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  • 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$ 26.49

    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...

  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    jüngst in Quedlinburg gefundene Steuerregister aus dem 16. Jh. ermöglichen eine sozialtopographische Untersuchung. Anhand der Quellen lassen sich die historischen Wohn- und Vermögensverhältnisse sowie topographische, epidemische und politische Zäsuren kartieren, teilweise bis ins Jahr 1310/30. Die Ergebnisse und die Edition der Quellen sind für Historiker... 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 Christian Borch; Gernot Böhme; Juhani Pallasmaa; Olafur Eliasson

    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 take an interest... 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. more...