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  • 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...

  • Suspending Modernityby Kay Bea Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Kay Bea Jones’ illuminating study of selected works by Studio Albini will reintroduce his contributions to one of the most productive periods in Italian design. Suspending Modernity follows the evolution of Albini’s most important buildings and projects, even as they reveal his apprehensive attitudes about the modern condition. Albini clarified... more...

  • Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sitesby Kenneth Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    This is the first book to provide readers with the skills to assess development potential from a holistic standpoint. Until now, architectural books on conservation matters have focused on preservation at a strategic level and restoration at a technical level. This book offers the architect, developer or planner the rules and tools needed to gauge... more...

  • »Der allgemeinen Vereinigung gewidmet.«by Isabel Matthes

    De Gruyter 1995; US$ 133.00

    Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts wird das Theater in Deutschland vorrangige öffentliche Bauaufgabe und erhält in der urbanistischen Planung neuer Stadtviertel eine Schlüsselstellung. Untersucht werden die theater- und sozialgeschichtlichen Hintergründe dieser Entwicklung anhand der wichtigsten, 'zwischen Aufklärung und Vormärz' entworfenen und gebauten Theater.... more...

  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    Birkhäuser 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...