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  • Venedig erobert die Weltby Roger Crowley

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 38.15

    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 hinein reichte ihre Macht.... 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...

  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Recently discovered 16 th -century tax records in Quedlinburg provide the basis for this social-topographical investigation. The work traces the history of residential and financial circumstances as well as topographical, epidemic, and political turning points, some of them dating back to 1310?1330. The presented sources and findings are... more...

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

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 48.00

    The Styrian Architecture Award has been awarded since 1980. This makes it an important indicator of buildings and their cultural importance in the state of Styria, which us known for its unique and richly varied architecture. 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... more...

  • Gedächtnis, Kultur und Politikby Ingeborg Siggelkow

    Frank & Timme 2013; US$ 28.39

    In jedem der acht Beiträge wird von den Kategorien Zeit, Raum, Symbol und Regel (Salzwedel) in erster Hinsicht die Kategorie Raum thematisiert. Die historische Kommentierung des Berliner Olympiastadions (Endlich) wird ergänzt durch grundsätzliche Fragen zum räumlichen Verhalten, u.a. von Fußballfans (Siggelkow). Der Kategorie Raum zuzuordnen sind Überlegungen... more...

  • The Le Corbusier Guideby Deborah Gans

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Le Corbusier Guide presents the architecture of Le Corbusier. The focus is on Paris given that it is his adopted city and the place where he came of age. Within its environs is a representative sample of his built work. It contains most of his purist houses, and an early foray away from the crisp surfaces of Purism. This itinerary follows the... more...

  • Forty Ways to Think About Architectureby Iain Borden; Murray Fraser; Barbara Penner

    Wiley 2015; US$ 40.00

    How do we think about architecture historically and theoretically? Forty Ways to Think about Architecture provides an introduction to some of the wide-ranging ways in which architectural history and theory are being approached today. The inspiration for this project is the work of Adrian Forty, Professor of Architectural History at the Bartlett... more...

  • Technical springsby DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2013; US$ 122.15

    Mit dem DIN Handbook 349 steht erstmals eine Normensammlung für Federn in englischer Übersetzung zur Verfügung. Zusammengestellt wurden hier die aktuellen Werkstoffnormen und Festlegungen für Halbzeuge, die bei der Herstellung von Druckfedern, Zugfedern, Tellerfedern, Blattfedern und anderen Federn Anwendung finden. Hersteller und Anwender verfügen... more...