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  • Figurierte Gewölbe zwischen Saale und Neisseby Stefan Bürger

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2007; US$ 316.75

    Ein wesentliches architektonisches Element spätgotischer Bauwerke ist das Gewölbe. Im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert wurde vor allem Gewölben mit musterbildenden Rippen- bzw. Gratverläufen besondere Achtung entgegengebracht. Um ihre verschiedenen Figurationen in Beziehung zueinander zu setzen, Genesen, Standards und Modifikationen zu erkennen, wird mit der... more...

  • Cultural Heritage Management in Chinaby Hilary Du Cros; Yok-shiu F. Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Cultural Heritage Management in China presents a thematic examination of the development of cultural heritage management (CHM) in an Asian context. It challenges assumptions of the primacy of community-sponsored action and heritage authority based on Western-derived ideals and practices that fit with democratic models for civil action. The multidisciplinary... 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...

  • The Protection of Historic Propertiesby C. Sanz

    WIT Press 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book is an introduction to the protection of historic properties by public agencies in three very different legal systems - the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain - as well as analysing international efforts to protect historic heritage. It is not intended as a comprehensive study of any of the legal systems, but rather as a tool to give... 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...

  • Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildingsby John J. Cullinane

    Wiley 2012; US$ 80.00

    A practical guide to the maintenance and repair of old and historic buildings Carrying out work in accordance with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's standards and guidelines can be a challenge for professionals charged with the preservation, restoration, and care of historic properties. This book-with-CD package facilitates the process with... more...