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  • The Architecture of Richter & Dahl Rochaby Jorge Francisco Liernur

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 62.00

    Das international renommierte Schweizer Büro gilt spätestens seit dem Zentrum Espacité an der Place Le Corbusier in La Chaux-de-Fonds und seit der Erneuerung von Jean Tschumis Hauptquartier für Nestlé am Genfer See als profilierte Vertreter einer eleganten Moderne. Von den zahlreichen Bauten der letzten 15 Jahre werden in dieser einzigen aktuellen... 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...

  • 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$ 23.13

    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$ 19.95

    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

    A thorough examination of the work and philosophical foundations of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and De Stijl, considering how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. 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...

  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Vor kurzem wurden bei Bauarbeiten in Quedlinburg drei Steuerregister aus dem 16. Jh. entdeckt. Für die UNESCO-Welterbestadt mit ihren 1.200 Fachwerkhäusern ermöglicht der Fund zusammen mit anderen Quellen insbesondere dem Quedlinburger Stadtbuch eine sozialtopographische Untersuchung. Wie verteilte sich das Vermögen? Wo wohnten die ärmeren und wo die... more...