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Related booklists: Architecture in Liverpool, Merseyside and the North West, Sustainability & Self-Sufficiency, Cities and Towns, Housing, Green Cities and Communities and Inner-City Renewal, Green Houses and Homes,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto
    Plastic Emotions - by Shiromi Pinto

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910312315 | ISBN 10: 1910312312

    “We architects must be idealists. We construct not just individual buildings, but whole cities. We plan cities, and in doing so, change lives.”  Plastic Emotions is inspired by the life of Minnette de Silva – a forgotten feminist icon and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect by Marwa al-Sabouni
    The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect - by Marwa al-Sabouni

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780500292938 | ISBN 10: 0500292930

    ‘Everyone in Syria has lived his war. Every day people have fought for their lives, every day has brought a bid for survival, but it is not only bodies that suffer; souls, too, go through these battles, dying a thousand times in anticipation, only ... more

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  • Cover image of book Portals by Philippa Lewis, illustrated by Miles Thistlethwaite
    Portals - by Philippa Lewis, illustrated by Miles Thistlethwaite

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781904263746 | ISBN 10: 1904263747

    When is an entrance a portal?  In this beautiful little book, packed with rare antique illustrations and original artwork by Miles Thistlethwaite, architectural historian Philippa Lewis explores the fascinating world of liminal boundaries and th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zaha Hadid by Philip Jodidio
    Zaha Hadid - by Philip Jodidio

    £8.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9783836536356 | ISBN 10: 3836536358

    Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable.  During the latter years of her life, Hadids daring visio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings by Owen Hatherley
    Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings - by Owen Hatherley

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141975894 | ISBN 10: 014197589x

    "In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies and social realities it embodi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Can Architecture be an Emancipatory Project? Dialogues on Architecture and the Left by Nadir Z. Lahiji (Editor)
    Can Architecture be an Emancipatory Project? Dialogues on Architecture and the Left - by Nadir Z. Lahiji (Editor)

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782797371 | ISBN 10: 1782797378

    Can architectural discourse rethink itself in terms of a radical emancipatory project? And if so, what would be the contours of such a discourse? "Can architecture be an instrument of emancipation? Can architects unchain themselves from their own ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan
    The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War - by Robert Bevan

    £9.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780235974 | ISBN 10: 1780235976

    The destruction of Nimrud and Palmyra, crumbled shells of mosques in Iraq, the fall of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11: when architectural totems such as these are destroyed by conflicts and the ravages of war, more than mere buildings ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk
    Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture - by Justin McGuirk

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688687 | ISBN 10: 1781688680

    What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city?   In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities by Michael Sorkin
    All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities - by Michael Sorkin

    £24.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844672202 | ISBN 10: 1844672204

    Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as unique in America brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.   All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults the national security city, with its archite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Against Architecture by Franco La Cecla
    Against Architecture - by Franco La Cecla

    £13.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604864069 | ISBN 10: 1604864060

    First published in 2008, (as Contro larchitettura), Against Architecture has been translated into French and Greek, with editions forthcoming in Polish and Portuguese. The book is a passionate and erudite charge against the celebrities of the curren ... more

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  • Cover image of book Governing for Sustainable Urban Development by Yvonne Rydin
    Governing for Sustainable Urban Development - by Yvonne Rydin

    £35.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844078196 | ISBN 10: 1844078191

    Achieving urban sustainability is amongst the most pressing issues facing planners and governments. This book is the first to provide a cohesive analysis of sustainable urban development and to examine the processes by which change in how urban areas ... more

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  • Cover image of book Building with Straw Bales: A  Practical Guide for the UK and Ireland by Barbara Jones
    Building with Straw Bales: A Practical Guide for the UK and Ireland - by Barbara Jones

    £21.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781900322515 | ISBN 10: 190032251x

    Strawbale building is a radically different approach to construction. Pioneered in the USA over a hundred years ago and established in the UK in the 1990s, the technique is now entering the mainstream used by firms who see its value in terms of cos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bender Heaven: The UK Traveller
    Bender Heaven: The UK Traveller's Good Home Guide - by Laugh

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263692 | ISBN 10: 1904263690

    A bender is the British traveller's abode of choice. Built from little more than a tarpaulin and some thin hazel poles, people live in these snug, warm eco-homes the length and breadth of Britain.   Despite this, however, many people have nev ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators by Charles Landry
    The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators - by Charles Landry

    £33.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844075980 | ISBN 10: 1844075982

    The Creative City is a clarion call for imaginative action in developing and running urban life. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, with remarkable examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world. ... more

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  • Cover image of book EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature by Richard Register
    EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature - by Richard Register

    £21.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780865715523 | ISBN 10: 0865715521

    Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention. EcoCities is about re-building cities and towns based ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ecovillages: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities by Jan Martin Bang
    Ecovillages: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities - by Jan Martin Bang

    £20.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780863154805 | ISBN 10: 0863154808

    The Ecovillages movement is a worldwide network of communities which strive to integrate a supportive social environment with a low-impact way of life. Examples include Kibbutz, Camphill communities and others based on frameworks such as Permaculture ... more

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  • Cover image of book Talking to Architects: Ten Lectures by Colin Ward
    Talking to Architects: Ten Lectures - by Colin Ward

    £6.00   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780900384882 | ISBN 10: 0900384883

    This book gathers together addresses to mainly architectural audiences over twenty years. They seek to persuade observers of the built environment that beyond the adulation of architectural celebrities from Le Corbusier onward, there has been a quiet ... more

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