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  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Architectureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book deals with the history of Persian architecture, its geometry and orientation, architectural and urban functions, and climatic adaptability in Persian vernacular architecture. Not just a reference work, the book also presents theory. The book is written so as to appeal to practicing engineers as well as students and researchers. more...

  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Structureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book describes the construction materials used in Persian heritage structures and the traditional construction technology employed. It also provides structural analysis of architectural heritage, arches, and domes. Serving as a reference work the book will appeal to practising engineers, students and researchers, in the way it presents theory. more...

  • Designing for the Third Ageby Lorraine Farrelly

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can... 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...

  • Architectural Design Proceduresby Arthur Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explains how architects obtain and administer work from the moment the contract is signed, to the handing over of the finished building to the client and is an indispensible guide to all architecture students. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It now includes significant additions to the section on design constraints,... 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...

  • Indian Islamic Architectureby John Burton-Page; George Michell

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

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

  • Byzanz - Konstantinopel - Istanbulby Aslan Rüstem; Stephan W. E. Blum; Frank Schweizer; Mehmet Güngör

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 27.20

    Istanbul - wohl kaum eine andere Stadt wird so häufig in Märchen, Gedichten und Erzählungen erwähnt wie die türkische Zwölf-Millionen-Metropole. Seit über zweieinhalbtausend Jahren ist sie für den Westen das "Tor zum Orient" und für den Osten die "Brücke zum Okzident": Als einzige Stadt weltweit erstreckt sie sich über zwei Kontinente. Immer wieder... more...

  • Mediale Inszenierungen des 'Mezzogiorno'by Theresa Vögle

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 70.89

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Thema des Mezzogiorno erscheint mit dem europäischen Modernediskurs: südlich orientale 'longue durée' versus nordeuropäische Ereignisgeschichte. Der Mezzogiorno wird zu einer Raummetapher der Rückständigkeit und der Stagnation. Der nachgerade 'kolonialistische' Blick italienischer Intellektueller und Abgeordneter auf den Süden... more...

  • Luke Him Sau, Architectby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00

    Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904–1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London in the late 1920s, Luke’s long, prolific and highly successful career in China and Hong Kong offers... more...