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  • 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...

  • Mapping the Global Architect of Alterityby Michael Jenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Due to globalization, cultural spaces are now developing with no tangible connection to geographical place. The territorial logic traditionally used to underpin architecture and envision our built environment is being radically altered, forcing the adoption of a new method of conceptualizing space/geography and what constitutes architectural practice.... more...

  • Gender Studies in Architectureby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...

  • Framing Placesby Kim Dovey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities. These... 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...

  • Doing Disability Differentlyby Jos Boys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability ? and ability ? as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working... more...

  • Architecture Against the Post-Politicalby Nadir Lahiji

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies... more...

  • Mediale Inszenierungen des 'Mezzogiorno'by Theresa Vögle

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 70.83

    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...

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

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 27.18

    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...

  • 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...