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Architecture and the state

  • Surveying Historic Buildingsby David Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 85.00

    This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional photographs illustrating the decay mechanims and individual issues associated with damp, timber decay, masonry defects, roofing problems and many... more...

  • Wohnhäuserby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.89

    Die intelligente Weiterentwicklung von Bautypen ist eine wesentliche Aufgabenstellung im Wohnungsbau. Für die Wohnungsbautypologie haben die Autoren neue, systematische Darstellungen über innovative Typen entwickelt. In den einzelnen Kapiteln werden die Anwendungs- und Transformationsmöglichkeiten jeweils einer bestimmten Wohnbauform entfaltet:... more...

  • Newcastle’s Grainger Townby Fiona Cullen; David Lovie

    Historic England 2015; US$ 7.99

    Grainger Town is as much an idea as it is a place. It is an important phenomenon, both historically and in today's debate about conservation in our cities and towns. Richard Grainger, a native of Newcastle and a builder and speculator unparalleled in the region, in the middle decades of the 19th century co-ordinated a radical re-planning that turned... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Architecture, Politics, and Identity in Divided Berlinby Emily Pugh

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    On August 13, 1961, under the cover of darkness, East German authorities sealed the border between East and West Berlin using a hastily constructed barbed wire fence. Over the next twenty-eight years of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall grew to become an ever-present physical and psychological divider in this capital city and a powerful symbol of Cold... more...

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

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 36.22

    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...

  • Conservation Todayby David Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Michael Schumacherby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    From the age of just four years old when he became the youngest member of his local karting club, it was clear that Michael Schumacher would be a star. Progressing from Junior German Kart Champion through to becoming the greatest F1 driver the world has ever seen, Michael won legions of fans along the way. This fantastic book contains over one hundred... more...