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  • 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...

  • Managing World Heritage Sitesby Anna Leask; Alan Fyall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 67.95

    World Heritage Sites are some of the most recognised locations around the world. They include natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier and cultural ones such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Historic Centre of Riga in Latvia. The responsibility to manage them successfully and ensure that the... 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...

  • Venedig erobert die Weltby Roger Crowley

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 41.47

    Venedigs Macht und Mythos Jahrhundertelang war sie die reichste Stadt der Welt. Die Kreuzzüge hatten der kleinen Lagune die Möglichkeit eröffnet, als Akteur auf die Weltbühne zu treten. Die Venezianer nutzten diese Chance skrupellos und profitierten dabei reichlich. Von Flandern bis in die Levante segelten ihre Galeeren und tief nach Afrika und Asien... more...

  • »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... more...

  • Conservation of Historic Buildingsby Bernard Feilden

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 109.95

    Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume on the subject to be published. This third edition... more...

  • Monumentality and the Roman Empireby Edmund Thomas

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 314.99

    The quality of 'monumentality' commonly attributed to the buildings of the Roman Empire has helped to make them enduring models for builders of later periods. This extensively illustrated book is the first full-length study of the concept of monumentality in Classical Antiquity, and its significance for the Romans themselves. - ;The quality... more...

  • Architecture, Ethics and Globalizationby Graham Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 66.95

    Bridging the gap between architectural theory and professional practice studies, this book offers critical inquiry into the shifting ground of ethical thought in the changing climate of the global economy. Looking at issues of contemporary significance to architectural critics, practitioners, educators, and students, the book also examines the role... 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 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...