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  • Ornamentby Antoine Picon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    Once condemned by Modernism and compared to a ‘crime’ by Adolf Loos, ornament has made a spectacular return in contemporary architecture. This is typified by the works of well-known architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Sauerbruch Hutton, Farshid Moussavi Architecture and OMA. There is no doubt that these new ornamental tendencies... more...

  • Kaiser Trajan als Bauherrby Heiner Knell

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 27.20

    Das Imperium Romanum war unter der Herrschaft Trajans (98 bis 117 n. Chr.) größer und mächtiger als je zuvor und je danach. Der Kaiser nutzte seinen durch militärische Erfolge abgesicherten Herrschaftsanspruch, um Bauwerke und Anlagen wie das Trajansforum in Rom und das Siegesmonument in Adamklissi errichten zu lassen. Er förderte zivile Einrichtungen... more...

  • Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restorationby Lesley Durbin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies,... more...

  • Palast und Stadt im severischen Romby Natascha Sojc; Aloys Winterling; Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 64.92

    Die Paläste auf dem römischen Palatin waren über Jahrhunderte hinweg Sinnbild für die alles überragende Macht der Kaiser und für die Vorherrschaft Roms in der antiken Welt. <BR>Zugleich bildeten sie den konkreten räumlichen Rahmen für die sozialen Interaktionsformen und politischen Organisationsstrukturen des kaiserlichen Hofes. Beide Aspekte... more...

  • Translucent Building Skinsby Scott Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Exploring the design of innovative building enclosure systems (or skins) in contemporary architecture and their precedents in earlier twentieth century modern architecture, this book examines the tectonics, the history and the influence of translucency as a defining characteristic in architecture. Highly illustrated throughout with drawings and full... more...

  • Facadismby Jonathan Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 275.00

    Presents a critical analysis of a concept central to modern city development, examining the effects of architectural philosophies, principles of urban conservation, heritage planning and the market forces of urban development. more...

  • Archispeakby Tom Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    This unique, illustrated guide helps architecture students to understand the nuances of this specialized language and aids them in communicating their own design ideas. more...

  • Dictionary of Architectural and Building Technologyby Henry Cowan; Peter Smith; Henry Cowan; Peter Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    This dictionary of over 6000 terms is a comprehensive summary of vocabulary used across the building industry, from architectural design to construction technology. Contains over two thousand new or updated entries. more...

  • Principles of Architectural Detailingby Stephen Emmitt; John Olie; Peter Schmid

    Wiley 2009; US$ 70.00

    * Why are buildings detailed the way they are? * Why do architects and engineers seem to come to the same kind of solutions to their detailing problems? * Are we satisfied with such a situation? With environmental concerns so high on designers' agendas, the answer to this third question has to be 'no'. Collectively architects, engineers and specifiers... more...

  • A Dictionary of French Building Termsby Richard Wiles

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 17.99

    Provides the terms one needs to know when buying, maintaining, renovating or building a home in France. This phrase book includes the technical words for tools and equipment and various aspects of painting, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and drainage. It also includes terminology for planning structural changes, and an appendix of emergency phrases. more...