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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...

  • 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...

  • Die Landtagsfraktionen in Sachsen-Anhalt von 1946 bis 1950by Prof. Dr. Everhard Holtmann; Christina Trittel

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 53.95

    Christina Trittel analysiert das Handeln der Fraktionen des Landtags in Sachsen-Anhalt 1946 bis 1950. Die Untersuchung erklärt den sich verändernden Charakter der Fraktionen von SED, LDP und CDU anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus dem Prozess der Gesetzgebung, anhand von Kritik- und Kontrollrechten und unter Berücksichtigung der häufigen Mandatsniederlegungen.... more...

  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 53.50

    Gert Wingårdh (*1951) is Sweden’s leading architect. His clever and imaginative spatial creations are remarkable in economic as well as ecological and sociological terms. The focus of his designs is always on the needs of the future users. This monograph analyzes the principal aspects of his work in seminal essays by renowned architecture critics... more...

  • Bothe Richter Teheraniby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 74.00

    Ohne Schwächen in Finish, Funktion oder Finanzierbarkeit treiben die mit dem Deutschen Kritikerpreis ausgezeichneten Hamburger Architekten Bothe, Richter und Teherani einen Keil in die Behäbigkeit des Berufsstandes. Seit dem Autohaus Car & Driver steht die Marke BRT über Deutschland hinaus für im Detail wie in der Dimension beeindruckende Bauwerke,... 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 still... 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...

  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Vor einigen Jahren wurden bei Bauarbeiten auf einem Dachboden in Quedlinburg drei Steuerregister aus dem 16. Jh. entdeckt, die zwischen den Deckenbalken eines Fachwerkbaus versteckt waren. Selbst für eine Stadt wie Quedlinburg, die mit ihren 1.200 Fachwerkhäusern eines der größten Flächendenkmale in Deutschland ist und auf der Liste des UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe... more...

  • Architektur. Landschaft / Architecture. Landscapeby Nathalie de Vries; Eva Guttmann; Haus der Architektur Graz

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 48.00

    This is the sixteenth time the Styrian Architecture Award is awarded. For the third time, the winner was selected by a curator, who is also responsible for the design of the corresponding publication, instead of a jury. Nathalie de Vries, of the MVRDV architecture office in The Netherlands was chosen to be the curator of this year’s award.... more...