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  • »Der allgemeinen Vereinigung gewidmet.«by Isabel Matthes

    De Gruyter 1995; US$ 133.00

    Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts wird das Theater in Deutschland vorrangige öffentliche Bauaufgabe und erhält in der urbanistischen Planung neuer Stadtviertel eine Schlüsselstellung. Untersucht werden die theater- und sozialgeschichtlichen Hintergründe dieser Entwicklung anhand der wichtigsten, 'zwischen Aufklärung und Vormärz' entworfenen und gebauten Theater.... more...

  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 53.50

    Gert Wingårdh (*1951) ist Schwedens führender Architekt. Seine klugen, erfindungsreichen räumlichen Gestaltungen sind ebenso in ökonomischer wie ökologischer und soziologischer Hinsicht bemerkenswert. Diese Monografie analysiert in grundlegenden Essays renommierter Architekturkritiker die Hauptaspekte seines Wirkens. more...

  • Bothe Richter Teheraniby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 74.00

    Seit dem Autohaus Car & Driver steht BRT über Deutschland hinaus für im Detail wie in der Dimension beeindruckende Bauwerke, die das Publikum emotional gefangen nehmen oder visionär provozieren. Dieser Band zeigt labyrinthische und systematische Raumerfindungen im Bürobau, urbane Schauplätze und Identitätspunkte des öffentlichen Lebens. 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...

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

    Ambra 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 neoclassical... more...

  • Italyby Diane Ghirardo

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Packed in its dense, historic city centers, Italy holds some of the most prized architecture and art in the world, with which planners and politicians have had to negotiate as they struggle to cope with massive migration from the countryside to the city. Early modern architecture coincided with a sustained drive to transform a country that was... more...

  • Quedlinburg im 14. und 16. Jahrhundertby Thomas Wozniak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    jüngst in Quedlinburg gefundene Steuerregister aus dem 16. Jh. ermöglichen eine sozialtopographische Untersuchung. Anhand der Quellen lassen sich die historischen Wohn- und Vermögensverhältnisse sowie topographische, epidemische und politische Zäsuren kartieren, teilweise bis ins Jahr 1310/30. Die Ergebnisse und die Edition der Quellen sind für Historiker... more...