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100 Essential Architecture Books

Helvetica and the New York City subway system: the true (maybe) story. Paul Shaw. (PROSE Honorable Mention for Architecture & Urban Planning).

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The book provides comparison and analysis of the architecture and passive design strategies of the 20 houses in the 2007 Decathlon. Students and practitioners ...


ARCHITECTURE. OF. Leone Batista Alberti. BOOK I. CHAP. I. Of Designs; their Value and Rules. Being to treat of the. Designs of Edifices, we.

The four books of architecture

FOUR BOOKS. O F. ARCHITECTURE: B Y. ANDREA PALLADIO. VIZ. BOOK I Containing the Five Orders, and the moil neceffary Obfervations in Building. ' BOO K II.

Toward a New Architecture - Le Corbusier

66 No!" His book is a challenge to the members of his own profession. He writes, that is to say, as an architect for architects, and as a scholar always.

Best modern software architecture books

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“Hennessy and Patterson wrote the first edition of this book when graduate stu- dents built computers with 50,000 transistors. Today, warehouse-size computers.

Architectural Design Portable Handbook

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The Ancient Egyptian Metaphysical Architecture

por Moustafa Gadalla

This book reveals the Ancient Egyptian knowledge of harmonic proportion, sacred geometry, and number mysticism, as manifested in their texts, temples, tombs, art, hieroglyphs, ...etc., throughout their known history. It shows how the Egyptians designed their buildings to generate cosmic energy, and the mystical application of numbers in Egyptian works. The book explains in detail the harmonic proportion of about 20 Ancient Egyptian buildings throughout their recorded history. This Expanded Edition of the book is divided into three parts containing a total of 13 chapters, as well as 10 appendices being A through I. Part I: Architectural Concepts—Function and From consists of five chapters—1 through 5: Chapter 1: The Architectural Canon Chapter 2: The Metaphysical Structure of The Universe Chapter 3: Visitation Sites of The Lower Heavenly Court Chapter 4: The Sealed Pharaohs' Tombs Chapter 5: Egyptian Temples of The Divine Forces Part II: The Physical Manifestation of Metaphysical Concepts consists of five chapters—6 through 11: Chapter 6: Architectural Constituent Forms of Metaphysical Functions will cover the various architectural forms as manifestation of their corresponding functions [both physically and metaphysically] for "false doors", recessed wall panels, columns and pillars, capitals of columns, porticoes, peristyles, colonnade formations at four different locations, obelisks, statuary images of various roof forms (flat, gable, corbelled, arch & vaulted), stylistic architectural details (architrave, cornice, and torus) and stylistic ornamentation and decoration such as starry ceilings, floral, geometric, figurative, a combination of two or all three, guilloche (misnamed as the Tuscan border), chevron, and scroll pattern. Chapter 7: The Primary Geometrical Shapes/Forms Chapter 8: The Generative Square Root Rectangles—"Irrational numbers" ......

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97 Principles for Software Architects: Axioms for software architecture and development written by industry practitioners

por Multiple Authors

97 Principles for Software Architects presents axioms for software architecture written by over four dozen leading software architects. The principles describe best practices in architecting and developing software learned from decades of collective experience. The lessons of this book will be useful to current and aspiring software architects, engineers, and anyone responsible for developing software. The material – originally published by the authors under the Creative Commons License – has been optimized for audio. Chapters include:
Simplify Essential Complexity; Diminish Accidental Complexity by Neil Ford
Database As a Fortress By Dan Chak
Don't Put Your Resume Ahead of the Requirements by Nitin Borwankar
Audio content for computer science and software engineering is rare, but the nature of these axioms – without diagrams or code samples – makes them perfect the medium. Become a more informed engineer as you walk the dog, commute to work, or cook your dinner.

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Why Architecture Matters

por Paul Goldberger

Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to "come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually" — with its impact on our lives.
"Architecture begins to matter," writes Paul Goldberger, "when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads." He shows us how that works in examples ranging from a small Cape Cod cottage to the "vast, flowing" Prairie houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Lincoln Memorial to the highly sculptural Guggenheim Bilbao and the Church of Sant'Ivo in Rome, where "simple geometries... create a work of architecture that embraces the deepest complexities of human imagination."
Based on decades of looking at buildings and thinking about how we experience them, the distinguished critic raises our awareness of fundamental things like proportion, scale, space, texture, materials, shapes, light, and memory. Upon completing this remarkable architectural journey, listeners will enjoy a wonderfully rewarding new way of seeing and experiencing every aspect of the built world.
The book is published by Yale University Press.

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Architects of Infinity

por Kirsten Beyer

An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: Voyager, from the New York Times bestselling author!

As the Federation Starship Voyager continues to lead the Full Circle Fleet in its exploration of the Delta Quadrant, Admiral Kathryn Janeway remains concerned about the Krenim Imperium and its ability to rewrite time to suit its whims. At Captain Chakotay's suggestion, however, she orders the fleet to focus its attention on a unique planet in a binary system, where a new element has been discovered. Several biospheres exist on this otherwise uninhabitable world, each containing different atmospheres and features that argue other sentient beings once resided on the surface. Janeway hopes that digging into an old-fashioned scientific mystery will lift the crews' morale, but she soon realizes that the secrets buried on this world may be part of a much larger puzzle—one that points to the existence of a species whose power to reshape the galaxy might dwarf that of the Krenim.

Meanwhile, Lieutenants Nancy Conlon and Harry Kim continue to struggle with the choices related to Conlon’s degenerative condition. Full Circle’s medical staff discovers a potential solution, but complications will force a fellow officer to confront her people’s troubled past and her own future in ways she never imagined…

™, ®, & © 2018 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Transformational Architecture: Reshaping Our Lives as Narrative

por Ron Martoia

“How Can I More Effectively Reach People of My Generation with the Message of the Gospel?”Start the story where God starts the story.In other words, it’s not about “lifestyle evangelism.” Or being cleverer than the person with whom you’re talking. Or knowing everything there is to know about the Bible.It’s about knowing what’s most important to your friends, family, coworkers, and others you meet along life’s journey. It’s about, to use author Ron Martoia’s words, discovering the “story” each of us lives every waking day of our lives. Once you know that, you’ll know how God’s story fits into our human stories.Jesus spread the Good News this way. He talked to people, asked them questions about who they were, what they were doing–in short, he found out what made each person get out of bed every morning. And then he shared with them a bigger story–and how they fit into it. Jesus knew that when people grasped God’s big picture, they felt compelled–even overjoyed–to be a part of it.In today’s increasingly individualistic, disenfranchised world, it’s never been more important to know God’s story and how one fits into it. Let Transformational Architecture be your guide to reaching those around you with God’s life-changing message of hope.

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Architecture: A History in 100 Buildings

por Dan Cruickshank

This stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings.
Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, renowned architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the most impressive and characterful creations in world architecture.
His selection includes many of the world’s best-known buildings that represent key or pioneering moments in architectural history, such as the Pantheon in Rome, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Taj Mahal in India and the Forbidden City in China.
But the book also covers less obvious and more surprising structures, the generally unsung heroes of an endlessly fascinating story. Buildings like Oriel Chambers in Liverpool and the Narkomfin Apartment Building in Moscow.
Dan Cruickshank has visited nearly all the buildings in the book, many in locations that are now inaccessible and under serious threat. A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings is an eloquent and often moving testimony to the power of great architecture to shape, and be shaped by, world history.

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The Architecture of Happiness

por Alain de Botton

The Architecture of Happiness is a dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations. One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that surround us. And yet, a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.

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The Alchemy of Architecture: Memories and Insights from Ken Tate

por Ken Tate

Selected by The Times Literary Supplement as a 2020 book of the year, The Alchemy of Architecture: Memories and Insights from Ken Tate by Ken and Duke Tate is celebrated architect Ken Tate’s creative memoir about his life.
Beginning with his days growing up in Columbus, Mississippi where he was surrounded by beautiful Greek Revival houses, the book journeys through Ken’s upbringing as a creative adolescent to his early days at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where he started his architectural collegiate career. There Ken struggled to keep up with the hard-edged modernism being taught in school and longed to design beautiful houses with soul. His quest led him on to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where he found what he was looking for in two creative professors, Jim Jones and Lewis Lanter, who mentored him. That tutelage led him to write his architectural thesis Architecture in Search of a Soul. Following graduation from Auburn, Ken journeyed to work for eccentric talent Bruce Goff in Texas and afterwards for Sambo Mockbee in Jackson, Mississippi. He established his own firm, Ken Tate Architect, in 1984 in Jackson, Mississippi, which began a lifelong career of designing houses in an alchemical way where an inner essence was breathed into them. Full of rich detail and texture, the book follows Ken’s 35-year career from Jackson to New Orleans and on to Palm Beach where the firm has opened their second office.
Covering his approach to design, how architecture relates to cinema and photography, advice, reflections and even epiphanies, the book is a must read for any fan of the profession.

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An Architecture Manifesto: Critical Reason and Theories of a Failed Practice

por Nadir Lahiji

In this manifesto, the author takes a leap of faith. It is a faith in Lost Causes. He asserts that today, architectonic reason has fallen into ruins. As soon as architecture leaves the limits set to it by architectonic reason, no other path is open to it but the path to aestheticism. This is the wrong path contemporary architecture has taken. In its reduction to a pure aesthetic object, architecture negatively affects the human sensorium. Capitalist consumer society creates desires by generating ‘surplus-enjoyment’ for capitalist profit and contemporary architecture has become an instrument in generating this ‘surplus-enjoyment’, with fatal consequences. This manifesto is thus both a critique and a work of theory. It is a siren, alarm, klaxon to the current status quo within architectural discourse and a timely response to the conditions of architecture today.

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Architecture: Portals To Consciousness

por Anthony Lawlor

Architect Lawlor feels physical forms frame portals to the vitality and inspiration of consciousness. He shares the idea that beautiful places remind us of those aspects of ourselves. This far ranging dialogue takes us from our homes as a reflection of the quality of our consciousness to why skyscrapers and “McMansions” are giving way to the tiny house movement.

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