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  • German Architecture for a Mass Audienceby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany's most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed,... more...

  • Managing Historic Sites and Buildingsby David Baker; Gill Chitty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Managing Historic Sites and Buildings looks at the choices and the tensions that exist in conservation and interpretation of the heritage. Preservation and presentation are central activities, arguably means and ends in the conservation of the historic environment. But are they self-reinforcing or do they work against each other? In a series of essays... more...

  • Smart and sustainable built environmentsby Jay Yang

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    Sustainable development is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon ? the remit of which encompasses a wide range of professions and societal interest groups. This collection of papers from the CIB Task Group 55 (smart and sustainable built environments) presents key findings to date on a wide range of current research and practice in this emerging field... more...

  • Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Citiesby Dennis Rodwell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 109.00

    Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural... more...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor & Francis 2002; US$ 68.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...

  • Politics and Preservationby John Delafons; J. Delafons

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 98.95

    This book traces the policy history of urban conservation and its relationship to the town planning process and both are set in their political context. Part One deals with the origins of conservation and its cultural background. Part Two deals with the post-war legislation and the increasing scope of conservation. Part Three deals with churches and... more...

  • Aalto und Wolfsburgby Susanne Müller

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2008; US$ 47.52

    Außerhalb Finnlands ist Wolfsburg heute weltweit die einzige Stadt, die drei bedeutende Werke des Architekten Alvar Aalto besitzt: das Alvar-Aalto-Kulturhaus (1958-62) und die evangelischen Gemeindezentren Heilig-Geist (1959-61) und Stephanus (1962-68). Erst kurz zuvor hatte er mit dem Apartmenthaus für die INTERBAU 1957 in Berlin sein erstes Gebäude... more...

  • Andreas Gaertner (1744-1826)by Kay Thoss

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 1998; Not Available

    In Abfolge der Lebensstationen in Sachsen, Polen, Paris, Koblenz, Würzburg und München umreißt der Autor die Vita von Andreas Gaertner, dem Hofbauintendanten des ersten bayerischen Königs Max I. Joseph. Basierend auf bisher unveröffentlichten Zeichnungsbeständen des Münchener Architekturmuseums und der Kunstbibliothek Berlin... 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...

  • Architektur der Jahrhundertwende in Pragby Ingrid Gloc

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 1994; US$ 67.85

    Im Jahre 1893 verabschiedete die Stadtgemeinde Prag das sogenannte ?Assanierungsgesetz?, das eine völlige Umgestaltung der Prager Altstadt und des ehemaligen Judenghettos der Stadt zur Folge hatte. Innerhalb von zwanzig Jahren entstand im Zentrum der Stadt, rund um den berühmten Altstädter Ring, ein neues Stadtgebiet mit einer... more...