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- De Gruyter 2005; US$ 49.00
In the Middle Ages, imaginative re-use was made of architectural components from classical antiquity such as columns, capitals, cornices, and even statues, sarcophagi, reliefs and inscriptions; the motives ranged from simple utilisation of materials through interpretatio christiana to political legitimation. The author demonstrates how this re-use... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
This book develops academic understanding of Muslim urban space by pursuing the structural logic of the premodern Arab-Muslim city, or medina. With particular reference to The Book of Walls , an historical discourse of Islamic law whose primary subject is the wall, the book determines the meaning of a wall and then uses it to analyze the space of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95
Scholarly and innovative with visually stunning line drawings and photographs, this volume provides readers with a compelling record of the unbroken pattern of reciprocal use and exchange between the countryside and the walled city of Florence, from the thirteenth century up to the present day. Defying the traditional and idealized interpretation... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00
Covering all regions of Italy?from Turin's Palace of Labor in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily?and all periods of Italian architecture?from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica apartments built in Milan in the 1930s?this volume examines over 70 of Italy's most important architectural landmarks. Writing... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00
Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination... more...
- IOS Press 2008; US$ 135.00
Conservation of architecture - and the conversation of modern architecture in particular - has assumed new challenges. Rather than attempting to return a modern building to its resumed original state, the challenge of these proceedings is to revalue the essence of the manifold manifestations of modern architecture and redefine its meanings in a rapidly... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 149.99
This is the first biography of T. G. Jackson, an architect who transformed the image of Oxford, rebuilt public schools, and became a leading architect of the arts and crafts movement. Although many of his buildings are famous, until now he has been little known. Yet his work illuminates a whole society as well as an individual. - ;In the late nineteenth... more...