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- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95
Turkey: Modern Architectures in History offers a journey through the iconic buildings of Turkey that begins with the end of World War I, when the new Turkish Republic was born out of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, includes its democratization in the midst of the Cold War’s competing ideologies, and concludes with the present... more...
- Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 31.50
There are about 300 archaeological open-air museums in Europe. Their history goes from Romanticism up to modern-day tourism. With the majority dating to the past 30 years, they do more than simply present (re)constructed outdoor sceneries based on archaeology. They have an important role as education facilities and many showcase archaeology in a variety... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95
What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00
There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book examines the philosophical foundations of their work,... more...
- Counterpoint 2013; US$ 30.00
Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and influence of both cities was such that the story... more...
- Amherst Media, Inc. 2013; US$ 27.99
On-location photographers are faced with ever-changing lighting conditions due to the time of day, the weather, or the surroundings, and this book explores how to evaluate, use, and shape the available light to get the best results in any situation. The book begins by showing photographers how to assess available light and exposure, providing information... more...
- Verlag Versicherungswirtschaft 2013; US$ 29.90
Die Haftung des Architekten für Mängel seines Gewerkes ist vielfältig und kann sich aus unterschiedlichen Gesichtspunkten ergeben. Dr. Peter Sohn, Fachanwalt für Bau- und Architektenrecht und Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht, zeigt die Grundstrukturen sowie die wichtigsten Fallgestaltungen in Haftpflicht und Deckung auf. Die Ausführungen behandeln... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
Vor kurzem wurden bei Bauarbeiten in Quedlinburg drei Steuerregister aus dem 16. Jh. entdeckt. Für die UNESCO-Welterbestadt mit ihren 1.200 Fachwerkhäusern ermöglicht der Fund zusammen mit anderen Quellen insbesondere dem Quedlinburger Stadtbuch eine sozialtopographische Untersuchung. Wie verteilte sich das Vermögen? Wo wohnten die ärmeren und wo die... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ?habitats?, ?natural milieus?, ?places? or ?shelters? that construct architectural... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2010; US$ 16.99
While politicians talk about sustainable housing, thousands of individuals, groups and organisations are busy putting ideas into practice now pushing the boundaries to cut carbon emissions far beyond government targets. Where are the examples we can all learn from, and how are they bringing sustainable housing closer to reality in our communities?... more...