An Architect In Bangladesh Conversations With Muzharul Islam

An Architect in Bangladesh: Conversations with Muriktrul Islam is a window to modern culture in Bangladesh. and the place of architecture in it in the views of the foremost architect of the country: Muzharul Islam (1923-20(2). in the sense of a Bengali modernity could be transferred into the dynamic personality and output of a single person, unequivocally it has to be Muzharul Islam. Immersed in architecture culture and politics, Islam's role was decisive in forming and developing a progressive, modernist ethos from the 1950s onward. 

Originally conducted in 1992 with a group of young architects than the conversation in the book testifies to Muzharul Islam's deeply kit thoughts on architecture, art, culture, and politics. Spanning five decades, topics of the conversation describe the evolution of a Bengali modernity, and provide insights into contemporary architectural and political panorama, including its promises and anxieties. 

Despite his immense influence on the architectural culture of Bangladesh, and his close interaction with the literary, artistic and political giants of the country, there are few documents on Muzharul Islam's thoughts and views. Muzharul Islam had a clear vision, and spoke often but wrote little," Shamsul Wares notes in the preface. "This book will remain an authentic source for those who care about Muzharul Islam the man and his ideas." 

Poetics of Architecture: Theory of Design

The author presents rich and imaginative discussions of these channels, explaining which were favored during the Modern and Postmodern movements and clarifying his theoretical analyses through the use of many vivid examples, tables, and illustrations. Included among the examples in the volume are many distinguished projects and theories by a wide range of noted architects such as Asplund, Aalto, Utzon, Pikionis, Barragan, Pietila, Predock, and Legorreta, who are latecomers to the attention of the media"


This book provides a comprehensive critical overview of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the great masters of modern architecture. Beautifully illustrated with a wealth of photographs of many of Wright's best-known buildings, Frock Lloyd Wright explores the key themes in the architect's work, presenting the consistent and systematic qualities that underlie all of his designs. Robert McCarter's text analyses Wright's work chronologically, emphasizing key designs and works relating to them, in parallel to an examination of several predominant themes active in Wright's design work, and singled out by Wright as being of fundamental importance in his understanding of architecture. The themes of space and the spatial experience of the user are thus examined, alongside a discussion of the construction and a coherent tectonic order, and an investigation of the relationship between Wright's architecture and the landscape. An extensive selection of archival drawings and photographs, clear redrawn plans and color photographs, together with a complete chronology of Wright's buildings and projects, compiled by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, make this hook an indispensable reference work of this renowned architect. 


Time – Saver Standards For Housing And Residential Development

Incorporating many recent changes and new developments in the planning and design of single-family dwellings, apartments, housing complexes, and neighborhoods, the second edition of this authoritative volume in McGraw-Hill's acclaimed Time-Saver Standards series continues to offer design professionals access to a unique databank of design standards and criteria for creating more functional and livable environments. In superb graphic detail - with hundreds of plans, illustrations, and diagrams - this comprehensive one-volume resource presents.

Manual of Tropical Housing and Building

This book is intended as a textbook for students, as a reference work for practitioners and as an aid for their clients - investors, administrators and politicians. It is the result of the joint efforts of its authors, their fellow teachers and several generations of students who used successive drafts, recorded their reactions and experiences and provided material for revision and rewriting.

Design on the Landscape

Scenery and landscape are two ideas which carry strong emotional associations. Many people are unable or unwilling to rationalise their feelings for these things. It is unfortunate that even professionals may plead guilty on occasion to the charge of so-called subjectivity.

Basic Graph Theory

Presents terminologies and key concepts of basic graph theory in a clear and understandable way with illustrative examples

Proofs are presented with details and illustrations for easy understanding

Includes special classes of graphs like outerplanar graphs, chordal graphs, and series-parallel graphs, and some research topics for further advanced study

Introduction to Graph Theory

Graph Theory has recently emerged as a subject in its own right, as well as being an important mathematical tool in such diverse subjects as operational research, chemistry, sociology and genetics. Robin Wilson's book has been widely used as a text for undergraduate courses in mathematics, computer science and economics, and as a readable introduction to the subject for non-mathematicians.
The opening chapters provide a basic foundation course, containing such topics as trees, algorithms, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, planar graphs and colouring, with special reference to the four-colour theorem. Following these, there are two chapters on directed graphs and transversal theory, relating these areas to such subjects as Markov chains and network flows. Finally, there is a chapter on matroid theory, which is used to consolidate some of the material from earlier chapters.
For this new edition, the text has been completely revised, and there is a full range of exercises of varying difficulty. There is new material on algorithms, tree-searches, and graph-theoretical puzzles. Full solutions are provided for many of the exercises.
Robin Wilson is Dean and Director of Studies in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computing at the Open University.

Introduction to Graph Theory

For undergraduate or graduate courses in Graph Theory in departments of mathematics or computer science. This text offers a comprehensive and coherent introduction to the fundamental topics of graph theory. It includes basic algorithms and emphasizes the understanding and writing of proofs about graphs. Thought-provoking examples and exercises develop a thorough understanding of the structure of graphs and the techniques used to analyze problems. The first seven chapters form the basic course, with advanced material in Chapter 8.

Algorithm Design

Algorithm Design introduces algorithms by looking at the real-world problems that motivate them. The book teaches students a range of design and analysis techniques for problems that arise in computing applications. The text encourages an understanding of the algorithm design process and an appreciation of the role of algorithms in the broader field of computer science.

The Art of Deception

The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of thelow-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form oneof the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception,the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief."
Focusing on the human factors involved with information security,Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system.

Complex Variable: Schaum's Outlines Series

This book is designed for use as a supplement to all current standard texts or as a textbook for a formal course in Complex Variable Theory and applications. It should also be of considerable value to those taking courses in mathematics, physics, aerodynamics, elasticity or any of the numerous other fields in which complex variable methods are employed.

Digital Signal Processing

A significant revision of a best-selling text for the introductory digital signal processing course. This book presents the fundamentals of discrete-time signals, systems, and modern digital processing and applications for students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science.The book is suitable for either a one-semester or a two-semester undergraduate level course in discrete systems and digital signal processing. It is also intended for use in a one-semester first-year graduate-level course in digital signal processing.

Clean Architecture

By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.


Martin’s Clean Architecture doesn’t merely present options. Drawing on over a half-century of experience in software environments of every imaginable type, Martin tells you what choices to make and why they are critical to your success. As you’ve come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you’ll face—the ones that will make or break your projects.

  • Learn what software architects need to achieve—and core disciplines and practices for achieving it
  • Master essential software design principles for addressing function, component separation, and data management
  • See how programming paradigms impose discipline by restricting what developers can do
  • Understand what’s critically important and what’s merely a “detail”
  • Implement optimal, high-level structures for web, database, thick-client, console, and embedded applications
  • Define appropriate boundaries and layers, and organize components and services
  • See why designs and architectures go wrong, and how to prevent (or fix) these failures