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  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Recently discovered 16 th -century tax records in Quedlinburg provide the basis for this social-topographical investigation. The work traces the history of residential and financial circumstances as well as topographical, epidemic, and political turning points, some of them dating back to 1310?1330. The presented sources and findings are... 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$ 13.52

    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

    There is a growing awareness of the atmospheric dimensions of architecture in contemporary architectural practice as well as in social and architectural theory. Architectural Atmospheres provides a pointed, programmatic discussion of this atmospheric turn. The book is essential reading for architects, planners, and social theorists who... 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... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 250.00

    Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature... more...

  • Making Etched Metal Jewelryby Kristen Robinson; Ruth Rae

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • Stadtby Harald A. Mieg; Christoph Heyl

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2013; US$ 61.98

    Das Phänomen ?Stadt? in der Gesamtschau. Von Architektur über Geschichte, Geografie, Politik- und Rechtswissenschaften bis Stadtsoziologie und -ethnologie: In diesem Handbuch kommen sämtliche Disziplinen zur Sprache, die sich mit dem Thema Stadtforschung befassen. Ein Überblickskapitel verdeutlicht multidisziplinäre Parallelen und Differenzen. Im zweiten... more...