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- Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95
Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Professor Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had on the city. Valentine traces his life from his move to Texas, his involvement in the Civil War (he later received a presidential pardon... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00
Diagrids are advanced framing systems composed of diagonal steel grids. Developed a decade ago for spectacular buildings like the Swiss Re (?the gherkin?) in London, diagrid structures connect a breathtaking appearance with tangible advantages: a massive reduction in material use, a gain of available floor surface area and more flexibility. For the... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00
Driving Desired Futures addresses the question how do individuals in social systems achieve credibility for new ideas? What are the criteria that render the comprehension of new ideas more likely within a group of people with diverse sets of beliefs? What triggers management?s attention to allocate resources to the development of new ideas? To address... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 29.99
Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Ideenwelt der Baukunst von der griechischen Antike bis heute _____ Worin besteht der Unterschied zwischen einer dorischen und einer ionischen Säule? Welche Funktion hat ein Strebebogen? Was sind die Leitmotive der modernen Architektur? Wie unterscheidet sich Restaurierung von Konservierung? Wann ist ein Bauwerk bloß... more...
- Ambra 2014; US$ 37.00
A path out of the technological and economical excesses in contemporary architecture:A book on research and education in architecture and information technology, conceived of as philosophical interplay between two species similar in kind. Neither of them is in the least disciplinal: both affect everything, both are arts of structuring. The one 2500... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 12.95
Many generations ago, the cabin was the backbone of American life; it was the headquarters of that important unit—the home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire. The pioneer cabin, understandably, was a necessity. Even in today's modern and complex world, many people still reside in cabins built to... more...
- Nomad Press 2014; US$ 12.95
Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable. Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind these towering structures. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 13.79
Viele Türme, Zugbrücken, Verliese und tiefe Brunnen - Burgen sind vielfältiger als die gängigen Klischees ahnen lassen. Vor allem vom 11. bis 15. Jahrhundert errichteten die Adligen im Heiligen Römischen Reich beeindruckende Wehrbauten als Residenzen, Zoll- oder Belagerungsburgen, als Frontturm-, Schildmauer- oder Kastellburgen. Nicht nur auf Bergen,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00
Making extensive use of information gained from in-depth interviews with architects active in the period between 1928-1953, the author provides a sympathetic understanding of the Modern Movement's architectural role in reshaping the fabric and structure of British metropolitan cities in the post-war period and traces the links between the experience... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 19.99
Royal Barry Wills was the founder and namesake of one of America?s most famous architecture firms. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the Boston firm has been designing elegant private homes in the Colonial New England tradition for over 85 years. This fully illustrated, handsome book features examples of the firm?s work from the beginning to the... more...