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The Emergence of the Interior - Architecture, Modernity, Domesticity (Paperback, New Ed): Charles Rice The Emergence of the Interior - Architecture, Modernity, Domesticity (Paperback, New Ed)
Charles Rice
R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Taking a radical position counter to many previous histories and theories of the interior, domesticity and the home, The Emergence of the Interior considers how the concept and experience of the domestic interior have been formed from the beginning of the nineteenth century. It considers the interior's emergence in relation to the thinking of Walter Benjamin and Sigmund Freud, and, through case studies, in architecture's trajectories toward modernism.

The book argues that the interior emerged with a sense of 'doubleness', being understood and experienced as both a spatial and an image-based condition. Incorporating perspectives from architecture, critical history and theory, and psychoanalysis, The Emergence of the Interior will be of interest to academics and students of the history and theory of architecture and design, social history, and cultural studies.

Art Deco Chicago - Designing Modern America (Hardcover): Robert Bruegmann Art Deco Chicago - Designing Modern America (Hardcover)
Robert Bruegmann; Contributions by Jonathan Mekinda, Teri J. Edelstein, Lisa D. Schrenk, Neil Harris
R1,465 R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Save R330 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century Frank Lloyd Wright's lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field's famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and medium, each belongs to the broad current of an Art Deco style that developed in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. This ambitious overview of the city's architectural, product, industrial, and graphic design between 1910 and 1950 offers a fresh perspective on a style that would come to represent the dominant mode of modernism for the American middle class. Lavishly illustrated with 325 images, the book narrates Art Deco's evolution in 101 key works, carefully curated and chronologically organized to tell the story of not just a style but a set of sensibilities. Critical essays from leading figures in the field discuss the ways in which Art Deco created an entire visual universe that extended to architecture, advertising, household objects, clothing, and even food design. Through this comprehensive approach to one of the 20th century's most pervasive modes of expression in America, Art Deco Chicago provides an essential overview of both this influential style and the metropolis that came to embody it.

Mies van der Rohe - The Built Work (Hardcover): Carsten Krohn Mies van der Rohe - The Built Work (Hardcover)
Carsten Krohn
R1,527 R1,290 Discovery Miles 12 900 Save R237 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This essential and comprehensive Mies monograph focuses in its analysis on Mies' design intentions: it reconstructs the buildings in their orginal state, examines them from the present day persepctive and rediscovers the inspiring architecture of a great modern master. The book presents eighty of Mies' works in chronological order. Approximately thirty of these works are analyzed in detail in three parts. In the first part, the construction is documented in its built state; for this all the ground plans were redrawn by the author. The second part outlines the changes to the buildings and the third part develops the results of this investigation with regard to their relevance to the contemporaryview of Mies' work.

Sustainable Urban Development Volume 2 - The Environmental Assessment Methods (Hardcover): Mark Deakin, Ron Vreeker, Peter... Sustainable Urban Development Volume 2 - The Environmental Assessment Methods (Hardcover)
Mark Deakin, Ron Vreeker, Peter Nijkamp, Gordon Mitchell
R2,880 Discovery Miles 28 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this book, the second of a three-volume series, leading authorities on the methodology of environmental assessment provide a unique insight into questions of critical importance to sustainable urban development. Using the framework and protocols set out in Volume 1, Volume 2 examines how well the environmental assessment methods evaluate the ecological integrity of urban development and equity of the resulting resource distribution. The examination focuses on: the instruments of environmental assessment approaches to environmental assessment based in systems-thinking methods for environmental, economic and social assessments their use in evaluating the sustainability of urban development. The Sustainable Urban Development Series contains the research and debate of the BEQUEST (Building, Environmental Quality Evaluation for Sustainability) network funded by the European Commission. Together the books provide a framework, set of protocols, environmental assessment methods and toolkit for policy makers, academics, professionals and advanced level students in urban planning and studies, as well as other areas of the built environment.

Who Built Scotland - A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings (Paperback): Kathleen Jamie, Alistair Moffat, Alexander... Who Built Scotland - A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings (Paperback)
Kathleen Jamie, Alistair Moffat, Alexander McCall Smith, James Robertson, James Crawford
R245 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R28 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'What we build always reveals things that are deeply and innately human. Because all buildings are stories, one way or another.' Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffat, James Robertson and James Crawford travel across the country to tell the story of the nation, from abandoned islands and lonely glens to the heart of our modern cities. Whether visiting Shetland's Mousa Broch at midsummer, following in the footsteps of pilgrims to Iona Abbey, joining the tourist bustle at Edinburgh Castle, scaling the Forth Bridge or staying in an off-the-grid eco-bothy, the authors unravel the stories of the places, people and passions that have had an enduring impact on the landscape and character of Scotland.

David Adjaye - Making Public Buildings (Paperback, New edition): Peter Allison David Adjaye - Making Public Buildings (Paperback, New edition)
Peter Allison
R490 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R115 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

David Adjaye is one of the most sought-after architects of his generation. This book focuses on his built and planned public buildings, reproducing and analysing his designs and models in numerous colour illustrations.

Stewards of Memory - The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon... Stewards of Memory - The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon (Paperback)
Carol Borchert Cadou
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mount Vernon, despite its importance as the estate of George Washington, is subject to the same threats of time as any property and has required considerable resources and organization to endure as a historic site and house. This book provides a window into the broad scope of preservation work undertaken at Mount Vernon over the course of more than 160 years and places this work within the context of America's regional and national preservation efforts. It was at Mount Vernon, beginning with efforts in 1853, that the American tradition of historic preservation truly took hold. As the nation's oldest historic house museum, Mount Vernon offers a unique opportunity to chronicle preservation challenges and successes over time as well as to forecast those of the future. Stewards of Memory features essays by senior scholars who helped define American historic preservation in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including Carl R. Lounsbury, George W. McDaniel, and Carter L. Hudgins. Their contributions-complemented by those of Scott E. Casper, Lydia Mattice Brandt, and Mount Vernon's own preservation scholars-offer insights into the changing nature of the field. The multifaceted story told here will be invaluable to students of historic preservation, historic site professionals, specialists in the preservation field, and any reader with an interest in American historic preservation and Mount Vernon. Support provided by the David Bruce Smith Book Fund and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

Narrative Architecture (Paperback, New): Nigel Coates Narrative Architecture (Paperback, New)
Nigel Coates
R781 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R211 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The first book to look architectural narrative in the eye

Since the early eighties, many architects have used the term "narrative" to describe their work. To architects the enduring attraction of narrative is that it offers a way of engaging with the way a city feels and works. Rather than reducing architecture to mere style or an overt emphasis on technology, it foregrounds the experiential dimension of architecture. "Narrative Architecture" explores the potential for narrative as a way of interpreting buildings from ancient history through to the present, deals with architectural background, analysis and practice as well as its future development.Authored by Nigel Coates, a foremost figure in the field of narrative architecture, the book is one of the first to address this subject directly Features architects as diverse as William Kent, Antoni Gaudi, Eero Saarinen, Ettore Sottsass, Superstudio, Rem Koolhaas, and FAT to provide an overview of the work of NATO and Coates, as well as chapters on other contemporary designers Includes over 120 colour photographs

Signposting narrative's significance as a design approach that can aid architecture to remain relevant in this complex, multi-disciplinary and multi-everything age, "Narrative Architecture" is a must-read for anyone with an interest in architectural history and theory.

Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Century - Theory, Education and Practice (Hardcover): Lindsay Asquith, Marcel Vellinga Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Century - Theory, Education and Practice (Hardcover)
Lindsay Asquith, Marcel Vellinga
R2,552 Discovery Miles 25 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The issues surrounding the function and meaning of vernacular architecture in the twenty-first century are complex and extensive. Taking a distinctively rigorous theoretical approach, this book considers these issues from a number of perspectives, broadening current debate to a wider multidisciplinary audience. These collected essays from the leading experts in the field focus on theory, education and practice in this essential sector of architecture, and help to formulate solutions to the environmental, disaster management and housing challenges facing the global community today.

Environmental Design - An Introduction for Architects and Engineers (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Randall Thomas Environmental Design - An Introduction for Architects and Engineers (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Randall Thomas
R2,559 Discovery Miles 25 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK's leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture and engineering, are clearly presented here. The book starts with some basic scientific principles and environmental issues and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high-efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative energy sources are also covered. State-of-the-art buildings of exceptional quality are incorporated throughout the text and illustrate the authors' belief that environmentally responsible architecture can be visually exciting. They conclude with a selection of detailed case studies of award-winning projects - including, new for this third edition, Beaufort Court, King's Langley and the National Trust Headquarters, Swindon. This book is essential reading for architects, engineers, planners and students of these disciplines.

Narrating Architecture - A Retrospective Anthology (Paperback, New edition): James Madge, Andrew Peckham Narrating Architecture - A Retrospective Anthology (Paperback, New edition)
James Madge, Andrew Peckham
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This anthology brings together the best and most interesting papers from the first ten years of The Journal of Architecture, published together for the first time in a single volume.

Covering a wide range of topics of central importance to architecture today, the papers also address the related topics to which architecture and architectural studies are inextricably linked. The invited authors draw on sociology, philosophy, cultural studies and the sciences to round out the collection and highlight the breadth and vitality of modern architectural studies, offering perspectives from different disciplines as well as different corners of the globe.

Palladio's Children - Essays on Everyday Environment and the Architect (Hardcover): N. John Habraken Palladio's Children - Essays on Everyday Environment and the Architect (Hardcover)
N. John Habraken; Edited by Jonathan Teicher
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on many years of personal observation, Habraken's important new book critically examines the role of the architect as a professional descendent of Palladio, and as an heir to his architectural legacy. Seven innovative and carefully crafted essays explore the widening ideological schism between today's architects whose core values, identity and education remain rooted in the Renaissance legacy of creating artful 'masterpieces', and the practical demands on a profession which acts within an evolving, ubiquitous and autonomous built environment or 'field'.
Clearly written yet expressing complex evolving ideas, this extended argument opens a new forum of debate across design theory, professional practice and academic issues. Moving the subject on from a historical perspective, Habraken shows how architects are increasingly involved in the design of everyday buildings. This must lead to a reassessment of architects' identities, values and education, and the contribution of the architect in the shapingof the built environment.

The Avery Review - Chicago (Paperback): The Avery Review The Avery Review - Chicago (Paperback)
The Avery Review
R187 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R36 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Avery Review, a digital journal about books, buildings, and other architectural media, makes its print debut with a thematic broadsheet edition about the city of Chicago. Coinciding with the inaugural Chicago Architectural Biennial, this issue addresses the historic imagination of the city (including figures of myth like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and even John Dillinger) and possibilities for the contemporary urban landscape (including discussions of placemaking, contemporary cultural monuments, and infrastructural parks). Selected pieces from the Avery Review's first year are republished alongside these commissioned essays on Chicago. Together these texts claim the critical essay as a space in which to test one's own intellectual commitments, to enter into and advance a conversation about the pasts and futures of urban architectural thought.

Advanced Computer Architectures (Hardcover): Sajjan G. Shiva Advanced Computer Architectures (Hardcover)
Sajjan G. Shiva
R2,136 Discovery Miles 21 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Despite the tremendous advances in performance enabled by modern architectures, there are always new applications and demands arising that require ever-increasing capabilities. Keeping up with these demands requires a deep-seated understanding of contemporary architectures in concert with a fundamental understanding of basic principles that allows one to anticipate what will be possible over the system's lifetime. Advanced Computer Architectures focuses on the design of high performance supercomputers with balanced coverage of the hardware, software structures, and application characteristics. This book is a timeless distillation of underlying principles punctuated by real-world implementations in popular current and past commercially available systems. It briefly reviews the basics of uniprocessor architecture before outlining the most popular processing paradigms, performance evaluation, and cost factor considerations. This builds to a discussion of pipeline design and vector processors, data parallel architectures, and multiprocessor systems. Rounding out the book, the final chapter explores some important current and emerging trends such as Dataflow, Grid, biology-inspired, and optical computing. More than 220 figures, tables, and equations illustrate the concepts presented. Based on the author's more than thirty years of teaching and research, Advanced Computer Architectures endows you with the tools necessary to reach the limits of existing technology, and ultimately, to break them.

Utopias And Architecture (Paperback, New Ed): Nathaniel Coleman Utopias And Architecture (Paperback, New Ed)
Nathaniel Coleman
R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Utopian thought, though commonly characterized as projecting a future without a past, depends on golden models for re-invention of what is. Through a detailed and innovative re-assessment of the work of three architects who sought to represent a utopian content in their work, and a consideration of the thoughts of a range of leading writers, Coleman offers the reader a unique perspective of idealism in architectural design.

With unparalleled depth and focus of vision on the work of Le Corbusier, Louis I Kahn and Aldo van Eyck, this book persuasively challenges predominant assumptions in current architectural discourse, forging a new approach to the invention of welcoming built environments and transcending the limitations of both the postmodern and hyper-modern stance and orthodox modernist architecture.

Sustainable Urban Development Volume 1 - The Framework and Protocols for Environmental Assessment (Hardcover): Stephen Curwell,... Sustainable Urban Development Volume 1 - The Framework and Protocols for Environmental Assessment (Hardcover)
Stephen Curwell, Mark Deakin, Martin Symes
R2,537 Discovery Miles 25 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on original research, this first volume of a set of groundbreaking new books sets out a framework for analyzing sustainable urban development and develops a set of protocols for evaluating the sustainability of urban development. Protocols included are for sustainable urban planning, urban property development, urban design, the construction, operation and use of buildings. Using these protocols, the book goes on to provide a directory of environmental assessment methods for evaluating the sustainability of urban development and also maps out how these assessment methods are being transformed to evaluate the environmental, economic and social sustainability of urban development. Web-based applications are increasingly being used to support this transformation and the contributors deftly cover this application and issues concerning the use of information and communication technologies for evaluating the sustainability of urban development are also dealt with. With its multidisciplinary approach, Sustainable Urban Development presents key new material for postgraduates and professionals across the built environment.

Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Paperback): Simon... Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Paperback)
Simon Guy, Steven A. Moore
R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture. This volume brings together leading researchers from across the European Union and North America both to illustrate the diversity of practice and to provide a critical commentary on this key debate. The reader is provided with an introduction to competing perspectives on the sustainable architecture debate, international exemplars of differing practice and an overview of new theoretical and methodological resources for understanding and meeting the conceptual, social and technical challenges of sustainable architecture.

Citadel of the Saxons - The Rise of Early London (Hardcover): Rory Naismith Citadel of the Saxons - The Rise of Early London (Hardcover)
Rory Naismith
R460 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R110 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Transparent State - Architecture and Politics in Postwar Germany (Paperback): Deborah Ascher Barnstone The Transparent State - Architecture and Politics in Postwar Germany (Paperback)
Deborah Ascher Barnstone
R1,025 Discovery Miles 10 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, questioning the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy.
The book traces the development of transparency in German political and architectural culture, tying this lineage to the relationship between culture and national identity, a connection that began before unification of the German state in the 18th century and continues today. The Weimar Republic and Third Reich periods are examined although the book focuses on the postwar period, looking at the use of transparency in the three projects for a national parliament, the 1949 Bundestag project by Hans Schwippert, the 1992 Bundestag building by Gunter Behnisch and the 1999 Reichstag renovation by Norman Foster.
Transparency is an IMPORTANT issue in CONTEMPORARY architectural practice; this book will appeal to both the practicing architect and the architectural historian.

Understanding Architecture - An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Hazel... Understanding Architecture - An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Hazel Conway, Rowan Roenisch
R1,905 Discovery Miles 19 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration and cultural identity, in order to take a holistic approach to the subject of architecture.
Highly illustrated, this book enables the reader to make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject.

Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Hardcover): Simon... Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Hardcover)
Simon Guy, Steven A. Moore
R2,556 Discovery Miles 25 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture. This volume brings together leading researchers from across the European Union and North America both to illustrate the diversity of practice and to provide a critical commentary on this key debate. The reader is provided with an introduction to competing perspectives on the sustainable architecture debate, international exemplars of differing practice and an overview of new theoretical and methodological resources for understanding and meeting the conceptual, social and technical challenges of sustainable architecture.

London Uncovered - Sixty Unusual Places to Explore (Hardcover): Mark Daly London Uncovered - Sixty Unusual Places to Explore (Hardcover)
Mark Daly; Photographs by Peter Dazeley 1
R772 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R231 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique London guidebook opens the doors to sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. From museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment to some of the most historic and ornate shops, houses and hostelries in the city, take a trip through the capital's hidden treasure and discover a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique character. Introduction Cleopatra's Needle St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Isabella Plantation Historical Homes Syon House Charles Dickens Museum Apsley House, Number One London Eltham Palace Leighton House Museum Strawberry Hill House Two Temple Place Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens Food and Drink Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Bibendum L. Manze Berry Bros. & Rudd Pickering Place The Ivy Smithfield Meat Market The Black Friar Palaces of Entertainment The Rivoli Ballroom Wilton's Music Hall The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Regent's Street Cinema Gate Cinema Notting Hill The National Theatre Normansfield Theatre Wigmore Hall Gala Bingo Hall Tooting Places of Worship Westminster Cathedral Welsh Baptist Chapel Peace Pagoda Battersea Park Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel St Bartholomew the Great Bevis Marks Synagogue St Mary le Bow Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, Wembley Remarkable Shops LassCo Salvage L. Cornelissen & Son Truefitt and Hill Steinway & Sons James Smith & Sons John Lobb Ltd The Roof Gardens in Kensington Science and Education Kempton Steam Museum Markfield Beam Engine Museum Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Charterhouse Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret The Ragged School Museum London Museum of Water and Steam Royal Institution of Great Britain Inns of Court The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple The Temple Church Unusual Museums The Royal Airforce Museum Horniman Museum Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms Geffrye Museum of the Home HMS Belfast Massey Shaw The Monument Musical Museum The Wimbledon Windmill Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London: 'A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.' Daily Telegraph 'Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.' Daily Express 'Fascinating.' Fabric magazine 'A joy' Evening Standard

Constructing Imperial Berlin - Photography and the Metropolis (Paperback): Miriam Paeslack Constructing Imperial Berlin - Photography and the Metropolis (Paperback)
Miriam Paeslack
R578 R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Save R84 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How photography and a modernizing Berlin informed an urban image-and one another-in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city that once visually epitomized a divided Europe has thrived in the international spotlight as an image of reunified statehood and urbanity. Yet research on Berlin's past has focused on the interwar years of the Weimar Republic or the Cold War era, with much less attention to the crucial Imperial years between 1871 and 1918. Constructing Imperial Berlin is the first book to critically assess, contextualize, and frame urban and architectural photographs of that era. Berlin, as it was pronounced Germany's capital in 1871, was fraught with questions that had previously beset Paris and London. How was urban expansion and transformation to be absorbed? What was the city's understanding of its comparably short history? Given this short history, how did it embody the idea of a capital? A key theme of this book is the close interrelation of the city's rapid physical metamorphosis with repercussions on promotional and critical narratives, the emergence of groundbreaking photographic technologies, and novel forms of mass distribution. Providing a rare analysis of this significant formative era, Miriam Paeslack shows a city far more complex than the common cliches as a historical and aspiring place suggest. Imperial Berlin emerges as a modern metropolis, only half-heartedly inhibited by urban preservationist concerns and rather more akin to North American cities in their bold industrialization and competing urban expansions than to European counterparts.

Digital Infrastructures - Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems through Information Technology (Paperback): Thomas Horan,... Digital Infrastructures - Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems through Information Technology (Paperback)
Thomas Horan, Rae Zimmerman
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An invisible network of digital technology systems underlies the highly visible networks of roads, waterways, satellites, and power-lines. Increasingly, these systems are becoming the "infrastructure's infrastructure," providing a crucial array of data on network demand, performance, reliability, and security. Digital Infrastructures presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the technological systems that envelop these networks. The book balances analyses of specific civil and environmental infrastructures with broader policy and management issues, including the challenges of using IT to manage these critical systems under crises conditions.

Spaces of Global Cultures - Architecture, Urbanism, Identity (Paperback): Anthony D King Spaces of Global Cultures - Architecture, Urbanism, Identity (Paperback)
Anthony D King
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts: global culture, post colonialism, and modernity. Subsequent case studies examine how global economic, political and cultural forces shape the forms of architectural and urban modernity in globalized suburbs and spaces in major cities worldwide.


The first book to combine global and postcolonial theoretical approaches to the built environment and to illustrate these with examples, Spaces of Global Cultures argues for a more historical and interdisciplinary understanding of globalization: one that places material space and the built environment at the centre and calls for new theories to address new conditions.

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