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- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Piazza San Marco is a dynamic open space organically connected to the buildings which frame it. It shows how much is lost if the ensemble is divided into the individual structures of Doges' Palace, Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and so on, each 'marvellous' in their own right but functionally separate. Here a different story is told by relating... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
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...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00
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...
- Gabler Verlag 2009; US$ 54.99
Maßnahmen zur Energieeinsparung und zur CO2-Reduzierung sind sowohl angesichts der knappen Kassen öffentlicher Haushalte als auch zur Sicherung der künftigen Energieversorgung bedeutende globale Aufgabenstellungen. Antje Junghans entwickelt ein ganzheitliches Prozessmodell der?Facility Efficiency Evaluation (FEE)?, das eine einfache und schnelle energetische... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 69.99
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- 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...