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  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Vor einigen Jahren wurden bei Bauarbeiten auf einem Dachboden in Quedlinburg drei Steuerregister aus dem 16. Jh. entdeckt, die zwischen den Deckenbalken eines Fachwerkbaus versteckt waren. Selbst für eine Stadt wie Quedlinburg, die mit ihren 1.200 Fachwerkhäusern eines der größten Flächendenkmale in Deutschland ist und auf der Liste des UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe... more...

  • Relational Architectural Ecologiesby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘places’ or ‘shelters’ that construct architectural... more...

  • The Architecture of Changeby Jerilou Hammett; Maggie Wrigley

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    "The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...

  • The People's Sculptorby John Stansfeld

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 15.99

    Tracing the life and work the life of Scottish sculptor William Lamb (1893 - 1951) this is a story of indomitable will and irrepressible creativity. The son of an alcoholic father and a survivor of the 'lost generation' who came of age in 1914, it was with courage and determination that Lamb overcame the obstacles life put in his path. Traumatised... more...

  • Architectural Atmospheresby Gernot Böhme; Olafur Eliasson; Juhani Pallasmaa; Christian Borch

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    Architektur wird vermehrt als ein sinnlicher Erfahrungsraum verstanden. So ist das Erleben von Bauten und Raumkonstellationen immer auch ein Wahrnehmen von positiv oder negativ gewerteten Atmosphären. Architekten, Planer, Investoren und Politiker sind darauf angewiesen, solche Wirkungen nicht intuitiv oder zufällig, sondern nach intersubjektiven... more...

  • The Politics of Makingby Mark Swenarton; Igea Troiani; Helena Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective Taking a broad view of the word ‘politics’, the essays address a range of questions, including: What is the relationship between politics and the making... more...

  • The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practiceby American Institute of Architects

    Wiley 2013; US$ 250.00 US$ 225.00

    The definitive guide to architectural practice Business, legal, and technical trends in architecture are constantly changing. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has offered firms the latest guidance on those trends since 1920. The Fifteenth Edition of this indispensable guide features nearly two-thirds new content and covers... more...

  • Making Etched Metal Jewelryby Kristen Robinson; Ruth Rae

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    Copper, brass, and silver! Looking to take your jewelry skills and experience to the next level? With Making Etched Metal Jewelry you will become an alchemist, a magician, a historian, a storyteller.... The rewards of making etched metal jewelry are plenty. There really is no other way to create jewelry that holds such depth, texture, romance... more...

  • What is Architecture?by Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Architecture can influence the way we feel, and can help us along as we go about our lives, or sabotage our habitual ways of doing things. The essays collected here challenge, and help to define a view of architecture which ranges from the minimal domesticity of Diogenes' barrel, to the exuberant experiments of the contemporary avant-garde. There are... more...

  • The Territories of Identityby Soumyen Bandyopadhyay; Guillermo Garma Montiel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The expedited globalised process of exchange and new forms of cultural production have transformed old established notions of identity, calling into question their conceptual foundations. This book explores the spatial and representational dimension of this phenomenon, by addressing how the reshaping of the key themes of place, architecture and memory... more...