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Architecture and the state

  • Wohnhäuserby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.00

    The intelligent development of new building types is an important task in residential construction. In their typology of residential buildings, the authors have created new systematic presentations of innovative types. Each chapter develops the potential applications and transformations of a particular type of residential dwelling, including... more...

  • Suspending Modernity: The Architecture of Franco Albiniby Professor Kay Bea Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Architecture and the Historical Imaginationby Professor Martin Bressani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The importance of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) within modern architecture cannot be overstated. Key theoretician of modernism, renowned restoration architect, medieval archaeologist and champion of Gothic revivalism, he also published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture. Martin Bressani expertly... 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...

  • Die kurfürstlichen Marmorkamine des 18. Jahrhunderts im Schloss Augustusburg in Brühlby Ilona Glade

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.02

    24 stattliche Marmorkamine zieren die fünf Appartements des Schlosses Augustusburg in Brühl. In einer reich bebilderten und detailreichen Studie stellt Ilona Glade diese Kamine vor und betrachtet sie aus kunsthistorischer und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Die im 18. Jahrhundert entstandenen Marmorverkleidungen der Kamine wurden nach Bedürfnissen... more...

  • Architectural Heritage Revisitedby Dr Ilan Vit-Suzan; Dr Ilan Vit-Suzan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that we need to recognize the historic monument as a tangible aspect of a holistic expression of culture that is rooted in specific spatio-temporal conditions. However, since the latter are constantly changing, it is vital to identify an implicit contradiction with the goals of conservation. By examining three major heritage monuments... 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...

  • Individualisierung als Standardby Julia Gill

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.26

    Der industrialisierte, anonyme Eigenheimbau verheißt den Käufern durch immer flexiblere Produktionsweisen eine nie da gewesene Individualität - in so unbeachteter wie überwältigender Konkurrenz zum genuin individuell geführten Dialog zwischen Bauherr und Architekt. Doch die unter Vermarktungsdiktat stehende Lebenswelt der suburbanen Wohngebiete zeigt... 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...