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  • Courts of Pre-Colonial South Indiaby Jennifer Howes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous descriptions of space found in court poetry, vastu shastra and... more...

  • Architecture et efficacité énergétique: Principes de conception et de construction (French Edition)by Roberto Gonzalo; Karl J Habermann; Yves Minssart

    Springer 2008; US$ 115.00

    Comment construire un bâtiment énergétiquement performant? Quels sont les critères déterminants pour la planification urbaine et la conception des plans ? Quelles proportions le bâtiment doit-il respecter pour être conforme à la gestion de l?énergie et au type d?utilisation ? Quels sont les éléments et systèmes de construction adaptés aux objectifs?... more...

  • Indian Islamic Architectureby John Burton-Page; George Michell

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Offers an overview on Indian Islamic architecture. more...

  • Marble Past, Monumental Presentby Michael Greenhalgh

    BRILL 2008; US$ 230.00

    A broad survey of the various structural and decorative uses of marble and antiquities throughout the Mediterranean during the Millennium following the Emperor Constantine. It argues that marble-rich sites and cities around this lake were linked at various times and in varying degrees by trade, pilgrimage, war and diplomacy. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Architectureby Allison Lee Palmer

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 99.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge,... more...

  • Architectuur en geschiedenisby Lex Bosman

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 12.25

    De (re-)constructies van het verleden in historische disciplines zoals de kunst- en architectuurgeschiedenis veranderen regelmatig. Dit gebeurt onder invloed van uiteenlopende factoren binnen en buiten de eigen discipline. In het verleden werden echter ook constructies van een verder weg gelegen geschiedenis gemaakt om de positie van een opdrachtgever... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Buildingby Philip Wilkinson

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 15.99

    This guide offers everything you?ve ever wanted toknow about buildings?from how they are built and customized to the different materials that are used to keep them standing. With stunning full-color photographs as aids, see incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of, and how a hammer-beam... more...

  • Building A Revolutionby Charlie Q.L. Xue

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 40.00

    Building a Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980 presents a picture of Chinese architecture in transition, as the entire economy shifted from being planned and state-controlled to being market-led. The book also examines the "national form" and Chinese identity, the impact of international architecture, housing reform, and the emergence of architects... more...

  • The Autopoiesis of Architectureby Patrik Schumacher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 50.00

    Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture , which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society. Author Patrik Schumacher offers innovative treatment that enriches architectural theory... more...

  • Axiomatic Designby René Fiege

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 59.99

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