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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 275.00
Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
America in 1953 seems hell-bent on squandering the flood tide of international goodwill earned in WWII. Senator Joe McCarthy is on a red-hunting rampage in Washington, and the fledgling CIA under Allen Dulles is starting to dabble in nation-building. Into this moment of history wander Nick Carraway and Jake Barnes, refugees from Fitzgerald's... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
Exploiting the turbulence and strife of sixteenth-century France, the House of Guise arose from a provincial power base to establish themselves as dominant political players in France and indeed Europe, marrying within royal and princely circles and occupying the most important ecclesiastical and military positions. Propelled by ambitions derived... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 45.00
Alfred Hitchcock has long been understood as an inspired technician and master of abnormal psychology. The authors of this volume suggest, through readings of his American films, that he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable presence. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 33.99
Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along... more...
- Short Books 2014; US$ 17.49
Michael Gerard Tyson grew up in almost indescribable poverty in the ghettos of Brooklyn. Incarcerated in a young offender institution at the age of ten – when he was often mistaken for a man of twenty – Tyson discovered that he had extraordinary physical power. In Scream, Jonathan Rendall presents an oral history of Tyson?s life, built around statements... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 145.95
Introduction Development of the Immersed Tunnel Steel shell tunnels Concrete tunnels Composite sandwich tunnels Tunnels in Japan Growth in immersed tunnels worldwide Current Forms of Immersed Tunnel Monolithic concrete element construction Segmental concrete element construction Prestressed concrete Single steel shell Double steel shell Composite... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 13.99
This is the most popular dictionary of physics available, and contains almost 4,000 entries covering all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts. It also defines many terms from the related fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. With over 200 new entries and full revision of the existing text, A Dictionary of Physics is... more...