The Annotated Arch
A Crash Course in the History of Architecture
Paperback ISBN: 0740710249
Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.
Coming from the South
Paperback ISBN: 8495273039
One gets the impression from most books about architecture and the city that the world is a flat place inhabited by very rich countries, plus others that are very poor and who are trying as fast as they can -via primitive capitalism - to stop being so. More complex physical and geographical realities exist, however, as well as places with middling economies. In this book Eduard Bru speaks of some of these places in the South of Europe, as well as on other continents. He does this through his own projects and writings, and those of different friends, organized according to a certain mise en scene: The book opens with a number of theoretical articles and schemes oriented towards thinking about the specific conditions of the project in those contexts.