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  • Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 1450–1730by Barry L. Stiefel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Before the mid-fifteenth century, the Christian and Islamic governments of Europe had restricted the architecture and design of synagogues and often prevented Jews from becoming architects. Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced. more...

  • Decorative Artby Albert Jaquemart

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defi ned by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms decorative art continues to evolve, originating with pieces as simple as a chair, noted for its utility, to purely ornamental objects, celebrated for their... more...

  • Ceramic Material Systemsby Martin Bechthold; Anthony Kane; Nathan King

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 98.00

    Far beyond its long-standing decorative and protective use, architectural ceramics has matured into a material system of great potential. Triggered by material research, design computation and digital fabrication methods, the innovations in ceramic technology are enabling expanded applications for ceramics as a multi-functional, performative... more...

  • Windowsby Michael Tutton; Elizabeth Hirst; Hentie Louw; Jill Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    This is the first and only reference volume covering the subject of windows in depth - no other book offers this wealth of practical detail. It is highly accessible, written for both the professional and interested layperson Written by a team of 15 experts - surveyors, structural engineers, craftsmen and conservators describing their own approaches... more...

  • Plastering Plain and Decorative: 4th Revised Editionby William Millar; George Bankart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    William Millar's classic book "Plastering Plain and Decorative" is universally referred to as the 'Plasterer's Bible'. It was first published in 1897 and was clearly a great success, with a second edition following a couple of years later in 1899 and a third edition in 1905 (a reprint of the first edition is available from Donhead). In 1927 the publishers,... more...

  • The Handbook of Interior Designby Jo Ann Asher Thompson; Nancy Blossom

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 175.50

    The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinking that inform the discipline of interior design. It challenges readers to consider the connections within theory, research, and practice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interior design. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond a descriptive approach to the... more...

  • Fassadenby Ulrich Knaack; Tillmann Klein; Marcel Bilow; Thomas Auer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 49.00

    Façades determine the appearance of a building. Hence, they constitute a major element in architecture. At the same time, the building’s envelope has important functions to fulfil, such as lighting, weatherproofing, thermal insulation, load transfer and sound insulation. Over the past 15 years, façades have become increasingly complex... more...

  • Ornamentby Antoine Picon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • Fundamental Concepts of Architectureby Alban Janson; Florian Tigges

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00

    Wörterbuch der architektonischen Erfahrung – Wie wir Räume erleben Architektur wird erlebt – mit Intellekt und mit allen Sinnen, in der Bewegung und im Gebrauch. Doch um darüber tatsächlich zutreffend zu reden und zu urteilen, ist eine Klärung der Begriffe nötig, wenn die Schwammigkeit vermieden werden soll, die auf diesem Gebiet oft... more...