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Architecture and the state

  • 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...

  • Adolf Loosby Joseph Masheck

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Widely regarded as one of the most significant prophets of modern architecture, Adolf Loos was a celebrity in his own day. His work was emblematic of the turn-of-the-century generation that was torn between the traditional culture of the nineteenth century and the innovative modernism of the twentieth. His essay ‘Ornament and Crime’ equated superfluous... more...

  • Analysing Buildings from Context to Detail in Timeby H. Zijlstra

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 79.00

    Uses technology to develop a more comprehensive research method to assess buildings. In this book the focus is on construction engineering, the study of the requirements associated with constructing buildings. 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...

  • 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 in Conservationby James Strike

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    One of the problems faced by heritage organizations and museums is adapting old buildings to their needs or building new ones to fit in with historic sites. How exactly do you create a visitor's centre at Stonehenge? The real difficulty lies where the budget is minimal, and the potential damage to the environment or setting enormous. Architecture... more...

  • Architecture of Franceby David Hanser

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 87.00

    Covering all regions of France—from Avignon's Palace of the Popes to Versailles' Petit Trianon—and all periods of French architecture—from the Roman theater at Orange to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris—this volume examines more than 60 of France's most important architectural landmarks. Writing in a clear and engaging style, David Hanser, professor of... 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...

  • Barthélémy-Griño architectesby Barthélémy-Griño architectes

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 70.00

    Philippe Barthélémy from France and Sylvia Griño from Uruguay have been projecting buildings in France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Brazil and the Far East for more than 20 years. Amongst their most prominent projects are a number of boutiques for the designer of luxury gifts and accessories, Louis Vuitton, in Germany, Taiwan, Thailand,... more...