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Architecture and the state

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  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... more...

  • Urban Renaissanceby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 71.00

    Berlin has benefited significantly from German reunification. However, some persistent problems have accompanied the gains since the fall of the Berlin Wall. These problems include high unemployment, loss of population, and a declining industrial base. more...

  • Cities for Citizensby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 89.00

    In OECD countries, metropolitan areas often enjoy above-average rates of growth; they compete for foreign direct investment, have a leading position in the knowledge-based economy, and attract a disproportionately large share of immigrants. Yet they also are burdened with many problems including congestion, and the renewal of infrastructure, the spread... more...

  • Bothe Richter Teheraniby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 74.00

    Seit dem Autohaus Car & Driver steht BRT über Deutschland hinaus für im Detail wie in der Dimension beeindruckende Bauwerke, die das Publikum emotional gefangen nehmen oder visionär provozieren. Dieser Band zeigt labyrinthische und systematische Raumerfindungen im Bürobau, urbane Schauplätze und Identitätspunkte des öffentlichen Lebens. 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...

  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 53.50

    Gert Wingårdh (*1951) ist Schwedens führender Architekt. Seine klugen, erfindungsreichen räumlichen Gestaltungen sind ebenso in ökonomischer wie ökologischer und soziologischer Hinsicht bemerkenswert. Diese Monografie analysiert in grundlegenden Essays renommierter Architekturkritiker die Hauptaspekte seines Wirkens. 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...

  • 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...

  • Greeceby Alexander Tzonis; Alcestis P. Rodi

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    The remains of antiquity define Greek architecture in the popular imagination, but Greek edifices encompass far more than these ancient structures. Offered here is a comprehensive survey of modern Greek architecture of the past hundred-plus years. The book explores the buildings and architects of modern Greece, ranging from nineteenth-century neoclassical... more...