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Editorial Panel's Recommended Reads - June 2014

This June, our Editorial Panel have chosen 3 ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on these best-selling titles. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJUN14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 6th July 2014.

Our Editorial Panel’s selection for June includes:

The Communicative Mind: A Linguistic Exploration of Conceptual Integration and Meaning Construction

Author: Line Brandt

“Brandt brings together a remarkably diverse set of methodologies to elucidate the ways in which language depicts conceptualizers and enunciation. This work shows us new and useful directions in analyzing literary texts as complex subjective networks of mental spaces – and challenges psychologists and neuroscientists to tackle cognitive complexities which are at present beyond them.”

– Professor Eve Sweetser, University of California, Berkeley

The Design Collective: An Approach to Practice

Editors: Harriet Edquist and Laurene Vaughan

“The early twenty-first century has seen the death of the ego-centric ‘designer-hero’ and the birth of a new approach to design practice that is rooted in collective values. This book is the first to unpack that exciting form of practice and to evaluate its successes. Focusing on its historical roots, and its links with activism, craft, and curating, among many other things, it will open your eyes to the breadth of possibilities that flow from the idea of the ‘design collective’ and its multiple benefits.”

– Professor Penny Sparke, Kingston University, UK

Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India

Authors: Vinayak Bharne and Krupali Krusche

“What this extraordinary book reveals is the power of a new attitude. Instead of looking at the Hindu temple with the eyes of historians or anthropologists, it espouses the mind-set of the technician laying bare the workings of a well-functioning machine. Bharne and Krusche do not use or teach traditional techniques of planning and building for restoration and conservation purposes but more importantly as disciplines to design modern buildings and cities. This study is not only relevant for the sub-continent but contributes importantly to the general re-evaluation of traditional values globally.”

– Leon Krier, Architect and Urbanist

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