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Architecture According to Pigeons

Author : Stella Gurney
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Hello. I am Speck. Come fly with me! Architecture According to Pigeons is the perfect introduction for children to the most beautiful buildings in the world and the basic principles of architecture, using a fun, lively and engaging way of learning. In this delightful book, a pigeon named Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that pigeons are great aficionados of architecture and delivers an account of a journey around the globe with fun facts about each of the iconic buildings he visits. The book features the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and dozens of other buildings from a 'bird's eye view' to delight children and parents alike.

Architecture According to Pigeons

Author : Stella Gurney
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Hello, I am Speck. Come along, come along! Architecture According to Pigeons is a fun, lively introduction for children to world's most beautiful buildings. In this delightful book, Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that he and his fellow pigeons are in fact great aficionados of architecture. Speck delivers his account of a journey around the globe, offering a "bird's eye view" of the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, and dozens of other buildings to delight children and parents alike.

Bird architecture

Author : James Rennie
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Subnature

Author : David Gissen
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We are conditioned over time to regard environmental forces such as dust, mud, gas, smoke, debris, weeds, and insects as inimical to architecture. Much of today's discussion about sustainable and green design revolves around efforts to clean or filter out these primitive elements. While mostly the direct result of human habitation, these 'subnatural forces' are nothing new. In fact, our ability to manage these forces has long defined the limits of civilized life. From its origins, architecture has been engaged in both fighting and embracing these so-called destructive forces. In Subnature, David Gissen, author of our critically acclaimed Big and Green, examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature. Each chapter provides an examination of a particular form of subnature and its actualization in contemporary design practice. The exhilarating and at times unsettling work featured in Subnature suggests an alternative view of natural processes and ecosystems and their relationships to human society and architecture. R&Sie(n)'s Mosquito Bottleneck house in Trinidad uses a skin that actually attracts mosquitoes and moves them through the building, while keeping them separate from the occupants. In his building designs the architect Philippe Rahm draws the dank air from the earth and the gasses and moisture from our breath to define new forms of spatial experience. In his Underground House, Mollier House, and Omnisport Hall, Rahm forces us to consider the odor of soil and the emissions from our body as the natural context of a future architecture. [Cero 9]'s design for the Magic Mountain captures excess heat emitted from a power generator in Ames, Iowa, to fuel a rose garden that embellishes the industrial site and creates a natural mountain rising above the city's skyline. Subnature looks beyond LEED ratings, green roofs, and solar panels toward a progressive architecture based on a radical new conception of nature.

The Architecture of Birds

Author : James Rennie
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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture

Author : Tom Devonshire Jones
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"First published as: The Oxford companion to Christian art and architecture in 1996 by Oxford University Press." --T.p. verso.

Natural History of Birds Their Architecture Habits and Faculties

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Indian Architectural Theory and Practice

Author : Vibhuti Chakrabarti
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In this ground-breaking study the traditional Indian science of architecture and house-building,Vastu Vidya, is explored in terms of its secular uses, at the levels of both theory and contemporary practice. Vastu Vidya is treated as constituting a coherent and complete architectural programme, still of great relevance today. Chakrabarti draws on an impressive amount of textual material, much of it only available in Sanskrit, and presents several extremely valuable illustrations in support of the theories expounded. Each chapter deals with one architectural aspect, and chapters are divided into three sections. For each aspect, the first section explains the prescriptions of the traditional texts; the second section deals with the rather arbitrary use of that aspect by contemporary Indian architects trained in the western manner but striving to relate to Indian roots; while the last section in each chapter explores the selected use of that particular aspect by contemporary Vastu pundits, with their disregard for architectural idiom.

Architecture of Mughal India

Author : CATHERINE ASHER
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Traces the development and spread of architecture under the Mughal emperors who ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early-16th to the mid-19th centuries. The book considers the entire scope of architecture built under the auspices of the imperial Mughals and their subjects.

Animals and Architecture

Author : David Hancocks
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Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things

Author : Stella Gurney
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Visually arresting, informative and accessible, this is the book for every child who ever wondered, 'How?'

The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture

Author : Peter Murray
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A lavishly illustrated guide to the Judeo-Christian tradition in Western art contains more than 1,700 articles covering major artists, periods and styles, icons and symbols, biblical figures, art forms, general beliefs, and much more. UP.

The Splendour of Iran Islamic period vernacular architecture city planning elements of cities architectural ornament

Author : Edward Booth-Clibborn
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Represents the combined expertise of many of the most respected art historians and cultural commentators from Iran itself, whose knowledge of the country and its traditions brings an entirely new dimension to the study of its architectural and artistic.

American Architect and Architecture

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An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape

Author : Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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The vocabulary of building in the early South from 1607 to the 1820s, with most terms used in a dated quote from the time period. For instance, "1807, A kitchen for sale had 'batten shutters' Charleston Courier."

The Architectural Forum

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AAQ Architectural Association Quarterly

Author : Architectural Association (Great Britain)
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The Muslim Architecture of Egypt Ayy bids and early Ba rite Maml ks A D 1171 1326

Author : Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell
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Pigeon

Author : Barbara Allen
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Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors—and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet important bird, Barbara Allen’s Pigeon explores its cultural significance, as well as its similarities to and differences from its close counterpart, the dove. While the dove is seen as a symbol of love, peace, and goodwill, the pigeon is commonly perceived as a filthy, ill-mannered flying rodent, a “rat with wings.” Readers will find in Pigeon an enticing exploration of the historical and contemporary bonds between humans and these two unique and closely related birds. For polluting statues and architecture, the pigeon has earned a bad reputation, but Barbara Allen offers several examples of the bird’s importance—as a source of food and fertilizer, a bearer of messages during times of war, a pollution monitor, and an aid to Charles Darwin in his pivotal research on evolutionary theory. Allen also comments on the literary love and celebration of pigeons and doves in the work of such writers and poets as Shakespeare, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Proust, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Along the way, Allen corrects the many stereotypes about pigeons in the hope that the rich history of one of the oldest human-animal partnerships will be both admired and celebrated.

The Art and Architecture of Ancient America

Author : George Kubler
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