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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...

  • 1922 ? Ausblick auf eine Architekturby Fondation Le Corbusier

    Birkhäuser 2000; US$ 39.00

    In seinem ersten Buch fasst Le Corbusier jene anregenden Aufsätze über Architektur zusammen, die er 1920/22 für die Zeitschrift «Esprit Nouveau» schrieb. Vers une Architecture wurde eines der einflussreichsten und zugleich am wenigsten verstandenen Architekturbücher des 20. Jahrhunderts. 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...

  • 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...

  • Architectural Heritage Revisitedby Dr Ilan Vit-Suzan; Dr Ilan Vit-Suzan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that we need to recognize the historic monument as a tangible aspect of a holistic expression of culture that is rooted in specific spatio-temporal conditions. However, since the latter are constantly changing, it is vital to identify an implicit contradiction with the goals of conservation. By examining three major heritage monuments... more...

  • Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstrationby Dr Roger Samuel Ridgway; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Marco Frascari believed that architects should design thoughtful buildings capable of inspiring their inhabitants to have pleasurable and happy lives. A visionary Italian architect, academic and theorist, Frascari is best-known for his extraordinary texts, which explore the intellectual, theoretical and practical substance of the architectural discipline.... 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...

  • 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 Historical Imaginationby Professor Martin Bressani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The importance of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) within modern architecture cannot be overstated. Key theoretician of modernism, renowned restoration architect, medieval archaeologist and champion of Gothic revivalism, he also published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture. Martin Bressani expertly... more...