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Von unehrlichen Leuten: Kulturhistorische Studien und Geschichten aus vergangenen Tagen deutscher Gewerbe und DiensteDiplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.64
Hauptbeschreibung Mit "Von unehrlichen Leuten" hat sich Otto Beneke, studierter Rechtswissenschaftler und ehemaliger Leiter des Hamburger Senatsarchivs, ein Herzensprojekt erfüllt. Sorgsam hat er verschiedene Quellen zusammengetragen, die er in seiner fast anekdotenhaften Erzählweise miteinander verbindet. Er unternimmt weniger den Versuch, das Phänomen... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 24.00
In Baghdad, an enormous monument nearly twice the size of the Arc de Triomphe towers over the city. Two huge forearms emerge from the ground, clutching two swords that clash overhead. Those arms are enlarged casts of those of Saddam Hussein, showing every bump and follicle. The ?Victory Arch? celebrates a victory over Iran (in their 8-year long war)... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 130.00
Examining the urban and architectural developments in Rome during the Pontificate of Julius II (1503?13) this book focuses on the political, religious and artistic motives behind the changes. Each chapter focuses on a particular project, from the Palazzo dei Tribunali to the Stanza della Segnatura, and examines their topographical and symbolic contexts... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 29.95
There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an evanescent and multidimensional concept that too often escapes... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00
Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous... more...
- Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 39.99
- Springer Fachmedien 2010; US$ 69.99
- PM Press 2012; US$ 10.99
With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the “archistars.? He argues that architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the archistars mold cityscapes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 90.00
Waterfront Regeneration presents a framework to help understand the complexity of waterfront redevelopment as city-building. It uses this framework to examine how several cities around the North Sea have been experimenting with different approaches to waterfront regeneration over the last decade. The book explores how resources, regulations and... more...