thatfrequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandatesthat arise from them. In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore awide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architecturalpractice, with useful guidance on how to work through themeffectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of aproject from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, thesecase studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-lifesituations where multiple issues are often at stake. Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethicalissues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice ofArchitecture is an excellent resource for present and futurearchitects in all areas of the field.

A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture
Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781856693714
ISBN 13: 1856693716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A World History of Architecture Book Review:

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India

A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India
Author: Jon T. Lang
Publsiher: Orient Blackswan
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9788178240176
ISBN 13: 8178240173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India Book Review:

In Lucid Language That Speaks To Laymen And Architects Alike, This Book Provides A History Of Twentieth Century Architecture In India. It Examines In Detail The Early Influences On Indian Architecture Both Of Movements Like The Bauhaus As Well As Prominent Individuals Like Habib Rehman, Jawaharlal Nehru, Frank Lloyd Wright And Le Corbusier.

Theory in Landscape Architecture

Theory in Landscape Architecture
Author: Simon Swaffield
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2002-10-25
ISBN 10: 9780812218213
ISBN 13: 0812218213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Theory in Landscape Architecture Book Review:

Basic theoretical texts for landscape architects.

Roman Architecture

Roman Architecture
Author: Frank Sear
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780801492457
ISBN 13: 0801492459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Roman Architecture Book Review:

Frank Sear traces the evolution of architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic, when Roman building came of age, to A.D. 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. More than 200 photographs, maps, and drawings illustrate a discussion ranging over the extent of the empire, from Italy and North Africa and to the European and eastern provinces. Sear elucidates the complex development of Roman architecture by studying in detail the one site he feels to be the most significant and representative of a given period or province and by placing each site in its historical and cultural context. Incorporating the latest archaeological findings, Sear treats much more than stylist innovations; he carefully considers the building methods and materials used by Roman architects and engineers, and he pays close attention to the conditions under which the buildings were erected. This updated edition of Roman Architecture includes a full bibliography.

Power and Architecture

Power and Architecture
Author: Joachim Bretschneider,Jan Driessen,Karel van Lerberghe
Publsiher: Peeters Publishers
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9789042918313
ISBN 13: 9042918314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Power and Architecture Book Review:

The idea that societies and rulers express their power through monumental architecture is not a new one, but this collection of essays, the result of a 2002 conference in Leuven, takes the arguement back to the very beginnings of monumental architecture in the Bronze Age Near East and Aegean, to ask if this process can be linked to a particular ...