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  • Italyby Diane Ghirardo

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Packed in its dense, historic city centers, Italy holds some of the most prized architecture and art in the world, with which planners and politicians have had to negotiate as they struggle to cope with massive migration from the countryside to the city. Early modern architecture coincided with a sustained drive to transform a country that was... more...

  • Turkeyby Sibel Bozdogan; Esra Akcan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Turkey: Modern Architectures in History offers a journey through the iconic buildings of Turkey that begins with the end of World War I, when the new Turkish Republic was born out of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, includes its democratization in the midst of the Cold War’s competing ideologies, and concludes with the present... more...

  • Venedig erobert die Weltby Roger Crowley

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 37.33

    Venedigs Macht und Mythos Jahrhundertelang war sie die reichste Stadt der Welt. Die Kreuzzüge hatten der kleinen Lagune die Möglichkeit eröffnet, als Akteur auf die Weltbühne zu treten. Die Venezianer nutzten diese Chance skrupellos und profitierten dabei reichlich. Von Flandern bis in die Levante segelten ihre Galeeren und tief nach Afrika und Asien... more...

  • The Value of an Archaeological Open-Air Museum is in its Useby Roeland Paardekooper

    Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 31.50

    There are about 300 archaeological open-air museums in Europe. Their history goes from Romanticism up to modern-day tourism. With the majority dating to the past 30 years, they do more than simply present (re)constructed outdoor sceneries based on archaeology. They have an important role as education facilities and many showcase archaeology in a variety... more...

  • What is Architectural Historyby Andrew Leach

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be... more...

  • Towards Universalityby Richard Padovan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book examines the philosophical foundations of their work,... more...

  • Tales of Two Citiesby Jonathan Conlin

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 30.00

    Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and influence of both cities was such that the story... more...

  • Architektenhaftungby Peter Sohn

    Verlag Versicherungswirtschaft 2013; US$ 24.27

    Die Haftung des Architekten für Mängel seines Gewerkes ist vielfältig und kann sich aus unterschiedlichen Gesichtspunkten ergeben. Dr. Peter Sohn, Fachanwalt für Bau- und Architektenrecht und Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht, zeigt die Grundstrukturen sowie die wichtigsten Fallgestaltungen in Haftpflicht und Deckung auf. Die Ausführungen behandeln... 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...