Encouraged Reading

On Architecture & Design Principles |

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D.N. Perkins is Director of Harvard Project Zero, Senior Research Associate, and Lecturer On Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Instant Architecture surveys the striking history of building and design from the ziggurats of Mesopotamia to the tip of New York’s Empire State Building.

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This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment.

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Ten chapters about architecture by different authors. Architecture, art and works of art by T. J Diffey. mPure Architecture by David Fenner.

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This book suggests a wholly new way of thinking about the history of America’s built environment and how Americans have related to it.

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Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality.

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Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas.

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Of the many plans submitted, one stood out–a daring and unorthodox solution to vaulting what is still the largest dome (143 feet in diameter) in the world.

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The Annotated Arch takes architectural history out of the realm of dreary textbooks into a world of dynamic design.

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Since time immemorial, bees have been associated with all manner of virtues. The beehive has served as the model for an ideal society.

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An extraordinary book of penciled-in and other structural and architecture diagrams, as well as outlines of all of Wright’s masterworks.

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Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and clearly written texts with an abundance of pictures. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors

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Based on interviews with leading architects, this book presents their thoughts on architectural theory and practice.

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An extraordinary book of penciled-in and other structural and architecture diagrams, as well as outlines of all of Wright’s masterworks.

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Frank Lloyd Wright exerted perhaps the greatest influence on twentieth century design. In a volume that continues to resonate more than seventy years after its initial publication.

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Light Is the Theme provides an extended expression of the major themes articulated in his design for the museum.

On Education |

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Though classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art.

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Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom.

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Starting in 1902 at a country school that had an enrollment of fourteen, Frank Boyden built an academy that has long since taken its place on a level with Andover and Exeter.

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We live in a competition loving culture. We love the performance, the big win, the ticking seconds of the clock as the game comes down to the wire.

 

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Merging cognitive science with educational agenda, Gardner makes an eloquent case for restructuring our schools by showing just how ill-suited our minds and natural patterns of learning are to the prevailing modes of education.

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Based on Dave Burgess’s popular “Outrageous Teaching” and “Teach Like a PIRATE” seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.break]

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A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods–with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today’s world.

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The Theory of Architecture Concepts, Themes & Practices Paul-Alan Johnson Although it has long been thought that theory directs architectural practice, no one has explained precisely how the connection between theory and practice is supposed to work.

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The Theory of Architecture Concepts, Themes & Practices Paul-Alan Johnson Although it has long been thought that theory directs architectural practice, no one has explained precisely how the connection between theory and practice is supposed to work.

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101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the design studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language the things they tend to make murky and abstruse.

Gender-Space-Architecture

This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture.

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Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design.

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Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge.

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Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity.

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In the bestselling tradition of The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook–the companion volume to Michael Gelb’s 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

Flow

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow.

Design-Synectics

Synectics, from the Greek for ‘bringing different things into unified connection’, delivers a breakthrough approach to the elements and principles of design.

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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas.

Super-Brain

A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.

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Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

Good-to-Great

The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.

Creative-Confidence

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.

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Over the years, A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD has been praised by business people, educators, scientists, homemakers, artists, youth leaders, and many more.

Great-by-Choice

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?